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Would-Be Tesla Owners Jump Through Hoops To Skirt Wacky Texas Rules

ourcraft Re:MYOB (470 comments)

I can only assume this is snark, bait.

about a year ago
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On the way to 15 cents a Watt solar panels

ourcraft before its published can typos be fixed? (2 comments)

"... revealed that perovskites behave much better than though in solar cells. "

should obviously be "better than thought in solar cells"

but this shouldnt be a comment on the article

about a year ago
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US Nuclear Power Enters the Digital Age

ourcraft Germany begins "The Great Shutdown" (291 comments)

ALL nuclear power will be ended in Germany by 2022. All but three stations will closed by 2021, wityh the final three being shuttered and buried the next year, if they need the power still, but not after. In related news, Germany plans to double renewables by 2020. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/germany-decides-to-pull-plug-on-nuclear-power/article2039434/ Go ahead and troll rate me down, it won't change the news.

more than 3 years ago
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The Challenges of Tapping Blood Flow For Power

ourcraft Re:Eureka! (143 comments)

I think its powered by beans and beef, but thats just me. On other days I power my heart with pounding music, and last week it was with frozen yogourt

more than 3 years ago
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The Challenges of Tapping Blood Flow For Power

ourcraft Wrong methodolgy, and this is first art, released (143 comments)

free to the world, GPL 3; Use movement and piezoelectric, a long thin metal ribbon, somewhere in the back, the elbow, along the ankle, every move creates a charge... Your truly ourcraft.

more than 3 years ago
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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

ourcraft "in the air" (280 comments)

said it had found a crack in the pit at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, generating readings 1,000 millisieverts of radiation per hour in the air inside the pit.

more than 3 years ago
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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

ourcraft Re:"May be" "Possibly" "Calm down" "Sleep" (280 comments)

No, the story is far from out as to what the hell is going on, but the levels have reached well beyond what we were not worry about "because it isn't this high". Let me post once again the link to xkcd's excellent map of radiation levels. http://xkcd.com/radiation/

more than 3 years ago
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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

ourcraft Re:"May be" "Possibly" "Calm down" "Sleep" (280 comments)

I mean, the levels of radiation are well past what previous posts and "calm down advocates" have said "well its not this bad" - it is now.

more than 3 years ago
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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

ourcraft Re:"May be" "Possibly" "Calm down" "Sleep" (280 comments)

Please, my older slashing friends, mod this up, mod this up so we can begin to have the discussion. The discussion is dying away in the press, and that dying away has "calmed" our discussions. People who love both science and life must begin to scream that this is front page for any paper or any TV (except Foxnews I guess). Please, lets begin the discussion, please.

more than 3 years ago
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My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet

ourcraft Re:Then, don't use the tablets... (789 comments)

the notebook was far less powerful than that desktop. Yet, over time, the notebook pulled ahead.

got cheaper or more popular, I dont think pulled ahead is right

more than 3 years ago
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Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

ourcraft Re:To summarize the article ... (696 comments)

Its less than one percent that have been released so far. 1,942 of 250,000 cables.

more than 3 years ago
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Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

ourcraft Re:Perspective (696 comments)

Mr. Assange is giving the materials, a few at a time, to the NYT, and others, so that they may determine, in their journalistic opinion, based not just in support of a single government, but with the principles they hold defending democracy. It must always be remembered, the data is being filtered, and redacted, and withheld, if immediate danger to individuals is expected, among other reasons. I for one am glad that The Guardian, El Pais and Le Monde have access too. He is not releasing all the data at once, or just on the opinions of wikileak volunteers or staff.

more than 3 years ago
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Why WikiLeaks Is Unlike the Pentagon Papers

ourcraft Re:Journalistic Hubris (696 comments)

"Very noble of them to take on this weighty responsibility." As in a people governing themselves, as in government of the people by the people for the people. Which is I think very noble of them, to take on this weighty responsibility, but more than noble, Americans have offered their lives over and over again to ensure that such a government shall not perish from the earth.

more than 3 years ago
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The Adam has arrived

ourcraft Hooray for adam (1 comments)

it looks a killer second gen tablet. Wow is the obvious short phrase

more than 3 years ago

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Apple censoring Single Payer advocacy App for the

ourcraft ourcraft writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ourcraft writes "Apple store censored and prevented an iphone app that allows people to advocate for single payer healthcare.
"PALO ALTO, CA â"Apple, Inc. has censored an iPhone application promoting health insurance reform in the United States. iSinglePayer, an iPhone application that advocates for single-payer health care reform was rejected from the App Store by Apple because it is âoepolitically charged.â The application displays charts and bullet points about single-payer health care systems, and it allows users to call members of congress. iSinglePayer even calculates your local congressperson using GPS, and displays the amount of money donated to each congressperson from the health sector."
This is awful! This evil. This is just about the end of the line for apple arrogantly, stupidly, fascisticly thinking they can control our lives. And yes I mean fascist. They want to prevent you from using the tools they sell you from acting like a citizen? Yep thats fascism. Your phone wont let talk about politics. SHAME on Apple"

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Obama Licences change.gov under Creative Commons

ourcraft ourcraft writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ourcraft (874165) writes "In an amazing, inspiring and wonderfully delightful example of "getting it" Obama has moved to open discussions on change.gov, and move toward a more open and transparent government.

Toward a 21st century government
Monday, December 1, 2008 06:35pm EST


President-elect Obama has championed the creation of a more open, transparent, and participatory government. To that end, Change.gov adopted a new copyright policy this weekend. In an effort to create a vibrant and open public conversation about the Obama-Biden Transition Project, all website content now falls under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

"Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Content includes all materials posted by the Obama-Biden Transition project. Visitors to this website agree to grant a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to the rest of the world for their submissions to Change.gov under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License."

http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/towards_a_21st_century_government/"
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yahoo-msn-used-root-out-tibetan-rioters-china

ourcraft ourcraft writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OurBigBrotherisHelpingTheirBigBrother (874165) writes "The complicity of Yahoo and MSM in Chinese crackdown. This from the story: "Yahoo China pasted a "most wanted" poster across its homepage today in aid of the police's witch-hunt for 24 Tibetans accused of taking part in the recent riots. MSN China made the same move, although it didn't go as far as publishing the list on its homepage. The "most wanted" poster has been published on several Chinese portals like Sina.com and news.qq.com. It reads "The Chinese police have issued a warrant for the arrest of suspected rioters in Tibet" and offers rewards for web users who are willing to help. Along with the text are photos of Tibetans taken during the riots. Of the 24 on the list, two have already been caught.""
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ourcraft ourcraft writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ourcraft (874165) writes "Microsoft hit with $1.52 billion patent suit damages.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070222/bs_nm/microsof t_verdict_dc_4

NEW YORK (Reuters) — A U.S. federal jury found that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT — news) infringed audio patents held by Alcatel-Lucent (ALU.PA) (NYSE:ALU — news) and should pay $1.52 billion in damages, Microsoft said on Thursday.

Microsoft said it plans to first ask the trial judge to knock down the ruling and will appeal if necessary. It said the verdict is unsupported by the law or the facts.

Alcatel-Lucent had accused the world's biggest software maker of infringing patents related to standards used for playing computer music, or MP3, files."
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ourcraft ourcraft writes  |  more than 7 years ago

ourcraft (874165) writes "The Globe and Mail, stodgy Canadian national newspaper recently asked readers of their online version "Microsoft just launched a version of Internet Explorer that incorporates new features that were made popular by other browsers such as Opera and Firefox. Which browser do you use the most?" The answer surprised me. 50% said Firefox, 41 % said IE. The link to the Globe&Mail online poll is here."

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