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Religion Is Good For Your Brain

haeger On a country basis? (529 comments)

So, does this study show that Americans generally have better health than Swedes?
Sweden is very non religious, and the US very religious. We're in the same socioeconomic class so we shoud be comparable.

about 7 months ago
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Bitcoin Currency Surpasses 20 National Currencies In Total Value

haeger The new 0.01%? (583 comments)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=48521.0
From 2011.

As best I can tell 35.5% of all bitcoins have already been minted. These 7,473,950 coins are all property of existing bitcoin users. There seem to be about 41,280 registered members of this site. I'll be generous and say there are ten times as many bitcoin users as there are members. That means about 410,280 bitcoin owners with on average 18 BTC each. Clearly BTC ownership is more concentrated than this, but lets be egalitarian for the moment.

If we pretended all bitcoin owners were all Americans that is about 0.13% of the population. It's not of course. Bitcoin is intended to be a world currency. So 0.0068% of the world population own 100% of all current and at least 35.5% of all possible bitcoins.

The view on this forum is that the world will come to their senses, throw out fiat currencies and move to something rational like Bitcoin. This of course means 6,000,000,000 people basically begging to use a resource owned by a relative handful of people. Say we just minted up the remaining 13,526,050 BTC and scattered them to late adopters purely out of the kindness in our hearts. That means about 0.00225 BTC for each of them to use in rebuilding their economy. Sure 18 BTC on average doesn't make us feel very rich. But it is 8,000 times what everyone else would have if we stopped competitive minting today.

But we won't stop competing of course. Sometime around Pearl Harbor Day of next year Bitcoin will hit the 50% distributed mark.

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By that day, how many active Bitcoin users and daily goods trades do there need to be to make a sustainable Bitcoin economy viable?
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Because to potential new adopters, after that point Bitcoin is going to look like a new a 21,000,000 coin currency with a 10,500,000 coin pre-generation that went to the creator and his "friends". Certainly people will stop caring about Bitcoin long before they show up on our doorsteps with signs saying,

"We are the 99.9932%!"

about a year and a half ago
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Specific Gut Bacteria May Account For Much Obesity

haeger Nutritionfacts (470 comments)

A page about nutrition and what science has to say about it. All videos have links to the original research so that you can check that the good Dr isn't making shit up.
There are a few videos about endotoxins and their effect. Feel free to have a look.
http://nutritionfacts.org/index.php?s=endotoxins

The guys solution is probably not what most people have in mind.
So far I haven't seen anyone well researched refute the guy.
This was the video lecture that got me interested in what he had to say: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/uprooting-the-leading-causes-of-death/

about 2 years ago
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More Plans For UK Internet Snooping Bill Revealed In Queen's Speech

haeger How's that supposed to work? (114 comments)

Any decent criminal would use TOR or similar service, and the only data the ISP will be able to provide will be an encrypted bitstream, which will be difficult to decrypt.

So, since they're not interested in finding the criminals, why do they feel the need to spy on law abiding citizens?

more than 2 years ago
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Book Review: Drupal Intranets With Open Atrium

haeger Document Management System (25 comments)

Sadly there isn't a good DMS for drupal availible, and OpenAtrium doesn't seem to fix this either.
It would be nice to have a Document Management System that supports configuration management principles like "baselining", "tagging" and maybe even "branching". The system should understand documents (filetypes), support conversions, support collaboration (multi-user edit), support meta-tags etc and at the same time support Subversion-like operations to manage baselines.

Perhaps I was looking at the wrong product, but I was sort of hoping that OpenAtrium could help me out. Too bad it can't. And neither can stock-drupal it seems.

more than 2 years ago
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Value of Bitcoin "Crashes"

haeger At what point does Bitcoin become protestable? (709 comments)

This was posted by a member of the bitcoin forum. I think s/he has a point.
Not me, so I don't take any credit for it.

As best I can tell 35.5% of all bitcoins have already been minted. These 7,473,950 coins are all property of existing bitcoin users. There seem to be about 41,280 registered members of this site. I'll be generous and say there are ten times as many bitcoin users as there are members. That means about 410,280 bitcoin owners with on average 18 BTC each. Clearly BTC ownership is more concentrated than this, but lets be egalitarian for the moment.

If we pretended all bitcoin owners were all Americans that is about 0.13% of the population. It's not of course. Bitcoin is intended to be a world currency. So 0.0068% of the world population own 100% of all current and at least 35.5% of all possible bitcoins.

The view on this forum is that the world will come to their senses, throw out fiat currencies and move to something rational like Bitcoin. This of course means 6,000,000,000 people basically begging to use a resource owned by a relative handful of people. Say we just minted up the remaining 13,526,050 BTC and scattered them to late adopters purely out of the kindness in our hearts. That means about 0.00225 BTC for each of them to use in rebuilding their economy. Sure 18 BTC on average doesn't make us feel very rich. But it is 8,000 times what everyone else would have if we stopped competitive minting today.

But we won't stop competing of course. Sometime around Pearl Harbor Day of next year Bitcoin will hit the 50% distributed mark.

----
By that day, how many active Bitcoin users and daily goods trades do there need to be to make a sustainable Bitcoin economy viable?
----

Because to potential new adopters, after that point Bitcoin is going to look like a new a 21,000,000 coin currency with a 10,500,000 coin pre-generation that went to the creator and his "friends". Certainly people will stop caring about Bitcoin long before they show up on our doorsteps with signs saying,

"We are the 99.9932%!"

Link: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=48521.0

about 3 years ago
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Codemasters Shuts Down GRID Online Multiplayer

haeger Host own servers? (162 comments)

Sounds like a good thing if you don't do it like "Alien vs Predator" where it's bloody annoying to find anyone to connect to. You've got a lot of servers to choose from in friendly match, all with 1-3 players, and it takes forever for any game to start.
Ranked matches are even more annoying where you're stuck in a queue for a very long time until someone starts a server, and if the guy running the server isn't winning near the end of the match he'll just leave, and everyone is forced out.

Seems like making a good multiplayer is hard.

I actually have GRID for PS3. Too bad I didn't get to play online.

more than 3 years ago
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What's Your Favorite Renewable Energy

haeger Biomethane (436 comments)

It's renewable, works in most if not all currently availible ICE's so it's a great transition fuel. Fairly easy to store and transport. Easy to produce. Cheap. Local.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biogas

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 5 Scheduled For June 21 Release

haeger Site support? (266 comments)

Currently my bank doesn't even support FF4. It does work, but I get a nastygram when I login. I suppose that's their way of protecting themselves if the browser should fsck something up on the site. They're quite picky about which browsers they support. They will eventually support almost anything, but they'll have to test them first, and with a new release every three months I think I'll always be out of compliance with this site. And some day I guess something WILL break.
Not fun.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC.gov: A Modern Open Platform

haeger I use drupal, and it's really good (88 comments)

However it does depend heavily on 3:rd party modules and not all of them actually clean up the DB after you install them. I have an old site, upgraded from Drupal 4.X-something, and while upgrade path has been rough at times, I've always managed to get it to work. However my DB is now a mess of unused tables that I'm not sure if I can delete.
I've tried the module "backup and migrate" to move the tables I "think" I need to another site, but unfortunatly I haven't managed to get it to work yet. It's either move the "whole mess" or it won't work.
A shame that it isn't easier, although D7 is a great step forward.

more than 3 years ago
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Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

haeger Re:Ban guns (2166 comments)

It's quite hard to stab 20 people to death before you get stopped, even if there are no guns at the scene.
The consequences are bigger if there are rapid fire guns involved.

more than 3 years ago
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Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

haeger Re:Ban guns (2166 comments)

The thing is, Sweden has actually quite strict gun laws. You have to be a hunter or an active member of a gun club to own a gun. If you don't go to the gun club often and practice/compete, your licence will be revoked. Generally you give it to the police, or sell it, or the police will come pick it up for you if you break the law by having it without license. I believe there will also be some legal aftermath from that.
I think that if you're a hunter the license is unlimited in time but you can only buy hunting rifles. And if your doctor notices that you have a drug problem you'll lose the license. Someone with a hunting license could probably clear this up a bit as I'm uncertain.
So, would you concider Sweden, or most/all scandinavian countries as opressive? Like limiting the press or other freedoms?

And we have quite an open society where most politicians regularly meet "the people". Not at all what you described.

Another funny thing. We actually have more guns per capita than the US has. And yet we have very few shootings. Most murders here are done with a knife or blunt force.
I think there's something in the US culture that glorifies guns and their use, which makes this a much bigger problem there than here. Probably some manliness issue that sais that you have to be the biggest and strongest at all times, and the guy with the biggest gun is the strongest. And I think you have a social problem that aggravates this, meaning that when people have very limited options they'll use whatever resort they can to improve their situation.

This from my limitied view here overseas. I'm sure I've fallen for a few myths and misconceptions, but I try to keep up on current events, even in the US.

more than 3 years ago
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Does the End of KOffice Mean the End of KDE?

haeger Re:Why should it? (233 comments)

They just now started breaking the TOS? Or is PayPal just really really slow?
And what is it that they're doing that is a breach? Displaying the stolen documents? Isn't this what every journalist is supposed to do? Are all journalist organizations banned from PayPal, or just wikileaks?

And embedded media isn't a "free press". That's more of a propaganda department. Why do you think the military allows it?

That said I've been a happy customer for several years but I have to protest in some way, what other way would you suggest if not this? I'm also cancelling my visa-card and will pick another that don't hate freedom. ;-)
(yes, that was irony)

more than 3 years ago
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Does the End of KOffice Mean the End of KDE?

haeger Why should it? (233 comments)

They're based on the same technology, but other than that, what do they have to do with each other? You can run one without the other.
So the short answer would be "No".

I enjoy KDE and use it daily. I would use KOffice more if there was a better project management tool than KPlato included but alas, there isn't.
Time to donate some more Paypal money their way so that I can close that account. Btw, what alternatives are there to paypal? You know, companies that atleast pretend to support democracy.

more than 3 years ago
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People With University Degree Fear Death Less

haeger Education good. (473 comments)

Seems like there's a long list of benefits in education. Not only will you be less religulous, but you will also not fear death as much and hopefully get a more fullfilling job.
Educating women is even better, they have fewer children and a better health. And they tend to see education as something important for their children.
Have a look at Hans Roslings excellent talk about the miracle in Pakistan for what education has done, and especially education of women.

Long live education, which should be free and availible.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Ups Online War, Says Google's 'Failing'

haeger Re:Huh? (220 comments)

Sure, I talked to the person who handles MS at my company. There are many clients asking for Office365 with hosted files and BPOS are having trouble keeping up with demand I'm told.
It could all be bull, but I don't think so. Especially BPOS. I have som experience there and it seems to me like they're stalling, probably to get everything up and running.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Propose One-Way Trips To Mars

haeger Good idea! (839 comments)

There's a bunch of people that I wouldn't mind sending one way to mars! Or the Sun.

more than 3 years ago
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Just One Out of 16 Hybrids Pays Back In Gas Savings

haeger Re:Diesel? (762 comments)

Diesel is NOT greener. The only reason it's thought of as greener is because of the lower carbon (CO2) emissions due to lower consumption. That part is greener. Diesel does however produce NOx, which reacts with water and produces Nitric Acid, which is very bad for the environment and hurts the respiratory organs. Diesel engines produce 24 times the NOx of petrol engines.

If you want to go "green" and still drive a car the best option at the moment is a CNG-car. CNG is Compressed Natural Gas. You can get it as a fossil fuel which is bad for the environment, but better than ANY of the other alternatives, or you can produce bio-methane from human waste which reduces the CO2 emissions with about 95%. A recent paper by scientists at Lund University pushes that up to 120%.

It's easy to convert a "normal" car to a CNG-car, although the ones built as CNG-cars have better efficiency.

These are the "greenest" cars you can get at the moment. Hybrids are nice, but they're not really green, and Diesel I'd classify as "red" (or whatever the opposite of green is).

more than 4 years ago

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Prior art Mickey Mouse

haeger haeger writes  |  more than 7 years ago

haeger (85819) writes "According to an archeological find, it appears as if Mickey Mouse might actually be Swedish. Reported here: http://www.thelocal.se/7544/ From the page 'Swedish archaeologists have uncovered signs of a Viking precursor to Mickey Mouse. Among the objects found during excavations at Uppåkra in southern Sweden is an iron age figure bearing a strong resemblance to the classic cartoon character. [...]The find is from around 900 AD. [...]Despite the cartoon coincidence, archaeologist Jerry Rosengren insists there are no plans to open a Viking equivalent to Disneyland.'"
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haeger haeger writes  |  about 8 years ago

haeger writes "Today the KDE team released KDE-3.5.5. It's labeled as a maintenance release and significant enhancements include:

        * Version 0.12.3 of Kopete replaces 0.11.3 in KDE 3.5.5, it includes support for Adium themes, performance improvements and better support for the Yahoo! and Jabber protocols.
        * Support for sudo in kdesu.
        * Support for input shape from XShape1.1 in KWin (KDE window manager).
        * Lots of speed improvements and fixes in Konqueror's HTML engine, KHTML.
        * CUPS 1.2 support in KDEPrint.
        * Big improvements in the number of translated interface elements in Chinese Traditional, Farsi, Khmer, Low Saxon and Slovak translations.

The announcement here and the changelog."

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