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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

dunkelfalke Re:German illegal? (323 comments)

I wonder why. Myself I am from Germany, been often enough in Czech Republic. Czech food is usually boring - basically the same as in Southern Germany - and the bakeries aren't really anything special. You'll probably find more interesting bread in a small German town than anywhere in Prague.

5 days ago
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Too Much Privacy: Finnish Police Want Big Euro Notes Taken Out of Circulation

dunkelfalke Re:USA 1969 (314 comments)

Euro was originally planned this way, and the only reason why these banknotes exist in first place is Germany so rich Germans would be able to continue to bring unreported income to Switzerland easily. Also helps the Christ Democrat Party with their illegal donations

5 days ago
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US Remains Top Country For Global Workers

dunkelfalke Re:Well yeah (123 comments)

Because the revenue of Airbus is only the revenue of the fixed wing aircraft manufacture division while the revenue of Boeing is everything: airplanes, helicopters, rockets and satellites. Better try this.

And no, not all top pharma companies are US based. Boehringer Ingelheim and Bayer are German, GlaxoSmithKline is British, Novartis and Roche are Swiss, Sanofi is French. Okay, Merck is nowadays American, but it was in fact started as a German company.

So, before you start flag-waving, better check the facts first.

about two weeks ago
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Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca Aim To Invade Ukraine's Govt. In Upcoming Elections

dunkelfalke Re:Very suspisious (63 comments)

No, but then again neither Britain, nor Greece nor France and so on arm their neo-nazis and give them right to kill people. Ukraine does, though.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

dunkelfalke Re:At last a good idea (174 comments)

There is truth in it. Before I started cycling I had quite a problem with breathing. Two years later the lung function test shown values of a ten year younger guy. I was impressed.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

dunkelfalke Re:At last a good idea (174 comments)

The thing is, cycling is, in fact, good enough for most of people but you are suggesting to optimise for fringe cases like you first. It is way easier to optimise for the majority and to take care of special needs separately.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

dunkelfalke Re:Distance and Charge Time (174 comments)

They are also huge, with the according airflow. Piston aircraft with comparable performance was actually way louder.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

dunkelfalke Re:Distance and Charge Time (174 comments)

In my personal experience, hybrid garbage trucks are significantly less noisy than normal ones.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

dunkelfalke Re:At last a good idea (174 comments)

There are thicker skullcaps and they also cover the ears. Might not fit the current helmet so you would need a second helmet for the winter.

To me, personally, given decent clothing and spiked tires, the worst thing about cycling in winter is having to be slow enough so I don't have to breathe with my mouth, and this takes a lot of fun from cycling.

about two weeks ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

dunkelfalke Re:correlation != causation (261 comments)

It is actually obvious. The red ones go faster, thus they get more tickets.

about three weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

dunkelfalke Re:No he didn't (217 comments)

What does being totalitarian have to do with anything?
In the USSR there was no airport security at all and airplanes could be boarded almost like trains until several hijackings happened in the 1970ies. In fact, il-86 design allowed the passengers to bring their luggage with them.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

dunkelfalke Re:Lil' Putin (197 comments)

Well, on the other hand USSR had Pepsi.

about three weeks ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

dunkelfalke Re:Folks need to see 'The Day After' (342 comments)

There distinction you are trying to make, idiot, is without difference. When you switch an argument from the topic being argued to the person doing the arguing â" whether it is name-calling or discussing his hygiene â" it is an argumentum ad hominem â" a fallacy.

Nope. I didn't say that your argumentation is wrong because you are an idiot - that would be ad hominem - I have called you an idiot because of your stupid arguments: which basically consist of "kill the evil commies" and "military fuck yeah".

If you are from Europe, then Obama is "yours" even more â" whereas his popularity in the US in 2008 barely exceeded the 50% necessary for being elected, he was and remains more popular in the corrupt continent (80+%). For all I care, you can have him any day of the week â" the sooner the better. Just be sure to take Joe Biden with him.

"A witty saying proves nothing" - Voltaire.
Your cult of personality is also meaningless to me and
your country is in fact more corrupt than mine.

Yeah, nothing like a strong leader for those unwashed sand-niggers, is there? Some peoples may have a democratic government, but certain untermensch just need a strong hand, right?

It is quite hypocritical to accuse me of logical fallacies and yourself using
#1: a strawman argument here and another strawman argument in the next paragraph

And no, Iraq is democratic in name only and a good part of the rebels in Syria were indeed islamist crazies. Your government has funded and armed a civil war and for what? And I don't care, whether it was Obama or Bush, from over here I cannot see any real difference.

Sure. And Palestine would've been a united and calm, if America had not given Israel any support. And China would've unified into a calm Confucian existence long ago, had the US not defended Taiwan. And Germany too would've united much earlier â" under Eric Honecker (or even Ulbricht), of course. Wouldn't such have been a better world? If only the US war-mongers didn't resist Communism, huh?..

Ah, the loggical fallacy #2: non sequitur
First, Israel is very well able to defend themselves, they have a thriving military industry. Second, if Merkins, Brits and the French hadn't decided to start a pissing contest with the Soviets, Germany would have been reunited in the 1950ies and neutral just as Austria is. And after Stalin died, it would have been even better.

But no, the pissing contest must go on, damn the costs.

No, you dimwit. If you can't read English, stay out of English arguments. I challenged you to explain, how the things would've been better in the North Korea, if the South Korea's regime was kinder and gentler.

My English is good enough. And I speak three other languages, by the way. And you fail reading comprehension. I have very explained whereto a war leads. A better government in South Korea would have avoided the civil war. In fact, without Syngman Ree's action there would not have been North Korea in first place, it was created as the reaction to his actions. And without the previous mentioned pissing contest there would have been one single Korea, as planned at the Yalta conference.

Rising and sleeping under the blanket of the very freedom we provide, you are questioning the manner in which we provide it... Chicken.

Yes, I do question it. Your military doesn't provide freedom, it only pushes everyone involved in stupid ventures, mafia style: "It is nice freedom you have there. Would be a shame if something happened to it." For all I care, Germany should have quit NATO decades ago. Or even better, never have participated in it.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

dunkelfalke Re:Folks need to see 'The Day After' (342 comments)

This was not an "ad hominem". This was an insult. Don't you know the difference?

And now I am going to call you an idiot (another insult, by the way) for assuming that Obama would be somehow mine, even though I am from Germany, never been to USA and not planning to go to.

The current mess in Iraq has been caused by toppling Saddam Hussein. And then by arming the crazies who were rebelling against Assad. Like I said, chickenhawks like you.

You are seriously calling the Southern regime back then "kindler gentler"? Never heard of the Jeju massacre? Like already mentioned, up till the 1970ies South Korea was a hellhole worse than North Korea - and this is an impressive achievment. Syngman Rhee was an evil bastard and probably murdered more people than Kim Il Sung.

Without American intervention a way less radical government for an united Korea would be quite possible, more akin to former Yugoslavia. Only the war helped the real crazies remain in power.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

dunkelfalke Re:Folks need to see 'The Day After' (342 comments)

GP is a chickenhawk. People like him are the reason for the current mess in Iraq. Besides, the mess in Korea was American's fault in first place - they have supported a bloody dictator for the sole reason of being an anticommunist. It was so bad that up to the 1970ies North Korea had higher standard of living. Without that meddling things could have been way better.

about a month ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

dunkelfalke Re:chest thumping... planet of the apes (342 comments)

If Ukraine was a nuclear power, Ukraine would have sold all the nukes years ago just as they have sold 90% of their normal military hardware. Who knows where they would have landed.

Besides, as silly as the current Ukrainian government is (their minister of defence has actually recently claimed that Russia nuked Ukrainian forces in Donetsk), even they would use them in the current conflict.

about a month ago
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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

dunkelfalke Re:10 and 2 is for older cars (326 comments)

Different countries use differet airbag designs.
US standards are calculated for unbuckled imbeciles, European standards are calculated for buckled people, so EU airbags are way softer.

about a month ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

dunkelfalke Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

Stop spreading lies.

http://www.energycomment.de/wp...

These "record amounts" of yours amount to half of what was burned in 1990 and in fact the amount of brown coal burned has been basically more or less the same since 1996.

As one can clearly see from the graph, nuclear power has been displaced by renewables and only by them. Fossil fuels use either remains stable or goes down in the case of oil.

about a month ago

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