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Comment Re:At first there was nothing then it exploded (Score 1) 190

The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/files/2013/07/kozm_LSS.jpg
shows stuff coming towards us.

No, it doesn't. Perhaps the color coding was chosen poorly, but it doesn't show things moving towards us at all. Quite the opposite.

Tossed that out for a response, thank you.

I did search it out first
http://www.aao.gov.au/2df/manual/2df_manual.html
and
http://www2.aao.gov.au/2dFGRS/Public/Publications/colless_specz.pdf

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2dF_Galaxy_Redshift_Survey

I couldn't find anything to grab on to, other than "8.2 Simple redshift completeness mask" of the PDF but figure I was on the wrong track
(ie: made no sense to me).

Comment Re:And why should people trust it (Score 1) 118

AdBlock/Ghostery helps a lot. But yeah, I agree that they have intruding ads

It's been mentioned that Windows will disable a HOSTS file, I've wondered about mine recently as sites are getting through that shouldn't.Logging on to /. Ghostery claimed it was blocking two Google analytics sites and doubleclick; Ghostery should of never seen them.

Ok, my bad; Ghostery doesn't block sites, it blocks scripts "which are objects embedded in a web page"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostery so even when it mentions what it's "blocked" it's already been blocked by the HOSTS file.

Is interesting to see just what's blocked for each web site/page.

Comment At first there was nothing then it exploded (Score 2) 190

This is a sig I've seen someone use on /. the article says to me dark matter was here, then nothing exploded.

The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/files/2013/07/kozm_LSS.jpg
shows stuff coming towards us. I've heard so many space programs say everywhere you look everything is moving away from us,

Submission + - Apple develops technology to block data transmissions

Presto Vivace writes: Apple patents tech to let cops switch off iPhone video, camera and wi-fi

Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, whenever they like.

All the coppers have to do is decide that a public gathering or venue is deemed "sensitive", and needs to be "protected from externalities" and Apple will switch off all its gear.

I guess not every company can be Lavabit or Silent Circle.

Comment Re:And why should people trust it (Score 1) 118

AdBlock/Ghostery helps a lot. But yeah, I agree that they have intruding ads

Never heard of Ghostery so gave it a try, had a version for Opera which I thought special (Opera being the black sheep of browsers).

It's been mentioned that Windows will disable a HOSTS file, I've wondered about mine recently as sites are getting through that shouldn't.
Logging on to /. Ghostery claimed it was blocking two Google analytics sites and doubleclick; Ghostery should of never seen them.

Thank you for the heads up.

Comment Thepiratebay.sx fills a needed nitch (Score 2) 177

I like a place I can download stuff I read about on /. the http://thepiratebay.sx/ fills that need.

Like when Aaron Swartz uploaded JSTOR http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/07/22/2254204/release-of-33gib-of-scientific-publications 35 gigs of some of the driest stuff I've read, but I was able to.

Only click on the magnetic links, anything else is... well different.
Secondary link http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/6554331 not as "funny looking" as the link in the /. article (which is still good).

Comment Re:And this is impressive why? (Score 1) 114

BTW for those that want a different browser, mind a suggestion? Try Comodo Dragon for those that like the Chromium based and Comodo Ice Dragon for those that prefer the Gecko way of doing things as not only does it have none of the phone home stuff (any and all extra features are opt in and both ask during install and can be turned on and off in settings if you change your mind) but the extra features are all based around increasing security,

I use Comodo firewall It's been rated the best and it's worked very well for me.

At some point Comodo started pushing this GeekBuddy bullcrap even if you select not to install it, it would install a mini version,
then pop up reminders of it. When Comodo went with a different GUI that was so confusing (more so than normal)
I couldn't trust running it as I wasn't sure of it's configuration -almost like I should start paying for help.

Comodo is now at Version 6.0.260739.2674 I still run 5.3.176757.1236 as it's much more intuitive than the lastest versions
and as mentioned appears to work just fine.

I was all for giving Comodo Dragon Browser a try as long as this GeekBuddy doesn't tag along. Just don't like the Opt in feature
of paying for a more secure browser. Just as well it would have to be very special to replace my Opera.

Comment Would you subject yourself to radiation for buck$ (Score 1) 126

I'm sure it's the same everywhere there's a nuclear reactor, it needs to be maintained on a yearly cycle.

In this area a person used to make very good money being used for their exposure. You go
in do a job until you reach your weekly radiation limit (300 mrem / 3 mSv), then do nothing until
you are usable again; for a yearly limit of (3 rad / .03 Sv). At which time your let go as it's
temporary work which your not able to perform any more.

These temporary jobs were during the summer outages and lasted a few months.
with the chance it could become a permanent position, which many did.

Would you work for NSA if the money was very good, as opposed to being used for your exposure at a nuclear
plant that produced Plutonium for intent of blowing people up? If you needed work be it temporary or a job with a substantial
increase in your income, I'm sure a lot would.

Submission + - SOPA died in 2012, but Obama administration wants to revive part of it 1

wabrandsma writes: The Washington Post writes:

You probably remember the online outrage over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) copyright enforcement proposal. Last week, the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force released a report on digital copyright policy that endorsed one piece of the controversial proposal: making the streaming of copyrighted works a felony.

As it stands now, streaming a copyrighted work over the Internet is considered a violation of the public performance right. The violation is only punishable as a misdemeanor, rather than the felony charges that accompany the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material.

Comment Re:Drug Patent (Score 1) 160

I was wondering how long a drug patent lasts right now and if it is tied at all to how long it took to research whatever the drug patent is for?

Drug patent's don't expire anymore, and if a generic is available they are able to restrict it's purchase in the US.

Modafinal is the generic name and can't be purchase in the US, Provigil is the brand name and was due
to lose it's patent in 2012. Nuvigil was released at that time and I can't find a reason but the patent has
been extended to Provigil to some time in the far future

Modafinal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modafinil > Provigil >
Nuvigil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armodafinil generic is Armodafinil

Both are the same chemical structure. Not sure if you can purchase Provigil anymore, Nuvigil is cost prohibitive - say $20 a pill in the US.

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