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Newly Discovered Virus Widespread in Human Gut

ArsenneLupin Re:Most of you have it... (92 comments)

everyone seems to want to share it.

... and I just thought only monkeys behaved like this...

yesterday
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:And? (195 comments)

That's not even fast... some cyclists are that fast!

about two weeks ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:The death of trains (195 comments)

High-speed rail is less susceptible though because it's newly built without level crossings.

Not throughout... or else incidents such as this wouldn't happen...

about two weeks ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:And? (195 comments)

a teacher teaches

... but good teachers also listen. And recognize when a student gets it right, even if the student expresses it "strangely". Irate Engineer doesn't seem to be able to notice when somebody speaks about energy rather than drag... and even if both may be proportional to the square of velocity, they are not the same thing!

about two weeks ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

ArsenneLupin Re:And? (195 comments)

Hey Jimmy*, drag is proportional to the square of velocity *because* of air resistance. Thought you might like to know, but knowledge doesn't seem to be your happy place.

Please re-read "Jimmy"'s post. He was speaking about energy being proportional to the square of velocity, not drag. Reading comprehension...

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ArsenneLupin Re:I wanted to write about this place (424 comments)

It's not like there is a shortage of places to eat.

Apparently, in that region of France there is... or rather, a shortage of quality places to eat.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

ArsenneLupin Re:I wanted to write about this place (424 comments)

Some readers may get the hint (especially those working in recruitment...) that something is off with the restaurant. But unfortunately it still doesn't communicate what exactly is off. Is the service bad (as was the case)? Is the food bad? Do they try to screw you with the bill? Are other patrons too loud? Is the place dirty (inside)?

Some patrons might not care (or care less) about some bad points, so it still helps to know what exactly is wrong, in order to know whether it would matter to them. The original review conveys it very well, but a "job-certificate" style review would not...

about two weeks ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

ArsenneLupin Re:Not sidestepping (88 comments)

What the FAA does not allow is any unlicensed aircraft (which includes models, balloons, kites, gliders, rockets and probably tennis balls), tethered or not, to be used directly or indirectly for commercial purposes.

So, does this mean professional tennis tournaments are forbidden in the US? So, how are these guys able to skirt the FAA regulations?

about three weeks ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

ArsenneLupin What a tangled mess! (88 comments)

(At the risk of being modded redundant...)

Just imagine these on a crowded ski slope, when every other ski runner has these. Not only will they tangle with each other, but also with the overhead ropes of ski lifts.

And if your particularly unlucky one stretch of tether might get tangled behind a rock while another stretch of the same tether gets tangled around a fellow skiers neck. No, I don't want these on any slope where I am skying. Even if the FAA don't have jurisdiction, hopefully the resorts will forbid them.

about three weeks ago
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New Snowden Leak: of 160000 Intercepted Messages, Only 10% From Official Targets

ArsenneLupin Re:What haven't they lied about? (201 comments)

âoeHe didnâ(TM)t get this data,â Alexander told a New Yorker reporter. âoeThey didnâ(TM)t touch â"â

What a piece of alphabet salad... Americans, you have guns. Please shoot the webmaster where this was copy-pasted from!

about three weeks ago
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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

ArsenneLupin Re:Any Memory?? what judge will go on just that? (415 comments)

Yeah that's my real worry about all this child porn stuff - "everyone" turns their brains off and starts getting their pitchforks ready to lynch you.
Guess how convenient this is if the powers that be want to get rid of inconvenient you...

The NSA has a huge stash of child porn just for this purpose...

about three weeks ago
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'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke

ArsenneLupin Re:Very smart (47 comments)

... and next steps will be doctors (or their personal assistants...) asking patients to shoot such selfies, including for conditions which leave no obvious visual sign (pain...)

about a month ago
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'Selfie' Helps Doctors Diagnose Mini-Stroke

ArsenneLupin Re:Very smart (47 comments)

Screenshots...

but then of course, it would be so much easier if people were able to appropriate describe a problem, and understand a description...

about a month ago
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Organic Cat Litter May Have Caused Nuclear Waste Accident

ArsenneLupin Re:I still cant log in! (174 comments)

Just check the IP address for plausibility and accept the expired cert.

That would work against men-in-the-middle who used DNS to hack themselves into your communication with slashdot, but not against men-in-the-middle who'd use routing shenanigans.

about 2 months ago
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Brain Injury Turns Man Into Math Genius

ArsenneLupin Re: No story here, move along (208 comments)

He doesn't specialize in jack shit.

Isn't a more polite expression for this santorum?

about 3 months ago
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Dropbox and Box Leaked Shared Private Files Through Google

ArsenneLupin Re:Thats not fair to those users (92 comments)

Calling them stupid is not fair, I think. A majority of the older generation,

Actually, the older generation are not the worst offenders. They are often surprisingly mature as far as risks in technology go.

The worst offenders are actually the facebook generation, who are so accustomed that they need to completely open up their browsers to play a game that they won't give any second thought if a malware site asks them to do the same.

about 3 months ago

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Luxembourg PM Juncker to resign over spy scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  1 year,18 days

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg will hold new elections after Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced he would resign following a secret service scandal.

Mr Juncker, Europe's longest-serving head of government, told parliament he would step down on Thursday."

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Luxembourg Prime Minister Resigns over Spying Scandal

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  1 year,18 days

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe's longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the small country's small secret services, who were alleged to have created a "big mess" by indulging in a spate of misconduct on his (or rather: Mister Mille's...) watch.

When will president Obama follow suite?"

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Pope Benedict XVI resigns due to old age

ArsenneLupin ArsenneLupin writes  |  about a year and a half ago

ArsenneLupin (766289) writes "In a statement released by the Catholic Church, Benedict VXI said that “after having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
Hopefully the new pope (if there will be any...) will be more open-minded and tolerant of minorities"

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