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Comment: Science! (Score 1) 81

by Barefoot Monkey (#48332527) Attached to: EFF Hints At Lawsuit Against Verizon For Its Stealth Cookies

What happens if you send your own X-UIDH header? Does Verizon add a second header, replace the one you sent, or leave it alone? Can anyone on Verizon's network test this? I imagine that they probably ignore what headers are already being sent and simply add an additional one, as that would be the least work for them, but if they abstain from adding a X-UIDH header when one is already present then one could use this to re-anonymise your connection.

Comment: Re:and also should be worth mentioning (Score 4, Interesting) 72

by Barefoot Monkey (#47927201) Attached to: Commander Keen: Keen Dreams Source Code Released

It is weird, looking back from a time when they're so closely associated with another kind of game.

There are other good examples - such as The Lost Vikings, made by none other than Blizzard. And before Epic became all about shooters and engines they made Jazz Jackrabbit, Tyrian, One Must Fall 2097 and Epic Pinball.

Comment: Re:The 'evironmentally-friendly' fuel propane (Score 4, Insightful) 82

by Barefoot Monkey (#47824329) Attached to: Researchers Harness E. Coli To Produce Propane

A environment-friendly way of producing something does not mean that the product is suddenly environmentelly-friendly to begin with.

Not in general, but it does if the production is the main reason why the product isn't environmentally-friendly to begin with. If you have - just as an example - grass which captures carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to make cellulose, which then gets fed to bacteria to create propane, which gets burnt to produce carbon dioxide (and short-lived carbon monoxide) then you have a cycle with no significant net effect on the atmosphere. This is more environmentally-friendly than digging up fossil fuels, shipping them across the world, and burning them, which pumps into the air carbon which had until then been sequestered underground since before recorded history.

At the end of the day octane is octane and propane is propane, but what matters is whether it can be produced/consumed in a carbon-neutral manner or if we're just digging up more crude oil.

Comment: Re: 2 tons? (Score 1) 56

by Barefoot Monkey (#47038745) Attached to: SpaceX Cargo Capsule Leaves Space Station For Home

The word "pound" can refer to mass, weight, or currency. To disambiguate, terms such as "pound-force", "pound-mass" and "Pound sterling" can be used instead, but otherwise the meaning is often clear in context. In particular, the ton is defined in terms of the pound-mass (2000lb or 2240lb, depending on who you ask), although officially the various "ton" units are defined in terms of the kilogram - also a unit of mass. And of course, the metric ton is 1000kg.

Comment: Re:Don't care (Score 1) 688

by Barefoot Monkey (#46877615) Attached to: Firefox 29: Redesign

I doubt Mozilla was responsible for, or even wanted, that scandal. If they didn't want him to be CEO then all they needed to do was... not make him CEO in the first place. Whether Mozilla pressured him to leave because of the scandal (not "perfectly fine" at all) or whether he chose to do so of his own accord is something that you and I can only speculate.

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