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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Not a problem... (312 comments)

Well, that's why I wrote "or near". I'm aware that it's not applicable to all desert sites. I was just wondering under what circumstances it might be advantageous to lay pipes from places where there is seawater to places where there is both a lot of sunlight for local solar distillation and local water users. There could be locations like that as well.

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Scotland Votes No To Independence

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Non-Binding, right? (438 comments)

even if the populous voted

The populous what?

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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (437 comments)

It's "the intentional creation of the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact"

Your interpretation of that seems overly broad. All actions are intentional, and some of them create the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact, but does that imply that all intentional actions (which are all of them) creating the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact intend to create the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact? If I ask someone at night what's the time, 1) it's intentional, and 2) that person might mistakenly get the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact, but 3) is it my intention to create the apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact? It's not the same thing as throwing a stone at someone and missing, where a misunderstanding is much less likely.

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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Is there a single field that doesn't? (437 comments)

They do happen. But AFAIK, the guy in question did neither, contrariwise to what might happen in a similar situation elsewhere in the world, which perhaps was Dawkins' point. And as far as the guy's action resulting in something merely awkward and uncomfortable...well, I could think of dozens of things that happen in the society that make people feel awkward and uncomfortable.

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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

K. S. Kyosuke Re: Wow, I thought you were dead. (55 comments)

I suspect he's been trying out some new laws on my wife.

In your place, I'd become suspicious somewhere around the 69th law.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

K. S. Kyosuke Re:DING DONG! (139 comments)

No, but having an ID that is an important constant in physics means that he's lucky.

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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

K. S. Kyosuke Re:No more cash in the bank? (107 comments)

Luckily, I don't work in the field of hardware. So this really isn't one of my worries.

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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

K. S. Kyosuke Re:No more cash in the bank? (107 comments)

I don't mind them patenting it; I can use it anyway. If anything, it removes US competition! Who in his sane mind would complain about that?

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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Not a problem... (312 comments)

Why would you need nuclear or fusion reactors? If you want to desalinate water in or near a desert, the logical choice is something along the lines of solar-powered distillation under decreased atmospheric pressure.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

K. S. Kyosuke Re:No more cash in the bank? (107 comments)

Why? Microsoft has a long history of hiring many top researchers, and then doing very little with the results.

Well, as long as they publish papers, who cares if they're doing very little with the results? Someone else is going to do it for them.

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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Or bring your Apple card (173 comments)

Well, perhaps they give you at least a discount if you're already an I Am Rich user?

2 days ago
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On Independence for Scotland:

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Probably a bad idea, but... (190 comments)

As people age their politics tends to become more conservative.

Yes, conservative, but in relationship to what? If you're conservative relative to average late 21st century values, you'll be awfully progressive in the early 21st century. What do you think, does this shift to conservatism include actual regressing in values, or is it simply staying in place?

2 days ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

K. S. Kyosuke Re:illogical captain (904 comments)

There is good indication that free will exists? In that case, I find it strange that the debate still exists.

2 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

K. S. Kyosuke Re:So much for mobile payments in Japan (323 comments)

And iPhone already supports those crazy high-speed networks you have over there? I thought it was 3G at most.

2 days ago
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Scientists Twist Radio Beams To Send Data At 32 Gigabits Per Second

K. S. Kyosuke Re:2.5M? (120 comments)

Why fibre? Modulate your LED lamps. ;-)

2 days ago
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

K. S. Kyosuke Re:So much for mobile payments in Japan (323 comments)

Japanese people buy Apple? I though they were self-sufficient with their own gadgets. I still remember TRON and similar interesting custom local stuff.

2 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Sorry, I misspelled "wanted" as "buy". :-D

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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

. Apple took the idea and made (one of) the first PCs that were user-friendly enough that lots and lots of people wanted to buy it. ... Apple took the idea and made the first GUI that was user-friendly enough that lots and lots of people wanted to buy it.

I think you misspelled "could afford" as "buy". It's an easy mistake to make when it comes to Apple and personal computing.

2 days ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Baaah... (129 comments)

FBI's penis recognition system has to receive its funding yet.

3 days ago

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Radio Contact Lost With Vostok Station

K. S. Kyosuke K. S. Kyosuke writes  |  more than 2 years ago

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) writes "Russian scientists at the Antarctic Vostok Station, who have been trying to dig into the liquid heart of Lake Vostok, have suddenly gone silent.

The conditions in the lake are presumed to be similar to those of Europa and Enceladus and there is a hope that previously unknown forms of life could have found a niche in this unusual environment. Despite having been warned that their drilling technology (using freon and kerosene to lubricate the bore hole) may not be up to the task of reaching the lake without harmful enviromental side-effects, the Russians have decided to go on with the drilling. They haven't been heard from for the past five days."
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HP releases AdvFS under GPL

K. S. Kyosuke K. S. Kyosuke writes  |  more than 6 years ago

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) writes "The battle for the "next-gen Linux file system" might have just become a little fiercer. Hewlett-Packard have just released their AdvFS file system under GPL. There is a press release on the HP web site, but the Wikipedia entry sports less PHB talk. The reaction of Sun and Oracle (each with their own advanced FS initiative, ZFS and Btrfs, respectively) to this might be interesting."
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