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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Flavianoep I've got mod points... (535 comments)

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

about a week ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

Flavianoep Re:The US slides back to the caves (523 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 a week 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 week 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 week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

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

Without never shutting down or rebooting? O.o

about two weeks ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

Flavianoep Re:How to cripple a city (475 comments)

But what can a office do against someone who is obeying the law?

about two weeks ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

Flavianoep Re:MUCH easier. (239 comments)

The car is going down a bridge with no railing. Foot traffic is not permitted on the bridge with signs posted. The bridge is so narrow that the car takes up 100% of the road. The bridge is one-way. The surface is slick and you're unable to break in time. Some pedestrians are illegally trespassing on the bridge. Should the vehicle hit the pedestrians, which will no doubt kill them, or should the vehicle go off the edge killing the "driver"?

A bridge so narrow is the result bad engineering, it is the kind of thing we should get rid out before endeavoring further. Moreover, in this kind of situation, the robot car shall pace down because there is no guarantee that the bridge, which is proven to be so wrongly built will not get any narrower. Therefore, is this hypothetical situation there will be enough time and space to brake before hitting any pedestrian.

Even if all of that don't follows, going off the edge is a more stupid option than braking and hitting the people, in which case braking will be the "ethical" programmed solution, and hitting the people will be a consequence of a technical inadequacy.

about two weeks ago
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Firefox 31 Released

Flavianoep What version would be this (172 comments)

Is anyone keeping track of Firefox versions as they would be numbered the traditional way ([major].[minor].[release])? Those simple numbers they are using nowadays are meaningless to me.

Thanks.

A n00b

about a month ago
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UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

Flavianoep Re:It's mostly a nuisance (115 comments)

From en.wiktionary.org:

Etymology[edit]

From Latin innocuus (“harmless”).

Adjective[edit]

innocuous (comparative more innocuous, superlative most innocuous)

1.Harmless; producing no ill effect. [quotations ]

2.Inoffensive; unprovocative; not exceptional. [quotations ]

I agree with you that it might not be the best choice of a word. I thought it meant "harmless" only. Thank you!

about a month ago
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UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

Flavianoep It's mostly a nuisance (115 comments)

If those filters blocked only porn and gore... instead, they block innocuous things like urbandictionary.com

about a month and a half ago
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Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Flavianoep Re:Why do you want pieces of plastic (354 comments)

I wouldn't live in a place with inadequate bandwidth for a simple video stream.

Easier said than done.

about a month and a half ago
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China Has More People Going Online With a Mobile Device Than a PC

Flavianoep Re:Propaganda for Chinese cell manufacturers? (58 comments)

Now consider that most of people have nothing to hide from Chinese government. Soon, everyone without a "state-controlled phone" will be targeted for more scrutiny.

about a month and a half ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Flavianoep Avengers Assemble!! (701 comments)

You now, "Avengers" sound very dramatic!

about a month and a half ago
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Preparing For Satellite Defense

Flavianoep Iron Sky (118 comments)

Without military satellites, how can we protect ourselves from the Nazis from Moon?

about a month and a half ago

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