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Comment: Re:Great... Instead of CO2 we get CO (Score 1) 133

Formic acid can be stored and used in a fuel cell to have a very good solar storage fuel. No need to worry about CO if kept within this fuel cycle.

Related Abstract: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content...

And what is the byproduct of that fuel cell? No, let me guess... a potent greenhouse gas?

I agree that this could be a useful fuel cell if the energy density is high enough, but the net CO2 change in atmosphere is 0. All the CO2 that came out, goes back in.

Comment: Re:What's the point? (Score 4, Interesting) 178

Governments shouldn't be using closed source garbage to begin with. It just locks them into a specific company and keeps them at their mercy, not to mention that even if the government reviews the source, the public can't do the same. Not a good message to send.

Actually, the _real_ point here is that Microsoft is now implying, quite strongly, that open-source software is preferable for security, privacy, and other sensitive purposes.

I hope the governments and other entities that this program targets are smart enough to read between the lines.

Comment: Re:Agreement?? (Score 1) 242

by dotancohen (#47359345) Attached to: Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

"Only four countries in the world — Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — were exempt from the agreement"

So, did the 193 sovereign countries all agree to be spied upon? Or did one American tell another American that they had every right to do so.

This guy can answer that question:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment: Re:Next Big Thing! (Score 1) 176

by dotancohen (#47339367) Attached to: Meet Carla Shroder's New Favorite GUI-Textmode Hybrid Shell, Xiki

Practical? Take a look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

It looks like it just recognizes bash commands and dumps their output into the text buffer. You can then cut and paste it! You can even 'edit' the output: the example shows `df` returning 22% room free on the disk, and the user 'edits' it to 42%. Sounds practical, no?

For those already on VIM: Prefix your commands with `:r!` and VIM will already do this. Granted, you already need to know that `:` starts a command, `!` runs a Bash command, and prefixing it with `r` will dump the output into the current buffer.

Comment: Re:Nook! (Score 1) 51

by dotancohen (#47331529) Attached to: Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public

Have you the Nook SimpleTouch [with GlowLight] (the black one) or the Nook GlowLight (the white one)? I just upgraded from the SimpleTouch to the GlowLight and if I thought that the device couldn't be any more perfect, I was wrong!

Actually the new one has a better screen and runs better (faster), but the old one had a better body. I so missed the curved back that I modified the new one to have similar ridges.

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles

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