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SpaceX Rocket Launch Succeeds, But Landing Test Doesn't

Keruo No KSP at SpaceX? (213 comments)

One of the first contracts in KSP career mode gets you to save one stage with parachutes, maybe SpaceX should look into something similar..

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

Keruo give it 10 years (169 comments)

The industry will change eventually once enough momentum will be gained towards the streaming,, Currently it's taking probably something like 30-40% of sales and still not enough to convert the old physical-format-only people to the streaming age. No single change is instantaneous, it'll take time to catch on..

about three weeks ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Keruo Re:So basically.. (295 comments)

I have this great APP!
It allows everyone to be a doctor and you can order an operation with simple click of a button and even pay for the surgery with it!
Who cares if that person is certified doctor, that's just bad government regulation! BOO!

The problem I see with Uber is taxes and fees. As the financial side is completely handled via the app, how can I be sure that the company running Uber actually covers the mandatory employee fees for the driver and pays the taxes required by the local government?

about a month and a half ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Keruo Re:Why are taxi drivers all so horrible? (295 comments)

NYC, , Paris, Berlin, , LA, , Rome, , Chicago, San Francisco.

Why is it that, in any major Western city,..that they can't speak a fucking word of English?

I narrowed your list down but in most of the cities you list, English isn't actually the official language, it's spoken by convenience by majority of people, not because it's government mandated.

about a month and a half ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

Keruo Re:So basically.. (295 comments)

No, the taxi drivers are arguing they can be the only ones to drive people to their destination and charge them for the ride.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?

Keruo Write it down (247 comments)

I would encourage users to write down their password on a piece of paper.
That paper should contain only the password, no hint to what it belongs to.
The paper will then be stored inside the persons wallet, and looked at when neccessary, but not taken out.
If that person manages to loose their wallet, they have bigger problems than the company password.

about 2 months ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

Keruo Exams are bullshit (438 comments)

Exams generally try to determine how you have memorized some subject, not how you can adapt what you've learned.
By cheating on exams you're basically fooling yourself.
The point of education is to give you some stepping stone to each subject and something for you to go on when you need to research the subject further yourself.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Works On Windows For ARM-Based Servers

Keruo Re:Great (113 comments)

>there is also AD which is Windows exclusive
Except it isn't. Samba4 runs AD just fine on the OS of your choosing.

about 3 months ago
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

Keruo Lumia translated (150 comments)

The branding people at Nokia probably guessed what's going to happen with windows phone and made the product name to a subtle joke.
Lumia in Finnish translates as plural of snow in past tense.
If you use it in a sentence: "Menneen talven lumia" (common anecdote) it translates as "Thing of the past"

about 3 months ago
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NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

Keruo Re: Units hurt the brain (74 comments)

Ahem.. Baseball is pretty much the national sport next to ice hockey in Finland. Although it's the local version of the game. Pitching is vertical instead of horizontal(US baseball) and the field is shaped like a upside down triangle with a rectangle on top rather than diamond(US)

about 3 months ago
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Former Infosys Recruiter Says He Was Told Not To Hire US Workers

Keruo Re:Harley-Davidson laid off 125 Americans. (293 comments)

Two guys walk out of a bar, one has vest with Harley Davidson written on it, the other has almost identical one except his says Tata.. Guess which one got his ass whopped?

about 4 months ago
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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

Keruo Super-plagues et al. (326 comments)

The article mentions it vaguely but I predict this growth will be limited more by major outbreak of some disease or diseases.
Possibly some form of influenza or other nasty bug like airborne ebola should wipe medium portion of the population at some point in the future.
Alternatively, or should I say additionally rising pollution levels at highly populated areas will cause health problems at increasing rate.

about 4 months ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

Keruo Re:Another blow to Uber (276 comments)

How is this blow against Uber?
Uber is illegal in Finland as taxis here need a license to operate and they have service obligation.
Uber would allow the drivers to bypass the service obligation by rating the user with note like "user is in wheelchair" and that would give the driver the option to skip the ride which would be discriminating towards the user ordering the service(although not necessarily directly obvious) and thus bypassing the service obligation.

about 5 months ago
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Digia Spinning Off Qt Division Into New Company

Keruo New name needed then? (59 comments)

How about something like:
Trolltech 2.0
Qtrolls
CloudQ(t)
aQt Synergies
Re:Qt

about 6 months ago
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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

Keruo Anonymous jewels (31 comments)

I find this comment very suiting, too bad he said Mordor rather than Redmond..

about 6 months ago
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Actual Results of Crimean Secession Vote Leaked

Keruo well (557 comments)

Crimea=Florida
But who's counting..

about 9 months ago
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C++ and the STL 12 Years Later: What Do You Think Now?

Keruo Re:Feels Dated (435 comments)

Go and have a look at one then.
First one that came up with search results.

about 9 months ago
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Nokia Officially Ends up in Microsoft's Deep Pockets

Keruo So.. (2 comments)

The former Nokia X series is still being produced and continues to be sold under Microsoft according to Elop.
As the merger is now complete and Microsoft owns and operates the former Nokia mobile operations, Microsoft actually became a Linux vendor.

Microsoft now has a consumer product for sale which is running Linux as its primary OS kernel.

The game is over. Torvalds won.

about 9 months ago

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