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France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

Kvasio Re: Why (395 comments)

you could always import; just as some people from Europe do with american cars.
Or with european cars when there is right EURUSD rate (like in 2007)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Kvasio Re:How far away is your room? (720 comments)

It matters exactly by 5, 10 or 20% when his wife has "bad news", which travel >1.0c.
With this exctra few feet of cable, signal from PC might arrive just after wife had stolen the moment with "Seems there's snow on the driveway, please clean it before you play"

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Kvasio Re:Fight it (720 comments)

> Who the heck asked for your opinion on this anyway?
just two lines after
> If she can't compromise on a little computer case noise FUCKING RUN!!!!

Really man, you are a golden standard of sarcasm :-)

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Kvasio Re:Don't fight it (720 comments)

Just after getting married it probably the last "major new setting of rules".

If the PPer want's to stand strong for something that is important in his life, this is the right moment. After all, that's exactly what his spouse is trying to do - kick gaming from her view. The living case of "I'll format him when we get married".
If he is ok with that - he should listen to the first poster.
If he's not - he should set some rules / code of conduct with her. For example this may consist of:
1) week days and annual days (eg. their anniversary) without gaming
2) things that should be done before around home he could begin gaming
3) no interrupting him every 2 minutes where there is no major fire
4) "magic escape word" for both - for emergency, where she REALLY needs him / where he REALLY needs half an hour resetting his brain
5) ....

about three weeks ago
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New Website Offers Provably Fair Solutions To Everyday Problems

Kvasio Re:The ice cream method (167 comments)

look in this discussion for my post on Hugo Steinhaus. There is a good algorithm for splitting number of various things between any number of people.

about a month and a half ago
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New Website Offers Provably Fair Solutions To Everyday Problems

Kvasio Re:Commercialism. (167 comments)

what's the problem here? Just use disposable email addresses. Eg a browser plugin, Donottrackme.

about a month and a half ago
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New Website Offers Provably Fair Solutions To Everyday Problems

Kvasio Re:sibling fairness (167 comments)

still, there's nothing better ... or at least pareto-better.

about a month and a half ago
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New Website Offers Provably Fair Solutions To Everyday Problems

Kvasio Re:sibling fairness (167 comments)

the algorith is old one, I remember it from Hugo Steinhaus's math book.
It works for any number of parties and goods.

Say we have 4 brothers who have to divide the heritage: home, car and bicycle

Step 1: each brother provides his valuation, e.g.
Adam home $200,000 car $10,000 bike $100 - total value $210,100 thus his "fair part" is $52,525
Brad home $150,000 car $3,000 bike $120 - total value $153,120 thus his "fair part" is $38,280
Caleb home $180,000 car $11,000 bike $80 - total value $191,080 thus his "fair part" is $47,770
Damon home $50,000 car $3,000 bike $60 - total value $53,060 thus his "fair part" is $13,265

Step 2
whoever "bid" the highest for given good, gets it, at his own valuation.
Adam gets home (valued by him $200,000), which is $147,475 more, than his "fair part", so has to pay $147,475 to the pool
Brad gets bike (valued by him at $120), which is $38,160 less, than he believes he should get
Caleb gets cat (valued by him at $11,000) which is $36,770 less than his definition of a fair part.
Damon gets no item, which is $13,265 lower, than he had hoped to get

Step 3
Adam should pay $147,475 to the pool.
Brad gets $38,160 from the pool
Caleb gets $36,770 from the pool
Damon gets $13,265 from the pool

Now every brother got exactly what he valued as a 1/4th of total items value.

And we've still got $59,280 in pool to share. Which may:
- be split equally - each brother gets $14,820 "bonus"
- be split proportionaly - each brother gets part of that $59k split by weights of their total valuation sum (in our example - each would bet 39.04% more than he expected)
- be stolen by the court/the man splitting goods ;-)

Hugo Steinhaus also mentioned that this procedure may be altered to minimise cash flows (items go to person with lowerst valuation, but results in everyone getting less than expected) or to consider not equal shares in total goods.

about a month and a half ago
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Study Shows Direct Brain Interface Between Humans

Kvasio Re:Brain to Brain? (110 comments)

guess they are still busy writing RFC document for B2BCoTCPIP proto.

about a month and a half ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

Kvasio Re:no dimocrats (551 comments)

It's sort of like having a guy in the Senate who has "Anarchy" listed as his affiliation; if he was really an Anarchist, he wouldn't believe in being anyone's Senator.

come on, in European parliament we have bunch of people who contest the reasons for EU existence. Does not stop them from taking their salaries from EU.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

Kvasio Re:iPage (115 comments)

wstaw wasn maszyn do centrum hostingowego z bardzo dobrym poaczeniem do PLIXa, albo wasne plixa, albo atm.

Co do zasad i reakcji - na pewno atwiej bdzie z nimi ustali zasady ni z jakim zagranicznym hostingiem, który moe panicznie zareagowa np. na danie jakiej polskiej partii politycznej.

about 2 months ago
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How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

Kvasio Re:Not at all accurate (39 comments)

just hide in this unsearched area - the one between 78.5 and 78.539 sq m.

about 2 months ago
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How Whisper Tracks Users Who Don't Share Their Location

Kvasio accuracy (39 comments)

well, it it was accuracy to the planet, I would not be upset.
Unless I had a mistress on Mars ... or Uranus.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Kvasio Re:Spam on Gmail? (265 comments)

I second that.
I have a domain for my business, and also another domain to catch the most typical typo. The latter one was previously used.

I hardly get any spam addressed to my primary domain; those would be mainly from my "national" spammers harvesting companies registry.
And with the second domain - typically I get 300-500 messages per day, with false negative every 10-20 days. So gmail is indeed very efficient.
However, on the break of August and September there were 4 or 5 days when I would get between 4000 and 6000 spam messages per day.
All of that nicely landed in spam folder.

Until few months ago I also had my longest running email address (since 1994 or early 1995) which was constant target for spam (as in ~1995 spam wasn't an issue so I used valid email on usenet). For over a decade that email was handled by the machine with RBL + SSL, declining messages from open relays. Still, I had to use a bogofilter + set of rules to trash all emails encoded with Asian charset (not to feed bogofilter with that; I don''t have any peers writing in asian languages) or originating from AOL/.cn/.ru (same reason) . This was also very efficient; but much less user-friendly than gmail.

about 2 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re: And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

What I'm saying is that Italy is unable to clean their own politics, so there is not political power that would be strong in any issue. Especially since relations with Russia became "very friendly" under Berlusconi.

about 9 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re: What does this have to do with tech news? (878 comments)

this makes nerds aware, that in the forthcoming months their electronic hardware may experience several EMPs followed by long-lasting black-out.
And if your computer cave is not that deep, nerd should also consider he may ceise to exist.

This is news for nerds by all means.

about 9 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

Kvasio Re:So..... (878 comments)

you seem to underestimate the gravity of situation.

Russia was perhaps "loser" in the 1990s, but for over a decade Putin has done what he could to grow european dependence on russian natural resources and capital.

And Putin mastered the art of "dividing the EU". It is only a couple of years that EU finally decided to try to speak with one voice. Still, Putin knew what he was doing buying people where needed.

I heard a diplomat who spent some years in Moscow said, that Clinton's major failure was not making Russia democratic state. At that time Yeltzin was "a modelling clay". Even later, Putin at the very start of his presidency has even asked if Russia could join NATO. Clinton's error no.2.

about 9 months ago

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Google to remove key functionality from groups

Kvasio Kvasio writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Kvasio (127200) writes "As announced last month, Google is to disable some key features of Google Groups pages effective February 2011. Today the company confirmed this plan in mailing to the groups' administrators. The company says it will be removing the ability to edit pages (incl. welcome messages) and to upload new files to groups starting early next year. Administrators who make edits to pages, or upload new files before the deadline, will be able to keep the changes and files, but will not be able to make any further changes after the February deadline. While providing replacement solutions with Google Sites and Google Docs, Google also recommended moving to "other service providers" if one wants to retain the current functionality."
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"Three strikes and your out"

Kvasio Kvasio writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Kvasio (127200) writes ""Three strikes and your out"
* fair measure
* unreasonable
* creepy
* 7|-|3'/ \/\/0|\|'7 (47(|-| /\/\3 (they won't catch me)
* unions don't have easy life those days
* no woman that would be satisfied with that, it's premature!
* kdawson, this applies to bad articles!"
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True reasons for recent submarine cable outages:

Kvasio Kvasio writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Kvasio (127200) writes "True reasons for recent submarine cable outages:
  • Echelon bugs are now operational
  • cut by diving CNN anchor
  • Matrix's "Nebuchadnezzar" crew needed to get 'hardwired' for a while
  • Kea parrot bitten through the rubber coating
  • Bollywood preventing illegal movie downloads
  • Cowboy McNeal bored with Elbonian pr0n
"

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