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The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine

skovnymfe Why helium? (143 comments)

Why not hot air? Surely they can mount an electric heat generator if it's going to be producing the stuff anyway. Then they can also regulate the balloons altitude on the fly.

about three weeks ago

The Highest-Flying Wind Turbine

skovnymfe Re:Helium (143 comments)

There must be somewhere in Alaska where there aren't any people around. There must be.

about three weeks ago

Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

skovnymfe Re:Space travel (357 comments)

Or make the VCR stop saying 12:00?

about three weeks ago

Peter Molyneux: Working For Microsoft Is Like Taking Antidepressants

skovnymfe Re:Well, that sort of explains Windows 8... (164 comments)

If developers were left to their own devices, half of it wouldn't be finished (the half that's boring to code) and the rest would be unusable by normal people. Just look at Linux. :)

about three weeks ago

Youtube and Facebook May Be Banned In Turkey, Again

skovnymfe Re:weapons of mass destruction (57 comments)

Weapons of Mass Media you mean.

And when do these ignorant dumbasses learn that being afraid of mass media just makes them look even more ignorant and backwards?

about a month ago

E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

skovnymfe Re:equality of outcome (320 comments)

The dumbest part is the organizations already do this. You'll consistently across find across all esports tournaments that you have tournaments and then you have womens tournaments. How's that for equal rights. And of course no one argues if women want to join the regular tournament, but there has to be a special one just for them because... well I'm not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it has something to do with their breasts, and attracting more men to look at their breasts. But we wouldn't actually say that anywhere, no, instead we say that we enjoy diversifity. We enjoy being so diversifited that women need to do everything men do, just to prove women are just as handicapable as men. But do you know what the worst part is? Women fucking suck unbelievably much at computer games. Really. They do. It is so god-fucking awful to watch women play computer games, even on a "professional" level. You've probably already come across it. Women playing football or women playing soccer. They're just so shamefully bad I can't believe anyone would actually pay to watch it. It's like, dude, seriously, have you never fucking heard of the internet? It's full of naked women. Please stop paying out your ass to watch this ridiculous spectacle. What NFL team in their right mind would hire a woman to play for them when they're just not suited for it? They get massacred. They are physically incapable of competing with men in sports. Nature made them this way, not society. Why the fuck do all the men of the world have to suffer because it's unfair that women don't get an inherent advantage? Why do women need special treatment to compensate for them being underrepresented? You're a woman you say? Well here's a free pass to the finals where you get your face blown off cause you're terrible. What's that, no women won any of our tournaments you say? Well shit, let's give everyone a fucking trophy and do away with competition altogether. We don't watch or play competitively to win anyway, it's all about having fun! Right? Girls just want to have fun? Well boys want to fucking win and they will punch eachother in the face to do it. What happens when women do this? Why it's degrading! It's horrible! It's shameful for women to behave like men. Only when it suits them is it unfair that they aren't all men.

about 2 months ago

German Chancellor Proposes European Communications Network

skovnymfe So... (197 comments)

Won't this European network just be subject to the same censorship and spying paid for by American and Asian entities, as the current internet is anyway? Are there even any non-American and non-Asian entities capable of implementing and maintaining such a large scale network on their own, including using their own custom built non-American, non-Asian hardware, manufactured in a non-American, non-Asian factory?

This is a seriously complex undertaking they're suggesting.

about 2 months ago

North Korean Business Park Getting Internet Access

skovnymfe Re:But ... (46 comments)

No they wont.

about 2 months ago

Video Games Charity Raises Over $10 Million

skovnymfe Mixed signals (50 comments)

At time of writing the group's tally stands at a tame $10 million.

Is a tame 10 million a good or a bad number? Were they expecting more, since it's only tame? Or is tame a good word when talking numbers?

about 4 months ago

F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen Cancels RSA Talk In Protest

skovnymfe Re:I support Mr. Mikko Hyppone (248 comments)

A Møøse once bit my sister... No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?

skovnymfe Re:Answer your own question, Slashdot! (382 comments)

And yet he loads it at the very bottom, thus not affecting site performance in the least.

about 4 months ago

Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?

skovnymfe It's not racist (612 comments)

It's not racist, it's culturally biased.

The thing is, people who take CS courses are typically in the smarter end of the spectrum, and they have no desire to associate themselves with the gangsta/mafioso/ghetto cultures, because whatever little these cultures bring to a classroom is rarely enough to compensate for the disruption they also bring. These cultures do not tolerate smartness, so they don't go well with a science course.

It does happen that people from these cultures break free from the taboo and land themselves in college, and that's fantastic, but blaming CS for their hardships isn't the right way to go about it.

about 4 months ago

Harvard Bomb Hoax Perpetrator Caught Despite Tor Use

skovnymfe Re:Harvard (547 comments)

It's not over yet. Daddy Moneybags can still come to the rescue and get him off with a slap on the wrist.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

skovnymfe my suggestion (408 comments)

Windows 7 and Chrome with Adblock+Ghostery

That's what I did and it hasn't worked out too bad yet.

about 4 months ago

How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

skovnymfe So what have we learned (894 comments)

The way to deal with shooter situations is having a better emergency procedures? What about all the hidden surveillance and monitoring and CCTVs and metal detectors and RFID tags? What did they do to help?

about 4 months ago

Obama Praises NSA But Promises To Rein It In

skovnymfe Not restrained by law? (306 comments)

How is the NSA not restrained by law when operating outside the USA? Does this mean that there are no laws outside the USA? Does this mean I can finally kill anyone I want without repercussions, because I don't live in the USA? Europe, fuck yeah!

about 4 months ago

World's Largest Ship Floated For the First Time

skovnymfe A big boat eh? (166 comments)

Are there any emission or pollution laws that are enforceable when you're on international seas?

about 4 months ago

How Microwave Transmission Is Linking Financial Centers At Near-Light Speed

skovnymfe Re:Why not quantum entanglement? (236 comments)

Not yet, but I can guarantee someone out there is working on it.

about 4 months ago


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