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Comment: Beer's law in chemistry (Score 1) 73

by AbrasiveCat (#48656977) Attached to: Problem Solver Beer Tells How Much To Drink To Boost Your Creativity
I remember discussing Beer's Law in chemistry over a few. You have a fine line between more creativity and where the extinction coefficient takes over and you blotto. A couple does help the conversation and helps people that are reserved share their ideas and help stimulate more discussion. So I do think it helps group creativity. (Oh you mean drinking?)

Comment: Re:FreeBSD (Score 1) 123

by AbrasiveCat (#48390067) Attached to: FreeBSD 10.1 Released

which itself is descended from Version 7 Unix, although since 4.4BSD-Lite there's no real Unix code any longer.

Been a while since I used Version 7, but it is what I learned Unix on. The command list was a lot easier to learn then. BSD still feels the same from the command line. :)

Comment: We may hear from Philae later (Score 4, Interesting) 337

by AbrasiveCat (#48390041) Attached to: Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps
While the main battery is nearly depleted and at this point there is not enough solar power striking the solar panels to boot it back up, as the comet approaches the sun the light intensity should go up. We can hope that the existing conditions provide enough power to prevent damage to the landers electronics. Then as the comet approaches the sun and the comet either changes origination to provide more light or just Philae get more intense light it may rise again. That would be grand!

Comment: No audio involved obviously (Score 1) 358

Since audio can always be picked up, and so pirated, this must not involve audio. It must be a new Apple technology where the music is "beamed" into your body. This will be a whole new experience and we will need to upgrade all our music and Apple devices to experience it. Get in line now. Here is all my money, how many can I buy....

Comment: Past all the NATed machines. hmm (Score 3, Insightful) 267

While I am sure this is a project that will earn millions of dollars for some companies and promotions for individuals, I am not sure how successful you can be at mapping everything. I would imagine more than half of the Internet is hidden behind various NAT boxes. Even with the help of folks like Comcast, CenturyLink, Verizon, AT&T, and the rest of our friends who might help the NSA and GCHQ; we still have businesses, colleges and universities, and most households with most of their computers hidden behind NAT. Maybe when IPv6 becomes ubiquitous it might be possible. I agree with a earlier post too much data, no enough content.

+ - Has radar technology caught up with steath technology?->

Submitted by AbrasiveCat
AbrasiveCat writes: In the continuing game of cat and mouse between offensive and defensive technologies of war, the technology of radar stealth may have been matched by new multiple frequency radar systems. U.S Naval Institute News ( reports the Chinese and Russians maybe developing such systems. The present radar systems use high frequency waves for accurately locating an incoming target. Stealth aircraft are designed to adsorb or reflect these wave away from the receiver. It turns out longer wave radars can see the stealth aircraft. The longer wave radar lacks the precision of the high frequency radar, but when the two are combined, as the Russians, Chinese (and US) are doing, you can produce accurate targeting radar. The F117 may have been in a golden age for stealth technology, it will be interesting to see if the F35 arrives to late to be effective against other countries with advanced radar systems.
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