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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Krigl So this is news now? (285 comments)

Maybe Amazon or some other provider could take a page from some local utilities and let users signal their own preferences with a (surcharged) "clean energy" option.

Meh, I'd like them more, if they started a better trend - ignore Greenpeace altogether. What's next? We're gonna have posts about Westboro Baptist Church's stance on computers, presented as a valid opinion? Fuck you, Jason, your submission is lamer than your hockey mask.

2 days ago
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EPA Mulling Relaxed Radiation Protections For Nuclear Power

Krigl Re:increased cancer risk. See references (230 comments)

Sorry, I'm not gonna google von Hippel, Jacobson or other concern trolls/pressure group activists/outright quacks. I've already read enough stupid, flawed shit based on their work and of course, enough about the methodology they used. This methodology is questionable (that's the accepted scientific term for bullshit, right?).

http://www.unscear.org/docs/re...

A bit of light reading for those interested in the amount of conservative assumptions, posited improbable scenarios, rounding up and Fermi estimates necessary to claims of actual radiation-induced health consequences to the public.

about a week ago
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EPA Mulling Relaxed Radiation Protections For Nuclear Power

Krigl Not enough! (230 comments)

Those homes would have to be made of carefully chosen materials not to emit radiation themselves (no granite countertops, too) and, of course, no sleeping with a spouse or a baby in the same bed - human body is naturally radioactive, which brings us to the last point - we would have to be fed with isotopically purified food to get rid of all the K-40 and in the long run, maybe replace all the carbon in our bodies with a purified carbon than doesn't consist partially of radioactive C-14.

Also, you missed a decimal, it's 2.4 mSv, not that the average means much, it's counted from about half mSv in some places and tens in others.

about a week ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

Krigl Re:Anti-nuclear FUD (299 comments)

Haven't found his dose, but abstract of a Health Physics Journal's article mentioned between 1 to 5 curies deposited (for the whole room?), which would make it 37 to 185 GBq in SI units.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Krigl Re:Perl (536 comments)

There are more "hardcore/weird/idiosyncratic/expressive/niche/unintelligible" languages for geniuses than just C, I've just recently ran into this nice 18 byte cunt-generating tidbit:

' *'{~4=+/~ 4<.|i:5

Ha, got "Filter error: Please use fewer 'junk' characters.", when trying to post both code and result, Slashdot apparently can't stomach rhombus made of asterisks, thus inadvertently giving unplanned example of expression and power being too limited for something relatively simple, yet unexpected. Unless it's just protection from pasting heaps of ASCII art?
Anyway, result's here, proper Slavic cunt symbol should have vertical line in the center, but the shape is generally recognized as simplified substitute, as in, say, Renault logo ("One cunt on the grill, the other behind the wheel." as somebody mean, probably me, remarked when homeroom teacher passed us in her car).

about a month ago
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Former US Test Site Sues Nuclear Nations For Disarmament Failure

Krigl supported by Desmond Tutu? (165 comments)

Well I'll be damned, I lived with the notion that he's already dead. Guess no-one just gives a fuck about him, once apartheid and Soviet bloc kicked the bucket. Hopefully, he'll crawl back under whatever stone he's been hiding since then.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tech Products Were Built To Last?

Krigl Cat got my tongue (702 comments)

Mauser G98, AK-47, Dakota, M-14, TI calculators, Willys Jeep, B-52, CZ 75, Lee-Enfield, Bren. Sadly, I don't own any of them.

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Krigl Wrong (396 comments)

All he did was getting job with access to classified materials with intent to steal them (his admission, not my insinuation) and then he grabbed more than he could read in a lifetime and got lost. Whistleblowing looks different, try reading about others who did it, you'll spot glaring differences. Word for Snowdens of this world is "traitor."

about 3 months ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Krigl Diminishes? (396 comments)

That heavily depends on "to whom?" For example, in my eyes it doesn't hurt his reputation at all. Granted, while "useful idiot" comes to my mind as a handy association when thinking of Snowden, "loser", "traitor" or "defector" come before, so there's simply nothing to be hurt.

about 3 months ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

Krigl It's A Sign!!!1! (408 comments)

I watched Tim Minchin's Storm after a long time before going to sleep and as I wake up, there's this article on homeopathy, that must be THE PROOF! Just don't ask "Of what?"

about 4 months ago
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Interview: Ask John McAfee What You Will

Krigl Re:Drugs (172 comments)

I'd guess as enjoyable as when you're poor, but with more quality control in production.

about 4 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

Krigl Dear Slashdot, (121 comments)

I've always enjoyed the bracketed indication of target domain behind links in discussion, I think it would be nice to implement this also for the main page. In some cases, wording indicates some inconspicous page and people tend to click links that actually lead to the pages like Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which no self-respecting nerd should read (hint: If you can't include actual levels or link to the data you're not an Atomic Scientist but Alarmed Shill).

about 5 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

Krigl Re:how much?! More or less than average human? (121 comments)

The question is, how much? What are the numbers?

Well, the question "how much" led to my skimming of both articles (I've clicked the link to The Bullshit already, so what), but strangely enough, neither "scientists" nor "investigative reporters" could be bothered with such trifles. In absence of evidence, let's feel free to call it morons' nonsense until someone is able to produce actual data.

about 5 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

Krigl Re:morons (121 comments)

Umm, how exactly are planning to catch him in your ever-so-lazily accelerating douchemobile? <no joke, except that douchemobile, i know that Prius can't actually administer an enema>

about 5 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

Krigl Re:Is it going to be paved? (121 comments)

Citation needed, genius. And no, Weekly World News doesn't count.

about 5 months ago
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In Greece, 10 Months In Prison For "Blasphemous" Facebook Page

Krigl Re:Violation of ECHR (324 comments)

The Mediterranean countries are our own domestic third world

Lose the rest of the sentence and I'll agree.

about 6 months ago
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200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

Krigl Re:That doesn't seem right. (628 comments)

Is there anything more arbitrary than the line drawn between "human" and "animal"?

Almost everything, though dolphins are really human-like as the racism, raping, violence for fun etc. goes.
http://questionablecontent.net...

about 6 months ago
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200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

Krigl Procrastination (628 comments)

Instead of wasting time slaughtering dolphins, Japanese should stop slacking and get to the real work - slaughtering the Sea Shepherd members and funders. Any Dutchmen here? You can do your part and write to your MP and PM to voice your disagreement with your country's sheltering of Paul Watson.

about 6 months ago
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New Home Automation?

Krigl Square feet? (336 comments)

I'm not sure I'm gonna count a Unit Imperialist as a fellow geek, even NASA got finally rid of those fossils few years ago, get with the program, man!

about 6 months ago

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