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China Pirates Austrian Village

Planar Re:Dupe (150 comments)

So, it is a duplicate of a story about a duplicate of a village?

Yeah. Next on Slashdot: "Slashdot pirates itself!"

more than 2 years ago

Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles

Planar Re:Shakespeare? (641 comments)

It's probably safe to assume that seeing as Romeo spent the wedding night with Juliet (who was fully expecting to lose her virginity that night), they did have sex.

In any case, we know that Juliet's mother had sex before her 14th birthday, because at one point she tells Juliet (something to the effect of): at your age I was already married and a mother.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Bans RSS Reader Due To Bad Word In Feed Link

Planar I have an idea to avoid this kind of fiasco (254 comments)

Publish all your contents under a license that says "you are not allowed to read/view/listen to this for purposes of reviewing or censorship", then sue their ass off when they do censor it. That would put the DMCA to good use, for once.

more than 5 years ago

Power In Scotland From Tides and Whiskey

Planar Re:7.2MW for 9000 homes? (170 comments)

The trick with these calculations is is that they're on average. Yes, during the day the plant will probably not be able to supply them all. But you should look at it this way: The plant generates x terajoules per year, and 9000 homes use x terajoules per year. In reality, sometimes the plant will only feed 1000 homes, sometimes it'll feed 18000 homes.

Counting only the average is a recipe for disaster. You have to build your plant to deal with the maximum, not the average. Or you have to come up with a way to store massive amounts of electricity.

more than 5 years ago

Can We Create Fun Games Automatically?

Planar The most fun of all games. (198 comments)

Fun is learning â" fun games are those which are easy to learn, but hard to master, with a long and smooth learning curve.

That's true, and it's why Go is the most fun of all games.

more than 5 years ago

Musicians Protest Use Of Songs By US Jailers

Planar Re:There are no military personnel in Guantanamo (210 comments)

If that's "war, sweetheart" that can we dispense with the Geneva Conventions altogether?

Isn't that what we are doing already?

more than 5 years ago

Replacing Metal Detectors With Brain Scans

Planar Very Nice (327 comments)

by reading body temperature, heart rate and respiration

So now you can get locked up in Guantanamo for 10 years without a trial because you had the flu when you tried to board a plane?

more than 5 years ago

AP Suspends DoD Over Altered US Army Photo

Planar I don't get it. (622 comments)

Are they really calling a US flag "actual content"?

more than 5 years ago

Should You Get Paid While Your Computer Boots?

Planar Re:Yes. (794 comments)

Hell yes, leave the computer on overnight. If your employer is requiring you to switch it off at night and on in the morning, then it's obviously part of your job and you can demand to get paid for it.

And if they have automatic shutdown, why in hell don't they have automatic boot up? Modern hardware has been able to do that for decades.

more than 5 years ago


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