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Oh. Man. Awesome
And why isn't it turned on by default?
You must be too young to remember (and they don't bother teaching) how much damage acid rain did to the environment before we started cutting down on NOx.
Acid rain was caused mostly by SO2 from coal-fired power plants. NOx from vehicles is small potatoes in comparison.
Oh yeah, and it creates ground-level ozone
Only in NOx-limited areas. In VOC-limited areas, increasing NOx actually helps.
NITROGEN OXIDE is a GREENHOUSE GAS.
Nope! In fact, the opposite. Wikipedia claims:
NOx emissions also causes global cooling through the formation of OH groups that destroy methane molecules, countering the effect of greenhouse gases. The effect can be significant. For instance, according to the OECD "the large NOx emissions from ship traffic lead to significant increases in hydroxyl (OH), which is the major oxidant in the lower atmosphere. Since reaction with OH is a major way of removing methane from the atmosphere, ship emissions decrease methane concentrations.
I admit, I didn't entirely believe it, so I found another source:
The breakdown of NOx gases gives rise to increased OH abundance and so helps to reduce the lifetimes of greenhouse gases like methane.
But where is modtard when you need them?
So when you show some alien that you know a constant, you also have to show them that you actually intend to show it to them.
No. All you have to do is show intentional order. Numbers do that well before they take on roles as constants. receiving 1,2,3,4,5,6... would wake up any of our scientists. In any base.
Until we can determine that we're hearing something intentional -- which a certain (fairly minimal) amount of order is sufficient to do -- how good at math and physics some aliens are isn't much of an issue.
Although, of course, if 11110011011001 (11 1 100 1 101 1001) was resolvable on some SETI person's printout or display, I'm pretty sure the top of their heads would blow right off.
Because everyone got an A+
Yes. Perhaps they should first concentrate on students achieving at least a reasonable standard of reading comprehension, writing (and I know I'm going out on a limb here) grammar and spelling competence.
Instead of passing students through like shit in a goose regardless of performance.
I just want to take a moment to applaud edittard for stepping in right when needed.
Kudos, sir or madam, kudos.
No, wait. Is this one of those "evolving language" things where "editor", which used to mean "person who corrects prose" is now the word for "person who screws up prose?"
This could all be my fault.
Although I should point out that in the current social mindset, "my fault" actually means "their fault" or "your fault" or at a minimum, "someone else's fault."
as an attempt to reduce the differences between Linux distributions in an effort significant effort
My effort significant effort is effectively effortless. It's the effort effect at work. So there.
"editors" -- I don't think that word means what the slashdot "editors" think it means.
You just need to add a linked list, so collisions are resolvable.
Not to worry.
It's ok. I realize wordplay makes a -->hash<-- out of many people's thought processes, and they can't do something as simple as moderate well in that kind of state. Not offended at all; there's no -->collision<-- between my feelings and clueless moderation of my posts. It strikes me as sad when other people's posts are similarly abused by moderators who can't -->look up<-- long enough to see what's being said, but hey, that's slashdot, where anyone can moderate for any reason, or no reason, or the wrong reason. And does. As we have seen here. There's no -->link<-- between the -->list<-- of who can moderate and who can "get it." Even when you provide the right -->pointers.<--
It's very much of like sarcasm. Without tags, some people are just lost. But the tags take part of the fun out of sarcasm, wordplay and just about every other form of humor, so I tend not to signal that hard, except as in the first paragraph here, when it is certain I'm dealing with someone who just "isn't going to get it" otherwise. Sarcasm or humor, wordplay or not. But... if you don't get it, you don't get it. S'ok. Regrettable, but still ok. I still had fun writing it.
o hash - SHA1 related term, also means confusion in the mind
o collision - hash related term, also means one thing disturbing another
o look up (lookup) - hash related term, also means change one's point of view
o link+list - technique used in hashing to resolve algorithmic collisions, also a joining of items
o pointers - variables which can be used to index a hash, also an indication to something
Bonus study material:
No, no. No need for thanks. Glad to help you out.
True, but if you behave like an ass when expressing your opinion you will be moderated accordingly.
Good grief. "-1 I wouldn't have said it that way" isn't a valid mod option either.
Face it. Moderation here is pitifully lame because there is zero relevant accountability. No after-the-fact hand slapping does anything at all to recover a ruined post. I almost always end up spending my mod points trying to undo asshat "I disagree", "I'm offended", "I'm republican", "I'm shedding SJW tears of the eyelash forest", "I'm democrat", "I'm libertarian" moderation malfuckery. Not to mention having to spend mod points correcting mod stalking, where those with mod points go around modding their "enemies" down. It's obvious, but it's a real waste of a very scarce resource -- there are tons of good AC posts, for instance, that deserve more than a zero. Not to mention interesting opinion and true bit, pieces and whole blobs of good information mods clearly "don't like" something about, such as your "I don't like the way you put that" concept. Another problem that arises is that when a mod point has to be spent correcting a pernicious or wrongheaded moderation, it can't be spent bringing a good post into higher profile. And mod points are scarce, so this really has an impact.
Some moderation is also astonishingly deficient in dealing with humor and wordplay (case in point, look up at first few posts in this story.)
The only *possible* way these problems can be remediated under the current system is to get someone sane, or several someone's, into a position where they can moderate continuously (and without crippling their ability to participate -- for instance, although I have the time, and I like spending time on slashdot, I wouldn't be the least interested in such a position if it meant I could only comment anonymously anywhere I moderated. I can barely tolerate it now, with it only impacting me every few days, for only one story.)
As always, the posts represent a large portion of the site's actual value; the moderation system as it stands reduces that value more often than it increases it.
My own partial solution to the broken moderation system here is to browse at -1 all the time so that irresponsible (and worse) moderation can't hide things from me. It doesn't solve the problem of good posts being excised from some (or all) of the conversation, but at least I get to read what they said in the first place.
I know, I know. First rule of moderation club is "-1 offtopic, don't talk about moderation." That's likely a large part of why it never gets fixed, too.
That's weird, I would have expected such a slur to reference pickled herring.
You're more eco-friendly using Diesel by the fact that you're dumping much less CO2, VOCs, benzene and other pollutants into the air compared to those dirty gasoline engines. Even 40x more NOx is an acceptable trade-off.
Here's a newsflash: particulate emissions are regulated by mass, but biological harm is proportional to the number of particles. The fact that those carcinogenic particulates from Diesels are big enough to form a visible cloud means they're less dangerous than the much larger number of tiny invisible particulates that gasoline engines emit.
(Not to mention, the modern Diesels being discussed have particulate filters -- which do actually work; the "emissions cheating" is about NOx, not particulates -- but modern gasoline engines still don't. And by the way: gasoline engines emit a fun mix of toxic substances such as benzene and formaldehyde that are much lower in Diesel emissions, and which are totally unregulated. New gasoline engines are way more carcinogenic than Diesels, even by a wider margin than they used to be.)
People are always available for work in the past tense.