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Comment: Re:Logical Consequences (Score 1) 398

by Dorianny (#47265015) Attached to: Why China Is Worried About Japan's Plutonium Stocks
In the Budapest Memorandum the United States and several other countries, laughably including Russia, gave security guarantees to Ukraine in exchange for it getting rid of the worlds 3d largest nuclear weapons stockpile. Following the Russian annexation of Crimea, the US went on to say that these guarantees did not specify military intervention. International agreements are enforced only when it is in the signatories best interest, otherwise a "loophole" is found or they are simply ignored. Relying on another countries goodwill for your protection might not be the safest bet, even when said country is a major military superpower.

Comment: Re:NO. Horrible idea. (Score 0) 625

by Dorianny (#47227721) Attached to: EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability

Coming from a big guy, I think this is a horrible idea. It's not a disability. M.R. is a disability. Quadriplegia is a disability. Not being able to pull away from the table shouldn't be a reason to get disabled parking spaces. They should put them at the FAR END of the lot so us big guys get some extra forced exercise. No one should have to adjust office furniture because I'm fat. You can only help people so much. You can't care about someone's healthy more than they do. If i'm fat, I'm fat. It's not like it's a surprise to me, and if my shirts cost extra because there's more fabric used, so be it. Don't cater to people because they're fat.

Morbid obesity quire often leads to immobility due to difficulty walking or even getting up. Why should these people not be afforded the same rights as anyone else that has difficulty or is unable to move around. They did it to themselves you say? What about the Quadriplegics that are in that state because they were drunk-driving should they have their privileges revoked as well? What about the people that are morbidly obese due to a diagnosed medical condition, what about the ones that are not diagnosed yet? The slope gets very slippery very quick!

Comment: Morbid obesity is a whole different beast (Score 2) 625

by Dorianny (#47227417) Attached to: EU's Top Court May Define Obesity As a Disability
I think they should clarify that they are talking about morbid obesity that servery impacts a persons ability to freely move about their surroundings. It is quite easy to became obese and a large portion of the population are obese, however few of them end up becoming morbidly obese no matter how poor their diet. The truth is that without additional risk factors, a medical condition such as hyperthyroidism, broken genes related to the normal function of appetite or a mental condition such as compulsive overeating disorder, it would be very hard for someone to reach the point where obesity is not just increasing their chances of a early death but also servery affects their mobility.

Comment: Re:Politics (Score 0) 139

by Dorianny (#47222471) Attached to: Why United States Patent Reform Has Stalled
Pointing out that the Tea party's politics of reducing the powers of the federal government, especially its ability to tax and regulate as well as their obsession with imposing austerity measures to service the nation debt, is going to spell disaster for the United States is not liberal politics, it is common sense conclusions. Exposing the lunacy of the far right agenda doesn't automatically make one a left-wing nut.

Comment: Redistricting (Score 4, Interesting) 932

by Dorianny (#47214251) Attached to: House Majority Leader Defeated In Primary
Republicans are falling victim to their own success redistricting. The result is safe districts where the nominee has no need for independent voters to win in the general election. The party nomination effectively becomes the election and in these, candidates are much more vulnerable to small groups of highly motivated, very vocal and very involved fringe groups, then they would be in general elections. Democrats engage in this behavior as well but for better of for worst, they are not as good at gerrymandering when they get the chance.

Comment: start your water pumps (Score 1) 57

How much one can overclock has always been a roll of the dice and down to luck. With that being said it is well known in the water cooling community that the cpu thermal interface on sandy/ivy/original haswell was a thermal cooling efficiency limiting factor on water-cooled rigs and there were no spectacular results even on super lucky draws. I am very excited to see how this might change with this new thermal interface material .

Comment: Experiment proposal (Score 2) 97

by Dorianny (#47044269) Attached to: Curiosity Rover May Have Brought Dozens of Microbes To Mars
Why isn't anyone proposing a experiment where we send extremophile bacteria we believe can survive on mars and find out if in fact they can survive or perhaps even thrive under the harsh martian conditions. This would have huge implications for our search for extra terrestrial life, it would mean that its very likely mars already harbors life from earth that hitchhiked on a meteorite and even more importantly it would mean that life as we know it, needs goldilocks planet conditions only for so long as it takes to develop the genetic tool-set to deal with extreme environments, from where its than able to go on an colonize planets we currently believe are inhospitable to life as we know it.

Comment: Re:No, no it's not. (Score 4, Informative) 379

by Dorianny (#47034101) Attached to: Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming

First of all, it's "climate change" now and not "global warming"... some spots are having much cooler temperatures instead.

Global warming refers to the rise of the average temperature of Earth's climate system. The effect of global warming is climate change, a change in global or regional climate patterns.

Comment: In the long run (Score 4, Informative) 392

by Dorianny (#46663585) Attached to: How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?
Early human population dwindled to as few as 2000 individuals with most living in isolated pockets of a few hundred. Given enough time the population and genetic variability rebounded. Colonization of other worlds is most definitely a long-term project and while a bigger sample might give you better chances its probably possible with far fewer individuals.

Comment: Re:Cache money (Score 1) 353

SSDs are the next cache layer.

Also, make sure you've got a 6Gb SATA capable motherboard, or you're essentially wasting half your money putting a hot new drive into a slow bus.

It should read; If you don't have a 6Gb SATA capable motherboard don't buy a SATA3 ssd. Save some money and buy a SATA2 ssd. In any case, depending on what you do, you may or may not benefit from the increase in sequential speed the new SATA III drives offer. For some people, it is very significant for most is not noticeable.

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