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Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices

Poeli Open minded (462 comments)

Well, there are open minded when it comes to gender but don't you dare to upload a picture of a mother who is breast-feeding her child.

Beheading, on the other hand are OK.

about 2 months ago
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Ubuntu Touch On a Nexus 7: "Almost Awesome"

Poeli Re:Great (116 comments)

The only thing proprietary are the video drivers and that's because GPU vendors are douche bags.

Ubuntu Touch uses libhybris to use the same proprietary drivers as android. In that regard it's not more open dan android itself.

about 6 months ago
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Un-Un-Pentium On Your Periodic Table of the Elements?

Poeli Re:so... (172 comments)

No physical properties?
that's not true.

Name one that has been measured. We don't know anything for sure expect the decay.

Everything else comes from theoretical calculations and predictions.

about 8 months ago
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Un-Un-Pentium On Your Periodic Table of the Elements?

Poeli Re:so... (172 comments)

Nobody is going to make you a car out of this, but some of these 'exotic' materials they need to create in a lab can tell us some interesting things about the early universe.

It's not gonna tells us much as it is extremely short lived. They haven't 'seen' the atom itself. They measured it's decay products. There are no physical properties known of un-un-pentium because it's extremely difficult to measure anything about it.

about 8 months ago
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The CIA Wants To Know How To Control the Climate

Poeli Re:Obvious (238 comments)

Our carbon foot print is big because our living standard is high but if you look at and activity basis rather than a per capita basis we do things with higher carbon efficiencies than most of the world.

Most (western) European countries have an equally high living standard but a considerable lower carbon footprint. I doubt that bringing activity into the calculation will change much...

about 9 months ago
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Sophisticated Apache Backdoor In the Wild

Poeli Re:Wow (108 comments)

rpm -V httpd ?

Not that difficult to put in a cron job.

about a year ago
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A Moon Base Made From Lunar Dust

Poeli Re:Cart Before The Horse (115 comments)

The desert was hostile too.
So was the arctic.
And the ocean.
And beneath it.
And atmosphere above 15k feet.

They are all still very hostile to humans. None of those places support permanent human life. We can survice there, but only for a little while. You always need a vast influx of energy/materials from the outside. And that is very expensive on the moon.

about a year ago
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FreeBSD Throws the Clang/LLVM Switch: Future Releases Use LLVM

Poeli Re:What's the clear advantage of LLVM? (360 comments)

The reason FreeBSD switches to clang/LLVM is the license: BSD instead of GPLv3.

You should give clang a try. The LLVM has a much cleaner api then gcc and the error message's are also more readeable. In terms of speed, the difference is shrinking with each release.

about a year and a half ago
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Massachusetts May Soon Change How the Nation Dies

Poeli Re:some sense at last (439 comments)

Euthanasia is already legal in The Nederlands and Belgium since 2002. The law there has simular requirements as this proposal. There is even discussion to extend the law to the case of alzheimer patients and under age patients.

about a year and a half ago
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High School Students Sue Federal Gov't Over Global Warming

Poeli Re:establish the facts of your standing (491 comments)

Seriously dude, the name Greenland has nothing to do with the actual climate. There are serveral theories about the name but none are that it was a green place a 1000 years ago.

Of course, when you tell someone that they will be travelling with you to a place that is barren, cold and inhospitable you may have trouble convincing even a Viking to come with you. So instead, Erik (according to popular legend) called the island Greenland and instead painted the island as being a wonderful place to settle.

Source: http://ancientstandard.com/2010/12/17/how-greenland-got-its-name/

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla Ponders Major Firefox UI Refresh

Poeli Chrome? (282 comments)

Why is mozilla so desperately trying to clone Chrome? The UI is fine as it is on the desktop, not to big, not to small.

about 2 years ago
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Indian Government To Track Locations of All Cell Phone Users

Poeli data (151 comments)

With 1B inhabitants, that's a hell of a lot of data to store. Privacy issue aside, I really wonder if there're not drowning themselfs in data...

more than 2 years ago
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New Particle Identified At LHC

Poeli Re:"Observed"? (164 comments)

You look at the decay modes. The know what the put in and they see the end result of the decay. With energy, mass, momentum conversation, they can reconstruct the decay. And if you find enough statistical evidence to support your claim, they you have found a 'new' particle.

more than 2 years ago

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