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Smart Grid Could Pose Threat To Privacy

guardia Re:It's gonna be a while. (297 comments)

People aren't going to run washing machines at 2AM in the summertime to avoid a $0.50 fee and get smelly clothes since nobody will be around to flip the laundry into the dryer.

You lack imagination... Imagine a price difference of $10 and imagine you can buy a washing-drying machine, that can do both washing AND drying... See, that was easy.

more than 4 years ago
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Canadian Gov't Asks Public About New Copyright Law

guardia Re:Legitimate consultation website?? (77 comments)

The e-mail address for submission ends with .gc.ca: info@copyrightconsultation.gc.ca So, it's going to end up somewhere in there at least :)

more than 5 years ago
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G.M. Opens Its Own Battery Research Laboratory

guardia Re:The Volt is not a hybrid (173 comments)

Interesting, thanks for the explanation

more than 5 years ago
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Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade?

guardia Space debris? (371 comments)

Anyone knows what's the consideration for space debris? I can't imagine anyone in their right minds would invest so much money on something that has one chance out of a hundred of being destroyed by a flying screw or something..

more than 5 years ago
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The Case For Supporting and Using Mono

guardia Scala (570 comments)

Time to look at Scala on the JVM: classes written in the Scala-language runs almost as fast as ones written in the Java language. Also Scala looks a lot like the Java language. http://www.scala-lang.org/

more than 5 years ago
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InfoWorld's Crystal Ball Predicts the Future of Microsoft

guardia Re:Windows 7 will not suck as much as Vista (376 comments)

Well, just an example, the first version of Microsoft Office that supports the ISO version of OOXML (whenever that one comes out) might not run on XP... that is how you make software obsolete, and that is how Microsoft has always done it!

more than 5 years ago
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Fedora 10 Released

guardia Re:The big question is. (211 comments)

Wow! It does work! I just finished installing Fedora 10, and imported the free and non-free repo RPMs from RPM Fusion. Then, I clicked on a .WMV file, Totem opened, and it automatically found that gstreamer-plugins-ugly and gstreamer-ffmpeg would provide the necessary CODECs, installed everything with a couple of clicks, and the video played fine!

more than 5 years ago
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Fedora 10 Released

guardia Re:The big question is. (211 comments)

RPM Fusion is getting pretty darn good http://rpmfusion.org/ Just one RPM to install manually, and you can get all the "evil" stuff very easily... plus, haven't tested it yet, but the new hooks in Totem should make the process pretty much automatic.

more than 5 years ago

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