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Sony: 'The Interview' Will Have a Limited Theatrical Release

Njorthbiatr Re:Limited Theatrical Release (176 comments)

Pretty much.

Money speaks louder than threats.

3 days ago
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Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

Njorthbiatr Re:"But it can be circumvented!" (75 comments)

I'm more curious how superior this is to using a burner phone.

about a week ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Njorthbiatr Re:This is not the problem (678 comments)

A high altitude nuclear detonation can wipe out all electronics within a fairly large area.

So then, what robots?

about two weeks ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Njorthbiatr Re:This is not the problem (678 comments)

And they're outnumbered 99 to 1.

This is the kind of thing that causes revolution.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

Njorthbiatr Re:Hmmmmm. Interesting decision history... (280 comments)

Yeah it's kind of actually BS that students with degrees are given a fair shake while people without degrees are shafted for programming jobs. It should be taken on merit. Why would an employer want to turn down a self-motivated candidate that spent his weekends reading documentation with a portfolio full of projects for a fresh out of college kid who spent his weekends getting drunk with a small portfolio of school projects?

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Njorthbiatr Re:cut off one head (251 comments)

*for the same torrent, I mean (obviously).

about two weeks ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Njorthbiatr Re:cut off one head (251 comments)

It doesn't matter where the torrent comes from, you're going to be connecting to the same people.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

Njorthbiatr Re:Minor revision? (187 comments)

They used up all of their version increments when they went from Windows 8.1 to 10.

about three weeks ago
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FTC: Online Billing Service Deceptively Collected Medical Records

Njorthbiatr Re:I take it (25 comments)

So let's give them draconian fines.

about three weeks ago
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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Njorthbiatr Re:Here's an idea (233 comments)

It will reduce concussions, but greatly increase more threatening problems.

The simplest and easiest solution is just to add rules that protect the head.

about a month ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

Njorthbiatr Re:Freedom has limits (436 comments)

There is no right to not be offended.

about a month ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Njorthbiatr Re:Had a realization (390 comments)

Abram's Star Trek? Intellectual? Plot twists? ...

Uhhhhh....

about a month ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Njorthbiatr Re:Nuclear is Clean (235 comments)

That's an institutional problem, not a technological one.

Incompetent handling of nuclear power does not undermine its potential.

about a month ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Njorthbiatr Re:Nuclear is Clean (235 comments)

Breeder reactors create more fuel than they use. Further, techniques can be used to greatly decrease the amount of waste created.

The risks of a meltdown is zero with modern reactors, they have plenty of passive mechanisms in place.

I suppose you could sabotage a modern reactor, but the best you can do is blow up the whole plant and spread radiation everywhere. The reactor can't be forced to meltdown or anything of the sort.

about a month ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Njorthbiatr Re:Nuclear is Clean (235 comments)

Unfortunately no, they did the opposite of the safe thing and extended the life of old reactors and increased the output.

But just because they're being all twisted and stupid about it doesn't mean they have their head up their ass. They clearly see the benefit in investing in nuclear infrastructure. They have eight new reactors being built that are set to be completed all within the next two years. Probably plans for more on the way. It's a very aggressive strategy, and I'd imagine after the new ones are online the old ones are going to be decommissioned.

about a month ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Njorthbiatr Re:Nuclear is Clean (235 comments)

They're building one fast breeder reactor, the rest of the new ones are all VVER. It will likely pave the way for future breeder reactors.

about a month ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

Njorthbiatr Nuclear is Clean (235 comments)

And just as sustainable (if not more) than renewable energy.

So far the only country who doesn't seem to have their head up their ass in regards to nuclear policy is Russia (feel free to point me to other examples).

about a month ago

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