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China May Build an Undersea Train To America

spyfrog Re:Rail+ ferry (348 comments)

No, there is two track widths. China uses standard 1435 mm. US uses 1435 mm (or whatever you call that in your strange measurements). Russia uses wider 1524 mm.

about 4 months ago
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New Russian Fighter Not Up To Western Standards

spyfrog Re:Monkey Models (354 comments)

Strange. That is why Germany have bought a better version of the Swedish RB-15 robot than Sweden fields.
Obviously doesn't all countries do this.

about 8 months ago
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New Russian Fighter Not Up To Western Standards

spyfrog Re:So a good match... (354 comments)

I strongly disagree.
Germany made numerous mistakes and they all mattered. Many of the was made by Hitler himself. A few examples:
*) The war was started prematurely, before the navy building program was finished - which meant that the German navy couldn't defeat the British navy.
*) Germany underestimated the power of the Royal Airforce and the importance of radar and lost the battle of Britain.
*) Germany grossly underestimated the Red Armys tank supply and infantry strength.
*) Germany grossly overestimated their own tanks quality and underestimated the russian tank quality and got their ass handed by the T-34
*) Germany didn't continue the development of the atomic bomb despite having a head start
*) Germany didn't in time used their early lead in jet fighter development
*) When Germany finally started to produce jet fighters so did Hitler ordered them to be converted to dive bombers - which they was totally useless as
*) Germany wasted precious resources on the costly and ineffective V2 weapon, resources that had been better been used for fighter production
*) Germany didn't produce a working SAM missile until late in the war despite one being developed early. Resources was instead wasted on the V2 project

This is only a few mistakes that Germany made and that all mattered.

about 8 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

spyfrog Re:Murica Fuck yea! (635 comments)

But Norway, Sweden and Finland have some of Europes highest prices for gasoline

about 8 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

spyfrog Re:Murica Fuck yea! (635 comments)

But we should also count one thing into the price that differs between US and Europe: European gasoline is at least 95 octane while US gasoline is 87 octane.

about 8 months ago
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Mars One Selects Second Round Candidate Astronauts

spyfrog Re:First astronauts to land in 2025 (216 comments)

This is also my objection to this whole enterprise.
If they manage to get perhaps 4-8 persons on Mars - when there is no more money in this who are going to pay for sending more food and oxygen to these persons? Or are they supposed to die there?
No, of course there will be a huge outcry and USA + EU + other western nations will be forced to pay for getting them home.

So thank you for wasting my taxes on a stunt..

about 9 months ago
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PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

spyfrog Re:A bunch of someones didn't do the required read (564 comments)

Of course it scares MS. If it didn't, why did they even release Win8 with the UI previously known as Metro?
The purpose of Metro is obviously to get a 30% share of all application sales - with Android Google gets this share and MS want it.

If the purpose was to make a mobile UI - why try to force it on desktop users? And why force developer to sell through MS? No, the only answer is that Metro is a land-grab for a 30% sale "tax" on all applications. MS could prove this wrong by simply allowing third party installs with Metro apps but they don't do that.

about 9 months ago
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PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES

spyfrog Re:Android??? Why not Chrome OS.... (564 comments)

Chrome OS isn't really a desktop OS either. Chrome OS is the current incarnation of the dumb terminal (I know that there is local processing but the purpose is locking you up to Googles servers and services). Chrome OS is a tool for locking your data in with Google. That is even worse than MS locking in your desktop - at least you control your data there. In Chrome OS you control neither. They have to pay ME for get me to use one.

about 9 months ago
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F-Secure's Hypponen: The Internet Is a 'US Colony'

spyfrog Re:South Korea doesn't seem to care or notice. (263 comments)

Oh please. I am sick and tired of hearing of referral to the "jante law". It simply isn't true in most of Europe anymore. What is true is that there is less capital for starting businesses and consumers that doesn't choose a local alternative - they will choose the American mega corp instead.

about a year ago
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Redesigned Seats Let Airlines Squeeze In More Passengers

spyfrog Re: Bullshit we won't notice (466 comments)

But these seats are almost impossible to come by because everyone tries to get them

about a year ago
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Redesigned Seats Let Airlines Squeeze In More Passengers

spyfrog Re: Bullshit we won't notice (466 comments)

A business class option? Do you really mean that we tall guys should pay about twice for a ticket? Why isn't there an a bit more expensive option with more legroom without the bloated price of business class. Also - on many flights so isn't business class any more legroom. They might be wider but often no more legroom

about a year ago
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Final Mars One Numbers Are In, Over 200,000 People Applied

spyfrog Re:Modern era Mayflower (176 comments)

The difference being of course that the Mayflower settlers had a good chance of being self sustained. They didn't change planet to one totally inhospitable towards humans. They believed that they would be able to survive by simple using the same techniques as in England. This turned out to be wrong but it was more a lack off knowledge than anything else that killed them off - the place apparently supports life since people live there to this day.

Going to Mars is a totally different ballgame. You can't support yourself on Mars, at least not from the beginning. You have to trust that provisions come from Earth. If your supplies doesn't come, you starve or die from suffixation.

1 year,13 days
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FBI Pressures Internet Providers To Install Surveillance Software

spyfrog Re: We Never Learn (225 comments)

Please. The people of Germany where neither uneducated or lived in a military dictatorship. The where one of the worlds best educated people and lived in democracy.

about a year ago
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Ikea Foundation Introduces Better Refugee Shelter

spyfrog Re:Ok.... (163 comments)

I don't think IKEA designs for deserts. The furniture are more designed for subartic Scandinavia

about a year ago
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One Year Since Assange Took Refuge in Ecuadorian Embassy

spyfrog Re:Sweden is not, in fact, the US. (541 comments)

I see that the small fact that Swedish government can't legally give him any guarantee of safe passage since that is decided by the courts and not the government isn't bothering you. Actually, giving such an guarantee would be illegal in Sweden since government can't legally interfere with a court case.

about a year ago
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One Year Since Assange Took Refuge in Ecuadorian Embassy

spyfrog Re:seems like a waste of money (541 comments)

You have no knowledge of the Swedish legal system.
He is wanted for questioning and after that he will be charged and detained. Thus it cannot be done anywhere else than in Sweden.

Also, I know of no other case where a Swedish prosecutor have made an official questioning in another country - they might go there and question witnesses but I have never heard of what you are suggesting - please back this up with facts. Which cases are you referring to?

Last - why should Assange be treated any different than any other that is wanted for questioning by the Swedish prosecutor?

about a year ago
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Revealed: How the UK Spied On Its G20 Allies At London Summits

spyfrog Re:Convenient partners (262 comments)

I think the answer to this lies in what your definition of spying is. I can assure you that a country of Norways size and wealth spies on both USA and Russia. Of course, they are more interested in Russia since they share a border with them and they are allied in NATO with USA but you can be sure that they spies on both.

about a year ago
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Facebook's Newest Datacenter Relies On Arctic Cooling

spyfrog Re:Makes Perfect Sense (106 comments)

I don't count your production of 123 TWh of 2010 as "insane". Sweden produced 143 TWh the same year.
And as you know, our two electric grids are joined and the power is sold on a common market.

about a year ago
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Facebook's Newest Datacenter Relies On Arctic Cooling

spyfrog Re:Sweden has an NSA style snoop law (106 comments)

As you say, FRA (Swedish NSA) is best buddies with NSA. I assume that everything FRA knows is immediately shared with NSA.

about a year ago
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How European Startups Are Battling Labor Laws For Developers and Programmers

spyfrog Re: Hate labor laws? (293 comments)

Do you count holidays also?
I work in goverment, is 35 and have 25 days

about a year ago

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