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3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Plammox Re:3D printing (251 comments)

I tried out the Mojo my supervising professor bought for his lab. And yeah, it's so hassle-free even the bachlor students can't seem to mess it up.

Great thing, but pricey.

about three weeks ago
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EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Plammox Re:Relation to Debt Crisis? (196 comments)

Well, least corrupted if you look at how corruption is defined in the laws of the land. A lot of the corruption is legalized by law(state sanctioned or state run monopolies, or oligopolies run by politicians) and thus not counted towards the corruption score in international rankings.

That's a lot of conjecture in one post. But then again, conservative shills with their ritual hate of wealth redistribution would write something like that.

Would you care to give some examples from the countries in question? (SE, LU, FI, DK)

about 2 months ago
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EU Commission: Corruption Across EU Costs €120 Billion

Plammox Re:Relation to Debt Crisis? (196 comments)

Hello? The least corrupt countries (Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg and Sweden) are the ones with the largest welfare systems.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Plammox Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (822 comments)

Damn good question: Do Americans expect their government to steal information, business opportunities and jobs from allied countries, in other words, poop all over their so-called friends?

about 3 months ago
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China Tops Europe In R&D Intensity

Plammox Re: They produce more.. what? (134 comments)

I will concede that Spain's problems are vastly different than Greece's. But you can hardly call it a good role model of economic growth. Look at all the empthy new houses, apartments and deserted airports. They failed at reining in the bank sector from committing greed driven harakiri. Along with many other countries.

about 3 months ago
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China Tops Europe In R&D Intensity

Plammox Re: They produce more.. what? (134 comments)

Yes, because the Germans forced these countries to run their own economies into the ditch and rack up a gigantic debt...ahem...

about 3 months ago
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Losing Aaron

Plammox Re:What could I have done differently? (199 comments)

Perhaps if he'd been taught to react differently in the situation that led to his doom, another earlier timeline close call was not averted.

You can influence your child's personality to a limited extent. You can't sculpt its reaction patters down to the last detail to suit future or past needs.
Look at your own current or future kids.

about 3 months ago
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France Broadens Surveillance Powers; Wider Scope Than NSA

Plammox What? (169 comments)

Are you crazy? The whole EU system of bureaucratic civil servants is derived from the French public service system, with an obscene focus on French language over the other two main languages (EN, DE), much disdain for non-francophones and a general "Pfffff!"-attitude towards everyone. You ought to love it.

about 4 months ago
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Moore's Law Blowout Sale Is Ending, Says Broadcom CTO

Plammox Re:350mm (18inch) wafer (267 comments)

If you by "state of the art" mean "the first fab is being built, right now" then you're right.

about 4 months ago
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Volvo Plans To Have Self-Driving Cars In Swedish City of Gothenburg By 2017

Plammox Re:Good news for Volvo owners (134 comments)

If I actually had a sense of humour, I'd be driving one of the General Motors-derivatives (Vauxhall, Opel, Saab,...). That's enough to extinguish any sort of optimism.

about 4 months ago
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Volvo Plans To Have Self-Driving Cars In Swedish City of Gothenburg By 2017

Plammox Re:Volvo - 2017? (134 comments)

Which makes me glad I just made it to acquire a new Swedish Volvo, before the build quality goes Chinese in the coming years. I have a bad feeling Volvo's swan song is fast approaching. :(

about 5 months ago
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Bypassing US GPS Limits For Active Guided Rockets

Plammox Nice to see progress (126 comments)

This will undoubtedly help them time the drogue/parachute release next time. Unfortunately this failed last time in an otherwise successful guidance experiment due to the accumulated error in the intertial navigation.

about 7 months ago
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EU Committee Votes To Make All Smartphone Vendors Utilize a Standard Charger

Plammox Re:But, but, my precious Lightning charger! (415 comments)

Your iPad will charge, connected via USB, even though it says it isn't. It just takes forever.

about 7 months ago
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Belgium Investigates Suspected Cyber Spying By Foreign State

Plammox Re:Country spies on other country (158 comments)

Free ride on someone else's defense for 70 years and this is what you get.

...in exchange for turning the blind eye on US gov't sponsored industrial espionage against EADS, Airbus, Astrium and the likes, why, thank you very much. We're not worthy...

about 7 months ago
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EU To Vote On Suspension of Data Sharing With US

Plammox Re:Let me get this right (330 comments)

Sooo....that makes it ok for smaller countries to have to fork over twice the percentage of GDP per capita than larger countries....because they're small.... and therefore somehow...richer?

Now that would make perfect sense.

about 9 months ago
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EU To Vote On Suspension of Data Sharing With US

Plammox Re:Let me get this right (330 comments)

We pump more money in than some others and, as compensation, we're allowed to opt-out of certain things.

You make it sound as if the UK is one of the most significant contributors to the EU budget. You get a whopping rebate on your net EU contribution, seen per capita. In 2009 every UK citizen contributed 62.7 EUR to the budget, whereas the Danes had to pay 211 EUR each, which was also the reason Denmark was threatening to veto the budget earlier this year in case they wouldn't get a similar rebate to the UK, Austria and Sweden.

about 9 months ago
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Apple Hit By Hackers Who Targeted Facebook

Plammox Re:Hackers reported that the malware "just worked. (148 comments)

Hi theVarangian, I own a Mac, I use Avast for Mac, and I'm very careful what websites I visit. I realize no OS is virus immune. Does that qualify for a first? A decade of windows usage taught me. Now please stop spewing crap about what mac users know and don't know. Thanks.

about a year ago

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Copenhagen Suborbitals seeking $10k in crowdfunding for new space capsule

Plammox Plammox writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Plammox (717738) writes "As Copenhagen Suborbitals continue to develop their donation based, garage level technology solution to manned suborbital spaceflight, they're looking to crowdfund the next space capsule design. For a mere $25 your name will fly in the next capsule test launch. $2000 will buy you a guided tour of the premises in Copenhagen. The volunteer-based organization has previously done a number of different static engine tests with spectators and two sea launches of a launch escape system and their first big rocket."
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World's largest amateur rocket, 2nd attempt

Plammox Plammox writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Plammox (717738) writes "Last year, non-profit, voluntary-based Copenhagen Suborbitals failed at launching what they call the world's largest amateur rocket, because of a frozen LOX-valve. This year, the sea launch platform "Sputnik" has become self-propelled, eliminating the need for their home-built submarine(!). Sputnik is on its way into the Baltic Sea right now and a launch attempt is expected on Friday. However, one of the founders warns that even if ignition should occur, it might very well look like this."
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Non-profit manned space rocket launching in a week

Plammox Plammox writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Plammox (717738) writes "Well not really manned in the first go, as this is the first test of the boosters and space craft in combination with the sea launch platform they built. The catch? All of this is a non-profit project based on voluntary labour and sponsors. How will they get the launch platform out in the middle of the Baltic sea to perform the test? With the founder's home built submarine pushing it, of course. Enjoy the pictures."
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