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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

Yoda222 Re:customer-centric (406 comments)

The Irish employees don't have to obey US law, but they do have to obey their bosses who in turn do have to obey US law.t compel them to do anything.

Not if what the US bosses ask them something which is forbidden by Irish law.

2 days ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

Yoda222 Re:Not A SW error! (156 comments)

That's not what I understand from the article (my understanding of the article don't exclude your interpretation, but I see it differently) You are right, the control software of the Fregat did exactly what it was told to do (assuming the article is correct) but the input was wrong. But was the input directly done by an human or is it the result of another software (more likely) which had an error? If this is the case, then it's a software error. (this could also be an human input error before this software)

4 days ago
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Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure

Yoda222 Re:"Programmers" shouldn't write critical software (156 comments)

From what I understand (but this article is reporting that some press agency report that someone unamed told them something... the result must be very accurate) it's more likely that a software A gives a bad result to the Fregat control software B. I'm not able to determine from the article is the software A is bad or if there was a bad input to software A which result in this. I understand from the article that software A is also embedded, but see my remark in the parenthesis before about how accurate this article must be.

4 days ago
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Yoda222 Re:no good solution (832 comments)

Putin, who doesn't want to see NATO missile launchers even closer to the western border.

So to not see NATO missile launchers closer to the western border, he pushes this border to the west? What a stupid move.

5 days ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yoda222 Re:ugh (140 comments)

How do you conclude that this is an idiotic mistake from the currently available informations?

about two weeks ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yoda222 Re:fuel reserves (140 comments)

It depends of the exact orbit. But even if it's possible, you don't have any more fuel to reach graveyard orbit later. Better conclude that you can't use them and collect money from arianespace insurers.

about two weeks ago
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2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit

Yoda222 Re:Proves point (140 comments)

Then If you want space done right go retired American vehicles

about two weeks ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

Yoda222 Viewing the video is a crime? (391 comments)

If watching this video is a crime, why not arrest this men which must have seen it to be able to make this comment?

about two weeks ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Yoda222 Re:So what! (561 comments)

Of course I see such outrages. Here: http://apple.slashdot.org/comm...
Every time that an article speaks about diversity, there is always a fucking moron to complain that we don't see such an outrage. Disproving it's own point.

about three weeks ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Yoda222 Re:Jobs to Cook: DFIU (561 comments)

This goes in the 50% of marketing. If you have a diversity policy, it's a diversity policy. If you communicate over your diversity policy, it's PR.

about three weeks ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

Yoda222 Re:Now it's unfair.... (561 comments)

I think you miss a few details here.

Firstly, you oppose white and foreign people. I'm not sure for your country, but in the US some citizen are non-white without being "foreign people"

Secondly, these are Apple numbers for around the globe, so the concept of "foreign" is strange, in that context.

about three weeks ago
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New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations

Yoda222 Re:Translation (121 comments)

Anyone with an IQ above room temperature

Kelvin or Celsius ?

about a month and a half ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Yoda222 Re:The Carbon Tax (552 comments)

You should avoid to breathe carbon *oxyde.

about a month and a half ago
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ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

Yoda222 Re:GPS on Mars (104 comments)

It's quite easy to generate torque with rockets. The relation torque/vertical force is not the same, but the concept is similar.

about 2 months ago
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Google Building a Domain Registration Service

Yoda222 Re:Next step (69 comments)

Isn't that already possible in Google Apps ?

about 2 months ago
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I typically start my workday ...

Yoda222 Timezone ? (141 comments)

Which timezone ? I'm starting around 6-7 am UTC, or 2-3 am EST. Or 8-9 local. But in my previous job I use to start at 07.30 am or 13.00 or 21.45, depending of the day.

about 3 months ago
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Civilization V Officially Available On Linux For SteamOS

Yoda222 Re:Works on regular steam, not just steamOS (93 comments)

Or uncheck "remember my credit card information" and type it each time that you want to buy something. A standard human brain is usually able to remember the 20-ish digits needed (I assume you already know your address and name)

about 3 months ago
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Swedish Fare Dodgers Organize Against Transportation Authorities

Yoda222 Re:Scandinavia is different (389 comments)

In most hotels (all of them, as far as I remember) where I have been, when I wanted to visit a friend, they just let me go out to see it. So I'm not sure why you compare the prison which hired people to visit someone inside to hotels.

about 3 months ago
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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

Yoda222 Re:Sick Society (253 comments)

In fact you missed several interresting point in my stupid analogy. These point are common to both situations.

1) it's stupid to say that gun have nothing to do in dead by guns. They have at least some influence on it. Dead by real laser saber per year is 0.
2) both situation use an interesting stupid idea: compare dead in one year with the total boobs in circulation. You should compare death not per year, but over the lifetime of the boobs (or compare the dead by year with the number of breast created every year.). Or the lifetime of the gun or gun user.
3) Not all women who have breast cancer died from it. Maybe we should also count people injured by gun, not only dead.

about 4 months ago
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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

Yoda222 Re:Sick Society (253 comments)

There are about 300 000 000 boobs in the USA, and only about 40 000 women die of breast cancer each year. Divide 40 000 by 300 000 000 and you have a proof (in your mindset) that there is no link between boobs and breast cancer.

about 4 months ago

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