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Collision Between Water and Energy Is Underway, and Worsening

wakeboarder We need to stop this insanity (189 comments)

Stop using electricity, stop using energy, your contributing to the destruction of the planet.

about a year ago
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Dropbox Wants To Replace Your Hard Disk

wakeboarder Re:Enough with the cloud crap already!! (445 comments)

Don't forget convenience, if the power and\or internet goes out, the cloud is gone. If your away from the cell tower, the cloud is gone. If you have a hard drive, you have all your data. To get more storage space than most people need in a lifetime, you can spend 50$ and get a 1tb drive. Or you can get dropbox for at least 10 bucks a month, guess which is the cheaper option. Somebody needs to develop an open dropbox that lets you access your own files.

about a year ago
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Clinkle Wants To Become Your Wallet

wakeboarder Is there a problem? (121 comments)

Why does my wallet need replacing? It does everything I need it to, and more importantly, it allows me to control my money via more physical means. I'm fine with swiping cards. Cash is fine too. The best part about it is I don't have to give my info to another third party who is going to find ways to take my money.

about a year ago
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A Different Approach To Making Alternative Fuels Practical

wakeboarder Economies of scale is a problem (90 comments)

The problem is not all in the extraction, the problem is in the growth. I had a buddy that worked on a algae oil business project, and they found that it is not economical because of the costs in building\maintaining the ponds and water ect. They found it was barely economical if you could find an existing pond, like cooling ponds found in many industries. Like all bio tech stuff, even if we could make it economical, we would have to destroy other ecologies (and farmland) to make room for biofuels and convert massive amounts of land. http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/biofuels-arent-really-green

about a year ago
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Ocean Plastics Host Surprising Microbial Array

wakeboarder Same as BP oil spill (117 comments)

Have you heard about the BP oil spill lately? Probably not, why? Because the bacteria in the gulf ate most of it. Yes it did cause localized problems. I come from a place where nature can kill you if you don't pay attention to it, it has far bigger forces than we realize. There are people that complain about where we put roads and how much environmental 'damage' they cause. The roads they shut down 20 years ago in the forests are unrecognizable in most places, the ones in the desert take a little longer. If we all disappeared from the earth tomorrow, in 100 years you wouldn't find much, in 1000 you'd find really little, even metal goes away eventually. I wish people would be reasonable about the planet we live on, if we weren't here the earth's processes and live would continue on like they have since day 1.

about a year ago
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Most precise measuring tool I've used ...

wakeboarder Mine is not on there (328 comments)

I build stuff that is accurate in nV, so there.

about a year ago
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TSA Finishes Removing "Virtual Nude" X-Ray Devices From US Airports

wakeboarder Waste of money (172 comments)

I just love to hear my tax dollars being put to good use! (And by good use I mean a HUGE inconvenience\privacy invasion, the TSA is government at its finest)

about a year ago
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How Did You Learn How To Program?

wakeboarder Re:curiosity (623 comments)

LOGO, BASIC, TI-84, C, Visual Basic.

about a year ago
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Google Chrome 27 Is Out: 5% Faster Page Loads

wakeboarder And 2000% memory usage... (195 comments)

And I don't want google tracking me.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Do Firms Leak Personal Details In Plain Text?

wakeboarder Get over it... (252 comments)

Your data is probably shared all over the internet anyway. Example of this is when you go to sign up for myups, they know who your parents\granparents (and their addresses. They use the info to generate questions to validate who you are, try it, it's spooky). You can't guard you info everywhere, and if someone really wants your information, they will get it. Just don't make yourself a target. I try to limit what goes where, but I don't loose sleep at night about it.

about a year and a half ago
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Browser tabs I have open right now ...

wakeboarder Re:400+ tabs (300 comments)

session manager in mozilla helps a bunch, I don't know if they have it for chrome yet. you can also search and group tabs now too

about a year and a half ago
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Browser tabs I have open right now ...

wakeboarder 400+ tabs (300 comments)

I use my browser as a notebook, to keep track of lines of though, Instead of bookmarking stuff I just leave it open. Noscript\ghostery help alot because most of the cpu cycles are being wasted on badly written javascript in ads that are spying on you anyway.

about a year and a half ago
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World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013

wakeboarder You can only be staring at a screen for so long. (523 comments)

If you are one of those WoW players that left, hopefully you discovered the world around you. And props for leaving, don't go back and stay away from flash games.

about a year and a half ago
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450 Million Lines of Code Can't Be Wrong: How Open Source Stacks Up

wakeboarder And yet it continues to suck (mostly) (209 comments)

First off: I'm glad that people write software and don't care about being compensated for it. But I continually find that open source software is written by programmers for programmers. I'm an engineer, when I sit down at a piece of software, I expect it to work and be able to use it intuitively. Most open source projects write code or come up with gui's that are so arcane it takes you a week to figure out how to use it, I don't have that kind of time and I don't have that kind of time when I work. I've picked up several block diagram programs that are free\open source in the last few days, they are not intuitive and have a huge learning curve just to get them to work. Paid projects have people that sit around all day and says "How can I improve the interface to make it more usable"

about a year and a half ago
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Former FBI Agent: All Digital Communications Stored By US Gov't

wakeboarder Re:Not true (621 comments)

At least not any black box that YOU know about...

about a year and a half ago
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CenturyLink Providing DoD's Equivalent of Internet2

wakeboarder Re:Centrylink? (69 comments)

Will they also offer a 5 year lock in?

about a year and a half ago
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CenturyLink Providing DoD's Equivalent of Internet2

wakeboarder Centrylink? (69 comments)

Are they also going to require the DOD to buy a POTS network to go with their their data network an charge them for both?

about a year and a half ago
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Coelacanth Genome Sequenced

wakeboarder Woah (82 comments)

The first time I read it I thought it said Cthulhu genome sequenced, now that would be impressive.

about a year and a half ago
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NSA Data Center Brings Concerns Over Security and Privacy and Jobs

wakeboarder You should see it (138 comments)

The building is huge! I heard it was 1sq mi.

about a year and a half ago

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