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Comment: Re:Removing the CNNIC ROOT on OSX (Score 0) 100

sudo security find-certificate -a -Z -c "CNNIC ROOT" /System/Library/Keychains/SystemRootCertificates.keychain | grep SHA-1
sudo security delete-certificate -t -Z 8BAF4C9B1DF02A92F7DA128EB91BACF498604B6F /System/Library/Keychains/SystemRootCertificates.keychain

Until Apple work out a way of avoiding the command line like this, they won't be ready for the masses.

Comment: Re:Why empathize that it's Java? (Score 1, Informative) 61

by SirSlud (#49408595) Attached to: BioWare Announces Open-Source Orbit Project

Go home, you're drunk. It's not important that it's written in Java. It just is.

"Hi everyone, we wrote this library in a language, but we won't tell you what language we wrote it in, because it's not important."

That's a weapons-grade stupid way to think about it. Man, I couldn't give a shit about Java. Don't use it, don't program in it. Exactly what point do you think you're making here?

Comment: Re:It's useless anyways (Score 1) 538

Setting aside how stupid this idea is, how stupid Feinstein is, and our first amendment rights: Most of the things in "The Anarchist Cookbook" simply do not work or have absolutely terrible methods. This is a book that tells you to dry gunpowder in a pot over an open flame.

I other words probably most dangerous to someone attempting to follow these instructions.

It's utterly useless and there are plenty of resources out there if you want to learn how to make explosives.

Especially explosives which have been around for more than a thousand years. I suspect that some of the better resources originate from military sources anyway.

I wonder if she realizes that most of us have the chemicals to make legitimate high explosives in our garages and bathrooms?

Not sure that legislators are required to have any knowlage of chemistry.

Comment: Re:just FYI (Score 1) 77

by mpe (#49148137) Attached to: Banned Weight-loss Drug Could Combat Liver Disease, Diabetes
DNP is an ATP inhibitor, which means it prevents cell mitochondria from synthesising ATP from simple sugars.

Mitochondria can't handle sugars anyway. What happens is that sugars must first be converted to something mitochondria can use within the cytoplasm. This is generally either pyruvate or lactate.
On the other hand mitochondria can directly use carboxylic acids.

Comment: Re:(looks straight down) (Score 1) 122

by mpe (#49093641) Attached to: The Science of a Bottomless Pit
Interesting... What happens if you tunnel fro New York into an ocean on the other side of the world? Does the water drop in and boil in the centre of the Earth?

This was what I was thinking about their example of a tunnel between the poles. Given that Arctic Ocean is more than 4km deep at the North Pole. Even with a vacuum tube you might fall around 7km short of the South Pole...

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