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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

manu0601 Poor summary (37 comments)

The summary makes little sense, but I suspect this is because nothing was really found. Awake me when you will have some real news.

1 hour ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

manu0601 Small setup (80 comments)

Small setup here: 12U rack with 2 servers and one switch (Yes, I have ethernet sockets in every room except toilets, though I regret a bit I did not install one there)

2 hours ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

manu0601 Re:CNN retracted (923 comments)

Does it really matters? Humans cannot reach infinity anyway.

yesterday
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

manu0601 CNN retracted (923 comments)

From TFA:

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story contained reporting about ISIS and education. CNN has concerns about the interpretation of the information provided and we will update the story when we can verify what is happening.

The original story smelled odd: why would they have anything against maths? Banning history courses make sense when you perform propaganda, but maths?

yesterday
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

manu0601 Re:Renewable (81 comments)

Interesting and insightful, but it does not answer the question :-)

4 days ago
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Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

manu0601 Re:Renewable (81 comments)

What share of extracted oil goes to chemistry instead of being burnt?

4 days ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

manu0601 Re:It did? (129 comments)

Sure 64 bits improve things, but providing a 64 bit build does not forbid also providing a 32 bits build for older machines.

4 days ago
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Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

manu0601 Property (163 comments)

I don't know can pick up, if they're a private citizen, one of these drones and fly it over my property.

If I follow the reasoning, if you have no property, you have no right to privacy, right?

5 days ago
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Software Patents Are Crumbling, Thanks To the Supreme Court

manu0601 In the meantime, in EU (118 comments)

The European Commission fought like hell to push software patents, and now they vanish in the US... nothing happen anymore.

That suggests the only motivation for software patents in EU was to have legislation on par for TAFTA.

about a week ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

manu0601 Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (534 comments)

Cuba is hardly a model of economic progress or human rights

Well, before criticizing human rights in Cuba, remember that Guantanamo bay is ruled by the USA.

about a week ago
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Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

manu0601 Definition (269 comments)

If we define intelligence as the ability to adapt faster than genetic evolution can, then it should not heavily rely on genes.

about a week ago
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The Exoplanets That Never Were

manu0601 Amazing story (31 comments)

I am not sure "amazing story" is something else than marketing here :-)

about a week ago
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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

manu0601 Why DA? (363 comments)

Why is a district attorney on this? Isn't it the job of legislators?

about a week ago
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Reanalysis of Clinical Trials Finds Misleading Results

manu0601 Statistics (74 comments)

Please push a serious statistics course through the throat of medicine students, that would benefit everyone health!

about a week ago
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First Intel 14nm Broadwell Core M Benchmarks Unveiled

manu0601 Daily announcement (51 comments)

Is it me, or is there a CPU announcement everyday now?

about a week ago
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Rosetta Hunts For Comet Touch Down Site For Philae Lander

manu0601 Re:It's a fight between flight and science operati (17 comments)

Indeed they cannot afford a rover. IIRC the gravity is so low that moving on the surface at 0.5 cm/s is enough to escape the comet.

about a week ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

manu0601 Re:Passing comment (173 comments)

Your "mercury cycle" suggestion is a bit weird

I was just wondering what prevented us from making sure mercury goes back to the environment in the same form we got it once.

about two weeks ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

manu0601 Re:Passing comment (173 comments)

But Hg2+ is also toxic right? I believe this is not a metalic Hg vs Hg2+ problem, but rather free mercury (or methyl-mercury) vs more complex compounds.

about two weeks ago
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Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought

manu0601 Re:Mercury cycle? (173 comments)

you sound libertarian

Please don't insult me.

about two 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  |  about 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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