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Ubuntu Touch Beta Images Available For Testing

priceslasher Re:http://www.linuxadvocates.com/p/support.html (48 comments)

I'm not the dickhead whisperer, figure it out. The world doesn't owe you an explanation. Bitching about google getting rich for free on open source yet you cannot? But for starters all of the apps in the appstores are part of this market.

about a year ago
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SpaceX Pressure Hammers Stuck Valves; Dragon's ISS Mission Back On Track

priceslasher Re:That is load of B.S. (170 comments)

You're just pointing out make believe negative shit to posture.

about a year and a half ago
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SpaceX Pressure Hammers Stuck Valves; Dragon's ISS Mission Back On Track

priceslasher Re:What is the worst that could happen (170 comments)

While we are speculating - I wonder if they used robust heavy duty stuff and maybe 'pressure hammering' doesn't put the valves under any more stress than they were designed to handle.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

priceslasher Re:OK, 35 years, then... (390 comments)

Intimidation, browbeating? I mean, if there is anything to the Milgram experiment (and I believe there is), then many people will deliver what they believe are dangerous and painful electrical stimulation to somebody so long as someone in a position of authority behaves as if it is standard procedure. If those rates are truly 99.5% in 20,000, then maybe it's just because everyone is doing a great job - or maybe jurors are vulnerable to being herded along by (certainly knowledgable and experienced counsel) some very intimidating and powerful authorities. I doubt it is simply a matter of "overcharging is extremely rare, as judged by regular Americans".

about a year and a half ago
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The Geek Art Movement

priceslasher Re:What? No mention of RTTY art? (89 comments)

surely they used aalib. Which reminds me - aalib is a pretty flexible geek art tool.

about a year and a half ago
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Russian Space Industry To Receive $69 Billion Through 2020

priceslasher Re:Receiving 2.1 trillion roubles (64 comments)

What's aggravating about the summary is the comparison of 1 years budget to 7 years of budget. It is still a 3x increase in budget, from 3.3 billion to roughly 9.9 billion.

about a year and a half ago
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Egyptian Government To Adopt Free Software On Larger Scale

priceslasher Re:Not the "freedom" thing ... (57 comments)

I don't really think people should support bitcoin.

about a year ago
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Egyptian Government To Adopt Free Software On Larger Scale

priceslasher Re:Not the "freedom" thing ... (57 comments)

Bitcoins? Supporting your local currency is probably the best option, as it pays for infrastructure and government (unless your government uses the money to oppress you, of course).

about a year ago
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GNU/Linux Running On An 8-Bit Processor

priceslasher Re:Why? (361 comments)

There is code that allows you to perform 32-bit emulation on an 8-bit processor, but does it really work? Now we know.

Well, why would you run 32-bit code on an 8-bit processor? Maybe so you don't have to write code on an 8-bit processor - you know those things can't add past 256.. so if you have some code and just want to use it without wrapping your head around everything that tests it's limits you can safely do this now.

Honestly, I don't even know why I'm explaining this on slashdot of all the places.

more than 2 years ago
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Inside the Mummification of Space Shuttle Discovery

priceslasher Re:The real reason... (98 comments)

I think reducing the weight is the main thing here. As an exhibit, one possibility, the new electronics will just need to project Hubble images onto windows - like you're flying around.. and play some space music. And some flashing lights, of course.

more than 2 years ago
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Drug Turns Immune System Against All Tumor Types

priceslasher Re:But... (330 comments)

Already happened, it was called "I am Legend" (the movie). Will Smith saved us but I think the zombies got him in the end.

more than 2 years ago
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Instant Messaging With Neutrinos

priceslasher Re:Will Neutrinos collide with other Neutrinos? (262 comments)

Wouldn't the receiver/transmitters of neutrino data with artificially generated neutrinos directed at them make neutrino interactions less rare at said locations? IOW, in nature it is rare for them to interact, but nature is out the window if we are creating artificial sources of them..

more than 2 years ago
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Jawless Creature Had the World's Sharpest Teeth

priceslasher Re:Author doesn't understand pressure... (53 comments)

if pressure is force per unit area then it sounds like area and pressure are related - the smaller area for the same force will have higher pressure because force divided by a smaller value will continue to increase, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Online Learning Becomes Court-Ordered Community Service

priceslasher Re:Once again (160 comments)

Does the study suggest that dropping out causes criminal behavior (or just increases)? Everyone in prison isn't necessarily pathologically anti social or destructive, and even teenagers mellow out eventually.

more than 2 years ago
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Man Convicted For Helping Thousands Steal Internet Access

priceslasher Re:he got rich from fraud (378 comments)

And I doubt that anyone is "pulling down 300 terabytes a month on a $50 connection". Now, as far as real numbers are concerned - 3GB is a tiny amount of bandwidth that gets smaller every day.

more than 2 years ago
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Is Stratfor a "Joke"?

priceslasher Re:I've been observing Stratfor since its inceptio (211 comments)

He says he has independently carried out some tests and thus has arrived at a somewhat specific figure which is what you all wanted to know [why he said 23 and not 25,50,75 or even 10,20,30,...] - so whats the problem?

more than 2 years ago
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Global Christianity and the Rise of the Cellphone

priceslasher Re:New technology, old mindsets (559 comments)

They're not all going to solve it. One of theirs, chosen by the clouds, will fix it - how else can a population of mystics have cellphones to begin with? It was the will of the gods. In the meantime they will probably be denouncing science and technology with text messaging.

more than 2 years ago
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New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life

priceslasher Re:22 light years (288 comments)

Why would I send the asteroids at a lower speed, they would have the same propulsion system as the ship. The ship would probably be a similarly equipped asteroid. The real problem I see is sustaining that rate of acceleration for a sustained period of two years - the asteroid itself would have to somehow be the fuel and the expent fuel couldn't be in the path so it would have to create a tunnel with it's expulsion pattern as opposed to a trail. I am not suggesting going the speed of light which is why I went to the trouble of saying "appreciable fraction of" and you still heckle me over this like by reminding me it is a "limit" as if I want to break the speed of light. Not even what I said. So what is the point of the mass increasing to a factor of 2-7 anyways, of course you and your craft are going to have mass - so explain without being so patronizing what is wrong with that. Or better yet, why don't you use your imagination to propose a solution to travelling 44light years which is the discussion.

more than 2 years ago
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New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life

priceslasher Re:22 light years (288 comments)

Since there is little friction in space what is there from stopping us from reaching an appreciable fraction of the speed of light? I was reading that we might attain lightspeed in about 1 year at 1G acceleration rate which only adds a couple of years to the trip..

I would first launch a volley of asteroids towards the planet to clear a path, then the equipment, and then follow in their wake.

more than 2 years ago

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