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Comment Re:IE all over again (Score 1) 334 334

Does people still think of choosing Linux because of the annoyances from Windows? I mean, many people prefer Linux --- and I only use Windows when I am forced to ---, but I think any Linux user must have their own reasons for that, which must be beyond avoiding Windows' handicaps.

Comment Re:disappointing (Score 1) 114 114

Regardless, the real question is how do we strap these things to a shark's head.

It's can't just 'strap' a laser weapon to a shark's head because of the constraints Newtonian Physics and Euclidean Geometry. However, you can achieve something like that with some workarounds from Quantum Mechanics. <|:-)

Comment Hope nobody take heed of that here (Score 1) 292 292

In my city the less illuminated streets are the ones with more crime. There may or may not be a causation --- here is 3rd world, not Great Britain. I am wondering if lack of street light correlates with more crime because it is the neighborhoods the politicians care less about; if that is so, less street lights in such neighborhoods will signal that authorities really don't care, and it may increase crime.
To some it all: that's Great Britain; don't try it in at your hometown.

Comment Re:Am I the only guy here that likes G+? (Score 1) 152 152

In my perception, the social network many people may have fled from was Orkut, after it become crowded with Brazilians.

Which is super stupid, because Orkut was associated with Google and had 500M users, more than G+ could ever hope to have. The logical thing would be to use ORKUT as the basis for a new platform.

I'm a Brazilian myself, so I cannot form a valid opinion about that.

Comment Re:I am shocked! (Score 1) 98 98

The "masturbators" where punished, nonetheless. But that none were fired is quite surprising. Watching porn is one of the reasons to an employee be justifiably fired here in Brazil, but that is because unjustifiably firing here is quite costly. I think that you should push for harsher punishment for civil servants using state resources to watching porn.

Comment Re:Well understood phenomena works as predicted (Score 1) 385 385

It's not so well understood. It's too complicated and not quite predictable. Even the lowering of temperature in some areas may have been caused by climate change nonetheless. The main reason why climate change is scary is that we can't be sure of the actual consequences.

Comment Global Climate != Local Climate (Score 3, Interesting) 385 385

If I recollect right, the figure that 2014 was the warmest year in record appeared in /. already. An if I recollect one more thing right, the winter in the East Coast of US was deemed exceptionally chilling. I think it's hard to convince human-related climate change sceptics within this situation.
I have noticed that here in São Paulo the best time to talk about greenhouse effect is during the hottest days of the Summer, even though the rise in temperature downtown has more to do with deforestation and concrete than with greenhouse effect.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?