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Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes

erdraug Re:Long term? (599 comments)

I liked the displosal "typo", good pun.

about a year and a half ago

Software That Flagged For Piracy Will Power U.S. 'Six Strikes' System

erdraug Re:So, do something (292 comments)

Yes, the fact that French voters have repeatedly proven that they will abandon a political party that does not fulfill its electoral promises is probably unrelated.

about a year and a half ago

What You Can Do About the Phone Unlocking Fiasco

erdraug Re:USA! USA! (416 comments)

Actually, it reminds more of Brazil .

about a year and a half ago

Does US Owe the World an Education At Its Expense?

erdraug I see what you did there (689 comments)

Meanwhile French highschool dropouts work 35 hour/week jobs for a paltry 1500 euros minimum wage.

That must be why France's economy is failing while dragging down the eurozone with it!

And nobody ever emigrated to France again!

about a year and a half ago

Chinese Smartphone Invasion Begins

erdraug surprise (181 comments)

If every big company outsources their production facilities to China, what do you expect to happen? Chinese manufacturers will sit on the know-how idly, without taking advantage of it? Of course they'll start manufacturing their own products after a while.

Smartphones, cars, air-conditioners, fridges, ships, armament, you name it. It's inevitable.

about a year and a half ago

College CIO Predicts Tablets Will Kill Smart Boards

erdraug only (150 comments)

"colleges will be able to dump all the 'smart' classroom tools and (...) will only need to support students' tablets"

Only? So that's how many OSs again? iOS, a bunch of android versions, linux flavour, firefoxOS, firefoxOS, chromeOS, sailfish, i've lost track. I'm sure their IT departments will be thrilled to ONLY support tablets.

about a year and a half ago

To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

erdraug L2R (1651 comments)

I hit Ctl+F, typed "china" and went through the 17 pages of stupidity. Sigh. Do i really have to be the one to remind you asshats there are more people riding bicycles in East Asia without a helmet, nay, without even having considered something as laughable as a bike helmet, than there are clowns advocating its use or debating its usefulness in internet forums? Learn to ride.

about 2 years ago

India Turns Down American Fighter Jets, Buys From France

erdraug Re:french military victories (600 comments)

387 BC? Really, there was a "France" back then? News to me. Including skirmishes fought by Gauls in the list is like including Sioux fighting Navajo or whatever other tribe as "American" victories. Counting modern, post industrial revolution victories, dunno. Beating the Austro-Hungarian empire consistently? Dealing with Bavaria? Keeping off the Victorian Biritish Empire's tentacles off its territories? Napoleon? The list is certainly long enough without having to include the Gauls, the Roman, the Francs, Normandy, Burgundy or whoever else happened to occupy a part of what is considered modern France.

more than 2 years ago

Researchers Create Glass Just 3 Atoms Thick

erdraug mnemonic (160 comments)

I was hoping for a monofilament wire :(

more than 2 years ago

50 New Exoplanets Found, Billions More Await

erdraug In other news (208 comments)

In other news the universe is once again more complex than we initially thought.

about 3 years ago

Japanese Scientist Creates Meat Substitute From Sewage

erdraug no porn - just tentacle (417 comments)

There's a manga about this. In the future earth is overpopulated. Japanese scientists biongineer some organism that eats up garbage and they can use as a food source. Then it goes rogue, takes over the building and eats people. They bring in an american-developped biongineered waste-disposal-food-source-monster to eat it. Some people are in the building. I stopped reading after that.

more than 3 years ago

The Petition to Classify Wikipedia a "World Wonder"

erdraug Re:GWoC (311 comments)

As does the Great Firewall of China.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Music Greece Falls To Hackers

erdraug Re:Like it matters. (303 comments)

Given that the average bootleg CD has an approximate lifespan of six months i doubt Greeks rely on them to build a music collection. I know mine is of the expensive variety. In hindsight, i could have listened to the radio more and done something else with that money instead. Like go to more concerts. Now what was the average price of a concert ticket in Greece again?

more than 3 years ago

Academic Publishers Ask The Impossible In GSU Copyright Suit

erdraug Re:Open Source Academics (221 comments)

As somebody who teaches in a French university, i'd like to point out that, since part of my salary depends on having my articles published, i don't think i currently have any pecuniary incentive to lobby for change. I doubt it's any different in the USA.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft: One In 14 Downloads Is Malicious

erdraug translation (290 comments)

erdraug: One in 14 computer users is computer illiterate.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: DOSBox, or DOS Box?

erdraug nitpicking (585 comments)

Description refers to DOSBox as a "game emulator" which is not entirely true.

more than 3 years ago

8 of China's Top 9 Govt. Officials Are Engineers

erdraug Re:Interesting. (403 comments)

Just a thought : if "polsci majors" are not interested in or qualitifed at being politicians then who is?

more than 3 years ago

Let Them Eat Khan Academy

erdraug suits? (134 comments)

Who's Steve Case, Mitt Romney, and Sean Lennon and why should i be interested?

more than 3 years ago

One-Way Sound Walls Proven Possible

erdraug lobbying booths (177 comments)

There was a scene like that in Dune.

more than 3 years ago



NetHack's alive?!

erdraug erdraug writes  |  more than 4 years ago

erdraug (962369) writes "Taken from

10 Nov 2009 | Mac Qt and Mac Terminal binaries now available in .dmg format. Qt package includes for recovery from the GUI; Term package includes previously missing recover program.

There's actually an update on the main page! Hype for 3.4.4?"


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