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Comment: Re:We the taxayer get screwed. (Score 1) 339

by sumdumass (#49819331) Attached to: How Elon Musk's Growing Empire is Fueled By Government Subsidies

It doesn't matter what the subsidies consist of. I already know anyways which is obvious from my initial post in this thread.

There is no logical fallacy either. If company would not exist without subsidies, employees of that company would not exist either. You seem to think that somehow they would.

Oh and nice try pretending you somehow became confused and thought comments about subsidies and employees of a company meant all employees everywhere or something. My first thought after reading that was if you were really that stupid. Then i remembered that this is slashdot so its entirety possible you are but it is more likely you are a pedantic troll. Give it a rest. Any idiot knows what was said and the context it was said in. Your argument fails any reasonable examination.

Comment: Re:Why WOULDN'T you? (Score 1) 74

by jrumney (#49819141) Attached to: Malware Attribution: Should We Identify the Crooks Who Deploy It?
If you can identify them by their real name in a way that will lead to them being caught and punished, then go for it. If you are identifying them by an online pseudonym that they use on darknet message boards, you are only giving them notoriety that may help them gain future customers.

Comment: Brilliant sci-fi (Fantastic Voyage) (Score 3, Insightful) 13

That movie was sci-fi at its best: mostly plausible*, educational, entertaining, suspenseful, memorable, timeless, and it made you think. And it had Raquel Welch!

* Except maybe for the shrunken human passengers part, but in the near future, remote "virtual" control operators may play similar roles the way military drone operators do now. They may end up having to make quick decisions in difficult circumstances in terms of the patient's life and say limitations of batteries etc. on potentially patient-customized probe(s).

Comment: Re:Negotiating when desperate (Score 1) 409

First of all, if your employer is acting illegally, then your real problem is that the rule of law has broken down in your shithole country. If that's truly the case, then you should move to another country without money or belongings and claim refugee status.

Of course, that's not really the case, now is it? Yeah, I didn't think so...

"Well, move!" you say?

Before you say I should work harder...

Before you say I should negotiate better...

I'm not going to say any of those things. What I am going to say is that you should cut costs. You say you spend $170/week, but only get paid $176/week? Then you can't afford to spend that much! If you're living by yourself, get a roommate. If you already have a roommate, get another one to take your bed and sleep on the couch. Or move out and borrow a friend's couch. Or sleep in your car. Or if you don't have a car, find a homeless shelter. And then eat nothing but ramen and/or whatever other food you can source for $1/day. After a few weeks of that, you've saved a couple hundred bucks. Congratulations, you now have savings, and now you can afford to move to get that $700/week job in the other city.

I really don't care how little you get paid! No matter how little it is you should always save some of your income, even if you're homeless and panhandling, because that's how you get yourself into a better situation. I'm not saying it's easy; I'm saying it's necessary. If you ever want to get ahead, you literally have no choice but to do it.

Comment: Re:Why WOULDN'T you? (Score 1) 74

I'd think they'd prefer notoriety under an alias, e.g. "The drinkypoo Bandit" rather than a real name unless they could obtain attribution knowing there wasn't enough evidence to convict.

That's why some antivirus companies deliberately change the names when reporting, from whatever the author wants it to be called (when they can tell.) They don't want to provide them notoriety under their chosen alias.

Comment: Re:Eh... (Score 1) 52

by drinkypoo (#49818853) Attached to: LEGO Launches a Minecraft Competitor On Steam

I don't know where you get this from. I have seen many computers where it doesn't run, or it fails to run well. For a game with quite simplistic graphics, it sure does take a powerful machine to run it. Sure it runs on Linux, OSX, and Windows, but it requires quite a lot of resources on any of those machines.

Minecraft does not demand a whole lot of CPU without complex mods, but it wants a whole lot of GPU and a whole lot of RAM. Only full-on gaming PCs (in households, anyway) tend to have both.

Minetest takes a lot less GPU and RAM, but takes a lot more CPU. You can run it on crappy intel integrated graphics that come with an Atom, but it will crater the Atom.

Comment: Re:I've already uninstalled the windows 10 nag ico (Score 1) 298

by hairyfeet (#49818831) Attached to: Windows 10 Release Date: July 29th

Give me a motherfucking break! By THOSE STANDARDS there hasn't been a Windows bug since the fricking Melissa worm...but the sane world doesn't go by "self replicating" as the standard for a bug, now do they?

MacDefender, MacGuardian,hell OSX even has the FBI bug so don't give us this "self replicating" bullshit, nobody cares whether the virus that steals their fucking ID or CC info is self replicating or not!


Fuel Free Spacecrafts Using Graphene 81

Posted by samzenpus
from the to-the-stars-and-beyond dept.
William Robinson writes: While using a laser to cut a sponge made of crumpled sheets of Graphene oxide, Researchers accidentally discovered that it can turn light into motion. As the laser cut into the material, it mysteriously propelled forward. Baffled, researchers investigated further. The Graphene material was put in a vacuum and again shot with a laser. Incredibly, the laser still pushed the sponge forward, and by as much as 40 centimeters. Researchers even got the Graphene to move by focusing ordinary sunlight on it with a lens.Though scientists are not sure why this happens, they are excited with new possibilities such as light propelled spacecraft that does not need fuel.

What sin has not been committed in the name of efficiency?