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Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

mewrei Re:Okay, so this has what to do with fracking then (154 comments)

Shearing load results in the slab foundation separating from the slab in a non-uniform matter (which is a very, very bad thing) while the dimensions of both the slab and house remaining constant. You can also get cracks inside the house that are the result of one portion of the house moving in a different direction, than the rest (i.e. more shear load).

about a month ago
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Oklahoma's Earthquakes Linked To Fracking

mewrei Re:Okay, so this has what to do with fracking then (154 comments)

A majority of them are too small to be felt, but we have had 5.9's and 4.0's before. Even a 3.5 can easily be felt if the epicenter is close enough (of which, my house is only about 3-4 miles away from the epicenter of quite a few of them). The big deal is that it's starting to damage buildings. My house is developing a few cracks here and there, and some people are even getting serious enough as to having some foundational issues. When did it all start? When they started fracking. When did it stop? When they paused fracking for a while. When did it start up again? When they started fracking again. I know correlation does not equal causation but damn if that doesn't provide at least some necessitation to investigate.

about a month ago
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Hacked iRobot Uses XBox Kinect To See World

mewrei Re:Google (124 comments)

Wasn't this a Youtube viral vid at one point?

more than 3 years ago
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Fight Begins To Secure Turing Papers For Bletchley Park Museum

mewrei Re:Love to play Devil's Advocate... (66 comments)

Should we get together a bunch of slashdotters to contribute to a community fund to purchase the documents and release them? I'd definitely fork out some cash for this.

more than 3 years ago
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1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?

mewrei Re:OK, I'll bite. (685 comments)

Ok, I'm going to be a buzz kill and respond with a non-sarcastic idea, but maybe it was a device that communicates via quantum entanglement. Technically those could communicate without regard to time as well, and entanglement communications is dirt simple compared to the massive effort of time travel.

more than 3 years ago
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1928 Time Traveler Caught On Film?

mewrei Re:OK, I'll bite. (685 comments)

Ok, I'm going to be a buzz kill and respond with a non-sarcastic idea, but maybe it was a device that communicates via quantum entanglement. Technically those could communicate without regard to time as well, and entanglement communications is dirt simple compared to the massive effort of time travel.

more than 3 years ago
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How To Prove Someone Is Female?

mewrei Re:Easy (1091 comments)

Well we could always go with the classical definition of female within most mammals (yes I know exceptions exist) in ability to bear young. She may be a sterile subject or she might be a hostile subject for such, but does she have the remote capability of doing so =naturally=

more than 4 years ago
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How To Prove Someone Is Female?

mewrei Re:Easy (1091 comments)

And as much as I hate defending government, a DNA sequence is probably a heck of a lot less invasive and humiliating than what she's probably going through right now.

more than 4 years ago
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How To Prove Someone Is Female?

mewrei Re:Easy (1091 comments)

Seriously though, we live post-Genome Project, is it REALLY that difficult to just sequence her DNA to see if there exist two X Chromosomes without a freaking political scandal?

more than 4 years ago
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New Logitech Dark Field Mice Operate On Glass

mewrei Re:Dark Field Microscopy... (225 comments)

You say that as if it WOULDN'T be epic to have one of those

more than 4 years ago
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Mass Speculation Suggests Oracle May Kill OpenSolaris

mewrei Re:Already Open (205 comments)

Maybe we'll all get lucky and Oracle will just GPL the OpenSolaris code and merge some of the more useful stuff like DTrace and (dare I say it) ZFS into the Linux kernel.

about 5 years ago
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How To Argue That Open Source Software Is Secure?

mewrei Why Linux and F/OSS are better (674 comments)

Exactly why is F/OSS better? It's subject to peer review. Some of the best programmers in the world have access to, and readily submit, code for F/OSS projects (not to say that EVERY F/OSS project is superior mind you). Look at why hackers use it. Aside from their ability to heavily modify their system, they're also extremely paranoid. I know plenty of hackers that contribute code and readily fix problems in F/OSS code because of their own paranoia. Look at why the DoD and NSA use it. Its laid out like an OS should. ACLs, chrooting, SELinux, all of these help make it much easier to protect their own systems. Want a really good blast at Microsoft? OpenBSD, its been around since 1994, there have only ever been 2 exploits off of the default config, and one of them was for a legacy version. Heck OpenBSD + pf is what the Defcon guys use. And quite damn honestly, code that's open source has met the firing squad. Hackers CAN see the code and compile it themselves, making it EASIER to find exploits, but yet Linux is regarded as far more secure just makes me think about how secure Linux REALLY is in comparison to NT. If you could place the NT Source code in the hands of someone competent I'm sure it would be hell for M$ (just when you thought it couldn't get any worse than MS08-067).

more than 5 years ago
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U.Maine Law Clinic Is First To Fight RIAA

mewrei finally (129 comments)

Finally some is fighting back. Hopefully they'll be the first of many. Until that point though, I agree with sethawoolley, boycott them. Always Jamendo for your music fix and hopefully Pandora will be providing a record label filter so we don't have to listen to RIAA supporting music.

On a minor note, what happened to the college funded music setups? That would've been nice to have a networked repository of music we could access at any time and just have it included with tuition and fees.

more than 6 years ago

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Best Research Oriented Graduate Program

mewrei mewrei writes  |  about 5 years ago

mewrei (1206850) writes "As a CS undergraduate, I'm debating what to do for graduate school. I'd like to get into high level research jobs like for NASA or DARPA (as an example, maybe not specifically), and bearing that in mind, I know I'll need a post-graduate degree (preferably as high as doctoral). I've looked into CS graduate but it seems as if the overwhelming majority focus on IT for a corporate environment rather than theoretical CS or research oriented CS. Therefore I've been looking at getting a second bachelor's degree in either physics or electrical engineering and moving into post-graduate in one of those fields. Does anyone have a better suggestion or experience with the same situation to give further advice?"

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