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There Would Be No Iranian Nuclear Talks If Not For Fracking

he-sk Making fracking unprofitable (236 comments)

How is making fracking unprofitable a negative thing?

about 9 months ago
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Why Internet Explorer Still Dominates South Korea.

he-sk Re:Macs? Linux? (218 comments)

No virtual machines in South Korea?

about 9 months ago
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German Report: Obama Aware of Merkel Spying Since 2010

he-sk Re:Sounds legit (280 comments)

Yes, BILD is utter garbage, but sometimes they do land a scoop, for example, when they found out that Christian Wulff borrowed 250K to purchase his new home.

Given the topic, I'm inclined to believe them.

about 9 months ago
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

he-sk Re:What happens to non-essential staff? (1532 comments)

Nah, not paying the non-essential people would be unfair as well because they were out of work through no fault of their own.

Everybody should get paid and the essential people should get extra paid vacation days.

about 9 months ago
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FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack

he-sk Re:What the fuck is going on? (292 comments)

Sweden cooperates closely with Five Eyes. Apparently, their intelligence service is out of control as well. Sorry, no links, but you can google it yourself. Incidentally, that brings a few incidents of the past into a new light, e.g., the raid on the pirate bay servers as well as the charges against Assange.

about a year ago
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Most Tor Keys May Be Vulnerable To NSA Cracking

he-sk Re:Getting tired here (236 comments)

Hackers can't afford to be apolitical anymore. It's what brought us to the current situation.

about a year ago
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EFF Wins Release of Secret Court Opinion: NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

he-sk Re:Impeach Obummer! (524 comments)

Bush has been out of office for 5 years now. Obama owns this shit now. He may not be responsible for establishing the surveillance state (by some accounts that has been going on even before 9/11) but he's doing nothing to reign it in either.

And once you've impeached Obama you can send Bush and his goons to The Hague.

about a year ago
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Public Facial Recognition Is Making Gains In Surveillance

he-sk So they're building a system to BOSS us around (128 comments)

You know you lost the war when the surveillance isn't subtle anymore.

"If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

Excuse me, I'm gonna huddle in a corner and cry...

about a year ago
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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

he-sk Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

I am paying 27,48 € per kwh.

I don't mind by the high prices per se but by the exceptions that big energy consumers get from taxes. The whole point of rising prices is to incentivise lower consumption.

BTW, I am with Lichtblick.

about a year ago
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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

he-sk Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

In case you haven't noticed: This is an article about SOLAR power, not COAL. Nobody in their right mind is proposing to keep using coal to get off nuclear. You don't have to chose between the two. Germany plans to get rid of both. And consistently bringing up the radiation danger of coal plants (which are based on a single study from the 70s and does not take current technology into account) in discussions about renewable energy is a straw man.

about a year ago
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Wikileaks Releases A Massive "Insurance" File That No One Can Open

he-sk Re:What's the point? (394 comments)

That's great but Wikileaks is not a person but an organisation. Or do you mean to imply Wikileaks = Assange?

about a year ago
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Wikileaks Releases A Massive "Insurance" File That No One Can Open

he-sk Re:What's the point? (394 comments)

If Wikileaks has evidence of serious misconduct by high-ranking politicians it should stop being subtle about it and leak the info ASAP. I am under the impression that this is what Wikileaks is about.

about a year ago
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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

he-sk Re: Yuuuuucckkkkk! Bleah! Ugh! (655 comments)

Maybe your preconceptions would change if you're stopped thinking about it and started doing it. In other words, it's all in your head.

1 year,1 day
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Fidus Writer: Open Source Collaborative Editor For Non-Geek Academics

he-sk Orgmode (160 comments)

I wrote my thesis in Orgmode and converted it to LaTeX when finished. Orgmode is an outliner for Emacs which supports plain text formatting (e.g., *bold*, /italics/, etc.), lists, tables, images, code block, and everything else you could wish for.

Since the file is plain text it is dead easy to edit. On the other hand, you have to use Emacs, so your non-geek friends are probably still out.

1 year,4 days
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US Promises Not To Kill Or Torture Snowden

he-sk Re:good (616 comments)

[citation please]

It sounds to me like you've swallowed the American exceptionalism propaganda hook, line, and sinker.

Or did you mean that Americans have never made the right decisions? Ah, logic, it is such a confusing invention.

1 year,4 days
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Current Doctor Who Warns Against Facebook

he-sk Just wow! (218 comments)

An actor who is afraid that other people play out their acting fantasies.

What a dick.

1 year,16 days
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Whistleblowing IT Director Fired By FL State Attorney

he-sk Re:Oh grow up (569 comments)

The median of your 15 numbers is 5. If you randomly choose a number from that list half the time it will be below or equal to 5. That is the definition of median.

1 year,17 days
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Smartphones May Help Reduce Traffic In the Near Future

he-sk Re: Offtopic (144 comments)

Nah, it's different from hitchhiking horror movies because it's not random anymore as you've noticed. A serial killer could profile his victims using the car sharing social network.

1 year,17 days

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