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Geoengineered Climate Cooling With Microbubbles

thatkid_2002 Bubbles in Mineral Oil cooling (110 comments)

People have inadvertently found while trying to make their computers look like aquariums that introducing bubbles (via a normal aquarium pump) reduced temperatures. The theory is that some of the heat is transferred into the air which rises to the top and allows it to escape the system faster.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Resources For Kids Who Want To Make Games?

thatkid_2002 Expect a Neck-beard at the age of 13 (112 comments)

The good news is that there's an actual university degree for his interest - greating games and game mechanics, as opposed to just playing them. Games design deals with creating game mechanics (among other things, probably of some interest to him). I used to live with some game designers and both have been employed for the last 5 year so I guess they've had success with the career so far.

Is there possibly any open course-ware for Games Design floating around?

yesterday
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Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

thatkid_2002 Re: Is Yahoo! still a thing? (220 comments)

So the question people should be asking is *where* is yahoo still popular? Is it actually popular (and what services) in some countries/languages?
Any insights?

2 days ago
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HYREL 3-D Printers Were Developed by 3-D Printer Users (Video)

thatkid_2002 Re:Cartesian? Na mate, not reliable. (55 comments)

The same approach could be applied to a SCARA or Delta design for better results again - and likely still be cheaper.

about a month ago
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HYREL 3-D Printers Were Developed by 3-D Printer Users (Video)

thatkid_2002 Cartesian? Na mate, not reliable. (55 comments)

A cartesian (like RepRap Mendel or this HYREL) based design always rattles itself apart and has very high stress on parts which increases as print speed increases. A SCARA (RepRap Morgan) or Delta (RepRap Rostock) have far lower stresses involved and shock from head movement is shared among multiple axis which decreases resistance/absorption problems and allows for higher print speeds.

They go on about design, and yet they failed to analyze what was the root cause of the faiures and opted to apply bandaids instead.

about a month ago
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Qualcomm Begins Contributing To Reverse-Engineered Freedreno Linux Driver

thatkid_2002 Re:Someone in the know please explain (19 comments)

You drank too much of the Kool-Aid.

Not possible.

Posted via Google+

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

thatkid_2002 Re:Do you really need a $350 GPU? (202 comments)

Price and availability. If you buy a Titan or a Quadro then you pay for that. If you just need a lot of CUDA cores, but not an insane amount, you can buy a cheaper gaming card from your local PC supplier.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

thatkid_2002 Re:Do you really need a $350 GPU? (202 comments)

If they explicitly say they need such as GPU for number crunching (CUDA) then yes, they do need it.

about 2 months ago
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We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello

thatkid_2002 Re:Social network not enforcing real names.... (269 comments)

Hate to break it to you, but email is pretty much one of the oldest and biggest distributed social networks. Way to be ahead of the curve grandpa!

about 2 months ago
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3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

thatkid_2002 Re:biocompatibility (64 comments)

While PLA is food safe, FDM (fused deposition modelling) objects are not safe for more than a single non-long-term use due to being relatively porus and impossible to clean properly.

about 2 months ago
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Fork of Systemd Leads To Lightweight Uselessd

thatkid_2002 Re:Finally someone decides to do something (469 comments)

Actually, that's a bad idea. They should go an support another init project that's already underway, like OpenRC. This is just protest software by a single guy.

Systemd is a project that is already underway. What's your point?

about 3 months ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

thatkid_2002 Re:What's in a name? (270 comments)

I think CiperhShed is one of the slickest names I've seen...
Yes, there is some poorly named Open Source software but the majority is really on-par with proprietary shit.

about 3 months ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

thatkid_2002 Re:Secure? Wordpress? (270 comments)

You beat me to it. You can't write security software and have a Wordpress based website. It's just insane. My trust level went from 70% to 0% as soon as I noticed Wordpress in the footer.
Go use Nikola (or similar). You can easily maintain the website publicly within a Git repo!

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

thatkid_2002 Why a full PC? (238 comments)

Why not get just a router (I've been contemplating a Netgear WNDR-4300) and load it with OpenWRT or even DD-WRT?

If OP wanted to do video transcoding/HTPC duties I could see the use for a full PC but otherwise it is just a nuisence compared to a small, efficient, embedded system.

The main advantage of OpenWRT over $OTHER is it's packaging system and ability to install updates without reflashing. It has good documentation and a great community too.

about 3 months ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

thatkid_2002 Re:Lie (170 comments)

It's not rewriting parted. Parted can't handle all modern storage technologies as it only deals with partitions which are only one part (pun intended) of the picture. In the [your favourite distro here] installer the UI calls out a *suite* of tools just like Blivet-GUI does. Previously in Fedora this was all piled into Anaconda - but now it is split out into this "Blivet-GUI" thing.

If you bothered to read the articles or browse the source you'd know that it depended on Blivet and subprocess calls to normal system utilities. Blivet has been around for at least two years already and has matured through its use in Anaconda. Anaconda has been around for many years and has always (AFAIK) depended on Python. Nearly every Linux distro (and other Unixes, OSX and even Haiku) come with Python by default. Most installation environments can use whatever they please without impacting the resulting system so even if you didn't want to install Python (or the more concerning GTK, IMO) you don't have to. This person was not engaging in NIH - they were simply writing a new GUI to an existing tool to allow for better integration, easier modification and fewer dependencies... Shock horror! OMG WHAT AN IDIOT RITE???

This mindless Red Hat bashing has really gone too far.

about 3 months ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

thatkid_2002 Re:Still having misery with Firefox. (220 comments)

I have similar browsing habbits and none of these problems. I'm on Linux though.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

thatkid_2002 Re:First impressions (220 comments)

It's been as fast a Chrome for years. It's only Google fanbois on Slashdot who really say otherwise... Though I get the impression that maybe it is slightly different under Windows so maybe that's why some think it's slow. Most of the badness was quickly eliminated after FF4, and the UI changes are really just a storm in a teacup (they haven't changed the way I use FF at all).

about 4 months ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

thatkid_2002 Underground lakes (246 comments)

The jungle, caves and the ocean are great and all... But underground lakes such as Lake Vostok probably have some pretty cool life that has been totally isolated for millions of years within them.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Technology Conferences To Attend?

thatkid_2002 Linux Conference Australia (131 comments)

Or any other community run/focused conference. LCA is great bang for the buck, and despite the name is mostly about F/OSS in general - not just Linux.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

thatkid_2002 Running Fedora - why not FreeIPA? (98 comments)

I think FreeIPA can address most of your needs and if you are already running Fedora then adding it to your network should be fairly trivial. FreeIPA is kind-of like an Active Directory type dealie (and it can synchronise against AD) that offers a lot of integration and control.

about 5 months ago

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Bill Gates and Toshiba Develop Nuclear Reactor

thatkid_2002 thatkid_2002 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

thatkid_2002 (1529917) writes "Bill Gates and Toshiba in conjunction with TerraPower's Tunneling Wave Reactor design are aiming to design a reactor which will consume depleted uranium and theoretically operate for 100 years without refueling. The question is however; does it run Windows?"
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XO-3 $75 Madness

thatkid_2002 thatkid_2002 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

thatkid_2002 (1529917) writes "Engadget has a story Here about a new concept design for the OLPC. It is an insanely thin, powerful (800Mhz ARM) 8.5 x 11 tablet aiming for release in 2012. Considering touch screen phones are coming down in price is it so difficult to believe that a mass produced BeagleBoard design paired with multi-touch screen and battery could be a mere $100 (AUD or USD, take a pick) in two years time?
And yes, it will run Linux — with Multi-touch.
What is Slashdot's projections on OLPC and the price of hardware in the future?"

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XKCD commemorates Yahoo Geocities

thatkid_2002 thatkid_2002 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

thatkid_2002 (1529917) writes "If you look at XKCD today it will appear as though it has either been defaced or designed by a time traveler from the 90's... or both. However this is only a temporary shrine to the terror that was Yahoo Geocities.
Take a look today because unlike Halley's Comet this is not going to come back in 75 years. Mankind is evolving."

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YaCy - Distributed (P2P) web search engine

thatkid_2002 thatkid_2002 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

thatkid_2002 writes "Heard of YaCy? Neither had I until yesterday.

This is the perfect alternative for anybody who is wanting to escape Google's growing monopoly without moving to yet another company's service that does not really have any advantages over the last. This Open Source project first appeared in 2004 and still has an Alpha status on YaCy's SourceForge page — but don't let this fool you. YaCy runs on every (almost) every platform and features a built in web server which provides an excellent web based interface for both interactive searches and administration of your node (crawler).

Start the web indexer (you can restrict the indexing to your intranet too) to start at your blog, and away it goes indexing locally everything related to you. Searches which pull results from your local index perform at Google-esque speeds, although you might have to wait a few seconds for searches from distributed sources.

I have not brushed over even half the features and installation takes just a few seconds so trying it out for yourself is the best way to experience it!"

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