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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

BlackPignouf Re:List of Banks (59 comments)

The question is, why on earth do any computer with sensitive information there uses Flash or Silverlight?

2 days ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

BlackPignouf Re:Wait until global warming really kicks in (81 comments)

You're jesting, but I'd say that this process (like most, if not all, thermodynamical processes) works because of high temperature *difference*, not just high temperatures.

5 days ago
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GSOC Project Works To Emulate Systemd For OpenBSD

BlackPignouf Cool project (314 comments)

On the one hand, it sounds like a cool project.
On the other hand, if they don't port it, they'll get the benefit of having neither Gnome 3 nor Systemd on BSD.

about two weeks ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

BlackPignouf Only one sixth of an inch? (90 comments)

Only one sixth of an inch? Are you sure?
My Galileo positioning system tells me that the earth's crust rose by more than 113km.

about a month ago
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Comet To Make Close Call With Mars

BlackPignouf Re:Too bad this didn't happen in 50 years (44 comments)

Meanwhile, we have no clue how our society could survive without oil.
We have more pressing matters than slamming comets into Mars.

about 2 months ago
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Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

BlackPignouf Re:Not about jealousy, but ... (265 comments)

This is an ecological win

I'm not sure it means what you think it means.
The real "ecological win" would be to acknowledge that Dubai is in a friggin desert, and shouldn't be used as home for more than a few thousand people.

about 2 months ago
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Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered

BlackPignouf Re:the length of a 10-passenger limousine (55 comments)

I agree it's a weird unit, but it kinda makes sense nonetheless :
It's the depth of the water layer that you get when you empty the content of 50 swimming pools on a surface as big as one millionth of Wales.

about 2 months ago
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Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered

BlackPignouf the length of a 10-passenger limousine (55 comments)

The length of a 10-passenger limousine

Wow, that's like 50 Olympic-size swimming pools per micro-Wales!

about 2 months ago
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How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

BlackPignouf Infinite growth. (305 comments)

Economists still believe in infinite growth in a finite world.
To me, that's a proof by contradiction that economics as "science" is utter bullshit.

about 3 months ago
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Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

BlackPignouf Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

Could you please explain why the comparison is flawed?

about 3 months ago
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Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

BlackPignouf Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

I guess you consider that a meth head selling his TV set to a pawn shop isn't getting poorer.

about 3 months ago
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Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

BlackPignouf Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

It has made long-term economic sense for at least ten years.
Sure, if you're waiting for short-term economic sense, you'll run into big trouble and the energy trap (http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2011/10/the-energy-trap/). You'll need to invest oil and money during a few years in order to use less oil and money. Guess what? You'll have neither time, nor money nor energy, nor probably political stability. Your option isn't one.

And please tell me more about France selling PSG (Paris soccer cub), Le Louvre; Spain selling Barca and Germany selling BMW and Mercedes to Qatar not "making anyone poorer".

about 3 months ago
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Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

BlackPignouf Re:Aperture-specific plugins... (214 comments)

What about RAW support for new cameras?
Every Aperture user will have to change after X months.
I'm lucky to be a Lightroom user, but I'd be really pissed if I had to change the software I use and love every day since 2007.
It would be like having to learn and use Emacs after 10 years of vim.

about 3 months ago
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Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

BlackPignouf Re:This just illustrates (365 comments)

You, sir, are an idiot.
High energy prices in the future are a sure thing.
You have exactly two options :
* sit on your ass, don't change anything and give more money everyday to Russia, Saudi Arabia & Qatar. Those countries love this option, because one day, USA & Europe will be broke, won't have gas to heat their houses in winter or oil to power their cars, tanks or fighter jets. Then they can nicely invade Ukraine or go all Djihad on our ass.
* pay a bit more taxes, complain that some free loaders and greedy politicians get too much of it, but let your country invest in infrastructure that will help you and your people face peak oil and global warming. Yes, you'll pay more for energy (at first), but the price evolution is clearer than without taxes and it helps you reduce your energy demands.
Now tell me, which option is the way to go for "human misery"?

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

BlackPignouf Double troll (359 comments)

Wow. Congrats on your double troll!
PS: Vim-ruby FTW!

about 3 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

BlackPignouf Mensan here (561 comments)

I thought I was special until I realised there are 140 000 000 potential mensans on earth.
And the fact that I'm pretty good at guessing which dice should come after a serie of 4 other dice doesn't tell much about myself, and surely shouldn't be taken as a genius indicator.
Anyway, I went to two Mensa meetings : I met some assholes and some nice guys, just like I would at the pub across the street.

about 3 months ago

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