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Linux x32 ABI Not Catching Wind

rhubarb42 of course not (262 comments)

no. time will fairly quickly diminish the value as 64 bit cpus get faster.

about 3 months ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

rhubarb42 Re: Grasping at Straws (552 comments)

come on! agw predicts extreme variability in weather as the climate heats up. that is why there is extreme cold in places unaccustomed to that, and vice versa, more or less heat, rain, snow, wind, whatever. this has been recorded in enough places over the last few decades to be empirical evidence of the prediction. the logic makes sense too since more energy in the system means weather systmes have more power to do what they do. one weather system does not work in isolation of other neighboring systems.

about 3 months ago
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Can the US Be Weaned Off Ethanol?

rhubarb42 corn is really glorified oil (330 comments)

fossil fuels create the fertilizer, they run the tractor and trucks. eliminating corn as a bio fuel would be a good thing.

about 5 months ago
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Can GM Challenge Tesla With a Long-Range Electric Car?

rhubarb42 Re:Nissan Leaf (466 comments)

ok, your situation is the exception. You could even bike to work at that distance.

about 7 months ago
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Pouring Water Into a Volcano To Generate Power

rhubarb42 Re:They're going to frack a Volcano? (321 comments)

precisely. Even though it's only water (no 10% special additional chemicals), I can imagine this having similar effects of increasing the toxicity of the drinkable ground table due to leaching. Unless they can demonstrate that X million gallons of water will remain contained in a closed loop this will have similar effect.

more than 2 years ago
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Tandberg Attempts To Patent Open Source Code

rhubarb42 file ex parte to the patent examiner (187 comments)

This sounds pretty convincing that it's a copy. You can tell the patent examiner about the prior art. You don't have to sue or be sued. The only defense Tandberg could claim is they actually told you about the idea, and you "stole" it when you committed the code. They would have to show evidence to the examiner to rebut his rejection based on your ex parte evidence.

more than 3 years ago
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High Depreciation May Slow Electric Car Acceptance

rhubarb42 Re:Charging can't work, so what are the other opti (354 comments)

>> Aside from that, I don't see any way for there to be a 5 minute or less charge of a car with a 400+ mile range, like we do with gasoline. If anyone else has an idea, I'd like to hear it. hmm... if you have a filling station full of already charged batteries, and the cars can easily swap, it probably would take a few minutes.

more than 3 years ago
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Daily Caffeine Protects Your Brain

rhubarb42 Re:Caffeine or coffee? (325 comments)

so the conclusion of the article is to drink coffee, not caffeine, which is *not* the logical conclusion of the data. that would be to eat caffeine pills. otherwise mountain dew would be just as sufficient as coffee. hmm... this is another example of bad science reporting.

about 6 years ago

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