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How Facebook Is Saving Power By 10-15% Through Better Load Balancing

MS We all could save energy... (54 comments)

Not only Facebook, but the end-users also could save a lot of electricity by not using Facebook at all. People should get out and have a real social life.

about three weeks ago
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Apple's New Mac Pro Gets High Repairability Score

MS hoover full of dust (234 comments)

Wouldn't the air-inlet-rips at the bottom and the fan at the top act like a vacuum cleaner and fill the can with dust? I would let the fan spin backwards: suck clean air from the top and eject the cold air at the bottom.

about 8 months ago
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EU Parliament: Other Countries Spy, But Less Than the UK, US

MS Spam-Collectors? (170 comments)

As more than 90% of all e-mails are spam-mails, will the NSA & Co. also collect all of that trash? Or have they good filters at hand to avoid filling their storage capacities with junk? What filters are they employing? If their filters are good, and the monitor *all* national and/or worldwide traffic, they could do us all a big favour and filter out that junk! Or even better: identify and eliminate the sources of this nuisance. Thanks in advance!

about 10 months ago
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Apache Web Server Share Falls Below 50 Percent For First Time Since 2009

MS interpretation of data... (303 comments)

Apache isn't below 50%. What counts, are "active sites", not parked domains or similar (see Netcraft). Numbers for active sites fluctuate much less and show us a more realistic picture. Apache is still at 53,62%.

And no, IIS is not the winner, but a distant second with only 11,78% market share. Considering, IIS had once 38% (october 2007), IIS is the biggest looser so far.

1 year,20 days
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Ask Slashdot: Seamonkey vs. Firefox — Any Takers?

MS Re:Default Interface (302 comments)

No way NeXT had a pathetic 320x240 4000 color display. NeXT started with a 1120x832 grayscale display. The 4000-color display was an Amiga-thing.

about 2 years ago
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Skydiver Leaps From 18 Miles Up In 'Space Jump' Practice

MS Re:Dyslexic much? (192 comments)

No, the unit "m", which stands for "meter", cannot be omitted - it's central to the measurement. While the copula "per" could be omitted. Even "mph" has the unit "m", where it stands for "miles". Otherwise you americans would write "ph" ("per hour"), which means nothing.

more than 2 years ago
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Skydiver Leaps From 18 Miles Up In 'Space Jump' Practice

MS Re:Dyslexic much? (192 comments)

I thought the same. The unit is "km" per hour (therefore "kmh"), while "k" alone only means a thousand of those units. So "kph" means "a thousand of nothing per hour". :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Value of Website Design Tools vs. Hand Coding?

MS Re:Topstyle and... (342 comments)

I still use Homesite too. :-)
You should look mirabyte Web Architect, if you're in search of a more recent tool.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Value of Website Design Tools vs. Hand Coding?

MS Re:Hand code or no code. (342 comments)

I still use Homesite too - I'm used to it.
If you're in search of something more recent, try mirabyte Web Architect.

more than 2 years ago
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HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

MS Re:Slow down (395 comments)

Think a moment before posting:
1994 HTML1
1999 HTML2
2004 HTML3
2009 HTML4
2014 HTML5
2019 HTML6 ...

q.e.d. :-)

more than 2 years ago
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HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

MS Re:Slow down (395 comments)

A new standard every 5 years for example. Since HTML is around since 1994, HTML5 would be out in 2014. Developers can easily adapt, and wouldn't have to support other version than the current one and its predecessor... 5 years is also enough time to reach a "stable" and mature standard.

more than 2 years ago
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HTML5 Splits Into Two Standards

MS Slow down (395 comments)

The whole world should slow down. Stick with a stable standard for a while. And relax.

more than 2 years ago
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FBI Wants You To Solve Encrypted Notes From Murder

MS Re:Link to the notes: (466 comments)

In fact, there's alot more in those notes than only characters.

It would be helpful if we get another note of readable text (maybe a booklet from school) - so we compare those characters to other characters he wrote.

194 WLD's NCBE SE- this must be solvable! :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Things Get Worse at Fukushima

MS Re:The *real* shame in all of this (1122 comments)

We absolutely don't need nuclear power. Nuclear plants account only for a small percentage of all energy produced and consumed world-wide.

In Germany, where 17 plants are in operation, 7 were switched off last week, and the other 10 could also be switched off any time without shortcomings in energy-supply. Germany is producing more energy than it needs.

With a bit more sparing and sensible energy-consumption we could save more energy than all those nuclear plants produce.

Burning oil, gas or coal produces carbon dioxide, yes. But those are not the only alternatives. Don't forget hydropower, wind and sun! My region (South Tyrol in Northern Italy) for example is producing twice the amount of energy with hydropower plants, than we need - we are exporting 50% of this "green" energy.

The only reason to sustain nuclear power is its low cost: greedy people earn a lot of money with it - at our risk and the risk of future generations. I wouldn't care, if my electricity bill would rise a 20% - others shouldn't too, so shut off those nuclear time-bombs ASAP!

more than 3 years ago
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Things Get Worse at Fukushima

MS Re:Sensationalism and denial (1122 comments)

You ask how many have died? We don't know it right now, as the radiation will decay slowly, so the death-toll and (what's worse) the people dying of cancer and leukemia will rise for many generations. In Cernobyl babies are still born crippled - after 25 years of the disaster!!!

Any other incident lasts only a few minutes: earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, dam-breach, mine-breakins, ... The victims are countable and the rebuilding may start the day after the incident.

Wile with a nuclear incident, the surrounding area (and we talk about areas the size of an entire state!) becomes uninhabitable for thousands of years! :-(

Any nuclear risk, as small it might be, is too much risk. There exists only one single nuclear plant world-wide, which is 100% secure: it's in Austria - it was never turned on. :-)

more than 3 years ago
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Geologists Say California May Be Next

MS Re:Pacific/San Juan de Fuca boundary? (258 comments)

They may be dependent from each other (it seems obvious), but... the possibility the next earthquake happens this year, the next year or in 10 years is exactly the same, as long as we cannot calculate or measure that persumed "dependency".

more than 3 years ago
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Geologists Say California May Be Next

MS Re:Pacific/San Juan de Fuca boundary? (258 comments)

The probability the big one will happen in 2200 or in 2011 is exactly the same. 500 years is only an average. Like with dices where the propability is one out of six, but that doesn't mean, every sixth throw gives the same number - all numbers are allways equally possible no matter what the previous numbers were.

more than 3 years ago
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US Alarmed Over Japan's Nuclear Crisis

MS Re:Fukushima Accidend NOT an error, It is a CRIME (580 comments)

The magnitude 9 was 150 km from Fukushima 1. The epicenter was NOT underneath the nuclear power plant! How strong was the earthquake at the power plant?!?

more than 3 years ago
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Some Hotmail Accounts Wiped

MS Are they finally switching? (298 comments)

Hotmail startet on Solaris/*BSD-servers and was a charm to use... In January 1998 Microsoft bought Hotmail and tried to port everything to WindowsNT... In mid-2000 they finally started switching "some" of the frontend-servers from FreeBSD/Apache to Windows2000/IIS... Maybe now they are finally starting to port the database-servers also to Windows-HastaLaVista-New-Experience-Technology, so that's why data gets lost. :-)

more than 3 years ago

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