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Scotland Votes No To Independence

Calydor Re:The over-65's swung it for No (468 comments)

You missed my point.

The point is that being part of the UK does not - at least to the extent of my knowledge - leave the Scots oppressed, with no rights or luxuries. They are not an ostracized minority in their own country. Yes, of course they would have basic necessities and luxuries whether they were in the UK or not, but if leaving at this point means a portion of the citizens face financial ruin, then of COURSE they will vote no to leaving.

3 days ago

Scotland Votes No To Independence

Calydor Re:The over-65's swung it for No (468 comments)

If the choice is sovereignty and financial ruin, or living under the flag of another nation but with all the modern luxuries (free speech, freedom of assembly, electricity, central plumbing etc.) I'm pretty sure a lot of people would go with being pragmatic rather than idealistic.

3 days ago

Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

Calydor Re:Recent claims by whom? (218 comments)

It's almost like lions and cats are both felines!

3 days ago

Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Calydor Re:Maybe (264 comments)

When the next President( who will be the one who promises to castrate the NSA)

So you're saying the US won't elect a new president in 2016? Or just the one who promises it?

decommissions the server farm storage they have with our records on, they can be used to store police footage in perpetuity

No, it seems you actually think he would promise it AND follow through.

about two weeks ago

Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Calydor Re:EWWWWWWW (97 comments)

You should look up what that 'fertilizer' thing used for all grown crops is.

about two weeks ago

Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Calydor Re:how about .... (131 comments)

OK, so what's the realistic way to use an app that uses more bandwidth than your plan includes?

If you want to use an app that plays video (and you want to use it outside of your wifi) you need a way to get those videos to your phone.

Maybe grab a still image of the video from about ten seconds in along with a, "Click here to view this video" link? You know, so you only download a ~20 KB image instead of a 10 MB video of something you have absolutely no interest in?

Facebook's problem is they think that EVERYTHING with no exceptions that appears on your wall is going to have your unending interest.

about three weeks ago

The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

Calydor Re:They will just cheat anyway (322 comments)

Who didn't what?

Ukraine didn't sign a treaty with Russia?
Ukraine didn't disarm?
Russia didn't invade?

about three weeks ago

Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

Calydor Re:shoot the admins (133 comments)

Buying a redundant net connection on the off chance that your net is down on the one day you REALLY can't leave home seems a little over the top to me.

about three weeks ago

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

Calydor Re:Do the math (338 comments)

Have you considered multiple generations and thereby families?

2 grandparents
2 children of those each with spouse
3 kids from each of those.

2+4+6. 12.

It does happen in Europe, particularly in the southern countries.

about a month ago

UPS: We've Been Hacked

Calydor Re:Well I am Glad (62 comments)

Or the breach was one that pulled stuff out little by little to avoid detection, and they were afraid of the hackers opening the flood gates if they went public that the breach had been detected.

about 1 month ago

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Calydor Re:Enough World of Warcraft already (146 comments)

With the timing of Titan getting scrapped and the massive gameplay changes in Draenor (such as disabling any and all non-NPC flight until 'later') I can't help but get the feeling that Titan was WoW2, set sometime in the past of Draenor before the Legion appeared, and now large parts of it have been ported over to WoW.

about a month ago

Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

Calydor Re:meh (164 comments)

Are you SERIOUSLY saying that England is the one spelling the English language wrong, or was this more tongue-in-cheek than can be conveyed easily in text?

about a month ago

Historians Rediscover Einstein's Forgotten Model of the Universe

Calydor Re:Extraordinary misspelling? (35 comments)

Consistent incorrect spelling of a proper noun from another language as a legitimate word in your own language ... If Einstein never saw the name in writing it's a rather easy mistake to make.

about a month ago

T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

Calydor Re:This is going to end so well for them! (147 comments)

There are currently 6.8 million WoW subscriptions (not subscribers due to people with multiple accounts etc.) worldwide.

If it's an even split between the three regions, that's about 2.3 million WoW accounts in the US. The population of the US is 318.5 million people. T-Mobile has about 50 million customers according to Wikipedia.

Some quick and dirty math: 50 million is about one sixth of the US population. One sixth of those 2.3 million WoW accounts comes to about 400,000 accounts.

400k angry people is a lot, sure - but since the patch can ALSO download directly from Blizzard's servers I don't know how many will even realize the problem that way.

about a month ago

A Look At Advanced Targeted Attacks Through the Lens of a Human-Rights NGO

Calydor Re:NGO? (25 comments)

I thought they were a New Global Order.

about a month ago

40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

Calydor Re:So 60% positive ? (256 comments)

There is also a difference in success rates to keep in mind.

A cheap medical test that flags 50% falsely for an illness (and sends them to the more expensive test to be cleared) but almost NEVER clears someone who is actually sick is much better than one that is as likely to clear you as flag you if you ARE sick.

This terrorist list? We have no idea how many terrorists slip through the net, though given the lack of daily bombings it's probably very very very few - simply because there are very very very few terrorists in the first place.

about a month and a half ago

Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

Calydor Re:Well at least they saved the children! (790 comments)

Oh, to be the unknown pedophile in charge of maintaining that file list ...

about a month and a half ago


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