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Comment: Start with 2005 (Score 1) 655

by AigariusDebian (#35609442) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?

Just start with the 2005 revamp. It is not dated, it assumes many of the viewers have no idea what is going on and it is fun. Also I would recommend watching the corresponding episodes of Doctor Who Confidential right after each episode. These 'making of' really explore the back story, are very funny and often show relevan bits from the old shows, so that you can understand what is really going on. :)

Comment: Re:Useless place (Score 1) 322

by AigariusDebian (#35403956) Attached to: Chandrayaan-1 Spots Giant Underground Chamber On the Moon

Just freeze the water into 1x1x1m cubes, cover them with plastic wrap to prevent vaccum evaporation and throw them with a launch loop on a ballistic trajectory towards the base. You can even have water powered trajectory correction nozzles on those cubes. And the whole package is easy to reuse.

Comment: Re:Who's this for? (Score 1) 797

by AigariusDebian (#35403916) Attached to: GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

BTW: you can try the Gnome 3 way now - just double click the window title bar to maximize and to 'minimize' click the middle mouse button on the title bar. Instead of minimizing the window will be sent to the back to the visual stack, which is what you want anyway most of the time. Yes, the discoverability suffers a bit, but the usability, especially for touch interfaces, skyrockets.

Comment: Re:Is that really well tested in the real world? (Score 1) 797

by AigariusDebian (#35403900) Attached to: GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

BTW: you can try the Gnome 3 way now - just double click the window title bar to maximize and to 'minimize' click the middle mouse button on the title bar. Instead of minimizing the window will be sent to the back to the visual stack, which is what you want anyway most of the time.

Comment: Re:Wait, carbon trading wasn't a scam to BEGIN wit (Score 1) 228

by AigariusDebian (#34950896) Attached to: Carbon Trading Halted After EU Exchange Is Hacked

Actually, considering that CO2 emmisions are doing harm to people (in the long term), it would make sense to have people be the source of carbon credits - We the 100k people have a right to produce X tons of carbon emissions per year (in addition to inalienable bodily emission quota), and we are willing to sell that right to that steel mill for a summ of Y USD per year. And considering that someone needs to get that money from that steel mill and make sure it is either distributed to us or spent on something that brings good to all of us, lets make a company that will do that. Lets decide by voting among us who we trust to administer that money. Let's call that 'government', and let's call the whole system 'taxation'.

Comment: Re:Wait, carbon trading wasn't a scam to BEGIN wit (Score 2) 228

by AigariusDebian (#34950802) Attached to: Carbon Trading Halted After EU Exchange Is Hacked

It is easier to force/guilt/... China and India into carbon trading if the Western world is already doing it. In my view Cap-and-trade is faulty, because it allows a default level of free pollution. If EVERYONE was fairly and equally taxed for their CO2 (and other greenhouse gas or pollutant) emissions and then the revenue from these taxes would be spent exclusively on cleaning up that pollution (most likely by purchasing carbon credits from carbon-negative businesses), then it would be fair. The pointis that a coal power plant does not pay for the pollution it causes, the harm that it causes to the whole population. If this harm is converted into actual finansial cost, then we will clearly see whether coal is really that cheap and we will see free market dump all they can into clean energy, because the dirt of the dirty energy would be taxed and make it not so profitable as it is now.

Oil, coeal and gas is only a cheap energy source to the consumer because part of the cost is hidden - the enviromental cost, as in, they don't pay for the clean air that they steal from all of them. Steal just a little bit from everyone and you have a nice profit. Government taxation and regulation is there to prevent exactly such abuses of the common good.

Comment: Re:Ban guns (Score 1) 2166

by AigariusDebian (#34846432) Attached to: Congresswoman and Staff Gunned Down

It is perfectly reasonable to require a person to pass a two-month long gun training, gun skill test with a theoretical exam and a psychiatric examination to be able to buy a gun. It would also be perfectly reasonable to require a person to belong to a gun club with regular dues, training and re-testing schedules in order to buy ammo. And it is also perfectly reasonable not to sell to civilians extended capacity clips, fully automatic weapons, sniper rifles and high power weapons or armor piercing or anti-personnel munition.

USA second amendment talks about 'a well regulated millitia', so it is perfectly reasonable to assume that every person with a gun is or must be a member of millitia and that the constitution demands of the government to regulate him, including striping him of this status, if he proves to be unregulatable (as in unstable, insane or just a lousy shot).

Little known fact about Middle Earth: The Hobbits had a very sophisticated computer network! It was a Tolkien Ring...

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