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Submission + - I finally caught them in the act! 5

fustakrakich writes: Slashdot is deleting comments!

I am asking you if you find this acceptable. To me it isn't. Indelible comments is Slashdot's only advantage it has over other what are now simple news aggregators. Deletions will mean the end of any of that. Better that the place shuts down completely. Please help save Slashdot. Don't let your comments be deleted. Please. Without Slashdot, there is no internet.

Submission + - Lithium-ion batteries that last a lifetime (

Socguy writes: A typical Lithium-ion battery breaks down badly between 5000-7000 cycles. Researchers at the University of California may have discovered a simple way to build a Lithium battery that can withstand 100,000+ cycles.

This was a serendipitous discovery as the researcher was playing around with the battery and coated it in a thin gel layer. The researchers believe the gel plasticizes the metal oxide in the battery and gives it flexibility, preventing cracking.

Comment Re:The total storage capacity is 620 GB. (Score 1) 144

It does seem like a lot. In 2012 someone ran a scaper on tpb to grab all of their magnet links, it came in at under 100MB compressed. Of course this didn't include the comments or the .torrent files. The torrent is available at

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 51

Same here! I thought this was going to be about Gnome-Do which I stopped using a long time ago in favour of Synapse.

Comment Re:Around your ass... (Score 2) 190

I agree to some extent, however, in reality, with credit cards offering cashback and other rewards, it works out costing me less to use a credit card than it would to use cash. I hate that Visa and MC are getting rich from this but by protesting and stopping use of my card while everyone else carries on, I end up subsidising their discounts. The only way I can see to get around this would be for everyone to protest together or for all merchants to implement credit card surcharges.

Comment This stinks! (Score 3, Interesting) 391

This whole Microsoft / Secure Boot situation is outrageous, it should never be allowed to be implemented, linux distro's should not be having to get anything signed by Microsoft. Hopefully some judge someday will see sense and kill it and also force Microsoft to carry positive mentions of other OS's in their advertisements in a similar fashion as the Apple / Samsung tablet ruling.

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