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Comment: Where's the problem? (Score 1) 242

by Stonent1 (#47440231) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water
There's an old survivalist trick where you can use a pit with water, waste, urine, etc and you put a collection can/bucket in the middle, stretch plastic over the top and put a rock in the middle. The water evaporates and condenses on the plastic and gravity pulls it down to where the rock is in the center and it drips into the collection can. It is essentially distilled and clean to drink as long as nothing else is evaporating and condensing.

Comment: Re:A tragedy in any other country is success here (Score 1) 894

by Stonent1 (#45697719) Attached to: How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School
In order to own a gun, at least in Victoria, you have to compete in a certain number of competitions per year. Essentially making it cost prohibitive. You can however join a club and rent "gun time" at the target range and use one of their guns. I know a girl who's a "gun nut" near Melbourne and she said on the one hand she feels that they should be allowed to own a gun but she said that everyone there's a horrible shot because they have no experience.

Comment: How will this work with emissions? (Score 1) 290

by Stonent1 (#45647035) Attached to: New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button
EPA emissions on cars regarding greenhouse gas emissions have to cover all amounts emitted including gasses released from paint, used in the making of plastics and tires. By adding this button they facilitate a way to release smoke and other gasses from the tires into the air.

+ - 2 Groups planning Raspberry Pi / Arduino Killers 1

Submitted by Stonent1
Stonent1 (594886) writes "A product known as the Udoo is claiming they've produced a Raspberry Pi and Arduino killer all in one. The Udoo has a 2 or 4 core Freescale Arm Cortex A9, a secondary Cortex M3, HDMI, 1GB Ram and a Arduino Due shield header for a little over $100. BeagleBone isn't far behind either, the Beaglebone Next Gen is supposed be about 1/2 the price of the current Beaglebone ($89 currently) and be faster as well. It will be cool to see what else is up in the hand held hobby computer department."

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