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Comment: Re:Slashvertisement (Score 1) 254

by ElizabethGreene (#44624593) Attached to: The Cryonics Institute Offers a Chance at Immortality (Video)

Yes, for strawberries your statement is accurate. Conveniently, people (and all mammals) have a significantly more complex circulatory system than a strawberry. Part of the pre-cooling perfusion process is to flood your body with chemicals that reduce this mush-forming problem. Then they use a specific cooling regimen to further reduce ice stressing by moving very slowly through the glass transition temperature.

Even with that, It's not survivable today, and that's where our R&D money goes.

Disclaimer: I am a CI member and future customer.

Comment: Re:Nature's solar panel (Score 1) 242

by ElizabethGreene (#44553051) Attached to: Looking Beyond Corn and Sugarcane For Cost-Effective Biofuels

"So when do solar panels become effective enough to replace growing a plant to harness the sun's energy?"

When they grow on trees.

Plant based ethanol serves two purposes, energy collection and storage. The current cost per kilowatt of solar energy and storage technology isn't in the same order of magnitude vs. ethanol.

Back to the OP, there was a book from the 70's called "Alcohol, it's a gas." A crapton* of this research has already been done. Yeah industry for taking a look at it!

* Not an SI unit.

Comment: Re: Weekly/Monthly Salary (Score 1) 1103

by flacco (#44157949) Attached to: Employers Switching From Payroll Checks To Prepaid Cards With Fees

> nothing is free, handling cash is not free, writing checks is not free, setting up DD for employees not likely to stick around more than a year is not free.

Correct, these are called "costs of doing business" and should be treated as such by the employer, not clawed back from the employee. Auctioning off the employees to the card companies adds insult to injury.

Fuck those employers/slave-traders.

Comment: Re:Loaded language? (Score 1) 374

by ElizabethGreene (#43434203) Attached to: Browser Choice May Affect Your Job Prospects

I had a prospective employer tell me that they round-filed my original resume because I had an email address. The same resume went through a recruiter that stripped the contact details off. I got the interview and the job.

I thought that a email address was professionally acceptable. I was wrong. Lesson learned.

Comment: Re:Ask the (ABC) Australian Broadcasting Corp. (Score 1) 312

I suppose you have let that box run 24/7 then before it collapsed.

None of the boxes have collapsed, I have both my dual radeon GPU and batch 1 avalon-asic miner running currently.

The GPU box is my living room computer and it's noisier than I'd like. It helps if I keep it free of dust bunnies, but it can be annoying when watching a movie. I would like to move it elsewhere. The kids like it where it is because they can play PlanetSide 2 on the big TV with no lag.

For the Asic box I have the fans cranked way up. This makes it significantly louder than the GPU machine. It's in my non-climate controlled garage now, but that won't work for long as spring is coming. I need to come up with a better solution for this ASAP. They may end up in my bedroom as a white noise generator. I also have some as-yet-unknown worried about running all of them on the same electrical circuit, so that may force me into something else.

What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind. -- Thomas Hewitt Key, 1799-1875