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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Optali Re:Catching up with Fedora (637 comments)

Nice, trying to run it on my CentOS servers... very useful indeed.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Optali Re:Catching up with Fedora (637 comments)

Awesome!!! I can't wait using it. I's such a simple and marvellous idea!! You want to list the contents of a directly, then you open the PowerShell, run `ls` and then you get back a stream of random crap that you have to feed into Visual Studio +-, compile it, open it in Excel and export into Powerpoint to see a fucking directory's content. I am amazed.

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Optali Re:Catching up with Fedora (637 comments)

Yes, very powerful. Easy to use too, that's why it's so extremely popular and widespread. Apple and all Linux distros are spending crazy amounts of money and work-hours trying to emulate something as useful, easy and popular as this awesome... how do you say it was called?

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Optali Re:OMFG, stupid (637 comments)

Or take place names of good old Europe such as: Windows Abcecoude (I swear that's a place) or Windows Urk !!!

yesterday
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Forest Service Wants To Require Permits For Photography

Optali Re: Forest Circus. (299 comments)

It would have been brilliant if they had shot the guy XD What an opportunity lost to make good comedy

4 days ago
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BT and Coke To Offer Free Rural Wi-Fi In South Africa Through Vending Machines

Optali Coke with free Wi-Fi? Nothing new under the sun (71 comments)

We Dutch got that already, many of our coffeeshops have free Wi-Fi... it's not coke but it's weed. Or did they mean the other coke ?

4 days ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Optali Re:Idiot. (590 comments)

I sought on g0atse dot info instead and found a bunch of pictures of what I think is your face.

5 days ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Optali Re:Deniers! (207 comments)

"They" haven't reached any academy yet and not because "they" have any lack of grants.

about a week ago
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Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds

Optali Local climate change fuled by natural winds (207 comments)

natural winds that yield a higher temperature do to Global Warming... The temperature in my fridge is very low, yet we are not in the ice age yet.

about a week ago
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How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Optali Baconian science (794 comments)

Oh, in France they call that "Charcuterie"

about a week ago
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

Optali You got it (almost) completely wrong (122 comments)

You missed the real issue... while you still have a point. But the issue the article is about is not the prescription of antibiotics to humans but to cattle, that's actually why it talks about farmers

Cattle is fed antibiotics as a "preventive measure" just in case and with the aim of lowering production costs by avoiding diseases. Note that I haven't used quotes around 'fed' as they are literally doing that shoveling massive amounts of antibiotica in the the cattle's fodder.

You have clearly understood the dangers of prescribing unnecessary antibiotica to humans... now think about that at a ten of hundredfold scale which is what is happening right now

These antibiotics affect the public health in several manners:

  1. 1) Antibiotic residues can be still present in the meat and animal residues (urine, etc) and enter the human body where it will be able to produce effects such as the ones described by you
  2. 2) Already resistant microflora can contaminate the meat or reside in the environment the farmers are exposed too or can reach the outside world via urine and detritus or directly airborne

The issue is not new and actually already causing quite some trouble, deaths and huge economical costs: You may recall the bacteria 'Salmonella' that is practically ubiquitous in all poultry products that you can find in a common supermarket. This microorganism causes thousands of infections yearly and including deaths to such an extend that in warm EU countries like Spain it has been forbidden to use eggs and egg products in public establishments during the summer. These organisms are actually resistant strains that have been selected and thrive in the antibiotic laden bodies of industrial poultry.

Another source of concern is the proliferation of "superbugs" in the hospitals which are already causing intra-hospitalary infections to humans ending many times in chronic diseases which are expensive to treat

This goes to such an extend that here in Holland personel of risk groups (farmers, meat-industry workers, veterinaries, etc) are required to access the hospitals and sanitary instalations through a separate entry and are also held in isolated precincts

.And there is the risk of direct infections such as we saw with the bird flu or the 2009 Q Fever epidemics here in Holland, not to forget the Mad Cows episodes.

And the problem is not only the fact that these medicines are being used, the problem is the humungous scale of the operation as cattle's biomass exceeds the mass of the human population several times (!).

Summing up: We are wasting a valuable weapon in the fight against diseases and at the same time creating new and costly health hazards just to get some extra bacon. Most of which we directly throw away

Some interesting texts:

Antibiotic Residues - A Global Health Hazard [Nisha A.R.],

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

Optali Re:I hate to be this guy... (188 comments)

The cash invested in space exploration is used to find places to settle, find these starving people if there are such, find alternatives and solutions to their problems... think climate science, mapping resources, telecommunications, geological surveys, plague control, environmental hazards control...

And that's exactly were it goes to :)

In 2014 bitching against space exploration is nothing more than an exercise in stupidity

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

Optali Re:I hate to be this guy... (188 comments)

> Unfortunately that cash can't magically feed and hydrate all the starving children in Africa or wherever your tears fall for.

Yes, but it can rent the required number of U-Haul's to move them OUT OF THE DESERT to where the FOOD AND WATER is.

And if I may inquire: Where exactly is this magical place? And what exactly are you going to do with the population that is in the places were the food and water is?

about two weeks ago
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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

Optali I nice name: "Putin's Catapult" (188 comments)

I would definitely call one of the ships "Putin's Catapult" Or the whole project "Project Catapult"

Another nice name for one of the ships FYP (of course, Fuck You Putin)

about two weeks ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

Optali Re: DESI Is the SUPREME RACE! (117 comments)

I prefer Desi chicks and if possible without clothing at all!

about two weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Optali The War agaisnt ISIS has begun! (610 comments)

I never though that the US government would be so mean

Now millions of iPhones of ISIS are infected with U2's last "album" and many will have no idea on how to remove it, driving them to commit suicide in the most horrible and painful manners imaginable like barbecuing themselves at slow flame or drowning in rotting pig pee.

I don think that even ISIS deserves this much pain and suffering

Obama! You are a Criminal!!!

about two weeks ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

Optali Re:DESI Is the SUPREME RACE! (117 comments)

Oh, a fatty cute nerdy wanting to sound badass :_(

What if we made a bet? I will totally let you eat me if you survive 10 rounds with me :) Don't worry mate, I'm untrained, so that I would only shove you a 16kg kettlebell up your butt.

Consider that I am only vegan for animal products, but I would have a fine use for all the lard to make soap of (family recipe from uncle Adolph)

about two weeks ago

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Propellent Less Q-Drive tested and confirmed by NASA

Optali Optali writes  |  about 2 months ago

Optali (809880) writes "Wired, Forbes and a few other sources are reporting on the results of NASA's test of a version of the Q-Drive; a quantum vacuum truster similar to the Chinese EmDrive.

It is expected that such drives could be able to take humans to mars in a fraction of the time needed with conventional chemical engines and revolutionise satellite design rendering the need for propellant obsolete."

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Ubuntu One stops selling music and storage on April, 6

Optali Optali writes  |  about 6 months ago

Optali (809880) writes "Canonical announced on 2 April that it would be closing the Ubuntu One file service, (http://www.techzine.nl/nieuws/37953/canonical-stopt-met-clouddienst-ubuntu-one.html) sending a reminder per mail yesterday for those who may have forgotten and informing us that it's no longer possible to make purchases through the service. To me it came as a surprise as after all the commotion in the community I decided to steer clear of this distro and use Fedora instead.

Here the full content of the email

Ubuntu One noreply@one.ubuntu.com 17:55 (21 uur geleden)

aan mij

Hi,

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives information about the closure and what you should expect during the shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today's announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the inconvenience this closure may cause. We've always been inspired by the support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for the support you've shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you'll continue to support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team"

"

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How good are vintage headphones ?

Optali Optali writes  |  about a year ago

Optali (809880) writes "I am currently searching for a pair of vintage headphones with the aim of using the casing to put a pair of state-of-the-art speakers in them. Just for the looks actually and for the sake of it.

But while searching in eBay I did found some working ones from the 60s, 70s and the 80s mostly. So my question is: Is it worth keeping the old speakers in the case of 70s — 80s stereo headphones? Or is it worthless trash compared to standard to good modern speakers?"
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Wikileaks refuses to help own whistleblower

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "According to this article in Cryptome.org, it seems that Wikileaks is being 'slightly' forgetful with regard to their very own whistelblower private Bradley Manning, the man who has until now filtered the only real valuable piece of information ever published in Wikileaks: The infamous helicopter attack on civilians.

WL seems to have completely forgotten the one person who helped Mr Assange to hit the news and despite having promised to stay behind Manning their support has been rather nonexistant until now, despite the fact that Manning faces court martial while a lot of media and public attention falls on Assange's sex trial public opinion is leaving the one how should be the real hero in complete oblivion .

Meanwhile, an independent network of supporters is trying to raise funds and awareness for Manning's cause from their sites Courage to resists and Standwithbrad.org"

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Spanish bullfight sector in crisis

Optali Optali writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Optali (809880) writes "OMG, The Crisis!! The Spanish bullfight livestock sector is in crisis. And they are (why not?) requesting the Spanish government to take measures and set up an urgent plan of action.

All nice and good, but not with my money! Bullfight lobbyist like to brag about the "National culture" that they represent. Well, then, why are they asking money from the EU? Why do we EU citizen from other countries need to pay for something that the Spanish public themselves doesn't want?

In an hilarious twist of logic they are (again) abusing the argument of nature protectionism claiming that "the species (of fighting bulls) will disappear" if it weren't for bullfights. These 'privileged intelligences' obviously never thought about the obvious fact that the bulls are no more and no less than the male of a species... The Cow :)

And for those more interested in fact: There is actually no race or species called 'fighting bull': It is only the normal meet cattle that exists in as many genetic combinations of different bovine races from around the whole globe as the imagination of the farmers..

In fact the Fiesta Nacional of bullfight is not quite such a profitable business: Bullfight has since long lost his place in the Spanish cultural background as there is no place for a tradition of the rural and feudal XIX century in a post-industrial European capitalist economy. Bullfight farmers where largely living from EU livestock aids and from selling animals for the (rather bloody and brutal) popular celebrations in the rural Spain.

Now that the crisis is forcing the town councils to think twice in what they spend the money and the Catalonian government is planing on completely forbidding bullfight (like the Canary autonomous government did already some years ago) the flow of fresh cash is drying out.

Ironically, the Spanish far right which is one of the bastions of bullfight supporters is also the sector that likes to talk big about the virtues of capitalism, free market and economic liberalism. It seems that as so many times, free market is OK as long as the Euros keep on coming, but if think seem to take a negative twist they are first calling in Mama State for help."

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