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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

ovit Re: If yellow stone blows (121 comments)

It erupts every 600 thousand years... While things like bears are probably somewhat different over that span, they certainly could not have evolved completely in that time.. Which to me means there must be plenty of survivors when this occurs.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

ovit TCP / MUD ? (310 comments)

I interviewed a guy who worked for Schlumberger (provide a lot of tech to oil and gas industries)... Anyway, he was describing something to me in a thick accent and it finally dawned on me what he was saying... Shocked, I leaned forward and said: "You were transmitting data via mud?" and he said yes.

See, when you're drilling very deep.... radio waves can't get down to the drill head... but you can put a computer down there to detect what kind of material you are drilling in... You also have to pump this mud stuff down and out to get the material the drill breaks free out of the hole.... their solution was to vibrate a pattern into the mud and then have another computer that optically read the pattern from the mud at the surface! He then proceeded to tell me the bitrate he achieved on this "network".

about 4 months ago

US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked

ovit Of course it's peaked... (1053 comments)

Also, 640K of memory is enough for everyone!

If you think life expectancy has peaked, you're an idiot... We're just getting warmed up...

more than 4 years ago


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