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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 72 72

Every laptop I've ever had died from hinge-strain breaking the hinges.

This just seems like the worst of bad ideas possible. And it hinges on the side? God, that's going to put tremendous strain on parts of the screen that were never designed to hold weight.

Even if it's not just a con, there's no way that's a practical product unless the original laptop is designed for that extra weight and strain.

Yup, I am with you on this one. I am a lot more interested in this option, but I haven't got the cash (or desk space at home) to try it right now.

Comment: Re:For Mac owners with iPads, try one of these (Score 1) 72 72

I have tried Air Display, between a MacBook Air and a Nexus 7, and it works. Kind of.

Very very laggy display, since everything goes through wifi, Mac OS seems very confused about the resolution of the Nexus 7 (can't blame it) and strange skewing of the display are some of the problems I enconutered.

Past the novelty aspect of the software, I just gave up as the Nexus 7 display was simply too small to be usable. Air Display went into the trash on both devices, which is too bad, since it was a pretty good idea.

+ - Terrorist attack in south-eastern France. One reported dead.

Noryungi writes: Details are still sketchy, but there was a terrorist attack at a gaz plant near the major city of Lyon, France. Two people broke into the plant using a car to ram the entrance, collided with a small gaz tank that exploded. One person was found dead and beheaded near the plant, and banners and ISIS flags written in Arabic have also been recovered. At least one terrorist has been arrested. More details if you read French on Le Monde newspaper web site or at the Guardian web site

Comment: Re:From TFA: (Score 5, Insightful) 212 212

Taubira doesn’t actually have the power to offer asylum herself, however. She said in the interview that such a decision would be up to the French president, prime minister and foreign minister. And Taubira just last week threatened to quit her job unless French President François Hollande implemented her juvenile justice reforms.

So, basically, "not going to happen".

Exactly. Also, Taubira (who used to be a person with integrity) completely caved-in when the absolute bastards running the how (President, Prime Minister, etc.) passed the most intrusive, anti-privacy, mass spying, "we will listen to everything you say and there is nothing yo ucan do about it" law France has ever seen.

She cannot be trusted, alas, and Snowden and Assange should consider all this hoopla about asylum as so much hot air from a discredited governement.

Comment: Re:Makes perfect sense (Score 1) 80 80

What's the use in crying terrorism to pass these kinds of laws when you can just blame it on the US? Seems like an easy way to gather all the data you want if you ask me. Makes perfect sense

More like penis envy: the NSA does it, so we have to do it. Only worse.

And all in the name of terrorism, of course. And to lock up dangerous nazi pedophiles. Or something.

Brings to mind many skits by Bill Hicks. He would have had a field day with the kind of moronic behaviour we see so much of these days.

Comment: Re:the world was supposed to end years ago (Score 1, Troll) 637 637

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you "alen (225700)", exhibit A in the chapter: "Our brains cannot process major threats to the survival of humanity". Oh, and: "The Koch Brothers Foundation spent ____ (ungodly number of billions) attacking the existence of global warming... and it worked!" chapter, too.

Oh, the irony.

This being said, I am not too worried about mankind: it will probably survive global warming. And the survivors may well learn their lessons the hard way.

(If you think global warming does not exist, or is not that bad, or... or... or... yadda, yadda, yadda, please don't bother answering me, mmmmkay?)

+ - Global warming pause no longer valid - US Scientiests-> 1 1

Taco Cowboy writes:

The whole Global Warming debate is as confusing as ever

Researchers from the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say that there was no 'pause' in Global Warming

Dr Thomas Karl of NOAA point out that the warming rate over the past 15 years is "virtually identical" to the last century and updated observations show temperatures did not plateau

The idea of a global warming "hiatus" arose from questions over why the trend of warming temperatures appeared to be stalling recently compared to the later part of the 20th Century

The new analysis corrects for ocean observations made using different methods as well as including new data on surface temperatures

However Dr Peter Stott of the Met Office Hadley Centre said the results "still show the warming trend over the past 15 years has been slower than previous 15 year periods" and "global temperatures have not increased smoothly"

"This means natural variability in the climate system or other external factors has still had an influence and it's important we continue research to fully understand all the processes at work," he said

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global average temperatures have increased by around 0.05C per decade in the period between 1998 and 2012


This compares with an average of 0.12 per decade between 1951 and 2012

On the other hand, the new analysis suggests a figure of 0.116 per decade for 2000-2014, compared with 0.113 for 1950-1999

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Comment: Re:FBI (Score 2) 50 50

I wonder if they're doing it already?

And how do you think they have been able to make multiple arrests in the Silk Road case? Hmmm...?

Gee, I mean, of course, Ross Ulbricht had pretty much zero SecOps, babbling this way and that on different forums, but it's still very suspicious he and other Silk Road operators and ''customers'' got arrested so fast.

Comment: Re:Android to iDevice (Score 3, Insightful) 344 344

I'll second that one. My first Android phone was really bad. It was slow, buggy, full of crapware, and a pain to use.

I "switched" to a Samsung Galaxy Note, and never looked back. The user experience was simply great, almost as good as an iPhone, but much cheaper and with none of the iTunes crap.

I am now using a Nexus 5 and a Nexus 7, and I absolutely love them both. My next smartphone will be either the next generation of Nexus, or the next Samsung.

Lead me not into temptation... I can find it myself.