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Gas Cooled Reactors Shut Down In UK

Mikkeles Re:not big in UK (120 comments)

True, but this seems to apply to all large scale power generation, whether it's land for hydro or windmills (and screw the people living there who have to put up with it or move) or cash for nuclear. To say nothing of externalizing the environmental costs.

It's called subsidizing (if you disagree with it) or incentivising (if you do).

about two weeks ago

Wiring Programmers To Prevent Buggy Code

Mikkeles Re:Take it a step further... (116 comments)

"Difficult tasks are potential bug generators..."

So are easy tasks; it can be surprising how much of a bug generator is complacency.

about two weeks ago

Want To Work Without Prying Eyes? Try Wearing a Body Sock

Mikkeles Re:That anyone can knit at home? (75 comments)

Why, yes. People are normally much happier when they are at a comfortable temperature.

about two weeks ago

UK Spy Agency Certifies Master's Degrees In Cyber Security

Mikkeles Re:Logon to enroll today! (45 comments)

Hopefully, new graduates would work to protect us from GCHQ and the ilk.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

Mikkeles City Agriculture (208 comments)

Make a mini-grow-op.They'll never flag the extra power used for lamps.

about three weeks ago

FreeBSD 9.3 Released

Mikkeles Re:What is BSD good for? (77 comments)

Mac is the CEO's hot, airhead secretary (AA) who drinks double mocha lattes with extra cream and thinks her magnetic bracelet will cure her cold.

Windows is the fuckup team member (nephew of the chairman of the board) whose output is so bad that build scripts were developed to automatically remove his code.

about a month ago

FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps

Mikkeles Re: does it mean anything though? (123 comments)

It's a good point, but the problem is to recognize the good one amongst all the bad ones. A bad one slipping through could cost even more lives.

about a month and a half ago

Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

Mikkeles Re:Watching them enter the passcode. (116 comments)

How well does this work for randomized keypad layouts?

about a month and a half ago

Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Mikkeles Re:Stop Police! (131 comments)

I think that you've come up with the only benefit so far. Congratulations.

about 2 months ago

Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

Mikkeles Re:Hey Larry ... (186 comments)

... we'd probably save 100,000 lives next year.

A properly set up health care system could probably save a million.

about 2 months ago

Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought

Mikkeles Re:Age of the earth (98 comments)

With what did the collision happen if the earth wasn't already there? I fail to see how the moon being carved out the earth 60 Myr earlier affects the age of the earth.

about 2 months ago

Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

Mikkeles Re:Also... (165 comments)

Well, since it's Golden Age about which we're speaking, I'd recommend TECO or ED.

about 2 months ago

Who controls the HVAC at work?

Mikkeles Re:The Sun (216 comments)

You could put a tinfoil hat on the thermostat to reflect the sun's rays. It will also prevent interference by the NSA!

about 3 months ago

Court: Oracle Entitled To Copyright Protection Over Some Parts of Java

Mikkeles Bye-Bye Java (303 comments)

... and good riddance to bad rubbish, say I.

about 3 months ago

How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Mikkeles Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Not to forget how modern antibiotics is killing leper culture!

about 4 months ago

Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope

Mikkeles Re:The real benefit is ... (83 comments)

Yeah, but if you have corrective lenses, then you can see the malaria coming and get out of the way!

about 5 months ago

Data Visualization: Key Routes and Communities In London's Bike Rental Network

Mikkeles Re:Strava heat map (9 comments)

Maybe they are not so commonly stupid (or self-absorbed) as to post their bike trips on the inter-webs.

about 5 months ago



TSA Doesn't Think Terrorists Are Plotting To Attack Airplanes

Mikkeles Mikkeles writes  |  about 10 months ago

Mikkeles (698461) writes "Jonathan Corbett has been engaged in a lawsuit against the government concerning the constitutionality of scanners in the course of which, the TSA gave him classified documents. Thus he needed to file two copies of his brief: a public one with classified stuff redacted, and the full brief under seal. Someone over at Infowars noticed that apparently a clerk at the 11th Circuit appeals court forgot to file the document under seal, allowing them to find out what was under the redacts, including: "As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.""
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Sun did'nt cause recent climate change: U.K. study

Mikkeles Mikkeles writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Mikkeles (698461) writes "The Royal Society has recently published an article (abstract full article(PDF)) written in response to Channel 4's The Great Global Warming Swindle .

There is considerable evidence for solar influence on the Earth's pre-industrial climate and the Sun may well have been a factor in post-industrial climate change in the first half of the last century. Here we show that over the past 20 years, all the trends in the Sun that could have had an influence on the Earth's climate have been in the opposite direction to that required to explain the observed rise in global mean temperatures.

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