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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

dunkelfalke Re:Do the math (134 comments)

Why do you actually care how much time your washing machine uses? Fill it up, switch it on and do something else during the time.You are not a cat, you don't have to stay and watch it spin. European washing machines take so long because the detergents are much milder.

3 hours ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

dunkelfalke Re:Waaah. (134 comments)

What about cup ramen? In the coffee pot as well?

3 hours ago
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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

dunkelfalke Re:Do the math (134 comments)

In the EU 230V outlets are standard (IEC 60038). 240V is UK (as always, they absolutely have to be different from everyone else) and Cyprus (as a former British colony).
Actually, most of the former EU countries used to have the 220V standard, but it was raised to 230V so it would be more compatible to UK.

5 hours ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

dunkelfalke Re:Here's the interesting paragraph (365 comments)

This was not the first referendum on Crimea, by the way. The first one was in 1991, with a similar outcome. In fact, Crimea has voted for independence several months before Ukraine did, but for some reason, Ukrainian independence was regocnised, but not the Crimean one. Truly, some animals are more equal than others.

yesterday
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

dunkelfalke Re:Does it really matter ? (365 comments)

Not really. Modern Russia is different to USSR in almost every way imaginable, including the things that were actually good.
The only country closely resembling the USSR of old would be Belarus.

yesterday
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

dunkelfalke Re:Easy, India or China (293 comments)

Solzhenitzyn was full of shit for several reasons and 60 million would be half of the population.

2 days ago
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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical

dunkelfalke Re:Easy, India or China (293 comments)

Well, in fact it was.
For the majority of the population life in soviet Russia was better than in czarist Russia.
It also ultimately lead to Germany becoming a democracy.

2 days ago
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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars

dunkelfalke Re:Again with the bicycles (274 comments)

Nokian spiked bike tyres are very good. Even Continental spiked bike tyres are also made in Finland.

2 days ago
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Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

dunkelfalke Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (89 comments)

Look, I had a HTC Universal which was released two bloody years before the iPhone. It was, of course, thicker, due to it having a pivot screen and a physical full QWERTY keyboard. Just without these the size would be the same. But that HTC phone had a somewhat larger display (and with higher resolution at that) and an interchangeable battery and a SD card slot.

iPhone was a downgrade to what was possible at the time.

3 days ago
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AMD Launches Radeon R7 Series Solid State Drives With OCZ

dunkelfalke Re:Marginally better (64 comments)

AMD has already sold badge engineered RAM some years ago. Just looked up, they actually still do

4 days ago
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Blackberry Moves Non-Handset Divisions Into New Business Unit

dunkelfalke Re:Looks like some editorializing by the submitter (89 comments)

Sorry, but this is difficult to believe. iPhone specs weren't anything special. In fact, high end WM phones had better hardware.

4 days ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

dunkelfalke Re:Real people just don't like dealing with Hipste (371 comments)

Suits are the professional dress of, well, suits. If there is such a thing as a professional dress for an engineer, then it would be a lab coat.

4 days ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

dunkelfalke Re:American car companies... (413 comments)

It is kinda not completely wrong.
European Ford cars are very different.

5 days ago
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Two Years of Data On What Military Equipment the Pentagon Gave To Local Police

dunkelfalke Re:Too much surplus (264 comments)

Fuck the muslims

So, marry a muslim girl and be an example for others then.

about a week ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

dunkelfalke Re: Uber is quite retarded (341 comments)

Meh, by that logic a commercial pilot license is superfluos as well, private pilot license should be enough to pilot a passenger machine after a IFR crash course since the basic skills involved are the same.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Black Tuesday Patches Bring Blue Screens of Death

dunkelfalke Re:Slashdot and Windows? (179 comments)

You must be new here.

about a week ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

dunkelfalke Re: Intellectually dishonest (254 comments)

Hate to rain on your parade, but Russia's population stopped growing when Russia became capitalist.

about two weeks ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

dunkelfalke Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

Why not?

about two weeks ago
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Clever Workaround: Visual Cryptography On Austrian Postage Stamps

dunkelfalke Re:Censorship not avoided (74 comments)

You can see HH on all license plates from Hamburg (it stands for Hanseatic city of Hamburg)

about two weeks ago

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