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Comment: Re:Long term? (Score 1) 599

by Amiralul (#43345229) Attached to: Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes
Do you have any idea on the volume ratio for nuclear spent fuel and classical waste? And it's not like we can convert fossil fuel waste to drinking water either, we still have to store it somewhere, polluting the site. Fun fact: due to traces of uranium in coal, a classic power plant actually releases into atmosphere more radioactive material than a nuclear power plant does. Witout considering the greenhouse gases.

Comment: Four lanches in 2012? (Score 1) 167

by Amiralul (#40153869) Attached to: Intelsat Signs Launch Contract With SpaceX
"On top of the four Falcon Heavy launches planned for the U.S. Air Force this year (...)"
Uhm, what? Falcon Heavy's first flight is scheduled for 2013 and it will be a test flight, I doubt it will carry any commercial cargo. Maybe the planning for the US Air Forces launches was done this year, that can be true, but I'm certain that no Falcon Heavy will lift-off in 2012.

+ - Manage your DNS with GitHub->

Submitted by Amiralul
Amiralul (1164423) writes "Luadns service offers a new way to manage your DNS. Noisy Bind syntax has been replaced with a much friendlier syntax (Lua). You may store your DNS configurations on GitHub or Bitbucket, after each git push configurations are validated and deployed to Luadns servers. More information and examples can be found on Luadns' website. I've used it for a few months now and I can say that I'm glad I don't have to tinker /etc/named.conf anymore."
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Data Storage

+ - HDD Pricewatch: How the Thai Floods Have Affected Prices-> 1

Submitted by jjslash
jjslash (2466102) writes "The hard disk drive supply chain was hit hard late last year when a series of floods struck Thailand. The Asian country accounts for about a quarter of the world's hard drive production, but thousands of factories had to close shop for weeks as facilities were under water, in what is considered the world's fourth costliest natural disaster according to World Bank estimates. That's on top of the human cost of over 800 lives. TechSpot has monitored a number of mobile and desktop HDDs to get a better overview of how the situation has developed in the last three months."
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Ubuntu

+ - Canonical pulls Kubuntu personnel funding->

Submitted by LinuxScribe
LinuxScribe (158687) writes "An announcement on the Kubuntu-devel mailing list tells the sad story: Canonical is pulling funding for in-house developers to work on the KDE-based Kubuntu flavor. Canonical now seems committed to its single vision of a GNOME-based Unity as a desktop and other Ubuntu flavors will now have to rely on community support and some infrastructure from Canonical."
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Comment: Re:What am I missing here... (Score 3, Insightful) 166

by Amiralul (#37239106) Attached to: Like a Redstone Cowboy
Ever played with LEGO? Ever built your own fort or tree house? Ever went on a beach and built up castles or simply dig holes? Minecraft if the digital version of all of these activities and more (adventure, exploration, unusual landscapes, 3D viewer for models impossible to see otherwise - Star Trek ships for instance).

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