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Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

war4peace Re:Milk/Beef prices as well? (110 comments)

Maybe the /. community doesn't give a fuck about those.
Oh well, maybe beef.

1 hour ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

war4peace Re:PISA Results (431 comments)

Maybe they weren't testing the right age group?

about a week ago
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UN Report Reveals Odds of Being Murdered Country By Country

war4peace Re:I've made a decision (386 comments)

Actually, he has wings, can't use them but can run really fast. And he also cuuuute! :)

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

war4peace EVE Online (630 comments)

That's not even a 75mm railgun size. Can I fit it on my Velator? :)

about two weeks ago
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Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

war4peace Re:Anger management through physics (179 comments)

Very few, I hope. I never found the Rubik's cube to be frustrating, even back in the day when I didn't know how to algorithmically solve it. It was a fun way to spend some time, experimenting various methods and combinations.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

war4peace Re:Infinite spin in Tetris (179 comments)

It happened because it's not a bug, rather an intentional behavior. Click the second link in the GP post, read thoroughly.

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

war4peace Memory usage? (115 comments)

If it still eats up 1 GB memory for 3 open tabs (or 500 MB with no tabs), then sorry, it's still shit.

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

war4peace Re:Why not? (147 comments)

He is nice because it is also very low viscosity

But she is nicer than him, that's for sure, mainly because her viscosity is spot on.

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

war4peace Re:Big Drive (147 comments)

Also, "increase in capacity over it's last 4TB drive".

about two weeks ago
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Dyn.com Ends Free Dynamic DNS

war4peace Re:Alternatives (240 comments)

I already had an alternative for years: my ISP. It has this free service where you login with your account, and pick [chosenname].go.ro - and that's it. Of course, some might consider it as rather limited but I think its more than fitting for a home user.

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Re:Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

That is EXACTLY the mentality I am talking about.
1. people willing to give their lives for scientific advancement = suiciders.
2. according to 1. -> they're crazy.
3. You judge everyone according to your morally superior filter, even deny their rights because they conflict with what you've been taught is "normal" (OK, that mostly applies to all cultures).

Maybe those people would rather live heroically for one year than sit on their asses as couch potatoes for 50-60 years. Yeah, I know they would give up tens of thousands of burgers, not to mention all those tons of ribs and bacon, which definitely MUST be crazy...

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Re:Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

I can't think of any purely scientific suicides either

Giordano Bruno?
He refused the offer of a full recantation, which led to his burning on the stake.
Marie Curie - her research led to her death by radiation poisoning.
Harry Daghlian (arguably) - he died trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown from happening.

There were also many scientists who performed dangerous experiments on themselves and lived to tell the tale.

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Re:Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

People sacrificed their lives for scientific advance throughout history, up until recently. More so for rather narrow religious beliefs. Out of the two, I'd pick scientific advance as the better reason any day.

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Re:Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

Yeah well, maybe you don't know the right people.

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Re:Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

Volunteer to do what, exactly, from my country which is located in Europe?
There ARE other countries out there, you know...

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Re:Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

This is the mentality of modern (western) civilization, where comfort (or its perception) supersedes the willingness to risk your life or even face certain death after a task is accomplished. People from other countries might not exhibit the same mentality, though. They would see life and achievement differently, and that's mainly because they haven't "advanced" that much, therefore their minds aren't fully set on that "life is sacred" BS. Sorry, but I think that's utter BS.
Many technological and scientific advances from the past were done with sacrifice (e.g. Marie Curie, reaching North Pole, South Pole, exploration of Africa). Of course, today's scientific exploration has been made more secure, and we've gotten accustomed to that idea. And we're right, in most cases, but there's still the odd activity which would only be possible through taking huge risks, including volunteers marching to certain death for the purpose of scientific breakthrough. The alternative would be to just curl up in a corner and ignore that scientific branch until further notice, aka "when it's safe" - and in a small amount of cases that would equal "never" or "in hundreds of years".
Which leads us to this specific thing we're talking about, which is space exploration. You can't "simulate" that, you have to go out there and do it. That involves risks, and there's plenty examples from our recent past where space exploration made victims. True, they weren't sent to "certain death" but the outcome was the same nevertheless.
This whole "it's unethical to have such a mission" thing is artificial, and is a byproduct of modern, Western mentality which values life more than anything else, including an activity which might literally "save the planet" someday (space exploration, that is). I find it ironic that one is willing to sacrifice themselves for things such as religious or political belief but at the same time science is a big no-no of a reason.

about two weeks ago
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NYU Group Says Its Scheme Makes Cracking Individual Passwords Impossible

war4peace Hmm (277 comments)

Maybe I should look at this implementation for my upcoming MMO, which will likely go live somewhere in 2030 :)

about two weeks ago
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Should NASA Send Astronauts On Voluntary One-Way Missions?

war4peace Yes, for any mission (307 comments)

It's as simple as asking: "do you want to take that risk"?
There's plenty of people in the world willing to participate to something that will likely end their lives, as long as they perceive it as heroic. It's one of the freedoms I value in a civilized world.

With that being said, 15 years ago I would have volunteered, but today, for the sake of my family, I wouldn't.

about two weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

war4peace Re:Back in my day (142 comments)

In a metropolitan area? Not really. Everyone I know has either 500 or 1000 Mbit/s bandwidth, and we just temporarily share folders through filezilla when needed.

about two weeks ago
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How Far Will You Go For Highest Speed Internet?

war4peace Re:Back in my day (142 comments)

The advantage of living in a densely populated area was that I could take a HDD, go to a friend and transfer it directly. The trip back and forth, couple beers and transfer, added up, more than matched downloading it through modem lines, alone and munching own nails.

about two weeks ago

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