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Google Changes 'To Fight Piracy' By Highlighting Legal Sites

alex67500 Re:Is Google Losing It? (141 comments)

Don't you think Bing is doing the same?

12 hours ago
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HBO To Offer Online Streaming Without TV Subscription

alex67500 Re:I am not alone when I say.... (139 comments)

they only cry if they get champagne or cocaine in their eyes...

4 days ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

alex67500 Re:Or, just don't get married. (445 comments)

Indeed, tax on inheritance is quite high around here. Writing a will only changes the shares that will be inherited. The tax is still relevant. Unless you were married, then it's tax-free.

Direct line inheritance (direct descendants or ascendants) goes from 5% through to 45% brackets in 10% increments, any non-direct-line will be between 50 and 60% tax. (I'm not saying I support this, IMO when parents already paid tax on their income, whatever's left should go 100% to their kids, just showing how being married can be of use).

about a week ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

alex67500 Re:Baloney? (94 comments)

But hang on, I thought people in the US paid to receive calls on cells? Does that mean you pay, but can't get a detailed billing of what you're paying for?

about a week ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

alex67500 Re:Or, just don't get married. (445 comments)

In France, it's an important piece of paper for inheritance. You wouldn't inherit of their share of your house if your partner died, you'd have to buy out the inheritor's share in a family home (your children, if any, or your partner's parents). You also put your taxes into one single pot, which can help using the full lower tax brackets if one of the spouses is earning less.

about a week ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

alex67500 Re:Baloney? (94 comments)

I just love it when normal people think data like this can be magically retrieved.

I was replying to that part. I think the point is clear.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

alex67500 Re:Autonomy (283 comments)

It's been yo-yo-ing between 1 and 5 for a while... Which makes my case about opinions ;-)

about two weeks ago
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Accessing One's Own Metadata

alex67500 Re:Baloney? (94 comments)

If it can't be retrieved and reworked easily, then it was badly stored and organised in the first place...

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

alex67500 Re:Awesome (283 comments)

How is that post trolling? Even the highest-end Tesla is less than $1300/month. I can afford that along with a $1000/month mortgage with only a $80,000/year salary and that salary does not put me in the top 1% by any stretch.

Maybe not in the US, but how about Worldwide?

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

alex67500 BREAKING NEWS! (283 comments)

Elon Musk solves the ubiquity problem!

about two weeks ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

alex67500 Re:Autonomy (283 comments)

A lot of comedy is just made of silly arguments and situations... I found it funny, but I guess a sense of humour is very much like opinions: most people have one but they're not always compatible.

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

alex67500 Re:More feminist bullshit (716 comments)

She has a point around the Tech community. Maybe the whole reason the Tech community is so masculine is because of the treatment women receive when they enter it. I've seen time and time again women (of different sizes shapes and looks) from other departments walk through IT and get either pervy looks or guys who are too shy to answer their queries.

I'm glad to be a guy, but I feel for them...

about two weeks ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

alex67500 Re:Ahh, but karma (716 comments)

Rich or not, you always end up dying...

about two weeks ago
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MIT Study Finds Fault With Mars One Colony Concept

alex67500 Re:Practice colony in Antarctica first? (269 comments)

Except there's oxygen and water in Antarctica, and those would presumably be some of the biggest challenges.

about two weeks ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

alex67500 Re: Self fulfilling prophecy (155 comments)

Be good, leave the computer alone and go back play with your toys. The Internet is a dangerous place for a 10yo

about two weeks ago
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DoJ: Law Enforcement Can Impersonate People On Facebook

alex67500 Re:And it could be worse. (191 comments)

The DOJ is a guardian to all Americans Sir!

about two weeks ago
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Brits Must Trade Digital Freedoms For Safety, Says Crime Agency Boss

alex67500 Re:Trading Freedom for Security? (264 comments)

MORE LIKELY ILL JUST STICK TO REDDIT, I SEE THE SAME STORIES ON THERE DAYS EARLIER.

We all read most of the news on Slashdot one to five days before. I come here for the quality of the comments.

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

alex67500 Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

Why give credit to a guy who's obviously abused the bottle all weekend and just hasn't come back down yet? ;-)

about two weeks ago
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South Australia Hits 33% Renewal Energy Target 6 Years Early

alex67500 Re:Hyoerpower (169 comments)

Either you were drunk writing this or you're in dire need of a new keyboard...

about a month ago

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EarthHour: should I unplug my PC in case of surge?

alex67500 alex67500 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

alex67500 (1609333) writes "The tree-huggers of WWF would like everyone to turn their lights off tonight, but the thing is, it concerns me. I don't own a UPS at home, and I guess when a lot of people turn off electrical equipment at the same time, the grid will have a big surge. I can use my laptop unplugged for 2 hours, that's not too bad. But what about desktops and network equipments?"
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