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Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere

cbraescu1 Re:"caused by Ocean" (185 comments)

Plot twist: Billy Ocean was the good guy. His evil twin, otherwise...

about 2 months ago

Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

cbraescu1 Re:What's the problem... (92 comments)

I think you're really a special kind of stupid.

First of all, a company doing business in a country must respect and obey the laws of said country. That goes without even saying, moron. Apple has registered subsidiaries in China, nevermind their huge manufacturing sourcing business in mainland.

As for "gradually been bringing its manufacturing back home" this means you are too stupid to cross the street. No consumer IT / electronics company in the US, Apple included, can bring manufacturing back to the US. The ecosystem for the electronics is simply not available in the US anymore. Apple made some noise about that http://www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnfingleton/2013/11/03/reports-of-americas-manufacturing-renaissance-are-just-a-cruel-hoax/ but it's *NOISE*, nothing more.

about 4 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

cbraescu1 Re:The Canadian Exodus.... (1633 comments)

What makes you so sure that Canada is willing to let you in with your firearms?

Which part of "on the way to the Canadian border" was somehow unclear to you?

about 8 months ago

Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

cbraescu1 Re:Militia, then vs now (1633 comments)

At the time there were limited arms (you took about 2 minutes to reload) vs able to empty a couple clips in that same amount of time, now.

At the time the press was literally a mechanical device that took between 1 to 3 hours to print the first sheet of paper (I'm counting from before having the letters put in place).

Based on your cretinous logic, freedom of the press today should be limited to the technological limits 200 years ago.

about 8 months ago

8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

cbraescu1 Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (86 comments)

Hello, companero, sorry to break your leftist bubble, but Allende was far worse than Pinochet, the both were surpassed by Peron, and Castro (not exactly South America, as you wisely restricted your criteria, but Latin America) and Chavez surpass them all.

about 9 months ago

Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

cbraescu1 Re:Sure... (498 comments)

just one MP talking out of stress

This is truly the crux of the issue from the perspective of Ukraine, since now they see a lack of nuclear deterrent made them unable to resist Russia.

In all such cases the discussion is opened by someone of a second rank, acting as a battering ram. Once the discussion is open and the shock is gone, the leaders can step in. For example in the USA during the presidential campaigns the VP candidates are the ones doing the aggressive talks, allowing the POTUS candidates to look, well, "presidential".

about 9 months ago

In Ukraine, Cyber War With Russia Heating Up

cbraescu1 Goodwill about taking in Snowden?? (256 comments)

any international goodwill Russia might have obtained by taking in Snowden

I'm not aware of any mainstream, non-fringe government expressing goodwill towards Russia about taking in Snowden. Please feel free to prove me wrong, I'm not trolling.

about 10 months ago

Snowden Document Says Dutch Secret Service Hacks Internet Forums

cbraescu1 "is" vs "would" (162 comments)

And yes, that is gross misconduct against Dutch law.

Just because Snowden alleges anything doesn't necessarily mean that thing is true. Snowden must provide enough proof (be it direct or indirect) for his claims to be actually taken seriously.

Therefore, by logic, the OP should have actually commented "what WOULD BE gross misconduct against Dutch law".

1 year,22 days

Japan Unveils Largest Warship Since WW2

cbraescu1 Re:Raised eyebrows in China? (282 comments)

It wasn't from Russia but from Ukraine. And it wasn't a "used carrier" but an unfinished one.

about a year ago

'Smart Gun' Firm Wants You To Fund Its Prototype

cbraescu1 Re:This solves ? (558 comments)

So basically you can't tell a joke unless it's explained to you, right?

about a year and a half ago

Police Capture Second Marathon Bombing Suspect in Watertown, Mass.

cbraescu1 Re:Make him run the Marathon (773 comments)

"Actually amazing that you" (i.e., the US) "didn't fuck up after WW2"

Let me guess: you're European but NOT from Eastern Europe. Please wake up. Eastern Europe 1945-1989 was thrown to the red wolves.

about a year and a half ago

Huge Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant

cbraescu1 Re:How Tragic (422 comments)

The fertilizer explodes if on fire and reaching a specific temperature.

about a year and a half ago

The Paradox of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

cbraescu1 China is not militaristic (266 comments)

"China is not militaristic and expansionist (in relative terms) despite all the noise"

Yeah, let's just ask India, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines. You should be ashamed of your self-inflicted cretinism.

about 2 years ago

Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

cbraescu1 I don't think it means what you think it means (425 comments)

"After the revolution when Iran stopped being Persia they quickly went back to a 2nd world country."

Actually the classification of 1st / 2nd / 3rd world is not about economic development level, but about allegiance to the Western block (1st world), Soviet block (2nd world) or neither (aka "non-aligned").

about 2 years ago

Stan Lee Celebrates 90th Birthday

cbraescu1 Stan Lee is not an immigrant (57 comments)

@theRealStanLee (nee Stanley Lieber), the Romanian immigrant who created or co-created most of Marvel Comics' memorable heroes.

While Stan Lee has Jewish-Romanian ancestry, he is definitely not an immigrant. He was born in 1922 on American soil, in New York City.

about 2 years ago

Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

cbraescu1 Re:Soviet tradtions (164 comments)

Hitler applied National-Socialims. Stalin and Mao applied Communism. Stop bullshiting us about the Commune of Paris and (LOL!) the Anarchists in Spain. Really, doens't strike you as strange the idea that the Anarchists of Spain would apply Communism instead of Anarchisms?

more than 2 years ago

Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

cbraescu1 Re:Illegal ?? Unethical ?? (164 comments)

This world that we live in today, where "paid reviews", "forum astroturfing", "blog spamming" and "rabid fanboyism" are been actively encouraged and sponsored by for profit corporations such as Microsoft, Adobe, Apple Inc., - mainly from the Western democracies - any effort in linking Russia to similar "illegal" and/or "unethical" activities is futile

if you can't distinguish between private businesses and a government intelligence agency then, my friend, you're a moron.

Is that simple.

more than 2 years ago

Russia's Former KGB Invests In Political Propaganda Spambots

cbraescu1 Re:Soviet tradtions (164 comments)

Condemning Communism because of the actions of Stalin or Mao is simply ignorant.

My dear, you are an ignorant cretin when saying these cretinous words. Both Stain and Mao *applied* the Communist doctrine and in doing so they sent tens of millions to their graves. The actions of Stalin and Mao were undoubtedly a direct consequence of their Communist policies.

When you're too brainwashed to accept facts, please stop commenting on them on the Internet, you're wasting precious bandwidth.

more than 2 years ago

Prime Ministerial Plagiarism Farce Continues In Romania

cbraescu1 Re:WTF? (60 comments)

During the last 2 months I just watched in disbelief how my country's stability spiraled out of control

Romania today is just as stable as 2 months ago or 2 years ago. Sorry to pop your drama bubble, but there is no such spiral in Romania.

For very very strong political reasons, he's been placed in charge of our government.

That's how real democracies work: prime ministers get office only for political reasons. The stronger the reasons, the better. And yes, you seem unaware of basic rules of functional, Western-style democracy.

Everything he ever did in his life he owes to his masters (including his wife. no kidding.)

Chauvinist much?

The bottom line is that the tension is very high with a very elaborate, political and special interests groups led, conspiracy to capture the justice system being in danger because this guy plagiarized his doctoral thesis. This really matters to me because I'll have to move out of the country if those groups succeed.

Such paranoid statement is beyond ridiculous. Yeah, the Romanian nerd will have to emigrate if some despicable new politician conspiracy to cover-up his plagiarized PhD thesis will end up in capturing the entire justice system.

My advice is to stop playing drama queen on Slashdot and start realizing it's all a storm within a tea cup, affecting a few politicians in a small democracy already part of the EU.

more than 2 years ago

What If the Apollo Program Never Happened?

cbraescu1 Re:Ironic? (756 comments)

$DIETY = Deity of $diet

more than 2 years ago



Building a traffic radar system with speed capture

cbraescu1 cbraescu1 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

cbraescu1 (180267) writes "I live in a multi-million city (someplace in the Middle East, the country is not important) and I am mad as hell. The car traffic is going from bad to worse and I'm sick of all the car accidents that keep happening (one of the biggest accidents and mortality rates per km/mile of road or per 1,000 vehicles). It seems like there is no way of stopping the kamikaze drivers. I just witnessed a car accident a few hours ago, and in the last months I've given first aid to 2 other car accidents, all happening within 500 meters / 1,600 feet from each other. Today's victims escaped alive but the motorcycle (who was responsible) just run away and the police wasn't equipped with radiostations to catch them. There are laws but not much willingness to enforce them, no traffic lights at all.

After speaking with some of my friends we decided to take the issue in our hands: build a traffic radar system with speed capture, install it on our own expense, and share the generated penalties with the city government (all subject of their approval, of course). We want to start on the main avenue (more than 15 km / 9.3 miles) and to "roll" the income from the penalties into covering new streets (so that perpetrators will basically finance the system). We're not rich and we will not ask for our money back. We just need to make the system start and we're confident the penalty fees will cover its spread.

So, I'm asking Slashdot: what would be a workable way to build such system? It must withstand drivers claiming the system is cheating, and it must withstand high temperatures, high levels of humidity, and crappy electricity. Please help. This is about technology saving lives — literally."

What file server hosting for a movie website?

cbraescu1 cbraescu1 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

cbraescu1 writes "I'm planning of launching a website for selling movies (legal non-DRM downloads). The downloading itself will be done by FTP (no streaming). Since the average size of a movie file will be around 1 GB, even a small operation will generate a huge monthly bandwidth. Therefore I ask the fellow Shashdotters which file server hosting provider would be a good choice for such website. I assume the answers will be useful for anyone who plans on distributing large files over internet on a regular basis."


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