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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

raind New /. poll (261 comments)

I have been with my current employer:

Less than 5 years ___.

More than 5 years ___.

Not employed insensitive clod___.

3 days ago

Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

raind Re:Already requires a warrant (289 comments)

Yes, a warrant will surely protect our rights in a highly charged situation where knowing if someone is there would be helpful.

4 days ago

NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record

raind To all youngsters (357 comments)

Good luck, and think twice if you think it's not a good idea to use a condom.

about a week ago

Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

raind Re:Who's in charge, again? (202 comments)

Like JP Morgan was fined, and shrugged it off basically as cost of doing business, and gave Jamie Dimon a nice payday.

about two weeks ago

Microbe Found In Grassy Field Contains Powerful Antibiotic

raind Re:Antibiotic resistance (84 comments)

I would be in favor of that, like most things that are bad for us, it makes someone money.

about two weeks ago

Thync, a Wearable That Zaps Your Brain To Calm You Down or Amp You Up

raind App Store (154 comments)

Just imagine the "Potential" .....

about two weeks ago

Extreme Heat Knocks Out Internet In Australia

raind Re:Las Vegas summers... (103 comments)

They have and will be seeing more of these temps, better get used to it.

about three weeks ago

How Amazon's Ebook Subscriptions Are Changing the Writing Industry

raind Re:Freedom (250 comments)

When a half dozen corporations produce and sell everything, capitalism will bleed the lower classes dry.... until the revolution.

about a month ago

Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day

raind Re:Glad to hear it's not their just pathetic jerks (336 comments)

I would think the kids being unable to play on there Xbox would be a good thing, then perhaps they could you know - go outside.

about a month ago

Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

raind Natural gas from: (143 comments)

just guessing here - Fracking?

about 2 months ago

U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal

raind Re:Quite the poker player (285 comments)

GDH (gross domestic happiness) should be the standard for successful economies and nations. Paradigm shift I say.

about 2 months ago

Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

raind No wonder (286 comments)

I am having a hard time finding a job. Competition like this.

about 3 months ago

Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

raind Re:Nothing changes (635 comments)

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

about 4 months ago

$10 Bet Brings Researchers Closer to Industrial Scale Graphene Production

raind How long will it take for mass production (74 comments)

I didn't see any estimates of how to speed up the process, any informed commentators? See it's funded my a military grant, so won't that delay public uses?

about 5 months ago

NYPD Starts Body Camera Pilot Program

raind video retention (170 comments)

"While the 60-camera pilot program will get running for about $60,000, IT costs are expected to quickly outstrip that amount."

The idea of video seems good, just wait for the requests for compliance, data storage, lawyers etc. Can't see it going very far with 60K

about 5 months ago

Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

raind google bank statements (152 comments)

funny how trying to track down a debit card charge from Sam's Club I instead get people's banking account statements, in the search results, very disturbing.

about 5 months ago

Airbnb To Hand Over Data On 124 Hosts To New York Attorney General

raind Re: Bad actors? (149 comments)

Is Bill a scientogist also?

about 4 months ago

Mangalyaan Gets Ready To Enter Mars Orbit

raind Re:Why I Hate Indian - Recruiters (67 comments)

Because 80% of recruiters contacting me are Indian, this is true for me - when I asked one what made him come here to be a pimp and didn't get an answer, anyone?

about 5 months ago



Hero for our planet

raind raind writes  |  more than 2 years ago

raind writes "Years ago my first job out of school was physically cleaning computers and printers, one of our clients was Energy Conversion Devices, and I thought wow what a cool place, well Stan Ovshinsky has passed away at age 90."
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Rewoving nuclear waste

raind raind writes  |  more than 4 years ago

raind (174356) writes "I don't often if ever submit a story, but on this one would like other opinions. What are your all opinions on shipping radioactive old nuclear generators? This one is going through Canada to the US up the ST. Lawrence seaway to the Atlantic. They say it's low radioactive but I live in Michigan and if something went wrong our water supply could be effected. Lake St. Clair is a shallow lake and ALOT of people fish there. It seems to me that Canada could truck these things land wise (at higher cost I'm sure). So what after reading and seeing the fta what do you think?"
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Combining Web and TV

raind raind writes  |  more than 5 years ago

raind (174356) writes "A Rochester Hills man is working on a new company called Clik Clac that would allow TV viewers to do something that's been talked about for a long time, but has never yet quite been worked out — point and click to buy items viewers see on the screen during shows. Noel Thompson's Clik Clac combines TV and Web, with the ability to take screen shots of TV shows and movies, and shop from the couch, all without interrupting programming. For consumer products, anything from pants, glasses, makeup and even hair color can be tagged, allowing viewers to shop from home with their remotes, or simply research a product they found interesting."
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raind raind writes  |  about a month ago

The three battery layers in the Ambri device are self-segregating, cheap to manufacture, and earth-abundant, according to the firm. The materials used in the original design were magnesium and antimony separated by a salt -- but "we needed higher voltage and lower temperature," said Ambri's CTO, David Bradwell, in a recent presentation, and so the firm developed a new, undisclosed chemistry with the help of ARPA-E funding.

But, as mentioned, a recent paper in Nature suggests that the team has been busy developing a lithium-antimony-lead formulation for grid-level energy storage.

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