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Comet Nearly Hit Earth? Not So Fast

IAR80 meteorites impacting earth daily (84 comments)

The number of meteorites impacting the earth daily is in the hundreds if not thousands. Most of them are so small that they bun up in the upper atmosphere. On average 2 every day are big enough to make it through the atmosphere and reach earth. If the comet was fragmented into tiny pieces it would not matter.

more than 3 years ago
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A Critical Look At Open Licensing For Hardware

IAR80 Re:no, they havent. (123 comments)

A mass spectrometer will give you the exact alloy composition of your car's cylinder or gearbox. If someone does this and makes the information publicly available then you don't even have to do it yourself.

more than 4 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Just now? (164 comments)

Slackware was always famous for slow release cycles and stability as well. As for 64bit distros it is still hard to find a real use for them. At least in my environment.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Wow Slack is still around? (164 comments)

SLS was not arround that long and it was rather buggy. Actualy both Debian and Slackware got born because their creators got fedup with SLS.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:64bit only DVD's? (164 comments)

No digital cameras then. :) I remember it was a shopping bag full of them. Unfortunatelly not the most reliable medium. I still have vivid memories from the strugle.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Wow Slack is still around? (164 comments)

From Gentoo to Suse! Ouch. My path was Slackware -> FreeBSD -> Gentoo and never got tired of compiling. Such is Unix.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Original anouncement (164 comments)

I used to run that on a 386DX33 with 4MB of RAM. And I was fortunate I had a friend who had to run it on 2MB. Try that nowadays. When I got money for 8MB Xwindows started flying even using Openlook.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Wow Slack is still around? (164 comments)

I found in 2004 a slackware 3.6 mail server which I instaled back in 1998. It hasn't been rebooted since. Almost 6 years uptime and over the 2000 day mark.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:64bit only DVD's? (164 comments)

First one I installed it was 40 something floppy drives and it took me quite a few hours. That was back in 93. Nowadays you install everything off a usb stick in minutes. Sort of spoils the whole adventure.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Wow Slack is still around? (164 comments)

If you want a linux engineer to fix things up for you pick a Slackware user not an Ubuntu one.

more than 5 years ago
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64-Bit Slackware Is Alive

IAR80 Re:Glad to here. (164 comments)

First distro I ever used. And I kept using it until 2002. It warped me for good on the BSD file layout. Now I can only use Gentoo because of that. :)

more than 5 years ago
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Gates Foundation Funds "Altruistic Vaccine"

IAR80 Re:Will this help? (259 comments)

Me neither, but I am strongly advocating for the reduction of our impact on the environment. Otherwise we will cull ourselves by famine, due to destruction of fertile land, disease, caused by pollution lack of water supply and ultimately genocide. WAIT! We are already doing that! http://www.library.utoronto.ca/pcs/eps/rwanda/rwanda1.htm

more than 5 years ago
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Gates Foundation Funds "Altruistic Vaccine"

IAR80 Why a 100K would be needed from Bill to fund this? (259 comments)

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist." Hélder CÃmara

more than 5 years ago
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Chimp Found Plotting Against Zoo Guests

IAR80 Re:Translation (435 comments)

And they call me anti-social next they are going to call me a communist.

more than 5 years ago
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Chimp Found Plotting Against Zoo Guests

IAR80 Jane Goodal (435 comments)

Bring me that Jane Goodall chick!

more than 5 years ago
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Rewriting a Software Product After Quitting a Job?

IAR80 Re:Contrary to popular opinion... (604 comments)

better implemented product has to compete with the same feature set - you said it yourself - with a more established product.

Assuming they will be able to deliver anything, which they had a hard time anyway, after a mass defection. Good luck guys.

about 6 years ago

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China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming

IAR80 IAR80 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

IAR80 (598046) writes "Chinese prisoners were forced into 'gold farming' – building up credits on online games such as World of Warcraft.
As a prisoner at the Jixi labour camp, Liu Dali would slog through tough days breaking rocks and digging trenches in the open cast coalmines of north-east China. By night, he would slay demons, battle goblins and cast spells."

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