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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

agurk Who cooks at 800C ? (228 comments)

I usually cook at maximum 225C except for thin pizza which likes 250-270C. I canÃt understand what you are supposed to cook at 300C or above. This normal ovens never gets into radiant energy territory.

What am I missing here?

about 3 months ago
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Record Wind Power Levels Trigger Energy Price Fall Across Europe

agurk Re:bfd (226 comments)

€35.71/MWh from the generator is not exactly cheap by US experience.

Only thing I could find on US electricity prices where http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/update/wholesale_markets.cfm

What is cheap and what is expensive electricity in the US?

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does SSL Validation Matter?

agurk Re:I want my free encryption (243 comments)

Say you want to check your mail at https://mail.google.com/ - if you do not know if you talk to the entity owning real google.com, then you risk talking to a man in the middle attacker - which may snatch your password pretending to be mail.google.com. So with encryption without identity you end up talking encrypted to anyone wanting to pretend they are mail.google.com.

Or do you have a solution for preventing man in the middle attacks?

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does SSL Validation Matter?

agurk Re:I want my free encryption (243 comments)

I want my free encryption because I don't trust some 3rd party to tell me whether I should trust the web site that I am visiting. Encryption and identity should never have been tied together in the first place. It's unfortunate that this business method has succeeded as long as it has.

I dont see how you can separate encryption and identity - if you do not know who you are talking to then encryption has no value?

Lets say a man in the middle says - Im your bank, please talk encrypted with me. Then the man in the middle just repeat what you say to your bank until you are logged in.

The download certificate on first meet might provide some security, but would make it difficult to do business with unknown entities.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Wants To Phase Out Checks By 2018

agurk Re:How do people pay eachother? (796 comments)

In my world I have to pay about $10 to use a check (not that I used one ever in my entire life).

Paying by bank to bank or debit card is free.

What pricing model the future has is not set in stone.

more than 4 years ago
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Legal Code In a Version Control System?

agurk Re:If the legal code is too confusing (334 comments)

If programming languages was written in plain words we wouldn't need programmers, but the secret order of computer programmers refuse to do it that way - simple programming is not possible they claim. What they really are afraid of is the fact that normal humans (non programmers) could just diff the text to look for bugs and even make their own software.

PS! A lot of the people here at slashdot.org are members of this secret order so they will probably mod me down and try to shut me up - BUT justice will prevail.

more than 4 years ago
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OLPC Spinoff Pixel Qi Merges E-ink With LCD

agurk Re:e-Ink? (78 comments)

You could have e-Ink technology behind the lcd tech. When you turn off the lcd layer you would reveal the e-ink screen.

e-Ink particles layer -> LIGHT -> lcd layer

or if you had semitransparent particles:

BACKLIGHT -> e-Ink particles layer -> lcd layer

I really cannot see what technology is used from those blurry pictures.

more than 5 years ago
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Mozilla Admits Firefox EULA Is Flawed

agurk Re:LAfEU as in beer (312 comments)

Yes, if EULA = evil then LAfEU = ilfev.

And ilfev isn't a real word so how could that be evil?

LAfEU (pronounced life) - License Agreement for End User

about 6 years ago

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