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Comment: Trust the USA (Score 3, Insightful) 92

by Skylinux (#47683743) Attached to: Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

Nevertheless, Apple assures its Chinese users that their personal data on China Telecom is encrypted and that the encryption keys will be stored offshore.

So the keys are only stored back at the headquarter in the USA?

The place where a "judge" can order any company to deliver the customer's data to the state?
Data of users who may not be citizens of the USA and even data that is stored on foreign soil.

Comment: Re:It's more than the tie (Score 2) 165

so the issue isn't isolated to government.

True but these people in government are directly responsible for wasting the taxpayers money. Their incompetence costs any of us dearly.

I recently quit my cushy government job because I don't want to be part of the problem anymore. These people are so stuck in their ways that they are not interested in saving money or improving things.
"This is how we have been doing things for years, so this is how we keep on sailing."

I have had a few government jobs in the USA and Germany and the one thing I noticed is that the same lazy people hold the same positions. Only the name of the country changes.....

Comment: Revenge is Google (Score 1) 790

So all I need to do is get an image that Google knows to be child porn and send it to people I don't like. Political assassinations have just become very easy.

I have been vary of Google for a while but now they have gone too far.

What is next? Calling the police because I send someone a mail about cannabis, sex with men or anything that is illegal in some countries.

Comment: Re:Holy grey area! (Score 1) 159

by Skylinux (#47441757) Attached to: Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

The dough does not contain any THC; just the yeast that can create it.
Is my business legal?

It used to be legal to purchase cannabis seeds in Germany because they do not contain THC. As far as I know, it is still like this in the UK and Spain.

Austria is also very funny when it comes to the "evil plant". One may purchase cannabis clones and keep them at home. However, flowering them is not legal.

Comment: So not a total ripoff anymore? (Score 5, Informative) 365

by Skylinux (#47339487) Attached to: Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

So instead of extremely high prices we are going to get high prices? Awesome!
Lists an average price of 26,4 ct/kWh for 2012 in Germany. gives me a current price quote of 25,72 ct/kWh.
The average in Europe is 18,4 ct/kWh.

Power may be cheaper on the exchange but the consumer is still getting shafted.
The only people who will profit from this are energy traders and power hungry corporations. They currently pay ~15 to ~12 ct/kWh.

Comment: Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (Score 0) 461

by Skylinux (#47318635) Attached to: Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

We Germans may end up being the first country to run on 100% "renewable energy".... awesome!
Just need to get all of our neighbors on board since it won't really matter if the nuclear reactor blows up in Germany, France, Poland or any of our neighbors.

Energy is way too expensive in Germany, thanks to this BS. I won't run my servers here because energy is taxed to hell and back when you are not running a huge corporation.

Comment: Re:The science behind GMOs show they are safe. (Score 2) 272

by Skylinux (#47239309) Attached to: EU May Allow Members Home Rule On GMO Foods

We should hold anti-GMO zealots with the same disdain as we hold climate change deniers.

Go lookup what happened to some of the old corn lines when GMO corn was introduced to Mexico. GMO corn has crossed with old strains and have produced crippled plants.

This isn't really a GMO problem but rather a problem on how we use it. For me GMO === Monsanto and their "you must not plant produced seeds" license agreement. It has also been shown that their plants cross with current lines AND WILL FUCK THEM UP to the point where they become useless.

Ban greedy companies so we may have an honest discussion about GMO crops.

P.S. What is this BS that we can not feed our current population without GMO. While it may be true, it is most certainly the wrong way to approach the problem as GMO does not mean unlimited food. So we ignore the true issue until we hit what, 20 billion people?

Comment: Re:I have a MendelMax 1.5 (Score 1) 251

by Skylinux (#46572613) Attached to: 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

Thanks for the tip!
I did not come across Solidedge when I searched for software.

The UI and workflow appears to be similar to Solid Works

P.S. Anybody interested in 3D printing might want to take a look at the above tutorial to get an idea what is involved in designing your own parts.

Comment: Re:I have a MendelMax 1.5 (Score 1) 251

by Skylinux (#46572567) Attached to: 3D Printing: Have You Taken the Plunge Yet? Planning To?

> Blender?

Tried it but the software is made for creating 3D models used in video games and such. These kind of models are hollow shells where 3D printed parts need to be solid objects.

There are plugins to handle 3D printing with Blender but the lack of good documentation / tutorials and the UI made me uninstall the software after a couple of hours.

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