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Comment: Re:Not the first in Latin America (Score 1) 52

by Cantus (#41271005) Attached to: Google Announces Its First Latin-American Data Center

Google has not built a data center in Sao Paulo, Brazil. They use third-party facilities there.

I also found these:

http://www.google.com/about/jobs/locations/bogota/ops-support/data-center/
http://www.google.com/about/jobs/locations/buenos-aires/ops-support/data-center/
http://www.google.com/about/jobs/locations/lima/ops-support/data-center/

I don't why these misleading URLs exist. Maybe future Data Centers?

If you click on "Latin America (4)" you find only one entry: "Santiago (4)".

Comment: Re:I live in Argentina (Score 1) 152

by Cantus (#33330224) Attached to: Argentine Government Orders Major ISP To Close

"Clarin is the largest spanish newspaper in the world. That includes all of Latin America + Spain." [CITATION NEEDED]

"It's one of the largest companies in South America, and it has huge worldwide influences." [CITATION NEEDED]

Argentine self-aggrandizing is world-renowned so could you please back these up?

Comment: Re:How naive. (Score 2, Insightful) 334

by Cantus (#32374376) Attached to: UK Home Office Set To Scrap National ID Cards

You see, all Pinochet needed were the party's memebership records, as you say. Do you think parties in the UK don't keep membership records with addresses and phones numbers? A Brit Pinochet wouldn't need a National ID card database to exterminate the opposition.

Therefore, your argument about totalitarian regimes is weak and pure paranoia.

Comment: Very sad (Score 1) 334

by Cantus (#32374074) Attached to: UK Home Office Set To Scrap National ID Cards

I don't really understand all the paranoia against the government over a National ID card. The government already knows who you are. The card is just there to make everyone's life easier.

I can't even believe you people have to resort to showing electricity bills to prove your identity in Britain. WTF.

No wonder so many folks had problems voting in the last election.

Jesus, even some developing countries are more organized than Britain, without becoming police states.

You people have an unnatural, unhealthy distrust for government.

This is crazy.

Comment: Re:Horribly misleading (Score 1) 351

by Cantus (#31936428) Attached to: New Speed Cameras Catch You From Space

It does exist. From the New Oxford American Dictionary:

irregardless (adjective & adverb [informal]): regardless.

ORIGIN early 20th cent.: probably a blend of irrespective and regardless .
USAGE Irregardless, with its illogical negative prefix, is widely heard, perhaps arising under the influence of such perfectly correct forms as : irrespective. Irregardless is avoided by careful users of English. Use regardless to mean 'without regard or consideration for' or 'nevertheless': : I go walking every day regardless of season or weather.

Comment: Americans don't like the UN... (Score 1, Funny) 403

by Cantus (#31040658) Attached to: India Ditches UN Climate Change Group

Is this news? Anything that threatens the "supremacy" of the US will be looked at with suspicion by Americans. The UN, for example. Communism/Socialism is another one.

This is why Americans are so pro-Capitalism and so anti-UN and multilateral collaboration. They don't even think about these issues on their own merit, they just outright reject them.

But the same thing happens in other parts of the world, like Cuba or Bolivia, where capitalism is rejected simply because it is associated with the "evil empire".

People need to grow up and quit the rhetoric and just THINK.

Comment: Re:Planck length (Score 1) 227

by Cantus (#29931117) Attached to: Intergalactic Race Shows That Einstein Still Rules

Uhm, the size of the universe is 93 billion light years, while the age of the universe is about 14 billion years. Not the same thing.

A better analogy would be:

If a single atom were expanded to the size of the observable universe, the Planck length would be about as long as a football field. (Thank you WolframAlpha.)

Comment: What the tweet was all about... (Score 1) 76

by Cantus (#27967719) Attached to: Guatemalan Twitter User Arrested For "Inciting Panic"
From TFA:

Mr. Anleu Fernández wrote on Tuesday May 12, at approximately 2pm, a commentary ("post") in which he expressed, "The first action people should take is to remove cash from Banrural, and break the banks of corrupt people," along with the hashtag #escandalogt, which is known by Twitter users as a way of classifying posts related to the Rosenberg assasination case.

"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain

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