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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

shrikel Re:Cartels (253 comments)

Well, actually, it may not change your belief. But it will stop you from getting reminded of those women when you visit the site.

about 3 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

shrikel Re:Cartels (253 comments)

Using Adblocker will solve 50% (!!!) of the disadvantages you've listed. (Though it may slightly expand "people" in the other listed disadvantage to include the folks at TPB as well as the content industry.)

about 3 months ago
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Physicists Test Symmetry Principle With an Antimatter Beam

shrikel Everything looks okay... moving forward. (106 comments)

The purpose of the experiment is to test CPT (Charge/Parity/Time) inversion to determine if the universe would look the same if we simultaneously swapped all matter for antimatter, left for right, and backwards in time for forwards in time.

"As long as no red flags are raised in the experiment, we plan to move forward with the project in November," said top engineer Fedwick McGillicutty. "Our hope is that, by reversing time itself, we can do away with the whole debacle that is 'daylight savings time.'"

about 7 months ago
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The NSA Is Looking For a Few Good Geeks

shrikel Re:world ramifications... (388 comments)

Come on, what's one measly little "A" going to change?

about 10 months ago
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Read Better Books To Be a Better Person

shrikel Re:Nonsense. (158 comments)

No single book can ever do that.

Of course, LotR is really three books... (Or six. Or seven. (Depending on how you count them.))

about a year ago
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It Takes 2.99 Gigajoules To Vaporize a Human Body

shrikel Re:Disintegration (272 comments)

Agreed. I don't see why "vaporization" must be defined as "completely separating all atoms within a molecule." Evaporation and boiling are two means of vaporizing (making into vapor) without complete atomic separation.

1 year,8 days
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Don't Fly During Ramadan

shrikel Re:Proud? (1233 comments)

The 50 states are mostly too small to exist on their own as viable nations (except for California and Texas) without being part of some kind of union, the way small European countries have banded together into a union to increase their trading and economic power and reduce the frictional losses of having separate currencies and economies and having trade barriers.

The population of the US in 1790 was 3,929,214.

1 year,29 days
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My credits by name in (released) software:

shrikel Wrong name change then (190 comments)

Win the poll? Then you should have changed your name to "None, but I still write code."

about a year ago
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Over 100 Hours of Video Uploaded To YouTube Every Minute

shrikel Re:So how long... (83 comments)

Ah, but you're assuming videos will continue to be uploaded at a constant rate. Extrapolate future upload rates based on the past 10 years' growth history (or an estimate, if necessary), and recalculate. I'd do it myself, but I'm too lazy and I'm pretty sure somebody else here will take it as a challenge.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Trust When a Vendor Tells You To Buy New Parts?

shrikel Re:Stop buying gear without lifetime warentee (156 comments)

now remembering which drives are which a few years from now should one go bad, that's a different story

You could splurge and invest another $50 in a label maker...

about a year ago
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A New Benefit For Logged-In Readers: Meet Slashdot's ROT13 Initiative

shrikel Why isn't the logo changed? (261 comments)

The Slashdot logo should be changed to Fynfuqbg.

about a year and a half ago
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RAID Trust Issues — Windows Or a Cheap Controller?

shrikel Re:You are asking the wrong question. (564 comments)

Assuming a 1mb/s upload speed would take less than 3 hours _PER MONTH_ to upload.

... And only 92 days (solid!) to do the initial backup of the 1 Tb of data.

Oh, except that it'll fail after 4 days with an error: "You've exceeded your 50Gb storage limit." (And that's assuming you're paying the big bucks for such a large limit, rather than the 2 Gb default.)

more than 5 years ago
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200-Year-Old Cipher Finally Cracked

shrikel Re:Security by obscurity (141 comments)

Thus obscurity, since once I know what the method is, I can break it easily.

Well, duh, because he just told you, so it's no longer obscure. The whole idea is that others DON'T know what the method is. Even if you do figure it out though, you still have more levels to get through. Password, etc.

Security through obscurity is not sufficient, but it can be an important part/em of an effective security solution.

more than 5 years ago
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Staying In Shape vs. a Busy IT Job Schedule?

shrikel Re:Its not rocket surgery... (865 comments)

A calorie is a unit of heat.

A calorie is a unit of energy. Fiber may flush chemical energy out of the system before it has a chance to be broken down and harvested by the digestive system.

more than 5 years ago

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Poll: Best year for linux on the desktop

shrikel shrikel writes  |  more than 5 years ago

shrikel writes "Best year for linux on the desktop:
  • 1991
  • 1999
  • 2002
  • 2005
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2016
  • The same year Duke Nukem Forever comes out
"

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