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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

dbIII Re:Bugs are DRM (144 comments)

Sounds good.

10 hours ago
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Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet

dbIII Re:Hey scientists (139 comments)

Would have loved to be there instead of here when in was +42C over the weekend, and I'm not even in the tropics.

11 hours ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

dbIII Re:decentralisation of energy supply (181 comments)

Sorry, misunderstood, and good point about infrastructure being neglected in the UK apart from a few major cities.
Another thing is there's some form of heat pump electricity generation technology that can only work in the niche of a cold place with a lot of tunnels underground filled with water - which is anywhere in Scotland where coal has been dug up. I forget the name of the project.

11 hours ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

dbIII Re:Bugs are DRM (144 comments)

Read review 3 as to why I use the warez version despite having a legal copy. That isn't me that wrote it but it may as well have been.

12 hours ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

dbIII Re:decentralisation of energy supply (181 comments)

You've got it backwards. Decentralisation is pretty well the holy grail of grid stability. When things go down you are left with a hole instead of losing half the grid.

13 hours ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

dbIII Vitrification is so 1970s (181 comments)

Vitrification means keeping it desert dry forever. Incorporation such as Synrok is a different story.

13 hours ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

dbIII Re: Nuclear is Clean (181 comments)

Not hard since they are building the first of that kind!
Be interesting to see how it performs.

13 hours ago
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Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source

dbIII Re:Too late (181 comments)

Hence also the problem with fission effectively stuck in the 1970s. It's 2014 and the best new thing we can build is an AP1000.
Who knows where we would be if the nuclear lobby spend as much as they did on hookers and blow for Senators as the did on R&D?
Who knows where we would be if the nuclear lobby didn't eat their own children by demanding the shutdown of the Clinton era thorium reactor project?

13 hours ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

dbIII Typo - here's the patch (144 comments)

"You seem to have a lot of mistresses. There's a word for keepers like you."

13 hours ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

dbIII Re:Bugs are DRM (144 comments)

2) is what happened with Dungeon Keeper 2. I've got the original CD and all the patches but had huge problems installing and running it on three systems since. The warez version just worked, it applied the patches and removed the buggy copy protection that was responsible for many crashes.
Awesome narration in that game. "You seem the have a lot of mistresses. There's a word for keepers like you."

13 hours ago
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

dbIII Re:It happened (112 comments)

Unlike the poor suckers who were sold short by budget cuts I had less need of educating myself. I had people who were paid to educate me instead of attempt childcare for oversized classes of teenagers.

yesterday
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

dbIII Re:It happened (112 comments)

No misconceptions. Education was cut from the time of Reagan and the shit you read here is the result.

yesterday
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Kim Dotcom Says Legal Fight Has Left Him Broke

dbIII Re:It happened (112 comments)

Yes. Google "ebonics" for the pidgin English that was going to be forced on a few due to cost cutting, but then effectively became mainstream due to cost cutting.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

dbIII Record profits not just cost (508 comments)

There is a vast amount of padding for profitability and it's a "who watches the watchman" situation since the government setting the rules is one of the direct beneficiaries of increased profits.
Energex reaps record profits:
http://www.couriermail.com.au/...

Queensland electricity bills could be reduced without selling state's assets: report
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.a...
It links to this report:
http://images.brisbanetimes.co...
Points 9 and 10 are interesting - 88 million in the last year the government received out of the pockets of electricity consumers as a dividend. The previous government did the same which is one reason it has not been raised by the opposition. It's one of the many downsides of pretend privitisation and a pretend market (others include a loss of economies of scale from artificial barriers constructed between groups that all have the same owner).

yesterday
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Australia Elaborates On a New Drift Model To Find MH370

dbIII Re:Looking for Answers in the Debris (144 comments)

Not as such. The main contractors are a private company that can make more money looking for oil, however they are stuck with this gig for a while.

yesterday
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

dbIII Life is not a disaster movie (236 comments)

I fear the people who will get desperate when they reap the fruit of their own ignorance.

When shit gets real there's more "the spirit of the blitz" than Mad Max. Compare the hysterics of meteor movies with Russian dashcam footage where the real thing is not even enough to turn down the stereo, let alone stop driving.

2 days ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

dbIII Re:Burial customs? (236 comments)

Do you understand the average education levels in Africa?

Rapidly converging with the US average. Increased communication is paying off.

2 days ago
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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen

dbIII Re:Burial customs? (236 comments)

I'm curious, did that one come from Pauline Hanson, Clive Palmer or a drunken Big Brother contestant? If not where the fuck did you hear of such weird shit?

2 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

dbIII Re:You got a word wrong (367 comments)

I can only presume you are addressing that to yourself with your all powerful environomentalist strawman that does not exist. Thatcher and Reagan were real people, not strawmen, that really did cut back on nuclear power, and neither of them had a reputation as environmentalists.

2 days ago

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