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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Harlequin80 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (338 comments)

Sorry I misread the line. Going through that there are fatalities which you would count if you were trying to increase the numbers.

Here however is a link to a direct news article where 2 people died in the Netherlands. I am not trying to argue against wind turbines - purely answer the questions you asked about how. http://www.eastcountymagazine....

People die in almost all industries where there is an identifiable risk of that occurring. Wind farms are tall and require maintenance, they also have electrical risk. People don't always follow proper risk mitigation strategies and deaths happen. Deaths happen in mining for coal as well just as they happen in nuclear plants. I remember reading somewhere that a worker got killed when rods were pulled from a reactor pinning him against a wall.

Deaths happen when installing solar panels, when cleaning windows, when walking up stairs. when driving to work. What you cannot do is argue that Wind Farms are risk free because quite simply they are not. That said neither a nuclear power stations. The risks are different and need to be mitigated differently.

2 days ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

Harlequin80 Re:nuclear power means unintended geoengineering (338 comments)

Construction and maintenance deaths. Wind requires far more individual generators than nuclear or any of the fossil fuel plants which means a greater level of maintenance and construction time for the same generation capacity. They are also high up in the air, which means higher risk.

Construction and maintenance always has a % chance risk of death or serious injury. Add height to that and the outcomes get worse. This isn't exclusive to wind farms.

Basically people fall while working on the wind farms and go splat. According to http://www.caithnesswindfarms.... there were 145 wind farm fatalities in the UK alone from 2009 - 2013 145 people died working on wind turbines.

2 days ago
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Study: People That Think Social Media Helps Their Work Are Probably Wrong

Harlequin80 Depends on your career (40 comments)

LInkedIn in particular is highly useful if you are in a sales role. Essentially it is a form of self updating client book. It's accuracy is only so-so and it is definitely not exhaustive but without it the job would be much much more difficult.

about a week ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Harlequin80 Re:A bit surprised... (240 comments)

It's more I have never found an app I care about enough outside of a calendar app....

about a week ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Harlequin80 Only spent what Google gave me free... (240 comments)

I have only spent the $20 I got from Google as a bonus when I bought an original Nexus 7. I bought business calendar and smart tools and then after over 2 years of sitting there unused I bought some gems in clash of clans to get a builder.... I wouldn't have ever done that if I didn't have the free credit.

about a week ago
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Zombie Plants Help To Spread Bacterial Pathogen

Harlequin80 Re:Cold/Flu makes us zombies? (38 comments)

Similar analogy can be applied to virus infected computers which are often referred to as zombies. All they are doing, once infected, is trying to spread the infection. Depending on how aggressive the virus is the computer will become incapable of doing anything else. Which seems like a fair description of zombie behaviour.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:Bug fixes? (115 comments)

Ok. I've never managed to have that happen but that just means I was lucky (even with a browser open for week+). Also I've always had arrows....

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:Memory usage? (115 comments)

Should probably have specified - I'm on a 32bit system and the machine only has 4gb of ram. (custom software at work which is not currently 64bit friendly at all)

Also have adblcok, ghostery, gmail notifier and a few other random things installed.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:What about the hershey fonts? (115 comments)

I have arrows on both my Linux and windows installs.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:And the malware-style install? (115 comments)

The installer does ask you if you want it installed for all users or just this user. Potentially you had the wrong box marked.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:Memory usage? (115 comments)

Running on linux mint I currently have 2 windows and a combined 29 tabs. Current memory footprint for all processes is 2256mb. Each tab seems to consume a minimum of 30mb uo to a max of 112mb.

For specifics this page is using 31.1mb

I personally don't have a problem with that given ever tab is a separate process.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:Extensions (115 comments)

Download the crx file from where ever you want and drag & drop the file into the extension tab in settings. Done.

about a week ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Harlequin80 Re:Bug fixes? (115 comments)

In what usage case does this happen? I always get the url appear as a status bar along the bottom.

about a week ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

Harlequin80 Re:obsolete (147 comments)

Hmmm Let me think about this

Intel Enterprise grade SSD 800gb - I can find them for about $1800
HGST Ultrastar - Enterprise grade with Helium - 6tb - $865.

I currently have a 21tb Nas machine in this office. I don't need speed I need capacity. The cost differential is MASSIVE. So yes people buy spinning platters all the time.

about two weeks ago
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Why Movie Streaming Services Are Unsatisfying — and Will Stay That Way

Harlequin80 Re:Business as usual. (323 comments)

Completely agree that there is no technical requirement for streaming to have the problems that it does. Unfortunately I have no access to a connection that can sustain 17mbs and I am also on a monthly data cap so I would want to avoid downloading something more than once if I could.

As for the other two points unless I have missed an option I haven't come across a DRM free stream that can be nicely incorporated into XBMC which carries main stream content. There is no technical reason we can't have it but it also doesn't seem to be happening.

about two weeks ago
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The Connected Home's Battle of the Bulbs

Harlequin80 Re:The Connected Browser's Battle of the Mute Butt (176 comments)

Thank God! I thought it was only me! I've been trying to find a slashdot setting that had suddenly changed to make this stop.

Guess what guys! I like to read slashdot at work. What I don't need if my laptop TELLING everyone I'm on slashdot in a creepy robot voice. (and yes I know I could mute the laptop)

about two weeks ago
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New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass

Harlequin80 Re:But its ok to be a racist. (128 comments)

This isn't quite correct. The new legislation proposes that speech that may be arguably racist cannot be prosecuted if that speech is used in political discourse or debate. So if you were to abuse a person based upon their race then you would fall foul of the anti-racism laws. Just like the two girls who abused the Aboriginal man on the bus on the Gold Coast recently found out.

However if you wished to push a view that a particular race should be discriminated against in a defined context, ie that you believe a certain race should not be allowed to migrate, own property, or other argument then you can make that statement heard. Under the current legislation you cannot.

about two weeks ago
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New Australian Privacy Laws Could Have Ramifications On Google Glass

Harlequin80 ALRC has no power (128 comments)

While they are a Government body the Australian Law Reform Commission is almost completely powerless. They are "commissioned" by the government in power to look at a particular concept and they then report back. In this case the previous Labor government commissioned them to look into "What can we do to protect people's privacy!?!?!?!?" this was political grandstanding at the time and given each state is the one that determines the rules when it comes to privacy has absolutely no chance of being rolled out.

For example it is legal to record a telephone call you are involved in, without telling the other person, in Queensland. But it's not if you are in NSW. NSW has the tightest privacy laws so basing their study on them is logical from that perspective but also means the starting point for every other state is further along than the article would make it appear.

about two weeks ago

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Samsung stops sales of Galaxy tabs in Australia

Harlequin80 Harlequin80 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Harlequin80 (1671040) writes "This morning Samsung has agreed to suspend sales of Galaxy tabs in Australia due to Apple's patent lawsuit.

Samsung will also provide Apple three samples of a new Australian version of Galaxy at least seven days before it plans to start distributing it so Apple can review it.

If Apple's claim is not upheld then Apple has agreed to pay damages to Samsung though the amounts are unknown.

It seems that US patents are now going to cause problems here in Australia. Sigh"

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