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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

angel'o'sphere Re:Why virtual currencies are ineffective (143 comments)

Pfft ...
You are wrong too. Especially aboit your believes what I know, might know, don't know or might not know ...
I can use Bitcoin without mining. Wow, what a surprise. Just like I can use gold without mining it.
No one is forced, abducted, or in any way drawn into using or mining bitcoins. So it is not a scheme and certainly not a pyramid scheme.
The price of the bitcoin today is completely irrelevant ... you simply don't get the concept.
I don't buy bitcoins, I buy a physicsl good. Bitcoins Imonly use for money transfer. It does not matter if I have to buy X bitcoins today for $20 to buy an item worth $20 or if I have to buy Y bitcoins tomorrow for $20 to buy a similar item. I don't care what X and Y are ... but you do, and that is your mistake.

2 days ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

angel'o'sphere Re:"Could", (392 comments)

I beg to differ, too.

Perhaps you should read what you link, then first you would know that Hansen is no climatologist, so his "opinion" is not a scientific "prediction" and secondly if you would follow the links in your post you would be able to read a scanned document available on google, just two, sentences behind the 'Hudson' quote you want to make Mr. Watson says: climate change is inevitable, the question is only timeframe and amount.

Ah, now we are down from 'scientists' to 'advocates' ... you are an advocate, too! You just predict the opposite. So about what are you complaining? That the press is printing the wrong persons opinions?

Bottom line we don't know where we actually would be right now if not many western nations had redused their CO2 output drasticly. So you blaim now advocates that their dire predictions did not happen because other people,took care to prevent them from happening?

Sea level rises are a no brainwr ... no idea what you want to defute here.

2 days ago
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India Successfully Test Fires Its Heaviest Rocket

angel'o'sphere Re:Now if India would just invest in its own peopl (56 comments)

This is a job for every indian.
Not for 'the government' or 'the space agency'.
As long as a two year old toddler can sit on the middle of a road crossing, with cars navigating around it, and no one picks it up, and calls 'authorities' or tries to find the mother, there is something seriously wrong in the attitude to live, other people, children etc. Nothing a 'government' can fix over night.
Same for a dead man lying on a road, all the passing people and car drivers consider him sleeping. Even if he is, what is the damn problem to get him off the road to the pedestrian side walks? No one cares about anything in india, only 'outsiders' care about corruption, that is so sad, it is not even funny!

3 days ago
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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

angel'o'sphere Re:Biggest Probem? (143 comments)

The 'power' of the USD comes from the time when Nixon abandoned the 'gold standard' and forced the middle east to sell oil for USD only. So the dollar was more or less till the late 90s 'backed' by oil, the most important commodity of the world.
Otherwise the dollar has no power at all, hint: 85% of the world population pay their taxes not in dollar.
The idea that a currency has 'power' because you are 'forced' to pay your 'taxes' in it: is just ridiculous.

3 days ago
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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

angel'o'sphere Re:Biggest Probem? (143 comments)

The Dollar in Russia? What a laugh!
If at all they use Euro or still: 'Deutsche Mark'.

3 days ago
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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

angel'o'sphere Re:government should create a cryptocurrency (143 comments)

Likely China, or Brazil.
A cirtual currency to, be used mainly by 'the rest of the world' but not so much by their own citizens (at least in the case of China).

3 days ago
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Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

angel'o'sphere Re:Why virtual currencies are ineffective (143 comments)

Regardless of your beliefes: they are not.
They don't strive on 'catching more people' and no one forces the later comming poeple to make payments to the older ones.
It has absolutely nothing to do with a pyramid scheme.

3 days ago
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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

angel'o'sphere Re:Bremsstrahlung effect? (69 comments)

Bremsstrahlung does not need vacuum.
How do you come to that idea? You have a fast moving particle and you "brems" it, slow it down, somewhere its energy needs to go. E.g. sending electrons in any material will slow them and produce Bremsstrahlung, that is how the phenomena was discovered.

3 days ago
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Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

angel'o'sphere Re:More important: how is this happening? (69 comments)

Gamma rays are produced by many processes, not only nuclear fusion.

In this case they are very likely produced by simple ionization of gases and extreme acceleration of electrons. So, yes it is electric.

The distinction between X-Rays and gamma rays is not the way how they are produced but the energy level.

It is the same type of interaction like high atmosphere gamma rays that are produced by very high energetic solar wind particles.

3 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

angel'o'sphere Re: Failed state policies (424 comments)

Rofl, ever been there?

You have no clue at all.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

angel'o'sphere Re:Why not push toward collapse? (424 comments)

Why would Chechnya "export" terrorism?

Sorry, seems you have not much clue. Chechnya is a nation that tries to separate from Russia.

During WW II the chechnic "terror attacks" would have been called "commando attacks", sure getting civilians as hostages in a theatre is a bit over the edge, but the germans, the spanish and the italian _REGULAR TROOPS_ did the exact same during WW II and the Spanish Revolution wars.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

angel'o'sphere Re:Failed state policies (424 comments)

Perhaps that is one of the many reasons that all south americans hate you?

Anyway, was that law ever executed or "enforced" ... I can buy plenty of goods from Cuba in Germany, never noticed any restrictions the last 40 years.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

angel'o'sphere Re:Failed state policies (424 comments)

A total trade embargo from the USA only, not from the rest of the world.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

angel'o'sphere Re:About Fucking Time (424 comments)

if you are into Rum you should treat it like a Whiskey and try the small (less known) distilleries like from Grenada and other small islands.

I have none in mind right now, but can ask a friend who is kinda an expert.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

angel'o'sphere Re:About Fucking Time (424 comments)

I doubt the US administration "realized" anything.

Very likely a conglomerate of US companies sees business opportunities and is pulling strings behind the scene.

4 days ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

angel'o'sphere Re:"Could", (392 comments)

There where no dire predictions made decades ago about present time.

You must have read an SF story and mix that up with predictions of scientists.

4 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

angel'o'sphere Re: wimpy talk (187 comments)

Well, I read it in german (for the first time) when I was 14. Which is like 35 years ago. I found it a nice story, I don't care about 'how a book is written' the more complicated the better, imho.
Obviously I read it several times when I was young, just don't know who in my family owns the book right now.

5 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

angel'o'sphere Re: wimpy talk (187 comments)

You should not read the synopsis, but the book.
It is quite interesting, good story and well written (depending on translation perhaps).

5 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

angel'o'sphere Re:We should expect fewer droughts from warming (218 comments)

The point is: we don't know if they where or not.
The fact that the romans did cultivate wine in brittany, UK not france (like we do since a few years, or even a decade again) tells us nothing about floodings anywhere else on the globe.
It tells us nothing about dimishing glaciers (as those periods where rather short) nor tell they us anything about the amount of sea level rising, as at that time not enough arctic ice melted.
Also: quite a time ago someone linked reports from China at that time, IIRC they reported about droughts and famines.

5 days ago

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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 8 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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