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World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada

syntheticmemory Not so new.... (96 comments)

My grandfather was a chemist and worked in the lighting gas industry in the 1920's. The city of Halifax recycled waste into methane for street lighting.

about 6 months ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

syntheticmemory Polite (626 comments)

At least the car will be polite to the ticketing officer....

about 6 months ago
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US Nuclear Missile Silos Use Safe, Secure 8" Floppy Disks

syntheticmemory Re:Security through obscurity (481 comments)

At least they are no longer using a clay tablet reader.

about 8 months ago
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LA Police Officers Suspected of Tampering With Their Monitoring Systems

syntheticmemory Just goes to show (322 comments)

Cops and criminals come from the same backgrounds...

about 8 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

syntheticmemory Tried and true (983 comments)

Back up all your data to stone tablets.

about 9 months ago
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NSA's New Utah Data Center Suffering Meltdowns

syntheticmemory Ah well, (241 comments)

It probably lacks certification from the Department of Redundancy Department anyway...

about a year ago
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Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

syntheticmemory 42 (600 comments)

Almost there....

about a year ago
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Your Brain Waves Are a Password: How Your Next Car Will Check You're Not a Thief

syntheticmemory Re:About face! (169 comments)

Oh, the telemarketers are probably salivating.....

about a year ago
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How Patent Trolls Stalled a New Transit App

syntheticmemory Re:Screw it.. I'm moving to NZ (85 comments)

I hope you have a wad of cash, since that is a requirement. Perhaps you are taller than fictional characters, though they have helped the economy a bit.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a Good Device Holster?

syntheticmemory There are bags out there..... (296 comments)

Recently I went hunting for the right bag for my needs, and found a few deals on a range of bags. On the overkill end I bought a used Briggs & Riley leather briefcase that is large enough to hold every portable computing device I own, or probably ever owned. If it was scruffy, I'd be temped to use it for grocery shopping or Home Depot excursions. Beautiful workmanship. Down the scale a notch I found a Mountain Khakis Field bag. http://www.mountainkhakis.com/products/accessories/bags/field-bag.cfm Along my travels I discovered RedOxx for very reasonably priced aviator duffles, http://www.redoxx.com/Aviator-Duffel-Bags/150/150/deptThose are the excursion bags for hardware shopping. and DuluthTrading: http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/product/fire-hose-field-bag-43129.aspx?kw=bag&processor=content#detailtabs for a durable, though slightly small bag. Duluth, please make one that fits and protects a 10 inch tablet, but not so large that file folders fit in it, because then my girlfriend would appropriate it.

about a year ago
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IQ Test Pegs ConceptNet 4 AI About As Smart As a 4-Year-Old

syntheticmemory Re:But (121 comments)

Lassie sat by the grave site for weeks, until Gramps lured her away with pie.

about a year and a half ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

syntheticmemory Re:Battery (814 comments)

Don't worry. It fires a warning shot every hour to let you know it's time to change the battery.

Be sure to turn off the auto-aiming function, located in the advanced settings menu, before putting your gun away.

about a year and a half ago
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Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'

syntheticmemory Re:Tragic, but useful (814 comments)

Due to the misguided "save the raptor" protests, there were no dinosaurs on Noah's Ark.

about a year and a half ago
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Spanish Chatbot Hunts For Pedophiles

syntheticmemory Re:wonderful idea! (186 comments)

What could possibly go wrong?

Hal 6000 trained her.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows 8 Passes Vista, Hits 5.1% Market Share

syntheticmemory Re:Surpassing Vista (285 comments)

Windows Me was in between. And of course "Windows 98 Second Edition", which might win the "silliest name of a Windows version ever" award.

You probably forgot about "Bob"

about a year and a half ago
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Google Patents Frowns and Winks To Unlock Your Phone

syntheticmemory Re:This sucks.. (89 comments)

If Google couples it with a weight recognition app, the Kardashians would be even worse off.

about a year and a half ago

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