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Comment Re:Numbers for C given, no numbers for V (Score 1) 147

> 1,125J in an AAA battery size is directly comparable with NiMH rechargeable batteries. 5,000J for an AAA battery is the figure for disposable batteries

This is really off the mark. I have 1100 mAh, 1.2V rechargeable AAA batteries. 1.1 Ah * 1.2 V = 1.32 Wh ~= 4752J. No idea about the disposable batteries.

Comment Re:Class-Action time? (Score 1) 268

Why would you want to line the halls with digital photo frames?

a) A single digital photo frame can show you multiple pictures.
b) If you absolutely must line the halls with pictures, the world is full of other people who will do stuff for you in exchange for money. They already did the photo frames, and they still do. There's no need to keep tons of photos in drawers.

Comment Re: It's like Venezuela but without all the gun cr (Score 1) 431

Iceland immediately defaulted in a similar situation, they had some short term pain but they rebounded.

You know, I actually believed in this too, until recently, when a friend smelled bullshit and called me out on it. We actually went to look at some numbers, and Iceland's GDP is still nowhere near where it was in 2007. It grew 30% in 5 years, which is great, but it would still need to grow almost 30% again to reach 2007 levels. So they did, and are still paying for their default. I'll refrain from comparing the situation to that of Greece.

Comment Re:Shut it down (Score 1) 219

I can get to one hand only in the Europe: the Portuguese, the Spanish, the British, the Dutch and the Italians. I'm not as well versed in the history of other parts of the world, but I'm pretty sure that between Asia, Africa, and native populations of the Americas, you'll probably reach some multiple of that number.

Comment Not going back (Score 4, Informative) 175

Honestly, I've given up on Paypal. Back in 2009, I've had my account frozen due to using many credit cards. Since I didn't have a job, I (thought I) couldn't get an actual credit card, and used a service in my country that generates temporary credit card numbers, valid for a month and with a set credit limit*. Well, Paypal didn't like that I used more than (IIRC) 15 credit cards in X time, so they blocked my account. I've since learned that Paypal e-mail support is where messages go to die, and, through site revisions, has become almost impossible to find. So, to resolve my problem, I had to call an Irish number, where this lady basically told me "No credit card, no dice". So then silly me goes and gets an actual credit card and calls again. "Looks good. It should be OK, now" - someone else says. It isn't. The next call: "OK, reset the password from your main computer". a) My main computer was a laptop which died in the middle of this process, and I've told them this, and b) What's the point of being on the web if you're requiring people to do something from a set computer? I've reset the password and the account is still blocked, so I've given up. Luckily, I only lost a little money in this process, but I've been finding that living without PayPal is easier than I thought.

* For the curious,

Neutrinos have bad breadth.