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Comment: Re:Easy to ACTUALLY solve (Score 1) 470

by aBaldrich (#45537527) Attached to: EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem
In my country bio-degradable bags are mandatory. We have to pay an insignificant amount of money for each bag (equivalent to 0.025 USD - yes: two and a half cents) and it solves the problem completely because we still use them to carry goods from the supermarket and to dispose the trash, but after a year or two the bags degrade and are gone forever.

Comment: Re:interesting question (Score 1) 168

by aBaldrich (#45169147) Attached to: Black Death Predated 'Small World' Effect, Say Network Theorists
>these days people had a favourite hobby that consisted in gather in huge numbers dressed in fancy metallic suites and go paying their neighbours a visit

Yea, and today people have a favourite hobby that consists in building small scale unmanned aircrafts and go bombing their neighbours... oh wait, they don't.

+ - Snowden offered asylum by Venezuelan President->

Submitted by aBaldrich
aBaldrich (1692238) writes "Edward Snowden was offered "humanitarian asylum" by Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela. The country's official news agency reports (oroginal spanish, google translation) that the decision was taken after a meeting of the presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Maduro denounced an attempt to "colonize" several European Countries, and that he is acting "on behalf of the dignity of the Americas"."

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