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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

sjwt Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (377 comments)

The missing news story here..

"Assumptions about the Ocean heat convection currents were wrong, they do not just shut down when temperatures rise a little"

I mean who would've thought that a large body of water would still try and maintain a thermodynamic balance..

2 days ago

F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

sjwt well.. (164 comments)

One could always try one of these...

Nice little phone

about two weeks ago

Psychology's Replication Battle

sjwt Re:Freud's problem too (172 comments)

Yup, like the recent one about men not being able to 'be alone with their own thouhgs'..

That same data can also read 'Men, more willing to put up with pain' or 'Men, more curious and want to know what they may experience'

about three weeks ago

One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

sjwt and? (190 comments)

Now lets use my favourite dosage level, and all radiation related matters should be in the everyday standard of BED (Banana Equivalent Dose)

We are talking about an exposure of 8,461,539 KG's of Bananas. Or about One 17th the level that Bananas expose humans to in a year. (@140Bqs per KG)

Did you know that Humans are radioactive and rated at about 100Bqs per KG, so we are talking about a release of radiation equal to about 11 million KGS of ppl or less than what the ppl in a city with around 180,000 population releases from the ppl alone.

about a month ago

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

sjwt Re:That's not what my crossfit instructor told me! (151 comments)

Well the article does state 'The tests revealed that the poop “clearly” contained high proportions of cholesterol and coprostanol from eating meat'.
Add in that they are unwilling to do a percentage analysis says either there methods are not refined enough to do so or the results are not impressive enough to grab the headline.

about 2 months ago

$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

sjwt Lets list other free energy communication scams.. (448 comments)

Man, this is good to see, here is another one to hit up,
  It claims to allow you to receive and create an auditable sound of most AM broadcasts

It openly states no battery or power source is needed other then the ambient radio signals.. total bull shit obvisouly

Please for the love of god ppl, get a clue, free energy claims are 99.999999999999999999999999999999999999999% likely BS, but read what is being written, no 'free energy' here, just the claim of converting energy.

about 2 months ago

Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

sjwt wtf... (281 comments)

It is Twitter, not the international apology bulletin board.

If you are following this guy hoping he will say sorry and wire you part payments of bitcoins, then you have sadly misunderstood what Twitter is used for.

about 2 months ago

Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

sjwt Re:Biggest problem (173 comments)

Just like all those CMOS chips that once you fuck up a setting their is no way at all clear them..

about 2 months ago

3D Bioprinters Could Make Enhanced, Electricity-Generating 'Superorgans'

sjwt Re:Obligatory (69 comments)

Its not all about sex, the best part is this brings new meaning to the phrase 'My battery just died'

about 2 months ago

Study: Rats Regret Making the Wrong Decision

sjwt Re:Not surprising (94 comments)

My pet rat used to get out and play with the cat, kind of like a tag and hide game.. I dont know if they were playing the same game, but years later my brother had a Chihuahua and it used to play in the back yard with a wild rat.. it played tag some days for hours.. chasing after the rat, taping it, then running from it whilst it was being chased.. so funny..

about 2 months ago

Turing Test Passed

sjwt Re:Outdated test (432 comments)

A good turning test has an equal mix of humans and AI, and rewards the best in both..

Humans who pass as human, or as bots.
Bots that pass as Bots or as Human.

And has equal numbers of those shooting for each goal.

Half your entrances are trying to convince you they are human, the other half that they are AI, and half of each are lying.

about 2 months ago

Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

sjwt Re:The former iPhone user is an idiot. (238 comments)

RTFA, unsubscribing does not always work, thats the bug that Apple has been unable to fix for a year.

about 3 months ago

Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

sjwt Re:good (238 comments)

Despite it supposed to be that ways, it does not always work.

about 3 months ago

Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

sjwt Re: Anti-competitive (238 comments)

No it wasn't. Netscape Communicator was a commercial package that cost. The charged for both the browser and the server.

I don't recall ever paying for Netscape.

Well then, thank Microsoft for its anti competitive behaviour then!

about 3 months ago

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle

sjwt Re:How about a string? (93 comments)

Once your centre of Mass moves past your center of balance you will tip over.

Just like how on old school scales moving the tiny weights to the side changes the balance, go to far and the scales tip over, their is no way to keep the ship and the sub directly located over each other, if it was dropped from the center of the boat and went straight down,and there were no ocean currents(they can change directions at different depths) No wind, No waves and you could manage to move both the ship and the sub in the same direction at the same pace accounting for differences in buoyancy and resistance, then yes you would have a point.

about 3 months ago



CSRIO - Accelerating our dragon R&D program

sjwt sjwt writes  |  about 7 months ago

sjwt (161428) writes "In some countries your government research laboratories might be held back from performing some types of programs due to political vote buying reasons, not hear in Australia.. Full steam ahead for Dragon Research!!

From the official CSRIO Blog comes..
"Over the past 87 odd years we have not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs. We have sighted an eastern bearded dragon at one of our telescopes, observed dragonflies and even measured body temperatures of the mallee dragon. But our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety.""

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Ask Slashdot: Hope left for /.?

sjwt sjwt writes  |  about a year ago

sjwt (161428) writes "So, after the recent story about publishing legal advice given by someone with a master's degree in mathematics that contradicts the advice given by a law professor I am left wondering if any hope is left for /.

It is not often I see a major story on /. before I see it in a bottom rung news feed such as and at worst its only 1 day behind, but /. can lag by days if not weeks. We see articles that read more like paid ads, and often the "summary" that is submitted in stories is just a copy past with no effort put in, is any hope left?"

Australian Government releases report into IT Price Fixing.

sjwt sjwt writes  |  1 year,25 days

sjwt (161428) writes "It's been a long time since anyone on the web in Australia no matter how computer literate they are even bothered to question the simple statement 'Do we in Australia pay too much for Digital copies', it has always been an resounding 'Yes'. Labor MP Ed Husic's report into IT prices is out, and it does not pull punches.

From 116% for Ebooks to 184% for games, everywhere you look it has become commonplace to be charged much more for living in Australia, and now the government report issued today with a number of recommendations including removing import restrictions in the Copyright Act for private individuals, a right of resale on digital goods and even the possibility of outlawing geoblocking. This could be quite a win for Australian consumers."

A new startup offers to halve the production costs of solar cells

sjwt sjwt writes  |  more than 2 years ago

sjwt (161428) writes "Using a newer self developed high powered ion cannon, Twin Creeks a new start up company promises to produce solar cells that at 20um thick, 1/10th the current stranded thickness, and also flexible. After accounting for the reduction of wast silicon and the new production techniques they state a cost of 40 cents per watt compare this to the current $1.09 per watt and this could push solar cells into a competitive place against fossil fuels."


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