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Comment: Re:So wait (Score 1) 458

by karmic_penguin (#26335103) Attached to: More Climate Scientists Now Support Geoengineering

Fertilizing the algae will not only not effect the mount of CO2 absorbed by the seawater from the air, but will reduce the amount of CO2 in the water.

Actually, reducing the CO2 in seawater would change the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere. Removing CO2 from the ocean changes the equilibrium state between CO2 in the air and CO2 in the water. This causes more CO2 to be dissolved in the sea from the atmosphere through gas exchange, which is the whole point of Fe fertilization schemes.

Whether or not the algal blooms would successfully sequester the carbon on the ocean floor is another matter entirely.

Microsoft

+ - Linspire delivers Open XML translator->

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karmic_penguin (845053) writes "Linux distributor Linspire has delivered the first fruits of its controversial interoperability and patent deal with Microsoft in the form of Open XML Translator software for OpenOffice and Star Office. Microsoft's RT Audio Codec has been licensed to "enable voice-enabled interoperability between Linspire's Pidgin client and Microsoft's Office Communicator and Live Messenger instant messaging clients." Linspire has also licensed a number of Microsoft TrueType fonts and has agreed to support Windows Media 10 audio and video codecs. However, they will only be available to Linspire users if they purchase "a patent SKU", and this will not be available for Freespire. It remains to be seen if Microsoft will end up getting the better end of these interoperability agreements."
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Sun Microsystems

+ - Sun releases ODF plugin for MS Office->

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extra88 (1003) writes "Heise online reported that Sun has released their OpenDocument Format (ODF) plug-in for Microsoft Office 2000, XP and 2003. The plug-in allows Microsoft Office (for Windows) users to open ODF files and save their work in ODF formats used by OpenOffice, StarOffice, and other programs. According to the ReadMe, the plug-in adds "ODF Text Document (*.odt)" as a format to Word's Open and Save dialogs and adds Import and Export options to Excel and PowerPoint. Support for Excel and PowerPoint in the Microsoft-sponsored OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-in for Office is yet completed and that Add-in supports only Office 2003 and 2007."
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Businesses

+ - The First Thing IT Managers Do in the Morning?

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An anonymous reader writes "When I was a wee-little IT Manager, I interviewed for a IT management position at an online CRM provider in San Francisco, a job I certainly was qualified for, at least on paper. One of the interviewer's questions was "What is the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning." I thought saying "Read Slashdot" wouldn't be what he was looking for — so I made up something, I'm sure, equally lame. Needless to say, I didn't get the job. But the question has stuck with me over the years. What do real IT and MIS managers do when they walk in to the office in the morning? What web sites or tools do they look at or use the first thing? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity, so be honest."
Hardware Hacking

+ - 10 Great Looking Racks

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tr3p0r (666) writes "Custom installers pride themselves on the clean, tidy wiring of the A/V rack — and they should. But while the back of the A/V rack gets a lot of attention, CE PRo wanted to see what they are doing to make the front of the rack unique. They asked their readers to submit their innovative, unique and just plain cool racks for a Great Looking Racks collection."

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