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If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

rossdee Re:Ready in 30 years (251 comments)

We have had a working fusion reactor for over 5 billion years, and it should keep going for a few billion more.

yesterday
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Machine Vision Reveals Previously Unknown Influences Between Great Artists

rossdee artist's use of space (74 comments)

Do you think Chris Hadfield was influenced by David Bowie?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

rossdee No because (378 comments)

Free speech is in the constitution

also I don't trust the owners of this site, they might implement that god-awful BETA

What if the trolls also paid

not all AC;s are trolls

In Soviet Russia Snowden trolls YOU

2 days ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

rossdee Urgent Benz email (229 comments)

From Lewis Hamilton
To Ross Brawn

Tell Nico to move over, I 'm doing faster lap times.

2 days ago
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Daimler's Solution For Annoying Out-of-office Email: Delete It

rossdee Daimler (229 comments)

This is the German one, right? Not the different badge on a Jaguar,

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

rossdee Pining for the fjords (318 comments)

Its not dead, its just resting.

3 days ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

rossdee Re: Check your arithmatic (211 comments)

I don't mind walking if its snowing, snow doesn't really get you wet, and of course you can wear a snow suit.
It generally doesn't get that cold while it is snowing. Its when it clears up afterward that the temperature drops below 0F and thats ok if the wind is behind you.
  I wouldn't want to ride a bike on snow or ice though.

3 days ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

rossdee Re:Check your arithmatic (211 comments)

"Walking 4 blocks in ANY weather is easy, you fucking lazy bastard!"

Walking even 2 blocks in a thunderstorm can get you absolutly soaked, even if you're wearing a coat.

These days I walk to work 99% of the time unless its raining. It takes about 20 minutes, and 17 minutes to walk home
I thin the distance is about a mile. Leaving work I can use another door which is on the near side of the building.

3 days ago
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Why the Universe Didn't Become a Black Hole

rossdee Early universe (109 comments)

Hadn't they proved (mathematically) that just after the big bang there was a time (inflation) when it was expanding faster than light. If you are going faster than light then you can escape from a black hole.

4 days ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

rossdee Re:why STOP in telegrams? (144 comments)

The word STOP was free, but other small words still cost, therefore they were often left out.

At the end of the 20th century, the Universal House of Justice wrote emails that sounded like telegrams.

about a week ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

rossdee Re:why STOP in telegrams? (144 comments)

"Because the British did not say "period". They said "full stop".

Back then "periods" and the hygiene products associated with it were not mentioned

When I was in high school we would pronounce ASCII code 46 as 'point'

about a week ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

rossdee Re:Macedonia - the original! (164 comments)

I remember back in the days of conflict in Bosnia, and NATO involvement, them calling the place "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (FYROM)
to distinguish it from the Greek province

about a week ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

rossdee Re:meh (164 comments)

Officially, Britain uses the metric system. It is after all part of the EU

Other British Commonwealth countries use the metric system, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, PNG, Bahamas, Samoa, Tonga,

about a week ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

rossdee Sounds like a joke (186 comments)

Sth Koreas space program shut down because the Seoul astronaut resigned

about a week ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

rossdee Re:I don't get it (220 comments)

Do you believe that once the Republicans take control of the senate they will repeal the law of gravity?

about a week ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

rossdee Re:Never let the truth (390 comments)

"No it wouldn't. 197 is 6.5 standard deviations from the mean, which has a likelihood of 1 in 12,500,000,000. 3 is the same distance with the same likelihood. So given that there exists a person with IQ 197, the likelihood of there being a person with IQ 3 is still 1 in 12,500,000,000."

So nobody should be scoring that high since there are only about 7,000,000,000 people on the planet and not all of them have taken IQ tests

":I suppose you think if you hit four blacks in a row

That depends what state/city you're in (and are you a Klansman)

about a week ago
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Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors

rossdee Re:"Relatively Benign" (111 comments)

The most widely known liquid metal (Hg) has been used in fillings for centuries

about a week ago
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Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

rossdee Automatically aimed weapon? (218 comments)

How does it tell the difference between an innocent bystander and a terrorist/infidel ?

about two weeks ago
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New NSA-Funded Code Rolls All Programming Languages Into One

rossdee All programming languages? (306 comments)

Does it do APL ? Forth ? 6502 assembler?

about two weeks ago

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