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Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 1) 102

by Sique (#47773017) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

So my middle post doesn't matter. I don't have a choice of providers, I just have a choice of how I get the internet. Sat, DSL or Cable.

Hm. So you were saying, that you don't have the choice of fast food chains, because Domino's only serves pizza, while McDonald's only serves burgers?

Comment: Re:plasticity (Score 2) 51

by Sique (#47772467) Attached to: Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas
An organism benefits from plasticity in changing or not optimal environments. About every organism shows signs of a certain plasticity. It doesn't just thrive under optimal conditions, but it can also exist in not so advanturous environments, but it doesn't grow to the same size, reaches the same age or produced the same amount of offspring. Nevertheless, thanks to plasticity, it can overcome the situation.

Comment: Re:tag the survivors with RFID (Score 1) 60

by Sique (#47521139) Attached to: How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response
I think you didn't get the parent. Before the disaster, you screen the people who will be affected by it and designate the survivors. Those people get tags to be easily spotted and identified. Thus you can rescue the survivors easily and don't need to waste time on people not deemed worthy to be alive.

Comment: Re:well (Score 1) 128

by Sique (#47521061) Attached to: The Psychology of Phishing
Even if I get spam that claims to be from my bank, I can see it being spam because I got similar spam allegedly from other banks I never did business with. The same with the two messages of unclear status, I seem to have with so many sites, that the one that claimed to have sent by a site I actually have an account with was easily spotted.

Comment: Re:This is news? (Score 1) 217

Every institution abuses their power. Governments are just the scape goats U.S. Americans like to butcher. Other countries have banks, other big corporations or the neighbouring country to beat at. Stop blaming the government for all failures, or at least start distributing your blame more fairly.

Comment: Amiga 2000 in East German nuclear research (Score 3, Insightful) 192

by Sique (#47498511) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000
In the late 1980ies, the Nuclear Research Facility at Rossendorf near Dresden, Germany had two Amigas 2000 as central processing units for their accelerator experiments. It was fascinating, because Rossendorf was in communist East Germany, and the Amigas probably were bought half-legally for obscene amounts of (east german) money. But appearently they urgently needed the 32bit processing capability and were using selfdeveloped Zorro cards for the signal reception and processing.

You know, the difference between this company and the Titanic is that the Titanic had paying customers.

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