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GE Unveils Fridge-Recycling Behemoth 52

Posted by Soulskill
from the om-nom-nom dept.
An anonymous reader writes "It wouldn't be out of place at a monster truck rally. Forty feet tall and capable of eating up and breaking down 150,000 used refrigerators annually, the new UNTHA Recycling Technology (URT) system at the Appliance Recycling Centers of America's (ARCA's) facility in Philadelphia is an engineering marvel. At an event there this morning, GE and ARCA announced that the URT system is ready to go to work on its first old fridge."

Comment: Re:You don't (Score 1) 704

by SmitherIsGod (#32385152) Attached to: How To Get a Game-Obsessed Teenager Into Coding?

Agreed.

I'm studying software engineering (same course as computer science till third year). 1/4 of the course chose computer science because they somehow figured that being good at WoW and other games meant that they would be good at and enjoy computer science.

Most of this 1/4 are within the lowest 1/4 of the year.

Comment: Re:damned faintly praising? (Score 1) 436

by SmitherIsGod (#31310396) Attached to: Schooling Microsoft On Random Browser Selection

It doesn't. How could it, without communicating with a central server for the arraignment of the choices.

He ran it for 10,000 times and came up with this graph:

Position I.E. Firefox Opera Chrome Safari
1 1304 2099 2132 2595 1870
2 1325 2161 2036 2565 1913
3 1105 2244 1374 3679 1598
4 1232 2248 1916 590 4014
5 5034 1248 2542 571 605

Looks pretty significant to me. Chrome was in position 5 almost 10 times less than IE was.

Comment: Re:Change DNS settings only in your router? (Score 1) 540

by SmitherIsGod (#30315500) Attached to: Google Launches Public DNS Resolver

It is enough to change it in your router or DHCP server if other machines on the network get it automatically.
Your router normally acts as the DNS server, and forwards requests onto your ISP's or google's.

smither@ares:~/Documents$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
# Generated by NetworkManager
domain lan
search lan
nameserver 192.168.1.254

The Media

+ - WTF is wrong with Slashdot? 5

Submitted by Sleen
Sleen (73855) writes "WTF is wrong with Slashdot? Whenever I scroll down as I am reading the headlines, at some point something happens and all of the sudden I can't see what I was reading because ALL these older headlines are added to the page making me lose my place. WTF is UP with that? Reading /. used to be so easy. I could read, scroll, read, scroll...all the way until maybe I have to access older posts. Now, every day the main page jumps as I am reading and then I have to scroll ALL THE WAY BACK UP to where I was reading before. Do you fuckers use computers or what? Do any of the devs of slashdot ever read the front page? Am I not using the Vorpal browser of power? This is some seriously stupid shit and it might have to do with some preference buried somewhere that I never indicated I was interested in enabling. Ok, I like the idea of adding more content to a page when the reader gets to the bottom, but the behaviour is wrong and causes 5 times more aggravation than the convenience offers in return. Every day I scroll down and then bam, I lose my place and then scroll back up. Slashdot is one of the sites that I watch regularly and I scan the headlines until I see old shit passing by alot of physorg and googlenews repeats. Why does the front page do this and why can't it be improved? Am I the only one who uses a mouse in an operating system with a graphical user interface? What Fuck Thee?"

Comment: Re:Richard Dawkins (Score 0) 799

by SmitherIsGod (#28688169) Attached to: Tomorrow's Science Heroes?
This is not true. "It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."

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