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On Independence for Scotland:

Flavianoep Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (192 comments)

Sorry, although I realize how things are not simple when talking about UK and its constituents, I must reckon how I was mistaken. In fact, I didn't know about the Pund Scots, I had only knowledge that there where pounds issued by Scotland, and to my knowledge, that the Scots needed to exchange money when travelling to England (must be because of the multiple designs, which may arise suspicion).

For anyone but you, which may be reading this, the situation is that the Scots have their own banknotes, but not their own currency yet.

3 days ago
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A 16-Year-Old Builds a Device To Convert Breath Into Speech

Flavianoep Morse code? (67 comments)

It is not taught in Indian schools.

about a week ago
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I think next winter will be:

Flavianoep I'm already in winter. (147 comments)

I live in São Paulo and this year's winter has been severe (i.e., very dry, because cold weather seldom causes problems here) so far.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Flavianoep Re:Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

No offense taken. FWIW, I am South American. I don't think Microsoft decision was the best, but they are about to lose the name Nokia in 2015 anyway. --- sent from my Nokia 500

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

Flavianoep Nokia Lumia Windows Phone (352 comments)

I think that what everyone is missing in this discussion is that the complete name of the Lumia phones is four words long. One the first things that was promised when the merge happened was rebranding the name of the products to make them shorter. So change is from Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 930 to

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Flavianoep Re:How much! (405 comments)

I've been wondering, how much of that figure accounts for the cost of the tablets themselves?

about two weeks ago
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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

Flavianoep Re:No llores por mi (165 comments)

Perhaps

about two weeks ago
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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

Flavianoep Re:No llores por mi (165 comments)

With all this human rights violations by the police, stagnant wages and salaries, and concentration of riches, I daresay that pretty much that US is becoming Brazil.

Brazil is becoming Argentina
Argentina is becoming Venezuela
Venezuela is becoming Cuba

about two weeks ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Flavianoep I've got mod points... (708 comments)

and I'm going to mod down everyone of those Climate change-deniers!

about three weeks ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Flavianoep Re:The US slides back to the caves (528 comments)

Because of the size of the population (which exceeds that of all Europe)

Europe: population is 742 millions

USA: population is 352 millions

It happens that for a lot of people Europe is the same as European Union. Even so, the AC got it wrong, as

the European Union population is 506 million.

about three weeks ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

Flavianoep Re:End Program. (247 comments)

The pogroms were a series of attacks against the Jewish population in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. Can I help you with anything else?

They didn't end in the Middle Ages, although. The last pogroms in Russia happened during the war that followed the October Revolution. Lenin even decommissioned a entire regiment whose officials toke part in a pogrom.

about a month ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

Flavianoep Better idea (202 comments)

Instead of using men's force, the Egyptians *should* have invented the steam machine, then made railroads, steam powered convoys and steam powered cranes. That would be the way to do it all!

about a month ago
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When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

Flavianoep Re:Free market (257 comments)

I find it funny how people who defend capitalism in this day and age like to say that what we have is "crony capitalism" and if we'd just give real capitalism a try for once it would be super awesome.

It's the same attitude you may have noticed that come from people who defend socialism but when confronted with the flaws of the Soviet Union, Maoist China, or Cuba will claim that those were, nor are, not under real socialism, but something else (tsarism, in the case of Russia).

about a month ago
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Metamaterial Superconductor Hints At New Era of High Temperature Superconductors

Flavianoep Re:150 kelvin = -189.67 F (39 comments)

And about the USA?

about 1 month ago
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Metamaterial Superconductor Hints At New Era of High Temperature Superconductors

Flavianoep 150 kelvin = -189.67 F (39 comments)

You're welcome.

about 1 month ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Flavianoep Re:Well, you have mine. (727 comments)

Mageia (former Mandriva (former Mandrake)) asks me to reboot my computer every three or four months on average to apply updates. On my UMPC with Kubuntu, I am asked to reboot about once a month for the same reason. Anyway, it's better than rebooting once a week.

about a month ago

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