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Comment: Re:Thoughts about groklaw.net? (Score 1) 187

by Filter (#48137897) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

Earlier this year I met a highly trustworthy source (a corporate executive) who confirmed PJ's participation in a certain (patent-related) meeting years ago.

And just the other day a friend who I made up (a very trustworthy fellow), happened to metion that you sleep with silver slippers on your feet.

Comment: Re:Nuh uh (Why not?) (Score 2) 242

by Filter (#43304361) Attached to: Sony Reveals More PS4 and Dual Shock 4 Details

Why not? Because I don't have to, because a new ps4 is not a necessity. Since there is no backwards compatibility I have no compelling reason to choose this Sony product over any other game console. It will be easy for me to follow my conscience and choose to purchase from a company with higher standards of conduct. I don't trust Sony, trust is earned, they have proved themselves untrustworthy. Sometimes it's hard to make a consumer decision but this couldn't be simpler.

Comment: Q:Water / Oil seperation A:Distilation (Score 1) 144

by Filter (#42088019) Attached to: HydroICE Project Developing a Solar-Powered Combustion Engine

I should think the water won't last long in the oil as its being heated to 700 degrees, the watter should boill off and be recoverable with a condensor. This is assuming that you would want a closed circuit for the water.

If the plant isn't efficient as per "energy out" / "energy in" it could still be efficient as per "total energy out lifetime" / "total cost in dollars lifetime".

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