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"Dark Lightning" Could Expose Airline Passengers To Radiation

Anynomous Coward Re:No Dosometers on Board (263 comments)

Airline investors may be after the last drop of glamour left in owning an airline.
It's widely known how to easily become a millionaire as an airline investor - start as a billionaire.

about a year ago
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UK Researchers Build Micron LED Light Based Wireless Network

Anynomous Coward Re:Applications (70 comments)

Being able to control a tv using a remotely emitting, modulated, optically transmitting effector would be a great breakthough indeed.

about a year and a half ago
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What the FCC's Wi-Fi Expansion Means For You

Anynomous Coward Re:same as before, use Cat5 (132 comments)

When my house was built the best available was Cat3 (for 10Mbps ethernet) so I had that installed instead of yellow frozen garden hose. I'm reliably running 1Gbps ethernet over that wiring now, and it's not excluded that 10Gbps might work as the max distance is 20m.

It's in conduit, so it can be replaced by whatever CatX or fiber would the need arise.

Don't skimp; get the best.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

Anynomous Coward Re:Sensationalize much? (390 comments)

I'll try to explain. Swartz suicide was his own doing. On the other hand, the prosecutor was irresponsible in using the powers assigned to her, and her actions have ultimately contributed to Swartz' fate. The duality is in distributing the blame for the incident. Every case is different, and so are the opinions of the readers here. Slashdot readers are not a rigid monolithic block jumping to a steady beat with a set of opinions that are cast in stone.

BTW there is a difference between bullying which can be addressed by a proper response, moving out of the way or letting time pass, and the unavoidable lifetime consequences of a law enforced in a blind, negligent or even maliglant fashion.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

Anynomous Coward Re:OK, 35 years, then... (390 comments)

Is disbarment the correct punishment for applying the law that Congress wrote and failing to use discretion to ignore offenses?

Yes. With great power come great responsabilities, and the obligation to use the powers wisely. The prosecutor most obviously did not.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT Warned of a JSTOR Death Sentence Due To Swartz

Anynomous Coward Re:OK, 35 years, then... (390 comments)

That's the law. Take it up with lawmakers. Don't blame the prosecutor...

After all, the prosecutor was only doing her job and Sie hatte es nicht gewusst.

about a year and a half ago
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Chinese Firm Wins Bid For US-Backed Battery Maker

Anynomous Coward Re:A123 Horribly Mismanaged - Threw away $200M (183 comments)

If the Chinese would have had the technology, they would have quickly made available all kinds of form factors and capacities that the market demands. Look what has happened with the Lithium Polymer market. Guess we'll find out shortly now.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Seeks To Block 8 Samsung Products After Court Win

Anynomous Coward No true friend recommends Apple nor its products. (396 comments)

If someone recommends Apple's products to you, take it that that person doesn't hold you in high regard.
That person assumes that you

  • - cannot think different on your own
  • - mistake style for substance
  • - are bad with money
  • - can't deal with complexity
  • - crave the false status a product reflects on its wearer
  • - are uncomfortable with freedom outside a sandbox.

That person is not your true friend.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

Anynomous Coward Re:What heat wave?!? (605 comments)

A cold summer is weather, a heat wave is climate, and both are manifestations of global warming proven by settled peer-reviewed science. Learn to tow the party line by pointing out their differences and similarities. It's not too hard once you leave your common sense at the door !

about 2 years ago
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NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

Anynomous Coward Re:Hansen is delusional (605 comments)

Moderators, I am the author of the above comment that has been moderated "Troll"; the moderation was apparently done on the basis of replying comments. I ask you to check what my comment said, before moderating it as troll.

Here is what the Slashdot summary said.

the paper says, that scientists can claim with near certainty that events like the Texas heat wave last year, the Russian heat wave of 2010 and the European heat wave of 2003 would not have happened without the planetary warming caused by the human release of greenhouse gases.

It ought to be clear from this that the Russian heat wave, in particular, is being blamed on putative global warming. Now, check the three links in my comment to confirm that they do indeed say exactly what my comment claims. The second link requires a password or subscription; here is an alternative link, from the American Geophysical Union (which publishes the journal):

http://www.agu.org/news/press/jhighlight_archives/2011/2011-04-13.shtml#five

You can confirm that the quote supplied in my comment is taken from that link.

The real trolls are the commenters who claimed that I was misquoting or misrepresenting. My comment is not a troll, and it should be moderated fairly.

I think that it says something about the current global warming debate that an accurate critical comment such as mine is moderated troll while blatantly false criticisms of my comment get moderated up to 5.

Duly noted.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

Anynomous Coward Re:Hansen again? (605 comments)

Yeah. I feel deeply sorry for everyone who has been involved with the Curiosity project and is shamed to share the NASA tag with this James Hansen^H^Hwurst.

about 2 years ago
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NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

Anynomous Coward Re:Like fucking DUH (605 comments)

I, for one, know there's a bunch of lefty crybabies and busybodies who aren't getting it because a weakling has difficulty understanding something when his salary, should he have one, depends on sucking the public teat. Other than that, duh, you got to be a basement or cubicle-bound zealot that hasn't travelled the world and isn't old enough to not comprehend that you need some perspective to see through the bullshit.

There. I feel better now.

about 2 years ago
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Surfacestations: NOAA Has Overestimated Land Surface Temperature Trends

Anynomous Coward Rei (474 comments)

Looking at her diarrhea of whining posts, she really has her panties in a bunch about this.

more than 2 years ago
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Koch Bros Study Finds Global Warming Is Real And Man-Made

Anynomous Coward Re:Skeptic? (769 comments)

Well, those own words are a lie.

more than 2 years ago
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Koch Bros Study Finds Global Warming Is Real And Man-Made

Anynomous Coward Re:a bit sensational headline (769 comments)

Watts squirming ? You may want to check his new paper. It's Muller who's going to squirm - and how ! - as he stepped straight into a trap.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientific Literacy vs. Concern Over Climate Change

Anynomous Coward Re:There is too much noise (545 comments)

Beware posters bearing nice and easy summaries.

The IPCC reports are a barrage of pal-reviewed papers, some good and original, most mediocre at best, but always 'on message' and headed by summaries that are biased and deceiptful.

As to realclimate, the summaries one finds there are the political stance of a few zealots who divert public funding to further their cause under the obfuscating cover of the same barrage.

more than 2 years ago

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