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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Megol Re:What this fuss over nothing? (179 comments)

The US have stated that trying to have an international trial against a US citizen (for e.g. crimes against humanity) will result in use of military force. Do you really think anything is off limits for a government with that attitude? Remember this are laws the US recognizes and even was one of the parties who created them and enforced them (e.g. at the Nuremberg trials).

The US is rapidly becoming the biggest enemy of itself and no, while a superpower it can't simply ignore the opinions of the rest of the world.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

Megol Re:Cue in deniers (295 comments)

Whoa... Yet another one that simply doesn't get science at all.

about two weeks ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Megol Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Strangely enough that's the standard for even socialistic places (using the correct definition - not the US one) like the Scandinavian countries where most employees are member of a union. But one doesn't have to be - it's a choice.

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Megol Re:Systemd (993 comments)

So you like Systemd?

about two weeks ago
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DARPA Delving Into the Black Art of Super Secure Software Obfuscation

Megol Re:Good luck with that. (124 comments)

But you are? Nice ego you got there...

about two weeks ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

Megol Re:Are we sure it is blood/meat contact? (162 comments)

Unlike what you may believe the amount of people who have sex with animals is very few and the amount of people that have sex with wild animals approaches zero.
On the other hand a huge amount of people do hunt and handle the corpses of misc. wild animals (called "bush meat" in the story)... And even people in industrial nations (with controlled breeding programs) still die of meat-carried diseases that proper handling and cooking would simply eliminate.

Just ask yourself: what is most likely?

about three weeks ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

Megol Re:Windows 9X (349 comments)

A bunch of idiotic drivel. What have the NT kernel have to do with software that looks for a "Windows 9" substring in the product name? You guessed it - not a thing.

The differences between kernels are greater than the "small"* increase seems to indicate** which you would be aware of if you'd known anything about the NT kernel...

Bah! I get pissed off when someone on a technical website posts such uninformed bullshit...

* version numbers are increasing - the significance of the increase varies greatly between products
** to anybody that are completely clueless

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Megol Re:faster start menu? (554 comments)

Yes! Menu lag shouldn't be allowed!

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Megol Re:forgettiing (554 comments)

You are adding a constraint the OP didn't specify...

about three weeks ago
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Lost Opportunity? Windows 10 Has the Same Minimum PC Requirements As Vista

Megol Re:Why still 32bit builds? (554 comments)

And yet it is likely the software you write isn't really portable. Getting portable code isn't easy at all.

about three weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

Megol Re:Really...? (65 comments)

Most of us don't remember because we have never known. And your cute try to link corruption to building quality have to be substantiated by some kind of facts.
There are a lot of countries with high levels of corruption that also have generally good building standards.

about three weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

Megol Re:What could go wrong? (65 comments)

Nothing?

about three weeks ago
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Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone

Megol Re:Come on - a 4.5 is nothing (65 comments)

That is true. But the technical know-how how to reduce even stronger earthquake strength inside a building is well know - the extreme example is of course those structures made to tolerate human-created earthquakes: "ground zero" type nuclear bunkers. Less extreme but still relevant is buildings for micro-fabrication (integrated circuits).
Protecting HDDs from earthquakes is simple in comparison.

about three weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Megol LOL! (549 comments)

As the subject says!

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Megol Re:Better call it Windows 11 (644 comments)

And? The reason for the existence of an internal version number is for internal use - it doesn't signify the extent of changes between versions.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Megol Re:Skipping a version number (644 comments)

NB that the major version number doesn't increase even for extensive rewrites of the core system. The reason is allegedly for compatibility.

about three weeks ago
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BlackBerry Launches Square-Screened Passport Phone

Megol Re:WTF? (189 comments)

There isn't any "data-only" USB cable! There are 3 connectors theoretically needed for communication: Ground (signal reference), D+, D- (signal) and in practice the power connector (+5V) is needed too. Just having the signal connectors (D+ and D-) wouldn't be of any use as it would be impossible to even detect that a unit is connected!

Now his charger may have been too weak and the BB simply required more current to charge than it could deliver.

about a month ago

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