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Comment: Re:Reading her mind... (Score 1) 111 111

My GF got post-partum psychosis 4 years ago.
She spent 2.5 years in the hospital, trying new medications combination (including electroshock therapy and strong, old drugs that are kinda forbidden now) every 2 month.
She's healthy now and we're a happy "normal" family again.
But oh boy, we went through hell, and I'm happy to have forgotten half of those damn symptoms and side effects that we've seen during those years. E.g. :
* Hearing friendly voices that advice her to jump from a bridge
* Forgetting her name or the city we live in
* Parkinson symptoms that'd make Muhammad Ali proud
* Stealing my mobile phone, because hers was allegedly bugged
* Looking like a zombie
* Living in a separate universe with no link whatsoever to ours
* Leaving our daughter (6 months old) alone at the mall

I still cannot believe she's perfectly fine now.

Comment: Re:a bright future (Score 1) 40 40

The burden of proof is on you.
I showed that typical airplanes would need 500m2 of pv panels per passenger in order to fly, even with a perfect propulsion system and maximum solar irradiance.
You need to describe a functional airplane that somehow needs about 10 or 100 times less pv panels to fly.

Microsoft

New Leaked Build Is Evidence That Windows 10 Will Be Ready By July 29 302 302

Ammalgam writes: A new pre-released build of Microsoft's latest Operating System Windows 10 leaked to the internet today. The build (10151) shows a more refined and significantly faster user interface than previous versions of the product. Microsoft seem to be focused on last minute refinements of the UI at this point and the product looks almost ready for prime time. A picture gallery of Windows 10 build 10151 can be found here.

Comment: Re:a bright future (Score 4, Informative) 40 40

it makes it very clear that it's entirely possible to replace our environmentally destructive planes with solar planes.

Once again : Not, it's not possible.
Here's a comment I posted 5 years ago : http://science.slashdot.org/co...
The laws of thermodynamics haven't changed much since.

Input Devices

Disney Bans Selfie Sticks 177 177

New submitter albimaturityr writes with a story from the Orlando Sentinel that Disney is banning selfie sticks from its parks, starting with Disney World (as of Tuesday) but continuing with its other parks in California, Paris, and Hong Kong. Says the report: The issue has been building at Disney. Previously, the sticks were prohibited from its rides, and "no selfie-sticks" signs were at select rides, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom. Cast members have given verbal warnings to rule breakers. Several incidents preceded the change, but officials have been discussing the rules for some time, Disney said. This week at Disney California Adventure park, a roller coaster was halted after a passenger pulled out a selfie-stick. The ride was closed for an hour.

Comment: Re:Google is too wild . . . (Score 4, Informative) 328 328

If you try to access google.com from Germany, it automatically redirects you to google.de.
If you want the "original" Google from abroad, you need to type google.com/ncr.
This link should work the same all over the world :
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd...

Comment: Re:Sad, isn't it? (Score 1) 529 529

The thing is, they really get bad symptoms from all this anxiety. Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
It's like those people in Ukraine that lives relatively close to Chernobyl.
Many think "Shitty life, too much radiation, we have no future". So they all drink, smoke, take weird drugs and live like there's no tomorrow.
The radiation isn't high enough to have any direct impact on their body, but they're doomed to die young nonetheless.

In practice, failures in system development, like unemployment in Russia, happens a lot despite official propaganda to the contrary. -- Paul Licker

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