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Comment: Re:Desalination is the only viable answer (Score 2) 231

After that oil well break in the Gulf of Mexico, the EPA wouldn't even allow a ship which would suck in oily water and spit out less oily water, because the less oily water had oil in it. You think they're going to allow anybody to put seawater sludge from desalination back into the sea?

+ - Anita Sarkeesian Death Threats a Hoax

Submitted by bluefoxlucid
bluefoxlucid (723572) writes "It appears the Anita Sarkeesian death threats (covered earlier on slashdot) are a hoax. The tweets all appeared rapid-fire across three minutes; and the screenshot was taken 12 seconds after the final tweet, logged out, directly on the user's page, without a search. A redittor has posted an annotated screenshot debunking the hoax."

Comment: Re:Is it so hard to say "Dodecagon"? (Score 1) 198

by Megane (#47773903) Attached to: How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids
Actually, I'm pretty sure that when I looked at TFA while it was still in the submission queue, it did say dodecahedron. (And FWIW, I'm pretty sure submitter is the article author for this and quite a few other articles, which is how the error got propagated.) It was probably fixed after being pointed out. Which, of course, is more than you can say for the Slashdot (non) editors.

Comment: Re:GPS Accuracy (Score 3, Informative) 90

by Megane (#47741929) Attached to: Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

Because that's its accuracy for knowing your absolute position in a short period of time. If you use it to determine relative position over a long period of time, it's much more accurate. Apparently there's something called "Carrier phase tracking" which has an accuracy of 2mm for surveying. Or they could have augmented it with ground-based transmitters.

Still, 4mm is quite a small distance to measure with GPS, even with a 2mm accuracy mode.

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