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  1. entropy13

    Would minimising the number of connected clients/devices help cool down temps?

    Apparently the Arris SURFboard SBG6700-AC DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem & Wi-Fi Router is notorious for running hot...but it's the one my ISP provided. Since I don't have a router right now (although I've already ordered one) all of us will be connecting to it. Thus it's usually quite hot and...
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    Lettuce eat: First space-grown vegetables on the menu for NASA astronauts

    NASA astronauts are preparing to eat the first crop of fresh food grown in space — red romaine lettuce. International Space Station (ISS) crew members will sample the "Outredgeous" lettuce grown as part of NASA's plant experiment Veg-01 in the Veggie plant growth system. Giving new meaning to...
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    Robot Wars imminent: JAP accepts USA challenge

    MegaBots (USA) challenging Suidobashi (JAP): Suidobashi accepts the challenge:
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    No boot, "Dual BIOS LED" blinking (MSI P67A-GD65)

    Apparently the blinking meant the first BIOS failed...idk what to do though (most search results are for those that were OC'ing or trying to update the BIOS; I haven't), and this netbook is too slow (not to mention the internet LOL) for more searching. Reading up the manual so far just...
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    Audi have successfully made diesel fuel from carbon dioxide and water

    German car manufacturer Audi has reportedly invented a carbon-neutral diesel fuel, made solely from water, carbon dioxide and renewable energy sources. And the crystal clear 'e-diesel' is already being used to power the Audi A8 owned by the country’s Federal Minister of Education and Research...
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    China Accused Of Decade Of Cyber Attacks On Governments And Corporates In Asia

    The Chinese government is accused of being behind a newly discovered set of cyber attacks waged against government agencies, corporate companies and journalists across India and Southeast Asia over the past ten years. Security firm FireEye released a report today revealing a spate of corporate...
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    20 Internet words that didn't exist when Yahoo launched 20 years ago

    Yahoo is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and plenty has changed in the world — and on the World Wide Web — since its launch in 1995. To commemorate two decades on the Internet, Yahoo News editors came up with a list of Internet-era words and phrases that didn't exist when the...
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    Driverless car beats racing driver for first time

    Driverless cars now out-perform skilled racing drivers, engineers at Stanford University have shown, after pitting their latest model against a track expert. The team has designed a souped-up Audi TTS dubbed ‘Shelley’ which has been programmed to race on its own at speeds above 120 mph at...
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    A rare megamouth shark just washed up in the Philippines

    The recent spate of strange shark sightings just keeps going. Today, a rubbery-lipped, 15-ft. (4.5 m) beastie washed up on a beach in the Philippines. The creature turned out to be a megamouth shark—a species so rare that Christopher Bird, a marine zoologist and blogger, has estimated it’s only...
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    3D printed legs help disabled dog run for the first time

    By now, the heartwarming video of Derby the dog running for the first time in his life thanks to 3D-printed prosthetic legs has officially gone viral. But Derby, a rescue dog who was born with disabled and deformed front legs, isn’t the only one excited about his fancy new limbs. While 3D...
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    Scientists: Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire

    KASHIHARA, Nara Prefecture--A glass dish unearthed from a burial mound here is the first of its kind confirmed to have come to Japan from the Roman Empire, a research team said. A round cut glass bowl, discovered with the glass plate, was found to have originated in Sassanid Persia (226-651)...
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    Earth hit by double asteroids 458 million years ago

    Paris (AFP) - Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, space scientists reported on Thursday. The event, they said, can be traced to "one of the largest cosmic catastrophes" in the history of the Solar System -- a...
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    Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

    Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat. "When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I...
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    Birds vs. Drones: The Battle for the Skies Continues

    I can’t really overstate how much I enjoyed the brief video we published last week of a hawk taking out somebody’s drone. Apart from being a viscerally satisfying and effectively concise clip, it struck me as an almost poetic comment on the state of nature vs. machinery. After all, we know that...
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    Nanotube gel claimed to speed charging, extend lifespan of Li-ion batteries

    Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a nanotube gelthat could improve battery performance dramatically. This new twist on the lithium-ion formula is claimed to enable ultra-rapid charging that takes batteries from empty to 70% capacity in just two...
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    Exposed: The Secret Mailing List of the Gaming Journalism Elite

    Several prominent gaming journalists across America are part of a secret mailing list on which they discuss what to cover, what to ignore, and what approach their coverage should take to breaking news, Breitbart can reveal. High-profile editors, reporters, and reviewers from heavyweight gaming...
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    Are Video Games Sexist?

    And here's a breakdown of the video: https://medium.com/@cainejw/the-factual-feminist-a-factcheck-f5ae584f56da
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    King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

    England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse. The reviled king suffered nearly a dozen injuries on the battlefield, but the fatal blows were probably only sustained after he had to abandon his horse, according to a new paper. Since the skeleton of the 15th-century...
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    Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

    (Reuters) - Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space. The project to launch Sanrio Co Ltd's white cat with a pink bow into orbit is part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to promote Japan's high-tech industry and engineer economic growth. A 4-cm...
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    Physicist Claims Tangle Problem is Solved

    Robert Matthews may have just become our best new ear bud. The physicist’s recent work out of Aston University in Birmingham, England, wasn’t concerned with tracing the origins of the Big Bang, but instead tackling the more immediate problem of tangled headphone cords. According to the Daily...
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    New Species of Metal-eating Plant Discovered

    Scientists from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos have discovered a new plant species with an unusual lifestyle -- it eats nickel for a living -- accumulating up to 18,000 ppm of the metal in its leaves without itself being poisoned. Such an amount is a hundred to a thousand times...
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    Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

    The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects, according to a new study. Physicists at the University of Amsterdam investigated the forces needed to...
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    Chinese government tries to spin smog as a healthy benefit, and aid to national defense

    In America, we're used to our government, our industry and our media putting a spin on events to make the world seem a brighter, better place than it really is. But China is showing some impressive spin talent of its own, with a rationalization for pollution that is, quite literally...
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    The 10 worst product names in PC history

    The personal computer was and is a revolutionary, life-changing piece of technology that can make numerous tasks easier, more convenient and less expensive than before. You might think, given their capabilities, that computers would simply leap off the shelves into the arms of happy, willing...
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    Printing Batteries

    By making the basic building blocks of batteries out of ink, Harvard materials scientist Jennifer Lewis is laying the groundwork for lithium-ion batteries and other high-performing electronics that can be produced with 3-D printers. Although the technology is still at an early stage, the...