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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Splab Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (132 comments)

Denmark is a good example, they are not to be flown within 150m of any building.

Interestingly enough, this is not a problem for R/C enthusiasts, but drone "operators" seem to think they can do as they damn well choose.

Have had people do low flyover with their drone, no marking, no information on how to get hold of them and they are not flying in line of sight, if that fucker crashes into someone and causes bodily harm, its near impossible to pin responsibility.

about two weeks ago
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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

Splab Re:These idiots are going to ruin it for everyone (132 comments)

Birdstrikes are known to destroy engines and you really don't want to be flying a fully loaded water bomb and lose half your power...

about two weeks ago
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Amazon's Luxembourg Tax Deals

Splab Re:Tax collection for hire (200 comments)

Well the positive thing about the EU finally getting involved is they have no trouble dealing out billion dollar fines.

But this goes *way* beyond Amazon. The director of the department where the lady in charge of investigating this (Magrethe Vestager) is the former prime minister of Luxembourg and *might* be deeply involved with the tax evasion.

Some very interesting times ahead, especially for Luxembourg...

about three weeks ago
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Drones Over Greenland Give Insight To Pollution's Effects On Melting

Splab Re:fascinating... (81 comments)

Screw New York, at least it was only parts of the city.

As it looks now, most of Miami and big parts of southern Florida will be permanently flooded, yet you guys are still building in the lower areas. Some estimates that a sandy sized storm hitting Florida in the right spot could have the global insurance industry collapsing over night.

about three weeks ago
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Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

Splab Re:I don't know what they are doing to burn coal n (332 comments)

No we are paying 36 Ãre/kwh, which is around 6 cents, the rest is taxes, transmission and other fucking bullshit stuff. (Which basically means, you can save close to 0 by switching providers, as the main part of your electricity bill is fixed).

about a month ago
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Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

Splab Re:Breaking the stranglehold of other countries (332 comments)

Why would we want to keep them around for that contingency? The post you are replying to is correctly stating that we are self sufficient in gas and oil.

Also, if Denmark ever went to war with Russia, we would be wiped off the map in the first few hours as we are a strategic staging point for the US and allies (Basically, everyone where pointing nukes at Denmark during the cold war).

about a month ago
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Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time

Splab Re:Find a better excuse (89 comments)

You know how we know you are from the US? Because you are talking out of your fucking ass!

Here in Denmark, they have stopped suing random torrent users, because it is impossible to show that the owner of the connection has in fact done the deed. The only people to have been sued lately are those whom either originally uploaded a torrent (and can be proven to have done so) or people making money of of it.

Now the trial here is going to go to Landsretten, and most likely to HÃjesteret (Supreme court) *and* if Wargs lawyer is any good, it will probably also end up in human rights court; there are so many bad things about it, it is probably the worst case of injustice ever (even if he has in fact done anything wrong).

about a month ago
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Tetris Is Hard To Test

Splab Re:replacing line feeds with terminators is not a (169 comments)

While I totally agree with the one-line bullshit, I'd just like to point out, that in fact, you can't collapse the linux kernel into a one-line statement this way; Parts of the code is using macros and they will fail if you put them on the same line.

about 1 month ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

Splab Re:Ob (229 comments)

Love the way you laugh at the 4.99 statement, and then proceed to claim that software priced at 4.99 can't be good.

You are like the wine connoisseurs, if the price tag isn't above $100, it can't be good. Silly person.

about a month and a half ago
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The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

Splab Re:Ob (229 comments)

1. Just because you work on something for a year, doesn't mean it's good (in fact, most successful startups will tell you to ship early and see if you are on the right track).
2. 4.99 is a lot of money for an app, it might be the second coming of Jesus - but most people will look for a 99 cent alternative.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

Splab Re:WTF? (265 comments)

I think the point OP is trying to make is that, with so many good programmers, why can't gmail remove the spam so the false positives are left behind, making his sifting through it easier.

Obviously OP is missing a huge swoosh about this idea...

about a month and a half ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Splab Re:Why? (986 comments)

No idea what QS is, but looking at MIT vs. Bologna it's quite clear it's an American company and that there is no obvious reason for their decision in ranking (Both have top marks in the 4 common categories, but by the looks of things MIT have decided to pay for additional "information", which normally gets you ranked higher).

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Splab Re:So, it has come to this. (742 comments)

Ah bullshit, but thanks for playing.

We have unions in Denmark and you can fire people easy enough. And then there are countries like France, where you can't fire people at all, not thanks to unions.

The unions in the US have way too much power, and that is a business stifling problem; but that doesn't mean unions are a bad thing.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

Splab Re:List the STL? Seriously? (479 comments)

Also, it is a good opening for discussing specifics, why use one or the other, what problems have you experienced using that container etc.

And to answer OP; There can be myriads of reasons why you are not getting a job, but just reading this short introduction to who you are, I already know I'm not hiring you. You seem to think having a Ph.D entitles you - I'd rather hire someone with a solid foundation in theoretical CS, but with years of practical experience; that is someone who got a b.sc or perhaps a masters, but worked her ass off getting pratical experience. People with a Ph.D is quite often not a good fit in a work environment, you tend to have a very very good knowledge of a very specific field and in CS that is basically a death sentence - we want people who gets excited about all the new shiny, yet still have the fundamental understanding CS.

about 2 months ago
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My resting heart rate:

Splab Re:Do the math (169 comments)

Erm, what kind of BS is this?

Athletes are usually in the sub 50 BPM range, while extremely obese will clock in at 70+.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Splab Re:Fine on iPhone 5 and iPad Air (504 comments)

That was one thing that sorta pissed me off with the iOS 8 update. If you agree to the new iCloud system, you are locked out of shared data until Yosemite is released; when you got some non backwards compatible features, you better make damned sure your brethren can get all their shinys at once.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Splab Re:I have it on a 4S and it works great for me. (504 comments)

I have that problem with my 2. gen. iPad, iBooks etc. will stall at random places, which is a huge pain.

The iOS 8 upgrade on my 5s however went smooth and I'm sorta loving it, but bit annoyed by the extra apps being forced down and can't be removed/hidden.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Splab Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

That's fine and dandy, except the equipment I'm using is Ant+; so yeah, in a few years when the fitness centers have recouped their investments and the next generation(s) of equipment is out, then perhaps BLE is the way forward.

The problem with the bluetooth version is it sucks in environments where you have a lot of people using HR devices, on top of that, it's problematic in environment where you have a lot of people who are not using the same equipment every time. Pairing bluetooth vs. ant+ is annoying and cumbersome. And then theres the ability to transmit information, ant+ support vastly more simultaneous channels compared to BLE, so I'm actually a bit confused as to why you think we are going away from it and why you think it's a good thing (other than battery)...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Splab Re:What I think would be most useful (471 comments)

Yeah.

I was hoping the Apple Watch would include Ant+, but it looks like they expect fitness centers to switch to bluetooth, so it's going to be a pass from here.

about 3 months ago

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