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Online Forum Speeding Boast Leads To Conviction

Serious Simon What? (457 comments)

He was speeding as a result of a post on an online message board?

more than 4 years ago
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Killer Apartment Vs. Persistent Microwave Exposure?

Serious Simon For what it's worth (791 comments)

In 2004 the Dutch laboratory TNO investigated the influence of UMTS and GSM radiation on two groups of people, one with health complaints they ascribed to GSM base stations and one without. The tests were double blind. For both groups a small, but statistically significant relationship was found between exposure to "UMTS-like" radiation and the sense of wellbeing reported by the subjects. This result was a disappointment to the Dutch government, that had commissioned this investigation. They had subsequent research done by a Swiss institution which did not confirm the findings. Anayway, the city of Hoofddorp, where I live, forbids the placement of cellular base station antennas on top of residential buildings. I support this policy; better safe than sorry.

more than 4 years ago
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Leaving the GPL Behind

Serious Simon Re:This isn't sensationalist, it's the truth (543 comments)

How can you ripoff something that is freely given to all to use as they see fit as long they follow it's simple terms?

By refusing to follow those terms?

more than 5 years ago
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Earth's Period of Habitability Is Nearly Over

Serious Simon Re:So we still have... (756 comments)

I'm sure we'll develop something that can shift us around the universe - even if it's just building a generation-ship, but will it be big enough to take *everyone*?

Then it should be a lot bigger than the previous one.

According to ancient sources, it only had space for one family and one pair of each animal species (or seven pairs for clean beasts and fowl)

See Genesis 7...

more than 5 years ago
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First OpenOffice Virus, Not In the Wild

Serious Simon Re:Why must Sun (169 comments)

...copy Microsoft's mistakes?

Well, they DIDN'T.

The default behaviour of OpenOffice.org with a document containing macros is that the user has to explicitly allow them to run.

more than 7 years ago

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