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Comment: Re:But why is there only one spot like this? (Score 4, Informative) 34

by Gavagai80 (#49550071) Attached to: Mystery of the Coldest Spot In the CMB Solved

If you actually bothered to read the article, you would not be claiming that's a mystery. The article explains that the void is not a big void, it's actually a fairly normal 20% less dense than average area. It just so happens to be on top of what's already a cool spot in the CMB. A a normal less dense area on top of a normal cool spot in the CMB = an appearance of an extraordinarily cold spot which is not really extraordinary at all but just a coincidence of that combination.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 1) 266

by Gavagai80 (#49549619) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

If you've purchased the DVD, you've shown you have the money and inclination to pay. They may have a better shot at forcing you to pay a second time for your kid than they have at getting a pirate to spend money. It's better for their bottom line to focus on stopping you from copying your DVD than to worry about the basement-dwelling pirate who lacks disposable income.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 2) 330

by Gavagai80 (#49540825) Attached to: Drone Killed Hostages From U.S. and Italy, Drawing Obama Apology

Neither Obama nor anybody in the US else bats an eyelid at the tens of thousands of innocent civilians accidentally killed by the US in recent wars. Innocent civilians only matter if they're on our side. We're willing to be careful for Americans to make this as rare as possible, but shrug at killing the locals.

Comment: Re:Reasons why people become hostages (Score 1) 330

by Gavagai80 (#49540789) Attached to: Drone Killed Hostages From U.S. and Italy, Drawing Obama Apology

Lahore isn't exactly a war zone. It's just a dysfunctional city with a ton of crime, and a lot of westerners who don't get abducted for every occasional one who is. A quick google estimates there are 1,250 Americans alone in Lahore and 5,000 in Pakistan at the moment.

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 1) 355

by Gavagai80 (#49525737) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today

Does google's mobile site test tool say to make an app? No. Does it say to make a separate mobile edition? No. It strongly advises everyone to make a responsive site design and use CSS media queries to adapt to different screens. You could say they have a vested interest in making web browsing on a phone be a pleasant experience, but so does everyone else.

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 1) 355

by Gavagai80 (#49525727) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today

Google does not even recommend making a mobile version, let alone enforce it with rankings. Their advice to webmasters is to make a responsive site that adapts well to all screens. If your site isn't responsive enough to be readable on mobile then it doesn't belong at the top of mobile search results.

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 1) 355

by Gavagai80 (#49525719) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today

Of course the sites are only demoted for mobile searches. It's amazing so many people here have assumed the change affects desktop searches when google has been very clear all along that it only affects mobile searches (and only phones, at that -- tablet searches aren't affected).

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