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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Teun Re:Hide your cables (495 comments)

Yes it was a snark, deal with it :)

But even in places like Finland and Sweden where population density is very low cables are underground.

What I observe in N-America is a reluctance to put them away, maybe because zoning laws haven't caught up with modern times?

For all purpose, the majority of Americans, even in rural areas, live in clusters that could easily use buried cables, or do you run your water, gas and sewage on poles too?

7 hours ago
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Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

Teun Bad, the rich will win (101 comments)

This type of Zero-cap policies favour those companies and organisations that can afford it.

It is just as bad as any tiered internet.

Just suppose only CNN could afford to offer a Zero-cap and Fox News couldn't find a sponsor for the same, so much humour would be lost on these poor conservatives with a cap!

I am convinced that Internet should be treated as a utility similar to roads, you pay for the infrastructure and there can be a % charge on your data use but all are treated equal.

11 hours ago
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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

Teun Chief of Information Systems & Services knows (146 comments)

The interesting part of this story is this:

Rafael Mena, the mayor's Chief of Information Systems & Services, said in a statement:

Because what this Chief dipshit saw was totally wrong. And even our favourite blogger noticed it.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

Teun Hide your cables (495 comments)

So long as you stick poles in the ground and the cables up in the air it won't improve much.

Have a look see in developed nations.

2 days ago
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Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January

Teun Why Chrome when you can use Chromium? (107 comments)

An honest question, why use Chrome when you can also use Chromium and not be 'the product'?

I'll stick with Firefox.

3 days ago
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Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google

Teun Re:Free Software (161 comments)

You're joking right?

I run Firefox the whole day, the last weeks with some 30 tabs open and there are no crashing or memory problems.

Because I try to extend the battery life of my laptop I'm right now running powertop and adding up the power use of a couple of Chrome tabs easily overtakes Firefox.

5 days ago
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Molecular Clusters That Can Retain Charge Could Revolutionize Computer Memory

Teun Re:Evolution not revolution (36 comments)

If taken in the framework of previous technical development, like since the Greeks or Romans, those 60 to 80 years were revolutionary fast.

Don't compare the time-scale of the industrial revolution to the next version of Firefox.

5 days ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Teun Re:The UK doesn't have freedom of speech (316 comments)

Freedom of speech cannot easily be overrated.

But there is also something called freedom of information, that one is part of the Dutch legal system and I cherish it.

Not that I in any manner want to say The Netherlands has a perfect record on either, like Adolf Hitler's work Mein Kampf is still forbidden...

about two weeks ago
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Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism

Teun Re:Astonishing grasp of the obvious (350 comments)

It's indeed a scary thought people with this wedding band fetish:

1. Have computers.
2. Post on Slashdot.

about two weeks ago
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AT&T To "Pause" Gigabit Internet Rollout Until Net Neutrality Is Settled

Teun Re: Obama screwed us intentionally or intentionall (308 comments)

I'm not clear why anyone cares about "net neutrality" anyway. We don't need more Internet regulations. Heavy regulation is what got us into this mess anyway.

See, around my ways we have net neutrality enshrined in law and anything else would be seen as not just more regulation but as regulation.

Net neutrality is by design the epitome of no regulation.

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

Teun Re:This is the future (332 comments)

Ah yes, but you are supposed to be the exception, just like me who has the word 'Global' as first part of his job title ;)

about a month ago
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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5

Teun Re:Non-LTS Ubuntu Release == DO NOT WANT (45 comments)

A real ./ nerd is not chickened out by some breakage but commits fixes or at least reports!

Besides, that same nerd would be damned to run a single distro, he'd always have a (couple of ) fall-back systems.

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

Teun Re:This is the future (332 comments)

That's a large part of the lifestyle difference between NW Europe and the US.

We both have an excellent quality of life, food and housing, it's just that in the EU we've never gone into the US suburbia thing, nor see the need to drive around in a truck when a small Korean car will do nicely.

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

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

Since many years a large section of Danish households get their heating and hot water from district heating systems that run on locally produced straw.

about a month ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

Teun Re:The bad news... (172 comments)

So you mean the US did not see a similar or at least significant increase in imports from China because the US doesn't have the same strict regulations as Europe.

Sure some Chinese imports are cheaper due to their lacking environmental concerns but the vast majority had to do with people there working for peanuts, a situation that's rapidly changing.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

Teun Re:NEMA 4X is all you need? (202 comments)

I can add that with high pressure jets you cannot rely on rubber or thermo-plastic seals, the gaskets have to be metal to metal.

For heat dissipation the whole construction should be in metal and you will have to maximise the outside surface area like with ribs.

The first thing that comes to mind is a cilinder with a screw cap on one end and fins on the outside.

about a month ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

Teun Re:Theory vs reality? (172 comments)

Whether shale or conventional, properly drilled AND completed wells don't leak, period.

It's a typical US problem, originally sanctioned by the Cheney administration.

about a month ago

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Hillary Clinton on internet freedom

Teun Teun writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Teun (17872) writes "Tonight Hillary Clinton spoke in The Hague on a Dutch government sponsored conference to further internet freedom: The protection of the free Internet is everyone's business. "It's not just for those who suffer from oppression through the Internet,"

Another quote: "Businesses need to be careful to whom they sell software and hardware. "If you sell to Iran, Syria or the former Gaddafi regime, you know that it is used to violate human rights,"

Translation, Original in Dutch."

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