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New French Law Prohibits After-Hours Work Emails

daem0n1x Re:At least someone appreciates work-life balance (477 comments)

Every time the US looks bad compared to some other country in any indicator, the same excuse comes up. Care to back your claims, please?

about 5 months ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

daem0n1x Re:shenanigans (386 comments)

Can't wait for the great marijuana death wave that's coming, I take it?

Me too. I'm so tired of those marijuana junkies robbing people to feed their addiction...

about 5 months ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

daem0n1x Re:shenanigans (386 comments)

It would be great it if your excuses were backed by real data and not allegations. Care to show your sources, please?

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

daem0n1x Re:What a joke (195 comments)

And you're trying to bullshit me by saying I'm giving you a choice. I'm not giving you any choice, and I'm not denying you any choice either. What I'm saying is that we can't live on 100% organic.

Please tell me where in my posts I defend that we should go 100% organic.

Analogies to harnessing zero point energy come to mind; it's just not going to happen. We also can't live on 0% GMO either; if we end that, then countries which have ended famine in recent decades will have to go back to famine. That is a fact.

It's a fact just because you say it. I love the smell of unsubstantiated facts in the morning.

We've already outgrown what the planet's resources are capable of giving us. That doesn't mean we have to shrink or even stop growing, it just means we have to adapt. GMO is part of that adaptation.

Leaving our food safety in the hands of patent-holding capitalist corporations is the way to go? Creating artificial scarcity by means of IP?

Looking at your post history, you're quite an asshole to everybody you talk to. There are many categories of assholes, and I can already tell that you're in the grade A category. You also seem to think that you have all of life's problems already sorted out, and that everybody simply needs to place their nose in your ass to reach paradise. I'm going to tell you right now though that you're quite wrong, and in fact people following you is a surefire way for their lives to become shitty.

This has nothing to do with the argument, but OK, I'll admit I have a temper. I should be more moderated. But at least I'm straightforward. In your first reply you jump to the conclusion that I "perceive GMO as witchcraft", which is quite insulting. Unlike me, you're all Mr. Nice Guy, but in the end, you are simply an asshole in a subtler way.

You also seem to consider Europe to be "the rest of the world" and yet also somehow better than the rest of the world. Typical self centered asshole. Next time you start a world war I'll make sure the occupiers say hello.

That's quite incorrect. While I believe Europe is the best place to live in, it has many problems. You probably haven't read my comments harshly criticising EU politics. And you probably also haven't read my arguments with some people here that bash Americans, Chinese, Arabs or Africans simply out of ignorance.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

daem0n1x Re:What a joke (195 comments)

Also, your statement about food just being improperly distributed is only a result of the green revolution. Without it, and without GMO foods, there simply aren't enough resources available to feed the whole world on organic food. It's just not going to happen. You can thank companies like Monsanto for that one, but instead you want them burned at the stake for what you perceive as witchcraft.

You're trying to bullshit me using a false choice: Between GMO and 100% organic. Good luck with that. Do your rhetoric fallacies work with your friends?

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

daem0n1x Re:What a joke (195 comments)

My argument is in my comment.

about 5 months ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

daem0n1x Re:Not going to work... (408 comments)

At least beer has an active principle.

about 5 months ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

daem0n1x Re:Not going to work... (408 comments)

Yeah, because uninformed people being fooled by quacks has resulted so well in the past... for the quacks, of course!

about 5 months ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

daem0n1x Re:If this were the US.... (408 comments)

Well, they are prone to irrational behaviours, why not that one too?

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

daem0n1x Re:What a joke (195 comments)

I don't see why Monsanto is in this. GMO is a good thing; it currently plays a major role in the green revolution that is quite literally ending world hunger.

Are you a shill? You sure sound like one. The world already produces enough food for everyone, it simply isn't properly distributed. That "world hunger" jingle is cynical bullshit.

about 5 months ago
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Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Win Truth-Telling Award

daem0n1x Re:Which just goes to show (123 comments)

As someone living in that funny place called "the rest of the world" I say GET YOUR FUCKING SPYING JOB AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR FUCKING ASS.

A few billion people agree with me. They say hello.

about 5 months ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

daem0n1x Re:nope! (496 comments)

I can't parse your rant. What the fuck are you talking about?

about 5 months ago
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ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

daem0n1x Re:Oh goodness me, non-military means! (173 comments)

Actually, you're right. Human rights violations happen every day in a secret prison in Cuba. Prisoners are kept there indefinitely with no due process and are regularly tortured. What an atrocity!

You've probably heard about the place. It's called Guantanamo.

about 5 months ago
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Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

daem0n1x Re:nope! (496 comments)

I don't have 100k for a car. A € 20k car is perfectly good for me. I wouldn't call it "shit" because it does the job.

Not everyone lives in an ivory tower, you know? Most people are normal, and drive normal cars. If that doesn't fit you, and you don't have 100k, simply walk or take the bus.

about 5 months ago
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ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

daem0n1x Re:Oh goodness me, non-military means! (173 comments)

So, atrocities are OK as long as they are US-sponsored, right?

about 5 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

daem0n1x Re:Lies (544 comments)

I'm pretty sure the summary has editing errors, too. What kind of a ridiculous summary is that? What the fuck is Slashdot becoming?

about 5 months ago
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ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

daem0n1x Re:I hope this is BS (173 comments)

So, your point is that the Americans you met outside of the US have travelled to other countries?

Who would imagine?

about 5 months ago
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ZunZuneo: USAID Funded 'Cuban Twitter' To Undermine Communist Regime

daem0n1x Re:Oh goodness me, non-military means! (173 comments)

It's not like they aren't publicly known for a lot of the atrocities Castro accuses them of.

about 5 months ago

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Using smart card? You should consider buying a pinpad reader.

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  about a year and a half ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "More and more countries like Estonia, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Israel, South Africa, etc. are issuing smart card-based ID cards to replace the old paper ones.
Not only government and private services are using the ID card cryptographic capabilities as a practical means of authentication, but the ability to digitally sign documents is also being increasingly used as a replacement to paper.
You can now access government services from the comfort of your home, all you need is a PC, an Internet connection and a smart card reader.
But is it that easy? Unfortunately no. You may have to consider spending a little more on a pinpad reader. A security researcher team came up with a way to combine a keylogger with a USB-over-IP driver, enabling limitless use of your smart card as if it was connected to the attacker's computer.
Do you live in one of these countries and your tax returns are taking to long to show up? Somebody else may be getting them for you. Are you being asked to pay for a loan you never signed? Someone else may have signed it with your card."

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Oops! Sorry, we got it all wrong, IMF says

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  about 2 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "Ireland, Greece and Portugal have been under draconian austerity measures after they have been forced to ask financial rescue from the IMF, in the aftermath of the 2008 bank crash. The results of these austerity measures are well known: Recession, unemployment and general social and economic meltdown.
After all this pain and suffering, the IMF suddenly finds a gigantic flaw in the formulas used to calculate the economic effects of austerity.
Well, at least they stepped forward to recognise they screwed up. But is it in still time for European and global economies to recover?
How is it possible that worldwide economic policies be conducted by such flawed systems? Numerous economists have been warning about this for years, but they faced deaf ears. Sounds familiar? Yes, just like before the subprime bubble bust."

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US subsoil could store years worth of CO2, MIT study suggests

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  more than 2 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "The idea of storing CO2 in underground facilities is not new, but this time a new MIT study suggest a method that could avoid the problems associated with simply pumping CO2 underground.
Storing CO2 in saline aquifers takes advantage of CO2 dissolution in saltwater. This way, there is no danger of it escaping back to the surface and these aquifers are not useful for human consumptions, anyway.
Could this be the way to slowly phase out old polluting technologies without disrupting our way of life?"

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New battery promises ten times more and faster cha

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  more than 2 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "Could this be the breakthrough we've all been expecting that will finally make the electric car a reality? Researchers of Northwestern University, USA have came up with a new way to build lithium-ion batteries that changes dramatically both the charge time and capacity. Guess what it involves? That's right, graphene. Looks like this new material can do just about anything."
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Vulnerability of the malaria parasite could be the

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  more than 2 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "The horrible malaria disease is one of the main causes of poverty in tropical areas, and kills one millions persons a year. This disease is not easily treatable and, for decades, the development of a vaccine has been only a remote hope.

However, a team of scientists recently found the mechanism that the most violent of the malaria-causing parasites, plasmodium falciparum, uses as a door to enter blood red cells. This is a ground-breaking discovery that may finally lead to the creation of a vaccine."

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Four Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live B

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  more than 2 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "Does success come from creative geniuses or common people? Is the constant stress and information overload we're subject to nowadays making us more or less productive? Should we work more, or less hours to produce more?

In this blog entry, specialist Tony Schwartz tries to demolish a few myths about productivity that, despite being denied by science over and over, seem to be the Holy Bible of managements all around the world.

All those geeks out there in the corporate world should read this. Maybe we've been getting it all wrong, and insisting in anti-patterns that make us less productive, and miserable."

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Moody's Website Hacked by Portuguese Anonymous Hac

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  more than 3 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "Under the pressure of the finantial rating agencies, Portugal issued several austerity plans to cut down spending and raise taxes, causing great pain to Portuguese population and businesses. No austerity plan ever satisfied the infamous agencies, that kept downgrading the country's rating no matter what measures would be taken. Looks like Portugal was marked for bankrupcy, and maybe someone is trying its best for it to happen, no matter what the country does.

At this moment, after the Socialist government fell and gave place to a right-wing governmet, after a loan was requested to the IMF to rescue the country's finances, after yet another austerity plan have been forced by the IMF and European Commmission, the Moody's rating agency decided to cut the nation's rating by 4 levels, putting it in the "trash" category. This caused outrage almost everywhere. The cut is considered unjustified and unfair by almost every finantial authority, and can have very serious consequences in Portugal's shaken economy.

Some unknown Portuguese hackers decided to get even and exploited a security vulnerability in Moody's website to make it load a fake page making fun of Moody's. Looks like the agency's rating in web security is not so shiny, after all."

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Portuguese reply to Finland in video

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  more than 3 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "The international speculators and the infamous rating agencies we all know and love have made yet another victim: Portugal is now the third EU country to ask for an IMF rescue to be able to pay the 12% usury interest being imposed on its national debt. But it's not always that easy. The rescue has to be approved by other EU members, and Finland, who elected a far-right government recently, is threatening to veto it and leave Portugal with no other way than restructure its debt and maybe leave the Euro zone.

How do you fight your battles in the information age? The Portuguese have replied with this well-humoured video displaying lots of curious facts about the country that many people have no idea about. Even I learned a few things about my own country. And the video ends with a quite interesting twist...

On the other hand, taking into account the absolutely disastrous record the IMF has, maybe the Finns are doing us a favour, after all."

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Portugal Gives Itself a Clean-Energy Makeover

daem0n1x daem0n1x writes  |  about 4 years ago

daem0n1x (748565) writes "It appears that some countries in oil-poor Europe are making a successful transition to renewable energy at a fast and steady pace. This article talks about the small country of Portugal on the West Coast of Europe, known by its white sand beaches, oranges, fish and wines. Portugal has no oil, but lots of sun and wind. Five years ago, the government decided, against many dissenting voices, to invest massively in taking advantage of the country's natural advantages in clean energy. The results are here. It used to be a heavy energy importer, but now it exports it. Getting ready for the next oil shock?"
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