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Comment: Re:Two things (Score 1) 246

by GNious (#49191887) Attached to: Facebook Rant Lands US Man In UAE Jail

I understand your view, here's theirs:

Facebook can be accessed from [random country]. Anything you post on Facebook is available (viewable) in said [random country]. Thus, you've broken the law in [random country].

No amount of arguing, wishing, debating, dreaming or really anything else non-cash-related will change this.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 127

by GNious (#49177047) Attached to: Physicists Gear Up To Catch a Gravitational Wave

Purely curious: How often do "neutron stars or black holes merge." ?

Basically, if I understood correctly, these devices test for a specific output of a fairly specific type of event; a type of event that is outside of our ability to cause, or to accurately predict(?).

So, to verify that they work, and that the theory is sound, we turn them on and wait some time until they all "go ping" ?

Again, merely being curious, since I'm thinking I'm missing something ....

Comment: Re:ha (Score 1) 149

by GNious (#49046095) Attached to: Mooted: An Undersea Link From Finland To Estonia

I was a bit unclear, sorry - just checked prices earlier today, could get tickets at 43 Euros each way.
Admittedly, there is a limited number of tickets at that price, and they are sold out fairly quickly; if you're ordering tickets for the next couple of weeks, you'll be lucky if you get anywhere near that price.

That said, I fully expect that the mentioned "estimated ticket-price" on the Helsinki-Tallinn line would be for a limited number of tickets, with much more costly options available - this is par-for-the-course on all transport services.

Comment: Re:ha (Score 1) 149

by GNious (#49045789) Attached to: Mooted: An Undersea Link From Finland To Estonia

If you can get from downtown Brussels to London (not Luton, Stanstead or similar) either for 30 Euros, or in 30 minutes (your post is a bit ambiguous), then I'd very much like a link.
Traveling in from the outlier airports is not exactly free, or instantaneous, from my experience.

Add to that, the train-ride on Eurostar is more comfortable (can work on laptop, has power-outlet etc), has better service, and less security-theater and hurry-up-and-wait, I'll take the train ca every time.

Note: I just dbl-checked - seems the cheapest train is now 43 Euros one-way, making it 86 Euros return.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.