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Comment: Re:No mention on capacity though (Score 1) 395

And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong.

No, but you'd be totally entitled to call him an idiot for calling other people idiots while being wrong himself.

Yeah, I was trying to set some kind of positive precedence.Guess I forgot where I was, Sorry. :-/

Comment: Re:No mention on capacity though (Score 5, Insightful) 395

Do you mean a 100kW/hr battery? There is no such thing as a 100kW battery. Idiot.

Do you mean a 100kWh (or possibly kW*h) battery? There is no such thing as a 100kW/hr battery. And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong.

Comment: Re:Does that mean they'll get to vote? (Score 1) 385

by TheInternetGuy (#48099233) Attached to: Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

If chimps are people, will they be able to vote? Hold political office? Cue the jokes.

I don't think that they would necessary need to be declared legally competent persons, just because they were given personhood status. That being said, I think I agree with those who say that perhaps we need a new classification instead.

Comment: Re:"will present results Oct. 17 (Score 2) 315

by TheInternetGuy (#48098303) Attached to: Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

Please post again after completing 6th grade earth science. Thank you.

I know this guy is posting as AC, but he doesn't deserve the -1 moderation and condescending remarks. Thermal pollution as a contributing factor to global warming is real, and in my opinion not discussed enough.

Comment: Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (Score 1) 652

by TheInternetGuy (#48079383) Attached to: Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?
While I largely agree with the point of your post, I think that in context of global warming it would be even better to look at CO2 emission/ capita. It doesn't change things around all that much, but treats countries like Iceland a bit better as they use mainly renewable energy sources.

Comment: Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (Score 1) 276

by TheInternetGuy (#48071571) Attached to: Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

It's "Discovery by a civilized man", so Norsemen mustn't count.

Essentially, to discover a continent you apparently need: 1 - To be white. 2 - A cup of tea. (ideally, with biscuits) 3 - A towel.

The Norsemen did indescribable things to civilized men with towels and cups of tea.

Comment: Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (Score 5, Informative) 276

by TheInternetGuy (#48071329) Attached to: Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

So the Italians win the latest round, the North American Discovery trophy moves back to Italy.

Nope that trophy still belong to the Norsemen. (If we are going to continue to insist on not counting the native Americans, that is).

Comment: Re:Golden opportunity missed... (Score 1) 198

by TheInternetGuy (#47933085) Attached to: Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

The problem with wave farms is that they harness the gravitational power between Earth and the Moon. If this energy is dissipated, this gravitational force is reduced, and as a consequence, the Moon will move towards the Earth in an increased pace.

I think you might need to go back and re read physics for dummies.

Comment: Re:Decline Effect (Score 1) 74

by TheInternetGuy (#47876861) Attached to: Reanalysis of Clinical Trials Finds Misleading Results

Exactly, like with the theory of evolution and intelligent design. If the same amount of time was put towards the proof of intelligent design as with the theory of evolution, the atheists wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

Well the Intelligent design people had a couple of thousands of years working on their story. The scientists only ~160 years since Darwin wrote his 'On the Origin of the Species'. So I'd say we should give the scientists another 1900 years before we make any conclusions.

Comment: Re:Could you do it yourself? (Score 1) 130

by TheInternetGuy (#47849251) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

If you do it yourself, make sure you use a VCR with S-Video output. The regular composite cables (red, white, yellow) combines the chroma (color) and luminance (brightness) into one signal. That means boundary with a high brightness contrast will bleed into the color (and vice versa) and you'll get marching ants. S-Video encodes these two signals separately and eliminates that particular problem. The biggest quality improvement I saw while encoding VHS and Hi-8 tapes myself came from switching to S-Video cables.

marching ants I mean I guess I should be happy that you gave a source, but it would be even cooler if it had just remotely s to do with the subject of marching ants

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