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North Korea Conducts Third Nuclear Test

swarsron Re:Making Peace? (270 comments)

That would create a united Korea in the same position as Germany after the curtainwent down, spending a huge amount of it's GDP rebuilding half the country from nothing.

They wouldn't be nearly in the same position as Germany was after the reunification. The DDR can't be compared to NK at all. The DDR had quite a few problems but they were not even close to the problems NK has. As a starter nobody starved to death in the DDR.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What's Your Take On Stand-Up Desks?

swarsron Re:Hey buddy (347 comments)

So there's a reason for your username

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With University Firewalls?

swarsron Re:ssh is permitted? (582 comments)

Put Foxyproxy on top of that list. It's an extension for firefox to enably easy proxy setting switching and has an option to route all dns request through a chosen proxy.

more than 2 years ago

See the PyPy JIT In Action

swarsron And now for ruby please (109 comments)

And now for ruby please. I love ruby, but the performance issues drive me crazy sometimes.

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Gives $15k To Bradley Manning Defense

swarsron Re:Here's why they are doing this (321 comments)

well if there were any other countries on the map which might be much better suited for a comparison to the US. Like pretty much all of europe, australia, canada ....

more than 3 years ago

How Allies Used Math Against German Tanks

swarsron Re:original source (330 comments)

we had this story on slashdot some years ago but i can't find it right now.

more than 3 years ago

Thief Returns Stolen Laptop Contents On USB Stick

swarsron Re:Honor Amongst Thieves (352 comments)

this i kind until the insurance decides not to pay because the are no traces of a obvious theft ...

more than 3 years ago

Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

swarsron Re:Childish (403 comments)


see? i won

more than 3 years ago

Five Times the US Almost Nuked Itself

swarsron Re:Um, not quite.... (384 comments)


more than 3 years ago

French City To Use CCTV For Parking Fines

swarsron Re:Laser Pointers! (297 comments)

so if you ruin one line like the laser in the video, they only have several hundred left to identify you ...

more than 3 years ago

GMail Introduces Priority Inbox

swarsron Re:How about good subject lines? (242 comments)

We did already lose the TOFU war. There is no way people would ever do this since it means more work for them.

about 4 years ago

Police Stop Journalists From Photographing Metrorail System

swarsron Re:Hmmm... (601 comments)

Dexter, is it you?

more than 4 years ago

Australian Schools To Teach Intelligent Design

swarsron Re:They taught ID in my school.... (714 comments)

Seriously, why is this still an issue 150 years later?

wow, you're old

more than 4 years ago

US Supreme Court Upholds Indefinite Confinement

swarsron Re:Think of the constitution. (745 comments)

and that's why i like to live in Europe. The European human rights court (don't know the proper name) killed a similar law same weeks ago. Germany tried to pull of the same shit, with the same argumentation and failed.

You really have a big problem over there and need to act.

more than 4 years ago

Google Apologizes For "Michelle Obama" Results

swarsron Re:Good Job guys (783 comments)

But where's the picture? "Michelle Obama monkey" doesn't find it. Why can't we link to it in the summary if it's clear that the whole discussion will be about a picture 99% didn't see?

more than 4 years ago

How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA

swarsron Re:Incident at LAX (279 comments)

so you suggest we profile people by their religion *and* create an easy to circumvent security protocol? Genius

more than 4 years ago

English DJ Claims Wi-Fi Allergy

swarsron Re:Crazy people (515 comments)

my friend told a similar story. He worked as an electrician some years ago when one of the customers complained about sleeping bad because of all the electrical interference in his bedroom. So they drove to the guy, mounted a switch somewhere connected to nothing and told him to switch it off at night. Some days later he called again, extremely happy because now he was able to sleep like the gullible baby he was ...

more than 5 years ago


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