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Comment: Re:Just as long as it's not XK-class. (Score 4, Interesting) 145

by Ginger Unicorn (#47878743) Attached to: X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday
There's a recent Skeptic's Guide to the Universe podcast where Phil Plait explained exactly what impact a big CME would have on the grid, and I think he said that there are some very large transformers that would be destroyed and would take 5 to 10 years to replace due to there being nowhere tooled up to replace them. I think he said this would mean large chunks of the grid without power for that timespan.

Comment: Re:No I'm not, but you? apk (Score 1) 90

by Ginger Unicorn (#47261425) Attached to: Cybercriminals Ramp Up Activity Ahead of 2014 World Cup
Alexander, did you even read the post that you linked back to? It describes pretty much exactly what you're doing here. I can't tell if you're an Andy Kaufman style comic maverick or if you're a paranoid schizophrenic. I think it's the latter, and to be honest, initially i found you funny, but now I feel guilty for mocking the afflicted.

Comment: Re:No I'm not, but you? apk (Score 1) 90

by Ginger Unicorn (#47220329) Attached to: Cybercriminals Ramp Up Activity Ahead of 2014 World Cup

Can you not see that you come off like a raving lunatic? Whether or not you are posting facts isn't the issue.

It's a fact that the earth orbits the sun. But if I post:

The EARTH orbits the SUN. THE EARTH ORBITS THE SUN. EARTH around sun. Not sun around EARTH. I am right and all my detractors that troll me are being paid by flat-earthers to harass me.

..And I jump on slashdot and post a page full of that every time the subject of the sun comes up on slashdot, I would be obviously mentally ill.

These people aren't trolling you because they're paid shills. They're trolling you because you are an easy target because you clearly have mental health problems.

Comment: Re:Ban them everywhere! (Score 1) 376

by Ginger Unicorn (#47210331) Attached to: Theater Chain Bans Google Glass
who on earth even watches cams nowadays? There are DVD screeners for almost everything, and even if there aren't, the blu-rays come out within a handful of months. Not that I'm advocating piracy, i'm indifferent to it. To be honest priacy seems a little redundant nowadays as I pay £16 a month for an unlimited card and watch practically everything that comes out in the cinema.

Comment: Re:War of government against people? (Score 2) 875

by Ginger Unicorn (#47201225) Attached to: America 'Has Become a War Zone'
Just speaking purely from the logical perspective, it could be the case that gun proliferation has no impact on crime rates or it increases crime rates, but that there's some other independent factor that has driven crime down to the extent that the impact of guns is hidden. I'm not arguing for one side or the other. I'm just pointing out that the logic, that negative correlation disproves a claim, isn't airtight unless you control for all the variables.

I go on working for the same reason a hen goes on laying eggs. -- H.L. Mencken