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Comment: Human water [mis]use? (Score 1) 324

by Polizei (#40076293) Attached to: Human Water Use Accounts For 42% of Recent Sea Level Rise
I think that it's not the regular water use that's the problem, but the *misuse* - mainly manual underground water extraction...
Normally, water that has come to the ocean will eventually return to the ground in the form of rain, rivers will be full, etc...
Manually extracted water could not be returned that easily to the source. I'm not aware of the way that rivers are formed, or if/how they refill but this doesn't seem to be the problem in this case.
And, uhm, yes. The ocean level is rising since I remember. Deal with it.

Comment: Re:URL shorteners, anyone? (Score 1) 198

by Polizei (#39483879) Attached to: Microsoft Blocking Pirate Bay Links In Messenger

No you don't, they actually resolve the target links, at least for the common URL shortener services.

Well then, this gives one the opportunity to DDoS either URL shorteners or MSN servers. Imagine a 1,000,000+ shortened URLs within 5 minutes - make a HEAD request for each, now that's a flood!