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New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

nbritton wall-e (253 comments)

Remember the movie wall-e? All those fat people on the ship, we're going to end up like them if we don't tackle the root problem. A cure for type II diabetes is great and all, but it does nothing to solve the root problem(s).

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

nbritton Re: Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

You cannot serve warrents to search property in other countries.

It doesn't matter where the property is located, the company is incorporated here and in doing so has submitted to the jurisdiction of the court. The court has personal jurisdiction over the company. If you don't like it then move the company out of the court's jurisdiction. This is law 101. You can't have your cake and eat it too.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

nbritton Get a clue (749 comments)

It's a position Microsoft and companies like Apple say is wrong, arguing that the enforcement of US law stops at the border.

Get a clue, you incorporated within the United States! If you don't want to follow US law then move your ass to the other side of the border.

about two weeks ago
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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

nbritton Re:Kentos or Sentos? (125 comments)

Cent, as in it cost one cent to download it. Cent OS

about three weeks ago
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CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On x86_64

nbritton Torrent links (1 comments)

Here are the torrent links:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-GnomeLive.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-KdeLive.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-livecd.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-NetInstall.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Everything.torrent

about three weeks ago
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CentOS 7 is here!

nbritton Torrent links (1 comments)

Here are the torrent links:
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-DVD.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-GnomeLive.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-KdeLive.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-livecd.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-NetInstall.torrent
http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/isos/x86_64/CentOS-7.0-1406-x86_64-Everything.torrent

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

nbritton Re:objective list (231 comments)

That, and they should have excluded anyone recent, perhaps a 1 hundred year cut off threshold would work.

about 2 months ago
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Can Cyborg Tech End Human Disability By 2064?

nbritton Nope, no way. (121 comments)

We barely understand neurological disorders like schizophrenia, we don't even understand the basics of these disorders, so to believe will have them solved by 2064 is entirely unrealistic.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

nbritton Re:Compaq was afraid to use AMD chips FOR FREE (345 comments)

it's really astonishing, to see AMD still afloat.

No, I think Intel keeps them around to get around anti-trust regulators. AMD should get into more consumer markets. For instance, I use Macs, but I'd like to give AMD some of my money so they can keep the competition up with Intel, because ultimately this will mean better Intel chips for my Mac.

about 2 months ago
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How Predictable Is Evolution?

nbritton Re:Repeatable as Fuck (209 comments)

also could have mentioned some bird's eyes that can see the earth's magnetic field

Why does everyone overlook the fact that the eye is a device that leverages quantum mechanics? The simple fact that we can observe the electromagnetic spectrum is proof of this. By extension, it would be reasonable to conclude that the brain also leverages quantum mechanics.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

nbritton Re:how much is a name worth? (198 comments)

Apple couldn't care less about headphones, they want the digital streaming rights that Beats Music has so they can integrate a subscription service into iTunes. I wouldn't be surprised if apple spins off headphone business after it incorporates their marketing and sales staff into the apple fold. There is no way I see a beats logo showing up on apple hardware.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

nbritton Re: Don't understand it. (198 comments)

Like maybe record labels have been trying to bend Apple over a barrel when they ask for streaming rights, and in this deal, Apple acquires the streaming rights that Beats had, thereby side-stepping the deal.

Yes. You hit the nail on its head. Beats music is a direct derivative of MOG, and they had a 16 million track music catalog. Apple is already in the music on demand business and subscription music service is the next logical evolution. This subscription service will be wholly incorporated into iTunes, and $10/mo will get you access to 16 million iTunes tracks. You'll of course still have the option to buy the track, but who would what to do that? The record label's royalties are going to be significantly impacted. This was a smart move by Apple, they've just cornered the online music market for the next decade.

about 3 months ago
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OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

nbritton Where is arcfour? (144 comments)

Where is the arcfour cypher? You can't not include the fastest cypher there is for bulk data transfer.

for i in aes128-cbc 3des-cbc blowfish-cbc cast128-cbc arcfour128 arcfour256 arcfour aes192-cbc aes256-cbc aes128-ctr; do echo $i; dd if=/dev/zero count=1000000 2> /dev/null | ssh -Cc $i 127.0.0.1 "dd of=/dev/null"; done

about 2 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

nbritton Re:"Enough protein" (499 comments)

The CDC recommends 56g of protein for adult males, and 46 for females. The British Nutrition Foundation's RNI is 0.75g per kilogram of body weight.

The CDC is whey off, follow the British standard. Most people do not get enough protein, you know when you've eaten enough protein because your body stops craving food. Without protein intake you die fast, faster then simple calorie starvation, protein is one of the major reasons why your body triggers a hunger response. For a week try intaking 1g/kg of protein a day and you'll understand what I'm saying. The whole point of this article is that processed foods typically exchange protein for fat and carbohydrates, the problem with that is fat and carbohydrates are fuels; protein is a biological building block.

about 3 months ago
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Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

nbritton Re:Huh? (171 comments)

That should have read: 2 C6H5OH + H2SO4 -> (C6H4OH)2SO2 + 2 H2O

about 3 months ago
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Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

nbritton Re:Huh? (171 comments)

If I had to choose between Bisphenol A ("BPA") and Bisphenol S ("BPS") based on the chemistry, I would choose BPS. Why? BPA is a synthetic organic compound with a dimethylmethylene group, whereas BPS is a regular organic compound with a sulfonyl group. 4,4'-(propane-2,2-diyl)diphenol and 4,4'-Sulfonyldiphenol respectively.

2 C6H5OH + H2SO4 (C6H4OH)2SO2 + 2 H2O

Why do you say BPS leeches more?

about 3 months ago
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What Happens To All the Universe's Hydrogen?

nbritton Re:helium (109 comments)

Is rain the byproduct of hydrogen and oxygen reacting from solar radiation?

In other words, what keeps the hydrogen from floating away into space?

about 3 months ago
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What Happens To All the Universe's Hydrogen?

nbritton Re:helium (109 comments)

Is rain the byproduct of hydrogen and oxygen reacting from solar radiation?

about 3 months ago
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What Happens To All the Universe's Hydrogen?

nbritton Re:Lithium and beryllium (109 comments)

Wouldn't it actually be lithium hydride? The hydrogen atoms would instantly give up their electrons to form LiH. Free elemental lithium just doesn't happen in nature because it's only one electron away from a stable configuration.

about 3 months ago
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What Happens To All the Universe's Hydrogen?

nbritton So the universe was acidic? (109 comments)

So would that imply the universe was highly acidic in the beginning? What influence would that have on the creation of life?

about 3 months ago

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CentOS 7 is here!

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about three weeks ago

nbritton (823086) writes "The CentOS Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 7 for x86_64, including images for docker, and various cloud providers. There are many fundamental changes in this release, compared to previous releases of CentOS. Notably the inclusion of Linux kernel 3.10, SystemD, Gnome3, and a default filesystem of XFS. You can read the official announcement here, read the release notes here, and download a copy here."
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Ask Slashdot: Trees for Carbon Sequestration?

nbritton nbritton writes  |  about a year ago

nbritton (823086) writes "I'm sure most know that sequoia trees can live for over three thousand years, but they can also store upwards of 2000 tons of carbon within their wood. Furthermore dead sequoias can take hundreds of years to decompose. If the wood was harvested, dry lumber could potentially last for thousands of years. Quite literally if you had an excess of lumber you could store it in a warehouse for another 3000 years. This would give us some breathing room to develop the tech we need to manage carbon. Apparently these things pump out oxygen too:

CO2(g) + Photosynthesis -> C(s) + O2(g)

The question simple, why don't we use trees for carbon capture and sequestration?"

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Ask Slashdot: Is Xen A Dead End, The Latest in Linux Virtualization Offerings?

nbritton nbritton writes  |  1 year,2 days

nbritton (823086) writes "In this day and age of cloud computing, is Xen still a viable technology? With KVM being integrated into the kernel, and capitalizing on all of Linux's offerings, in what areas does Xen still shine? If it were up to you, what server virtualization technology would you use on your box today? What products shine for basic server consolidation, particularly those that meet the needs of small and medium sizes businesses?"
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nbritton nbritton writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nbritton (823086) writes "As of version 1.8, the OMG!!! Ponies!!! style is available as an option in Slashdotter. For those not in the loop, Slashdotter is a Firefox extension that adds customization to the Slashdot website. Features include the ability to auto-add cache links after story links, a quick-reply feature that adds a 'Reply' option to the right-click menu when you select text in a comment, the option of styling all of Slashdot's pages like a chosen Slashdot section, links in the comment sections that allow you to toggle open/closed all of a comments replies, and more. All of Slashdotter's features are optional.

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