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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

ooshna Re:name and location tweeted... (928 comments)

It works as well as harassment does here.

about a month ago
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Researchers Successfully Cut HIV DNA Out of Human Cells

ooshna Re:AIDS is good (64 comments)

The troll is strong with this one.

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

ooshna Re:hmmmmm (681 comments)

Oh how I loved my 3.1. How I miss thee.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

ooshna Re:Motorcycles? (311 comments)

You don;t know hood then. A lot of hood people have computers most are old Dell Dimensions or stolen laptops but they have them. This is from a lot of personal experience fixing computers in the hood.
 

about 3 months ago
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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

ooshna Re:Didn't deserve to die... (450 comments)

No. Record or not you DO NOT point a gun at a police officer. Even more so when the whole point of the GPS pill bottles were because of the violent and sometimes deadly nature of the robberies.

about 3 months ago
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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

ooshna Re:Didn't deserve to die... (450 comments)

If a criminal points a gun at an officer they are pretty much waving their rights to a trial, hell they are waving their rights to live at that point. Police officers deal will dangerous people everyday and every year police officers die in the line of duty. If I was a cop I wouldn't think twice at shooting someone pointing a gun at me. At that point is it really worth risking the chance that the other person is just bluffing?

about 3 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

ooshna Re:Only the great Master of Paper can save AMD (345 comments)

I love my Phenom X3 720. I got lucky and got one that was a 4 core with the forth core disabled. I have it unlocked through the bios and am run at 3.4 on air. Not bad for under $200 a 4 years ago.

about 3 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

ooshna Re:What about reliability? (113 comments)

Yeah lets assume that 3/4ths of failures go unreported on drives that most people installed themselves. Its not like these are drives that came in their Dells or Acers. Most of these drives were installed by the people who own the computer or someone in a IT department. I doubt these 3/4th of these kinda people would no go to the trouble to replaces their expensive (compared to a HDD of much greater capacity they could have got) of equipment.

about 3 months ago
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Computer Game Reveals 'Space-Time' Neurons In the Eye

ooshna Re:Zoned? (105 comments)

Soft child jumping at your chest or torso wrapping their arms and/or legs around you vs a hunk of wood spinning at your head. Come on stop trying to compare apples to oranges.

about 3 months ago
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Computer Game Reveals 'Space-Time' Neurons In the Eye

ooshna Re:Zoned? (105 comments)

You've never tried to catch a 50lb spinning object going for your head that you reacted to last second have you? Deflected ok maybe but actually catch up that high? Come on now.

about 4 months ago
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NZ Traveler's Electronics Taken At Airport; Interest in Snowden to Blame?

ooshna Re:Highway Robbery (453 comments)

No that is just a dog and pony show just like abortion and gay marriage. They take a topic that most people are either very strongly for or against but has no real barren on whats really going on in the country. Then they "fight" tooth and nail over it making a big scene, making sure that the topic is on every 24 hour news station while quietly doing things like passing the National Defense Act or just avoiding news on things like how bad we are getting fucked by the NSA. Think of it like a magic trick. It's all about misdirection.

*They = politicians and the media.

about 8 months ago
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FCC App Lets Android Users Measure Mobile Broadband Speed

ooshna Re:Tempting... but no thanks. (93 comments)

People that have something worth saying usually end up gagged, blindfolded, thrown in the back of a van, and end up in some secret prison.

about 9 months ago
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WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text of the TPP IP Rights Chapter

ooshna Re:Intellectual property is a hoax. (212 comments)

Ok go back to the 80's or 90's when they weren't needing to build/upgrade their fabs with every new chip design.

about 9 months ago
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WikiLeaks Releases the Secret Draft Text of the TPP IP Rights Chapter

ooshna Re:Intellectual property is a hoax. (212 comments)

But if everyone did start wearing the non-conformist hat and you used to be the only kid on the block with one wouldn't that make you a trendsetter and thus the biggest conformist of them all?

about 9 months ago
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Oracle Promises 100x Faster DB Queries With New In-Memory Option

ooshna Re:Oracle gains speed (174 comments)

In fact forget the boat racing and the blackjack.

about a year ago
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Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius

ooshna Re:To the braindeads ... (242 comments)

Something tells me your kids aren't immunized.

about a year ago
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Lenovo CEO Shares $3 Million Bonus With Workers

ooshna Re:Philantropy (169 comments)

Oddly such an abuse would be the exact opposite of what we usually see in western megacorporations: no money for wages and investement, everything for the shareholders.

Yeah but in the end it's all the same. The people that break their backs for the company don't get anything but the shaft.

about a year ago
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Physicists Find Solid-State 'Triple Point' In Material That Conducts, Insulates

ooshna Re:4th state... (35 comments)

Everyone knows that plasma was made up by Hollywood to keep Ghostbusters scientifically accurate.

about a year ago
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Nvidia CEO: We Are Working On Next Generation Surface

ooshna Re:NEW SURFACE? (200 comments)

Ok I am probably going to get blasted for this but.... The ZuneHD was a great piece of hardware and gave a hell of a lot more bang for the buck than the comparable priced iPod of the time. That being said it wasn't the device itself that was horrible but the lack of any real apps or support from Microsoft that made it such a joke.

1 year,11 days
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Deus Ex Creator On How a Video-Game Academy Could Fix the Industry

ooshna Re:Playing together on a sofa (132 comments)

Whereas I know plenty of people who have a computer in their living room, and probably not as many who have consoles. Who's to say which is really more representative? Does it even matter? It's clear from the sales figures that both are huge groups as a whole.

How many of those living room computers can handle playing modern games with decent settings and getting a decent frame rate?

about a year ago

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New tech may double solar power efficiency

ooshna ooshna writes  |  about 4 years ago

ooshna (1654125) writes " According to Stanford engineers a new process that uses both heat and light to generate electricity has the potential to double the efficiency of solar power driving down costs enough to compete with oil. The best part is that they prove it works. The process is called "photon enhanced thermionic emission," or PETE.

"This is really a conceptual breakthrough, a new energy conversion process, not just a new material or a slightly different tweak," said Nick Melosh, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, who led the research group. "It is actually something fundamentally different about how you can harvest energy."

"Just demonstrating that the process worked was a big deal," Melosh said. "And we showed this physical mechanism does exist, it works as advertised."

I don't know about you but I for one hope this works and we see more about this in the future."

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