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Wireless Contraception

milkmage Wireless Contraception (302 comments)

...great, totally ineffective unless you have wireless intercourse as well.

about three weeks ago

Shark! New Sonar Buoy Will Warn Beachgoers When Large Sharks Are Near

milkmage Re:Escalation (55 comments)

what the fuck are sharks going to do with tomatoes?

about a month ago

BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

milkmage Re:nissan or mazda? (137 comments)

charge time might be the same, but Tesla owns RANGE.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the Model S Performance model equipped with an 85 kWh battery pack is 265 miles (426 km)
The US Environmental Protection Agency official range for the 2013 model year Leaf is 121 km (75 mi) and rated the Leaf's combined fuel economy at 115 miles per US gallon gasoline equivalent (2.0 L/100 km).

yeah, a Tesla also costs 4x more than the Leaf, but if others get onboard and develop a standard... guess what - that cost goes down

Musk is a smart guy

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: A 'Mavis Beacon' For Teaching Smartphone and Tablet Typing?

milkmage Re:Practice. (55 comments)

try this

I think it's still free. no bullshit, I tried it for literally 10 minutes and was touch typing w/o looking at the keyboard.

I think it registers your taps in relative position to each other and has predictive correction/selection

This will probably be my third party keyboard of choice once iOS8 comes out.

about 2 months ago

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

milkmage Re:ANOTHER DEAD BODY! SWEET JUSTICE! (450 comments)

then what of this?

or do London Metro cops no longer carry guns, and that was just a temporary thing because this incident happened in the weeks following the bus bombings (and immediately following attempted bombings the day before)?

about 2 months ago

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

milkmage Re:ANOTHER DEAD BODY! SWEET JUSTICE! (450 comments)

traffic = other people = witnesses

"The police official said the GPS device helped lead the police to the man, who was confronted as his 2007 Jeep was stuck in traffic on a service road beneath the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive at East 96th Street. "

"He served about 16 years in prison during two stints between 1990 and 2008 for sexual abuse and robbery convictions, according to state records."

about 2 months ago

Canadian Teen Arrested For Calling In 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats

milkmage Re:Autoimmune disorder... (350 comments)

that's not spoofing, that's hijacking.

spoof means use your own, but make people think it's someone else.

about 3 months ago

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle

milkmage Re:Maybe it defected... (93 comments)

slipped on some tea if I recall.

about 3 months ago

Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

milkmage Re:Oh... (144 comments)

did you actually RTFA?

LONG TERM sleep deprivation. As in your lifestyle - swing shifters, etc. Not the occasional amphetamine binge, or caffeine fueled cram/D&D/gaming session.

never mind the actual experiment they conducted where they found neurons destroyed in the brains of mice that were kept on a wonky sleep schedule.

our bodies are TUNED to be active during the day, sleep at night.

probably contributes to jetlag.. see "Although circadian rhythms are endogenous ("built-in", self-sustained), they are adjusted (entrained) to the local environment by external cues called zeitgebers, commonly the most important of which is daylight."

about 4 months ago

Jack A. Kinzler, Savior of the Skylab Mission, Dies At 94

milkmage Re:This guy personifies when NASA had creativity.. (34 comments)

"locked themselves in a room with only the materials known to be on the mission and not only came up with the solution, but instructed some nervous, heat-stroked astronauts to build it."

not really, SkyLab was uninhabited until they got the fix up there.

The finished parasol, built from telescoping aluminum tubes and silver-and-orange fabric of nylon, Mylar and aluminum, was stowed aboard the crew’s Apollo spacecraft. At 9 a.m. on May 25, the crew — Commander Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz — took off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

but you're still right
the CO2 scrubber solution for Apollo 13 was built in pretty much the way you described.

Using only the type of equipment and tools the crew had on board –including plastic Moon rock bags, cardboard, suit hoses, and duct tape — Smylie and his team conceived a configuration that just might work.

about 5 months ago

Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

milkmage Re:Is Kim Dotcom a Convicted Felon? (381 comments)

He rose to fame in Germany in the 1990s as an alleged hacker and internet entrepreneur. He was convicted of several crimes, and received a suspended prison sentence in 1994 for computer fraud and data espionage, and another suspended prison sentence in 2003 for insider trading and embezzlement.[12]

he's kind of a slug, dude. he is not your anti-DMCA champion, he's a common fucking thief.

"Where and when was he convicted of a felony regarding content, copyright or intellectual property? ...hasn't been, but he committed Securities fraud - insider trading is a crime way beyond any kind of IP violation.

about 5 months ago

The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

milkmage yeah but (260 comments)

"The idea of everybody going to one site is just weird. Give me one other part of history where everybody shows up to the same social space." still only "hang out" with the people you like (and not FB "like"), right? Cast aside the marketing ("liking" product X") and if you're using it to keep in touch with folks, then [PRESUMABLY] you care what they have to say.

FB and other social networks are just generic spaces you turn into whatever you want...

disclaimer - the only FB acct I have is fake, I use it for o-auth. Nothing on that profile has anything to do with me - I don't even use the same gender. I have no idea how FB actually works.

about 5 months ago

Ice Age Fossils Found During Los Angeles Subway Exploration

milkmage Re:This is cool but let's not delay commuter rail (64 comments)


they found a ship while excavating downtown San Francisco a few years back. construction stopped until the archaeologists had their fill.

it's not like a sailing ship from the late 1800's is Noah's Ark.. but they still took all they could find.

about 5 months ago

NASA Wants To Go To Europa

milkmage good lord (216 comments)

I thought it said EUROPE.
eruopA makes so much more sense

about 5 months ago

Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain

milkmage Re:There was a mockup in the late 60s. (353 comments)

he headline is awkward:
WWII Bugatti 100P Plane Rebuilt: Jet Fighter that Could Have Won Battle of Britain for the Nazis

but I can see where it comes from.

FTA:" when the Second World War began, Bugatti, who had gained French citizenship between the two wars, decided to hide the craft in pieces in crates in a barn in the French countryside to prevent it from being discovered by the Nazis.

The French government knew about the plane, and it is believed that one of Hitler's ministers, Albert Speer, also knew of the plane's existence.

If the Germans had been able to get hold of the Bugatti, it is believed that the plane could have outperformed the British Supermarine Spitfire planes during the Battle of Britain."

if the Nazis got a hold of it, they could have defeated Britain in the air

about 5 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

milkmage wonder if (625 comments)

" nearly half of all Americans say astrology is either 'very' or 'sort of' scientific. " ... they're confusing astronomy?

i'll check for replies later, i have go to read my horoscope

about 6 months ago

Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

milkmage Re:So what happens to the hydrogen? That's usable. (375 comments)


"Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the liquid so that you can breath comfortably in the ocean."

if it's breaking down the 2H's and the O, what's the liquid released? liquid hydrogen? (H turns to liquid @ 423.17 F/252.87C.) I don't think so. at those temperatures, you're no longer talking about liquid water.

O2 is dissolved in the water.. which is why there are huge fishkills when algae/bacteria use up all the breathable O2 in the water.
The most common cause is reduced oxygen in the water, which in turn may be due to factors such as drought, algae bloom, overpopulation, or a sustained increase in water temperature.

sounds like this thing has holes that separate the larger H20 molecules from the smaller o2, a compressor stores the oxygen probably because there's less usable o2 in a lungful of water vs air. ( Using a very small but powerful micro compressor, it compresses oxygen and stores the extracted oxygen in storage tank.)

it's not too good to be true, it's a nano-filtration. fish been doing it for a while.

about 7 months ago

Failed Software Upgrade Halts Transit Service

milkmage Re:I Guess (125 comments)

most of them already have cars. BART serves the Bay Area. 50 miles south and east of SF.

the week long strike earlier this year caused havoc on the roads- people were on the road at 0400, and still late for work. extra busses, extra boats, not enough.

about 8 months ago


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