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Israeli Firm Makes Kilomile Claims For Electric Car Battery Tech

maggern This will fail (247 comments)

Consumers don't want this. They want something to recharge at home during the night without having to visit "stations" in order to refill water or aluminium. Also, we already have a distribution system for electricity and gas, there will be no costly third aluminiumbattery-system.

about a year ago
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Boeing Touts Fighter Jet To Rival F-35 — At Half the Price

maggern Re:Backwards compatibility (497 comments)

With Russia as a neighbour and having about 800 billion dollars extra lying around, there's no surprise that Norway wants the F-35.

about a year and a half ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

maggern Foreskin is important (1264 comments)

Denmark study: Circumcision cuts sexual satisfaction in men and partners

http://www.circinfo.org/controversy.html#frisch1

CONCLUSIONS: Circumcision was associated with frequent orgasm difficulties in Danish men and with a range of frequent sexual difficulties in women, notably orgasm difficulties, dyspareunia and a sense of incomplete sexual needs fulfilment.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?

maggern Re:No television then? (646 comments)

When I was a kid: What I couldn't get accces to at home, I could always get at some friend's house...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Low Cost Free Software For Protecting Kids Online?

maggern Re:Teaching kids the ability to discern (646 comments)

He just turned 9 and my wife and I (and our many friends and their children) all fully agree that he has Never lied in his life.

Lieing is a usefull skill. I lied for the first time when I was 5 years.
When will you teach him to lie to women? ;)

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Media Lab Rolls Out Folding Car

maggern Superfold (222 comments)

>After folding the car takes up about a third of a normal parking space

...and after crashing the takes takes about a tenth of a normal parking space!

more than 2 years ago
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Swarmanoid 'Bots Rule Air, Land, Bookshelves

maggern One letter too much... (41 comments)

Remove the "S" in the name and then we're talking...

more than 2 years ago
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Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

maggern Re:That's easy (2288 comments)

Because we're a bunch of idiots. Next question?

OK: Why are you a bunch of idiots? ;)

more than 3 years ago
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Complex Life Found Under 600 Feet of Antarctic Ice

maggern Norwegian sciencetists are laughing their asses of (237 comments)

Not sure if this has been posted before.
Norwegian sciencetists have been studying these creatures for 30 years. This according Norway's biggest newspaper "Verdens gang". (vg.no)

Original in Norwegian:
http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utenriks/artikkel.php?artid=591795

Translated:
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vg.no%2Fnyheter%2Futenriks%2Fartikkel.php%3Fartid%3D591795&sl=no&tl=en

more than 4 years ago
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Bach Launches Updated MP3 Format

maggern Norwegian newspaper: Automatic DJ-function (279 comments)

According to an article in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten[.no] the format also has extra cool features:

Rough cut'n'paste from google translate:
"- Unlike today, where you only get the disc and song titles, the Music DNA could provide descriptions of tempo, mood, energy and rhythm of the song. This makes the music file is extremely searchable"

If those features could be incorporated in a .mp3-format (non-DRM) then that would be great.

Links:
http://www.aftenposten.no/kul_und/musikk/article3483050.ece
http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aftenposten.no%2Fkul_und%2Fmusikk%2Farticle3483050.ece&sl=no&tl=en

more than 4 years ago
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Researchers Claim "Effectively Perfect" Spam Blocking Discovery

maggern Re:Not our claim... :-) (353 comments)

The slashdot-post promised more than it could deliver. Just like spam. Ironic.

more than 4 years ago
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The Definitive Evisceration of The Phantom Menace *NSFW*

maggern Re:Geez! (629 comments)

Agree.

Parent is a flamebait? Think not. Moderators are not strong with the force...

more than 4 years ago
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Best Way To Clear Your Name Online?

maggern Change your name (888 comments)

Changing your name or adding e.g. a middle name may have the wished effect.

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Court Rules ISP Doesn't Have To Block The Pirate Bay

maggern Re:I'm thinking about moving to Norway (154 comments)

Then we use the return from the Oljefondet (National Oil fund), currently at 2500 billions NOK (439 billion dollar) to keep going :P

Kidding, we actually use that money to pay of all the pensions of our aging population. I wonder how other countries, that are not filthy rich, will be able to pay off the babyboomers after WWII without severe social consequences...

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Court Rules ISP Doesn't Have To Block The Pirate Bay

maggern Re:I'm thinking about moving to Norway (154 comments)

Try reading the excellent book "riding the waves of culture". Then make a new effort of trying to understand Norwegians.

The comment about your patients not pronouncing your name correct seems faulty. You say the name is easy to say correctly, but surely you must understand that if the patentis are not getting it right, then they find it hard to pronounce.

Perhaps you expected to come to Norway and be admired and have a high status because you're a doctor? It's not like that, we're all equal here. Right? ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Exec Says, "You'll Miss Vista"

maggern Plain out propaganda (273 comments)

I'm not familiar with Steve Guggenheimer, but this argument about Vista is idiotic. I hate Vista, it's just plain out bad compared to XP. I have wasted my money, but more important, my time on purchasing Vista on my home computer. At work I use XP and that's just way more faster.

more than 5 years ago
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Solar Power Pre-Deployment To Afghanistan?

maggern Cheap? Not sure, anyhow: (184 comments)

dealextreme.com has some cheap solutions. I have no experience with them, but it's a good tip, I think.

Mag.

more than 5 years ago
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Strong Methane Emissions On the Siberian Shelf

maggern Warmer please (582 comments)

We folks here in cold Norway are looking forward to getting tanned at the beach during the winter. Thanks all. You rock.

BTW, thanks for not joining the Kyoto agreement USA.

more than 5 years ago

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Remote controlled guard towers to Afghanistan

maggern maggern writes  |  about a year ago

maggern (597586) writes "It looks like an ordinary containter, but is a remote controlled guard tower optimized to provide rapid organic direct fire-power support for combat outposts, patrol bases, forward operating Bases, ports, and shipboard-defense applications. The "Containerized Weapon Station" is being developed by the Norwegian Kongsberg Protech Systems and will be tested in Afghanistan by the american military this summer, as troops pull out, according to the Norwegian Teknisk Ukeblad (Technical Weekly)."
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