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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Are renewable energy generators up to task ? (488 comments)

Not only do we have basic academic knowlegde, we should have basic common sense.

Like: 5 minutes of pressing some buttons on a calculator using totally speculative numbers and probably not taking into account even half of the factors that actually come into the equation does not make a scientific study.

So please pipe down a bit, Taco Cowboy, and have some respect for those who are making serious studies on the subject by not assuming you can refute years of combined research in 5 minutes. Thanks!

about two weeks ago
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Things That Scare the Bejeezus Out of Programmers

YeeHaW_Jelte character encoding issues (641 comments)

You know, when accents on characters show up weird in the browser and you dig deeper and deeper to discover UTF-8 characters in the Latin-1 encoded database, but aren't sure your database client is showing the data in correct encoding and the dump you openend in the editor looks even weirder because it's trying to read the stuff in UTF-16 which the terminal the editor is running in doesn't support etc etc etc.

Really very frustrating to debug character encoding issues.

about a year ago
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Criminal Complaint Filed Against Facebook After Girl's Death

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:National ID Requirement For Registration (559 comments)

Moreover, who says they even check if the age > 18 years for Italians nationals when registering? That would be a nice start, just not allowing anyone to register with a given birthdate 18 years.

about a year and a half ago
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I am fairly prepared for a storm outage of ...

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:a rush of excitement (398 comments)

Also, depending on the climate where you live, you might consider a few solar cells. Freezers don't have a high peak power usage and if it's warm it's generally sunny too. Even if it's overcast the cells will still generate power, albeit not much. This should allow your freezer to cool down at daytime enough to stay at a reasonable temperature at night.

Seems some people are already doing this with good results:

http://eartheasy.com/blog/2009/09/our-experience-with-a-solar-powered-refrigerator/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-sqITxEImo

about a year and a half ago
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I am fairly prepared for a storm outage of ...

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:I will die as I've lived (398 comments)

Have any of you guys heard of solar panels? Wind mill maybe?

MIght not run an airco (although my setup will on a sunny day) but should keep you up and running with bare necessities, especially if you install a few battery packs.

about a year and a half ago
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How European Startups Are Battling Labor Laws For Developers and Programmers

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Hate labor laws? (293 comments)

You sound like you need some vacation. Seriously.

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Home Reviews Arrive

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Home screen (70 comments)

Mom is having her period, don't mind her.

-Your dad

about a year and a half ago
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Testers Say IE 11 Can Impersonate Firefox Via User Agent String

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Hmmm (252 comments)

Eh pardon yes it's an .exe but it's just a wrapper around a rar file. Unrar, at least on Linux machines, understands them perfectly well.

about a year and a half ago
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Testers Say IE 11 Can Impersonate Firefox Via User Agent String

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Hmmm (252 comments)

Too lazy to follow the link?

It's a virtual machine, works perfectly fine on VirtualBox and thus on Linux and OSx.

about a year and a half ago
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West Virginia Won't Release Broadband Report Because It Is 'Embarrassing'

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Typo in summary (183 comments)

"West Virginia Homeland Security chief Jimmy Gianato, who's leading the state broadband project"

Forgive me my ignorance, but why is the chief of Homeland Security leading a broadband project? Isn't that kind of ... weird?

Makes one wonder what the exact relation between homeland security and broadband is ... and what ulterior motives this man Gianato is hiding.

about a year and a half ago
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US To Deploy Ballistic Missile Interceptors In Response To North Korean Threats

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:a child throwing a tantrum isn't interesting (266 comments)

North Korea is not like a child, it's like a watchdog on a chain, guarding China's backyard.

If you don't understand that China is sending a 'get off my lawn' message to the US via the North Korean leadership, you're missing the point.

There are many articles on this, and laying the timing of all these NK threats and actions next to important events in the SE Asian sphere paints a pretty clear picture. E.g. this nuclear test is probably a reaction to the large joint SK-US military exercise going on.

First starting point I found:
http://www.eurasiareview.com/25012013-is-north-korea-chinas-secret-weapon-analysis/

about a year and a half ago
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European Parliament Decides Not To Ban Internet Porn

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:well... (397 comments)

Ok. So porn is free speech. Art is free speech.

Just as mental exercise, bear with me:

A couple places a sign just outside, but in plain sight of the children at a kindergarten. The sign says Art in progress. There's also a photographer taking pictures and shooting a film. They start fornicating.

Free speech? Should the children just 'walk away'? Is breaking this up 'restricting free speech?'

about a year and a half ago
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European Parliament Decides Not To Ban Internet Porn

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:The very definition of "Liberal Fascism" (397 comments)

Speech is already restricted in advertising. Else show me the advertisements with full frontal nudity or the ones that show the sexy woman actually sucking your dick after applying the correct brand of deodorant.

about a year and a half ago
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European Parliament Decides Not To Ban Internet Porn

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Well... (397 comments)

Hyperbole much?

We know lots of you guys and gals in America are all into radical free speech and everything, which is nice and we love you for it.

And yes, most European governments AND their citizens believe it's perfectly fine in imposing some limits on free speech.

So does your own government I might add. And I'm pretty sure most Americans, conscious or not, are also in favor of limiting Free Speech.

Like, for example, limiting free speech for that guy which is making indecent proposols to your 6 year old daughter or son. Or not allowing someone to publicly threaten you with death. Not allowing random slandering. Heck, you should try to shout 'I'm going to kill the president' in front of the white house once and tell me how you like it.

Please educate yourself on your own country, thank you. Following link might be a nice starting point.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_speech_in_the_United_States

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (727 comments)

Excuse my french and thanks for holding me to high standards.

Now let's hear your comment in Dutch or any other non-english language for that matter, thank you.

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

YeeHaW_Jelte Re:Well That Escalated Quickly (727 comments)

No, but it would deescalate the situation. And return the conflict to it's smaller proportions, namely a civil war between North and South Korea.

Correct me if I'm wrong, please, but AFAIK China has long ago withdrawn it's troops at the DMZ, hasn't it? Why doesn't the US follow suit? South Korea has an ample army, they should be more that able to fend off a defense themselves.

Moreover, retreating US troops from South Korea will in fact destablize North Korean leadership by undermining their argument that the US is public enemy number one.

about a year and a half ago

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