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Comment: "Need more info" (Score 1) 340

And how much energy does it take to create this fuel? How much does it cost?

Would a tank full of it allow the car to travel a comparable distance and speed as a similar-sized tank full of gasoline or diesel fuel?

Unless it is or can be economically comparable to CURRENT costs, its useless.

Comment: The entire article could have been replaced with (Score 2) 121

by The Cisco Kid (#49444623) Attached to: Has Google Indexed Your Backup Drive?

a one liner: "If you've made your private files available publically (either intentionally or through ignorance) then your private files are available publically."

Removing them from google results is far less important than making the files themselves no longer available.

Looking on google to see if they are available is sort of silly - if you're using one of these silly commercial "automatic backup" packages that came bundled with an external drive, read its manual and documentation, and review its configuration, as well as that of your router.

Comment: Re:NYC != Alaska (Score 1) 226

by The Cisco Kid (#49343829) Attached to: Russian Official Proposes Road That Could Connect London To NYC

London to "avtodoroga Kolyma, Magadanskaya oblast', Russia" (which is the furthest East I could get google to give me driving directions to from London) is just shy of 8000 miles.

Fairbanks AK, (furthest West google would recognize) to NYC is just over 4000 miles.

I was able to estimate the distance between Fairbanks and that Russian location at 2000 miles.

So, 8000+4000+2000 = 14,000 miles.

Comment: The fact that ONE fiber cable cut (Score 1) 133

by The Cisco Kid (#49152519) Attached to: Vandalism In Arizona Shuts Down Internet and Phone Service

would completely cut off an entire region as large as that, shows that whoever is in charge of engineering this stuff simply doesn't understand how the Internet is supposed to work, and has no motivation to ensure it keeps working.

Any pipe carrying traffic for that large an area, should have had multiple alternate/redundant paths - miles away, in different pipes, connecting via different peering points. The Internet is not meant to be a hierarchy or a pyramid - its supposed to be a spiderweb.

Comment: A better option you might not have considered (Score 1) 327

by The Cisco Kid (#49036093) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Panic Button a Very Young Child Can Use

Perhaps your wife could wear some sort of device (bracelet, etc) that itself would be capable of detecting that she was having a seizure, that could be setup to trigger whatever notifications were desired. Here are a few things I found alone these lines:


One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.