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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

advocate_one Re: I agree, except: (390 comments)

the first rule is nobody mentions the "Holiday Special"... the second rule refers to the first rule...

about three weeks ago
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Republicans Block Latest Attempt At Curbing NSA Power

advocate_one Well of course... (445 comments)

ISIS will be running amok in the US... the FBI and CIA will be recruiting and funding gullible fools to do these "acts"... all so they can catch them and say look ISIS is running amok...

about a month ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

advocate_one Re:Cost nothing to run? (488 comments)

"Whooosh"....

about a month ago
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Will Lyft and Uber's Shared-Ride Service Hurt Public Transit?

advocate_one Short trips? (237 comments)

"If you're traveling with multiple people over short distances, Lyft Line and UberPool can be quite affordable, but it's still not cheap enough."

You should be using a bicycle for short trips of 2 miles or less...

about a month ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

advocate_one Re:Cost nothing to run? (488 comments)

current induced is proportional to magnetic strength... yes, but current induced is also directly proportional to the number of windings... the only reason high strength magnets are required is to reduce the number of turns in the coils and thus the size and weight...

about a month ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

advocate_one Cost nothing to run? (488 comments)

"The trouble is that while renewable power sources like wind and solar cost nothing to run, once installed,"

bollocks... they require servicing and checking they're still putting out the correct frequency etc.

about a month ago
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Australian Courts Will Be Able To See Your Browsing History

advocate_one Re:makes no sense (182 comments)

it's browsing history held in the ISP, not on your PC... that means anything accessed from your IP address will be available... the only way to do any private browsing now will be via a proxy or using a wifi access point away from your house. and what's the bets that use of a proxy is deemed to be suspicious?

about a month and a half ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

advocate_one Re:rotating mass (136 comments)

I want to be able to take the battery OFF the bike to recharge it...

The bike remains locked up down in the shed to a ground anchor, not dripping all over the floor up in my third floor flat which by the way only has stairs, no lift...

Also means I can take the battery inside to recharge when at work.

electric assist means I can do my 7 mile commute without getting sweaty... takes the hills out and kills the headwinds... no lycra... ordinary street clothes and shoes

about a month and a half ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

advocate_one Re:Doesn't solve the problem (136 comments)

I guess no-one's told these people that then... "Not many cities can boast 27 percent of cyclists continue using their bikes several times a week all year-round, especially not in cities with eight and half months of winter or an average of 256 days of thermal winter and snow. Oulu, Finland (population 191.000), however, is no ordinary town. It is a town where 98 percent of the cycling network is maintained all winter and all routes have street lighting. Timo PerÃlà founder of the Winter Cycling Federation and organiser of the first Winter Cycling Congress in 2013 recently gave us the backstory on his hometown; itâ(TM)s worth retelling here."

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

advocate_one Re:We have more but we USE more. (170 comments)

STacker and doubledisc certainly helped back then, but nowadays, most of our media is already compressed as much as it will go unless you want to lose reosolution or bitrate...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

advocate_one Re:Performance issues? (170 comments)

on a frictionless surface... and in a vacuum...

about 2 months ago
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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?

advocate_one Re:die by taser or gas? (152 comments)

so when is the US Government going to be indicted on terrorism charges then?

about 2 months ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

advocate_one Copyright/trademark issues? (165 comments)

if wearing a t-shirt or other item of clothing with a copyrighted or trademarked item/logo?

about 2 months ago
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The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)

advocate_one Re:Hooray! (44 comments)

it's streamlined so there's a lot less drag...

about 2 months ago
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National Security Letter Issuance Likely Headed To Supreme Court

advocate_one Unfortunately... (112 comments)

the Supreme Court is most likely fatally compromised as the NSA will already have all the dirt they need on the Judges in order to get them to make the "decision" they need....

about 2 months ago
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Ross Ulbricht's Lawyer Says FBI's Hack of Silk Road Was "Criminal"

advocate_one Re:Go Ross, Go! (208 comments)

there's profits to be made in those private prisons... guess who does the lobbying to keep those drugs criminalised...

about 2 months ago
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Satellites Reveal Hidden Features At the Bottom of Earth's Seas

advocate_one Re:Google Earth KMZ Files (54 comments)

They only missed a 2000 km radius circle centered on the north pole.

because thet's where the UFOs pass through to get to and from the inner Earth... ;)

about 3 months ago
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GNOME 3.14 Released

advocate_one what's the bets... (250 comments)

that I won't be able to turn this default behaviour off

When it is launched without a document being specified, Evince will also show a useful overview of your recent documents.

everytime a new version of Gnome comes out, you find even more things are forced upon you that you can't change... I got pissed off when the screensaver wouldn't let me change the directory path for my screensaver images that I wanted it to automatically use...

about 3 months ago

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