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Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

Goaway Re:Great (151 comments)

Oh, you want to be pedantic? Let's be pedantic, then!

Scandinavian languages don't have "umlauts". "Umlaut" is a concept from German, where vowels are modified into different forms and marked with an umlaut mark. Other languages, however, just borrow these typographical forms to represent vowels with similar sounds. However, while German considers the vowels a and ä to be variations on the same letter, Scandinavian languages consider these to be separate letters entirely, and place them differently in alphabetical orderings.

Thus, there is no "umlaut" in Eyjafjallajökull, there is merely an "ö" rather than an "o".

about a week ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

Goaway Re:Cannot read article (347 comments)

What part of the site needs a tablet?

about 1 month ago
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How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

Goaway Re:Planck trumps Moore (183 comments)

They are actual physical concepts, unlike fractals which are mathematical?

about 1 month ago
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How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law

Goaway Re:Planck trumps Moore (183 comments)

Too bad there is no such thing. Fractals are mathematical objects, not things that exist in reality except as approximations.

about 1 month ago
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Unicode 7.0 Released, Supporting 23 New Scripts

Goaway Re:Why emoji? (108 comments)

Round-trip compatibility with other encodings that already have them.

about a month ago
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Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

Goaway Re:"comics geek" (165 comments)

Very helpful linking, there. The words "new trend" appear once, entirely unexplained.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Who Issued Securities For Bitcoins Settles With SEC

Goaway Re:Madoff (56 comments)

Similarly, because murders still happen, we don't need the police.

about 1 month ago
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OpenPandora Design Files Released

Goaway Re:TI's SoCs are thoroughly documented (65 comments)

From reading the OMAP4 technical manual, I don't recall the C64x core being documented in there. I don't think that has changed much with the OMAP5. That was what the previous poster was asking for.

about 2 months ago
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Bug In DOS-Based Voting Machines Disrupts Belgian Election

Goaway Re:Paltry (193 comments)

demonstrably provable software.

No such thing exists, or can exist.

about 2 months ago
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The Fight To Uncover Spyware Exports To Repressive Regimes

Goaway Re:If you support human rights abuses ... (36 comments)

Did I say anyone was excused?

No.

I said you were a piece of shit for saying people should be tortured. We're trying to be better than those we condemn. Don't fuck that up.

about 2 months ago
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The Fight To Uncover Spyware Exports To Repressive Regimes

Goaway Re:If you support human rights abuses ... (36 comments)

You're also saying that two wrongs make a right, which is where you go off the rails and destroy your argument.

about 2 months ago
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Can Thunderbolt Survive USB SuperSpeed+?

Goaway Re:So in other words, it will be just like Firewir (355 comments)

And the #1 reason to not stick with USB? Murphy will all but guarantee you'll try and plug it in wrong the first time, every time. Fucking connector..

Not just the first time, the second time, too. It's only on the third try it will fit.

about 2 months ago
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The Truth About OpenGL Driver Quality

Goaway Re:Meanwhile OpenGL ES Is Doing Great (158 comments)

Well. I wouldn't be so sure about calling that a success. OpenGL ES drivers are know to be even buggier and more terrible than the desktop OpenGL drivers.

about 2 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

Goaway Re:Nice job NSA (347 comments)

Just like you didn't ruin your marriage, the guy who told your wife about your affair did!

about 2 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

Goaway Re:China (347 comments)

I'm sorry, you seem to be having quite a good argument with the me who lives inside your mind, I'll leave you two to that and not interfere, shall I?

about 2 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

Goaway Re:China (347 comments)

Let's see. We have proof of the US doing this. We don't have proof of China doing it.

Conclusion: Accuse China!

This makes perfect sense.

about 2 months ago

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