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Apple: Greenpeace's Cloud Critique Driven By Bogus Numbers Re:Greenpeace is not credible (188 comments)

They also did not seem to understand that Wind Turbines are great bird whackers and kill more birds per year than lit up skyscrappers in Toronto.

What exactly is the correlation here. Are wind Turbines supposed the replace skyscrappers. Wouldnt it make more sense to compare the numbers of birds killed to the enviromental effects of othes ways to produce energy?

They also did not understand that the fabrication of solar cells required extremely toxic chemicals such as Selinium and also required large tracts of land (thus cut down the trees or plow under farmland) to power entire cities.

Yeah i guess those hippies had crazy ideas like putting solar panels on rooftops or put large amounts of them into desserts.

more than 2 years ago

DoD Networks Completely Compromised, Experts Say Re:or it is used as a tool (164 comments)

Just because he cant and wont tell how it really is sent to him. After all, the transport IS the weakest link if the computers involved lack of any network acess. Makes sense to hide the real details of transportation.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Europe Have Better Magazines Than the US? Re:Yes (562 comments)

Everything is better in europe.

Their healthcare, their food, their government, their women, their cars, their tv, their bathrooms, their internet.

Even their fascism! .... what? too early?

Nope... more likly to late. Plus any of the european facism has failed - thanks god.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Europe Have Better Magazines Than the US? Re:Yes (562 comments)

I saw the boss of a smaller nursing school owning a Porsche here in Germany. And oh so many others... what branch are you working in? :O

more than 2 years ago

Exploits Emerge For Linux Privilege Escalation Flaw Re:iOS now has more marketshare than Android (176 comments)

It's official: iOS now has more marketshare than Android. Reuters reports that Apple completely erased Android's marketshare lead, confirming earlier reports by both Nielsen and NPD. Over 150 Android smartphones couldn't outcompete the iPhone 4S. With 37 million iPhones sold last quarter, Apple is the largest smartphone marker, and their profits exceed Google’s entire revenue, $13 billion to $10.6 billion. Finally, with 15 million iPads sold last quarter, the tablet market is now larger than the entire desktop PC market.

The clock is ticking, Fandroids.

Funny that you mention the f word, after the expected RETURN of Apples marketshare lead has been comented as a "complete erase". Note: Apples marketshare accoring to the quoted market researchers is 44.9 versus googles 44.8. Wow. Beaten into the ground eh? And then.. 10.6 isnt Googles entire revenue. It s their profit. With all that said. Even if Apple had a marketshare of 70 or 80 percent or more on smartphones (NOT:all mobile phones): thats totally not a reason to buy their product. It would be a reason to worry bout market domination though. But besides that, for many people there are other more valid reason to decide for another phone.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Intends To 'Digitally Destroy' Textbook Publishing Re:$.99 Textbooks? Doubtful but... (396 comments)

Wait? Isn't the marginal cost of an ebook zero? They should feel lucky we pay them.

Yeah.. the books do write themselfs. They do publish themselfs by pure magic. And they all have auto-marketing build in. ..Wait!

more than 2 years ago

15 Years In Jail For Clicking 'Like' Re:Fuck the king (449 comments)

AFAIK, nobody has ever been sentenced for that. (4) might be the actual reason for that.

more than 2 years ago

15 Years In Jail For Clicking 'Like' Re:Fuck the king (449 comments)

Yeah well.. besides "Beamte" doenst reffer to police only... Beamtenbeleidigung isnt a seperate crime. It s a "Beleidigung" (insult) as any other.

more than 2 years ago

Standards Make Rapid Software Releases Workable Why dont you just patch it? (97 comments)

The real problem is that organisations/the enterprise/etc.. are still THIS carefull with upgrades. My has alot of pc pools. All those still run XP.. which might be ok. All of them also run outdated versions of Firefox, Java, Flash and whatnot. (and not even like a few days outdated, it s worse. They dont even run the most current version of Fx 3.6. Why is this a problem? Because of the internet, the existance of security holes and the fact that exploting these has another dimension than 10 years before. It s organized crime these days and tons of scriptkiddies instead of just few hundred. Yes that s still original hackers around.. but those never were a real risk to begin with. So as long as you re letting a pc in your organizations network connect to the internet, having security software running on the client and the gateways just is not enough. While not being enough aswell, it s also neccesary to have all known security holes patched (if there is a patch available). PERIOD. The paradigm you may not risk to have incompatibilites and instabilities and patch more conservative might have been the right conclusion at the end of the 90s or at the beginning of the millenium. But it s different these days.Even more if your organisation is a corporation which needs to have buisness secrets protected.

more than 3 years ago

Germany To Build New Maglev Railway Re:They're gonna need 2.6 billion? (297 comments)

Please note that for us the Euro amount we have to spend stays mostly stable. While if you transfer this to dollar... the price seems to be permanently rising. ;)

more than 6 years ago

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