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Comment: Re:FUD filled.... (Score 1) 202

Roll eyes and move on. I'm sorry you don't know how nuclear power plants work, nor how solar flares cause damage, but get with the program, son.

Critical electrical components in nuclear power plants are more than sufficiently shielded from electrical spikes, and EMPs don't cause magical explosions. Nor, if a melt down were somehow to occur, an explosion an expected outcome.

Comment: Re:FUD filled.... (Score 2) 202

The question becomes: how many people would die unnecessarily before we could recover, and how much of our annual GDP would it cost to perform the recovery?

Someone in the US energy department, at the very least, almost certainly has rough estimates of those questions, don't you think?

Comment: Re:Vote (Score 4, Insightful) 181

And, when, as is the case in North Carolina, those scumbags have gerrymandered both parties into "safe" districts, with the party most responsible having over 50% of the state as such?

What then?

Protest at the capital where they arrest hundreds of people on trumped up charges? Become a violent revolutionary over a tiny infrastructure debate?

Comment: Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (Score 4, Insightful) 78

by i kan reed (#47522947) Attached to: GOG.com Announces Linux Support

It's a little more complicated than that.

They have big all-in-one installer .exes that setup a full environment for the games.

A great many are run through dosbox, but others are old win95 games or whatever.

We're talking about a month-long project for a couple developers to convert the low hanging fruit that have an easy deployment target like that. And working out details with more modern indie game studios that natively target linux.

Comment: Re:Code the way you want... (Score 3, Informative) 367

by i kan reed (#47518257) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

I'm kinda surprised you chose C# as:

A. Radically different from java
and
B. "Fine for small projects"

I code for work in C#, and for fun in either python or whatever is topical to the project.

I used to code for work in python, and for fun in C#, and before that any mixture of java, C, assembly, and scripty-fu-fu suited my professors.

Comment: Re:Getting good use out of commercial launch tests (Score 2) 49

by i kan reed (#47516297) Attached to: SpaceX Releases Video of Falcon Rocket's Splashdown

Well, I'm sure it cost at least a little more than doing just what they were contracted to do. It's just that we haven't gotten to the point of taking space launches for granted yet.

When we do, some middle manager will whine endlessly about this sort of experimentation.

Comment: Re:Robo-Polygraph? (Score 3, Insightful) 102

You've got a mistake here.

Polygraphs aren't "baseless pseudoscience"

They're "Extremely unreliable devices based on a mixture of pseudoscientific assumptions and real biometrics". And the CIA isn't a court of law. They're aren't interested in finding the truth beyond a reasonable doubt. They're interested in pressuring you to tell them everything you can.

Would you people stop playing these stupid games?!?!?!!!!

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