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The Camera That Changed the Universe

BlackPignouf Re:This is ridiculous.... (76 comments)

Actually, everything was fine until you made an observation about the observation.
The universe is doomed now.
What have you done????

2 days ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

BlackPignouf Re:Only for the first year (567 comments)

RAW support for newer cameras might force me to abandon CS6 one day.
That sucks (for customers), and Adobe knows it.

3 days ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

BlackPignouf Re:The very first thing out of his mouth (551 comments)

By your logic, nobody is allowed to accuse anyone of using strawman arguments.
My list is a reasonably accurate summary of what he said in TFA.

about a week ago
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Systemd's Lennart Poettering: 'We Do Listen To Users'

BlackPignouf Re:The very first thing out of his mouth (551 comments)

+1
Basically, his arguments are :
* systemd haters have no clue about UNIX
* RedHat took a long time to notice my genius
* Gentoo users are old-farts that don't like beautifully written shiny new stuff
* Debian users are even older assholes
* You can use Gnome without systemd, but it won't work
* I listen to users, but they're all idiots

about a week ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

BlackPignouf Re:Saudi Arabia (509 comments)

+1000
Whole Europe is selling football clubs, museums and car manufacturers to those double-face assholes (Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, ...), because they're in need of their precious oil.
Cut the dependency on oil, and you'll solve peak oil, global warming and islamic terror at the same time.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers "Solve" Texas Hold'Em, Create Perfect Robotic Player

BlackPignouf Re:Perfect? Really? (340 comments)

Exactly, we humans really suck at making random choices.
50:50 at Rock/Paper/Scissors should actually be the worst-case scenario : If your opponent understands your logic and begins to win, just make truly random choices, and you'll get back to 50:50 after enough time.
But you should also try to bluff and analyse your opponent's smile, voice and body language.

about two weeks ago
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How Close Are We To Engineering the Climate?

BlackPignouf Re:Summary video (319 comments)

I'm not sure global warming is an exponential system.
But I get your point, and you're probably talking about treshold effects and positive feedbacks.
And yes, it would be a bitch to control this system, and very hard to stay between -1*IAU and 1*IAU : http://xkcd.com/1379/
Disclaimer: IANACT

about two weeks ago
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FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

BlackPignouf It must be true (219 comments)

It must be true, Colin Powell brought a vial to the United Nations Security Council, and claimed it contained a 99.9999% pure North Korean IP.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

BlackPignouf Re:islam (1350 comments)

Thank you.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

BlackPignouf Re:islam (1350 comments)

OR let me ask it this way. Name one Islamic Nation where Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Atheists or anyone else is actually FREE to practice their religion (or lack thereof).

Try Marocco or, historically, Muslim Spain.

about two weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

BlackPignouf Re:In the words of the editor of Charlie Hebdo (1350 comments)

Stéphane Charbonnier, who is rumored to be one of the causalities of today's attack

Not rumored anymore.
Charb's dead, as well as Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, Bernard Maris and at least 7 others.
Cabu was my favorite cartoonist, and the father of my favorite singer, Mano Solo.
May they all rest in peace.

about two weeks ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

BlackPignouf Re:The last to go (232 comments)

No, their fossil footprint isn't small, and there are many more important thing to do with oil, e.g. plastic.

about three weeks ago
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Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions

BlackPignouf Re:The last to go (232 comments)

I'm a pretty big global warming doomsayer, but even I want to live in a world where I can fly to the other side of the planet in 24 hours if I really have to.

I'm a vegeterian, but I want to eat meat whenever I want.
PROTIP : Nobody really *needs* to be on the other side of the planet in 24 hours.

about three weeks ago
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New Year's Resolution for 2015

BlackPignouf Re:I have Cancer (214 comments)

Do you have any "life todo list"?
I wish you luck and strength if you still want to get some important things done before the end.
3 friends died this year, and it reminded me of the importance of some things that I might have forgotten otherwise.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Says They Have VPNs In a 'Vulcan Death Grip'

BlackPignouf Re:Good news (234 comments)

if everything's encrypted... viola.

Interesting. How do you plan to encrypt a big violin? :)

about three weeks ago
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NetworkManager 1.0 Released After Ten Years Development

BlackPignouf Re:NetworkManager (164 comments)

I just checked, it's a dependency for ubuntu-minimal.
So it's installed on every Ubuntu/Mint/....

about a month ago

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