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Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet

rossdee Radiative cooling substance (127 comments)

There is a cheaper alternative. Coat the surface with small crystals of oxidane. Its very good at reflecting heat. In large quantities it is very good at absorbing heat..
I have a driveway full that you can have for free, just bring your own shovel.

7 hours ago
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Google Should Be Broken Up, Say European MPs

rossdee While they're at it (186 comments)

They could abolish the speed of light and make the internet go much faster.

yesterday
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

rossdee Some are more neutral than others (109 comments)

We are not going to get 'net neutrality' in every country, even if it was federally regulated (or passed by congress) There are always going to be some limitations in other parts of the world, just by the distances and bottlenecks in the structure.

(well maybe we could get the new congress and senate to repeal the speed of light limit, along with the laws of thermodynamics.)

yesterday
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

rossdee Re:Legal Issue (153 comments)

"the legal status of such objects places them in them as international heritage??"

What legal status? There are no courts in space.

Any law or treaty passed by the UN means squat if the UN ain't got no spaceships to enforve them.

3 days ago
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Multi-National Crew Reaches Space Station

rossdee Multi-National Crew (69 comments)

Isn't that pretty much the rule for the ISS
It is after all the International Space Station

4 days ago
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Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

rossdee school curriculums? (474 comments)

The plural of curriculum is curricula .
It is Latin.

4 days ago
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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

rossdee Not sure if it adds up (85 comments)

If company A bids 15 million, and company B bids 14.5 billion and company C bids 6 billion, then all the Govt gets is the 15 billion from the top bidder, not the sum total of the bids

4 days ago
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How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles

rossdee Explanation (185 comments)

CO2 emissions increase in the northern hemisphere winter as everyone turns on their heaters. (which are powered by fossil fuels)

4 days ago
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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

rossdee Troy Tempest (164 comments)

and his copilot "Phones" of the W.A.S.P.

5 days ago
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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

rossdee 26.5 diagonal? or per side (329 comments)

or how about a square tablet? Then you wouldn't have to rotate it all the time

5 days ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

rossdee $150 ? (233 comments)

You should be able to get one cheaper than $150
I paid less than $90 for the one I have, and its 1400VA
from Tigerdirect when it was on special

about a week ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

rossdee Is this (397 comments)

Just for a fresh install, or does it change the default when you upgrade to a new version (every week or so)
and does this affect SeaMonkey?

about a week ago
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UK Hotel Adds Hefty Charge For Bad Reviews Online

rossdee Re: Ask the credit card for a refund (307 comments)

What have Republicans got to do with it? This is in the UK, they don't have Republicans there.

about two weeks ago
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City of Toronto Files Court Injunction Against Uber

rossdee Re:Toronto Municipal Gov't divided (169 comments)

"But Toronto doesn't have a "strong mayor" like many American cities."

But it did have one just as corrupt as any american big city mayor...\

about two weeks ago
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Court Rules Google's Search Results Qualify As Free Speech

rossdee I am sure there will be a challenge (137 comments)

Maybe it will get appealed to the SCOTUS. Or congress will change the legislation relevant to this. Remember what happened to Rick Santorum...

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

rossdee UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button (316 comments)

I would like to hear what Jenson Button has to say - is he going to retire after this season?

about two weeks ago
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Google Quadruples A.M. Turing Award To $1M

rossdee AM turing award (42 comments)

I don't want to get up early in the morning - is there a PM turing award?

about two weeks ago
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Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images

rossdee Re:Big deal... (132 comments)

"we land things on the earth every day and it's travelling thousands of miles an hour too"

Earth has gravity, and most of the stuff we land on it start from earth (so share the same velocity to begin with)

about two weeks ago
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'Dark Magma' Could Explain Mystery Volcanoes

rossdee Dark Magma (77 comments)

So thats why Anakin/Vader didn't get all burned to a crisp at the end of Ep 3 - it was dark magma

about two weeks ago

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