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Comment: Re:I also measure distance (Score 1) 164

No, thats not what theyre saying:
On Wednesday, Tokyo Electric Power Company presented the Nuclear Regulation Authority with an estimate that the removal work discharged 280 billion becquerels per hour of radioactive substances, or a total of 1.1 trillion becquerels.
Theyre treating Bq as if its a quantity of radiation. They dont know what theyre talking about. They multiplied 280 billion by 4, and ended up with 1.12 trillion-- which isnt how rates work.

Comment: Re:... and that's not much. (Score 1) 164

There are two types of comments in this thread.

  * Comments by people providing definitions for what a Bq is, talking about equivalent measures, giving conversion forumulas, and providing hard facts; generally these are saying that the number is either irrelevant, and / or not really that big.

  * Comments by people who are being quite vague, and warning of various undefined threats to various undefined organs because of how big the number is.

Which type of comment do you find more credible?

Comment: Re:I also measure distance (Score 1) 164

As everyone else has said a milion times already, Bq is not a quantifiable "amount" of radiation, its a rate. You cannot release x Bqs in y period of time, any more than you can travel 50mph in 2 hours. You could say "I travelled 100 miles", or "I am currently travelling at 50mph", or "over 2 hours I averaged 50mph", but mph is not , itself, a quantity. Same with Bq.

From Wikipedia
One Bq is defined as the activity of a quantity of radioactive material in which one nucleus decays per second.

Comment: Time Warner in NC is actually the devil (Score 1) 165

Time Warner in NC typically secures their monopoly in NC by paying a bribe to the local governments in the form of an 'access fee'. Now some of those cities and towns are suffering the backlash of unrestricted price gouging from Time Warner. Consumers are in open revolt as service pricing in NC seems to jump >10% every 6 months and service quality has fallen off a cliff PARTICULARLY on the internet side of the service. It's third world awful and getting worse. Days long outages where the highest level of technical support's answer is, and I quote "I don't know and there's nothing anyone can do about it" unquote (actual answer I got from L2's management yesterday) have become routine. Billing 'errors' that result in huger overages are rampant and record keeping is nonexistent eg, Time Warner's new excuse is to claim they can't/won't address problems because it's and again I quote "your modem" unquote. Which is isn't because we ALL had to stand in line at the local 'service center' for up to FOUR Hours to get it handed to us BY Time Warner.

So here's what has to happen. Every day, every single day, snatch up one management or higher Time Warner employee and crucify and set them on fire and put it on YouTube. Every day, grab one and kill them until either they change their business model or they run out of people.

Comment: Re:surpising (Score 2) 143

by LordLimecat (#47531691) Attached to: Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell

How are they going to make the strongest monopoly ever? More stores than ever before are online now. I can literally order everything I need and have it shipped to me, and never touch amazon. Lowes, Giant Foods, clothing stores, Ali Baba, Ebay, all have online stores.

The barrier to entry is so absurdly low that I dont think anyone needs to worry about Amazon's monopoly, at least in the shopping sector.

And the barrier to entry for cloud services is pretty low too-- all you need is space at a datacenter (which can be had for relatively cheap) and you can offer a cloud platform.

Comment: Re:Advantages? (Score 1) 134

by LordLimecat (#47531665) Attached to: Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

NAT provides "security" because it is actually impossible to hack a computer behind a NATing router, without A) hacking into the router (in which case a firewall doesnt matter), or B) having the end user poke a hole / port forward through the NAT (which they could do with a firewall).

I suppose if you were MITMing the connection and could see what ports got opened for outbound connections, and you could spoof inbound traffic, you could perhaps exploit something-- but this will not affect the majority of users. In that sense it certainly DOES provide security, unless your ISP or someone similarly equipped is out to get you.

Comment: Sad (Score 1) 754

I've used South West Airlines for more than 3 decades. Unless the people responsible for kicking off an unhappy passenger are corrected in public, I will no longer include South West Airlines in my travel plans, nor will I authorize use of their services for my employees.

When I have an unhappy customer, I don't demand they delete their rant, I ask them how I can fix it for them. Sometimes it's not what I'd like to do, but it is what I must do to make my customer happy. I never have, and I never will ask a customer to remove a negative comment. I will ask what can I do to make this right, and if there is any way I can meet the expectation, I will.

#Eyes on YOU SWA

The bogosity meter just pegged.