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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Megol Re:Great... (566 comments)

Citation needed!

3 days ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

Megol Re:No, no unfair advantage at all... (175 comments)

Those "15 inches longer" is due to it being a spring mechanism and being folded - just look at some pictures of the dude, if it really was 15" higher it would be impossible to run using it.

About him using the prosthetic when launching: is he left or right legged? I think that is more important than the fact that the prosthetic is a spring, after all a real leg have real muscles that can be used to *shock* launch the jumper too.

3 days ago
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Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

Megol Re:Typical (161 comments)

Wow... So what have they created? Really, list anything they have done that either haven't been done before or not being well known.
Sony have created more in the audio business and they aren't the no. 1 inventor by far...

[Adding a lot of DSP effects and playing stuff at loud volumes isn't innovation BTW. Last I was shopping for headphones I thought that a Bose model looked interesting (albeit expensive) so I tried them in a in store test thingy... Which was interesting as even though there were good music playing and there were a volume control the lowest setting was far above my normal listening volume - I want to preserve my hearing to old age after all. It is well known that louder sounds like better quality so already there I knew that there were something strange going on.
Retested the same headphones later in a better audio store and frankly they were no better than a pair of modded Koss Porta Pro. They cost >10x as much though.]

4 days ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Megol Re:Obligatory Slashdot knee jerk (885 comments)

Yeah. Plenty of faulty reasoning here...

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Megol Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (885 comments)

We don't know what exactly happened between these two people except for the outcome.

All people have limits and having a bad day combined with arrogant (male) bitches can make one flip and do something unwise. That's what it's like being human, how is it for you living in your ivory tower?

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Megol Re:What?!? (885 comments)

No rights were violated unless Southwest Airlines recently became government owned.

Also observe that nobody stopped the man in question from tweeting anything, it's just that the airline after reading the tweet decided it didn't want to transport this person. And that is fully legal.

about a week ago
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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Megol Re:LOL, (885 comments)

Don't understand why - it is still a perfectly cromulent word.

about a week ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Megol Re:The only solution... (167 comments)

Well in his defense he at least isn't posting as an AC...

about a week ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Megol Re:Dammit (167 comments)

Why? They would just close their borders and contain it from spreading.

about a week ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Megol Re:World War Z (167 comments)

It was also not infectious to people. And some even think the airborne aspect as suspect given the locales and condition of those same locales, shit flinging moneys can transfer things through air but that isn't normally called airborne. ;)
Given the extremely few virus particles needed that mechanism could even explain the transfer between rooms, infected particulate can transfer surprisingly far.

Note that this assumes the information of the air circulation system being unfiltered and that doors between rooms were kept open to try to cool the complex down are correct. That assumption could be wrong.

about a week ago
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The Improbable Story of the 184 MPH Jet Train

Megol Re:A Century Ago (195 comments)

I'm European and don't think 100 miles is an especially long distance. To visit my sister I have to travel >300 miles. Car is okay, flight is also okay (but transfer to/from airports take a lot of time) but taking the high speed train is fast, comfortable and inexpensive. Even counting the transfer to the nearest train station the train is the fastest way to travel. And while doing that using Internet on the notebook computer (plugged into an AC jack) and relaxing in the comfortable chair

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Megol Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

Ah you are in the group S5: "UN is a socialistic terror organization supporting those dirty Arab scum". Less common compared with group B3: "UN is a socialistic terror organization under the control of ZOG".

Personally I'm in group F8: "UN is a dynamically balanced structure, weak, old world nostalgic and generally bad. But it is still better than the alternative".

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Megol Re:Hypocrites (261 comments)

You forgot US (supporting torture, executions etc.).

But this kind of excessive black/white thinking can be an indication of a mental disorder. Not in your case though, it seems you are simply incapable of formulating the question (nor the answer to it): what is the best existing global organization to make such a declaration?

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Megol Re: The U.N. Finds... (261 comments)

Bullshit. Good or bad is just a point of view. Nazis thought they were the divine force of good doing their historic duty to build civilizations and conquering the untermenchen that was created to serve as slave labor.
Both before, during and after the US (as well as all other states) did things most would now consider good and other things people now would consider outright evil.

about two weeks ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Megol Re:No (261 comments)

*Sigh* Yes the founding fathers were perfect beings being created with infinite wisdom, absolute faith, the ability to see the future and cover every situation in the future of mankind with a terse text.

Or maybe not. But it is easier to simply worship the above idea, right?

about two weeks ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Megol Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

It can make things more difficult to find - which in itself can help. If an employer doesn't get the false rumors that you are a pedophile spammed at the top of the search listings maybe you can get the job? Maybe if the girl that once sent a nude picture to her boyfriend doesn't have her name associated with (false) links of teenage prostitution can get the teacher position she wants?

about two weeks ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Megol Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

Except that they don't work? Are you aware of how many teenagers* have nude photos spread thorough the Internet often with attached names and living addresses? Photos they themselves haven't spread? Photos and made up offerings for free sex? Are you aware that this can be plastered all over the Internet on different sites located in different countries and even different protocols - making it essentially impossible to remove?

(* I don't think this is only bad for teenagers but it is more obviously wrong)

about two weeks ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Megol Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

You know that covers near 100% of all people? Yes including you!

about two weeks ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

Megol Re:So what? they can be tapped to. (244 comments)

That is well known - even computer keyboards (where unlike mechanical typewriters each key use essentially the same mechanism) can be tapped using audio alone with reasonable good results. That spent color ribbons can be used to extract text is also well known.

This is just another layer of defense. Unlike the /. meme even security by obscurity can be a good defense when used in a multi-layer system.

about two weeks ago

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