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I hold paper to vertical surfaces by preference with

canuck08 missing options (310 comments)

Centrifugal force baby!

more than 5 years ago
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Guaranteed Transmission Protocols For Windows?

canuck08 Re:Correct me if I'm wrong... (536 comments)

he's not really looking for a protocol. He needs an app.
99.99999% chance whatever app he decides to use will be using TCP.

more than 5 years ago
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DNA Suggests Three Basic Human Groups

canuck08 Re:I don't think so (459 comments)

Whenever you read something that seems impossible: wizards did it.

more than 5 years ago
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DNA Suggests Three Basic Human Groups

canuck08 Re:You mean the three sons of Noah? (459 comments)

He packed too much looney in there. Who has time to respond to all of that?
Focus people, focus. Try and keep it to no more than 2 kinds of bait.

more than 5 years ago
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Statistical Suspicions In Iran's Election

canuck08 Re:If you know anything about statistics... (512 comments)

Iranians are not backwards peons dumbly ruled by overlords.
They have conducted elections many times before which have returned representative results.
The modern, highly educated people of Tehran certainly think that they are capable of conducting a fair election.

As for what can be done about it... well, read a little about Iran's history and you will see that they are quite capable of 'doing something about it'.

more than 5 years ago
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Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class

canuck08 Re:Remeber it is practicing (582 comments)

safety first... all that blood you know... you could electrocute yourself. The battery is safer than the mains.

more than 5 years ago
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Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class

canuck08 Re:Remeber it is practicing (582 comments)

It is neurological. You are imagining the irritation that is causing your cough.
It is probably neuro-encephalitis.
You should do a brain tissue biopsy.
Do you have a cordless drill?

more than 5 years ago
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Successful Launch of ESA's Herschel and Planck

canuck08 Re:FFS (121 comments)

Since English is not your first language all of these grammatical errors are totally forgivable.

Here are a few more corrections, just for fun.

...ESA launched successfully new and long awaiting spacecrafts...

Should be: '...long awaited...'

...Herschel and Planck are one of the most expensive and important...

Should be: '...are two of the most...'

They were built to perform measurements with an outstanding quality.

Should be: 'They were built to perform measurements of outstanding quality.'

The final sentence is basically a write-off. I would scrap it and try again. Try breaking it up into several sentences.

One thing you should actually get right is the proper name of the rocket! Ariane with an 'e'!

more than 5 years ago
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Swine Flu Genetics Suggest a Vaccine Is Possible

canuck08 Re:Why does it only kill Mexicans? (116 comments)

There is as yet no explanation for this.
There is some speculation but for the moment we cannot say with any confidence why there have been no deaths outside of Mexico.

It is worth noting that the number of infections outside of Mexico is not yet high enough to provide a reliable statistical sample.

The sequencing of the complete genome may yield some clues.

more than 5 years ago
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Swine Flu Genetics Suggest a Vaccine Is Possible

canuck08 Re:Stop the madness (116 comments)

Nonsense.

(a) Mexico's response.
Detection and tracking of the outbreak has been better than ever before thanks to the new arrangements and co-operation between national governments and the WHO.
Co-operation and diligence has resulted in what may be the fastest detection and response to a new virus in history.

(b) Other government responses.
I am only closely tracking the response of Canada's public health agency and that of America's CDC.
They have been doing all the right things.
Testing, tracking, sequencing the genome and developing the feed stock for the vaccine.
Communicating with the public to help people protect themselves effectively.

From what I read in the news, China and Russia are another story.
Egypt has aparrently gone insane.

(c) Health care response.
Your point here is rather vague. I have no idea what you are talking about.
Who did what that you did not like? Who did not do something you wanted them to do? Who are you talking about?

You know who IS responding inapporopriately and making things worse? The people shouting incoherent and nonsensical messages of panic.

If you want to do something to help... Wash your hands and remind others to do the same.
If you've got some skills and inspiration then please come up with a faster method of growing vaccines.

more than 5 years ago
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Judge In Pirate Bay Trial Biased

canuck08 Re:suck it up (415 comments)

Thank you. Came here to say that.

more than 5 years ago
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Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

canuck08 Re:Let me be the first one to say it ... (1870 comments)

You are so right... Just imagine a world without Mozart or Shakespeare... DaVinci or Rembrandt.
Tchaikovsky or Beethoven.
oh wait... that was before we came up the idea of copyright.

Never mind.
Imagine a world without multi-million dollar commercial art.... no Britney Spears or N-Sync?!?!?...

more than 5 years ago
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Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

canuck08 Re:Let me be the first one to say it ... (1870 comments)

"...the creator of that work to have a say in how and when its reproduced that are being preserved."

preserved?
As far as I know our copyright laws are the first incarnation of a restriction on what words or songs may be repeated.

We instituted these laws for the express purpose of boosting economic activity.
I think you should re-examine your preconceptions.

more than 5 years ago
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Vista Post-SP2 Is the Safest OS On the Planet

canuck08 Re:I have a feeling.... (1010 comments)

Absolutely.
I for one commend them for removing the entire networking stack in a security 'final-solution'.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Losing Up To $1.65M a Day On YouTube

canuck08 Re:questionable calculations (290 comments)

holy heck.
I just re-read that and they are saying $1M per DAY for bandwidth!

In that case, you can buy 7.5 Tb/s for $1M per day.

Their numbers are off by orders of magnitude.

more than 5 years ago
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Google Losing Up To $1.65M a Day On YouTube

canuck08 questionable calculations (290 comments)

From TFA:

Bandwidth: If YouTube will get 375 million unique visitors in 2009 and each user downloads video at 400 kbit/s (based on figures from a range of sources), the cost to Google of YouTube bandwidth is a minimum of $1 million a day. This assumes YouTube is paying a minimum of 50 percent of the lowest market rate for megabit-per-second services.

wtf?
I do not think those numbers mean what you think they mean.

Visitors per year is irrelevant.
Simultaneous viewers is what matters.
$1M buys you 250 Gb/s at the 'best' market rate of $4/Mb/s.
(one might also presume that google is not f-ing insane and actually peers all over the place and does not pay transit for everything)

250Gb/s divided by 400Kb/s is 655K viewers.

I do not know how many simultaneous viewers youtube has but something called 'youtube live' may have had 700k simultaneous and that was billed as 'unusually high'.

more than 5 years ago
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South Park Creators Given Signed Photo of Saddam Hussein

canuck08 Re:Seriously you guys... (1297 comments)

Meh, whether it is torture or not would depend on the details and frankly it hardly matters since it is highly likely that Saddam Hussein was tortured in more obvious ways anyway.

It is however clearly Schadenfreude and the South Park writers should be ashamed of themselves.
Anything-goes in a cartoon. In real life we need people to act with a little civility.

more than 5 years ago
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Are Long URLs Wasting Bandwidth?

canuck08 pointless (379 comments)

A typical web server will have a symmetric network connection and will be using almost entirely the outbound bandwidth.

If you are sending 90Mb/s and receiving 5Mb/s on your heavily loaded web server reducing theat 5Mb/s to 3 or 2 is utterly useless.

more than 5 years ago

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