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NASA Uncovers Millions of New Black Holes

hansraj Re:I know what you're thinking.. (77 comments)

A black hole would dissipate via Hawking radiation only if it doesn't absorb more energy than it emits. Large blackholes absorb more energy (cosmic background radiation) than they would emit and hence will not necessarily dissipate. From wikipedia:

"A black hole of one solar mass has a temperature of only 60 nanokelvins; in fact, such a black hole would absorb far more cosmic microwave background radiation than it emits. A black hole of 4.5 × 1022 kg (about the mass of the Moon) would be in equilibrium at 2.7 kelvin, absorbing as much radiation as it emits. Yet smaller primordial black holes would emit more than they absorb, and thereby lose mass."

about a year and a half ago
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Bitcoin-Based Drug Market Silk Road Thriving With $2 Million In Monthly Sales

hansraj Re:And in countries where it's legal? (498 comments)

Not cocaine or ecstacy, but Switzerland allows you to buy heroine. Apparently the same referendum that legalized medicinal heroin use for addicts made marijuana illegal for medicinal purposes.

about a year and a half ago
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50 New Exoplanets Found, Billions More Await

hansraj Re:Great Super Earths. (208 comments)

Our planet has a very energetic core. Any civilization having that kind of technology could be interested in harvesting it (They also get a huge core made of solid iron as a bonus!)

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung and VMWare Bringing Virtualization to Android

hansraj Re:VMs on a mobile device? (135 comments)

Except that in the context of this discussion the OS running in the virtual environment is the same kind as the host OS.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Reaches $500 Million Settlement With Feds

hansraj Re:Completely wrong post at +5 Insightful (172 comments)

Slashdot moderation sucks.

It used to work better when there were fewer stories on slashdot. These days the front pages gets updated at such a rapid rate that I suspect a big chunk of readers with mod points going past just a few comments in any one story. If they keep jumping from story to story then faulty moderations are bound to go uncorrected for relatively long times.

Give it a while though; residents of the internet wake up at different times :)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Am I Too Old To Learn New Programming Languages?

hansraj Re:Stay Put (772 comments)

I think he was saying that the choice was between being a developer or switch to management. I don't think he is worried about being unemployed.

more than 2 years ago
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China Catches Up With Google's Driverless Car

hansraj Re:Catches up? Yeah right... (258 comments)

You are an idiot. Any research available to a chinese scholar (any non-citizen for that matter) would be publicly - or for a small fee - available to anyone. It is not called stealing; that's how research is done.

more than 2 years ago
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Orange Goo Invades Alaskan Village

hansraj Re:Well... (153 comments)

Then you might want to go see a doctor.

more than 2 years ago
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Macs More Vulnerable Than Windows For Enterprise

hansraj Re:All computers are less secure (281 comments)

Do you have a link to the presentation? The linked article doesn't really get into any technical details and the language made me think that what you said was the case.

more than 2 years ago
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Macs More Vulnerable Than Windows For Enterprise

hansraj Re:All computers are less secure (281 comments)

The whole point of TFA is that if even one computer gets infected on the network then it can be used to infect other machines without requiring the admin password on the remote machine. All it would take is one malicious person with physical access to one mac, or one careless click from someone who does has admin access to their own mac in the building.

more than 2 years ago
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Analyzing Culture With Google Books

hansraj Re:handwringing over multiculturalism (20 comments)

Academic libraries frequently already have a big portion of their catalogue in digital form: mostly theses and journals. So my guess would be that someone starting out with a goal of digitizing all books would naturally start with the academic libraries.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft To Pay $200k Prize For New Security Tech

hansraj Re:"focus their talents on defensive technologies" (111 comments)

The only person quoted in TFA, Katie Moussouris is a senior security strategist in Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group. So I'd say that you might not be way off the mark here.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft To Pay $200k Prize For New Security Tech

hansraj Re:Can I submit "Linux?" (111 comments)

Even if this competition was about developing secure operating systems - which it is not - there are operating systems out there (though not in popular use) that are way more secure that Linux in implementation, design, or both.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft To Pay $200k Prize For New Security Tech

hansraj Re:Sit on your butts! (111 comments)

Hey Bob, no talk of subluxation this time? Getting subtler in your trolling, eh?

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook To Pay Hackers For Bugs

hansraj Re:Payoff (54 comments)

Your email address is not worth even a full dollar, let alone 600.

more than 2 years ago
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

hansraj Re:Oh well (954 comments)

Really? Someone believing that god created us in our present form is not a religious nutjob? That's the majority right there.

more than 2 years ago
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Girls Go Geek Again

hansraj Re:FINALLY!!! (378 comments)

Yes. Someone mod the GGP up!

more than 2 years ago
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

hansraj Re:Oh well (954 comments)

We all fucked up at one point or the other, or will :)

more than 2 years ago
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

hansraj Re:Follow the data! (954 comments)

Couldn't have said it better. I wish I had mod points.

more than 2 years ago
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

hansraj Re:Oh well (954 comments)

Climate change - real or not - is a global issue, not just one relevant to US. Europeans are not as obsessed with god and religion as americans are; Muslims don't follow the ten commandments; and the rest of the world is too busy making more money.

more than 2 years ago

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Google Assists In Arrest Of Indian Man

hansraj hansraj writes  |  more than 5 years ago

hansraj (458504) writes "The latest in Google's compliance to local law-enforcement authorities involves helping arrest an Indian man "for posting derogatory content about Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi on an [O]rkut community named — I hate Sonia Gandhi". Sonia Gandhi is an Italian born Indian politician. Before you make up your mind whether Google was right in complying with local laws or not, the same story has the following to say:

Interestingly, the person who formed this community is not guilty as per the law. The police said that hating Sonia Gandhi is a personal opinion of the person who formed the community and having a personal opinion about someone is not an offence as per the law.
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