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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

aliquis And Russia (134 comments)

Is supposed to renew their whole arsenal to 2020 rather than 70% of it I think I read earlier today or possibly yesterday.

Guess it may be weak enough to not deserve to be posted.
Better get a source so you don't quote me on it:

4 hours ago

Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

aliquis Re:The little guy. (190 comments)

I guess it would benefit all the buyers if they don't push up the price too much then again if the price is seen as low / in a way there one would had wanted more I guess one may want to pay more (then again it's ok getting less stock which you think you can do say 20% return on than twice as many but which you can only do 10% on ..)

Then again at least when it comes to purchasing lots of stocks many institutions are ok with paying a premium over the regular price to get what they want and hence paying "too much" relative the regular market price.

I don't know whatever the price normally end up being lower or higher than what the stocks will trade for later on.

I also think it differ how it's done. I don't know for sure but it may be the case that here (Sweden) it may be more common to give rights to purchase the new stocks for the old stock holders whereas say in the US it may be more common to look for institutional purchasers of them.

Both methods exist at least. There's also the possibility of just offering shares for a fixed price and then people can sign themselves up for interest and then have a lottery or give them the stocks they could get out from the ones one wanted to create.

2 days ago

'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

aliquis Re:Night owls (126 comments)

I read it at 05:17.

But it's early evening somewhere else! *denial*

3 days ago

NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

aliquis Re:Well, that was interesting... (103 comments)

Just put up /. beta before any US gov pages.

The attackers will be confused and wonder where they have arrived, if it's some blog of sort, and most likely just leave it alone / leave as quickly as possible.

about a week ago

Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

aliquis Re:It did? (129 comments)

I will get a machine with at least 32 GB of RAM.

This one have 8 GB.

And it's a Windows 8.1 machine not a mac. I think I said that. Possibly not just giving general experience what do I know.

I don't know whatever it support 32 bit plugins and whatever my bankid plugin is 32 bit and whatever that could increase the memory load more.

My feel for it was that it used more RAM at least.

about a week ago

Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

aliquis It did? (129 comments)

All I noticed was that it was chewing up a lot more RAM so I installed the 32 bit version again instead.

about a week ago

Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

aliquis Re:power consumption? (207 comments)

OnePlus One vs iPhone 6+

Begin! .. oups it was already over.

about two weeks ago

UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

aliquis Re: Holy shit! (198 comments)

Point taken.

And yeah, it was likely politicians I meant.

about two weeks ago

UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

aliquis Re:Holy shit! (198 comments)

Is this a big IT project that actually worked? Where's my fainting couch???

Maybe you missed the part where it said government?

about two weeks ago

WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

aliquis Re:containment (296 comments)

I guess it's a better usage than freaking balloons but should we care about that way are using it?

Or just assume we'll go all in on fusion later?

about two weeks ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

aliquis Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

But Microsoft will do their own incompatible version.

And then refuse to go on.

And people will call it Minecraft 6 and use it for 5+ years even though it's outdated and nasty.

about two weeks ago

To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

aliquis Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (488 comments)

Or be nuclear powered.

Oh no I didn't?! ;D

But yeah, wind - Can't imagine no-one have thought about that one before!! .. with solar panels :)

about two weeks ago

Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

aliquis Re:Is China more free than the USA? (78 comments)

The USA isn't the worldÂs leading democracy.

The weird organisations you have is .. weird.

I wanted to say that your government wouldn't go to that extent to hide what they was doing but then again with the CIA I guess they are ok with at least trying to hide things from you.

Have CIA blocked access to Wikileaks? No.

about two weeks ago

Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

aliquis Re:Good luck. Nice knowing you. (78 comments)

capitalism that even free and open democracy won't make any difference in who is running things

So just like in America? ;D

about two weeks ago

Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

aliquis Re:Good luck. Nice knowing you. (78 comments)

Even if people like their government in general some may not agree.

about two weeks ago

John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

aliquis The innovation of Minecraft (266 comments)

... this is the innovation that was Minecraft has led to a whole bunch of copy-cats by itself just like with the FPS games.

And within those groups many may not be very innovative.

about two weeks ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

aliquis Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (533 comments)

56k 'ought to be enough for everyone.

How the fuck can 4 mbps be enough?

There's DVD movies which use more bandwidth than that!

about two weeks ago

New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

aliquis Re:US policy: first arm them then bomb (215 comments)

That is nonsense. The US government provided arms to the Iraqi government. The Iraqi government lost control over them due to the attacks that they weren't able to stand up to. They probably would have made it if the US still have a meaningful presence there. The US left Iraq in no small part due to the stupid claims detached from reality that the US was there for the oil when it is European and Chinese companies getting the oil contracts.

It's Europe that is hurting for oil, not the US.

But.. but.. but.. zionists!

The Jews are behind everything!!

I've seen it mentioned "Proof: IS haven't attacked Israel!"

about two weeks ago



Sony-Ericsson Xperia X3 on November the third?

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 4 years ago

aliquis writes "Looks like Sony-Ericsson is ready to release their first Android phone on the third november. It's rumored to have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera and WVGA screen. With Android 2 just getting finished can we assume this will be an Android 2 device to? And will it 1-UP the Sholes/Droid or not?"
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Nintendo DSi software will be region locked :(

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "Though eventually not a big issue in the end depending on what Nintendo makes of it, the DSi will be the first Nintendo portable to have region lock for its software.

However its only for DSi titles, who knows if it's obliged for all DSi specific software and also maybe it will only be used when it makes sense for the additional services."

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Nintendo announces DSi

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "So the rumors where true, Nintendo has announced the DSi as a successor for the DS lite. DSi includes two cameras, expanded screens, SD card slot and on-board memor with music playback function and a DS-specific download service, finally it also comes with a web browser. The screens have only increased from 3" to 3.25" but the whole unit has become even smaller! Release in Japan on the 1st November for ¥18,900 or around $ 179.
DS fanboy had the news."

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Sweden votes yes for "FRA-lagen."

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 6 years ago

aliquis writes "The voting for the new swedish wiretapping law was supposed to be at 09.00 local time but happened this evening instead after a petition for reconsideration.

The result? 143 votes for and 138 votes against, one person didn't vote.
I was said that if four persons changed their mind it would get voted down, so I guess one in the blue camp did vote no.

It's covered at Svenska Dagbladet in swedish and at The Local in english."

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aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 7 years ago

aliquis writes "Etrian Odyssey (website uses flash), a nethack/MUD-without-the-MU like game for Nintendo DS was released may the 16th.

The game features classic labyrinth RPG style gaming with over 125 monsters designed by Shin Nagasawa (Final Fantasy IX), nine characters of which you build a party of five, and a map on the lower screen where you draw the looks of the labyrinth using the stylus while you explore it.

Too bad it doesn't seem to contain any multiplayer support :(, graphical MUD on the DS (or any system) would be so sweet."


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