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Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated

Carewolf Re:Copenhagen interpretation != less complicated (193 comments)

requires exponential resources to simulate

WTF is an exponential resource?

Exponential refers to the amount of resources, not the type. It basically means it takes e^n resources to simulate. While the GP left n unspecified, lets assume it is either particles or wave functions.

2 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Carewolf Re:a riveting diplomatic exchange no doubt.. (425 comments)

Hey thanks for not making a huge deal out of castros death

I think I'm missing part of this joke, because Castro isn't dead...

Castro died several years back but got replaced by another Castro, though this new one isn't the Castro people refer to when they refer to Castro.

4 days ago
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Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

Carewolf Re:Does Denmark... (189 comments)

Oh, so Denmark is going to pull a Putin and cut off whatever sections of Greenland it wants for itself?

??? There is no plans for anything. Besides Greenland already is Danish and under Danish military rule, someone would need to invade it for there to be any conflict.

The North-West of Greenland was almost lost in the 70s because no one lived there and there was no military presence, as uninhabitet land Norway tried to lay claim to it, that was only stopped by adding a miltary presence there, so the only reason North-West Greenland is still considered part of the policial entity Greenland is because Danish military is there, if it wasn't it would be part of another country.

5 days ago
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Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

Carewolf Re:Does Denmark... (189 comments)

... honestly think that they can keep Greenland under their thumb for that long? Greenland already doesn't want to be part of Denmark - 75% voted for independence in a nonbinding referrendum in 2008 with a 72% turnout. The wealthier they become and the greater the percentage of the wealth that Denmark siphons away, the more they're going to want it. If Greenland and its EEZ start raking in trillions of dollars annually (which is the sort of mineral wealth up for grabs), how low in the single-digits do you think the popularity of remaining part of Denmark will be? For every trillion of GDP that'd be nearly $17M per capita, at Greenland's current population.

Is Denmark going to force Greenland to stay with them by the gun?

The part of Greenland inhabited by greenlanders can secede all they want. It is the large uninhabitet area that has all the resources, and the only ones living there are Danish scientists and military.

5 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

Carewolf Re:It's about who's doing the coercion (266 comments)

Libertarian philosophy as I understand it is about coercion.

No, it is about mental illness. A "libertarian" is an American, who doesn't know what liberal means, and thinks he is not one because he is right leaning. Also he is mentally insane and thinks gold has a more fixed price than dollars.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Carewolf Re:Blockade Euro Disney (295 comments)

I believe a blockade of Euro Disney is the standard French response to any turmoil in the country.

You could remove 'Euro Disney' (in general or from your sentence) and it would still be true. The blocades are part of the French charm, possibly the part that makes you not want to live there.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Carewolf Re:Why are taxi drivers all so horrible? (295 comments)

NYC, , Paris, Berlin, , LA, , Rome, , Chicago, San Francisco.

I narrowed your list down but in most of the cities you list, English isn't actually the official language

Actually, English is not the official language in ANY of the cities listed.

For the unaware, the USA has no official language.

HEH!.. Well, NO, that would be stupid. The USA has a mandate for laws being written in English.

about a week ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Carewolf Re:Sounds like they should ban the cabbies (295 comments)

That shouldn't be hard -- obstructing traffic is against the law. They can just arrest the cabbies after they refuse to move when requested and have their cabs towed.

It is like you don't even know France..

I suspect you don't. Obstructing traffic is against the law, but also a thing that happens routinely as a part of demonstations. Usually it is farmers though.

about a week ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

Carewolf Re:Head (130 comments)

Apart from the minor fact that it's basically been boiled.

It has been boiled, that is how beer is made. The yeast comes in later.

about a week ago
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New Destover Malware Signed By Stolen Sony Certificate

Carewolf Re:Here come the certificate flaw deniers....... (80 comments)

I work for a small company that signs its code - pretty much required if you want to install in any enterprise these days.

Its a certificate chain - we purchase a cert from a provider such as Verisign. They request basic proof of identity - business registration, contact number etc. They create a cert for us signed by them. Their cert is signed by Microsoft.

We sign our app with our cert - anyone accessing the binary signed by us can verify it hasn't been alterated and our cert was signed by Verisign, which was signed by Microsoft.

Note that all this provides is proof that the exe was created by us. It in no way guareentees that we aren't distributing our own malware etc. But what it does provide is a way of tracing a exe back to the signer.

Not if verisign or microsoft was compromised and new fake certificates was signed with the compromised master keys. Like the case with Sony here.

about two weeks ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

Carewolf Re:Don't foget (186 comments)

and then there was Diablo 1. Very much a rogue game but with graphics!

No. It had random dungeon layout, but not random encounters or plots.

about two weeks ago
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POODLE Flaw Returns, This Time Hitting TLS Protocol

Carewolf Re:A question I hope someone can answer (54 comments)

For those of us who are stuck using older browsers (FireFox v10 or IE6), even with SSL disabled and only TLS 1.0 enabled, will this be a problem?

As I said, stuck. I won't appreciate replies saying to upgrade my browser.

Yes, in fact it is ONLY you who are affected. This was discovered in old versions of NSS, which means old Firefox and Chromium versions.

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Carewolf Re:Good grief. (135 comments)

So the banker molestation murder cults get away with their crimes. Not sure if a good or bad thing.

I bet if you had some quiet reflection and thought carefully about it, you could figure out whether or not child molestation & murder is a good or bad thing.

Unless you are somewhere down the sociopathy spectrum, in which case you might not.

Note I didn't include the part about children. Read what you comment on before commenting.

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

Carewolf Re:Missing option (171 comments)

I think that falls under paper & pencil.

Unless it is in the bedroom.

about two weeks ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

Carewolf Re:Second person to vote for card games here (171 comments)

Card games sound the coolest, making you think of movies, smoke, poker, baccarat, Bond.

And my grand mother, and her friends in the card club, etc..

about two weeks ago
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British 'Porn Filter' Blocks Access To Chaos Computer Club

Carewolf Re:Good grief. (135 comments)

Except for the bankers and child molestation murder cults among the elite. Nobody's watching them, apparently.

So the banker molestation murder cults get away with their crimes. Not sure if a good or bad thing.

about two weeks ago
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Do you worry about the singularity?

Carewolf Re:No, it's not even possible (181 comments)

Often, so-called "AI" doesn't even require pattern recognition at all. For example, chess engines - which are now better than any human player - simply build a tree of all possible moves, replies, replies to the replies, etc. and then apply rules to evaluate the final positions.

Actually they mostly do what expert human chess players do: Know lots of plays and use the best known strategy. The difference is they can remember a lot more plays than humans can, the brute-force search is only used when a database lookup for the best known human response fails, which is rare.

Chess is a knowledge game.

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

Carewolf Re:LOTRO clone, but with more bugs (91 comments)

It's interface is a mess on the PC with KB/mouse. It is visually good, but nothing groundbreaking. The game really feels like a LOTRO rip-off though, except with a lot more interface and design bugs. Best RPG in decades? It may not even be the best RPG out right now. It's certainly not the best Dragon Age. I like the game so far, but I am not in love with it, the design flaws make it hard to love.

It is not just the controls. The PC port is broken. Here is the official thread on their forum: http://forum.bioware.com/topic... acknowledging the issues (4000 comments!), and here is the unofficial thread collecting the bugs: http://forum.bioware.com/topic... (long list)

Though it is not just the PC port that is broken. For shit and gigles check the last-gen thread of issues: http://forum.bioware.com/topic...

about three weeks ago

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The Wayland Situation: Facts About X vs. Wayland

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "With the continued speculation and FUD about the future of Wayland at a time when Canonical is investing heavily into their own Mir Display Server alternative, Eric Griffith with input from Daniel Stone have written an article for Phoronix where they lay out all the facts. The "Wayland Situation" is explained with first going over the failings of X, the fixings of Wayland, common misconceptions about X and Wayland, and then a few other advantages to Wayland. For anyone interested in X/Wayland or the Linux desktop at a technical level, it's an article certainly worth reading!"
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Too Perfect a Mirror

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Jeff Mitchell writes on his blog about what almost became "The Great KDE Disaster Of 2013". It all started as simple update of the root git server and ended up with a corrupt git repository automatically mirrored to every mirror and deleting every copy of most KDE repositories. It ends by discussing what the problem is with git --mirror and how you can avoid similar problems in the future."
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Vulcanic Ash Grounds North Europe

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "In an interesting story of weather and techonology. After a vulcanic eruption in Iceland. All flights in and out the UK, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have been suspended. Finland and Belgian is also shutting down airtravel, and the ash cloud is expected to affect airtravel in all of North Europe during the day. The reason the vulcanic ash grounds the planes is due to leasons learned from KLM Flight 867 in 1989, and British Airway Flight 9 in 1982, where vulcanic ash in both cases sandblasted front windscreen and shut down all four engines."
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KDE Announces Customized Sottware Compilations

Carewolf Carewolf writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Carewolf (581105) writes "Following the succesful example of the world's leading operating systems. KDE announces that future KDE Software Compilations will now also be offered in multiple customized version to cater different needs. There is the Ultimate Freedom Edition geared towards users who prefer the ultimate in customization. There is the Dwarfed Freedom Edition, inspired by other desktops designed for midgets, aimed at users who prefers a more limited set of options, Finally there is the Basic Freedom Edition for users from outside the world of open source, this version will for instance fully enforce security through obscurity,"
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