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Comment: Re:Thought that was obvious... ? (Score 1) 140

by 50000BTU_barbecue (#47774499) Attached to: Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun

Fine, but it's still not a very high power density.

wiki:

"At the center of the Sun, theoretical models estimate it to be approximately 276.5 watts/m3,[55] a power production density that more nearly approximates reptile metabolism than a thermonuclear bomb"

I think this offends geeks because it shows that we will have to surpass those conditions to get fusion power to work on earth unless we can build cubic kilometer buildings to get a measly gigawatt of electricity.

Comment: Hope their IT got better (Score 1) 62

by 50000BTU_barbecue (#47729337) Attached to: UPS: We've Been Hacked

I worked for them about 20 years ago in customer service. My workstation was a PC running a terminal connected to an AS/400. I had to press ESC to do certain things. If I pressed ESC twice I went to the AS/400's menu where I could send broadcast messages and reset terminals.

They had to send someone from UPS in New Jersey as they refused to believe someone could access their holy system from a simple customer service terminal.

The rest of the stupidity I saw at that company fit with that experience.

Uncompensated overtime? Just Say No.

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