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Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

noobermin Re:Any chemists want to weigh in?? (256 comments)

Well, that's why what I was confused about. AFAIK, electrolyzing takes more energy than you get in the output. How is this a net gain?

about 3 months ago
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Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

noobermin Any chemists want to weigh in?? (256 comments)

I just can't understand how Hydrogen gas can be produced from sea water. Anyone care to enlighten me?

about 3 months ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

noobermin Re:Moral of the story... (1746 comments)

Just stopping by a week later and saying that this is quite an insightful post.

about 4 months ago
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New Review Slams Fusion Project's Management

noobermin Re:No surprise (109 comments)

Slashdot has become so anti-science these days. I don't disagree that ITER has some problems, but calling the Higgs Boson one of the LHC's "few successes" is such a fucking understatement, I don't know what else could be.

That was half of the point of the damn thing, to verify the standard model. Finding the Higgs was no small accomplishment.

about 5 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

noobermin Re:Pretty Much. (387 comments)

Republican governor, Republican general assembly, not to mention a Republican introduced this amendment.

Don't let facts get in your way.

Now, since I happen to be a voter here, I'll make sure no bozos like these get elected in my district come November.

about 5 months ago
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Valve Working on GNU/Linux Native Open Source OpenGL Debugger

noobermin "thow it up" (88 comments)

they plan to throw it up on bitbucket

Eww. I'd honestly expect to throw up something called "BuGLE" in a...bitbucket. "VOGL" doesn't quite sound like an onomatopoeia for vomiting though.

about 6 months ago
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Why Birds Fly In a V Formation

noobermin READ TFA (207 comments)

Damn it slashdot, read the article. Although it doesn't claim explicitly that this is the first time this hypothesis has been tested, if anything, it appears this was just a study that verified that this hypothesis is correct. People already posited this and apply it for jets (see jets that fly in echelon formation), but, at least what is said and implied in TFA, this seems to still be something that is a matter of debate.

about 6 months ago
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Carbon Nanotubes and Spongy Polymer Help Transistors Stretch

noobermin Re:Stop!!! (17 comments)

Yes, instead, we should see more articles about bitcoin and guns.

about 6 months ago
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Why Birds Fly In a V Formation

noobermin Re: This is new? (207 comments)

I'm assuming that they're saying because it works with plane wings, they can expect that's why birds do it (TFA says this), but I'm assuming they never tested the hypothesis on birds.

In fact, TFA suggests that a more rigorous test would be to put birds in a wind tunnel, which obviously wouldn't be too fun for the birds.

about 6 months ago
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Why Birds Fly In a V Formation

noobermin Re:This is new? (207 comments)

If you read the article, this has been posited, but now it has been tested by the experiment mentioned in the summary.

about 6 months ago
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Why Birds Fly In a V Formation

noobermin Who is John Galt? (207 comments)

I'm assuming then that the other birds are freeloaders.

about 6 months ago
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Programmer Privilege

noobermin Re:How long would that last... (353 comments)

You seem like the the annoyance here. You post half of the replies on this site with sometimes conflicting opinions! It's as if you have a multiple personality disorder.

about 6 months ago
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Programmer Privilege

noobermin Re:For thousands of years... (353 comments)

Why do people where business suits?

Precisely! Wear I work, I face no discrimination because I always don formal where.

about 6 months ago
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Programmer Privilege

noobermin Re:More garbage (353 comments)

Another thing is that this sort of thing has been tested and quantified. Of course, any study that touches politics is controversial (ie., upsets people's long held convictions/prejudices/biases), but this sort of discrimination is out there and has been documented. I guess whether the reverse happens (this whole "privilege" thing) would be a nice thing study, imho.

about 6 months ago
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Programmer Privilege

noobermin Re:More garbage (353 comments)

First job vs 6 years. Sorry bro, I think in the albeit-contrived world of anecdote grading, he wins.

about 6 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

noobermin Re:second whine (1043 comments)

Take an exception of anecdote over study, then fuel emotion.

about 6 months ago
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New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution

noobermin Re:I believe it (1010 comments)

This is not a problem if we do one thing: if we report education rankings of individual states in comparisons with other countries and not average over the US as whole; this is in line with the whole "state's rights" infatuation we tend to have.

about 7 months ago
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Why Bitcoin Is Doomed To Fail, In One Economist's Eyes

noobermin Re:*erior (537 comments)

This will be a good test for that theory, for sure.

about 8 months ago
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A 'Smart' Bathroom Mirror Powered by Android (Video)

noobermin Re:No thanks... (71 comments)

Technology for technology's sake is pointless.

Slashdot. News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters

Your privacy concerns are valid, but how is disliking technology for technology's sake, which is something I think that all nerds do, nerdy? Sometimes, this site confuses me.

about 8 months ago

Submissions

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Trademark a color?

noobermin noobermin writes  |  about 2 years ago

noobermin (1950642) writes ""The UK-based chocolate company – acquired by the food business Kraft in 2010 – applied for the trademark in October 2004, registering its right to use the colour purple (Pantone 2685c). But its rival Nestlé argued that colours could not be practically trademarked for commercial advantage.

Rejecting Nestle's appeal, Judge Colin Birss said in the high court in London: 'The evidence clearly supports a finding that purple is distinctive of Cadbury for milk chocolate.'""

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Dennis Ritchie Day

noobermin noobermin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

noobermin (1950642) writes "He says:

"I don't have the convening power of a Governor Brown, but for those of us around the world who care, I hereby declare this Sunday, October 30 to be Dennis Ritchie Day! Let's remember the contributions of this computing pioneer.""

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Intel launches i7-2700k as a "response" to new Bul

noobermin noobermin writes  |  more than 2 years ago

noobermin (1950642) writes "They wrote:

Intel’s i7-2700K is the giant chip maker’s fastest chip based on its own Sandy Bridge architecture, which began appearing in Intel processors in January. The chip clocks in at 3.5GHz—which can climb to 3.9GHz, when leveraging Intel’s Turbo Boost technology—and is meant to challenge AMD’s most powerful FX chips.

It costs about 100 USD more than the new FXs"

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Kpop girl group record song promoting Intel

noobermin noobermin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

noobermin (1950642) writes "It's common for kpop groups to advertize products in their music, but advertizing for computer companies, chipmakers in particular, is new in my books.

The song involves the repetition of the word `core' and a count off to the number four, possibly emphasizing the number of cores in intel's latest processors.

I'll admit I love the song, it's catchy :) Here is a youtube: [spam URL stripped]"

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Vulnerability found in linux kernel

noobermin noobermin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

noobermin (1950642) writes "From the source: "On the Full Disclosure security mailing list, Dan Rosenberg presents a small demo program which craftily combines several security holes to obtain root privileges on Linux systems[...]For instance, when tested by The H's associates at heise Security, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" readily loaded the Econet driver and presented a root shell after executing the demo exploit.
$ ./full-nelson
[*] Resolving kernel addresses...
[+] Resolved econet_ioctl to 0xffffffffa0b76510
[+] Resolved econet_ops to 0xffffffffa0b76600
[+] Resolved commit_creds to 0xffffffff8108aee0
[+] Resolved prepare_kernel_cred to 0xffffffff8108b2c0
[*] Calculating target...
[*] Triggering payload...
[*] Got root!
# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(root)
""

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Journals

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This is a journal entry.

noobermin noobermin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

This is my scoop. I scoop the poop on this freakin coop. Boob.

This all psuedo-rhymes with noob.

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