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Strange New World Discovered: The "Mega Earth"

Kartu In defense of English, I have one word: (147 comments)

Nope. Gender doesn't really change much. (e.g. Georgian not only lacks gender, but even words like he/she/it are the same, yet it's much more complex than English)
Lack of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G... , no need to morph words depending on this and that, makes English somewhat simple..

And actually it's got where it's got historically and not because it's easier or harder to use, thanks to British Empire.

Russian is widely used in former Russian Empire, even though it's much more complex to learn. (7 cases AND things have gender AND lots of exceptions in the grammar AND the need to morph words most of the time following puzzling rules)

about 2 months ago
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Android iBanking Malware Still Fetches $5,000

Kartu iOS malware? (25 comments)

Dolphin Browser shit (it was reporting sites you visit to their ad server) affected both Android and iOS, however:

1) Media only talked about it affecting Android
2) It were actually Android users, who checked and caught it

about 2 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

Kartu Compaq was afraid to use AMD chips FOR FREE (345 comments)

Compaq was afraid to use AMD chips given out for free, because Intel would "retaliate", ok?
What kept AMD's market share low was not "clever marketing" of its competitor, it's crime.

Back in P4 Prescott times, Intel's more expensive, more power hungry, yet slower chip outsold AMD's 3 or 4 to 1.
Not being able to profit even when having superior products, it's really astonishing, to see AMD still afloat.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

Kartu Mod up (522 comments)

Parent post is clearly underrated.

about 3 months ago
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Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

Kartu Don't buy this anonymous shit please (522 comments)

Case studies show otherwise, majority of easter Ukrainian population does not want to be part of Russia (take pretty much any non-Russian case study), don't buy this anonymous shit please.

Eastern Ukrain is predominantly Russian speaking, but so is the capital.

about 3 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

Kartu Re:There was also transition to Linux and... back (264 comments)

Exchanging documents between OpenOffice and MsOffice is a major pain on the OO side, regardless of the distribution you take.
Regardless, my point was: it's old news, it didn't succeed.

about 3 months ago
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The Man Behind Munich's Migration of 15,000 PCs From Windows To Linux

Kartu There was also transition to Linux and... back (264 comments)

Open Source Advocates Angry at German Gov't Decision
May 13, 2011

The German Foreign Office first started using Linux as a server platform in 2001 before making Linux and open source software their default desktop choice in 2005. Most observers thought the move a success. However, the government will now transition back to Windows XP, to be followed by Windows 7, also dropping OpenOffice and Thunderbird in favor of MS Office and Outlook.

http://www.pcworld.com/article...

about 3 months ago
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Mini Gaming PCs — Promising, But Not Ready

Kartu Re:Mini gaming PCs (83 comments)

Except this box doesn't require monthly subscription to play online (both PS4/Xbone do) or visit youtube / use a web browser (Xbone).

about 3 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Kartu So, 25% of the electircity being generated by rene (769 comments)

Germany's renewable energy sector is among the most innovative and successful worldwide. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy in Germany has increased from 6.3 percent of the national total in 2000 to about 25 percent in the first half of 2012.[1][2] In 2011 20.5% (123.5 TWh) of Germany's electricity supply (603 TWh) was produced from renewable energy sources, more than the 2010 contribution of gas-fired power plants.[3][4] In 2010, investments totaling 26 billion euros were made in Germany’s renewable energies sector. Germany has been called "the world's first major renewable energy economy".[5]

Siemens chief executive, Peter Löscher believes that Germany’s target of generating 35 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2020 is achievable – and, most probably, profitable for Europe’s largest engineering company.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

about 3 months ago
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The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy

Kartu Actually, nope, some european countries do care (769 comments)

Germany's renewable energy sector is among the most innovative and successful worldwide. The share of electricity produced from renewable energy in Germany has increased from 6.3 percent of the national total in 2000 to about 25 percent in the first half of 2012.[1][2] In 2011 20.5% (123.5 TWh) of Germany's electricity supply (603 TWh) was produced from renewable energy sources, more than the 2010 contribution of gas-fired power plants.[3][4] In 2010, investments totaling 26 billion euros were made in Germany’s renewable energies sector. Germany has been called "the world's first major renewable energy economy".[5]

Siemens chief executive, Peter Löscher believes that Germany’s target of generating 35 per cent of its electricity from renewables by 2020 is achievable – and, most probably, profitable for Europe’s largest engineering company.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

As far as replacing gasolin goes, USA is actually not doing bad at all, actually pioneering it in some areas. E.g. E85:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

about 3 months ago
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: How We're Turning Everyone Into DIY Hackers

Kartu Nope (90 comments)

Arduino is just a microcontroller with some IO ports, PI is a full blown computer that runs Linux.

about 4 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kartu Dreaming about USSR-2 (878 comments)

And invading neighbors is relaxing indeed.
This time, unlike 2008 when downplaying it and getting back to business as usual was as easy as setting up Tagliavini commission, it's a breach of treaty from 1997, where US, UK, AND RUSSIA stated they'd respect AND DEFEND Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. That was the reason Ukrain said no to nuclear weapons (which it has plenty, along with the rockets).

Now ponder how well did Chamberlain style negotiation worked with Hitler's depressed Germany.

about 4 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kartu And would China (878 comments)

And would China, that unexpectedly did not support Russia in UN this time, intervene?

And if it is a war, it won't be just US, it would be a joint EU + USA and (likely Canada, Australia, Japan too) vs Russia.
China has no interest whatsoever in supporting Putin and needs countries to export goods to.

about 4 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

Kartu As I recall (260 comments)

Nobody asked me whether I'd prefer BluRay or HD-DVD.
Some media giants decided to which platform to jump, and platform with most weight won.

about 4 months ago
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Controversial Torrent Streaming App 'Popcorn Time' Shuts Down, Then Gets Reborn

Kartu I'm a software developer (199 comments)

And please, don't mix me into this.
Most money in this area is spent on "tailor made" "for this company only" projects, makes no sense to copy them.

On the other hand we have HTC paying Microsoft for every Android phone they sell because MS managed to patent insane shit like "showing icon in the loading area of the browser".

No, thanks.

about 4 months ago
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Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

Kartu But they all provoked it (498 comments)

If you check Russian history books, they only fought defensive wars yet somehow kept rapidly expanding their territory.
Being provoked is a new trend from 2008.

about 5 months ago

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