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Comment: Re:Education (Score 1) 209

By the time he gets out, he'll know a LOT about hacking computers.
Certainly he won't.
For that you not only need access to a computer but also a teacher to teach you ... and time to practice.
When he comes out most security problems will be solved and tools to breach a computer will be different.

"Hacking" a computer is not as easy as the movies try to tell you.

Comment: Re:Warmth? (Score 0) 255

The liar is you, or you are just an idiot.

If you have breathing problems at that hight I strongly suggest to consult a medical doctor. A cardiologist perhaps.

If in summer time it is to cold for you there, you must really be in bad shape, or are you sitting there naked in a storm?

When you are sitting in a wind proof spot in the day sun, you are grilled in a few minutes. Calling it 'cold' is idiotic!

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 0) 255

You don't know much about Polynesia it seems?

Not much about the USA either ... I doubt that Hawaii is in the upper third of standard of living in the USA ... compare it withh Tahiti perhaps to get a clue about other Polynesians areas? Or New Zealand?

You do know that volcanic ash is one of the most fertile lands, or don't you? And I would rather plant wine instead of taro.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 255

Actually, they own the land.
Hawaii got annexed by the USA somewhere around 1900.
Actually as an american you should at least know the basics.
In other words they are a sovereign - not so sovereign anymore nation - that got conquered and anexed by the US aggressors. With all kinds of slavery, suppresion amd racial violence, similar versus the blacks or native americans.
If they would go to an i ternational court they would win any case supporting their secession.

In our times if a country tries to annex another one there is international uproar ... see Ukraine.

The royal family of the Hawaiians may not even call themself so, it is illegal under the american constitution.

Now another poster wrote: they have the democary and institutions to change what they want. That is wrong, they can't secceede, at least not without war. And the majority of inhabitants on the islands are 'americans' not Hawaiians, so they hardly win any office or anything that matters to then.

Comment: Re:queue the.. (Score 1) 233

by angel'o'sphere (#49603061) Attached to: Long Uptime Makes Boeing 787 Lose Electrical Power

I had a win 95 and later a win 98 system, both where very stable, mainly used for development and only for occasional gaming, like Decent or Settlers or War Craft (not, WoW, the RTS).

The win 98 one only crashed when it was time to replace the processor fan.

I was impressed at that time about MS ...

Comment: Re: Water heigh storage: dams (Score 1) 329

by angel'o'sphere (#49600095) Attached to: Why Our Antiquated Power Grid Needs Battery Storage

This one is build on the tip of a natural hill: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/R... around 1919 already

This one is not on an artificial hill either, but only has a few meters difference between the upper and the lower reservoir: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/L...

This one is close to what I meant: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

This one is on an artificial hill: http://www.swr.de/kaffee-oder-... easy to see on the pictures

Comment: Re:Talk about creating a demand (Score 1) 329

by angel'o'sphere (#49600051) Attached to: Why Our Antiquated Power Grid Needs Battery Storage

I was wrong with the price of solar power, mixed it up with the earnings you make on the stock exchange.

However wind is cheaper than coal ... we are already closing coal plants, new built ones, because they can not compete with the price on the market.

If you don't remember, my flat is only 100sqm ... but the size should have no effect on electric bills. As like you: I only have one kitchen, e.g.

The cost per sqm is only relevant for heating and in your case AC. The rooms that are not in use should not use energy, pretty simple.

And for the standard of living, it is common knowledge :D no citations needed. But perhaps my percentage is wrong and the amount of americans living on the standard of an european is much lower. On the other hand you have weird ideas of standard of living anyway ...

Comment: Re:That escalated quickly (Score 1) 104

by angel'o'sphere (#49596473) Attached to: Climatologist Speaks On the Effects of Geoengineering

I would suggest to read about some terms, like winter and summer.

Also it would help to look on a map, to get an idea how Russia looks like.

Just because it is warmer, neither the summer is longer nor is the winter shorter.

Both seasons are more or less defined by the amount of light available. Or the length of the day.

Regarding latitude: russia has enough areas "south enough" to feed itself, if they had not done the same bullshit the americans did: exhausting the plains, having erosion, lack of water (Baikal lake etc.) they would be a paradise.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 1) 430

by angel'o'sphere (#49596377) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

For the physics you can google yourself.
As articles about the EM drive are showing up on /. since 3 or 4 years, and the physics is published since at least 2000, which was 15 years ago if you are bad in math, it should not be difficult for you to figure how the drive is "supposed" to work.

How exactly do you want to be spoon fed? If you have not even read up the basics, what exactly do you ask me to tell you about it?

When somebody sounds like a total fucking crackpot, they almost always are.
Did not know that NASA is meanwhile down to crackpots. (Regarding the EM drive)
Or that the US Navy is now down to crack pots as well. (Regarding cold fusion)

You must have a strange definition of "crackpot" ... or must live in some basement playing counterstrike all day and night.

(If you want to know how to get banned from a server by doing 10 head shots in a row, obviously without cheating, I tell you ... it is super simple)

As far as we know, our computer has never had an undetected error. -- Weisert