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Comment: Re:Oh... (Score 5, Informative) 144

by milkmage (#46531483) Attached to: Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

did you actually RTFA?

LONG TERM sleep deprivation. As in your lifestyle - swing shifters, etc. Not the occasional amphetamine binge, or caffeine fueled cram/D&D/gaming session.

never mind the actual experiment they conducted where they found neurons destroyed in the brains of mice that were kept on a wonky sleep schedule.

our bodies are TUNED to be active during the day, sleep at night.

probably contributes to jetlag.. see "Although circadian rhythms are endogenous ("built-in", self-sustained), they are adjusted (entrained) to the local environment by external cues called zeitgebers, commonly the most important of which is daylight."

Comment: Re:This guy personifies when NASA had creativity.. (Score 1) 34

by milkmage (#46503107) Attached to: Jack A. Kinzler, Savior of the Skylab Mission, Dies At 94

"locked themselves in a room with only the materials known to be on the mission and not only came up with the solution, but instructed some nervous, heat-stroked astronauts to build it."

not really, SkyLab was uninhabited until they got the fix up there.

The finished parasol, built from telescoping aluminum tubes and silver-and-orange fabric of nylon, Mylar and aluminum, was stowed aboard the crew’s Apollo spacecraft. At 9 a.m. on May 25, the crew — Commander Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz — took off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

but you're still right
the CO2 scrubber solution for Apollo 13 was built in pretty much the way you described.

Using only the type of equipment and tools the crew had on board –including plastic Moon rock bags, cardboard, suit hoses, and duct tape — Smylie and his team conceived a configuration that just might work.

Comment: Re:Is Kim Dotcom a Convicted Felon? (Score 2) 381

by milkmage (#46500101) Attached to: <em>Sons of Anarchy</em> Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

He rose to fame in Germany in the 1990s as an alleged hacker and internet entrepreneur. He was convicted of several crimes, and received a suspended prison sentence in 1994 for computer fraud and data espionage, and another suspended prison sentence in 2003 for insider trading and embezzlement.[12]

he's kind of a slug, dude. he is not your anti-DMCA champion, he's a common fucking thief.

"Where and when was he convicted of a felony regarding content, copyright or intellectual property? ...hasn't been, but he committed Securities fraud - insider trading is a crime way beyond any kind of IP violation.

Comment: yeah but (Score 1) 260

by milkmage (#46496855) Attached to: The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

"The idea of everybody going to one site is just weird. Give me one other part of history where everybody shows up to the same social space." still only "hang out" with the people you like (and not FB "like"), right? Cast aside the marketing ("liking" product X") and if you're using it to keep in touch with folks, then [PRESUMABLY] you care what they have to say.

FB and other social networks are just generic spaces you turn into whatever you want...

disclaimer - the only FB acct I have is fake, I use it for o-auth. Nothing on that profile has anything to do with me - I don't even use the same gender. I have no idea how FB actually works.

Comment: Re:There was a mockup in the late 60s. (Score 1) 353

he headline is awkward:
WWII Bugatti 100P Plane Rebuilt: Jet Fighter that Could Have Won Battle of Britain for the Nazis

but I can see where it comes from.

FTA:" when the Second World War began, Bugatti, who had gained French citizenship between the two wars, decided to hide the craft in pieces in crates in a barn in the French countryside to prevent it from being discovered by the Nazis.

The French government knew about the plane, and it is believed that one of Hitler's ministers, Albert Speer, also knew of the plane's existence.

If the Germans had been able to get hold of the Bugatti, it is believed that the plane could have outperformed the British Supermarine Spitfire planes during the Battle of Britain."

if the Nazis got a hold of it, they could have defeated Britain in the air

Comment: Re:So what happens to the hydrogen? That's usable. (Score 1) 375

by milkmage (#45976453) Attached to: Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own


"Chambers inside separate the oxygen and release the liquid so that you can breath comfortably in the ocean."

if it's breaking down the 2H's and the O, what's the liquid released? liquid hydrogen? (H turns to liquid @ 423.17 F/252.87C.) I don't think so. at those temperatures, you're no longer talking about liquid water.

O2 is dissolved in the water.. which is why there are huge fishkills when algae/bacteria use up all the breathable O2 in the water.
The most common cause is reduced oxygen in the water, which in turn may be due to factors such as drought, algae bloom, overpopulation, or a sustained increase in water temperature.

sounds like this thing has holes that separate the larger H20 molecules from the smaller o2, a compressor stores the oxygen probably because there's less usable o2 in a lungful of water vs air. ( Using a very small but powerful micro compressor, it compresses oxygen and stores the extracted oxygen in storage tank.)

it's not too good to be true, it's a nano-filtration. fish been doing it for a while.

Comment: Re:I Guess (Score 2) 125

by milkmage (#45497921) Attached to: Failed Software Upgrade Halts Transit Service

most of them already have cars. BART serves the Bay Area. 50 miles south and east of SF.

the week long strike earlier this year caused havoc on the roads- people were on the road at 0400, and still late for work. extra busses, extra boats, not enough.

Comment: Re:Does the glasses pose any danger to the eyes ? (Score 2) 124

by milkmage (#45477953) Attached to: New Smart Glasses Allow Nurses To See Veins Through Skin

1) if they only need these things when inserting an IV, they only need to be worn when needed - nurses don't do IVs all day long. a single gaming session is going to last way longer than the 10 seconds it takes to stick a needle in your arm... and it's only for IVs not an injection (which a probably more common)

2) human eyes cannot see the infrared spectrum.. so what's the risk?

Comment: there are ways to handle something like this (Score 1) 326

by milkmage (#45271023) Attached to: Apple Blocks Lawrence Lessig's Comment On iOS 7 Wi-Fi Glitch

he was made whole (got a 5 instead of the 4s he purchased in July 2013 (a 4s? this year? really?)
and continued to complain (in a non constructive/technical way) despite the fact that he was made whole by his carrier... so if it works for the VAST majority of users, and his problem was resolved by getting new hardware.. why continue?

stopped reading after the first few lines - Lessig is a fucking crybaby.

There are far too many of us affected for this to be a coincidence or consumer caused problem, I had a 16gb white 4s purchased in July 2013 and wifi was completely greyed out no matter what fixes I was advised to try.

I have been successful in my claim and am now in receipt of a brand new iPhone 5, this was provided to me by the phone shop I signed my O2 contract with last year.

Good luck and persevere

Later, I tried to post a question to the post — basically asking whether Apple indeed scrubbed comments, meaning it was worth it for them to censor the community, just not respond to it — but it wouldn’t post.

Comment: Re:Evil, powerful men have enemies. (Score 4, Informative) 242

if his pacemaker is anything like the one my fried has, you basically have to touch his chest with another gizmo to see it.

so wireless in the sense that there are no wires sticking out of his nipple... not AQ can kill him from an internet cafe in Pakistan.

what's Cheney's IP? /duh.

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