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Comment: Non-profit revenue streams (Score 2) 477

by Ken_g6 (#49751143) Attached to: Ads Based On Browsing History Are Coming To All Firefox Users

Firefox gets its revenue from ads. Whether directly or indirectly, through first Google, then Yahoo, and now directly. They never seem to have enough revenue.

Wikipedia gets its revenue from donations. They occasionally have a beg bar at the top. They refuse to accept advertising. They always seem to have too much revenue.

I, for one, would much prefer to have an occasional beg bar in my Firefox and no ads, rather than ads and no beg bar.

Comment: This effect of climate change was predicted in '05 (Score 4, Informative) 173

“Where the sea ice is reduced, heat transfer from the ocean warms the atmosphere, resulting in a rising column of relatively warm air,” Sewall said. “The shift in storm tracks over North America was linked to the formation of these columns of warmer air over areas of reduced sea ice.”

Comment: Re:The main challenges... (Score 4, Interesting) 142

by Ken_g6 (#49419683) Attached to: Stanford Develops Fast-Charging, Stable Aluminum Battery

Just because it's not a good battery for your laptop - yet - doesn't mean it's not a good battery for other applications.

Compare it to lead-acid, for instance. It's lighter, it's probably non-toxic (the electrolyte is unknown), and I'd be surprised if it were much more expensive. And it charges fast, so it probably discharges fast too. Sounds like a great starter battery for cars or scooters, etc.

Comment: To Framework, or not to Framework (Score 1) 245

by Ken_g6 (#48805485) Attached to: PHP vs. Node.js: the Battle For Developer Mind Share

That is the question.

Whether 'tis nobler in the framework to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous edge cases,
Or to take up code against a sea of requirements, and by opposing end them?

Personally, I prefer the basic PHP (and JSP) model of just writing out a web page with your backend language. I guess that makes me old-school?

Comment: FTL communications? (Score 3, Interesting) 109

Given that two particles can emitted by a single source entangled, sent a long distance apart, and remain entangled,
And that if one particle becomes disentangled the other particle instantaneously becomes disentangled,
If we can measure the entanglement of a particle by its mass,
Then we can communicate faster than light.

But the no-communication theorem states that, during measurement of an entangled quantum state, it is not possible for one observer, by making a measurement of a subsystem of the total state, to communicate information to another observer.

So I think this means that either the no-communication theorem is wrong, or the change in mass of an entangled particle cannot be measured.

"I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest." -- Alexandre Dumas (fils)