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India To Build A Thorium Reactor

KenRH Re:This makes sense! (277 comments)

I know he is joking, but I suppose they mean a production reactor as opposed to a research reactor.

more than 2 years ago

Bizarre Porn Raid Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Risks

KenRH Re:guilty eh? (964 comments)

I was always under the assumption that a uniformed officer knocks on your door and hands you a slip of paper to escort you "downtown."

Not anymore. Blitzkrieg raids have become SOP for anything more severe than unpaid parking tickets, and will probably remain that way until more citizens start greeting these home invasions with kinetic resistance.

Has anyone tried to sue (this is the US after all) for excessive use of force?

more than 3 years ago

EU About To Vote On Copyright Extension

KenRH Re:Too little too late... (143 comments)

Anyone with some knowledge about economic theory will know that income you get in 20 to 50, not to mention 50 to 95, years from now should have almost no impact on your decision about whether or not to invest time ( = money ) on creating a copyrightable work today.

Unless you calculate a extremely big income or a absurdly low interest the present value of that income is negligible.

more than 3 years ago

Judge In Oracle-Google Case Given Crash Course in Java

KenRH Re:Oracle made a big mistake (181 comments)

Why? Gosling isn't the one holding the patents, he has no standing in this.

No, but he may have lots of good information about what was common knowledge (among experts in this field) at the time of the development of Java. Also what pre-existing knowledge and systems the inventors of Java had for inspiration when developing it.

more than 3 years ago

Target To Sell Facebook "Credits" As Gift Cards

KenRH Re:They already do... (96 comments)

There is a difference between buying extra content for a game, and buying Items to give you a head start you could achieve by playing.

As games are for your own entertainment I am not implying one is better or worse than the other but it is different.

more than 4 years ago

House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

KenRH Re:Pro / cons (2424 comments)

U.S.A is a socialist country and have always been a socialist country.

You pay taxes and those taxes and those taxes are spent on "the common good": roads, schools, military, police, firebrigades...

Healthcare is just one more ting on the list of what your taxes pay for

more than 3 years ago

Israeli Border Police Shoot US Student's Laptop

KenRH Re:Conveniently forgetting the details (929 comments)

Military grade explosives will not go off from being hit by a bullet.
They require a blasting-cap (I hope that is the correct word in English)
or similar to detonate.

more than 4 years ago

Patent Claim Could Block Import of Toyota's Hybrid Cars

KenRH Re:That's bright! (451 comments)

I think requiring a full production model on sale is to steep a requirement.
But a working prototype should definitively be required.

about 5 years ago

Left 4 Dead 2 Banned In Australia

KenRH Re:Guns vs. melee (215 comments)

Mythbusters often use pigs when testing that kind of damage.

more than 5 years ago

The "Copyright Black Hole" Swallowing Our Culture

KenRH Re:we need to tell Disney et. al. to screw off (278 comments)

Yes, but only the actual original works, reprints are about worthless on a one by one basis. Of course as mass-production it is alot of money there.

Anyway, after 10 years most artist/writers makes little money from their works because they almost always have to sell the copyright to a publisher/record company to get them to produce and promote it

more than 5 years ago

Tesla Releases First Official Photos of Model S Sedan

KenRH Re:American cars.... (378 comments)

Norwegian car tax used to be calculated by weight, engine volume and engine effect.
I'm not sure about the details about the new system but now its at least partially based on CO2 g/km emissions of the car measured by some EU-test.

more than 5 years ago

Cotton Swabs are the Prime Suspect In 8-Year Phantom Chase

KenRH Re:I always thought... (344 comments)

Not knowing the details on cotton the answer is maybe not.

For example your hair does not contain any DNA if it is cut off without the hair sack. Hair does not consist off cells but of a substance prodused by hair sack cells. Of course the hair can easyly be "contaminated" with dna from somewhere else on your body.

Skin on the other hand contains DNA as your topmost layer of skin is actually dead skin-cells.

So it is possible the fibers of cotton used for cotton produkts does not consist off plant cells but off a substance prodused by the cells

more than 5 years ago

Cotton Swabs are the Prime Suspect In 8-Year Phantom Chase

KenRH Re:"This is mine, and this is mine...." (344 comments)

I want to lie, shipwrecked and comatose, drinking fresh mango juice
Goldfish schools nibbling at my toes
Fun, Fun ,Fun ...........

more than 5 years ago

Cotton Swabs are the Prime Suspect In 8-Year Phantom Chase

KenRH Re:CSI to the rescue (344 comments)

Actualy there is a process when making the sex-cells that mix the genes from the two chromosomes in the chromosome pair. So none of the chromosones in the semen is actually a direct copy of the ones in the rest of your body.

more than 5 years ago

Balancing Player Input and Developer Vision?

KenRH Re:Bad design (77 comments)

So you're telling me that almost every single user would reach several points in your puzzles where, for a whole 30 seconds they have no bloody clue what to do, and essentially have to surrender and use that button? And you think they should enjoy the frustration instead?

IMHO, if the game has a timer and you lose when it runs out then 30 seconds is long time to be stuck. But if it is a game with specific puzzles where when you have solved it once you know the solution and no timer, then spending 30 seconds thinking should be minimum for solving a level.

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Find Problems With RFID Passport Cards

KenRH Big cluestick (172 comments)

The persons who got the brilliant idea to but remote readable technology into passports should be hit with a cluestick the size of the Eiffel-tower.

Like it would be such a big problem to put such a card into a reader with connection points

more than 5 years ago

Breakthrough In Use of Graphene For Ultracapacitors

KenRH Re:How? (250 comments)

Surface area is the size of a football field, but because it is very thin it can be rolled up in to something very small.

Think about a roll of toilet paper. When rolled up it is about 10cm x 10cm x 10cm. If you roll it out it might be 50m long.

more than 6 years ago


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