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Comment: Re: A giant lagoon dam (Score 1) 142

by Rei (#49167981) Attached to: World's First Lagoon Power Plants Unveiled In UK

I'm sorry, but I agree with that. If you on the UK want us to dam up our rivers and build roads out to geothermal areas and tap into our resources, and raise our local power prices in the process, all for the benefit of the UK, our government better damn well profit as much as possible from it and reduce our taxes / improve our services in exchange for that.

Unfortunately, xB and xD do not agree.

Comment: Re: A giant lagoon dam (Score 1) 142

by Rei (#49167805) Attached to: World's First Lagoon Power Plants Unveiled In UK

Better negotiate the contract during a Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn / Framsóknarflokkurinn (conservative) government. Samfylkingin would approve it under the condition that the Icelandic government's share of the sales are so high that you would barely save any money on the imported power, and Vinstri Grænir would outright reject it no matter what you offered. But Sjálfstæðisflokkurinn and Framsóknarflokkurinn would let you dam up whatever rivers you want and take gigawatts of power in exchange for a handful of shiny trinkets and a couple magic beans.

Comment: Re:Obligatory, #2: Laws of Physics (Score 1) 93

by spire3661 (#49167575) Attached to: Ikea Unveils Furniture That Charges Your Smartphone Wirelessly
Huh? My Palm Pre Wireless charging base used the standard charging cable that came with the phone to power it. Instead of plugging and unplugging my phone, i jsut set it on the dock, easy-peasy. It even had magnets so it would almost pull it out of your hand and align it. IN my car i had the same usb mini charger i have had for years. Why has it taken so long for anyone else to do this?

Comment: Re:What's lacking is a plot and characters (Score 1) 218

by mrchaotica (#49164047) Attached to: Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

that doesn't mean it's lacking in good plot and characters

You've got to be joking. Abrams' Kirk is criminally incompetent (even in the first movie, before your "Khan wanted him to screw up" rationalization could apply). The plots of both movies have holes big enough to drive a planet through, let alone a starship. (For example, WTF is the point of starships anymore, since they can apparently just beam across the galaxy now?!)

Comment: physical switch (Score 1) 309

by pikine (#49161087) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Does One Verify Hard Drive Firmware?
Even so, having a physical switch is already helpful. I don't need to worry about the firmware malware if I don't ever have the intention to flip the switch. I only need to take measures to secure the computer against the malware if I plan to flash the firmware. A physical switch is a very powerful countermeasure to thwart remote attackers. U2F tokens also use it to secure two-factor authentication.

Comment: Re:Health risks? (Score 1) 109

by PopeRatzo (#49160699) Attached to: Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds

If you have a specific concern, tell us.

I had to take a bus a few weeks ago because of the weather and there are a whole lot of mutants out there. A couple of them even looked like they could have been Slashdot readers.

RF radiation and high-fructose corn syrup are as good an explanation as any.

Chemist who falls in acid is absorbed in work.