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Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

jovius Re:informal poll (641 comments)

I currently run software on Linux, Windows and OS X simultaneously on a single machine. It's true: the issue is not about the best OS but choosing the best tools regardless. The whole question of which OS is the best is so 90s. There really are no borders these days.

about two weeks ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

jovius Another blow for Redmond (123 comments)

It did it without windows.

about three weeks ago
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Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

jovius Re: Fuck Hypermilers (262 comments)

Shouldn't you just leave a few moments earlier to catch the green wave then?

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Develop Solar Cell That Can Also Emit Light

jovius Whoa (79 comments)

A window with tunable coloring.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

jovius Divorce or separation (370 comments)

by airplane.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

jovius Re:Good for NSA (287 comments)

So NSA does its job by stealing documents from China. Chinese do their job by stealing documents from the US. Snowden as a whistleblower does his job by exposing the documents. Its win-win-win for all.

about three weeks ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

jovius Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

Moral obligation only means acting if it serves the interest of the protector. Otherwise we would live in a world of peace already.

about a month ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

jovius More Airtime (667 comments)

Seems that the Designer blundered with the respiratory system and lungs then.

about a month ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

jovius Re:Traitors (320 comments)

It's their job. That's actually the defense many use when they are blamed of taking part in atrocities. It was my duty, it was my job. One way to externalize oneself from what's happening, and from the moral and ethical dilemmas. The fact that ones duty is to maintain an undemocratic bureaucratic structure should be proof enough that the system is rotten from inside. The human interaction can be structured in multitude of ways.

about a month ago
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New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage

jovius Re:Not that much more dystopian... (133 comments)

So naturally being a location aware and personalized the system parks the car by the beach or slows the car down.

about a month ago
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New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage

jovius Re:Not that much more dystopian... (133 comments)

Probably they settle for the eye tracking. Sensing distraction and sleepiness would prevent a lot of accidents. The car would alarm the driver or gently park by itself.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

jovius Re:Insightful study... (401 comments)

The most profitable thing to do is to steer the change into one's pockets. Uncontrolled collapse evolves into a controlled collapse. The so called elite will stay in power once they understand this - and I don't doubt a bit that this scenario is already drawn. The long term capital survives. The ones who make the most noise (poser elite) are just a decoy, and this study has also been fooled.

about a month ago
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Einstein's Lost Model of the Universe Discovered 'Hiding In Plain Sight'

jovius Re: which he at first found "abominable", (118 comments)

Depends on dice. The universal constants are not randomly changing at least, so the outcome is based on certain rules.

about a month ago
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Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

jovius Re: so let me get this straight (348 comments)

Cook did care and the result was that basically all of the Apple does care. They just don't give a flying fuck about unscientific drivel, that's all. They care about what they do and how they do it. It's in the best interest to follow the green policies. The brand value just inched a bit higher.

about a month and a half ago
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Astronomers Catch Asteroid Striking Moon On Video

jovius Money shot (69 comments)

At the bright side though...

about 2 months ago
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Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0

jovius Re:Another mobile operating system (75 comments)

They are nil, but displacement is not needed. Almost exactly one billion smartphones were shipped last year. 1% of that is already a huge business and dream come true for niche players. Jolla has stated that they would have a viable business with sales in hundreds of thousands. Their goal as stated by the CEO is million devices (at the moment), while they are also licensing the OS.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Study Permian Mass Extinction Event As Lesson For 21st Century

jovius Re:Natural outcome (235 comments)

That new equilibrium doesn't have to be one that's survivable

That's true. The nature (encompassing not only the living organisms) will thrive on regardless. Human species is not limited by scarcity of ingenuity, but the extra energy from the activities is becoming a limiting factor.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Study Permian Mass Extinction Event As Lesson For 21st Century

jovius Re:Natural outcome (235 comments)

Sure, but if all the effort of creating another Earth would actually be put to keep this one livable we would live in a paradise. Still that would be the consequence of wasting the first one. The best outcome would of course be that there would be many planets to live on. I have a slight hope that with the next one at least we would have learnt from the mistakes with the first one. The base should be covered though.

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

jovius Re: Minor Fluctuation? (560 comments)

0.7 degrees is a lot in terms of extra energy. Think about it this way: how much energy does it take to heat the total atmosphere by 0.7 degrees. On top of that the energy is stored in oceans too.

Besides 0.7 is the average of -1 and +2.4 as well as -10 and +11.4... It's also not a fluctuation really but a trend.

about 2 months ago

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Finland's Upper Secondary School Exams Going All Linux

jovius jovius writes  |  about 8 months ago

jovius (974690) writes "The Matriculation Examination Board of Finland has just opened an international hacking contest to find flaws and exploits in Digabi Live — the Live Debian based operating system to be used in the all-digital final exams by the year 2016.

The contest ends on 1st of September, and the winners are about to scoop hefty hardware prizes, also available as cash."

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