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Comment Carbon shields used before, bad idea (Score 0) 251

Carbon shields have been used before, was bad idea with bad consequences. The Windscale research reactors were built with a significant amount of graphite for absorbing neutron radiation. The graphite was great at it. But, the energy would build up and spontaneously release itself as energy, and/or fires. Sure, they had work arounds. But, the workarounds gradually stopped being useful and the entire thing went up in flames eventually. Cleanup has just now really started, after over 50 years. Granted, there might be a safe way to use carbon once and change it out. But geez, carbon dioxied waste is one thing. Nuclear/spontaneously combusting carbon waste is another....
Idle

Submission + - Marge Simpson poses for Playboy (yahoo.com)

caffiend666 writes: 'Marge Simpson poses for Playboy....the magazine is giving the star of "The Simpsons" the star treatment, complete with a data sheet, an interview and a 2-page centerfold.' ... '"We knew that this would really appeal to the 20-something crowd," said Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey.' ... Playboy even convinced 7-Eleven to carry the magazine in its 1,200 corporate-owned stores, something the company has only done once before in more than 20 years.

Submission + - NASA discovers giant ring around Saturn (yahoo.com) 1

caffiend666 writes: "The Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered the biggest but never-before-seen ring around the planet Saturn, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced late Tuesday."..."The bulk of the ring material starts about 3.7 million miles from the planet and extends outward about another 7.4 million miles." One ring to rule them all....
Education

Submission + - New species of worms release 'bombs' (yahoo.com)

caffiend666 writes: "A newly found deep ocean worm 'can cast off green glowing body parts, a move scientists think may be a defensive effort to confuse attackers. Researchers have dubbed the newly discovered critters "green bombers."' ... 'The first of the new species has been given the scientific name Swima bombiviridis.' So, it's a naturally occuring animal that rips off it's arms and throws them and we're not talking about a game from ID Sofware?"

Comment What are you trying to accomplish? (Score 3, Insightful) 323

What are you trying to accomplish? If you want neat and pretty, that needs one type of thing. If you are trying to organize the cables behind the computer, that needs another type of thing. If you are only trying to neaten the cables between computers, that needs another. You building a rack-room or want something professional? My only concern was getting in-between device cables off of the floor and above doors. Went to home depot, bought 1.5 inch PVC Pipe mounting clasps (used to hold pipes to walls), and suspended them 8 inches from the ceiling. Then ran the cables through the clasp. To manage power-cables behind desk, I strap-tied the power cables to the desk, leaving other ethernet/keyboard cables which will move around loose. If you want something to impress girls, don't think having neat cables counts. Most women that have seen the cables dangling from my walls are more than a little worried.... Keep meaning to string LED lights along them to make them look less disturbing.

Space

Submission + - NASA has the lost tapes (nasa.gov)

caffiend666 writes: "A Speculated a few weeks ago, NASA has found and is starting to restore the lost Apollo 11 tapes. A Briefing will be held July 16th "at the Newseum in Washington to release greatly improved video imagery from the July 1969 live broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. " "The original signals were recorded on high quality slow-scan TV (SSTV) tapes. What was released to the TV networks was reduced to lower quality commercial TV standards.""

Comment Static Page Feeds are available (Score 4, Informative) 338

Static configurations are available already, not the intelligent ones being requested. Has sufficed for what I needed:

To have print page break add: <p style="page-break-before: always">

Also, to hide odd font and underline for links:

<STYLE TYPE="text/css" MEDIA=print> <!-- A { text-decoration: none; color: black } --> </STYLE>

Yes, they have to be massaged a little.

The Gimp

Submission + - Kodak stops making Kodachrome film (usatoday.com)

caffiend666 writes: "According to USA Today (and LA Times, and WSJ) "Eastman Kodak said Monday it's retiring its most senior film because of declining customer demand in an increasingly digital age." "Photojournalist Steve McCurry's widely recognized portrait of an Afghan refugee girl, shot on Kodachrome, appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. At Kodak's request, McCurry will shoot one of the last rolls of Kodachrome film and donate the images to the George Eastman House museum, which honors the company's founder, in Rochester." Mama dont take my kodachrome away..."

Comment Re:Anyone have words about the browsing (Score 4, Informative) 283

Basic browsing is similar to iPhone albeit on a smaller screen (same resolution). It's much better than previous Palm devices. Unlike when the Treo 650 was released, or the iPhone was released, Sprint had Pre's booted up and useable in the store (although they hadn't turned the alarm off before I reached for it). Tested the web-browsing before I bought one....
Portables

Submission + - Palm Pre is out, time for discussion (cnet.com)

caffiend666 writes: "Palm Pre is out, let's discuss the status and compare stories. First days seems to of gone as well as expected with many selling out before noon. I bought the second at the local sprint store and so far I like it. Much more one-hand friendly than the iPhone. Haven't gotten the main aps to sync with Linux, but the media portion functions much like a thumb-drive with my Fedora-8 Linux system. For the Pre-verts out there, here's some Palm Pre dismantling pictures."

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