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Apple Bans DUI Checkpoint Apps

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Makes sense (601 comments)

So what you are seeking is a 'lemonade stand finder' app? I'm sure that can be easily made.

more than 2 years ago
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Have We Reached Maximum Sustainable Population Size?

Rakshasa Taisab Re:No (1070 comments)

Congratulations on completely missing a pretty simple reductio ad absurdum; he didn't say we needed to worry about infinite number of humans, rather that the GP's argument of no worries would suggest that infinite number of humans would still be sustainable.

more than 2 years ago
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Carbon Emissions Reached Record High In 2010

Rakshasa Taisab Re:There is a simple solution (520 comments)

I too am not really that worried personally, as I got a Norwegian passport... One of the five countries with arctic territories and all the latest climate models put us in a really nice position on all counts. Hell, we've been making buddies with Russia thanks to our shared interests in the North so once the hungry masses of climate-refugees start pouring north to get their dirty hands on that arctic goodies we'll have the military might to keep them out.

Not to mention we're rich, so we can buy our way out of any food or energy shortage. Hell, I can't see any reason at all to worry as long as I keep my egocentrical view of the world.

more than 2 years ago
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US Citizen Visiting Thailand Arrested For Blog Posting

Rakshasa Taisab Re:"lese majeste" (456 comments)

And in this case it looks like they didn't have any laws to stop an American from leeching on their Health Care without paying taxes... Someone thought it was a good idea to exploit his Thai passport.

more than 2 years ago
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Japan's MagLev Gets Go Ahead

Rakshasa Taisab Re:2027? 2045? (159 comments)

No it isn't...

If you want to see the answer to what one does with such a large source of oil wealth in a small country, on looks to Norway. When brand new desalination plants are built that run on oil you know there's a serious lack of forward-thinking.

more than 2 years ago
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Fedora 16 Will Number UIDs From 1000

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Missed opportunity (124 comments)

Yet how will this interoperate with the Japanese version of RedHat MEME when that starts at UID 8000?

more than 2 years ago
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Professor Questions Sink-Or-Swim Intro To CS Courses

Rakshasa Taisab Reading, counting to 100 and other difficult tasks (606 comments)

What next, CS students get slack for not knowing how to read and write, addition and multiplication, and all the other skills you're expected to have when entering a high-level field of study?

Computer science isn't a vocation education... You're there to learn the theory and techniques of programming, amongst other things. If you haven't taught yourself the basics of programming by the time you enroll then you deserve that F.

more than 2 years ago
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Twitter Sued By British Soccer Player

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Sounds like someone 'famous' is out of cash (264 comments)

I'm sure those who posted those twits have 13 BILLION dollars under their beds, just in case they say something a rich football player doesn't like.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Causes Religious Reaction In Brains of Fans

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Evolved to process religion? (636 comments)

There are some very interesting theories regarding how the brain's preference towards false positives due to survival pressure, and how that leads to a preposition towards religion.

more than 2 years ago
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Computer Records Hold Key In IMF Head's Sexual Assault Case

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Much Broader Implications (252 comments)

Everyone knows he liked women, that has never been the issue unless you are one of those who think everyone who isn't monogamous and/or virgins until they get married... A pervert would be someone who employs more buttplugs than there are butts, not someone who just likes sex.

The issue here is that considering the Euro Debt Crisis and how much of a change in direction his resignation would herald, we're talking about half a trillion dollars worth of Greek debt that will end up being restructured... In addition the domino-effect it will have.

So this could very well be a setup, where they aimed at his virility. Or someone who realized how much money they could sue for, after getting paid for giving a blowjob. Or the guy might have gotten a bit too excited going beyond what she was willing to do. Or it might have been a real attempted rape as claimed.

more than 2 years ago
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What's Your Favorite Renewable Energy

Rakshasa Taisab Re:All of the above? (436 comments)

There's already some test projects doing that in Norway.

more than 2 years ago
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Think I'm Not American? Pass the Hamburgers.

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Happens to me in Japan too (362 comments)

LOL weeabo, stop trying so hard... It's really embarrassing when I'm with some japanese friends and we meet a newbie gaijin like you.

When they ask if it's normal for white people to be like that, I tell them it's mostly just the Americans.

more than 2 years ago
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Japan Widens Evacuation Zone Around Fukushima

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Nuke power (483 comments)

The Chernobyl reactor was brand new... If you're going to be all panic mode about stuff at least get the easily verifiable facts right.

more than 2 years ago
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Endeavour Launch Now Slated For Monday

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Godspeed, Endeavour. (55 comments)

I remember hearing an interview with an astronaut regarding the end of the shuttle program, and he was amazed at how these complex and flexible machines were 50 years before their time.

However that is also the problem... They were over-engineered and used too much new tech with no clear objective or familiarity with the demands of the hardware. Basically they lept forward when they would have been better off taking measured steps.

more than 2 years ago
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Cellphones Get Government Chips For Disaster Alert

Rakshasa Taisab Re:No legitimate use (374 comments)

You mention Japan, and couldn't figure out a proper example of legitimate use?

Just to point out how shortsighted you are; tsunami warnings and seconds-before-earthquake-strikes warnings. (I've gotten a few magnitude 6 warnings after the Touhoku quake, before they all downgraded due to being false positives information)

more than 2 years ago
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Bin Laden Hideout Recreated In Counter-Strike

Rakshasa Taisab Re:Floor plans... (502 comments)

The issue with unilaterally deciding that military action against a location deep within a peaceful country is legal and justified, you create a situation where terrorism would also by extension also be legal and justified.

Basically what separates the attacks against WTC and the attack against the Abbottabad compound is one of scale.

more than 2 years ago

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Diplomatic cables made searchable

Rakshasa Taisab Rakshasa Taisab writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Rakshasa Taisab writes "The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten who claims to have had unfettered access to the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables have in the past couple of months published a large number of articles independently of WikiLeaks news partners. A searchable database of the cables has now been made available for public consumption."
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Searchable cablegate documents from Aftenposten

Rakshasa Taisab Rakshasa Taisab writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Rakshasa Taisab (244699) writes "The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has made available documents from the leaked US diplomatic cables. During the past few months the newspaper has published articles based on these leaked documents, which now are available at least in part to the public."
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