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Comment Re:Same reason we're looking for earth-like life (Score 1) 275

Radio is very noisy. Why would any advanced civilization think that it would be a great way to communicate over long distances? I would assume that any intelligent life-form would listen to the static in the background and think, there must be something better than this.

Comment Re:Douchebag Editors (Score 1) 292

They are all tropical cyclones, and actually East Pacific cyclones are called hurricanes. These are mid to West Pacific storms being called hurricanes.

I figured it out, because the average TV viewer, and apparently Slashdot user, wouldn't know the difference they are just calling them hurricanes to avoid having to explain it every time.

Comment Re:mandate? (Score 1) 193

You are right, I haven't looked at any really modern mother boards, my 4 year old board has one DVI output, So I put in 2 video cards so I can have 4 screens, my next box I will limit to 3 video cards, 5 seems like overkill. I just looked at an expensive MB with Intel graphics , it had 2 screen capability.

Comment Re:you wouldn't mind showing your work (Score 1) 486

Plants need about 200ppm CO2 to survive. At 400ppm presently, we can use 1/2. Crude oil use is atabout 4 Billion metric tons a year. Half of the approximate total mass of CO2 in the atmosphere is 8820 Billion metric tons. They don't say how much CO2 needed per unit of Diesel, so I have to guess 4 to 1. I now get 551 years worth of diesel if it replaced all crude oil use so I have to admit I was wrong.

Yes I skipped all the volume to mas conversions, and I have to get to work soon so it was rushed. I have never received more than 3 replies to a comment before so forgive me for my slowness.

Comment Re:ugh....fluff (Score 1) 477

I am all for not having to drive with a bunch of idiots that don't know what stop signs, red lights, lane markers and turn signals are but it will never work. The cars will never be able to handle heavy rain, snow, hail, sleet, fog and freezing rain. That is a lot of days you won't be getting to work.

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