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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

able1234au Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

I think it is distribution rights, copyright rights. Netflix would have to pay the right entities so you could watch that movie

2 days ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

able1234au Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

such as by effectively killing the NBN which would provide a high speed network allowing people to stream TV, movies etc in 4K, thereby rendering Foxtel unneeded.

2 days ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

able1234au This is a nice solution (230 comments)

Not sure why you all are just finding problems with it.

4 days ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

able1234au Re:Steam to extract oil that shouldn't be... (81 comments)

I know you are joking but one interesting point on CO2 removal is that the problem is CO2 in the upper atmosphere which provides a "blanket" over us all. Lowering CO2 in the lower atmosphere will be helpful longterm but will not actually solve the CO2 problem for a long time. Upper atmosphere CO2 stays there for hundreds of years. Which is why we need to working on solutions today.

4 days ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

able1234au Re:Better reboot it just before landing (115 comments)

and for the U.S. it is "I will be with you momentarily" (you can only stay for a second? not longer?)

4 days ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

able1234au Re:Better reboot it just before landing (115 comments)

Love the "Do the needful". My favourite saying for South East Asia is "I will revert to you" (really? you will turn back into me?)

4 days ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

able1234au Re:Awesome! (115 comments)

Medicine is cheap. Was there last week. Bought three items for a total of about 3 dollars that would be ten times that in Australia.

4 days ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

able1234au Re:Ion strengthened? (203 comments)

Those vegetables are ionions?

4 days ago
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The Exoplanets That Never Were

able1234au Re:Red dwarfs form from so little matter (31 comments)

Given that Red Dwarves (Dwarfs?) are like large jupiters and jupiter has moons, why would a Red Dwarf not have moon-like objects? Whether we call them planets or moons is just a matter of classification.

about a week ago
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European Rosetta Space Craft About To Rendezvous With Comet

able1234au Hope the Kerbals are safe (62 comments)

Two miles per hour is much slower than i can get my Kerbal space ships. Of course, in that you are flying by the seat of your pants and another space ship is just a few clicks away. Still, it gives you a bit of an appreciation of what they have achieved with Rosetta.

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

able1234au Re:Lie by omissions (552 comments)

This is all well understood. Decreased sea ice in the arctic and increased sea ice in the Antarctic are both due to warming. Increases in the ice sheet is due to increased humidity due to warming. All of these things are not sustainable in the longterm.

about 2 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

able1234au Re:let me solve this right now (552 comments)

Plants take in CO2, die and release that CO2 unless buried under tonnes of rock. We are taking those plants buried under tonnes of rock and burning them, releasing their CO2. The accumulation of millions of years are being released in a handful of years. It will not be solved overnight by plants but will need a longtime to be removed from the environment. Also the warming is a result of CO2 going into the upper atmosphere, a long way from where most plants exist. That CO2 will stay up there for hundreds of years. All of this is well studied and if there was a simple solution you can bet the deniers would be quoting it every time. They don't because there isn't one.

about 2 months ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

able1234au Re: The Heartland Institute (552 comments)

The same process that reduces Arctic ice (warming), increases Antarctic ice (warming). The difference is that the sea ice in Antarctica comes from the land. Also there is some increase in mainland ice in Antarctica due to the increased moisture in the air (also due to warming) as normally Antarctic air is dry like a desert. Regardless, both places are losing ice in the long run. Adding Arctic sea-ice coverage to Antarctic sea-ice coverage to say that everything is ok is just trying to spin the facts to suit your politics. The science is quite clear.

about 2 months ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

able1234au Re:Obvious (285 comments)

"I would rather have a general who was lucky than one who was good." (Napoleon Bonaparte)

about 2 months ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

able1234au work life balance is a myth (710 comments)

If you do not enjoy work then that is the problem to be fixed. Find a job you love.

about 3 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

able1234au Re:Now they have to ban PARENTS from talking about (649 comments)

It's hard to detect sarcasm when speaking of this nature about Brittan. The government there already places surveillance cameras in private homes.

you spelled guvmint wrong

about 3 months ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

able1234au Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

evolutions science is very similar to physics science. Physics science is by no means nailed down 100% and there are competing theories that eventually may get confirmed or eliminated. I think you are trying to compare evolution science to pure mathematics, specifically that which can be proved based on a set of axioms.

If you want to compare evolution to police work then compare it to OJ Simpson, since we know he did it!

about 3 months ago

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