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Comment Re:horrible thing to do (Score 2) 56 56

A tortoise's shell needs to grow, else it will eventually maim then kill him. These "helpers" are making a huge assumption about the future, maybe it would have better to just euthanize "Fred"

From the photos there is at least 4 parts to the shell. Looks like it is designed to break or separate if the tortoise grows longer or wider. Hopefully that will be enough to prevent death from growing bigger. Tim S.

Comment Re:Most of it isn't code... (Score 1) 105 105

There's a lot of "they're just trying to backdoor you" type talk. For those who didn't bother to look at the code repos -> it's almost entirely Puppet manifests, not code.

I looked at it in the past week and saw that. But, I have no prior knowledge of Puppet; so, I decided it was NOT something I could pass judgement on. Tim S.

Comment Re:Degrees are worth what you put into them (Score 1) 296 296

Getting a college degree, you actually learn something.

I've run into more than a few people who have made it through college quite uncontaminated by knowledge.

I like that phrase "... people who have made it through college quite uncontaminated by knowledge." Tim S.

Comment Re:Pipistrel did not buy the motors? (Score 0) 107 107

Can we have a vaguely believable source for the "for economic gain" part of NSA spying? Seriously? I keep asking, and get sources even less credible then Fox News.

So, that means they can not cite NBC as the source; since Fox News is much more credible than NBC. Tim S.

Comment Re:Phase out fossil-fueled power plants by midcent (Score 2) 308 308

Followed the link, searched for nuclear, didn't find it in the story. Closed the page.

If you are espousing 0 emission energy in the next 35 years, and you don't mention nuclear as a necessary component, then you are lying.

I agree if you do NOT mention using nuclear power you are lying or stupid. Tim S.

Comment Re:Computer science and the lowest common denomina (Score 1) 179 179

I have a similar impression. My idea of computer science, is that it's not computer science until you need to read an algorithm book.

I would expand your definition; it is NOT computer science until the topic of algorithms and program design is covered at least in some amount. Tim S.

Comment Using steam. (Score 2) 217 217

Getting and keeping enough pure water on board ship is NOT easy! If the water is NOT pure; you get more rust. The coolant on the nuke power plant is NOT likely to be water and it is likely to be radioactive. Steam leaks are more likely to cause major injuries than blown electric breakers on a ship. Tim S.

Comment Re:The ultimate hardware hack (Score 2) 258 258

The paper-clip CD extractor. I keep one in my desk at all times.

I thought of my most unusual hardware hack and it used a small nail bent just right and a pair of vise grips to open locked file cabinets. I used to work at a place that sold file cabinets; so, a dozen or so times the user locked the keys inside the file cabinet. Tim S.

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