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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

delt0r Re:What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (465 comments)

Greenpeace may have started with the boomers. But the new generation with a lot of time on their hands and rather limited experience or for that matter education, on how things really work. I remember feeling all indignant about big industry and "corporations", but i kept reading and soon learnt the reality of the situation. After all I was enjoying a rather nice lifestyle because of of big industry and corporations.

I mean how many greenpeace people with iPhones, or worse driving around protesting all the time on the unemployment benefit (know a few that did that in NZ) do you know.

4 days ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

delt0r Re:I guess Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking (416 comments)

I once worked in the field. I have published more than him, i have more citations than him. Turns out if you want to be respected in science you need to do more than good PR, many of us don't like this guy, but understand the PR angle, and why you can't really fire him.

I suggest you Google him, and note the lack of contributions.

4 days ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

delt0r Re:Ok, looks good (377 comments)

I do have to pay for serious bandwidth. A hell of a lot more than 1Mbps too. Now sort out the licences...... have fun with that. End of the day, you won't save a dam thing. Unless you have your lawyers on retainer and they don't already have something to do.

4 days ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

delt0r Re:I guess Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking (416 comments)

Yet every other scientist has to do far more work just to keep a job than him. So unless intelligent is code for "not do much for 20 years", he is not nearly as intelligent as you claim. Unless you want to reference some evidence to the contrary.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

delt0r Re:Sounds unlikely to me (135 comments)

I am well aware of the literature. You probably should read his other post in this exchange.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

delt0r Re:Sounds unlikely to me (135 comments)

Whats wrong, you can't even work the internet? Most of this research is not behind a pay wall. If you wanted to read it or know about it, you would. But you don't. Just another person who is willfully ignorant on the internet.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

delt0r Re:Sounds unlikely to me (135 comments)

It is true that its not conclusive, but there is evidence that it happened or probably happened. If it did happen however then other things are also probably happened.

And by probably i mean at the level of confidence of any AGW prediction model. ie a bit. Yet every man and his dog knows that scientist having everything correct with AGW and your a coal/oil denier shill if you disagree. Yet every armchair scientist that hasn't even bothered to read the wiki about $TOPIC know why everyone working in the field is so clearly wrong.

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

delt0r Re:Massively patent-encumbered (377 comments)

Couldn't agree more. And these claims of 2x better are just not supported by the data *once* you move past absolute shit low end tiny bitrate crap where your comparing shit with crap. Once your at the quality end of movie/images the differences between compression schemes is small.

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

delt0r Re:BPG natively supports 8 to 14 bits per channel (377 comments)

For most people its not even close to an issue. For niche use sure, in fact i have wanted more range before resolution, but how many monitors support it? Most people think facebook photos are high quality and that you can have a 700MB bluray rip :'(

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

delt0r Re:Ok, looks good (377 comments)

Thing is that no one cares about the image size anymore. We have more bandwidth, larger harddrives and well my image collection is a tiny part of my storage and bandwidth requirements. Then there is a patent bullshit that will inevitably go with this. H2?? whatever it is based off is not free.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

delt0r Re:Sounds unlikely to me (135 comments)

Run the numbers. Oh you just make stuff up? Well perhaps you should publish your enlightened treatment of planet formation.

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

delt0r Re:in other news... (225 comments)

WTF are you talking about? This is not a FEL, and 2 FELs don't have plasma but high energy electron beams, and 3 if the FEL produces visible wavelengths normal mirrors work fine. I think your getting confused with some comic book super villain with a touch of star trek technobabble.

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

delt0r Re:in other news... (225 comments)

Its only 30KW. It won't be all that disastrous at all. It really isn't all that powerful. Even a dirty mirror will significantly increase the dwell time required. Add an ablative layer. You could take seconds to do anything. The if they fired 2 at the same time?

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

delt0r Re:End of flight as we know it (225 comments)

FEL are the size of a football field and even then are a full R&D project just to make them work. Once. You have been reading to many comic books.

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

delt0r Re:End of flight as we know it (225 comments)

Relevant. Exactly how does this increase combat effectiveness outside Somalia pirates?

about a week ago
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US Navy Authorizes Use of Laser In Combat

delt0r Re:End of flight as we know it (225 comments)

So this shot something moving a few 10s of miles an hour on absolutely flat water and you think that look reasonable destructive?

This looks a lot more destructive. And they only have to fire a few at once. Also point defense is nothing new. Antiship missiles are designed with them in mind.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

delt0r Re:Sounds unlikely to me (135 comments)

You know we have thought of that. If you run the numbers, the atmosphere stays hot enough for long enough that much if not all escapes into space. The impact created the moon, it was really really hot for a while.

about a week ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

delt0r Re:so why is ApplePay required (375 comments)

Quite a few countries are and have been more or less cashless for some time. In NZ for example almost no one uses cash, its all cards and has been that way for a long time. Online transactions are mostly direct transfers. We have not had a government no privacy zombie Apocalypse yet. Also cash is not as anonymous as you think.

about two weeks ago

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delt0r delt0r writes  |  about 8 years ago

delt0r writes "The new exemptions include Cell phone reuse [www.businessweek.com], backups for Archivists, and removal of malware [www.freedom-to-tinker.com]. But does not go far enough with regard to personal fair use. It is however a step in the right direction. Here [www.copyright.gov] is copyright office page on the changes."

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