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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.


A n00b

about a week ago

UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

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



From Latin innocuus (“harmless”).


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 week ago

Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same

Flavianoep Re:Why do you want pieces of plastic (353 comments)

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

Easier said than done.

about a week ago

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 two weeks ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Flavianoep Avengers Assemble!! (701 comments)

You now, "Avengers" sound very dramatic!

about two weeks ago

Preparing For Satellite Defense

Flavianoep Iron Sky (118 comments)

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

about two weeks ago

NIF Compresses Diamonds With 50 Million Atmospheres of Pressure

Flavianoep Shark? (81 comments)

So, if we can mount a NIF-like laser onto a shark, we can use it to transform diamonds into dust?

about two weeks ago

Bing Implements Right To Be Forgotten

Flavianoep Re:Irony (64 comments)

Thanks, Mr. Michael. I've been wondering theses days where does the word "bing" come from. =)

about two weeks ago

The debate over climate change is..

Flavianoep Re:n/t (278 comments)

Now suppose you are building a bridge. It needs to withstand certain strains. Plugging the details of your plans into Newton's models shows that it will not withstand them. Claiming that since Newton's models are wrong, you can safely ignore this result and build your bridge anyway, is clearly nonsense.

The reason it is nonsense is because the limitations (or inaccuracies) of Newton's models are irrelevant to its application in this scenario. To wave away Newton, in this instance, you'd need to present extremely compelling evidence that we've been wrong these past 300 years in believing Newton's laws held any value at 'human' scale.

This would be an extraordinary claim, requiring extraordinary proof. Given how unlikely that is, we say that Newton is 'settled'. In that we know the limits of his models and have a mountain of evidence to back them up where we believe they do apply. You can't just point at the known limitations of his models and in a handwavy manner extrapolate that since his models aren't perfect, they are useless. You must provide extraordinary proof they Newton's models are wrong.

It's just reminded me of an Asimov's piece ("The Relativity of Wrong") that explains that the theory of plain Earth is rather inaccurate than wrong. If your bridge is short (only a couple of miles, I guess), you can ignore Earth's curvature entirely.

about two weeks ago

Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

Flavianoep Re:Or, you know (150 comments)

Good advice, sir. Already implementing that.

about three weeks ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Flavianoep Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

Because inevitably if you travel for any extended length of time your battery WILL be dead. Now visitors to our country start by throwing away their PHONE? Yeah, that's going to encourage tourism...

They got me out with the nude X-rays.

about three weeks ago

Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

Flavianoep Re:Sad, sad times... (333 comments)

Are you enrolled on Mensa? Maybe you are in the top 2%!

about a month ago

NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

Flavianoep Re:Well, of course (361 comments)

It's frightening how close the US already got to the USSR of old.

I don't know.

I think the in days of the USSR, the citizens didn't believe the propaganda. Whereas a lot of Americans seem to think "why, we have to do this to stop the terrorists".

Soon will come the time when they will not need to convince anyone anymore.

about a month ago

Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

Flavianoep Re:Analogy Sucks... (255 comments)

(I know that the story is in Australia and this is in the US, but this sounds like a valid comparison.)

I always wondering if someone would mistake Australia for Austria on /. and if that one would be American... Now, I've got confirmation bias :-P

about a month ago

Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

Flavianoep Not all work was wasted (198 comments)

Two samples, from India and Bhutan, matched polar bear 12S RNA—a surprising finding that Sykes is following up on to determine whether some Himalayan bears are hybrid species with polar bears.

While it may look like a waste of time searching for bigfoot, something unexpected and interesting was found.

about a month ago

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

Flavianoep Re:Cooked! (151 comments)

Thaks for you answer. I wish could make my rhetoric questions sound "rhetoric".

about a month ago

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

Flavianoep Cooked! (151 comments)

It's not just that they ate veggies, they cooked them. Was there any other animal which we know that cooked its own food besides us?

about a month ago

First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

Flavianoep Betting on the winning department (193 comments)

AFAIK, Microsoft makes more money off patents they own on Android than they make from Windows Phone. Now they are just implementing on their Android business B-)

about a month ago


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