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A Warming Planet Can Mean More Snow

Stormx2 Re:Science or Religion? (1136 comments)

It really isn't. You'd do well to try and claim that people without degrees in structural engineering are fit to design bridges, or that doctors who never went to medical school are okay to be surgeons.

In the same way, something as insanely complex as climate science needs a level of understanding that only a PhD can recognise. To claim otherwise is totally ignorant, but I suppose a little popularist.

Finally, 9000 is quite a minority. Numbers are meaningless without context. It's a long way to the sun, but thats nothing to the centre of the milky way.

more than 4 years ago

LHC Has First Collisions After Years of Waiting

Stormx2 Re:Obligatory (324 comments)

I'm on a CS degree and know what a lepton is. Even if you don't know much about them, you should at least be aware of their existence.

more than 4 years ago

Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

Stormx2 Re:Have a great trip! (1095 comments)

Try the current Anish Kapoor Exhibition. It's physical art created via computer programmes Kapoor created. It's a treat from both a scientific and artistic viewpoint.

more than 4 years ago

BBC Planning To Launch Global iPlayer VoD Service

Stormx2 Re:And subscription is compulsory in the UK becaus (179 comments)

iPlayer does offer live streams of every BBC channel, which requires a license, apparently. Live or near-live requires a license.

more than 4 years ago

Murdoch Says, "We'll Charge For All Our Sites"

Stormx2 Re:Bye, bye. (881 comments)

Honestly I would have thought that /. readers would gravitate towards The Guardian, because of Bad Science, its general moral "stance" and its wide coverage (and specially its tech stuff). Also it has the prettyest font and the nicest design work evar =)

more than 5 years ago

DIY Biologists To Open Source Research

Stormx2 Re:DIY, meet DEA (147 comments)

While Britain's police are generally paranoid, I've never had any problems with watered-down chemistry. I didn't take chemistry after age 16 (optional), but took physics instead, and we have no problem getting our hands on radioactive materials if we ask nicely, even if it's for out-of-class work (though it'd need to take place in the classroom). I guess I'm fortunate to go to a pretty old school that's been doing chemistry for donkey's years, and hence has fought off any attempt to water down its resources.

more than 5 years ago

UK Tax Breaks For "Culturally British" Games

Stormx2 Re:New for Ninteno Wii (267 comments)

Call of Duty: Dad's Army
World of Needlecraft
Personal Space Invaders
Need For Tweed: Underground
Super Mario Milk Float
Battersea Nintendogs Home
Tom Clancy's Toast and Tea Recon

more than 5 years ago

Was the Amazon De-Listing Situation a Glitch Or a Hack?

Stormx2 Re:To avoid this.. (396 comments)

I was bullied all through my primary school years for actually kissing boys after catching them in "kiss chase", Don't think kids are innocent - they're not. I got called all manner of things, "faggot" amongst them, from about age 6 til age 11.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Begs Win 7 Testers To Clean Install

Stormx2 Re:Microsoft Begs Win 7 Testers To Clean Install (420 comments)

I'd say just from a user experience point of view, it's easier to get things done on.

An example I always cite is the windows Control Panel. It's just a mess, because everything is a relic of older versions. Things like Font Smoothing could easily be moved under "Appearance" like ubuntu does.

It just seems infinitely better organised. Programs are organised by function, not company name. A lot of useful applications are pre-installed. CD Burners, editors, graphics software, office apps, etc.

Secondly applications are easier to install for 99% of apps "regular" users want. Add/Remove programs is very simple.

more than 5 years ago

XP Reprieve, Downgrade May Continue After Win7

Stormx2 Re:XP versus Windows 7 from a useability standpoin (392 comments)

Why does linux fall down on intuitive design? One need only compare the Windows "Control Panel" and the Ubuntu "System" menus and see how better organised linux is. The design is a thousand times more intuitive to new users

more than 5 years ago

Windows 95 Almost Autodetected Floppy Disks

Stormx2 Re:Floppy? (334 comments)


more than 5 years ago

First Look At Fedora 11 Beta Release

Stormx2 Re:Ubuntu screwed it up (205 comments)

I'm in the same position. All it did was stop Skype from working and fuck with flash. I had to killall firefox after watching videos in order to get sound working in other apps. Annoying as hell.

I just put a "killall pulseaudio" in my startup script, as removing pulseaudio actually removes ubuntu-desktop :|

more than 5 years ago

Study Finds the Pious Fight Death Hardest

Stormx2 Re:Or they're terrified (921 comments)

That's absurd. I hope he realises that his frivolous attempts to cling to life are a net loss for everyone else, in terms of the medical costs and such. Totally undignified. Sorry man, but he sounds like an arsehole :/

more than 5 years ago

The Hard Upgrade Path From XP To Vista To Win 7

Stormx2 Re:crazy (496 comments)

Not to be patronizing, but you're also describing Linux...

more than 5 years ago

The Incredible Shrinking Operating System

Stormx2 Re:MySQL & LDAP? (345 comments)

Ah, thanks :)

more than 5 years ago

The Incredible Shrinking Operating System

Stormx2 Re:MySQL & LDAP? (345 comments)

MySQL ships with Ubuntu? Since when? I've always had to install it myself :/

more than 5 years ago



Stormx2 Stormx2 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Stormx2 writes "The window from which the fatal bullets which hit John F. Kennedy were fired has been sold on ebay for just over $3 million. MSNBC wrote about the window before the final bids were in. Naturally with all things JFK, some people theorize its the wrong window
From the auction:

Up for auction for the first time, the actual window and frame from the shooter's nest on the 6th floor of the Dallas Texas School Book Depository where Lee Harvey Oswald fired off those fatal shots that took the life of our 35th President of the United States — John F. Kennedy.

Stormx2 Stormx2 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Stormx2 writes ", the FSF's machine against DRM has begun using Amazon Tags to reach consumers. The iPod, Zune, and other products like Blu-Ray players have received an influx of defectivebydesign tags. have been organising these kind of events for months, including phoning up record label executives and the RIAA itself. This idea follows another focusing on amazon. Ultimately, will non-tech-savvie consumers really care about 'tags'?"


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