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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

haruchai Re:Of course (81 comments)

Tell that to Mitt Romney and the "47 percent who are with him(Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it"

yesterday
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

haruchai Re: they will defeat themselves (949 comments)

That effectively describes much of the "asylum seekers" of the SECOND world as well, since the 50s.

3 days ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

haruchai Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (268 comments)

Because it's pointless. How does a necktie and buttoned down sleeves make anyone a better programmer or sysadmin?

3 days ago
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College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

haruchai Re:You can't earn a lot while working for others (268 comments)

That depends on your line of work. If you're a coder for a bank, then no.
But moving up to management levels in many companies, you'll do very, very well.
And there are some serious paycheques to be had if you're a senior accountant. A cousin of mine took off several years to raise her family, giving up her $200,000/yr salary because her husband made several times that at the same firm.

Of course, it depends on where you set the bar for being "rich". But you can potentially earn millions annually working for others, just not by writing code.

3 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

haruchai Re:Time for new terminology (615 comments)

Do have links? All I've found is something about some missing May 2014 data from China.

So which datasets are more reliable and which years are shown to be the warmest in those ones?

4 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

haruchai Re:Time for new terminology (615 comments)

"The raw, unadjusted temperature records always have said 1937" ??? That's a hell of a lot of adjustment, given that no year from the 1930s makes it into the top TWENTY warmest years globally. Are you sure 1937 was ever really a contender?

The raw data sources AND the code for the GISTEMP rankings have been available for years. Surely the acute minds of the warming skeptics would have long since ferreted out the deliberate falseness in their work.

There is someone who has taken the time to analyze data independently as objections have been raised. It's been a few years since he did the bulk of the work but it should still be valid - http://tamino.wordpress.com/20...

More recently, there are the findings of the BEST project - http://berkeleyearth.org/summa...

5 days ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

haruchai Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (47 comments)

Then the complaint would be that "IDE" wasn't explained. But I agree that those "users or potential contributors" AND the project are better off without each other.

5 days ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

haruchai Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (47 comments)

If a short paragraph that contains the following: "KDE Community, KDevelop, CMake, development, unit test support, UI, QtHelp, PHP language support, namespaces, Google summer of code, cross compile toolchains, version control system" is not enough to clue you in, attract your interest or prompt you to type in "what is KDevelop" into Google (another website whose front page does not explain what it does or its benefits ;-) ), then these closed, little development communities are better off with you keeping your head firmly where it is.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

haruchai Re:It's not horseshit. It's happening. (444 comments)

"large scale government subsidized build-out" - and right there, half of America just started sharpening the pitchforks.
Every country has its challenges; in the USA, political polarization will scuttle most good plans.

about a week ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

haruchai Re:Welcome to America! (462 comments)

+1 Insightful

about a week ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

haruchai Re:I am shocked, SHOCKED, to find gambling here... (462 comments)

"At least the US isn't ruled by a great-grandma"??
It could only improve it. My great-grandma was a remarkable woman, practical, restrained & wise.
Same can't be said for most of the occupants of the Oval Office for the past 40 years.

about a week ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

haruchai Re:Well, we really should be at that stage by now. (486 comments)

"but merchant shipping is lucky to not have a hull covered in rust and bilge pumps running constantly to keep the ship from foundering" - the (not so) invisible hand of the free market is manning the pumps? ;-)

about a week ago
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HP Buys Cloud Provider, Gets Marten Mickos To Head Its Cloud Division

haruchai Re: What's the angle? (35 comments)

It's been a long time since I've heard someone other than Carly blamed for the demise of HP.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

haruchai Re:Expense (444 comments)

They should treat them like most industries treat sales - you get a modest salary and anything else depends on hitting your numbers.
You can build some flexibility into it but that's better than spending hundreds of thousands to millions while waiting to see if your high-ranking hire pans out.

Better yet, hire two or three - or more, depending on the target & timeline - give them a graded pay scale depending on performance and tell them that the best performing person after 6mths to 1 yr gets a contract of x years and the rest get a modest severance.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

haruchai Re:Expense (444 comments)

Where would they run to, if no one was handing out multimillion dollar salaries & bonuses, especially when it's not tied to company performance?

about a week ago
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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

haruchai Worked for cigarettes, too (121 comments)

The tobacco companies went after servicemen in WW1 & WW2; got several generations addicted to smoking.

about a week ago
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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

haruchai Re:Freeeemium (121 comments)

They would have upchucked their freedom fries?

about a week ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

haruchai Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (486 comments)

Absolutely. Yes. Just shovel that coal into the bus's engine just like your grandpa used to do.
That's how we roll with electric buses in the 21st; no need for solar, wind, nuclear, hydro, right?

about two weeks ago

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High-Energy Rechargeable Molten-Air batteries developed at George Washington U

haruchai haruchai writes  |  about a year ago

haruchai (17472) writes "Researchers have demonstrated what's considered a new class of battery, using either iron, carbon or vanadium-boride as the anode.
Energy densities are from 10%-70% that of gasoline by weight, or 100%-250% by volume and the batteries have an operating temp of ~700 C

Phys.org story: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-molten-air-battery-storage-capacity-highest.html
Arxiv.org paper: http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1307/1307.1305.pdf"
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Hans Reiser sued by own kids for $15 million

haruchai haruchai writes  |  more than 2 years ago

haruchai (17472) writes "The Reiser kids, now aged 12 and 11 have had a lawsuit filed against the former Linux developer, inventor of ReiserFS and convicted murderer of the mother of his children, to the tune of $15 million.
It's believed he may have hidden assets and a judgment is sought so a search for these can be conducted."

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haruchai haruchai writes  |  more than 7 years ago

haruchai (17472) writes "http://www.gizmag.com/go/6416/ A team of highly creative Volkswagen designers based in California have unveiled their own unique take on the future of modern transportation. The result is the Volkswagen Nanospyder. Futuristic nanotechnology supported by hydrogen fuel cells, solar power, wheel-mounted electric motors and inflatable organic body panels combine to form the unusual shape of the two-seater concept. http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/nov2006/ bw20061106_548484.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily For other VW concept cars, see here: http://www.vw.com/models_overview/conceptcars.html "

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