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Comment: Re:NEMA 4X is all you need? (Score 1) 120

by Teun (#48232005) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?
I can add that with high pressure jets you cannot rely on rubber or thermo-plastic seals, the gaskets have to be metal to metal.

For heat dissipation the whole construction should be in metal and you will have to maximise the outside surface area like with ribs.

The first thing that comes to mind is a cilinder with a screw cap on one end and fins on the outside.

Comment: This seems the obvious solution (Score 1) 120

by Karmashock (#48231301) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

They coat the chips in some sort of coating that insulates them.

Another idea which I like even better is to immerse the whole machine in mineral oil.

It is non-conductive. Somethings might need to be insulated against the oil like harddrives but everything else can just sit in it. From what I've gathered the entire tank of mineral oil acts like a giant heat sink to such an extent that a system like that can passively cool itself WITH overclocking.

I keep meaning to build a mineral oil cooled computer and keep chickening out.

Anyway, it has the virtue of being something you could seal and then take to the literal bottom of the ocean without worrying about a rupture.

That is pretty water proof.

Comment: Re:Not sure what is going on here... but... (Score 1) 542

by Karmashock (#48231133) Attached to: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Fine, we'll just go back to trade secrets.

That is what we had before patients. Companies simply kept information to themselves.

And a result of that was a much lower rate technological development because information was fragmented.

Look, if I come up with something... if I create something... why shouldn't I get rewarded for that? Why would you assume you have a right to take what I create and pay me nothing? Don't you see that I can't live or make that my job if I can't get paid? And if I can't get paid doing it, then that means I have to spend most of my time doing something else and only create in my spare time for FUN. You're going to get much less out of people if you do that then if you support them so they can produce stuff all the time. What is more, you're going to make sure that big companies and organizations spend basically no time creating anything. They'll make stuff but it won't be innovative because none of their own IP will be protected unless they keep it as a trade secret which means the secrets might be in a factory machine or something but never obvious in the final product.

The illogic of your position is just so fucking obvious... how can you not see how self destructive your position is here? You're cutting your dick off and saying "why is that a problem?".... well... I don't really mind if you want to live in a society like that. That is fine by me. I just don't want to live in your society then. I'll live in a society where IP is protected and you can live in one where it isn't. And we'll just see where that goes.

Comment: Wolves and coyotes in Yellowstone (Score 1) 238

by overshoot (#48230487) Attached to: High Speed Evolution

Nothing really new here.

Wolves, then seen as unreservedly undesirable, were eradicated from the Yellowstone region by the early 20th century. Between then and the end of the century, coyotes got larger and started hunting in packs, taking the ecological niche that wolves had filled and pursuing larger prey.

Then (1994) we reintroduced wolves to Yellowstone.

Even in the short time since, observed coyotes have gotten smaller and started acting less like apex predators and more like the sneak and scavengers that they are in other habitats where they're threatened by the apex predators.

That's a lot fewer generations than the reported adaptation of lizards in the islands.

Comment: Re:20 generations (Score 1) 238

by Teun (#48229971) Attached to: High Speed Evolution
Indeed, the availability of good food and healthcare is an important factor.

In the 1950's the average Dutch man was 1m73, presently he is about 1m81, that's 3 inches more over just two generations.

The present generation of young men ~20y/o is around 1m84.
But as with all statistics you have to check the small print, in 1970 I was drafted for the military (10% of males) and the average length of conscripts was already 1m86.

Another interesting observation is the correlation between length and education, the taller people tend to be better educated.
One source (Dutch):

Comment: Re: Why not allow the update into the repos? (Score 1) 122

by Zero__Kelvin (#48228411) Attached to: OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes
And how, prey tell, do you expect the developers to sign their packages with everybody else's private keys? If they do that the update will fail, because the package manager isn't going to install a package from an Ubuntu repository that isn't signed by Cannonical's private key, for example.

Comment: Go T-Mo (Score 2) 106

by SuperKendall (#48226115) Attached to: AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

T-Mobile that is.

I had Verizon, before that AT&T. So far I've been happier with T-Mobile than any of them...

T-Mobile I think gives you a free 200mb/month no matter what, so if you use cell network lightly that can be fantastic.

If you do pay for a plan, T-Mobile has free international data. It's not LTE unless you pay more but 3G is fine for most needs.

It's only been a month so I may be in the honeymoon phase but the very fact there is a honeymoon phase instead of a gnawing fear in the pit of my stomach that I've attached myself to a monster speaks volumes about T-Mobile I think.

2.4 statute miles of surgical tubing at Yale U. = 1 I.V.League