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Comment: Re:file transfer (Score 1) 425

by yakumo.unr (#49143679) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

Some of the IDE->USB kits on ebay come with a molex plugged UK 3 pin PSU, I'm sure if you're in the US you could get a 2 pin US one instead too.
Some even come with a molex -> SATA power plug adapter too if they're IDE/SATA -> USB adapters, not that the article author would need that one in this particular case :)

Comment: Re:Bugs in Win 7 UI (Score 1) 484

by yakumo.unr (#49136027) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

I've had files flat out left undeleted. There are bugs in the recursive delete routine that have been there in vista/7/8/8.1
It mostly happens with multiple subdirectories with a lot of files in them, and the files were definitely not locked for any reason.

If I remember right the last time I saw it happen was deleting the Qt 4.8 source folder shortly after a reboot of win8.1

Comment: Obviously.. (Score -1, Flamebait) 155

by yakumo.unr (#48537815) Attached to: Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

Because of course, no one would protest against the proven prospect of

poisoned ground water
FLAMMABLE tap water
Sinkholes

until some other company with vested interests got involved.

Hell even if it's true, I really don't mind where the money comes from the net result would be better for everyone but the greedy. Everyone should be investing in renewables anyway, especially solar, as it rapidly heads towards parity

Comment: Why creative??! why won't you advance A3D. (Score 1) 89

by yakumo.unr (#47797257) Attached to: RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

I was never fortunate enough to actually own my own Aureal card.

But I really really can't understand why having bankrupted them, and taken all of their technology, creative didn't do the sensible thing and USE IT.

Even now A3D is still vastly superior to the latest EAX FIFTEEN YEARS LATER.

Businesses

Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch 317

Posted by samzenpus
from the hoisting-with-his-own-petard dept.
Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Exxon Mobile's CEO Rex Tillerson's day job is to do all he can to protect and nurture the process of hydraulic fracturing—aka 'fracking'—so that his company can continue to rake in billions via the production and sale of natural gas. 'This type of dysfunctional regulation is holding back the American economic recovery, growth, and global competitiveness,' said Tillerson in 2012 of attempts to increase oversight of drilling operations. But now Rick Unger reports at Forbes that Tillerson has joined a lawsuit seeking to shut down a fracking project near his Texas ranch. Why? Because the 160 foot water tower being built next to Tillerson's house that will supply the water to the near-by fracking site, means the arrival of loud trucks, an ugly tower next door, and the general unpleasantness that will interfere with the quality of his life and the real estate value of his sizeable ranch. The water tower is being built by Cross Timbers Water Supply Corp., a nonprofit utility that has supplied water to the region for half a century. Cross Timbers says that it is required by state law to build enough capacity to serve growing demand. In 2011, Bartonville denied Cross Timbers a permit to build the water tower, saying the location was reserved for residences. The water company sued, arguing that it is exempt from municipal zoning because of its status as a public utility. In May 2012, a state district court judge agreed with Cross Timbers and compelled the town to issue a permit. The utility resumed construction as the town appealed the decision. Later that year, the Tillersons and their co-plaintiffs sued Cross Timbers, saying that the company had promised them it wouldn't build a tower near their properties. An Exxon spokesman said Tillerson declined to comment. The company 'has no involvement in the legal matter' and its directors weren't told of Mr. Tillerson's participation, the spokesman said."

+ - Slashdot beta sucks 9

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Maybe some of the slashdot team should start listening to its users, most of which hate the new user interface. Thanks for ruining something that wasn't broken."

+ - Giant 'crystal' balls with auto tracking collectors the future of solar?-> 1

Submitted by yakumo.unr
yakumo.unr (833476) writes "The Rawlemon solar ball lens clams that "Rawlemon can reach up to 70% yield surplus compared to a conventional PV panel" using a giant water filled ball to concentrate the sun's rays, and solve panel alignment issues by using a roving collector on a dual axis tracking system."
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