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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

WillKemp Re:All water is recycled (245 comments)

A good reverse osmosis system will remove most anything larger than a water molecule... that includes just about any pharmaceutical molecule you'd care to name.

Of course it will. But RO is very expensive and complicated and requires specialised maintenance. It's also not mentioned in TFA (although it could be in the video, i don't know - reading TFA is quite uncool enough on /. - without watching TFV).

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

WillKemp Re:One man's piss is another man's ... (245 comments)

Recycled (usually called "reclaimed water") water is not the topic [......]

I don't know what you're on, but maybe it's the pharms in recycled water. How is recycled water not the topic? Are you suggesting "Water From Human Waste" isn't recycled?

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

WillKemp Re:One man's piss is another man's ... (245 comments)

Fuck you.

Calm down child, you'll have a seizure if you're not careful. TFA doesn't mention reverse osmosis - which is very expensive and slow.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

WillKemp Re:All water is recycled (245 comments)

Remember, that delicious tap water was once pooped in by a dinosaur.

Maybe. But dinosaurs didn't take pharmaceutical drugs.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Endorses Water From Human Waste

WillKemp Re:One man's piss is another man's ... (245 comments)

Water's water [......]

That's undisputable. However, it's what's dissolved in it that's the problem. Sewage contains pharmaceuticals and hormones - none of which are removed by the treatment process. Generally, recycled water isn't even tested for them.

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

WillKemp Re:Don't see the point (169 comments)

There's no T-Mobile in this country.

about three weeks ago
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Extreme Heat Knocks Out Internet In Australia

WillKemp Re:(in)Tolerance (103 comments)

As i understand it, they shut some servers down because they were worried about overheating.

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

WillKemp Re:I'm amazed (169 comments)

Also a lot of people aren't interested in hearing the same music throughout their lives like older generations did.

I'm an old(ish) person (56) and i hate old music - i've heard all that old crap far too many times. But i don't live in a city and i don't have internet everywhere and i want mp3s. And i'm quite happy to pay for them - but i won't pay for streaming.

The only Australian mp3 seller (Bigpond Music) has recently stopped operating in favour of a streaming service, which really only leaves Google Play (which is a pain in the arse). Itunes is completely useless if you use Linux, and there's fuck all else as far as i can tell.

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

WillKemp Re:I'm amazed (169 comments)

Spotify lets you download tracks to your device.

As DRM-free mp3s? Because if not, so what?

about three weeks ago
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Extreme Heat Knocks Out Internet In Australia

WillKemp (in)Tolerance (103 comments)

It's unbelievable that a data centre can't cope with an extra degree or two. What sort of idiot designs these places? Haven't they heard of tolerances?

about three weeks ago
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Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

WillKemp Analogy (303 comments)

One of the worst things about OOP is the stupid analogies used to explain it. If the people you're explaining it to can't understand it in abstract, programming terms then they're not worth wasting your time on because they'll be useless programmers anyway. But, of course, it's probably not the audience that's the problem, but the writer - who's incapable of communicating without resorting to stupid analogies.

about three weeks ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

WillKemp Re:That's revolutionary (363 comments)

The only problem is that they're temporary carbon sinks.

No they're not. You just can't see the wood for the trees.. It's not the tree that is the carbon sink, it's the forest.

about a month ago
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Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense?

WillKemp Re:That's revolutionary (363 comments)

They are very inneficient carbon sinks. The problem is that they do eventually die and decompose.

....... and are replaced by new trees. It's not the tree that's the carbon sink, it's the forest.

about a month ago
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My laptop lasts on battery for ...

WillKemp Re:About 10seconds. (97 comments)

For the first time in my life, i own a laptop that doesn't have an easily removable battery - a Samsung series 5 ultrabook. Normally i won't buy any device that doesn't have an easily removable battery, but a matt screen is more important and there's not many options when it comes to laptops. It's also the worst laptop i've had (in 20 years of owning them) for battery longevity.

about a month ago
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My laptop lasts on battery for ...

WillKemp Re:About 10seconds. (97 comments)

Yeah, mine's lost half its battery life from that. I'm making the effort to run it on the battery as much as i can now. But the problem with doing that is that when you really need to run off battery, the battery's unlikely to be fully charged. That's a serious flaw in laptop battery systems - and one that there's probably no currently forseeable fix for.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

WillKemp Re:Ooh, I Have An Idea! (194 comments)

Stop making excuses and learn how to do your job and you'll be happier too.

Too right! There's a lot of whining on slashdot about this sort of thing. As soon as you see it, you know the writer's just incompetent and blaming their tools.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

WillKemp Re:Ooh, I Have An Idea! (194 comments)

That's how i feel too. However, i'm a computer nerd and have been for 35 years, and i suspect that makes me a bit different from average users. While Gnome 3 irritates me a lot (as do all other desktops, incidentally), i can see the point of it - and it's not aimed at you or me.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

WillKemp Re:Haxe (194 comments)

Not any more it's not. And it never was with anyone who had a clue. Flash based web sites always were and always will be shit.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

WillKemp Re:W3C, please. (194 comments)

Is it so wrong to believe in different languages for different things? It seems crazy to try and create one tool that does everything just so developers can be lazy or negligent.

It's wrong if you're lazy or not very smart - because you want a language that saves you having to actually do anything. You've only got to look at the shit that passes for web development on some sites to see that there's no shortage of those sorts of people working in the industry.

about a month ago
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MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

WillKemp Re: W3C, please. (194 comments)

Frankly, the w3c standards are crap.

If you people put as much effort into learning how to use the tools you have as you do into making excuses about why you can't use them, you might actually get some useful work done.

about a month ago

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Australian lawyers to serve notices via Facebook

WillKemp WillKemp writes  |  more than 6 years ago

WillKemp writes "In what is probably a world first, the Australian Capital Territory's Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook is a sufficient means of communicating with parties to a legal action. Court notices have previously been served by email and mobile phone messages, as well as by traditional paper documents. But, according to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, lawyers in a mortgage repossession case were granted the right to serve notices on the defendents via their Facebook profiles after private detectives failed to come up with any other means of contacting them."
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