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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

biodata Re:And... (67 comments)

Short suncream futures?

yesterday
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

biodata Re:How big is this thing? (67 comments)

VEI of 6 eruptions are not very frequent in the world and tend to cause prolonged extreme weather events. The last was Mount Pinatubo in 1991 and the ash dropped the global temperature by 0.4 degrees C.

yesterday
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

biodata Re:How big is this thing? (67 comments)

Further: its eruption in 1477 had a VEI of 6.

yesterday
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

biodata Re:How big is this thing? (67 comments)

Its largest eruption (8500 years ago) is estimated to have had a VEI of 6 and produced the largest holocene lava flow in the world. At least that's what wikipedia says. Could be big, could be less big in this case.

yesterday
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

biodata Peak Hype (107 comments)

This must be what Gartner meant

5 days ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

biodata Re:Really? (158 comments)

This.

about a week ago
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Why the Public Library Beats Amazon

biodata Re:Missing the point (165 comments)

This. Plus it's somewhere to go and read books and magazines, check out the internet if you can't afford it or are away from home, and get help with finding information from skilled experts at finding information.

about a week ago
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DARPA Wants To Kill the Password

biodata Re:Noone has to remember passwords any more (383 comments)

According to wiktionary, UK users of English prefer no one to noone by a factor of 12:1, so quite a large number of people are happy with noone. I agree with you that 'No none' is two words with a space between them, and that noone would say nonone :)

about two weeks ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

biodata Propaganda (402 comments)

Mod this propaganda.

about two weeks ago
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DNA Project 'to Make UK World Genetic Research Leader'

biodata Re:The one of very few decent things. (65 comments)

It sounds like a nice thing to do, but let's take another look. Hundreds of million pounds of health spending go to Dave's mates in Cambridge, and the Illumina corporation in California. Not sure if like.

about three weeks ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

biodata Re:More biased than bulgaria (160 comments)

The City of London Corporation is outside the control of parliament, and the representatives of 21 of its 25 wards are entirely voted for by corporations, not individual voters who live there. The Corporation has a representative called the Rememberancer who sits behind the Speaker of the House of Commons, presumably with the job of 'remembrancing' the commoners about who's really in charge.

about three weeks ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

biodata Re:what a tremendous use of police resources (160 comments)

This is the City of London Police. The City of London is a square-mile independent state within a city. It is outside the control of parliament, owned by the banks, who have most of the voting rights within the organisation of the state, and the City of London Police is its private police force, not to be confused with the Metropolitan Police whose remit is to catch the criminals in the rest of London.

about three weeks ago
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London Police Placing Anti-Piracy Warning Ads On Illegal Sites

biodata Re:Adblock Plus/FlashBlock (160 comments)

Citation needed. Is it true that 80% don't know better, 10% do it knowingly? What happened to the other 10%?

about three weeks ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

biodata Re:Warnings are discoverable ... (143 comments)

So they are going to pay extra to have proof that the letter was delivered, and to whom? What a giant waste of our money.

about a month ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

biodata Re:Illigal or not? (143 comments)

I think this would be difficult to prove. All experience in the music industry seems to indicate the opposite, that people who listen to music shared by their peers are MORE likely to buy it later than those who don't.

about a month ago
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All Web Developers Should Have Access to a Device Lab (Video)

biodata Re:Only if the PC is made by Apple (60 comments)

I don't think people are bothering to check Safari compatibility any more, unless they happen to use a Mac themselves. I'm finding more and more sites where Safari has buttons completely missed from the rendering (or hidden behind something else or otherwise invisible). If Safair won't run on anything but a mac then a large proportion of the dev community is never going to bother checking it.

about a month and a half ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

biodata Prisoner exchange? (176 comments)

It would be a shame if your son comes to harm in some foreign jail, perhaps we can come to some arrangement about Owd Sneedon?

about a month and a half ago

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Hemp fibres make better supercapacitors than graphene

biodata biodata writes  |  about a week ago

biodata (1981610) writes "BBC News is reporting findings published in the journal ACS Nano by Dr David Mitlin's group from Clarkson University, New York.
"We're making graphene-like materials for a thousandth of the price — and we're doing it with waste."
"The hemp we use is perfectly legal to grow. It has no THC in it at all — so there's no overlap with any recreational activities."
Dr. Mitlin's team took waste hemp stems and recycled the material into supercapacitors with performance as good, or better, than those built from graphene, at a fraction of the raw materials cost."

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Air Traffic Control 'telephone glitch' delays hundreds of UK flights

biodata biodata writes  |  about 8 months ago

biodata (1981610) writes "The BBC is reporting that hundreds of UK commercial air flights have been delayed for most of today due to an internal telephone systems problem in the National Air Traffic Control Service, and delays are likely to continue into the evening. A spokesperson said that it was a difficult software bug from the one which grounded flights in the summer."
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US asks Iceland to extradite Snowden before he arrives

biodata biodata writes  |  about a year ago

biodata (1981610) writes "Iceland Review reports that, in what has been described as a thinly veiled threat, the US has written to Iceland asking it to extradite a 'US citizen' presumed to be Snowden. Snowden is not believed to be in Iceland at the current time."
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Björk seeks Kickstarter funds to port Biophilia app from iOS to Android,Win

biodata biodata writes  |  about a year and a half ago

biodata (1981610) writes "From the Iceland Review site:

Björk hopes to raise GBP 375,000 (USD 591,000, EUR 438,400) on Kickstarter to transfer her Biophilia-app over to Windows 8 and Android operating systems. Björk says the goal is to make the app, which is currently only available for Apple products, more accessible to children from low income households, as reported on ruv.is."

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Which TLD avoids government censorship?

biodata biodata writes  |  more than 2 years ago

biodata (1981610) writes "Now we have been reminded that .com et al are wholly owned subsidiaries of the US government, which TLD should an organisation choose to avoid censorship?"
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UK police integrate their data

biodata biodata writes  |  more than 3 years ago

biodata (1981610) writes "Following the murder of two school girls in 2002 a review of disparate unconnected police data resources recommended the production of a national database. Now the database is in production, it is reported that the details of approximately one in four people in the UK are on the database, including criminals, victims, and those questioned but not charged in connection with crime. The father of one of the murdered school girls welcomed the new database."
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