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Infected ATMs Give Away Millions of Dollars Without Credit Cards

drsquare This doesn't add up (83 comments)

If you have access to the ATM physically, why not just take the cash there and then?

about 2 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

drsquare Re:Idiot (942 comments)

Why would you be measuring flour by volume anyway? Unless you're an idiot.

If metric is bad for cooking, why do Americans cook less than the rest of the world?

about 2 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

drsquare Re: Simple answer (942 comments)

Do you have any proof that you can feel a difference of less than a degree? That would be a fine trick considering the temperature in a room can vary by several degrees in itself.

about 2 months ago
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Kickstarter Lays Down New Rules For When a Project Fails

drsquare Re:Good. IndieGoGo should do it too (203 comments)

Even if solar roads did work, they offer no advantages, and many disadvantages, over building normal roads and just putting the solar panels in a field.

In your first two examples, there are significant advantages to rocks and asphalt. There are literally no advantages to solar roadways over other ways of doing it.

about 2 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:The over-65's swung it for No (474 comments)

Scotland was united with England very much against the wishes of the Scottish people. Scotland is not oppressed, but it's forced to live with policies by a government that it would never vote for. The flavour of Tory politics that rules in the South-East does not jive with Scotland at all.

about 2 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:The over-65's swung it for No (474 comments)

Except Britain doesn't have freedom or speech or assembly. An independent Scotland could have altered that, but they're stuck with London's Orwellian approach now.

about 2 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:The over-65's swung it for No (474 comments)

How can the over-65s influence an election in a country where the life expectancy isn't even that high?

about 2 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

In general, the young are more liberal than the old. Scotland in general is a more liberal country than England, which is becoming increasingly conservative as Cameron continues the job started by Thatcher. A lot of younger Scots would like Scotland to be independent so they can model the country of the socialist Scandinavian countries which are more prosperous than Britain.

As it stands, they're wedded to the economic policies of England, specifically the hyper-conservative South-East which dreams of modelling Britain after America, and selects policy mainly for the benefit of London's finance industry, even at the expense of industry in the rest of the country. A shipyard in Scotland might lose all its foreign orders and shut down because of London's politicians fiddling with the currency, or a Glasgow businessman might be unable to find a premises due to high property costs, deliberately inflated to benefit the banks and promote debt-based consumer spending to benefit the retailers.

I don't really know anything about Quebec, but Canada is a federal country, and doesn't have one province with 5/6ths of the population so the same issues don't apply.

about 2 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

A lot of those things are changing as British politicians try to model the country after America.

about 2 months ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:Everyone loses (474 comments)

Healthy growth? Wages plummeting, zero-hours contracts proliferating, real jobs replaced by involuntary 'self employment', debts soaring, bailiffs doing record business, food banks struggling to keep up with demand. If this is healthy growth I'd love to know what you consider unhealthy.

GDP is only of real relevance to economists and politicians. Ireland has a high GDP but its people still have to mass-emigrate because there is no work there.

about 2 months ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

drsquare Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (292 comments)

That isn't really true. You have to pay for xbox live even if you don't use any Microsoft servers. Even if you play on a third-party developer's server, a community server, or play peer-to-peer, you still have to pay Microsoft. It's effectively an Internet tax.

about 2 months ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

drsquare Re:What? (368 comments)

I'm pretty sure that the xbox version of the game sold more than any other. It's big on tablets too.

about 3 months ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

drsquare Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Those rockets they have killed what 2 or 3? there are over 1000 Palestinians dead.

All that means is that Israel are much better at this rocket exchange business than Palestine. Which makes you wonder why Palestine don't give up. Attacking Israel will have no results for Palestine other than complete annihilation. Fwiw, Northern Ireland was not integrated, but is more divided than ever, and thanks to Britain pandering to Irish terrorism, there are now convicted terrorists running free as part of peace agreements.

about 4 months ago
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Add a TV Tuner To Your Xbox (In Europe)

drsquare Re:I must be missing something (81 comments)

Yes, but this allows you to use the Xbox's DVR features. Before the Xbox couldn't do that because it couldn't understand OTA TV signals.

about 4 months ago
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Does Google Have Too Much Influence Over K-12 CS Education?

drsquare Re:It's time (66 comments)

School vouchers have failed everywhere they've been tried.

about 5 months ago
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Sony Overtakes Rival Nintendo In Console Sales

drsquare Re:Not just that (127 comments)

Haven't you got the memo? Nintendo is losing money now. Sony's console division is profitable.

about 5 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

drsquare Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

That sounds like it would be pretty expensive. And that's assuming just the panel is damaged and not the surface underneath it. This whole thing is pie in the sky and I'm surprised so many otherwise intelligent people have drunk the koolaid.

about 6 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

drsquare Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

How much wear did they simulate in the lab? Twenty years of heavy vehicles driving over it, wearing down the glass and depositing dirt, oil and rubber?

about 6 months ago

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