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Anonymous' Airchat Aim: Communication Without Need For Phone Or Internet

Viol8 The problem with Anonymous is... (151 comments)

... that they seem to be painfully unaware of any technology from before they were born. Which for most of them was probably the year 2000.

13 hours ago
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Anonymous' Airchat Aim: Communication Without Need For Phone Or Internet

Viol8 Oh really? (151 comments)

You mean the ham bands where you're not allowed to discuss anything political, not allowed to swear or basically have an opinion on anything even slightly controversial except who's going to win best tomatoes at this years vegetable growers competition?

Yeah, who needs CB eh?

No offence , but the ham bands are for old men with nothing to talk about except their radios and gardens. CB back in the day was far more vibrant.

13 hours ago
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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Viol8 Re:is that all? (107 comments)

Oh come on - this building is 500m high. According to this:

http://www.altitude.org/air_pr...

the pressure difference between bottom and top is 5 KPA. Thats equivalent to 50m of water - a deep bath. Its nothing. You'd barely even noticed it much less be troubled by it.

Anyway altitude change doesn't explain the rise in pressure of a train travelling in a tunnel an its the same effect for a high speed lift. Its compressing the air in the direction of movement in a confined space.

yesterday
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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Viol8 Re:is that all? (107 comments)

No, I'm afraid it is pretty negligable as far as the human ear is concerned. Just 10m of water is equivalent of 1 atmosphere pressure and plenty of divers - even free divers - can dive that in under a minute with no issues with their ears so long as they're careful. Thats the equivalent of going from space down to sea level.

yesterday
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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Viol8 Re:Seems a bit pointless (107 comments)

Not really. Plenty of cars can manage 0-30 in under 3 seconds. I don't think anyones been hospitalised because of the accelerative forces involved yet. And plenty of motorbikes can do 60 in the same time.

yesterday
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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Viol8 Seems a bit pointless (107 comments)

This building is only 530m high. Even at a 30mph you could do that in about 20 seconds and thats assuming you're going all the way from the bottom to the top. For that distance this lift would save around a whole 5-6 seconds (not counting acceleration time). BFD.

Sounds like an expensive technology showcase rather than something that will be a major extra benefit.

yesterday
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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Viol8 Re:is that all? (107 comments)

The pressure changes come from the lift moving in the shaft, not from the altitude changes like on a aircraft since the difference in air pressure between 0 and 1000 feet for example is pretty negligable. All they need to do to solve the pressure problem is seal the lift car better.

yesterday
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Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

Viol8 And your brain... (124 comments)

... is just a load of water with some fat and proteins mixed in. Why should it deserve any form of protection?

Idiot.

yesterday
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

Viol8 Re:Too specific? (374 comments)

Sometimes yes - but often its down to an attempt at a "framework" some idiot tried to add in lieu of writing some actually useful code (which is the usual reason for frameworks arising - those who can - code, those who can't write frameworks).

4 days ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Re:Weak? No, it is not. (312 comments)

I never said you couldn't eat raw veg/salad/whatever - I said try living on it. You won't last long. I'll give you the steak tartar though.

5 days ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Re:Weak? No, it is not. (312 comments)

Try eating raw meat or vegetables and see how long you last. Sure , we can digest rice AFTER its been cooked. Try eating it raw and it'll come out the same as it does in the cat. The only things we can eat properly raw without some kind of preparation first is milk and some fruits but even the fruits (and vegetables) we eat have been bred to be more nutricious. Eg: wild citrus fruits are tiny, ditto plums & tomatos and wild apples are virtually inedible.

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Re:Hmm, not really. (312 comments)

Yeah, whatever you say hippy. Meanwhile, back in the real world...

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Re:Hmm, not really. (312 comments)

Really? Well why don't you go sleep outside in -5C bollock naked like my dog can manage, then if you're still alive the next morning get back to us. Somehow I don't think we'd be hearing back from you.

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Re:Hmm, not really. (312 comments)

"Of course there are animals with better resistance to certain temperatures"

ITYF that would be most animals. Take away our clothing and we get hypothermia below about 5C and in strong sunshine we'll get bad sunburn - even people with dark skin eventually. Meanwhile most animals & birds will happily go about their business unconcerned in the same enviroments.

TBH the human body is a prime example of how NOT to design an animal physically. The only thing apart from our brains we have going for us is opposable thumbs and the ability of speech. Everything else is 2nd rate. Even for land based bipedalism plenty of flightless birds outclass us.

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Re:Hmm, not really. (312 comments)

Except its not most, not its not even a majority. Most mammals can survive temperature variations and diseases that would kill us without clothing or modern medicine.

about a week ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

Viol8 Hmm, not really. (312 comments)

"Capable of keep going under cold or heat in ways most animals would die"

Can't let you get away with that. My dog can go out when its below freezing quite happily. I need 2 layers of clothing plus a coat.

As for heat, yes , we're slightly better adapted due to being able to sweat but that comes with a price - huge water consumption. Not very useful in a desert. Mr Camel solved the problem far better.

"We can survive bacteria, viruses and parasites and wounds"

So can most animals otherwise the most complex life would still be a sponge. And to use my dog as an example again - he can happily drink water from streams and puddles that would put me on the toilet for 2 days.

Don't get me wrong, I don't believe in ID anymore than anyone with an IQ greater than their shoe size, but as far as comparisons to other animals goes, the human body in the raw is pretty feeble. Even compared to our nearest cousin chimpanzees we're pretty hopeless physically - our muscles and bones are much weaker and they can survive falls from heights that would easily kill a human.

about a week ago
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How Apple's CarPlay Could Shore Up the Car Stereo Industry

Viol8 Not for those of us who listen to the radio (194 comments)

Try getting a good reception on an iWhatever inside a car and then try changing channels on the move.

about a week ago
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Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US

Viol8 Smog is an easy problem to solve (158 comments)

FIlters on coal fired power stations and industrial chimneys, catalysts and DPFs on vehicles and a ban on coal heating in cities. Why China can't manage these simple tasks is anyones guess. Its not like they don't have the money.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

Viol8 Re:Not far enough. (140 comments)

Chuck some water over the Glasshole.

about a week ago
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The Security of Popular Programming Languages

Viol8 Re:Subtle attack against C/C++ (188 comments)

Can't see it being that much work. For method foo in class baa just define the actual function name to be __baa_foo or similar. For a virtual function __baa_v_foo and so on. For overloaded functions __baa_foo1, __baa_foo2 etc. You'd need to know how the names were mapped to which method but its still better than the current mess.

about a week ago

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