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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

YoungManKlaus Magnets got nothing to do with it (130 comments)

antifoaming agent is the trick ... and I wouldn't want to have that in my beer. Also nothing worse than getting a flat-looking beer. A good stiff foam crown is very important.

4 days ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

YoungManKlaus Patent system needs non-use-clause (263 comments)

i.e. if a patent is not used in an actual product it will go invalid after a short amount of time. I think a year or two at most should be sufficient. Same should go for copyright obviously. If the owner is not interested in doing reprints then it should be allowed for others to do so.

4 days ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

YoungManKlaus Could? (387 comments)

I mean, seriously, you are still blowing CO2 previously bound in the earth into the atmosphere. Just because you take your carbon from a short-chained molecule instead of a long-chained one does not fundamentally alter whats happening.

5 days ago
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Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

YoungManKlaus Why would you sign that? (398 comments)

If your employee wants to kick you out they can, but once they fire you why would you ever sign anything they put in your hand?

about two weeks ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

YoungManKlaus Re:Bullshit (155 comments)

duuude, keep it a little shorter ;)
regarding sponsoring the far right -> jeah, I am aware of it, we had a mild scandal because our beloved H.C. visited him recently.

about two weeks ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

YoungManKlaus Bullshit (155 comments)

I am european, and anti-fracking, and I have yet to receive my fat cheque from dear old Vlado.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

YoungManKlaus cant confirm (312 comments)

for me the the annoyance comes more from me myself trying to be very short and concise (and precise) with my words, and hating the content-less blabla that most people produce. That said, I enjoy reading literature quite a lot and do so daily during commuting.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

YoungManKlaus Re:Your PC sucks (720 comments)

also you can always put your big pc in another room, get a low-power fanless pc for your living room, and just stream everything (Steam In Home Streaming ftw!)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

YoungManKlaus Your PC sucks (720 comments)

1) huge -> ok, I can live with that
2) ugly -> there are really neat cases which do not look like a 12 year olds wet dream
3) noisy -> a noisy pc is a bad pc. get a good case with vibration absorbers, get rid of your 60mm fans in favor of 120s or even 180s and run them on 1/4 the speed -> silent.

about three weeks ago
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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

YoungManKlaus overengineered (82 comments)

assuming the issue is really the tools are lost and not "lost" (i.e. taken home), a simple scale that weights the whole box would be way easier to implement and more robust -> one button to "take measurement" before starting work, one to "check" when on the way out, will tell you "something is missing", "everything cool" or actually "you packed half of your customers tools as well".

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

YoungManKlaus doesnt have to be that way (516 comments)

no problems in my country, but you know, we are commie EU and stuff ...

about three weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

YoungManKlaus WTF@title. (454 comments)

"In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars" ... uhm, I neither own nor want to own a car now. Jeah, I'm a socialist european hippie who lives in a big city with useful public transportation. Deal with it. The two times a year I actually transport something other than myself I can rent whatever car I like and still get away with 95% winnings over owning a car (and esp. paying for all the crap like insurance and gas).

about three weeks ago
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Longtime Debian Developer Tollef Fog Heen Resigns From Systemd Maintainer Team

YoungManKlaus damn (550 comments)

the trolls win, and by that everyone else loses :P

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

YoungManKlaus just cutting into their own meat (308 comments)

if they dont supply me with gbit, someone else will. their loss.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Minimizing Oil and Gas Dependency In a Central European City?

YoungManKlaus Not really a problem (250 comments)

For heating, a stove is great, both when it comes to any supposed outages (also of electricity) as well as making for really cosy living. Also wood is pretty cheap and a renewable energy source.

Depends on if you are more afraid of a power outage or gas crysis ;) You can also use bottled gas for most gas stoves (though you need to configure them for it) which makes you more independent from short-term outages.

about a month and a half ago
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Mozilla Teases First Browser Dedicated To Devs

YoungManKlaus I'd rather (132 comments)

have a browser teared towards power-users again, like Opera 12 was. Srsly, why can't any other browser (including Op 15+) get stuff like tab-handling or simple usability features right?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

YoungManKlaus Standard Time is the Only Time! (613 comments)

DST is not really an idea which I condone. Rather get up an hour early if you want that extra hour of sun you lazy bastard!

about a month and a half ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

YoungManKlaus Re:"constantly monitor energy" (415 comments)

PS: and also obviously there are self-winding mechanical clocks which work by converting the movement of your hand into energy -> never ever need to wind those.

about a month and a half ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

YoungManKlaus "constantly monitor energy" (415 comments)

this is actually also wrong for mechanical watches, as they take a constant amount of energy. So no matter how many times you look at the watch and do other things, you can be sure you don't have to rewind outside of your usual schedule (which is normally once in the morning, and takes no 30 seconds, and you don't even have to take off the device). So Apple's Watch is even a step back from mechanical watches.

about a month and a half ago

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