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One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far

Cyberax Re:English motherfucker, do you speak it? (168 comments)

One Becquerel means one decay per second. So Fukushima each month emits radioactive material that adds additional 1 million decays per second to the environment.

This is a very small number, the natural activity of radioactive materials inside a human body is about 10000 Bq. One gram of radium is 37 billions Becquerels. So the whole Fukushima disaster emitted the equivalent of about 30 grams of radium, not a trivial amount anymore, but still very small on the global scale. For comparison, one ton of uranium-bearing minerals contain about 0.1g of radium.

yesterday
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Oh really? (345 comments)

Most of the rainwater runs off into rivers or evaporates. Only a small fraction filters through into the aquifers. You can accelerate it by drilling wells and pouring water into these wells - and some cities actually do this.

yesterday
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Get the popcorn (345 comments)

Mild salt content is not a problem if there's at least some rainfall. Salted ground becomes a problem if you rely ONLY on irrigation.

yesterday
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Why I'm on a well in a sustainable aquifer. (345 comments)

You have to choose carefully. Watertable is a shared resource, and if it's not replenished then eventually you might find yourself without access to water once a large farm nearby sucks all of it to water plants. Getting information about watertable boundaries is surprisingly complicated.

yesterday
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Cyberax Re:Streams will run dry (345 comments)

Humans, reportedly, taste just like bacon. So you're in luck.

yesterday
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Cyberax Re:Good (266 comments)

Nope, I'm not confusing them. DoE provided necessary data on sulfur emissions and monitored the power plants. EPA was the one enforcing regulations, based on DoE data.

yesterday
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Cyberax Re:Good (266 comments)

Get back to actual science. I don't yet have a fusion reactor in my home. What the fuck am I paying you clowns for?

For not having to breathe sulfuric acid (acid rain)? Or not having your river catch a fire? Yeah, all those damn progressives ruin everything.

yesterday
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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

Cyberax Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (266 comments)

Yeah, let's see how the natural experiment with tax-cutting goes in Kansas compared to tax-crazy California.

yesterday
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

You underestimate the cost of relocation. It's an order of magnitude bigger than the cleanup cost. And we can prevent future catastrophes by building a good sea wall.

New York is also at risk of hurricanes, should we move it somewhere else?

4 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

So would you fit a bill for relocation of nearly two million residents in NO and its neighborhoods? Where would you put them? What are they going to do?

4 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

New Orleans area is pretty large - not all of it was flooded. Relocating the city would have required to build a completely new infrastructure somewhere close by, probably getting a lot of land under the eminent domain from existing landowners. So no, it's not a good solution.

Protecting New Orleans against floods is a much better idea. We can do this, almost all of the Netherlands is under the sea level, for example. And it's NOT uber-expensive.

4 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

And what should have been done? Relocation is not really an option.

4 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

SS is _reliable_. You can certainly make more profitable investments than the SS Trust Fund, but you can't make them reliable enough to work for the entire country.

And about natural disasters - pretty much all heavily-populated areas in the US are at risk. California has earthquakes, Eastern coast has hurricanes, then there are tornadoes, heat waves, wildfires and so on. Where do you think most of the US population can relocate?

4 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

First. Government waste is well known. Helping people via committee of bureaucrats is never good.

Yeah, and of course you'll deny all that nice SS checks in case of disability. Or government help if your house is smashed by a tornado.

4 days ago
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

Cyberax Re:Texas! (171 comments)

Nope. California's budget is very solidly in black, average salary is way higher than in Texas and industry is _growing_. It turns out, that being a nice place to live attracts business.

4 days ago
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Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads

Cyberax Linux ALREADY has it! (160 comments)

Really. Author is an idiot. He should actually read something that is not a documentation volume for his beloved IBM mainframe.

Linux has cgroups support which allows to partition a machine into multiple hierarchic containers. Memory and CPU partitioning works well, so it's easy to give only a certain percentage of CPU, RAM and/or swap to a specific set of tasks. Direct disk IO is getting in shape.

Lots of people are cgroups in production on very large scales. There are still some gaps and inconsistencies around the edges (for example, buffered IO bandwidth can't be metered) but kernel developers are working on fixing them.

5 days ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Cyberax Poekhali! (700 comments)

If it was good enough for Gagarin, it's good enough for everyone.

5 days ago
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

Cyberax Re: Good point (391 comments)

An easy fix, just set your locale in browser to Russian. Voila, no more video ads on YouTube.

5 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Cyberax Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

Well, you really try to fail. You can't have it both ways.

If you're saying that people's will, not Constitution is above all, then certainly the will of hundreds of thousands of people in Ukrainian East should be honored? Right? After all, tens of thousands of people on Maidan were enough to oust Yanukovich.

If you insist on following laws, then all those in the government should be jailed for anti-constitutional revolution.

about a week ago

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Nokia sells out to Microsoft

Cyberax Cyberax writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Cyberax (705495) writes "What we feared has just happened:

Nokia and Microsoft announce plans for a broad strategic partnership to build a new global ecosystem: ...
- Nokia would adopt Windows Phone as its principal smartphone strategy, innovating on top of the platform in areas such as imaging, where Nokia is a market leader.
- Nokia would help drive the future of Windows Phone. Nokia would contribute its expertise on hardware design, language support, and help bring Windows Phone to a larger range of price points, market segments and geographies."

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DNSSec is being deployed to the root zone.

Cyberax Cyberax writes  |  about 4 years ago

Cyberax (705495) writes "Yesterday the final root key ceremony had been successfully conducted: http://dnssec-deployment.org/ (alas, I can't find a record of its stream).

So DNSSec is just about to be deployed to the root zone. Right now it serves Deliberately Unvalidatable Root Zone (DURZ). In a few hours it's about to be changed ( http://dns.icann.org/ has a countdown)!"

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Cyberax Cyberax writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cyberax writes "Recently Apple has contributed ARM support for LLVM. Some people speculate that it might be used for iPhone applications. Might it be possible that iPhone will allow to run arbitrary applications in a 'sandbox'?"

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