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Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

p51d007 Amen to that! (142 comments)

Sometimes I think some of the enviro-nutjobs, won't be happy until we are all back living in caves, eating sticks and berries.

5 days ago
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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

p51d007 After bankruptcy (137 comments)

Look for one of the "entertainment giants" to pick up the scraps, rebrand it and sell it somehow.

5 days ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

p51d007 Old televisions (111 comments)

Sure is a lot different these days. Back in my youth, in the mid 70's, I worked in a television repair shop. We'd get tv's in that the "women of the house" could hear the flyback transformer whine. Usually around 15k in frequency. Sometimes I could hear it, sometimes I couldn't. Only thing you could do back then was to swap out horizontal output or horizontal oscillator tubes, hoping to get one that was just right, so the person couldn't hear the whine.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Body Weight Heavily Influenced By Heritable Gut Microbes

p51d007 New weight loss miracle (297 comments)

Oh, I can see it now...late night tv....The newest solution to weight loss The microb-pill, guaranteed to help you lose 20 pounds a week or your money back. Act now and we'll double your order, just pay for processing and handling.

about two weeks ago
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Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

p51d007 Market speculation, OPEC pricing (334 comments)

It's simple math. The price spiked up and stayed high a few years ago, when has lead to the boom of (USA) domestic oil production in the Dakota area, and more oil available on the market, caused the price to drop, and exports from OPEC to drop. OPEC, wanting to sell more oil, lowers the price, pumps more, and floods the market with even more oil. This causes the speculators to drop the price on the open market. With the price lower, drilling for oil becomes cheaper, less return on a barrel of oil, versus the cost to extract & refine it, making domestic companies, investors stop or reduce drilling because of little or no return on that investment. You just can't stick a pipe in the ground to drill for oil in the USA anyway. You must get 3,103 different legal things sorted out, EPA, environmental impact, the hardware & people required to extract it, shipping it etc. So, once the domestic drilling slows or stops, and the "glut" of oil evaporates, then OPEC slows delivery of oil on the international stage, and BOOM! The price skyrockets again. By the time the domestic production ramps up again, it will be months if not years, thereby insuring a huge windfall for OPEC. Alternatives are ok, but, nothing will stop the use of petroleum products. A lot of anti-oil people forget, there are a LOT of medical discoveries, and cures available today, if not for the petro-chemical industry.

about three weeks ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

p51d007 Black tape (321 comments)

Every laptop I've owned, if it had a web cam, also had a piece of black electrical tape over the camera.

about three weeks ago
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PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

p51d007 socialism (208 comments)

I'll take free market capitalism over socialsim/communism ANY DAY! At least in a democratic form, you have the ability to do better. Under socialism, there is no reward, for doing better, and you become LAZY, quality of work, goods & services suck.

about three weeks ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

p51d007 What if aliens drop in, (249 comments)

Tell everyone "HEY! your clock is off .03 seconds"...the scientist's heads would explode. ;)

about three weeks ago
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Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found

p51d007 Re:No Worries (73 comments)

Yeah, want to really get them going? Oil, is a NATURAL RESOURCE.

about a month ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

p51d007 What happens to the data? (165 comments)

Oh this one will drive the conspiracy nuts wild! After that scanner is finished, where does the data go? Is it deleted, is it stored, shared? Oh the possibilities with that data...

about a month ago
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Apple 1 Sells At Auction For $905,000

p51d007 Waste of money (81 comments)

But, it ain't my money...

about a month ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

p51d007 the climate change boogie man (228 comments)

Climate change is just another attempt to dissolve nations, cause the industrialized ones to give money to the U.N. (useless nations) Climate change is called SEASONS for most INTELLIGENT people. The SUN controls our climate, not man, but, the "scientist" and pinheads in academia who couldn't hold a job in private industry, so they just "teach" (those than can do, those that can't, teach) only know what is in a book, and most of them are non believers in God, so they just spout their garbage.

about a month and a half ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

p51d007 not buying the report (610 comments)

Nope, not buying it. With the subsidies, tax breaks, under the table deals, the PART TIME that the wind blows, the amount of birds killed, the disruption to the wind patterns around or near a wind "farm", wind is NOT cheaper than coal, gas or oil.

about a month and a half ago
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Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

p51d007 Simpson 260 (155 comments)

Best meter I ever used, was back in the 70's...good ole Simpson 260. Built like a tank!

about a month and a half ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

p51d007 Bash Bush in 3...2...1... (425 comments)

Come on slashdot libs, don't let me down ;)

about 1 month ago
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The Era of Saturday Morning Cartoons Is Dead

p51d007 Looney Tunes (320 comments)

Looney Tunes, Bugs, Elmer Road Runner etc...THOSE were cartoons. What happened is the political correctness destroyed them. Speedy Gonzales, nope, making fun of Mexicans, Sylvester, Elmer, nope, makes fun of someone with a speech problem. Then you run into the whole "too violent" problem. Daffy walks into a shotgun blast from Elmer, the Coyote falls off a cliff, hits the ground and an Acme safe falls on him, too violent. Even the reruns the cartoon network use to show have been butchered. They show the coyote at the edge of a cliff, then on the ground a few seconds later. Oh yeah and the video games, crap on tv isn't violent? Political correctness destroyed the Saturday morning cartoon along with instant access streaming, and political correctness is destroying America and the rest of western civilization along with multiculturalism.

about 2 months ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

p51d007 Re:Antique technology, time for it to go! (240 comments)

The "innards" are digital. Once it hits the MODEM, and goes out over the PHONE line, it's ANALOG.

about 2 months ago

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