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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Sique Re: Her work (1146 comments)

No. I don't understand their behaviour. I know why they are acting that way. But that doesn't mean I understand them. I think they are exactly the type of person she complains about rightfully.

yesterday
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CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Sique Re: what's wrong with cherry picking? (110 comments)

I have a DSL line on twisted copper with 30 MBit/sec. I've seen demonstration installs with 230 Mbit/sec on twisted copper. NSN has demonstrated 825 Mbit/sec on DSL via twisted copper in 2010. So where does your 20 M come from?

yesterday
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CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Sique Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (110 comments)

So my middle post doesn't matter. I don't have a choice of providers, I just have a choice of how I get the internet. Sat, DSL or Cable.

Hm. So you were saying, that you don't have the choice of fast food chains, because Domino's only serves pizza, while McDonald's only serves burgers?

yesterday
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Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

Sique Re:plasticity (62 comments)

An organism benefits from plasticity in changing or not optimal environments. About every organism shows signs of a certain plasticity. It doesn't just thrive under optimal conditions, but it can also exist in not so advanturous environments, but it doesn't grow to the same size, reaches the same age or produced the same amount of offspring. Nevertheless, thanks to plasticity, it can overcome the situation.

yesterday
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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

Sique Re:Wind and sunlight? (46 comments)

Additionally, we have van t'Hoff's rule, stating that increasing the temperature will result in 2-3 times the speed of the reaction. Reversely it means that organisms living close to the freezing point of water have their reaction speed reduced to about one tenth to one hundredth.

about a week ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

Sique Re:No. It would not. (375 comments)

England still will have a very long coastline

According to Benoit Mandelbrot, the coastline is infinitely long indeed.

about a week ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Sique Re:Call anything 3D printing (108 comments)

I don't see it either, but this begs the question if the robot to automaticly lay bricks has some advantages compared with a robot that 3d-prints the wall.

about a week ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Sique Re:Call anything 3D printing (108 comments)

Criticizing by mentioning that an often used idea is proven? This is no critic, this is just stating the obvious.

about a week ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Sique Re:Call anything 3D printing (108 comments)

Pouring cement requires a mold you pour the cement in. Laying bricks is manual, discontinuous work.

This 3D-printing works without mold, and it's a continuous process.

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

Sique Re:Or... the internet itself (60 comments)

Actually, I have two providers, and in cases of emergency, I still can go to the office. So much for redundancy.

about a month ago
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How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

Sique Re:tag the survivors with RFID (60 comments)

I think you didn't get the parent. Before the disaster, you screen the people who will be affected by it and designate the survivors. Those people get tags to be easily spotted and identified. Thus you can rescue the survivors easily and don't need to waste time on people not deemed worthy to be alive.

about a month ago
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The Psychology of Phishing

Sique Re:well (128 comments)

Even if I get spam that claims to be from my bank, I can see it being spam because I got similar spam allegedly from other banks I never did business with. The same with the two messages of unclear status, I seem to have with so many sites, that the one that claimed to have sent by a site I actually have an account with was easily spotted.

about a month ago
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Researchers Create Origami Wheels That Can Change Size

Sique Re:Um, here's a simpler way (52 comments)

The demonstration video of the origami wheel was not about climbing obstacles, it was using the foldable wheel as some gear replacement with continous transmission ratio.

about a month ago
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Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

Sique Re:This is news? (217 comments)

Every institution abuses their power. Governments are just the scape goats U.S. Americans like to butcher. Other countries have banks, other big corporations or the neighbouring country to beat at. Stop blaming the government for all failures, or at least start distributing your blame more fairly.

about a month ago
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Researchers Create Origami Wheels That Can Change Size

Sique Re:Um, here's a simpler way (52 comments)

This is a different scenario and thus a different solution.

about a month ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Sique Amiga 2000 in East German nuclear research (192 comments)

In the late 1980ies, the Nuclear Research Facility at Rossendorf near Dresden, Germany had two Amigas 2000 as central processing units for their accelerator experiments. It was fascinating, because Rossendorf was in communist East Germany, and the Amigas probably were bought half-legally for obscene amounts of (east german) money. But appearently they urgently needed the 32bit processing capability and were using selfdeveloped Zorro cards for the signal reception and processing.

about a month ago
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UK Government Faces Lawsuit Over Emergency Surveillance Bill

Sique Re:Are they forgetting that this is the UK? (44 comments)

And what would be the result? The UK would face a treaty violation suit and would have to pay a monthly or yearly sum to the E.U. until they are in compliance again.

about a month ago
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Fossils of Cambrian Predator Preserved With Brain Impressions

Sique Re:Hard to place? (45 comments)

Sique: error. --sexy not implemented

about a month and a half ago
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Fossils of Cambrian Predator Preserved With Brain Impressions

Sique Re:Hard to place? (45 comments)

Of course I am just an algorithm, and the velvet worms never appeared in the actual article.

about a month and a half ago
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UN Report Finds NSA Mass Surveillance Likely Violated Human Rights

Sique Re:I'm sure (261 comments)

I'm sure the NSA has the widest spread program to do so. No other country routinely collects all information of all people all over the world (though they claim not to collect the information about U.S. citizens under certain conditions). And for UK, they are already in conflict with the European High Court about collecting this information.

And at the same time, the NSA is the most useless organisation when it comes to fight domestic terrorism, as the only fact related to domestic terrorism they ever uncovered was a money transfer by a San Diego cab driver to a charity in Somalia which is considered a front to a terrorist organisation.

about a month and a half ago

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Oldest known multicellurar lifeforms on public display for the first time

Sique Sique writes  |  about 6 months ago

Sique (173459) writes "The Natural History Museum in Vienna is the first to show the oldest fossils of macroscopic multicellular life. These outstanding fossils were investigated by an international team of scientists led by French-Moroccan geologist Abderrazak El Albani from the University of Poitiers and French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This sensational discovery fundamentally changed our understanding of evolution and pushed back the known origin of multicellularity about 1.5 billion years. Despite their evidence for the evolution of life, the Gabon fossils have never before been open to the public."
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Used software can be sold, the Court of Justice of the European Union say.

Sique Sique writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Sique (173459) writes "An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licences allowing the
use of his programs downloaded from the internet. The exclusive right of distribution of a copy of a computer program covered by such a licence is
exhausted on its first sale. This was decided today by the Court of Justice of the European Union in a case of UsedSoft GmbH v Oracle International Corp.."
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Humans and Baboon have separated later than though

Sique Sique writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Sique (173459) writes "The science magazine Nature reports recent findings of a fossil, called Saadanius hijazensis. Comparative anatomy and cladistic analysis shows that Saadanius is an advanced stem catarrhine close to the base of the hominoid — cercopithecoid clade, e.g. close to the last common ancestor of hominoides (apes and humans) and ceropithecoides (Old World monkeys). Genome-based estimates for divergence of hominoids and cercopithecoids range into the early Oligocene (roughly 35–30Myr ago), but the fossil is estimated to be 29–28Myr old."
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Bootkit bypasses hard disk encryption

Sique Sique writes  |  about 5 years ago

Sique writes "The german technology news site Heise.de reports under the title Bootkit bypasses hard disk encryption: At the Black Hat security conference, Austrian IT security specialist Peter Kleissner presented a bootkit called Stoned which is capable of bypassing the TrueCrypt partition and system encryption. A bootkit combines a rootkit with the ability to modify a PC's Master Boot Record, enabling the malware to be activated even before the operating system is started."

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