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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

wisnoskij Noise? (140 comments)

Does anyone actually care about fan noise? The only reason to ever think about forgoing fans, imho, is dust. If you can seal a case from the outside world, great. You would have a lot less trouble down the line.

10 hours ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

wisnoskij Re:As Flammable as Steel Wool? (140 comments)

It looks like the burning of steel wool is basically just a corrosion based chemical reaction that is seriously sped up and self sustained by the heat. So, no, most likely copper is immune.

10 hours ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

wisnoskij Re:As Flammable as Steel Wool? (140 comments)

I was expecting to be be far bulkier than steel wool, but that is basically just copper wool.

10 hours ago
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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

wisnoskij Re:Citing Wikipedia (153 comments)

Which is not unique to Wikipedia. Nothing is stopping troll blogger from blogging about made up fact A, which is picked up by the slightly more reputable reporter, and so on and so on. But at the end of the day the good journalists, and institutions like Wikipedia are supposed to keep decent standards alive, so that when you have some information you find a real source . An official presidential announcement/entry in the nobel prize official website. These sources have zero chance of getting their information from a bad wikipedia entry, and they do not get news off of wikipedia, they create it themselves.

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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

wisnoskij Re:Wikipedia on SHIT (153 comments)

"This coloration comes from the presence of bile alone. In time, as the body starts expelling bilirubin from dead red blood cells, it acquires its familiar brown appearance, unless the baby is breast feeding, in which case it remains soft, pale yellowish, and not completely malodorous until the baby begins to eat significant amounts of other food." How does that make sense, breast feeding prevents red blood cells for dying? Also, that is wrong, I have seen many babies, and Yellow Poop is just right away, not for months afterwards while they continue to only drink milk.

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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

wisnoskij Citing Wikipedia (153 comments)

Well there is your problem right there. This Wikipedia scare mongering creates a cloak masking real problems. You are never going to stop, nor should you, people form using the most comprehensive information source ever. Complaining about how it is not perfect is just hurting any valid points to be made. The point being, Wikipedia is not a source of anything, it is the product of a series of sources. So you do not cite Wikipedia, you cite the article it points to. If people had told me that back when I was in school, I would actually used that idea to get better sources, instead of just scoffing at the idea of not using Wikipedia (which was and continues to be a ridiculous idea).

yesterday
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Comcast Confessions

wisnoskij Re:I must be the outlier (223 comments)

Still, He stated that it was a a monetary decision, and the clerk did not even offer some 50% deal for 3 months.

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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

wisnoskij Re:In Soviet USA (248 comments)

since when does frosting and marshmallows have fiber?

2 days ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

wisnoskij Re:Comcast should run for office (248 comments)

Which brings up an interesting question. If a corporation is a person, can it hold a government office?

2 days ago
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The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

wisnoskij Re:Appropriate punishment (248 comments)

How do you intend for them to fine a company for buying advertisement space, and using it?

2 days ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

wisnoskij Do It Yourself (96 comments)

Last time I worked in a corporate environment I heard a few stories about the tactic of continually clicking on competitors ads to cost them money.

3 days ago
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Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

wisnoskij Mill? (71 comments)

When they say 3D printed do they mean a metal mill, or can we 3D print with any random material now? And if so, why not use the far more tried tested, and better alternative milling?

4 days ago
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Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

wisnoskij Lots of Hoops??? (271 comments)

Yes there are a few preliminary requirements but they are all pretty common.
First off you must have been with Verizon for a few years, great customer loyalty you have got there Verizon...
Secondly you have to have used over 5 gigabytes that month. That is something you can do in about 5 hours, anyone who has even heard of throttling used that or many times that per week...
The last one I know nothing about, but apparently Verizon has enough trouble with infrastructure that they are deploying throttling schemes to get around upgrading their stuff so being connected to one under heavy demand must happen often enough.

4 days ago
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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

wisnoskij Wikipedia Never Bans Vandals? (165 comments)

Looking into this, this ip address has been vandalising Wikipedia for over 4 years now...

Wikipedia does not ban people who repeatedly vandalise their site, over a period of years?

5 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

wisnoskij Re:This is how business should be done (168 comments)

Yes, and stock price is not cemented to profits.... Stock climbs as the influence of the company climbs. FB is a famous company that never made any profits, or even showed any ability to ever produce profits, that still had a tremendously good stock evolution. Or you could just look at Amazon's Stock Price, to see that it has been climbing and climbing and climbing, making their investors money (over the last 4 years alone it has gone up to 5 times its starting value).

5 days ago
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Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

wisnoskij .7% (168 comments)

That is not a loss, that is breaking even.

Yes, between the profits that they could be making, and them breaking even, they are "losing" money in some senses. But in terms of real world "losses" , they are not swelling or piling up, they are just spending their money as fast as it is coming in; And at the end of the year breaking even (within a percentage of a 1 percent).

5 days ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  about 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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