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Preferred smartphone screen size?

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Phones getting too big .. (168 comments)

Silly, it's the girth that matters! And, coincidentally, the newest iPhone is the thinnest one yet. Meaning that you won't feel a thing.

10 hours ago
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High Speed Evolution

K. S. Kyosuke Re:20 generations (241 comments)

then this paper is completely useless when debating young earth creationists

That's probably because any paper is completely useless when debating young earth creationists.

10 hours ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

K. S. Kyosuke Re:The bad news... (116 comments)

Cutting greenhouse gasses by 40% will also cut jobs by 40%.

Why should it? It's my understanding that a lot of areas of industry are actually reducing their energy expenses. Is Germany a country economically reliant of aluminum smelters (where the electrochemistry can't be cheated)? (And even here, let's forget for a moment conveniently that Dutch smelters are getting into market competition problems because of cheap German electricity anyway...)

11 hours ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Theory vs reality? (116 comments)

Eh, that should have been "the closing down of the old nuclear power plants" (which have been replaced, along with some old coal-firing plants, with more modern coal-firing plants, better suitable for running in a grid with a lot of renewables).

11 hours ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Theory vs reality? (116 comments)

Uh, I was expecting some alarming jump, but what you've linked looks almost like a statistical error. The trend still seems to be one of a long-term decrease, doesn't it? I guess the closing down of old coal-firing power plants threw a temporary spanner in the works, but it seems far from clear that there won't be a measurable downward trend.

11 hours ago
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Scientists Engineer Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Ok, but then... (34 comments)

I have no idea. But I propose to establish small isolated groups of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians to work it out.

12 hours ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Why not? (116 comments)

That's the 22th century goal.

12 hours ago
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Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

K. S. Kyosuke Re:"The data come from" (92 comments)

Hah, that's not in anymore. Big Data are the new popular guy in town.

yesterday
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Last Starfighter all over again (156 comments)

No, I'm asserting that with an actively stabilized turret, if the firing computer can't deal with these perturbations, there's a design error somewhere in it.

2 days ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Last Starfighter all over again (156 comments)

A recoil effect from a 40mm barrel on a 30+-ton vehicle? That can't possibly be so extreme that mere inertia couldn't handle it.

2 days ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Responses: for New York etc (352 comments)

3. Flush anybody questionable with 2-5 days of IV vitamin C 80,000 mg tid, 50,000 iu vitamin D3 per day, selenium and zinc. These kill viruses.

Hahaha. :D

2 days ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Sustainable business model (165 comments)

Well, obviously, it would have to include provisions for making sure that no storage node could actually access the stored information of others (exclusive client-side encryption). Plus a lot of other things. Well, that's one part of the "pipe dream" thing, but at least, there would be no central authority in a network like that. No CEO to send NSLs to! I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate that...

2 days ago
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Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Sustainable business model (165 comments)

If they managed to invent some super-efficient P2P protocol, they could steal some cycles and disk space from their users as a payment. But that seems a little bit far-fetched. A pipe^H^H^H^Htube dream of sorts.

2 days ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Telecommuting is now a real thing (290 comments)

Yeah, there's one guy I always tease about pants because once he stood up and was only wearing shorts. Scared me for a second.

Now imagine that in 4K!

Anyways, that's just it... there's no social pressure without eye contact. It is too tempting to websurf during a teleconference.

Well, that's why we need those new and better graphics cards - for real-time generation of a sufficiently believable artificial face of you "looking" into the camera. ;)

2 days ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Why South Korea and Japan can do it and USA can (290 comments)

People living in South Korea and Japan get to enjoy gigabit bandwidth - and they are relatively cheap too!

I thought the Scots were supposed to be cheap, not Koreans and the Japanese?

2 days ago
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Sale of IBM's Chip-Making Business To GlobalFoundries To Get US Security Review

K. S. Kyosuke Re:Abu Dubai???? (95 comments)

American geography class in action? ;-)

2 days ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

K. S. Kyosuke Re:So much failure of imagination (286 comments)

If the car has a lidar, plus a visible spectrum camera, then noticing that there's an unexpected stick with a bright colored light on top shining at you shouldn't be extraordinarily difficult.

2 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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