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Comment Re:Is This for Real? (Score 1) 232

You're a self-protecting asshat who will use excuses and bald-faced lies, or you're just not useful. A) You're full of shit, you're acting paranoid and have no sense of reasonable trust; or B) you know useful things but aren't at liberty to discuss them, thus we could hire you but you couldn't implement secret things, so you are worthless.

Comment Re:There's No Mention of the Catalyst? (Score 1) 163

Uh, standard automotive starting battery technology has evolved quite a lot in the past 150 years. There are two types of SLA batteries rather than the old type you require water for, which are more durable and last longer and produce more power per density. They suspend the acid in wildly different ways (one with a glass microstructure, one with a gel, IIRC) instead of sloshing it into open cells. To say that the basic technology is the same is to say that the basic technology of rocketry is the same as the basic technology of cars--burning fuel to move things has always been a thing, but rockets, scram jets, and combustion engines all operate on wildly different principals (for one, burning fuel like that at high altitudes and high speeds to get thrust doesn't actually work--RAM jets and SCRAM jets are made specifically to compress and ignite fuel in ways that don't work at low speeds, and rocket engines have their own design considerations).

Water isn't a high-density fuel. Natural gas is usually stored at 500PSI in adsorption tanks, whereas with just a steel tank you can stuff the same amount of fuel in there at 4000PSI. How much PSI do you think the freed hydrogen from 1gal water would be under stuffed in a 1gal jug?

Comment Re:yum vs apt vs pacman (Score 1) 118

'dependency hell' doesn't sound like a thing to me. People complain about 'dependency hell' in Fedora/RPM and in Deb, all the time. That's everyone's excuse for running away from stupid broken Redhat and for running away from stupid broken Debian. I've run into dependency issues where I had to knock a package out because neither Yum nor Apt is smart enough to iteratively construct a dependency graph until convergence. I can probably trigger it in a few known cases (install Puppet 2.7, then add the puppetlabs repo and install Puppet 3.0... on Ubuntu 12.10) and get it added to apt, while Yum will probably lag behind forever. Note that the same happens with i.e. Percona, if you switch to Percona-Cluster-XtraDB from just Percona-Server... it can't reconcile that it needs to remove the Percona-Server-shared package (which is required for a dependency) and replace it with Percona-Cluster-XtraDB-shared (which satisfies the same dependency), so you have to rpm -e --force it and then install the package and Yum is happy.

Of course, in apt you can just apt-get -f install and it figures out what's wrong and fixes it. (-f means 'fix', and -f install fixes whatever's broken by installing the correct thing, replacing dependencies as needed without crying about it).

Comment Re:There's No Mention of the Catalyst? (Score 1) 163

It's completely stupid anyway.

Consider when you burn 2H2 + O2 you get 2H2O + heat. That means you need energy to go from H2O to H2 + O. Heat, current, something.

Catalytic water reaction: Will eventually freeze itself. It may reach absolute zero; probably not nearly. Will require heat input.

Non-catalytic water reaction: will take as much energy to produce the fuel as is required to break down the water, at least. Really, more energy in (and lost) than energy out. Catalytic recycling of the reactionary products of the fuel would absorb heat, see above.

Comment Re:Come on, Alan ;( (Score 0) 380

Odd since the Meta4 key (the one that has the Windows logo on it) still works; the top-left corner will bring up the Activities view and show your running apps, desktops, launchers, and the search box and application browser; etc. I guess you saw the familiar "Power" button and only had the one brain cell to click that, seeing nothing else familiar and having no idea how to explore and experiment.

Comment Re:forgot RH7 (Score 2) 380

To be honest, I'd be much happier if Redhat/Fedora leveraged a more Debian-like system. I mean, with systemd and all; but call apache2 apache2 instead of 'httpd' (isn't nginx httpd?), have /etc/apache2/sites-{available,enabled} and so on; /etc/default instead of /etc/sysconfig and the huge mess in there; and so on. Also apt and deb outstrip RPM and Yum in just about every way, from stability to speed to feature set; yum has all kinds of plug-ins that poorly approximate some of the basic features of apt like autoremove

Comment Re:Crap (Score 1) 177

Did you see the link posted there? They get 30% efficiency from their solar collector by putting a big metal mirror satellite dish on the ground and pointing it at the sun, with a sterling engine at the focal point. The hot side heats up to 1200 degrees, the engine pumps, the output drives a dynamo. Since when is a combustion engine. God damn man the link is the first thing in the post and there's no mention of cars or engines in the actual post.

Comment Re:That is an ignorant response. (Score 1) 165

The problem is their SSL keys are 1024 bit, which is trivial to break if you have $168 million. RSA theorized you would need $168 billion to do it in 1 day back in 2002; however today computers are faster, we have massively parallel GPU crap, and cracking RSA is embarrassingly parallel. If we take that out to 1000 days (3 years) it's $168 million circa 2002; however with the current advancements, you could probably do it in a week for less. Nothing that's going to win any contests--the guy who cracked 768 bit RSA didn't use a specially built $200 million array.

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