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Deep-Frying Graphene Microspheres For Energy Storage

pigiron Re:Science, not a product (49 comments)

"this is interesting science research and nothing more."

This is not science; it is engineering.

about two weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

Close, but people who use public infrastructure and paid for it should bethe ones who are allowed to vote. The contractors who built it though - no, that would be a conflict of interest.

We haven't been victims of an unprovoked attack in 200 years. Now that we are being attacked by waves of mestizos the army is not defending us one whit.

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

Scientists are by and large sucking off the federal tit. They shouldn't even be allowed to vote. It's a conflict of interest.

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

"Ooooooh, stardust!" - pass that joint please...

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

I wasn't aware they are trying to silence anyone. (Well maybe Dyson is in calling for the shut down of research into genetic differences between human subgroups.)

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

His first wife Lynne Margolis was the one with the real brains. I totally concur that "consciousness" is an emergent phenomenon first demonstrated by the simplest organisms that first reacted to light or chemicals in their environment. Self-awareness is a matter of degree and not an either/or proposition.

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

"I'd rather people listen to Carl Sagan"

Ooh, ooh, we are stardust! No shit. I learned that during the International Geophysical Year when I was 9 years old.

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

I wasn't aware that they were involved in Cosmological/Religious controversies, just that they are egomaniacal and overly dramatic narrators.

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

Only because they act as if they do; and no, I am not a creationist like those string theorists who claim that vibrating strings appear spontaneously from the aether of space.

about three weeks ago
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UK Prime Minister Says Gov't Should Be Capable of Reading Any Communications

pigiron This is obviously... (329 comments)

the reason we rebelled and wrote privacy into our constitution.

about three weeks ago
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PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

pigiron PHP (245 comments)

has never been taken seriously by anyone with half a brain.

about three weeks ago
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UK Computing Teachers Concerned That Pupils Know More Than Them

pigiron "Twas ever thus (388 comments)

The only thing is that good teachers are smart enough to realize it and take what steps they can to help superior students.

about three weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

pigiron Re:Yes. (227 comments)

No, as in Carl Sagan and Niel deGrasse Tyson doing more harm than good every time they opened their big idiotic traps.

about three weeks ago
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Silicon Valley's Quest To Extend Life 'Well Beyond 120'

pigiron Re:$1 million? (273 comments)

A few rich eccentric megalomaniacs is NOT "Silicon Valley." If you want a clue as to when serious longevity activity is happening then look for an extremely well-funded project from the genomics sphere not a bunch of self-congatulatory crackpots going to feel-good conferences and taking too many vitamins.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Database GUI Application Development?

pigiron Re:PostgreSQL (264 comments)

Absolutely PostgreSQL has always been a serious RDMS. My SQL was a joke when it came out and is still a joke years later. They have always been years late and several dollars short when it comes to functionality. They only got stored procedures last year! LOL Typical.

Stick completely with stored procs for production database access. You can tune them and it keeps messy queries out of the application code. It also makes the impact analysis of database changes much, much easier to track and deal with.

Do your programming in LISP if you have the nads and smarts (few do.) S-expressions match almost seamlessly with both SQL queries and with HTML/XML.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

pigiron Re:islam (1350 comments)

"1. you can't kill"

No, you can't murder.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

pigiron Re:islam (1350 comments)

Actually not; Marxism has.

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

pigiron Re:Really? On Slashdot? (1350 comments)

Nah, it's just those cut-rate H1B programmers from the Indian subcontinent who suck.

about three weeks ago

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