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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

nitehawk214 Re:Ship pollution due to fuel type (272 comments)

And even if they do, they will still use less fuel than ship the same amount of cargo with smaller ships. Economies and ecologies of scale.

2 days ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

nitehawk214 Re:Wait a minute (272 comments)

Maybe his car has a barnacles problem.

2 days ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

nitehawk214 Re:Ho-lee-crap (272 comments)

No, when you are working on such a massive scale they really aren't simpler, the engineering and sheer weights alone are astronomical.

Nautical, not astronomical.

Unless you mean this space ship.

2 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

nitehawk214 Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

I just heard that Obama wants SWAT teams to react to diagnosed Ebola cases. Talk about discouraging good behavior. I guess that is a more aggressive stance. If the host is dead, the disease will die too.

As much as I dislike Obama, I must respect the office. Obama wasn't talking SWAT teams with guns and other weapons, he was talking about rapid response teams specially trained in Ebola and other diseases. I want to believe you already knew that and just wanted to stir the pot.

I would like to think that reasonable people knew what he meant, but there are a lot of crazy Fox News people out there. Still, they could have used a better term.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

nitehawk214 Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

Same thing happens in the USA.

And these are usually the people that say we don't need national healthcare.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

nitehawk214 Re:You guessed it: It depends (224 comments)

It's worse than that. If the company you apply for a job at has any interest in the patents, chances are that they will not offer you a job.
The problem is that you selling/licensing patents to them while an employee will easily be seen as a conflict of interest.

If they want you and the patents, I believe they may require you to sign over any and all IP to them as terms of employment, compensated by a signing bonus.

I've not got any patents, but at one point I was handed an employment contract that demanded I grant a licence to all my past and future work (which I refused to sign), so you could very well be right. (I'm in the UK, although the company in question was headofficed in Canada)

I ran into this situation. A company I worked for got bought out by a big company who's non-compete said that any work I did on my own time also was owned by the company. I believe I wrote down NO, and FUCK YOU on the sheet and handed it to my boss.

Fortunately I and most of my coworkers were valuable enough and they drafted a new agreement for us that did not include this clause.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Handling Patented IP In a Job Interview?

nitehawk214 Re:You guessed it: It depends (224 comments)

It's worse than that. If the company you apply for a job at has any interest in the patents, chances are that they will not offer you a job.
The problem is that you selling/licensing patents to them while an employee will easily be seen as a conflict of interest.

If they want you and the patents, I believe they may require you to sign over any and all IP to them as terms of employment, compensated by a signing bonus.

Or better, they will offer you a job then fire you a year later, and claim your patents are now owned by a company. As long as your patent is well documented you will win, but the company will try to bury you in litigation.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Build a Home Network To Fully Utilize Google Fiber?

nitehawk214 Powerline adapters? (279 comments)

Seriously it is super easy to run cat5e in a house; even if you rent you can do it in a way that does not damage anything.

What the hell has happened to Slashdot when people can't be arsed to run a bit of cable?

about two weeks ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

nitehawk214 Re:climate change (162 comments)

I do partially retract my statement. The catholic claims were that aids could pass through condoms due to how small it is, and thus by using condoms and believing you were protected, you were spreading the disease. The first claim is flatly false, and the second is somewhat true. You are more at risk by having sex with a condom, then not having sex at all. But the fact is abstinence-only policies are just not going to work, people are going to have sex. And the Catholic policy on anti-condom even for health reasons is misleadingly amoral.

In summary. I still stand by my position of "Fuck them."

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

nitehawk214 Re:Of course not... (320 comments)

Though I should not be so surprised or outraged that a gizmodo article shows no research, critical thinking, or effort.

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

nitehawk214 Of course not... (320 comments)

In the US there are like 5 cable channels that show cartoons 24x7 (including Saturday morning and classic toons). Nik, CN, and Disney all have new shows that air on Saturdays.

On top of that, Disney owns ABC, and has a couple of their own cartoon channels. Why would they compete with themselves?

Yes, this is a problem for those that don't have cable, but between dedicated cable and internet programming, this is more of a sign that the traditional on-air networks are becoming more marginalized that they cannot (or will not) to after this market.

about three weeks ago
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Redbox Streaming Service To Shut Down October 7th

nitehawk214 Re:Attn Slashdot (64 comments)

Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin...

about three weeks ago
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Redbox Streaming Service To Shut Down October 7th

nitehawk214 Throttling (64 comments)

This naturally led to accusations that Verizon was throttling Netflix to tilt the scales in favor of Redbox.

Well, the accusations were just adding the reason. It was already well known that Verizon has been throttling Netflix for years.

about three weeks ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

nitehawk214 Re:bush meat? (162 comments)

Monkeys for nothing, but the chimps are for free.

about three weeks ago
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They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" Returns, Online

nitehawk214 Re:Music Distribution 3.0 (29 comments)

Except that TMBG essentially invented "streaming audio" with dial-a-song.

But as usual the summary is misleading at best. They have had a website for years. The part that people are getting excited about is that they are releasing new weekly music on it again.

about three weeks ago
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They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" Returns, Online

nitehawk214 Re:Music Distribution 3.0 (29 comments)

I'm not sure if I'd call PSTN voice calls from the 1980's a "minimally lossy" format.

Or cassette tapes....

But I suppose it is less lossy than not recording it at all and allowing the song to float off in the air.

about three weeks ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

nitehawk214 Re:climate change (162 comments)

Well more accurately I think it is that they are denying that HIV causes AIDS.

I disagree that the deniers have moved on to something else. Shit, the Catholic church still claims condoms cause AIDS. And most of the religious right claims it only affects homosexuals.

about three weeks ago
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Senators Threaten To Rescind NFL Antitrust Exemption

nitehawk214 Re:Welcome to the free market (242 comments)

They fixed that for the casino. This time they decided to just contact their corrupt friends in the state government to get a no-bid contract.

about three weeks ago
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Google Threatened With $100M Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Photos

nitehawk214 Re:Makes Sense (225 comments)

But if I do something illegal, you don't go and sue the nearest bank just because they have money. You sue the person responsible.

Claiming Google is responsible for all of the content posted on the entire internet is stupid.

about three weeks ago

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