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Elon Musk Shows off the Dragon Capsule, Back From Space (Video)

nawitus Re:Really, that much fuel? (106 comments)

Fuel costs are 1-3% of the total launch costs. Usi

more than 2 years ago
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Martin Jetpack Climbs 5000 Feet Above Sea Level

nawitus Re:Military uses (178 comments)

Williams X-Jet is a comparable aircraft which could do VTOL and hovering, but it was judged to be useless in combat by military analysts.

more than 3 years ago
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Robots Retrieve Your Books At U. Chicago's $81 Million Library

nawitus Re:Death of the service industry? (202 comments)

Unemployed people can buy stuff with unemployment benefits - and when the "everybody has to work" -idea is history citizens can buy stuff using basic income guarantee. If work can be automated, it should. The only remaining problem is distribution of goods. And no, this is not "communism", as corporations are still privately owned.

more than 3 years ago
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Digital Dashboard Device Detects Driver Drowsiness

nawitus Lexus (117 comments)

This is already in some Lexus models. Years ago..

about 4 years ago
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Jet Packs, Finally On Sale

nawitus Longer flight possible (132 comments)

You could stay up to 10 minutes in the air using a proper jet engine, and I remember reading a company developing such a jet pack. However, that's pretty much the same as strapping a Williams X-Jet to your back, which is old technology.

more than 4 years ago
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Los Angeles Unveils $578 Million Public School

nawitus Re:it's all about accountability (367 comments)

Teachers are fired often in the USA. Teachers are *never* fired for "bad teaching" (or pretty much for any reason) in Finland. Finland is number one in education. There's your datapoint.

more than 4 years ago
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Germany To Grant Privacy At the Workplace

nawitus Re:How Do Europeans Do It? (450 comments)

Because Europeans tend to place the interest of the people ahead of corporate power.

more than 4 years ago
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Is a US High-Speed Railway Economically Feasible?

nawitus Re:Alternate solution (1139 comments)

Yes, you can very easily die getting to work in the weather we've got out here without the protection of a vehicle.

And what kind of weather is that?

more than 4 years ago
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Drunk Driver Mugshots Featured On Facebook

nawitus Re:You don't have privacy if you get arrested (321 comments)

Well, obviously an arrest should be private by default, and if the person wants to go public then it would be a personal choice.

more than 4 years ago
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China To Close 2,000 Factories In Energy Crackdown

nawitus Re:Seriously, would people knock it off with that? (242 comments)

Yet the European Union is on a pretty good track to reach the Kyoto targets. EU also has the largest GDP in the world (if you compare it as a country). Since the 1990s, USA has increased emissions 20%, while EU has 5%.

more than 4 years ago
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Facing 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping Police

nawitus Re:America (878 comments)

You didn't even read my comment. Don't you know what a fucking comment is? Don't you know what fucking reading means? Fucking idiot. A huge pdf does not equal a proper response. If a huge pdf does actually equal a proper argument, I will cite a 1000 page pdf and until you read it, I will win the debate.

more than 4 years ago
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Facing 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping Police

nawitus Re:America (878 comments)

Actually, the number of EU states I've visited has nothing to do with the discussion at hand. You didn't actually provide any citations, only a url to a huge pdf. Anyway, I didn't talk about permanent CCTV, but the freedom to videotape police officers etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Facing 16 Years In Prison For Videotaping Police

nawitus Re:America (878 comments)

Hint: UK does not equal Europe. Where I live I have the right to videotape anything in public, even inside stores, bars etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Acquires ITA Software, Regulators May Balk

nawitus Monopoly of monopolies (72 comments)

It seems that Google's goal is to be a monopoly in every section of the internet.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Makes Firefox Its Corporate Browser

nawitus Re:Bad news for banks (152 comments)

There are still banks that only support IE? I don't remember seeing an IE-only site for years.

more than 4 years ago
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Zoho Don't Need No Stinking Ph.D. Programmers

nawitus Re:Yay for common sense (612 comments)

Yet Americans are wrong when they say free education doesn't exist in some countries. They're free since you don't have to pay for education. Identically, there's free meals in schools, since you don't have to pay for them. Identically, there's free healthcare, since you don't have to pay for it. Identically, you can loan books for free from libraries.

No sensible person would claim that they're not free, and to loan a book from a library requires a fee. Sure, these services have to be funded somehow, but that doesn't make them free. Identically, Gmail is free to use. Nobody would claim that you need to pay a fee to use Gmail. *Identically*, Gmail is being funded somehow. No sensible person person would claim you need to pay money to use Gmail.

Therefore, education is free, and so are libraries, and school meals, and Gmail, and roads. Voting is also free. But voting creates costs and somehow the costs have to be covered. But that doesn't mean you need to pay money to vote.

It doesn't get any simpler than this.

more than 4 years ago
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Zoho Don't Need No Stinking Ph.D. Programmers

nawitus Re:Yay for common sense (612 comments)

Saying that free education is not free since it's paid in taxes, is like saying you need to pay money to use roads in the USA. You can't have it both ways.

more than 4 years ago
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Tattoos for the Math and Science Geek

nawitus That's easy. (7 comments)

Pie.

more than 4 years ago
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The Pirate Bay's Founding Organization Shuts Down

nawitus Re:Pirate Party Still Alive (107 comments)

The global pirate movement is only starting to gather momentum. This particular organization hasn't been very important for a few years now. For example, the Pirate Party of Finland has good chances to elect a member to the parliament in the elections next year.

more than 4 years ago

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