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Comment: Re:Fuelless (Score 1) 252

by belthize (#49823089) Attached to: Fuel Free Spacecrafts Using Graphene

Agreed that you can't really tack in the nautical sense but it's at least conceptually similar.

With mirrors you can adjust where on the surface light hits and therefore change the preferred direction of motion. You may not be able to sail directly toward the sun (though you might) but you could in theory tack back and forth so you had a net vector towards the sun.

Comment: Sure (Score 0) 172

by Greyfox (#49806143) Attached to: Can You Commit Copyright Infringement By Using Your Own Work?
If a court decided that it was a different work (IE: Not derivative of the original piece) and you make an exact copy of that piece then yes, that's copyright infringement. If it's so different that you'd never have had that idea on your own, even if all the component pieces are your photos, the arrangement of them is not. If the piece is so similar that you could accidentally replicate it by, say, printing your photos on one page or some shit, then the original court would likely have not found the piece to be sufficiently different to warrant its own copyright protection. God, I'm not even a lawyer and that seems clear to me.

Comment: If You Find Them Creepy (Score 2) 175

If you find it creepy that they keep your photos around forever, just disable the auto-backup feature in your android settings. I'm sure it's a complete coincidence that most default camera apps I've used over the years don't allow you to specify the external SD card as the location that pictures are stored.

Comment: Really, Guys? (Score 4, Funny) 67

by Greyfox (#49795017) Attached to: Live Anthrax Shipped Accidentally To S Korea and US Labs
You'd think NOT GETTING ANTHRAX would be an effective incentive for your lab monkeys to follow the lab's safety protocols. Is it really THAT depressing a workplace environment?
"Hey Bob! Looks like we need to ship some anthrax to Korea."
"Ok! Did you make sure it wouldn't kill us before we start handling the samples."
"Does it really matter?"
"... No... I guess not..."

Comment: Re:Which string theory? (Score 1) 148

by Greyfox (#49785597) Attached to: Prospects and Limits For the LHC's Capabilities To Test String Theory
Inasmuch as I can follow it, a lot of it seems to be "Well the math seems to work (or can be made to work) so we should be looking for these specific things." Also, it seems like every time an experiment is done trying to prove any of the collection of things in string theory (Or supersymmetry, for that matter,) they always seem to end up not validating what the experiment was trying to prove.

Comment: Re:re (Score 1) 461

by Greyfox (#49769901) Attached to: D.C. Police Detonate Man's 'Suspicious' Pressure Cooker
I have a few recipes I use mine for. It's a combo pressure/slow cooker. I admit the pressure side of things kind of intimidates me but I'll happy cook any of the following for 4 hours:

* Lentil Curry Stew
* Vietnamese chicken curry stew
* Green Chili
* Red (or "Chocolate Chipotle Imperial Stout") Chili
* Beef and truffle beef stew
* Jerk Chicken/Beef/Pork

I've found or posted a lot of these recipes in the Google+ "Crockpot Obsession" group.

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