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Comment: Re:What is the point (Score 1) 203

by winnabago (#37471458) Attached to: MIT's $1,000 House Challenge Yields Results
Anonymous is talking about non-inclusionary zoning. In most places in the US it is not possible to build any more than one single family house on a 1/3, 1/4, or even 1 acre lot. This is required low density. With a few exceptions (Portland area, for example), you can always spread out and buy as much land as you want pending your own personal finances, but in suburban US for most our history as a nation, high density housing is a bad word and it has been effectively regulated out of existence.
There is a mentality that this hurts property values and higher density means bringing poverty and undesireables in. Nothing to do with psyche.

Comment: Re:Not supposed to be dooms day yet. (Score 2, Informative) 526

by winnabago (#24945773) Attached to: LHC Flips On Tomorrow
Found at your Wikipedia link:

A detailed analysis [18] concluded that the RHIC collisions were comparable to ones which naturally occur as cosmic rays traverse the solar system, so we would already have seen such a disaster if it were possible. RHIC has been operating since 2000 without incident.

Phew! I was worried that I overslept and missed the Strangelet singularity! Talk about stating the obvious.

Wikipedia: -1 Redundant

It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - Teen Who Posted `Catch Me' on Web Caught

Submitted by kog777
kog777 (1011153) writes "A 16-year-old fugitive believed to have posted a "Catch me if you can" message on his MySpace Web page was captured Friday, three days after his escape from a detention center, an official said. Jordan Danski escaped Tuesday with two other teenagers from the Macomb County Juvenile Justice Center where he was being held on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, police said. The others were quickly caught, but Danski eluded capture."

+ - Legal Home Media?

Submitted by
SuperCharlie writes "I am in the process of setting up a home media center where all my movies, music, etc.. can be streamed throughout my house. I think there could be a real market for this where I live and would like to take the final solution on the road in my backwoods part of the world and try to sell it to house builders for doctors, lawyers and the likes. The sticking point I am running into is the media, specifically, movies. Sure, you can stick a DVD in, share it and be on your way, but most people have libraries of movies that even a decent sized jukebox can't hold. How can I provide a *legal* digital version of a users movie collection?"

Have you reconsidered a computer career?