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'Telecommuting' In Formula 1

verloren Countless (90 comments)

"back at their home bases, perhaps thousands of miles away, countless more engineers work (with the help of gobs of computing power) to give each team that extra edge."

Maybe they could use some of that computing power to count the engineers, if only for payroll purposes.

more than 4 years ago

Another Contender For the Land Speed Record

verloren Not the same race (85 comments)

Bloodhound-SSC isn't trying to break the land speed record, it's trying to break 1,000mph (which will, incidentally, give it the land speed record). Clearly Eagle needs to beat Bloodhound to achieve their goal, but it doesn't really matter for what Bloodhound is doing whether Eagle succeeds or fails. Hence they're not really in the same race.

more than 4 years ago

Most Companies Won't Deploy Windows 7 — Survey

verloren Misleading Title (429 comments)

Not having a plan to do something doesn't mean you're not going to do it; I don't have a plan to go on holiday next year, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to, it just means I'm not yet working on it.

more than 5 years ago

Firefox 3.5 Benchmarked, Close To Original Chrome

verloren Seattle (338 comments)

Presumably in Seattle it could tell you where your nearest 100 Starbucks are...

more than 5 years ago

New Data Center Will Heat Homes In London

verloren Re:The best part? (204 comments)

They have summer in London now?

No, but ask me again on June 21st.

more than 5 years ago

Antarctic Ice Bridge Finally Breaks Off

verloren Re:Whew, no problem then (505 comments)

And then, of course, there's the final stage - "Well it's too late to do anything about it now, if only scientists had warned us sooner".

more than 5 years ago

Gaming Netflix Ratings?

verloren US Only? (235 comments)

I had thought Netflix was a US only service. 400+ reviews for a film that's only been released overseas seems quite a lot - I guess Governor Palin has reignited the legendary American love of travel and curiosity about foreign countries.

more than 5 years ago

When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

verloren Re:Take note of this, everyone. (1589 comments)

My dishwasher freed me from the need to wash up by hand. At no time was I a slave to washing up. If you are in some way tied to something, then you can be freed from it, without implications of slavery. Hence it is entirely valid to say that "Linux is used to free people from Microsoft", because many people are tied to it because they think it's the only option.

more than 5 years ago

When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

verloren Re:Take note of this, everyone. (1589 comments)

I agree with your overall point, but I think you are mistaken when you said 'I don't think Linux was designed to "free people from Microsoft."', because that's not what the article claimed

From the article: "Linux is a free as-in-cost and free as-in-license operating system. It was designed specifically for those purposes."
A true statement - one could argue about the relative emphasis, and I'm sure RMS would heavily favor the latter, but both aspects are true.

The following sentence: "Linux is used to free people from Microsoft"
Also true; only conflating these two quotes would get you to the point you made.

more than 5 years ago

Chemical Pollution Is Destroying Masculinity

verloren Dilution (773 comments)

Interesting that the fall in sperm count goes along with the increasing availability of porn - as the 'spilling of seed' increases the number of sperm left per, um, 'dose' goes down. Now that we have the internet I suspect the figure will slip below double digits within a decade.

more than 5 years ago

How Regulations Hamper Chemical Hobbyists

verloren Not just for home chemists (610 comments)

Without wishing to sound like a libertarian, this is true for a great many things that are regulated - from the outside those regulations either a) are totally uninteresting, or b) seem pretty reasonable. But when you're on the inside of whatever activity is being regulated it's often the case that you can see how stupid/harmful regulation is.

It's not unlike watching a news report on TV about something you're familiar with. You see how badly they butcher the subject, and then start wondering what they do to subjects you don't know about...

more than 5 years ago



verloren verloren writes  |  more than 7 years ago

verloren (523497) writes "Following on from the recent announcement of Google Gears in the company's RSS Reader app, Gmail is now Gears enabled. No mention yet on the official blog, but the Reader limit of your last 2000 messages seems to apply to Gmail as well."


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