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Comment: Re:Environmentalists will cause the next nuclear a (Score 1) 54 54

Every time nuclear power comes up someone blames environmentalists for the industry's problems -- in this case before the problems have manifested. It's an article of faith.

So far as I can see there's only ever been one plant in the US that's ever been cancelled for environmental concerns is the proposed plant at Bodega Harbor, which as you can see on the map would have been right on top of the San Andreas fault. In every other case projects have been shut down after serious miscalculations in the industry's economic forecasting (e.g. lower energy prices in the 80s than anticipated in the 70s), often exacerbated by poor project management performance. In those cases environmentalists were just a convenient scapegoat for management screw-ups.

You can see that because after the very largest anti-nuclear protests in history -- against Seabrook in NH and Diablo Canyon -- the plants were built and put into operation anyway. If a company had a plant under construction that it could make money operating, that plant would get built, even if thirty thousand people turned out to protest.

Comment: Re:Uh, no (Score 2) 196 196

They're doing more than advertising it.

In Windows 8.1 they pushed out an update which put an icon in the task tray which said "upgrade to Windows 10, now or later?"

They're not pushing it as optional. They're installing stuff which is going to do it to you, and isn't giving you a way to decline. You end up needing to uninstall an update (KB 3035538).

I'm sure they'll do it again.

Microsoft seems to have decided they own the computers, and the networks they're attached to. Which is completely bullshit.

And, don't forget, once they have all those juicy passwords they can pass 'em off to law enforcement.

Microsoft have always been assholes, but this takes the cake.

Basically Windows Phone and Windows 10 are gaping security holes, and Outlook.com is now acting as malware.

Comment: Re:Uh, no (Score 1) 196 196

No, someone needs to be shot.

This is the most idiotic thing I've heard of in a long time.

Microsoft has said "fuck security", and once again have decided to "innovate" something which stupidly becomes a gaping security/privacy hole.

What shithead thought of this?

These passwords aren't Microsoft's to share, and decreeing that anybody who hasn't changed their SSID to opt out has consented.

Fuck that.

How bout we charge Microsoft with hacking and enabling unauthorized access to computer networks?

Fucking idiots.

Comment: Holy fuck ... (Score 3, Insightful) 196 196

So Microsoft has taken it upon themselves to share the network credentials with anybody it sees fit?

Fuck you, Microsoft. How about you help us make networks more secure and not less?

Not only will I stick with my Windows 8.1 install, but no Windows 10 device will ever get my network credentials.

This has to be one of the stupidest things I've heard of. And, of course, since Microsoft will centrally store your passwords, law enforcement can subpoena them.

Microsoft are too fucking incompetent at security to be trusted with this. And then to have the nerve to suggest we have to change our network names to opt out of their shit?

Fuck you, Microsoft. Fuck you very much.

Comment: Re:Venutians vs Martians (Score 1) 146 146

As long as there is no selective pressure, they won't.

Adaption/Evolution works by weeding out the unfit and only let the surviving breed.

As Mars has no means to kill unfit settlers, there are no "fit" settlers and hence no adaption.

At least that is how Darwin puts it.

Would settlers there be taller and more fragile? Depends how the genes are expressed, what food they have, how hard they work, but not really on how they "adapt".

Comment: Re:Knock it off (Score 1) 146 146

Yeah, but the reason is simple: the believe they can fly a molten salt (insert current favorite imagined nuclear energy source of the day) weighting a million of tons by launching it from earth into any orbit they want, just because it is nuclear! Or even land it on another planet.

Comment: Re:Huge waste of Resourses (Score 1) 146 146

Neither is Venus the closet planet nor is the sun expanding in the near future ...

Also: the time difference between Merkur (first planet!), Venus, Earth and Mars eaten by the red giant our sun will become at some point in time is: insignificant.

It s mere minutes ...

That does not compute.

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