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Comment: My buddy beat him and me to it... (Score 1) 182

by biochozo (#47825927) Attached to: Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen
He did it on the 25th with liquid Nitrogen right before I planned to. It wasn't dangerous. I've worked and played with it plenty without incident thanks to the Leidenfrost effect. Where you do run into problems is where the copper lines are cooled with Liquid Nitrogen or Helium. You're not going to want to touch your tongue to that even on a triple dog dare.

Comment: The details for nerds part is missing (Score 1) 68

by biochozo (#47354787) Attached to: Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Heads Into Home Stretch
I'm a backer. I'm a backer because LeVar made my childhood awesome and I'd like to pay it forward. I also trust LeVar more than I trust where my current tax dollars are going. However, I'd like to see more details concerning the grit of how he's going to do what he's trying do to. Where is all of this money going? Is the majority paying for licensing of books? Is a third going to software development? Is $750,000 going to researching best methods of teaching kids?

Comment: Re:There is already a solution... (Score 1) 1198

by biochozo (#46883697) Attached to: Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs
Not only is it painless, but it happens on accident and the person can be completely unaware that they need to do something about it. tl;dr version: "Accidental nitrogen asphyxiation causes about eight deaths per year in the United States... After a number of accidents in which humans suffocated in nitrogen without any warning, the suggestion was made in 1995 that hypoxic atmospheres be used for the humane killing of humans."

Comment: Re:Bandwidth is great (Score 1) 165

by biochozo (#41435567) Attached to: Chattanooga's Municipal Network Doubles Down On Fiber Speeds
Thank you. I have comcast (before and after moving) and this explains a lot. I'm constantly dropping skype calls (while enduring terrible quality) while getting a 30mbps 5ms speed test at the same time. I'm paying 45USD for 6mbps in Michigan. I get 30mbps somehow and it acts like 256kbps on anything that isn't Facebook. Honestly... this should be it's own /. topic. If I don't get what I pay for... how could I even begin to prove it and help change their shaping of my internet? Thanks again!

Comment: Is it really secure anyways? (Score 2) 122

by biochozo (#41252783) Attached to: UPEK Fingerprint Reader Software Puts Windows Passwords At Risk
We were issued laptops with fingerprint biometrics in a science class a couple years ago. I swiped my finger on my friends laptop and it logged into his account for me. Hopefully, despite this new found security hole, they have come a long way since then. I haven't seen these used anywhere. Does anyone find fingerprint biometrics to be useful? Secure? Maybe it's really just to keep the honest people honest.

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