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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

angel'o'sphere Re:May I suggest (293 comments)

The water is not boiling unless it was heated long enough.

Now you are talking "on the dash" which implies outside of the car, or not?

I'm talking about air temperature inside of the car.

3 hours ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

angel'o'sphere Re:May I suggest (293 comments)

Why should I show you a video that likely never was made?

I have a car. I see the temperature on the thermometer.

If you insist I make a video next summer. Rofl ...

Ever been in a sauna? It is quite easy to judge the ambient temperature if you have some references.

7 hours ago
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NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

angel'o'sphere Re:Ouch (74 comments)

The "Trinity" stuff emerged around 200 CE.
It got challenged quite often.
In the catholic church it remained doctrine.
With Martin Luther it got more or less dropped in the "protestantic" church, as he an later philosophers that it contradicts the "there is only one god" doctrine.

And no, you realized precise: I don't believe in a monotheistic god who is a split personality. (The trinity was stolen from several pagan religions anyway and never was a christian core believe before 200/400 CE)

7 hours ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

angel'o'sphere Re:Not a religious war, but it sounds retarded ... (233 comments)

Well,
we both did not get it.
ERS wants to transform SVN to Git and CVS to Git ...

Regarding your experience ... welll, In my experience SVN is a pain in the ass in large organizations ... especially it is slow like hell.

30 minutes synchronization and commit times are common.

7 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:Maybe it's time... (295 comments)

... get shot down ...
I see your point!

The only people that would own guns are the criminals
That is a fallacy ... from where would they get them? In what percentage would they have them? I mean 1 per 1000 criminals? Or 1 per 100? Right now it seems a 1 : 1 relation. If one wants to commit a crime he has a gun, everything else is plain stupid because of self preservation.

7 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:Easily done: (295 comments)

We europeans are thinking about your children.
You seem not.
So you have 800 dead children per year and two majour sources of causes.
If you remove one you can drop that to 700 deaths.
But you don't really want to do that.

Wow ...

7 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:Easily done: (295 comments)

MILLIONS of crimes are prevented every year by law abiding citizens either brandishing (99% of the time) or using (1% of the time) their legally held guns.

That is the biggest nonsense I have ever seen.

A citizen does not prevent a crime, he perhaps changes the outcome of the crime.

The tried crime "murder" is prevented so it is the crime "attempted murder" ... same for any other crime where a citizen interferes.

They all are still crimes, they simply failed to be successful in the original attempt.

7 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (295 comments)

I can't find an easy cite at the moment but I seem to remember that peasants were forbidden from possessing any purpose built weapons.
Depends on the time period. Naginata e.g. where originally farmers weapons and partly weapons of citizens in towns (in the later case used to crash down houses in case of fire, not only for fighting)

And that many martial arts weapons were improvised from farming tools or other items that weren't necessarily weapons.
Depends on the region. That is mainly true in Okinawa.

The main "ban" is that it is forbidden for a _non samurai_ to wear _two swords_ Especially the short one indicates its nobility.

It was most of the time allowed that merchants etc.while traveling could bear weapons, but depending on period again: not ready to draw in their belt.

Later normal peasants where not even allowed to leave their town, birth region. So the question about weapons was a bit mitigated.

7 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:That's the way the gyoza goes (295 comments)

advantage the feudal lords and their swordsmen had over the people.

Not over the people! Over the government, the shogunat!

The feudal lords easy could have ganged up together with firearms and overthrow the shogunat, hence amoungst other laws fire arms where restricted in construction and owning ... but quite quickly all feudal lords had some.

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:good (295 comments)

Actually I'm not sure under what circumstances you may "carry" a katana.

In germany you may _own_ such weapons, too.

But to transport them they need to be in a 'closed' some people say even 'locked' container. (The wording of the law is a bit unclear, I have it not in a locked container. But it is complex enough "wrapped" etc. that a police officer claiming I would carry it wrong needed 2 minutes to get it out of the scabbard - ofc I was not dumb enough to show him I can do that in 10 seconds :D )

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:His mistake was posting he had made them... (295 comments)

Everyone who is caught with a gun gets plenty of years jail time. (That includes using it in self defense)
Everyone who commits a crime with a gun gets likely a life long sentence.

As far as I can tell, ownership of guns is quite nicely controlled.

Sure: people _can have one_ but they would be brain dead if they did.

Otherwise all Yakuza had guns: surprise! They have none!

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

Your opinion completely contradicts observed facts.

Countries like France went from 0.8 promille via 0.5 promille to 0.3 promille and finally are at 0.0 promille.

Germany is still at 0.5 I believe and you automatically have a "partial guilt" if involved in an accident and you are above 0.3 promille.

Every single bit of alcohol influences your reaction and perception. Believing otherwise only shows how far away your "perception" from reality is when you have drunken a single drink.

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

and many (most?) companies screen their employees for off-hour drug use nowadays
In the US or north korea.
In the rest of the world that is simply illegal.
Sure you certainly find some other ruling in saudi arabia ... so my "rest of the world" is exaggerating a bit.

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

That is only because of the stupid american habit to build pups somewhere in the wilderness so that everyone around in 50km .... oops, 35miles ... has to get there in a car.

Why don't you visit a civilized country that has no "western tradition", western as in country, cowboy attitude and realize that pubs can be right there where you actually live?

Like around the corner or a 4 minutes walk ...

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

The beer is not the problem the driving is.

On the channel islands, especially Alderney at every pub door is a big sign: drink and drive (!= 0 promille alcohol) yields you 6 month in prison and a 15,000 pound penalty. Or was it 25,000? Don't remember.

That is an island with less than 10k inhabitants.

So the penalty for driving with alcohol (not even being _drunk_) is higher than the cost of a cheap car!

People think twice about going by car to the pub (where is no parking lot anyway)

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

Drinking and driving, even one beer, will cause one to lose his job in a country that prides itself of life long employment.

Complete nonsense. Perhaps you lose your driving license for ever ... right so imho.

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

He is an american, what do you expect :D

He lives in a country where the rich have everything and the poor believe they are equal.

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:In Japan (295 comments)

Japan is an asian country.
Of course only the "well connected" have privileges, like in any other asian country.
However that has not much to do with wealth but how well you actually _connect_

Just consider, two people are waiting to enter your office. You have one license left.

In Germany the first one entering gets it.
In Italy the one with the higher bribe gets it.
In Japan the one who is a relative, or a otherwise connected, gets it. The stranger has no chance.

Get used to the fact that different countries are run by "different" types of "gasoline".

8 hours ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

angel'o'sphere Re:Good, it should be that way! (295 comments)

If you would read the links you post, you would know that Yakuza usually have no guns.

9 hours ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

angel'o'sphere Not a religious war, but it sounds retarded ... (233 comments)

Git?

Why would one in his sane mind convert from CVS to SVN?

Especially if he is an FOSS advocate/evangelist?

Sorry, that is just brain dead retarded or just retarded, or both or anything!

Yes, Linus, you are right, he is stupid and ugly.

yesterday

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Hm,
seems with Chrome the Journal works more or less fine.
With IE 8 (wich I'm forced to use at work) it does not work at all.

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Part one: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37368820
Part two: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2421220&cid=37369110

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hm, can't we have a kind of blackboard or message system in /.?

I liked to send ~ ScuttleMonkey a message but it seems I can't ... or to other "users" I can't neither ...

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Still looking for an XUL Client Server App based on Firefox

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Just modded in this discussion: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/12/28/2144249&tid=154/

Nice Links showed up:
http://basic.mozillanews.org/mozilla_book/ch09.html/ about XUL templates.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=78303/ oline repository of Free PDFs about XUL.

http://www.jerf.org/xbl.js/ source code of an XTB implementation in JavaScript. (by Jeremy Bowers)

http://www.hevanet.com/acorbin/xul/top.xul/ example site about XUL, running in Firebird.

http://www.mozilla.org/xpfe/xulref/ Readers say, this one is not that good, but outdated. Nevertheless I never found it via the mozilla home page or google (because I googlef for client/server and network XUL applications).

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

well, most posts are funny or just 'interesting' some how.

Your post was very analytic, and it was just like I had written it: http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10057440

perfect, so I added you :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=119135&cid=10055244

That was the best post on /. ever ... hillarious I would say in my poor english :D

aos

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=110929&cid=9417480

Hm, that post was not only insightfulöl but also really sarcastic :D

Luckyly I could calm down my fingers and I did not comment on that articel. I agree with all posters who basicly found the Saloon article "bull shit" and bashed the gnome team accordingly.

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added hak1du to friends list

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Because of his really good post regarding GC:
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=105651&cid=8996551

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angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 10 years ago

This article explains it ...

http://www.mackido.com/Interface/TrashingDisks.html

cut the space between "htm" and "l" ... a /. error.

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Fans and Foes

angel'o'sphere angel'o'sphere writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Hm ...

anybody can shed some light on how friends and foes work.

E.g. if I click on my foe link ... are those people displayed there guys I consider as foe, or are that guys who have descided that they consider me as foe?

I think the pages displayed when you click on friend/foe/freak etc.. should have a headline and an explanaition :-/

aos

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