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Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations

ouachiski Re:Erosion is a myth (132 comments)

Watch it, I went to school in Louisiana and if this is sarcasm I will be upset.

about 6 months ago
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The Geekiest Game Ever Made?

ouachiski Ok and (87 comments)

How do you drink to it

about 7 months ago
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DRM Has Always Been a Horrible Idea

ouachiski Dig Deeper (281 comments)

Watson.

about 7 months ago
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Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

ouachiski And Terrorists to!!!! (510 comments)

There is an easy way to stop it all. Lock every one in solitary confinement.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Satellite Internet For Remote Locations?

ouachiski c band/ku band (175 comments)

being in north Alaska you will be probably limited to C band. Your best bet is to probably find service on AMC11 and Galaxy 12. With those your elevation is only ablut 8.5 degrees so if you have any terrain to the south you will probably be out of luck. Any commercial C band provider will be open about there contention ratio. If you really want to shell out the money they will also be able to provide a dedicated link called SCPC(single carrier per channel). Any decent commercial can set you up with a quote.

about 9 months ago
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Using Laptop To Take Notes Lowers Grades

ouachiski Re:Hardly surprising.... (313 comments)

I am the same way. When I was in school I would get permission to get copies of notes from the professor. Most of them would give me notes, but a few times I just got them from other people in the class.

about a year ago
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Breaking Up With MakerBot

ouachiski Re:That is true of all cheap 3D Printers (185 comments)

I remember when CD writers were like this, about 25%-33% you tried to burn were coasters because your machine couldn't keep the write buffer full, so you had this delicate balancing act of setting it to burn and OH GOD DON'T TOUCH ANYTHING and hope for the best. They still blew my mind with how handy they were, and now CD/DVD burners are so dirt cheap and reliable that it's hard to imagine the days when they were so sensitive. I figure in a few years, 3D printers will get similarly more reliable and mainstream, and continue to fall in price, until people are churning out all sorts of widgets without giving it much thought or worry.

I have a TDK 4x4x8 cd burner that still to this day had not burnt a coaster. I had a Memorex 2x2x4 and a LiteOn DVD burner that was as you described....but I found if you buy good burners what you say is not a problem. When I replaced the aforementioned LiteOn I got a Plextor for ~$100 and have had no problems.

1 year,25 days
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Own the Controversy! Blackbird DDWFTTW Up For Auction!

ouachiski Re:People are stupid (266 comments)

Thank you. That cleared it up for me.

about a year ago
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Own the Controversy! Blackbird DDWFTTW Up For Auction!

ouachiski Re:People are stupid (266 comments)

Honest question, it has been a long time since I have thought about physics of this type. As the vehicle gets closer to the speed of the wind, the wind acting on the windmill reduces. Once the vehicle reaches the speed of the wind, there is zero wind force on the windmill. Am I wrong here? This is where my disconnect is on how this is possible.

about a year ago
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Special Ops Takes Its Manhunts Into Space

ouachiski last week? (32 comments)

Is it a time machine??? How can he promise a conference last week?

about a year ago
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Google Releases Chrome 25 With Voice Recognition Support

ouachiski speech recognition. (93 comments)

I'm 31 and I am the current generation of consumerists...I can type faster than I can talk (I am special because I was taught to type when I was 7). I was in high school before computers where common. kids now have been typing as long as they have been writing. I don't see speech recognition as being to terribly important, but it does have its use cases.

about a year and a half ago
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Honeycomb To Require Dual-Core Processor

ouachiski Re:Nexus S (177 comments)

Just to point out this article is about the tablet version. The Nexus S is not a tablet.

more than 3 years ago
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Electric Cars May Be Made Noisier By Law

ouachiski already solved (620 comments)

These brilliant people that drive around with loud speakers stuck out there windows so every one in a nine mile radius is required to here there crappy music have already solved this problem

more than 3 years ago
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The Right Robotic Stuff

ouachiski design 2 (53 comments)

I wonder if Robonaught2 is Design 2

more than 3 years ago
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Take This GUI and Shove It

ouachiski remote admin (617 comments)

If the equipment is remote and not easily accessible you had better have good CLI skills. If your system looses data connectivity and you have to dial in through Iridium or a dial up modem a GUI is of no use. GUIs dont work very well at 19200 baud.

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Introduces Satellite-Enabled Smart Phone

ouachiski Hands Free (140 comments)

I have tested one of these things out. If you go out of coverage area pretty regularly but only need your phone in an extreme emergency this phone might be useful as a replacement for an iridium. The problem is you have to use a hands free headset to make the satellite service work. You also have to peak in the phone to get a good link to the satellite then maintain the pointing of the phone throughout the conversation else you drop the call. This is actually pretty difficult to do. The delay on the phone is also about 1 second witch makes conversations very difficult.

more than 3 years ago
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School Swaps Math Textbooks For iPads

ouachiski Re:There are cheaper alternatives (439 comments)

I had a class my freshman year of college the the textbooks where $300 and that was 10 years ago.

more than 3 years ago
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Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes

ouachiski not news (423 comments)

This is really non news. It happens, not all the time, but it does happen. If the Deepwater Horizon hadn't exploded 5 months ago most of you probably never would have heard anything about it.

more than 3 years ago
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Amateur Radio In the Backcountry?

ouachiski Iridium (376 comments)

An iridium Phone weighs about a pound and would be much more reliable, but the service would be more expensive.

about 4 years ago

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