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Rumor: Lenovo In Talks To Buy BlackBerry

manu0601 Different reactions (70 comments)

Regulators looks at purcahse from a chineese company as suspect for security reasons, but when espionage is done by the US, there is no problem.

2 days ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

manu0601 Re:Bitch-ass whiners got their feelings hurt (387 comments)

NetBSD managed to stick to a round table governance without pro-eminent assholes (um, that one is a nice oxymoron).

5 days ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

manu0601 Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Do not worry about Ebola. It is going to kill a lot of people in the US, but it will always be less than cars accidents.

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

manu0601 Mills (609 comments)

Crowd and historical wisdom: traditional mills used wind or river stream, not coal.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

manu0601 Re:Facts? (975 comments)

Well, at least we have some theorical idea that energy without radioactive waste can be done (by nuclear fusion), we just do not know how to do it. Immortality and time travel on the other hand...

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

manu0601 Re:Facts? (975 comments)

This team of independent researchers confirmed the thing produces energy, didn't they?

about two weeks ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

manu0601 Facts? (975 comments)

If I understand correctly, the devices produces energy without radioactive waste. That should be enough to drive huge interest, even if we do not understand how it happens.

about two weeks ago
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Experts Decry Randomized Ebola Treatment Trials As Unethical, Impractical

manu0601 Re:Ethical (193 comments)

But without placebo group, if the patient recovers, how can you tell this is because of the treatment?

about two weeks ago
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Only 100 Cybercrime Brains Worldwide, Says Europol Boss

manu0601 100 employers? (104 comments)

Are the 100 programmers their own employers, or do they work for others? In the latter case, removing them will just result in malware programmer turn over.

about two weeks ago
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Experts Decry Randomized Ebola Treatment Trials As Unethical, Impractical

manu0601 Ethical (193 comments)

Studies without control group that use a placebo will prove nothing about a treatment, but are they unethical? Will it be ethical to give a placebo to someone suffering a deadly sickness?

about two weeks ago
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Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion

manu0601 Viablity (151 comments)

I don't see how they prove the viability of the method as power production...

about two weeks ago
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Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

manu0601 50 years of wars (425 comments)

Come on, Us has been at war in middle east for 50 ears: help a coup in Iran, help jihadists against russians in Afghanistan, help Iraq against Iran (more forward 30 years), help jihadists against Syria, help Iraq against jihadists...

about two weeks ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

manu0601 Viking, indians (1 comments)

But Vikings went to eastern North America around year 1000, from Greenland. They did not stay very long because of conflicts with Indians , who where there even sooner.

about two weeks ago
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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

manu0601 14 years (142 comments)

If we had this capability there on that day [14 years ago]. We could have saved that ship. I never want to see the USS Cole happen again.

Obviously if US navy managed to do without this solution for 14 years, that means it is not such a breakthrough

about two weeks ago
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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission

manu0601 intravenous feeding (236 comments)

I wonder what happens to guts microbes with 180 days of intravenous feeding. If we fail to slow down their metabolism too, they will start to eat the host's bowels.

about three weeks ago
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User Error Is the Primary Weak Point In Tor

manu0601 Re:Looks more like SR accidentally published their (70 comments)

Please read Brian Krebs' paper. The SR machine was behind a firewall and could not communicate directly with the outer world, it had to go through TOR.

about three weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

manu0601 Re:Hu? (577 comments)

TFA does not tell us about the fixes to the problem either. Useless link, don't waste your time and skip it.

about three weeks ago
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DARPA Technology Could Uncover Counterfeit Microchips

manu0601 Layers (35 comments)

It is great to have a tool for visual inspection, but IC has many layers. If I was to introduce some nasty feature in an IC, I could bury it in lower layers so that it cannot be seen.

about three weeks ago

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What makes a new technology freaking or not?

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  about 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "In Wired, Clive Thompson looks at what facctors make a new technology scaring::

As anyone who reads the news knows, there’s often a side effect to new technologies: moral panic. Facebook causes narcissism! Texting is making us illiterate! But the funny thing is, other technologies don’t provoke such alarm. Take Square, a tool that lets everyday folks accept credit card payments. It’s tipping into mainstream usage, changing how small businesses operate and how friends split a bar bill, but it hasn’t provoked any doomsaying.

What’s the difference? Why do we freak out at some technologies and shrug at others?

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UE treaties threaten democracy

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "UE member states are adopting a new treaty establishing a european IMF-like called ESM. The ESM will be immune to suits and laws (art. 32.3 to 32.5), and it is strongly tied (consideration 5) to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination, and Governance, by which member states shall abandon their budget oversight to unelected bureaucrats of the European Commission."
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France mandates DNS filtering for unauthorized gam

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "French governement just passed a decree mandating DNS filtering for unauthorized gambling sites. This is only for gambling sites that have not been accredited by an online game commission, and filtering will be oversight by justice"
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