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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

markass530 Re:There is no such thing as a "safe" fission reac (216 comments)

What's the worst case for LFTR? No one seems willing to even talk about it. .

Well if you stick your fingers in your ears and yell "NA NA NA I CANT HEAR YOU" of course it's going to sound like no one is talking about it. In reality it's been discussed and disected quite a bit

3 days ago
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Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK and Nexus Preview Images

markass530 Re:Android (77 comments)

can you not read? The 2012 nexus is getting Lolipop

3 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

markass530 Re:Things once thought impossible... (343 comments)

guess this needs to be said again

"Apparently, you don't fully understand the difference between physics and engineering. Technological barriers can often be overcome with advances in materials and design. Declaring them to be insurmountable has been shown to be foolish, many times. Barriers imposed by the properties of matter, on the other hand, are much more durable. Declaring them to be insurmountable is rarely a mistake"

3 days ago
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Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution

markass530 Re:Your OWN air quality (70 comments)

You're supposed to spray the deodorant on to your body, you're not supposed to inhale it

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

markass530 Re:Chimps have rights, babies don't (385 comments)

if very few of those are anti-contraception then why is abstinence-only education so prevalent?

about two weeks ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

markass530 Re:Whales and Daulphins - blowholes (152 comments)

yea you pretty much sounded exactly like 3rd grader giving a presentation to the class about whales and dolphins

about two weeks ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

markass530 Re:Go Ross, Go! (208 comments)

meh, the people he put a hit out on were extortionist assholefaces

about two weeks ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

markass530 Re:They'll have rights (385 comments)

You just pulled the rights from a a metric fuck ton of mentally & physically handicapped people

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

markass530 Re:John Cabot? (276 comments)

yea but he was commissioned by England

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

markass530 Re:Native Americans anyone? (276 comments)

because they didn't discover it, they already existed in it. The biggest part of discovering new lands was sharing the new knowledge gained from it / about it with the rest of the world, obviously native americans couldn't do that.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

markass530 Re: Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Only 110 cases a year of child abuse where the assailant is a stranger?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

markass530 Re:I call BS on this one.... (575 comments)

You don't actually need an ID for about half of the things you claim to need ID for

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

markass530 Re:I call BS on this one.... (575 comments)

In reality the only wide scale voter fraud that ever occurs happens via absentee ballots , I'll give you one guess why the GOP hasn't tried to go after that

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

markass530 Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

citation? 110 sounds way too low

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

markass530 Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

ever heard of apartments?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

markass530 Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

I Hate to defend the FBI on this but prior to the first bulletin you might have noticed this

""Domestic terrorism" means activities with the following three characteristics:"

So you're jumping the gun just a bit with base jumping

about two weeks ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

markass530 Re:Rose Glasses (320 comments)

Perhaps if you removed the sand from your vajajay and then watched all those shows you might enjoy them a bit more

about two weeks ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

markass530 Re:climate change (162 comments)

Yea he was pretty big on it for a while, throwing concerts around it and everything, then one day randomly he started acting like all that never happened. If you google it you can find a little info about his aids denying past

about two weeks ago
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Is an Octopus Too Smart For Us To Eat?

markass530 Re:Vegetarian (481 comments)

As a meatatarian I find it delish

about two weeks ago

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HOW MOZILLA LOST ITS C.E.O.HOW MOZILLA LOST ITS C.E.O.

markass530 markass530 writes  |  about 6 months ago

markass530 (870112) writes ""At this point, a tech company having a C.E.O. who opposes gay marriage is not all that different from a company in 1973 having a C.E.O. who donated money to fight interracial marriage: even if there were plenty of Americans who felt the same way at the time, the C.E.O. would still have been on the wrong side of history. And since the role of a C.E.O. as a public face of an organization is more important than ever these days, Eich’s personal views were inevitably going to shape his ability to run the company.""
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Anonymous withdraws support for Wikileaks, promises dossier of unethical activit

markass530 markass530 writes  |  about 2 years ago

markass530 writes "The press release was made available on AnonPaste last night, and notes that Anonymous as a collective entity “have been worried about the direction Wikileaks is going for sometime now,” adding that the last year has seen the focus shift “from actual leaks and the fight for freedom of information” towards what is described as “more and more on Julian Assange and a rabid scrounging for money.” However, it took Wikileaks’ latest drive for donations to push Anonymous into officially severing any relationship with the site."
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Chinese Hospital Offers Handsfree Sperm Extraction Device

markass530 markass530 writes  |  about 2 years ago

markass530 writes "The Zhengzhou Central Hospital in Nanjing, China, announced a new and rather unique therapeutic device that is designed to treat infertility in patients.

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The hands-free "sperm extractor" is a stand up device with a height-adjustable "massage pipe" that moves inward and outward from the main body of the sperm extractor. According to the manufacturer, the speed, amplitude and frequency can be adjusted by the user, which aims to provide a "warm" and "comfortable" feeling for users who find difficult to retrieve their sperm the traditional, manual way. There is even a screen to play movie content to help with the extraction process."

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Let's settle patent dispute in Quake match

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 writes "Two weeks ago, Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson and his studio Mojang received a 15-page letter from Bethesda's lawyers stating that the name of his upcoming game "Scrolls" infringes upon Bethesda's own "The Elder Scrolls" trademark, and could possibly stir up some confusion when the fifth Elder Scrolls installment launches in November.

"Remember that scene in Game of Thrones where Tyrion chose a trial by battle in the Eyrie?" Persson writes. "Well, let’s do that instead! I challenge Bethesda to a game of Quake 3 [Arena]. Three of our best warriors against three of your best warriors. We select one level, you select the other, we randomize the order. 20 minute matches, highest total frag count per team across both levels wins.""

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Chinese workers write a letter to Apple

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

<035ssakram>" rel="nofollow">markass530 writes "Several workers from Wintek, which make touch screens for Apple devices, has written a letter to Steve Jobs regarding the hardships they had to endure, particularly with regards to the use of hexyl hydride, also called n-hexane, from May 2008 to August 2009

Part of the letter read: "This is a killer, a killer that strikes invisibly. From when hexyl hydride was used, monthly profits at Apple and Wintek have gone up by tens of millions every month, the accumulated outcome of workers' lives and health."."

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Momentus XT hybrid drive causing headaches

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 writes "Owners of Seagate's Momentus XT are facing serious issues with their drives — despite glowing initial reviews, a number of long-term users claim that the drives chirp, crash, stutter, and freeze with alarming regularity, particularly when installed in a Mac. Seagate forumgoers speculate these are symptoms of the XT's magnetic platters spinning down inappropriately, due to an overzealous power management scheme. Seagate is working to fix the issues, so thats the good news."
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UFC President tells pirates to prepare for jail

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 (870112) writes "While this past weekend's "UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort" event will always be remembered for the front kick heard 'round the world, UFC president Dana White said the card might also be known as the launching point for the future of the company.

In conjunction with the New York-based NeuLion, Inc., the UFC offered an enhanced pay-per-view broadcast at UFC.tv, and White believes the format is the wave of the future.

“The very forceful actions taken by Mr. (Preet) Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Mr. (John T.) Morton, the Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, against these parasitic websites is very welcome news," White stated. "The criminal theft of pay-per-view events has resulted in the loss of millions of dollars of revenue to not only the UFC and its fighters, but has also deprived federal, state and local government of their rightful entitlement to significant tax revenue.

We're fighting it hard," White said. "Listen, I said it when we made this announcement, and I'll say it again, people are going to jail.""

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Microsoft to work with windows phone 7Jailbreakers

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 (870112) writes "Microsoft had a sit down with the first people to jailbreak their windows phone 7. Seems like good progress was made. This seems like a good approach to me. It would be great if Sony, Apple, Microsoft, and several Android phone makers would implement a simple development switch in their phones — these would obviously void the warranty, but it would give hackers the opportunity to actually own their devices without fear of having to jailbreak all over again whenever an update arrives."
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Sony Lawyers Expand Dragnet, Targeting Anybody Pos

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 (870112) writes "Sony is threatening to sue anybody posting or “distributing” the first full-fledged jailbreak code for the 4-year-old PlayStation 3 gaming console.

What’s more, the company is demanding that a federal judge order Google to surrender the IP addresses and other identifying information (.pdf) of those who have viewed or commented about the jailbreak video on a private YouTube page. The game maker is also demanding that Twitter provide the identities of a host of hackers who first unveiled a limited version of the hack in December."

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Microsoft outs Yahoo as bandwidth hog

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 (870112) writes "Microsoft and Yahoo have finally acknowledged that Yahoo is, as has long been suspected, culpable for Windows Phone 7's excessive data usage. Microsoft admitted to a problem a couple of weeks ago, faulting an a third-party service but infuriatingly refusing to specify which third party.

This silence was unfortunate, as it left users with no good way to avoid the problem: given the potential to run up substantial bills, this was indefensibly irresponsible of Microsoft. Now that Yahoo! Mail has been confirmed as the problematic provider, users can mitigate the issue by setting any Yahoo accounts to check for mail only manually."

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Duke Nukem Forever release date set... May 3rd

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 writes "On May 3, you may actually be able to see your breathe in Hell when it begins to freeze over. The unbelievable has happened, and after years of jokes, years of failed attempts, years as the poster boy for video game franchises that seemed doomed to remain in limbo, Take-Two Interactive has announced that Duke Nukem Forever will hit stores on May 3. If you need a moment to process that, go ahead, it’s understandable."
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OS X The most dangerous OS and other danger

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 writes "Trend Micro released a rather interesting report about Apple’s Mac OS X, and it’s not going to make Mac users happy. The report is calling OS X the most dangerous OS to run, siting Apple’s slow cycle of patches and updates, as well as their obsession with secrecy.

Apple has enjoyed a reputation as being virus free, something they played up with great glee during the “I’m a Mac” ad campaign. The problem is now that Apple is gaining more market share, they’ll become a more attractive target for malware and viruses. Trend Micro used last November’s 644mb patch as example, citing the size of the update and the fact that it took five months to be released."

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RIAA, MPAA recruit MasterCard to help them police

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

markass530 writes "Two weeks ago, MasterCard felt the wrath of Anonymous Operation Payback-style DDoS attacks after refusing to process payments that were intended to fund WikiLeaks, the website which began leaking confidential US diplomatic cables last month. Now, the company is preparing to head down another controversial path by pledging to deny transactions which support websites that host pirated movies, music, games, or other copyrighted content."
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Asus netbook will have a takeaway phone

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

markass530 writes "TAIWANESE MANUFACTURER Asus is planning a netbook with a slot-in mobile phone that will double as a 3G communications module, according to a UK distributor.

The arrangement offers an easy way to use the same SIM card and data account for both a phone and a portable computer.

The phone module, from an Israeli company called Modu, is already on sale, together with an array of feature-phone shells and other devices that it's designed to slot into."

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Arm based servers coming in 2011

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

markass530 writes "Arm Holdings chief executive officer Warren East told EE Times Wednesday that servers based on ARM multicore processors should arrive within the next twelve months. The news confirms previous speculation stemming from Google's acquisition of Agnilux and a recent job advertisement posted by Microsoft. East said that the current architecture, designed for client-side computing, can also be used in server applications."
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The School webcam spying gets weirder

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

markass530 writes "It seems that the Lower Merion schools aren't the only one with the spying capabilities that were apparently used in the current class action lawsuit. A reader of Boing Boing pointed out that PBS aired a documentary a few weeks ago called "Digital Nation." In it, vice-principle of Intermediate School 339, Bronx, NY, Dan Ackerman showed how he's able to remotely monitor students through webcam.

Ackerman demonstrates the webcam spying ability: "They don't even realize we are watching," "I always like to mess with them and take a picture," and "9 times out of 10, THEY DUCK OUT OF THE WAY."

Oddly there are no questions regarding student privacy, which is likely how the recent class action lawsuit came about.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/learning/schools/how-google-saved-a-school.html?play

Skip to around 4:36 to see the remote webcam monitoring."

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iPhone Owners Smashing Device to Get Upgrade

markass530 markass530 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

markass530 writes "An iPhone insurance carrier says that four in six claims are suspicious, and is worse when a new model appears on the market.

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Supercover Insurance is alleging that many iPhone owners are deliberately smashing their devices and filing false claims in order to upgrade to the latest model. The gadget insurance company told Sky News Sunday that it saw a 50-percent rise in claims during the month Apple launched the latest version, the iPhone 3GS."

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