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Comment: Re:Hamas Is 100 Percent of the Problem (Score 1) 868

by dovf (#47559887) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

How do you distinguish a "terror tunnel" from the many tunnels used to smuggle food, clothing, potable water, and basic construction materials?

Actually, it's pretty easy: those for bringing in goods end up in Egypt, the terror tunnels end up in Israel. Also, stashes of arms being stored in the tunnels may provide a hint as to their purpose...

Comment: Re:Hamas Is 100 Percent of the Problem (Score 1) 868

by dovf (#47559783) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

and those tunnels it built were actually the main way to get food and supplies into Gaza due to Israels blockade on imports

Oops, imagine their surprise when they found out their tunnels (aimed at "getting food") ended up in Israel! Do you think they were planning to go to the nearest Israeli supermarket and buy some food to take home?

Comment: Re:Also reviewed by the Bad Astronomer (Score 1) 627

by dovf (#46933917) Attached to: US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe
True, it is not a critical review, though it is by someone who is willing to admit mistakes in the face of evidence. Care to share links to some serious reviews "written by the skeptical contingent of climate scientists"? (An honest request, I'm not trying to imply there are none...).

+ - Dyn.com ends free Dynamic DNS->

Submitted by mkitchin
mkitchin (1285710) writes "For the last 15 years, all of us at Dyn have taken pride in offering a free version of our Dynamic DNS Pro product. What was originally a product built for a small group of users has blossomed into an exciting technology used around the world.
That is why with mixed emotions we announced the end of that free hostname program today, officially turning down on May 7th."

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Comment: Re:So If I Drop My Phone (Score 1) 62

A modular phone will never work. The masses don't want modular devices. They want a solid slate they can get laser engraved more than they want the ability to customize, modify, or repair things.

Has anyone stated this is even intended for the masses?

Quoting the Project Ara website: "Introducing Project Ara. Designed exclusively for 6 billion people." That would qualify as "the masses", I think...

Comment: Re:I use Zim plus Dropbox (Score 2) 133

by dovf (#45833177) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Life Organization With Free Software?

Unfortunately, there is no smartphone version of Zim, but I have little need for a smartpone app of this sort. I do email myself info as needed to integrate into Zim later.

Actually, Zim exists for the N900 -- in fact, I first heard about it that way. Or is it not considered a smartphone if it doesn't run Android or iOS? :P

Science

+ - Comet Pan-STARRS Is Closest to Sun Today: Visible to the Naked Eye (?)->

Submitted by dovf
dovf (811000) writes "NASA, via Space.com, reports that comet Pan-STARRS "makes its closest approach to the sun and will be at its brightest at sunset tonight, but the glare of twilight may make it tricky to see." The Bad Astronomer, who also reported on this a few days ago, has this warning to give: "I don’t want to discourage anyone from trying to find it; I’m just trying to be honest here...you really will need binoculars to see it"; but goes on to say that he himself, of course, "will be out every sunset looking for it.""
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