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Comment: Re:Still in sad condition (Score 3, Interesting) 176 176

And if you want to move to France, you still get roman arena (quite well preserved) in use and where animal still get killed: * Arles Amphitheatre (built 10 year after Collessum) where Bullfight still take place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A... * Arena of Nîmes (90-120AD), also used for bullfight http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A...

+ - SPAM: TSA Scores 95% on Airport Breach Tests Failures

cmarkn writes: Homeland Security agents posing as passengers were able get weapons past TSA agents in 67 out of 70 tests—a 95 percent failure rate, according to agency officials. The acting head of the Transportation Security Administration has been reassigned.

"The numbers in these reports never look good out of context, but they are a critical element in the continual evolution of our aviation security," Homeland Security officials said in a statement. They didn't mention what context could make this look good.

This isn't the first time TSA officers have failed to detect fake terrorists and their weapons. However, this time, TSA agents reached a new low, failing to detect almost everything. But at least they're protecting us from cannolis being carried onto planes.

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Comment: Re:Simplistic (Score 1) 385 385

Yes most aircraft crashes involve pilot error (around 67%), however this number doesn't represent how many crashes were prevented because there was a human in the cockpit. Given the number of incident reported, I think that with our current level of technology it would be much worse. But as you said, one day fully automated flight will be safer than letting a human in command.

+ - Drones cost $28,000 for one arrest-> 2 2

mpicpp writes: They are sleek, mostly silent converted weapons of war: Drones used by the Border Patrol to scan the skies in the empty deserts of the Southwest to spot illegal immigrants and then, if things work out, have agents arrest them. That's the idea, and the agents who use them say the drones give them a vantage point they never had before.

Flying at 18,000 feet, the drones view the landscape below, lock onto potential suspects crossing the Arizona desert, and agents on the ground move into make the arrests. But it's outrageously expensive: $28,000 for a single arrest.

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Comment: This is so hypocrite (Score 1) 400 400

All those American social media have policy preventing to show even a small part of a tits, but it is fine to show someone burnt alive??? WTF? Have you lost any basic common sense? "Violence should be worshiped and sex is bad" is the new America social standard that is pushed to the rest of the world.

Comment: Re:Quebec Language Police (Score 1) 578 578

What's with all of this revisionist history? Seems like everyone is trying to take the opportunity to misattribute the coining of words to French. No, the French did not coin the word geography. The word geography was coined by the ancient greek philosopher Eratosthenes.

So I don't see your point, you just demonstrated that it is a basic feature of romance/latin language to import word from Greek and that latin root are just the base of all romance language. (that all share a very close vocabulary)

Tsunami is Japanese. French? "Tsunami"

Yes you can use Tsunami in French (like you can do in English) but the phenomena is know in French as "raz-de-marée" and "sarrigue" can be used for opposum, automate is also a synonyme for robot etc. I think that a basic knowledge of the French language will help you to pick better exemples...

Comment: Re:Quebec Language Police (Score 1) 578 578

It seems that you have no clue about the subject. French is a romance language (use wikipedia to understand what it means) and it is a basic feature of this language to use latin to coin its own words (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulgar_Latin). During the XVI century, French took the habit to also use greek roots to coin new words. It is just the english (a germanic language that has nothing to do with latin) that imported french words and then the french way to create word from latin and greek roots. (The motto of the queen of England is even in french). Take a simple exemple: Geography this word was made in french from the greek words ge and graphy (earth and to write) this word was then imported in the english language during the XVI century. Most of the word you refer are the same in all romance language (French, Italian, Spanish, etc.) for the same reason. Of course modern French is not the same as latin but it is the same as for Italian and Spanish. Even modern Greek is very different from the classical version. By the way in french a computer is "ordinateur".

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