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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

e70838 Re:Well, we really should be at that stage by now. (485 comments)

I think solar is the energy of the future and that hydrogen may be a good storage for car. But solar efficiency needs to be improved at least ten fold before is can compete with nuclear.

5 days ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

e70838 fully agree (280 comments)

I fully a agree. My main computer in on linux since many years. It is used as a normal desktop: browser, mail, office, scanner, printer and sometimes for development. I would like to be able to customize my development environment as if it was an independant virtual machine, but with the full power of my computer.

about a week ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

e70838 interference-proof (298 comments)

How magnetic fields could be interference-proof ?

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

e70838 Re:No problem (423 comments)

Run XP in a VM that starts always fresh.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

e70838 Re:I have your conversion right here... (860 comments)

The single microsoft software on the computer of my old father is powerpoint viewer. Thanks to wine, it works perfectly fine to watch all the attachements of his mails.

about 6 months ago
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Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

e70838 Re:No, because they are not compatible (551 comments)

Nuclear is inflexible. I think nuclear plant should produce hydrogen during low load period and that cars should run on hydrogen. In Germany, they have stopped using nuclear, the result is more pollution caused by coal. Il think nuclear is the less bad solution until solar solutions are developed.

about 7 months ago
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Oracle Broadens Legal Fight Against Third-party Solaris Support Providers

e70838 Suicide (142 comments)

It looks as if oracle is doing its best to make developers hate them. The problem is that developers of today often become decision makers of tomorrow. Oracle misbehaved about mysql, about java (very bad handling of security issues), about opensource software (open office, open solaris and java) and now even about solaris. I do not know if there are really short term benefits, but I think it is a long term suicide.

about 8 months ago
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Up To a Quarter of California Smog Comes From China

e70838 Re:Eh? Smog is low level (259 comments)

I live in north of France and I have already received sand from sahara. This does not happen often, but it happens.

about 8 months ago
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Hawaii Desktop Stable Released, Powered By Qt 5.2 & Wayland

e70838 Re:Network Transparency ... solved (137 comments)

As a real people who uses X every days, I can ensure you I have no idea where are the computers that runs the programs that are clients of my display. In fact most of these computers are virtual machines. network transparency has been the first feature of X since many years and the third main Windows program (after Word and putty) I use has been hummingbird exceed, or Xming or reflection X.

about 9 months ago
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Kdenlive Developer Jean-Baptiste Mardelle Is Missing

e70838 Re:My theory (138 comments)

Or he has found a girlfriend.

about 10 months ago
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Toyota Announces Plans For Fuel Cell Car By 2015

e70838 Re:they've had this place since what 2010? (115 comments)

Electrolysis is not the more efficient, but hydrogen production by electrolysis is probably the more effective way to store electricity.

Nuclear plants have often excedents of electricity that they burn in resistors in order to avoid overloading the grid. If they could generate hydrogen instead of wasting energy, their efficiency would improve. IMHO nuclear remains the cleaner energy (less harm to our planet) and the safer (http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/03/deaths-per-twh-for-all-energy-sources.html). I think that nuclear and hydrogen should have a good synergy.

about 10 months ago
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With XP's End of Life, Munich Will Distribute Ubuntu CDs

e70838 Re:Microsoft will pull back (426 comments)

Upgrading a system to install windows 8 instead of windows XP is very difficult for unqualified people and will require almost the same installation time than Ubuntu and will probably have more driver issues than ubuntu (ubuntu works better on old hardware than recent windows).

I must admit that it is difficult to find qualified people on ubuntu.

about a year ago
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Instagram Rolls Out Plan For In-Feed Advertisments

e70838 I fully agree, but (60 comments)

keep ad block a geek secret (tongue in cheek) so that other people can continue to pay for us by watching ads.

1 year,5 days
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Can a Japanese AI Get Into University?

e70838 I am not surprised by the bad results in math (91 comments)

I have already teached math to pupils of 17yo. The most classical theme was the study of a function, but in most of the subjects, the questions are badly phrased and disturbing. My strategy was to teach them how to study a function with only the function as input (without the questions). And when they have understood how to do this, study the different wording of questions and how thy match what they have already understood.

In mathematics, I think the program should first understand the equations, then try to understand the text.

1 year,24 days
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Store Data In Hard Copy?

e70838 Do not store your data in your safe. (329 comments)

Use crypto and only store the key. A key is small enough to be typed in without OCR. If your data is (correctly) crypted, there is no problem in leaving copies in the wild.

The only solution to protect data is duplication. There is no need for a safe.

For example, I would be really annoyed to lose all my digital pictures. There is a copy on the computer of my father (in another town). It is stored in a crypted (ecryptfs) directory because some pictures are personal. He does not have my password. I have also a backup of its data.

about a year ago
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It's Time To Start Taking Stolen Phones Seriously

e70838 Re:But, But... (282 comments)

Yes and B gets used to smartphones and in a couple of years may buy a new one. And friends of B who would not buy a smartphone if there wasn't the example of B. I think that one of the reasons of the success of Microsoft (25 years ago) is that it was so easy to copy its softwares. All the stolen phones are like advertising.

about a year ago
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NHTSA and DOT Want Your Car To Be Able To Disable Your Cellphone Functions

e70838 Free car (405 comments)

I am using linux on my computer, now, I want to have a free car.

about a year ago
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Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?

e70838 Re:dumb question (497 comments)

Microsoft earns a lot of money for each android tablet.

about a year ago

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