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New Shape Born From Rubber Bands

aliquis Re:Old phone cords? (102 comments)

Yeah. The shape is definitely not new.

It sounded weird from the beginning.

Guess it may be new to someone born after 2000 though =P (If that's the place I've seen it too.. I assume it's common on that there are likely more places where one side is stiffer than the other.)

8 hours ago
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Lumina: PC-BSD's Own Desktop Environment

aliquis Re:Anyone knows how it would compare to razor-qt ? (130 comments)

Razor-Qt and LXDE is supposed to become LXDE-Qt or something such.

But so far I haven't actually run it (now I can't say that I so far haven't seen any actual release of it because currently I'm running Fedora and they didn't seemed to have Razor-Qt packages or whatever (at least I don't have it installed, you don't have to tell me "but there is Fedora packages on this and that page" because it would make sense in some being available but I would kinda had expected it to be in the regular repositories (if they aren't.))

I guess for now it would compare like an alpha which builds and run but lacks features and have no file manager vs LXDE-Qt.

Enlightenment work for similar purposes too about half of the times I access the menu it crashes for some reason and maybe I had some other issue with it too. For the moment I run KDE 4.x even though it use up some more resources.

13 hours ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

aliquis Re:Or.. (349 comments)

And as for LibreSSL the choice would be simple had OpenSSL not already been called OpenSSL.

Just rename it OpenSSLeay or something and let the OpenBSD people use OpenSSL ;D

2 days ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

aliquis Re:Or.. (349 comments)

But maybe the people behind OpenSSL want their format of the code, want their VMS stuff even if it had no use longer (if that's the case) and want their own malloc if they consider that faster.

By doing it this way they can format the code in a way they are comfortable with reading/using and do whatever they want without anyone else complaining or not accepting their changes.

I don't know whatever they remove usable features which just isn't used by/necessary in OpenBSD or not.

Likely limit their burden but still allow them to fix what they may not feel comfortable using as is.

2 days ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

aliquis Re:Missed the obvious... (235 comments)

Missed? They are all in the summary.

2 days ago
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The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

aliquis Re:Alcohol vapors and rapid drunkenness (172 comments)

Even with the unflavored ones, seems like a nose-ful of carbohydrates isn't really what you want

You're waiting for the alcohol drenched beef jerky/bacon strips?

Half and half cream and alcohol?

2 days ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

aliquis Re:Survival rate under-estimated? (235 comments)

Then again some of those may have been alive! ;D

2 days ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

aliquis Re:Don't tell them that... (330 comments)

I don't know which part is the reservoir.

Here in Ã-rebro Sweden we take our water from a river which passes through the city, that water isn't all too good (you're not supposed to take a bath in it ..) and that passes the water treatment plant, after that the water is pumped to 3 or 4 what I assume would be called reservoirs and from there it passes .. hum, can't find the translate word for it, stone rich ground after which it's collected again and pumped into the water tower and then distributed outwards.

If the reservoirs is for the treated water of course you're not supposed to mess with it. Then again a piss in 100+ million liters of water won't do much.

Over here just a month ago the toilets at the top of the water tower had a leakage so sewage water from those had ran into the water reservoir underneath .. (there's a restaurant and one can travel up the water tower and look at the city from the top.)

So similar issue though more nasty and a smaller reservoir and over here the recommendation was to cook the water until they had three clean samples (which the three following samples was so it became four days.)

2 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

aliquis Re:Quatity is not quality (374 comments)

And if there are that many, would a new start not be better?

How about no?

Also I don't see why lots of fixes would necessarily mean poor fixes. They likely do what they feel is obvious fixes / stuff they consider wrong. Or something such. What do I know really.

Possibly they know what they are doing.

4 days ago
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OpenSSL Cleanup: Hundreds of Commits In a Week

aliquis Re:it's a good effort (374 comments)

refuse features, increase quality

Excuse me while I smile and laugh inside while I think about the different projects and their view or behavior in that regard.

4 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (234 comments)

Gates's "interest in making the world better" consists of writing checks (on accounts swelled by monopoly business practices) to big drug companies so they can experiment on people without their knowledge or consent.

Yeah he should write them to Get-a-freaking-clue Foundation, Science Whaa' and Paranoid Inc. instead.

5 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:Will this effect markets? (234 comments)

Doubt it's a default if Russia voluntarily decides to do it, regardless it wouldn't matter what western financial institutes said.

The US bankers will want higher interest rate when they loan money to North Korea?

The loan is more or less nothing to begin with. Even less than just 10% remain.

5 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (234 comments)

That being said, Obama IS a weak president. :D

Make Bill Gates president.

Seriously. Maybe he have some ideas about how to do what's good for companies while also having an interest in making the world better.

I doubt other world leaders would be very upset at Bill Gates either? For what? Their XP service being discontinued?

5 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (234 comments)

Joking about the US actually able to threaten Russia military I suppose?

While US is spread all over the world I assume Russia isn't all that much so you may have to bring the war to their side.

Even if they wasn't somewhat equal simply fighting in someone else home court likely bring disadvantages, also again people defending their home country relative people who.. Well. I don't know. ... but I've been told?

5 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:I'm liking how Russia is standing up these days (234 comments)

Is the US vastly superior?

Globalfirepower rank them about the same, though they include a lot of factors, but shouldn't all those be included?

Sure the US have twice as many people and earn more money (but it's much more unevenly spread and less end up in the government coffins) and spend more money on the military (then again I don't know whatever Russia pay them and if so I guess they pay less and that more production may be government owned or at least be bought for cheaper.)

US seem to have bigger navy and air force and Russia bigger army. Who got the best missile defence? Anti-air?

Even if US is better what are their odds at Russian soil? Because if we are speaking fear of the bully I guess that's where it would be thought?

Many of the US project seem to deliver so-so and cost way more than what was originally planned.

I know lots of people say Russia got old gear but how much truth is there in that? Even if they do how much is newer? How much is newer in the US?

Do F-35 really beat the better models from Russia? Is F-22 clearly superior? I assume the F-15, F-16 and F-18 maybe is more cost effective?

I don't know whatever the SM-2, SM-3 and the S-300, S-400 and S-500 gear/systems is of similar scale but how are they really performing against each others?

I don't really know the composition of either sides nuclear weapons.

How hard is it to sink a carrier? How efficient is the total anti-missile and possibly torpedo defence in a carrier group?

Who win on the ground?
http://www.globalfirepower.com...

I assume the US may rely on missiles from ships and air-force and sure air-plane vs artillery may be a battle with an advantage to the air-plane but this being Russia how many missiles will actually hit and how well would the planes do? Throw in a bunch of submarines in the equation too.

5 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:Saving Face (234 comments)

You say that still more people cried at his dads funereal when will for say Obama ;)

5 days ago
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Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

aliquis Re:THROUGH North Korea?! (234 comments)

"Our great leader has been holding two sticks providing the energy output of 20 western built nuclear plants!"

5 days ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

aliquis Yeah he's right. (359 comments)

The answer I wanted to write here:

Yeah, just look at Apple.

Apple released their smartphone. And then Ericsson, Nokia and Motorola relased theirs. .. oh wait.

about a week ago
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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

aliquis Re:Useful Idiot (396 comments)

What say he's a buddy of them?

"Kid" wants to stay alive / not be imprisoned and doomed for life.
(And risked it all to tell everyone what he knew, and you people are trash-talking him for that.)

Yay, how awful of him!

about a week ago

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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 5 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 6 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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