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Comment: Re:Disposal (Score 3, Informative) 502

by jo_ham (#49594649) Attached to: Tesla Announces Home Battery System

You recycle them. They contain some lithium, a transition metal like cobalt or equivalent, and various anions (PF6, BF4, BPh4) that make up the electrolyte.

You can separate out and recover all of the materials you used to make the battery and make another one.

Lithium ion batteries also don't contain rare earth metals.

Comment: Re:The antivaxers will ignore this... (Score 1) 341

by jo_ham (#49526599) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

Holy shit, you're a fucking moron. I'm not sure it can be stated any more clearly than that. Pardon my French.

Calamine lotion as a treatment for chickenpox? Are you fucking high?

Calamine doesn't "treat" chicken pox - it treats the symptoms of the disease. That is, the itching and the rash. It's not a drug that fights off the virus.

Next time I get a serious viral infection I'll just rub some zinc carbonate on my skin. Much better than vaccinating myself.

Jesus fucking christ you anti-vaxxers are unbelievable.

Comment: Re:incredibly close to target is far from success (Score 1) 342

So, with your expert knowledge of the situation, how do you propose to make the thing hover when the TWR is 1.8 at minimum thrust?

Just curious.

The vertical speed was also planned. How do you propose to control the rocket's attitude with the fins when it's moving very slowly, since they rely on airspeed to function?

Let me guess, you just assumed that "hover slowly and touch down like a helicopter" was the desired descent profile without looking anything up?

Comment: Re:Larger landing area (Score 2) 342

That large explosion at the end of the longer video implies there was plenty of fuel left over.

You would assume that, yes. But a) that's mainly the fuel vapour in the near-empty main tanks, and b) the fuel the GP is talking about is the pressurisation of the hydraulic lines for the control systems that run the thrusters and fins, not the fuel that runs the rocket engine.

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 0) 119

by jo_ham (#49480437) Attached to: Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Windows HTTP Stack

What else did you want them to do to prove they were taking the exploit seriously?

Well I'm not writing a book for you, and someone else already covered an example.

Why don't you tell me the answer to your questions.

This isn't a test. What is this? High school?

The fact that you're being acutely defensive suggests to me that you just wanted to engage in some good old fashioned Microsoft bashing with nothing constructive to add in the safety of slashdot.

As far as how I would answer my own question, based on my original assertion that they have already taken it seriously; nothing.

However, since you suggested that they have not taken the exploit seriously enough, I wondered how exactly our positions differed (since I can't read your mind) and what exactly they would have to do so that you and I agreed that they were taking it seriously enough.

Remember, I already think they are taking it seriously enough based on the release of patches back to win 7 and a workaround given for non-patched machines, so my answer is "nothing", but that clearly can't be your answer because otherwise we'd agree.

Comment: Re:Can't wait! (Score 1) 118

by jo_ham (#49480363) Attached to: Jack Thompson Will Be Featured In BBC Film 'Grand Theft Auto'

Here's your obligatory: "Whoosh".

I'll explain the joke: people seem to get confused between Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton. (And apparently so did you; Paxton was NOT in Independence Day.)

The OP wrote Bill Paxton, and given the length of the post, I assume the mistake was intentional. The standard response is, of course, that "Bill Pullman was in Independence Day, not Bill Paxton". The poster you quoted then took the standard response and twisted it around by correctly naming an actor other than Pullman who was in Independence Day.

It's of course no longer funny since I had to explain it, but it seemed necessary.

I think you missed my continuation of the theme, or was it too subtle?

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 2, Insightful) 119

by jo_ham (#49478783) Attached to: Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Windows HTTP Stack

I'm against "withholding details" if anything there should be an established web page that release the exploit as soon as it is found FORCING M$ and Apple to take it more seriously.

char request1[] = "GET / HTTP/1.1\r\nHost: stuff\r\nRange: bytes=0-18446744073709551615\r\n\r\n";

How are they not taking it seriously? The summary mentions that patches are already available, plus a method to prevent the exploit occurring on a non-patched machine.

What else did you want them to do to prove they were taking the exploit seriously?

Comment: Re:Proposal: update the universal SPM constant. (Score 1) 290

by jo_ham (#49465139) Attached to: Report: Apple Watch Preorders Almost 1 Million On First Day In the US

I believe someone here proposed the same adjustment when the original iPhone launched.

Also when the iPad launched.

Strangely no adjustment when the Galaxy Gear launched, although I think they sold at least than 1 per minute, but you think they'd want to adjust it the other way too, eh?

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. -- Billy Rose