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Official: Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Devices and Services Business

Mr Europe He Never Sold his House in Redmond (535 comments)

Do you find it peculiar the Elop never sold his house in Redmond and his family didn't move to Finland though Stephen said hey would ? Can you avoid thinking of a conspiracy ?

about a year ago

Is Daylight Saving Time Worth Saving?

Mr Europe Is it worth ? (646 comments)

Short answer: No.
Long answer: No no no !

about 2 years ago

When Will We Trust Robots?

Mr Europe Re:A robot with a human-like face is a lie (216 comments)

A robot should not closely imitate a human face , because that is too difficult. Yet it can be friendly looking and it helps to trust it in the start. But finally our trust will be based on our experiences with the robot. If we see it does the job reliably, we will trust it. Just as with people. Or a coffee maker.

about 2 years ago

Fox News: US Solar Energy Investment Less Than Germany Because US Has Less Sun

Mr Europe Re:Problem? (644 comments)

Are you saying that LIES have been spread at FOX ?! NOOO !

about 2 years ago

German City Says OpenOffice Shortcomings Are Forcing It Back To Microsoft

Mr Europe Re:Cue the excuses (480 comments)

Paid software yes, but who is paying to whom ????

more than 2 years ago

US and EU Clash Over Whois Data

Mr Europe Re:Solution (67 comments)

Credit card seems to be the identification certificate in the US.

more than 2 years ago

US, Israel Behind Flame Malware

Mr Europe Now this is it ! (382 comments)

I'm afraid the USA has started the World War Three, which will happen in internet. USA and Israel made the first major strikes and now we are waiting strikes back.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Releases New High-Definition Image of Earth

Mr Europe Go Suomi ! (106 comments)

Great picture

about 3 years ago

Christmas Always On Sunday? Researchers Propose New Calendar

Mr Europe Even better idea (725 comments)

"With computer programs and mathematical formulas" I found an idea of thirteen months, each four weeks = 28 days. Thus every MONTH would be like the previous, would begin with monday etc. One thing more: we add one day to celebrate year change (or what ever) and that day is part of no week or month. 13*28+1 = 365. Since we cannot change world rotation, we must yet add one day on leap years.

more than 3 years ago

Fine Structure Constant May Not Be So Constant

Mr Europe Duh! "Finely tuned to support life" (273 comments)

"The laws of physics in our corner of the universe seem to be finely tuned to support life."
Now don't run into too quick conclusions! We don't really know whether this corner supports life better than the rest of this vast space, do we?
The life is so complicated.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?

Mr Europe Re: i dont see how its any easier (990 comments)

Either way, you have to know where you are to determine when stuff happens.


And if you can't figure out UTC +/- then you have other issues.

Equals to "can't figure time" ?

The work day is "not 9 to 5" in all countries. In here its 8 to 4.

It would make it much easier to calculate the flight duration reading the time table.
It would be easy to check whether that shop located on the other coast is open or not. Just see their add and glimpse your watch.
Without DST it would be easy to check whether the guys are at work on our far-away-office.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Deal With the End of Time Zones?

Mr Europe Amen ! (990 comments)

Totally agree. Get also rid of the "Daylight Saving Time". Noon would still be when sun at highest, but that would happen at different time depending of the location. Isn't that natural ?! Actually the sun is not at it's highest at 12.00 even in the current system, except when: 1) not using DST and 2) on correct latitude of the time zone. On the other side of your time zone the sun could be at highest just after 11.00 or before 13.00. And the stupid DST adds another hour mistake.

more than 3 years ago

Did Some Black Holes Survive the Big Bang?

Mr Europe Previous Universe ? (188 comments)

The article is assuming that an universe existed before Big Bang. If that was the case it would be feasible to guess that the bang happened BEFORE every little mass (or massless) particle dropped into the black hole to explode. There is a reason to cause the big bang to happen (maybe a critical mass ?) and if I were to explode as the big bang I couldn't wait for every little particle, would You ?

I have understood that big bang theories assume that before that there was no space or time. So no universe before that. We'll never know.

more than 3 years ago

Civ 5 Will Let You Import and Convert Civ 4 Maps

Mr Europe Rumours (142 comments)

Reliable rumours say that civ5 will use a super close view where most of the screen is filled with face of the selected unit. This enables the player to fully see the facial expressions and and have richer gaming experience. Of course You can take a bigger view, but then you will see only clouds.

And the "Large World" consists of 20 hexagons.

To give all the equal opportunity to fight in wars, all unit are of same power. The Phalangs will successfully defend against Warships. This is good, because it would be sad if rich people would win all the wars.

more than 4 years ago

Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5

Mr Europe Re:YUCK (249 comments)


Bury the Plasma deep. I dont want it's widgets. I want the icons I had on my Desktop to work as they did earlier.

I'm now very near switching to Gnome, after many years on KDE.

more than 4 years ago

Ultrasound As a Male Contraceptive

Mr Europe Handy for Ethnic Cleansing (599 comments)

What a handy tool for ethnic cleansing. No doubt China will start using it in Tibet in no time !

more than 4 years ago

New Russian Weapon Hides In Shipping Container

Mr Europe Whose Arms Race ? (618 comments)

When ever a new type of weapon is developed outside USA it's "a scary new development in the global arms race" but really WHO is the biggest weapon developer with a huge margin ?

You've seen it in the news: when a US company is developing, let's say, a new material, the first possible solution is for military. Like there wasn't any other problems than security in our world.

USA has a supremacy in military power. Today's security related threads USA is facing can not be solved with developing new weapons.

more than 4 years ago

ICE Satellite Maps Profound Polar Thinning

Mr Europe New ?!? (245 comments)

The article clearly says the pics are based on old data: "thinning between 2003 and 2007".

WHY ? Where's the NEW data from 2008 and 2009 ?

more than 5 years ago



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