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Comment Kitty litter (Score 2) 20

Kitty litter is not such an odd choice as the article makes it out to be. The mineral variety is typically made out of sodium bentonite. This is well known for its ability to absorb more than its own weight in water, which also causes it to swell and therefore seal cracks, enhanced by its self-sticking capability. Kitty litter has a well-defined grain size and would be fine to use so long as one didn't switch brands. Wikipedia even lists a method for determining whether kitty litter has bentonite or not.

Comment Most methane comes from Dams not Cows (Score 2, Interesting) 189

According to the estimates of the INPE researchers, dams are the largest single anthropogenic source of methane, being responsible for 23% of all methane emissions due to human activities.
https://www.internationalriver...

Thus irrigation for crops is worse on the environment than cows.

Comment Breaking the Law (Score 0) 108

There I was racially discriminating, in the hood down town
all inside it's so incriminating picking phones to own
feel as though nobody can avoid my prying eye
so I might as well begin to put some action in my life
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law
Breaking the law, breaking the law

Comment Re:Stop using OS X and their 10 year old computers (Score 1) 472

Thanks.
    At the moment the i386 standa alone appears to be slashdotted as the mirror link is not responding. I'll try it when it's back.

in the mean time i'm still confused about the UEFI versus EFI thing. this supergrub 2 ls labled EFI. the mac is UEFI. I'm imagining the firmware must be hunting for UEFI boot loaders not EFI. SO how is this going to work? I must not understand it or this is only going to work for EFI macs (post 2007)

I did try renaming the x86_64 standalone to the name suggested but nothing showed up as a boot device in the mac option-boot process. (It's the only version that the mirror was letting me download).

Comment Re:Stop using OS X and their 10 year old computers (Score 1) 472

Okay I just tried your suggestion about the 64 bit standalone. I created an MSDOS FAT disk on the mac, and put the 64 bit standalone in the /EFI/BOOT directory of this.. Rebooting the mac with the option key pressed it does not show any new boot devices.

I did not rename the standalone to BOOTIA32.EFI but rather used it's natural long name as it was downloaded.

I also see four other versions of the standalone listed on the site. one is called coreboot and one is called ia-386. None explicitly say 32 bit but I'm going to try the ia-386 as my best guess.

Suggestions?

Comment Macbook does have skylake, TFA is baloney (Score 5, Informative) 472

The whole article summary is cookoo flamebait. First Apple does have skylake processors in it's line up. https://apple.slashdot.org/sto...
They just don't use the intel model name "skylake" on their product descriptions.

The alleged website saying "dont buy" is not complaining about this. For example the macpro they list as "don't buy" is actually "can't buy". Apple doesn't list that model in it's store. And their reasoning for not buying it is because it's not a retina version, and there's not any price difference with the retina.

Finally like every single computer maker, mac does have a range of models and guess what the lower end ones have slower procesors. But they also get an hour longer battery life than the i7 models.

Guess what? the track pads don't have two buttons! Alert commissioner gordon!

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