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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Esteanil Re: So? (399 comments)

Hint: Metabolic activity is how many calories you use, not how much you move or work.

about a month ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Esteanil Re: So? (399 comments)

They were on the same exercise program. They did the same amount of useful work. Where do you get the idea she was much less active? It's not supported in the summary or TFA.

about a month ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Esteanil Re: So? (399 comments)

One organism spent less than half as much fuel for an equal amount of useful work.
Exercise being a proxy for useful work, and both having the same exercise routine.

about a month ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

Esteanil Re: No (264 comments)

Mod parent up

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

Esteanil Re: WUWT (441 comments)

Mod parent up please.

about 5 months ago
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Interviews: Ask Andrew "bunnie" Huang About Hardware and Hacking

Esteanil Chinese industry (58 comments)

What is the most important thing you wish you had learned earlier about manufacturing in China?

about 5 months ago
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Meet Ununseptium, Best Contender Yet For Element 117

Esteanil Re:Link to paper (54 comments)

Hm, that got score 0...

about 7 months ago
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MtGox Sets Up Call Center For Worried Bitcoiners

Esteanil A call to the call center (240 comments)

Here's how I see it going:
"Are all my bitcoins gone?"
-"Yes."
-"Oh..."
-"Have a good day"
*click*

about 9 months ago
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Are You a Competent Cyborg?

Esteanil Re: No. (101 comments)

Some of us are more cyborg than others, like my (partly battery-powered) brother with electrode implants in his brain.

about 9 months ago
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Sci-fi Author Charles Stross Cancels Trilogy: the NSA Is Already Doing It

Esteanil Re:Pick your favourite outcome! (208 comments)

Definitively a Iain M. Banks world (The Culture)

about a year ago
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Beware the Internet

Esteanil Re:The "good old days".. (314 comments)

Let's time-travel back to the 1980s and try to research a topic. You might need to allot a whole day for this.

A whole day to build a time machine? Man are *you* slow! ;-)

about a year ago
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US Entertainment Industry To Congress: Make It Legal For Us To Deploy Rootkits

Esteanil They also want to allow private cyberwar... (443 comments)

They also want to allow private companies to make "aggressive actions" in retaliation against "foreign cyber spies".

Like, there's no way THAT could possibly escalate or cause the end of the internet as we know it...

Link

about a year and a half ago
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US Military Signs Modernization Deal With Microsoft

Esteanil Re:and how well will that work?? (228 comments)

I find the removed/hidden functionality much harder to ignore than the start screen, which I (in fact) almost find myself missing in Win7.

For instance, wifi has become way more of a bitch than it was in Win7 and access to wifi status (seeing how much data is/has been transmitted, etc) seems to be missing.

Well, that and the crashes/failures to awake from sleep.

about 2 years ago
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French ISP Blocking Web Ads By Default

Esteanil Ad networks should be considered hostile (317 comments)

Ad networks should be considered hostile and blocked at all opportunitie. Why?

Take *one* look at any download service and the massive amounts of fake "Download" buttons you can press. Adware. Spyware. Malware. It's all there, unless you have the technical wherewithal to separate the good from the bad... Something most people don't.

So for the average user the choice comes down to this: Adblock or infection.

Clearly, the only responsible choice is to block ads.

about 2 years ago
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US Election's Only VP Debate Tonight: Weigh In With Your Reactions

Esteanil Re:Body Language (698 comments)

1: Free birth control makes it much easier for Welfare Mom to stop having babies that cost society *way* more than a few birth control pills ever would to feed, school and so on.
2: Because of tons of reasons, including 1., all add up to free birth control benefiting society. Also financially at both the short and long term.
3: Lots of countries have socialized medicine without going into people's private bedrooms. Scandinavia has high levels of it and is far better than the US at staying out of bedrooms. Your argument is just a slippery slope argument, as there's nothing in people getting free birth control from a private source that doesn't even disclose this to the government that gives the govt. more power over your bedroom.
4: Catholics in the US rarely subscribe to the arguments against birth control, but in a poorly paid job/part volunteer position in a religious organization opposed to it, it can be hard to get and afford.
5: As a side benefit/scary actual argument against free birth control, you can tell people that free birth control means far fewer people who will end up criminals get born.
This is because it disproportionally benefits the poor, and children growing up in poverty, especially in harder environments like ghettos/trailer parks, end up turning to crime more often. They get educated poorly because parents can't help, they go to bad schools and live in bad neighborhoods. Such children are more likely to end up in crime - often because that is their only real option.

So it benefits the health of the nation, the nation's financial bottom line and the perceived level of services received for your taxes.
Should be all good things to a politician, but the amount of faithful republicans is (one of the things) holding the US back.

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

Esteanil Re:reflects well (1223 comments)

I keep hearing that president's life is protected to protect us all from such a turmoil. How well do we think we know the imaginary turmoil would actually happen? Who gives a hoot if the president is alive? His status (alive or dead) has no practical relevance to the markets of any sort, or really to much anything outside of his family and the process needed to get a replacement elected. That is, unless the traders themselves loose their brains, like they often do. Self fulfilling prophecy it would be, at best, I'd think. There'd be turmoil only because everyone expects there to be turmoil, and people would turn irrational and do stupid shit.

And this turmoil which you yourself admit would appear and which would likely ravage the markets is less real than "real" turmoil how, exactly? You can't ignore basic psychology.

more than 2 years ago
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Torvalds Uses Profanity To Lambaste Romney Remarks

Esteanil Re:idiotic politically correct fears indeed (1223 comments)

Indeed, I was just thinking of starting a religion involving the steam engine and the patent issues surrounding it.
"We could've had a better steam engine 15 years earlier!" is our cry of faith.

Although that would postdate the steam engine, and by GGP's standard make me a crackpot. Damn. I knew there was something wrong with this idea.

more than 2 years ago

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Esteanil Esteanil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Esteanil writes "I'm looking for a good web host. One that can go through being Slashdot-/Digg-/Farked without dying or becoming overly slow, and has a good price on bandwidth.
There are tons of web hosts out there, and even more web host review sites, most of which I have been led to believe are simply affiliate sites seeking to make a buck off of unwary visitors.

So, I'm guessing there's hardly any place with more experts on this topic than here. So my question is: What host do you recommend?
Posts with affiliate links will be disregarded — and if you work for one, please say so."

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Wanted: Good web host capable of surviving being Slashdotted

Esteanil Esteanil writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I'm looking for a good web host - one that can go through being Slashdot-/Digg-/Farked without dying or becoming overly slow, and has a good price on bandwidth.
There are tons of web hosts, and even more web host review sites, most of which I have been led to believe are simply affiliate sites seeking to make a buck off of unwary visitors.

What host do you recommend?

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