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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Cyberax Re: I never thought I'd say this... (323 comments)

Yeah, sure. And you also went to a local unsubsidized parish church, where you were taught by a totally unsubsidized teachers. And of course, you had to go uphill both ways through swamps and most definitely not by a public subsidized road.

Reality: you got it easy, going to a public school where you used a subsidized (by local and federal taxes) infrastructure. We as a society decided that having a universal literacy is worth the taxes. Even though in your cases you simply use all this wealth to spend your time writing inane racist blatherings. What's the difference?

2 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Cyberax Re: I never thought I'd say this... (323 comments)

A good argument. Take for example you - instead of doing something productive with the Internet, you post racist screeds.

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Cyberax Re:Great one more fail (589 comments)

How about: "Joe buys a gun that has a faulty safety trigger. Gun discharges randomly and kills a little innocent baby child. Gun manufacturer is not liable". And yes, that's actually what would happen.

5 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Cyberax Re:Great one more fail (589 comments)

And according to that same source, for 2012, there were 8,974,762 non-fatal accidental injuries from falls

Yes. And that's why building codes are being updated to reduce number of dangerous stairs, mandate friction strips on stairs and so on.

What are we doing about rampant gun violence? Ah yes, we're passing laws freeing gun manufacturers from ANY responsibility.

5 days ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

Cyberax I really doubt that it's possible (140 comments)

I really doubt that it's possible to 'reprogram' cancerous cells. They usually have so many mutations (including seriously weird ones, like chromosome fusion or duplication) that it's a wonder they can still fission.

5 days ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

Cyberax Re:Batteries? Seriously? (486 comments)

Not true. There are lots of inter-city tram lines in other countries, they are not that expensive and if you couple them with small battery storage for small problematic stretches of roads (like intersections and on/off ramps) then you have a winner.

about two weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

Cyberax Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (486 comments)

There were several attempts at nuclear-powered cargo ships. They failed because it turned out to be too expensive, mostly due to complicated regulations and the general mistrust on nuclear power. So the only remaining civilian nuclear-powered ships are Russian icebreakers :(

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Cyberax Re:Wait.... what? (254 comments)

You seem good at that Hail Hitler thing, you must've had a lot of practice under Putin.

"Hail Ukraine! Hail Heroes" (sometimes translated as "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!") sounds for Russian-speaking people _exactly_ as "Sieg Hail!" would sound to American citizens. That was a sign and a countersign in the UPA which was allied with Hitler's Germany and committed such crimes as Volyn' Massacre.

I'm not going to discuss Chechnya here, the crimes or lack thereof of Russia does nothing for the Ukrainian situation.

P.S. That's not a Ukrainian military column masquerading as a medical convoy, it's very clearly a Ukrainian military medical convoy, that's why they have green trucks and red crosses, it's kind of exactly what that means.

And also artillery pieces. I guess they only shoot humanitarian aid.

Note the source- do you really think Israel of all countries full of Jews would defend Ukrainian election results if Ukraine actually voted for Nazis?

Lots of Jewish people in Ukraine condemn results of the elections. So?

about two weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Cyberax Re: That doesn't match the evidence and observati (818 comments)

A great idea! I've heard that Obama is going to sign it into law tomorrow. And this law also has a nice provision that all racist Anonymous Cowards are going to be fed to endangered species. Alive.

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Cyberax Re:Wait.... what? (254 comments)

I'm curious, has CNN or BBC or perhaps New York Times shown you this: http://s3.postimg.org/p7r4c4yu... ? It's a Ukrainian military column masquerading as a medical convoy - a clear violation of Geneva treaties.

Or perhaps told you that teaching Russian is now outlawed in all schools in Slovyansk (with German and English replacing it)? Yeah, surely there is no fascism in Ukraine.

Hail Hit...uhm... Ukraine!

about two weeks ago
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California Blue Whales Rebound From Whaling

Cyberax Re:It wasn't environmentalism ... (91 comments)

Grammar nazi mode on. "Rhinoceros" is a Greek word, not Latin. So for plural you should either stick to English "rhinoceroses" or use the correct Greek plural "rhinoceros".

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Cyberax Re:Wait.... what? (254 comments)

Oh, don't flatter yourself. I can read Spanish and Latin American media is neutral. Chinese media is mildly pro-Russian. I don't know about Indian or Arabic media (and frankly I don't even care).

But the narrative of "bold Ukrainian heroes standing against an onrushing Russian invasion" is purely a Western story. How did it happen? Simple. Internal censorship (this video was removed in minutes from the official BBC site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... - starting from the 2:00), lack of independent sources and no knowledge of local context.

The usual clustersuck, in other words. That's why US media had no clue at all that once Gadaffi is kicked away, all the country would disintegrate into warring factions.

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Cyberax Re:Wait.... what? (254 comments)

Bwahahah. Yes, that's right, RT is a magical press outlet, the only one in the world that just happens to be right. Well at least we're getting somewhere now, at least we're getting to the point that you are after all mindlessly fed propaganda by RT. You realise that defending RT is a bit like defending Fox News or The Daily Mail right?

Yes, in this case RT is the only English-speaking TV outlet that tells the other side of the story. And it's more compelling than what the Western media parrots. Russian media actually has reporters on the ground and they are working in the midst of the fighting and just in recent weeks, several reporters were wounded or killed.

And even Fox News gets their facts right sometimes. However, other news companies are starting to get a clue: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/02/...

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Cyberax Re:A modern solution (789 comments)

Oh, sorry. Exactly 5 pictures from NATO.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Cyberax Re:A modern solution (789 comments)

Yes, we have exactly one picture from NATO, without any other corroboration. Meanwhile, Polish soldiers were captured by the rebels. So do we have Poland invading Ukraine?

about two weeks ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

Cyberax Re:By far not the only design that does this. (200 comments)

Except that they aren't safe. Even though they are subcritical, they'll still contain plenty of fuel. So there'll be more than enough decay products remaining to cause a meltdown in case of the coolant loss accident.

about two weeks ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

Cyberax Re:Already commented on this elsewhere (200 comments)

What is "neutron saturation transmutation"?

Nuking it until it glows. First you separate your waste into constituent elements (their oxides, whatever) then you irradiate it with neutrons until most of the medium-level waste transmutes into something with a short enough half-life. You can optimize it a bit by playing with neutron energy to maximize the capture by most problematic isotopes. The size of neutron capture cross-section is not an issue, since you don't need those neutrons to support a chain reaction.

The concept is pretty old, but requires a shitload of neutrons (since you typically need to capture multiple neutrons to transmute a single waste atom). The only practical way to get that much is to use a fast neutron reactor. And even then it's marginal. In future, when we get fusion reactors, fusion neutrons could be used much more economically for that.

about two weeks ago
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Hitachi Developing Reactor That Burns Nuclear Waste

Cyberax Duh (200 comments)

If you have a strong enough neutron flux then you can burn the waste (i.e irradiate it until it transmutes to something with a short-enough half-life). Unfortunately, only fast neutron reactors have neutron balance good enough to allow a significant fraction to be diverted for uses other than supporting the chain reaction.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

Cyberax Re:A modern solution (789 comments)

Rebel forces admit the Russians are fighting with them.

RUSSIANS, not RUSSIAN MILITARY. That's the crucial difference. And pardon me, but I don't believe pictures without any other corroboration.

Russia and Ukraine have swapped prisoners, including Russian airborne soldiers captured in Ukraine.

They were not airborne soldiers and they were captured near the border far from the Ukrainian front. So yes, I'd go with 'accidentally lost' theory.

about two weeks ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Cyberax Re:Wait.... what? (254 comments)

Um, are you stupid? of course they would, they're not exactly going to admit to shooting unarmed civilians are they?

They could have blamed Berkut officers who escaped to Crimea. Yet curiously there are no witnesses of actual shooters.

As opposed to the self-admitted war crimes of Putin of using soldiers passed off as civilians in Crimea?

Yet Putin's war crimes happened to be bloodless. There was only one fatality during the Crimea takeover.

So why in that case are you merely parroting RT's line and nothing else?

Maybe because only RT tells about such things? Have you thought about that?

though it doesn't show graphic photos like that, but it didn't of MH17 either so your speculation there is completely false

Oh RLY? Let's see: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media... ( http://www.bbc.com/news/world-... ) No, no graphic images at all. No tearful stories of "imagine what these poor passengers felt after the rocket hit".

Similar tragedies happen in Ukraine every day now, yet a note somewhere on CNN is certainly enough. Even better if it's worded in a way that tries to avoid blaming Ukrainian soldiers.

Ukraine could've quite happily moved forward from it's revolution peacefully but Moscow wouldn't allow that.

And without Western diplomatic support and pressure, there would have been NO revolution at all. Yanukovich would have been voted out by now and everything would have been OK. How about that?

about two weeks 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  |  more than 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 6 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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