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Comment: The Zombie Apocalypse (Score 1) 266

by EmagGeek (#48252381) Attached to: A Library For Survival Knowledge

The Sun just bathed Earth in an enormous X-Ray flare, knocking out power globally. Unable to restore power quickly, governments stand idly by bickering while people run out of food and water, and begin the rioting that ultimately causes the demise of civilization.

In the ensuing civil wars, 50% of the population is wiped out, starting with the educated, who are blamed by the bottom rung for the disaster.

The few who remain postwar get together to "reboot" civilization.

"Shit, there are no computers. We're all fucked."

Comment: Re:CFAA violation! (Score 3, Informative) 239

by EmagGeek (#48194419) Attached to: Facebook To DEA: Stop Using Phony Profiles To Nab Criminals

The CFAA has an exception for law enforcement operations and criminal investigations.

Paragraph (f):

(f) This section does not prohibit any lawfully authorized investigative, protective, or intelligence activity of a law enforcement agency of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision of a State, or of an intelligence agency of the United States.

Comment: Way to spread the FUD (Score 1) 150

by EmagGeek (#48148535) Attached to: If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Especially with this article on the SAME PAGE.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story...

Whenever a company says it is losing money on something, you have to take that information with a grain of salt. AWS is probably just paying another Amazon division for services at an astronomical rate. Corporations shift money internally all the time, and the result is that it can appear that one part of the business is hemorrhaging money.

Comment: Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (Score 1) 403

by EmagGeek (#48091451) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

It's not that trivial, actually. Fuel expands and contracts with temperature, and measuring fluid flow accurately is actually pretty damn hard, especially for very small flows. It's easy to estimate within about 5% based on injector duty cycle, fuel rail pressure, and temperature, but even then any kind of nonideality in the injector could radically change the accuracy of the "measurement."

The unfacts, did we have them, are too imprecisely few to warrant our certitude.

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