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Comment: Re:What this fuss over nothing? (Score 4, Insightful) 179

by Megol (#48101085) Attached to: Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

The US have stated that trying to have an international trial against a US citizen (for e.g. crimes against humanity) will result in use of military force. Do you really think anything is off limits for a government with that attitude? Remember this are laws the US recognizes and even was one of the parties who created them and enforced them (e.g. at the Nuremberg trials).

The US is rapidly becoming the biggest enemy of itself and no, while a superpower it can't simply ignore the opinions of the rest of the world.

Comment: Re:Are we sure it is blood/meat contact? (Score 2) 162

by Megol (#48064121) Attached to: AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

Unlike what you may believe the amount of people who have sex with animals is very few and the amount of people that have sex with wild animals approaches zero.
On the other hand a huge amount of people do hunt and handle the corpses of misc. wild animals (called "bush meat" in the story)... And even people in industrial nations (with controlled breeding programs) still die of meat-carried diseases that proper handling and cooking would simply eliminate.

Just ask yourself: what is most likely?

Comment: Re:Windows 9X (Score 1) 349

by Megol (#48061901) Attached to: Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

A bunch of idiotic drivel. What have the NT kernel have to do with software that looks for a "Windows 9" substring in the product name? You guessed it - not a thing.

The differences between kernels are greater than the "small"* increase seems to indicate** which you would be aware of if you'd known anything about the NT kernel...

Bah! I get pissed off when someone on a technical website posts such uninformed bullshit...

* version numbers are increasing - the significance of the increase varies greatly between products
** to anybody that are completely clueless

Comment: Re:Come on - a 4.5 is nothing (Score 2) 65

That is true. But the technical know-how how to reduce even stronger earthquake strength inside a building is well know - the extreme example is of course those structures made to tolerate human-created earthquakes: "ground zero" type nuclear bunkers. Less extreme but still relevant is buildings for micro-fabrication (integrated circuits).
Protecting HDDs from earthquakes is simple in comparison.