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Civil Rights Groups Divided On Net Neutrality

polar red Re:The same companies (127 comments)

>competition
wake up to the real world please. competition does not work with less than 4 sellers.

about two weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

polar red humans (525 comments)

'our roads are engineered wel' that's possible. But humans are still a bunch of idiots.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

polar red Re: Storage (516 comments)

and profit must always be positive. no, scratch that, profit must increase every year.

about three weeks ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

polar red Re:next gen batteries (293 comments)

It already exists. tesla has demonstrated a battery swapper on their model S swapping the battery in a lot less time than a gas refill.

about a month ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

polar red Re:next gen batteries (293 comments)

Battery swapping "technology" ?

about a month ago
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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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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