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Comment: Re:Article doesn't go into details about quality (Score 1) 135

by guyniraxn (#47195625) Attached to: MIT Used Lobbying, Influence To Restore Nuclear Fusion Dream
But if MIT is assumed to be so inferior due to lack of "evidence," then why are they being cited just as much as, if not more than, their superiors? Regardless of "publish or perish," MIT is getting the mentions when these outside researchers could be citing Princeton (since they're assumed to be better), no?

Comment: Re:Why make a journalist suffer? (Score 1) 250

by guyniraxn (#47076113) Attached to: Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo
Not washing jeans regularly has been the advice from fashion pros forever. I'm not a fashionable person but I do know that frequent washing will make them fade pretty fast and I want to keep my blue jeans blue. For many years I've only been washing them when they smell or got something on them. Honestly, I can only think of one time when they have smelled bad, otherwise I manage to spill some food on them like once or twice a year. I think I only have four pairs in rotation at the moment.

Comment: Re:which could impact patient care (Score 1) 329

by guyniraxn (#46842979) Attached to: Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital
Exactly. This is another made up scare. The NetworkWorld article linked says the danger isn't in the DDOS attack but in the possibility that the evil hackers will "pivot" and probe for information. When they do that, vital life support systems assumed to be connected to the internet will malfunction because they presumably can't handle someone browsing for whatever actionable information NetworkWorld assumes Anonymous is after.

Comment: Re:Force them to warrenty whole unit.. (Score 3, Interesting) 526

by guyniraxn (#46209279) Attached to: Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC
I've had luck by emailing Michael Dell himself. I had bought my mother an All-in-One that failed within a couple months, due to harddrive failure. After getting dicked around by support who insisted that the warranty was expired, even going so far as to manually change it so the next time I went online it showed expired. I had a previous screenshot of the warranty with my tag number from their website and a dated invoice, sent that to big ole Mike with some choice words about how I will never buy another Dell and advise against anyone else doing so (being that I'm the "tech guy" amongst my family and friends). I finished the email with "Thanks for nothing!" The next day I was contacted by Executive Customer Support and scheduled someone to come to me to replace the harddrive.

+ - Rare Exoplanet Found in Star Cluster, Orbits Sun's 'Twin'->

Submitted by astroengine
astroengine (1577233) writes "Three new exoplanets have been discovered inside a star cluster, which is a rare find as only a handful of such exoplanets are known to exist. However, one of the three new finds is even more remarkable — it orbits a star that appears to be “an almost perfect solar twin.” The discovery was made by astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s HARPS exoplanet-hunting instrument attached to the 3.6-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile and was confirmed by other collaborating observatories. The astronomers’ attention was focused on the Messier 67 open star cluster, which is located approximately 2,600 light-years away in the constellation Cancer."
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Comment: Re:Most Do, but That Doesn't Mean Their Ethics Agr (Score 1) 406

by guyniraxn (#45610887) Attached to: Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work
This. Very much this. I have an EE. I remember when I graduated almost ten years ago Raytheon was one of the bigger employers of engineers in the area (still is). I had friends who refused to work for them or BAE or any of the other defense contractors for moral reasons. Others specifically wanted to be in those companies to contribute to the protection of US lives. Everyone has their own opinion of right and wrong when it comes to defense, engineers are not excluded from this.

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