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The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

polar red KISS (217 comments)

The KISS-principle is probably the most important thing to keep software quality up, more so than tools and language.

about two weeks ago
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US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

polar red Re:Color Me Surprised (335 comments)

FTFY:

one day soon the government-department of the largest corporations will simply declare the whole constitutin, am

about a month and a half ago
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NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed

polar red Re:Thermal capacity of rock? (295 comments)

to either binary perspective on AGW.

you may. BUT. you should also keep the system as it is before deciding to act on AGW or not.
keeping the system as it is means : stop burning fossil fuels.

about a month and a half ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

polar red Re:perfect? (110 comments)

How about comparing it to the total cost, over time, of other sources of energy

solar and wind already have won that race. they already are cheaper than any of the other technologies, even without factoring the externalities. so the question is : is this new solar tech cheaper than the currently-on-the-market panels

about a month and a half ago
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MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

polar red perfect? (110 comments)

i think the most important feature for this technology would be cost/kwh. does it deliver that ?
(surface area we have enough of)

about a month and a half ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

polar red Re:In other news: Are 4K displays worth getting ye (204 comments)

Anybody use a 4K display for programming / development work? Good or bad idea?

i would LOVE that. I am now using 2 * 1920*1080, and i would gladly trade them in for a 4K. I would love to be able to see more code, multiple windows side by side, and more vertical space would eliminate a lot of scrolling

about 3 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

polar red Re:in the meantime : (204 comments)

24" 1920*1080 are pretty cheap right now, Last year I got one for 99€ , but usually they go for about 120 - 130 €. While for a 2560*1440 27", you pay at least 400 €; make that 300€, and I'm getting one NOW.

about 3 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

polar red Re:in the meantime : (204 comments)

about 2500 * 1500 should suffice for now.

about 3 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

polar red in the meantime : (204 comments)

when will we finally get hihger than 1920*1080 resolution monitors at a decent price ????

about 3 months ago
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Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

polar red Re:Arevas failure (130 comments)

and it isn't the building part which we are bad at, it's the managing, planning, ... part we are bad at. I truly wonder if those chines reactors are up to specs, are all millions of parts completely on spec (or are there sub-par components ?)

about 3 months ago
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Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

polar red Re:Arevas failure (130 comments)

I take it you haven't had much experience with building contractors yet ? or managers ?

about 3 months ago
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Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

polar red Re:Arevas failure (130 comments)

the actual problem has been shoddy workmanship and poor project management.

This should be the main focus of distrust in nuclear power; an din my humble opinion the reason why we we shouldn't ever build nuclear power plants ever again.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

polar red Re:Old-school is best (382 comments)

Monopoly is a good staple to have around

NO. it's boring. it's very dependent on luck.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

polar red unreal tournament. (382 comments)

UT2004, certainly if you can invite some friends over.

about 3 months ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

polar red Re:Sigh. Some additional facts (465 comments)

>7 - the amount of heat trapping done by CO2 is minimal compared to other effects
Without the greenhouse effect, it would be 30-40 C colder on earth on average.

about 2 months ago
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Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic

polar red Re:Every week there's a new explanation of the hia (465 comments)

>Scientists in general and especially climate scientists and the IPCC, need to stay out of the public/political debate
yeah, let's leave the important decissions to lawyers and economists, and not to scientists and engineers. Now THAT would lead to a great society !

about 3 months ago
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Of the following, I'd rather play ...

polar red Re:Where are all the nerds? (274 comments)

Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan or Werewolf are now mainstream

but there are still people playing and buying monopoly ... *shudder*

about 3 months ago

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new study from the UK met office about global warm

polar red polar red writes  |  more than 5 years ago

polar red writes "A new study has a startling conclusion : the earth is warming faster than many believed, and the core of the problem are feedback loops, contributing to a 4 degrees celcius rise by 2055. We only have to cut emissions by 3% yearly to stay within a safe 2 degree rise."
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global warming independent of solar activity

polar red polar red writes  |  more than 7 years ago

polar red writes "Many people hold off the idea that humanity could be responsible for global warming. A common scapegoat is the story about rising solar activity. This study shows that the sun is not responsible for the warming in the last decades."
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