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Insurance Claims Reveal Hidden Electronic Damage From Geomagnetic Storms

simstick Re:Buy Surge Protectors (78 comments)

I live in the country and installed GFI breakers at the main panel and on most every outlet plus the normal surge protector for the computers et.. and noticed that using them double like that they pop like crazy ahead of major storms so I am assuming they are sensing flux on the lines and using two inline causes the first to trip quicker than it normally might.

about 2 months ago

By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

simstick Re: Now thats incentive (564 comments)

I always say the first step is the paperless office. There are still a lot offices that don't seem to be able to want or trust computers.

about 2 months ago

Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

simstick Re:NOT. GODDA. HAPPEN. (275 comments)

"that Mars One reality show thing was doing the same thing"
They ARE doing the same thing.
and I think I read that Space-X was one of the transport choices which is probably where he is getting his timeline.

about 3 months ago

Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

simstick Re:Is God falsifiable? (649 comments)

That pretty well agrees with a lot of theoretical physicists I have been reading. As we don't have a firm grasp on matter, time, energy or dimensions yet I hesitate to make an all or nothing bet but over the years I have come to believe religion as a science primer and if we follow the basic tenants of doing right by our fellow man we will be fine. I believe ultimately we will be answering for our actions to our fellow man and that is probably worse than what any one God would dish out and the next time we all get together to talk theory it is going to be from a much enlightened viewpoint.

about 3 months ago

Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

simstick Re:Yep. (649 comments)

"However Creationism isn't really big in Britain where people tend to be more grounded in reality."
You do realize that most Christian congregations in the US are decedents of the Church of England. It's not like they have a foreign doctrine.

about 3 months ago

EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

simstick Re:It's USA that has always been FUCKED UP! (625 comments)

You have not been to most of those countries obviously. You need to stop reading blogs and read some history.

about 3 months ago

I'm 0x30 years old...

simstick Re:I'm still 19 (9 comments)

If I knew we would still be here I would have tried harder to retrieve my first account when a free email service folded. I got here about that @ 36.

about 9 months ago

Commercial Drones Taking To the Skies

simstick Re:TFA is misleading - cops already can use drones (148 comments)

Never seen so many uninformed comments. Thanks to the link to the rules. Unless it is a hobbyist who is allowed to operate under 400 feet away from people , buildings, aircraft and airports (except on private property but still must stay under 400 feet) The other air vehicles will be operated under FAA rules for aircraft which limit operations to above 500 feet near people and buildings (except on PRIVATE property with owners permission). Private property airspace extends to 500 feet around buildings and people unless it has been taken (bought) for airport operations.

more than 2 years ago

Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

simstick Re:There really is an app for everything :P (794 comments)

Actually I have a great sense of humor. It's just a big issue with me. When you meat me in real life it takes a long time to figure out that I am a vegatarian, a political independent, I read slashdot, and am straight. Just like with religion I try to evangelize by deeds and work and not just talking and show and am always willing to listen to someone's arguments who is passionate about their position as it usually adds strength to mine.

more than 3 years ago

Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

simstick Re:There really is an app for everything :P (794 comments)

I could cure you of liking meat in one day by taking you through the supply chain unless you were a sociopath killer or retarded and couldn't comprehend what you were seeing.

more than 3 years ago

Researchers Create Computer That Fits On a Pen Tip

simstick Re:That sound convenient (110 comments)

Of course, it suck when that lithium battery blow up in your eye!

Fixed it for ya! No thank needed.

more than 3 years ago

Startup Tests Drugs Aimed at Autism

simstick Do I have it (171 comments)

If I have the urge to get a first post?

more than 4 years ago

Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

simstick Re:Patience.... (1354 comments)

Any new motorcycle? You must have a very dynamic marriage.

more than 5 years ago

Comrade, You Are So Not Getting a Dell

simstick Re:And Michael Looked Back (600 comments)

"If you are American you have surely just lived through a period where the political utility of the perceptual emergency was clear.

I perceive that I have not had to worry about being blown up by terrorists recently for whatever that has to do with the price of computers in Russia.

more than 5 years ago

Game-Related Education On the Rise At Colleges

simstick Re:Ummm... (178 comments)

Getting slashdotted would be a great compliment to him. Post his site. He could use it as a reference for years to come.

more than 5 years ago



Academia & Open Sources

simstick simstick writes  |  more than 7 years ago

simstick (303379) writes "FROM WASHINGTON Academia & Open Sources On the sixtieth anniversary of the National Security Act, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is holding a conference on Open Sources. This morning's session examines the ways academic institutions, which work with "open" or non-covert, non-secret information, can work with the intelligence community. MON., C-SPAN2, 9:30AM ET. Online viewing available."
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