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Comment: Please wake up the Guardian sub-editor (Score 1) 395

by Zoxed (#44684269) Attached to: Lord Blair Calls for Laws To Stop 'Principled' Leaking of State Secrets

Since she announced it the Guardian has respected Chelsea Manning's wishes to be referred to by her new forename: the cited article seems to have slipped through the net !
(The Slashdot summary sits on the fence by quietly dropping her old forename from it's quote of the linked article !)

Comment: Re:64-bit computers DO NOT solve this problem (Score 1) 492

by Zoxed (#42668197) Attached to: You've Got 25 Years Until UNIX Time Overflows

Then my goal is to thwart your retirement plan. I will contract a low-wage programmer from a yet-to-be-determined developing country...

Your plan-to-thwart contains a potential bug.
If, say, the US and Chinese economies continue for the next 25 years on their current trajectories it is quite possible that the "low-wage programmer" you speak of will live in the US, and hence the GP may get your contract !

Comment: Re:Could we hear some Germans tell this story? (Score 1) 473

by Zoxed (#41944807) Attached to: Germany Exports More Electricity Than Ever Despite Phasing Out Nuclear Energy

(Anglo-German family in central Germany.) I am not sure they *have* to buy a proportion, but the do buy all the electricity we can produce from our community solar project on the apartment building roof, and they pay over the odds for it (it is better for us to sell to the grid and buy it "back" through a green tariff then to wire it directly into our homes !)

Comment: Re:RTFA (Score 1) 473

by Zoxed (#41944775) Attached to: Germany Exports More Electricity Than Ever Despite Phasing Out Nuclear Energy

Yep: we live in a Passiv standard house in central Germany, heated by sun through large windows, body heat and whatever the appliances give off and helped by a ventilation system with a heat exchanger. Works great, and totally draught free, even next to the window in sub 0C temperatures.

Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!

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