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Comment: Re:"risks serious damage to the system" (Score 1) 138

by Akaihiryuu (#49069307) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series
This is basically the reason. And also, in my opinion, overclocking a laptop is dumb anyway. Laptops do not have the cooling necessary for this type of thing - they typically run really hot as is. If you have a huge full ATX tower case and a video card with 3 extra fans on it, sure overclock.

Comment: Re:Swatting is much more serious than a "prank" (Score 1) 327

by Akaihiryuu (#49007975) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Thank you, I agree so much with this. It should be treated exactly the same as if the kid broke into someone's house and tried to shoot them himself. And if the police did end up shooting someone as a result of the report, it should be considered premeditated murder under the law.

Comment: Re:Horse fuck this idiot (Score 4, Interesting) 327

by Akaihiryuu (#49007953) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
My feeling on the subject is that deliberately making a false report to generate an armed SWAT response should be charged and prosecuted as premeditated murder. The same as if they went and shot the people themselves. And if there's a miracle and the officers realize the report is false before someone is shot, it should still be charged and prosecuted as attempted murder, as if the person making the report attempted to kill someone themselves. Intentionally using the police as a weapon is no different than killing someone yourself. I would like to see them get the death penalty in these cases.

Comment: Re:Guy allegedly does something stupid (Score 3, Informative) 327

by Akaihiryuu (#49007937) Attached to: Swatting 19-Year-Old Arrested in Las Vegas
Another thing a lot of people don't realize. If you do get shot wearing a "bulletproof vest", it doesn't just make all of the energy of the bullet go poof. It will keep the bullet from penetrating and making a hole in you, at the cost of burns and sometimes broken bones for high powered rounds. I'd rather have a broken rib than a bullet in my chest though.

Comment: Re:im sure the academic notes are riveting. (Score 1) 155

Methane itself is odorless. But methane used as fuel (natural gas) has a very smelly sulfur compound added to it so that you will know if there's a leak. Since they said "methane leak" I assume that's what they meant. Your point stands though, a lot of people think methane has a smell because of farts. But farts stink because of hydrogen sulfide and a couple other sulfur compounds.

Comment: Don't answer the phone (Score 2) 217

My phone only rings if the caller is listed in my address book with a custom ringtone. My default ringtone is silent. Everyone I know knows that if they call me from an unrecognized number I won't answer it, and all they have to do is leave me a voicemail. I also have premium txt messages turned off on my account.

Comment: Re:Renewable energy ist cheaper! (Score 3, Insightful) 166

by Akaihiryuu (#48789637) Attached to: Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million
Not as trivial as you might think. Acid/base reactions generate heat. In the presence of heat, nitric acid and tributyl phosphate can form a dangerously explosive polymer called red oil. That's just one example of "what can possibly go wrong". Also, keep in mind that there are *millions of gallons* of this stuff. Neutralizing it all with baking soda would take a LOT of baking soda, and also generate that much more waste.

Comment: Re:Renewable energy ist cheaper! (Score 4, Informative) 166

by Akaihiryuu (#48789413) Attached to: Nuclear Waste Accident Costs Los Alamos Contractor $57 Million
From my observation, people seem to think that "nuclear waste" is green glowing goo that turns people into mutants, and it's all the same no matter where it comes from. Thank Hollywood. Waste from nuclear power plants is basically expended fuel rods. They are radioactive, but the radioactivity is contained to an extent (the uranium oxide that is used as fuel is encased in a zirconium alloy). It's not something you'd want to hold in your hand obviously, but it's not *that* dangerous. These are typically stored in dry casks, that are filled with helium or some other inert gas, to keep chemical reactions from breaking down the zirconium alloy around the fuel pellets. The REALLY nasty nuclear waste (that is typically partially or mostly liquids and is stored in underground tanks at places like Hanford), does not come from nuclear power plants at all. It came from making plutonium for bombs. This stuff is nasty...not only is it extremely radioactive, but it's also *chemically* active (usually highly acidic due to nitric acid being used during the plutonium making process), and also mixed with all kinds of nasty toxic organic materials (another component of the plutonium making process is tributyl phosphate dissolved in kerosene). Take that, mix with nitric acid, mix with all kinds of radioactive salts, and you get something that is very nasty. The process is detailed here: Although keep in mind, PUREX is the latest process, before it was developed there were earlier messier processes that created more waste, and in places like Hanford all this stuff gets mixed together, and who knows what chemical reactions take place in there. But most people don't really know any of this, they only know of "nuclear waste" that Hollywood has told them about.

Comment: EXTREMELY against it (Score 1) 613

by Akaihiryuu (#48290307) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
DST is not only completely useless for its "intended" purpose (saving energy), it is actually *harmful*. It doesn't save energy at all, in fact it uses MORE energy. And every time they "extend" it, it uses more energy still. And that's not counting the health problems it causes. In my case it doesn't harm me *that* much since I can just go to bed early on that one night. But other people are not as sleep flexible as I am. I can pretty much change my internal clock on a whim, but not everyone can do that. And it has been proven to cause a *lot* of health issues (due to stress and lack of sleep due to a lot of people NOT being able to adjust their internal clocks). So in short...not only does it not do what it's intended to do, it does the OPPOSITE (cause people to use MORE energy rather than saving it), while cause major health issues for a sizeable number of people at the same time. It needs to be done away with, the sooner the better.

He: Let's end it all, bequeathin' our brains to science. She: What?!? Science got enough trouble with their OWN brains. -- Walt Kelly