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Comment: Re:uhh...warm oceans=wet land (Score 1) 173

* The Atacama Desert - 27 degrees South
* The Chihuahua Desert - 30 degrees North
* The Namib Desert - 23 degrees South
* The Sahara Desert - 23 degrees South

What is your point? Two are tropical deserts ( while none lie between 30-35 degrees.

Comment: They have their uses. (Score 2, Insightful) 394

by grub (#49393279) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?

Facebook: Actual friends and interests you have.
LinkedIn: Keep it strictly business.
Twitter: To follow the odd interest.
Google+: So you can say "I'm on Google+!"

I hate it when you see someone posting the same tripe across all their social networks. No one on LinkedIn cares what you ate for lunch.

Comment: I am not surpriced (Score 1) 57

by Bender Unit 22 (#49383901) Attached to: Massive Power Outage Paralyzes Turkey

I has been about 6-7 years since I was in Turkey. The hotel I was staying at was a regular 3 star hotel. They had a backup generator in the back alley which they seemed to share with the neighbor hotel.
The power would go out once or twice every day, mostly only for half an hour. Sometimes in the middle of the night by noise from the generator and my AC starting again.
When I arrived late at night at the hotel, I noticed that the power distribution boxes were quite hot when you was leaning against them. Also some of the local transformer stations were out in the air directly by the sidewalk, shielded only by a minimal amount of chain link fence.
It seemed like they had some issues with sizing the infrastructure.
But I had a pleasent stay there so no complaints from me.

Comment: la la la isn't it ironic (Score 3, Insightful) 40

That you need a cookie so that Facebook can remember that you don't want to be tracked.

Of course that cookie could contain a single non-unique value that states, do not track me.
But of course that Facebook doesn't really care about privacy can't come as a surprise to anyone.

Comment: Re:Godaddy are thieving wankers dot com (Score 2) 70

I experienced the same with a Danish DNS company 15 years ago. I came up with a good name and short, never registered before. Filled out the form and paid with credit card, only to have it rejected the next day because it all of the sudden already was registered by the same registrar but to some odd company I could not find any information on.

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.