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Employee Outsourced Programming Job To China, Spent Days Websurfing

moniker127 In the words of Steve Jobs (457 comments)

Good coders copy, great coders outsource.

about 2 years ago
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My favorite New Year's celebration:

moniker127 Re:Missing Option (157 comments)

Party on, Wayne!

about 2 years ago
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My favorite New Year's celebration:

moniker127 Missing Option (157 comments)

Whichever serves the best booze!!

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 Re:This is no Space Shuttle, its better. (111 comments)

Getting the remains of things to orbit is not getting things to orbit. There is a difference in pointing out valid problems with the premise of cost as the only issue, and trolling.

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 Re:This is no Space Shuttle, its better. (111 comments)

It is all about cost. How inexpensively can you get people and cargo to orbit? That is the only question I'm concerned with.

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 Re:This is no Space Shuttle, its better. (111 comments)

The space shuttle was ultimately a vehicle for delivering crew and cargo to orbit.
This task is accomplished for less money by the falcon rockets.
Granted, If you put a ping pong table on the shuttle, its ping pong capabilities would be incomparable to the falcon rockets.

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 Re:This is no Space Shuttle, its better. (111 comments)

The Falcon Heavy has two side boosters, which detach after liftoff, presumably grasshopper gear will be fitted to these, and they will each vertically land, while the main body of the falcon heavy continues on.

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 This is no Space Shuttle, its better. (111 comments)

Space Shuttle:
Payload to GTO: ~3000 kg.
Average cost per flight: 1.5 billion (cost of shuttle program / number of launches)


Falcon 9 rocket:
Payload to GTO:~2000 kg
Average cost per flight: 50m (cost of expendable rocket)


Falcon 9 rocket with grasshopper gear:
Payload to GTO:~1000 kg (rough estimate)
Average cost per flight: ~200,000 (expected figure for fuel + incidentals)


You can do the math to figure out why this is a big deal.

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 Re:Whats the advantage of this tech? (111 comments)

I don't see the point of reusing 747s all the time? Why don't we just make new ones for every flight? Everyone knows that its much more fun to fly in a brand new plane.

about 2 years ago
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SpaceX's Grasshopper VTVL Finally Jumps Its Own Height

moniker127 Re:YAY !! 1952 ALL OVER AGAIN !! (111 comments)

They haven't had any failures since the advent of the falcon 9 rocket. The first three falcon launches failed, and if the fourth hadn't worked, spaceX would've folded. Luckily, the fourth did work, and they learned a lot from it. (mostly that 9 > 1)

about 2 years ago
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Mind-Controlled Robot Avatars Inch Towards Reality

moniker127 Copypasta (34 comments)

This has been done before, many, many times. Every time the story breaks as if its some new technology to control things with your mind, when it really isn't anymore.

about 2 years ago
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Fisker Hybrids Get Bad Karma From Superstorm Sandy

moniker127 Fisker Karma has always been Second Rate (414 comments)

Fisker does not represent what electric vehicles are capable of- they represent what you get when you combine lots of money with shotty engineering. So who does it better? Well, if you haven't heard of them- Tesla motors is making a lot of headway.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen

moniker127 Engineer Tools (712 comments)

I think that every engineer on planet earth should have -A mechanical pencil -A Protractor -An engineer's scale ( those three sided rulers) -Calipers - TI83/84 I'm not one of those old school flannel wearing engineers, I do most everything on a computer, but there is a lot of value in having a traditional drafting desk with tools like this, regardless of what type of engineering you do.

about 2 years ago
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Terrestrial Hermit Crabs Learning Social Tricks

moniker127 Re:It's class warfare (81 comments)

We all know the big hermit crab didn't work any harder for his shell, he was just in the right place at the right time.

about 2 years ago
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Terrestrial Hermit Crabs Learning Social Tricks

moniker127 Terrestrial Hermit Crab Learning Social Tricks (81 comments)

For a second there, I thought the biology tag said biography, and I got really scared. You don't need to know about my tricks yet.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Ideas For a Geek Remodel?

moniker127 Various Options (372 comments)

A house should be comfortable first.
Here are some things I suggest

-Double paned windows, soundproofing the outside walls (or possibly the walls around your offices/bedroom)
-Air filtration, humidity, and temperature control (vastly underrated for overall comfortabiliy of house)
-Heated toilet seats (trust me, you won't ever want to go back)

If all your comfort needs are already met, then here are my "fun" suggestions:

-Swimming pool
-Theatre room with projector, lazyboys, badass sound system of some sort
-Computer Closet with extender cables for monitor / peripherals routed out of it (no noise from fans is nice)

I wouldn't hardwire any cables, but having a conduit system is nice. Once you have it installed between your offices and computer closet, you can just pull the cables you need with a fish tape.

about 2 years ago
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72% of Xbox 360 Gamers Approve of "More Military Drone Strikes"

moniker127 Lets stop this right now (446 comments)

The whole "Video games make you violent" debate was squashed in the 90s. Lets leave it dead. I suggest that people who play xbox 360 are in general more pro military than most. I don't want to make a stereotype here, but we all know what the xbox stereotype is: a 16-24 year old "bro" who is libertarian, holds slightly sexist views, and is pro military. Maybe there is some truth in that stereotype.

about 2 years ago
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Internet Providers To Begin Warning Customers Who Pirate Content

moniker127 Re:Google Fiber (442 comments)

I guess sarcasm isnt part of the ccna exam :D

about 2 years ago

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Too old for mmos?

moniker127 moniker127 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

moniker127 writes "I'm a very young man still, i'm actually just turning 21 this week, but recently I've been running into a problem. Games arent fun anymore. I don't get any joy from playing mmos, first person shooters, strategy games, etc. Heck, I pre-ordered the collectors edition of warhammer online. I installed it immediatly, played it for five minutes, and havnt touched it since in more than a month. What gives? Am I becoming a crusty old man, or do games just suck these days?"
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Solid State or Liquid State?

moniker127 moniker127 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

moniker127 writes "I am considering buying a solid state disk and installing my operating system on it, while using a traditional harddisk for applications and documents. What are the advantages to using a solid state disk in this way? Are there any disadvantages to this setup?"

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