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Comment: Re:Impressive. (Score 1) 410

by imsabbel (#45341107) Attached to: Tesla Model S Can Hit (At Least) 132 MPH On the Autobahn

Wrong. Per default, Autobahn has not speed limits.

Unless indicated otherwise, if you enter the autobahn, NO LIMIT.

Yes, there are speed limits quite commonly, but if you discount Stadtautobahn stuff and the Ruhrpott, 2/3rds of it are unlimited. Case in point: You can drive Stuttgart/Berlin and have all but 50km or so of the distance unlimited.

Comment: Re:Great... (Score 1) 297

by imsabbel (#45332675) Attached to: 6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

In theory. In practice, helium will interact with, for example, iron alloys (steel), ending up with de-electonized protons migrating through the bulk metal, and at the other end snatching up some of the fermi-gas and going their merry way.

The same way, in vacuum systems, getting rid out of the stupid hydrogen magically appearing out of nice stainless steel enclosures that have been ultrasonic cleaned and baked under vacuum is a real problem. I have seen suggestions of burning the whole chambers under vacuum at 650C to get the protons out, and even that isn't really the end of things.

Comment: Re:Uses of Java applets (Score 1, Insightful) 362

by imsabbel (#45210513) Attached to: Firefox's Blocked-By-Default Java Isn't Going Down Well

Are you posting in Bizarro land?

Your own link tells us that over 91% of the users of chrome didn't even encounter a SINGLE java applet in a whole MONTH.

Thats an absolutely overwhelming sign that java is almost extinction-level rare in the web. Hell, I would bet that the rate of people encountering embedded MIDI files was much higher.

Comment: Re:Conspiracy theory: Bitcoin crash of April 2013 (Score 1) 367

by imsabbel (#44730985) Attached to: US Mounted 231 Offensive Cyber-operations In 2011, Runs Worldwide Botnet

If the US wanted bitcoin gone, they could have done so.

There exists something called an "51% attack", which means that anybody having more than half the hashrate of the Network is acknowledged as the boss and can do as he wants (stuff like spending the same bitcoin multiple times, manipulate the difficulty of future block mining, etc).

Back in April, before mass ASICS, the US could have trivially gotten that far. Hell, last year anybody willing to spend 5-10 million could have done it with off-the-counter hardware.

For an agencies who have a double digit BILLION black budgets, this is totally peanuts.

Comment: Re:Those magnets sure were fun (Score 1) 555

by imsabbel (#44729793) Attached to: U.S. Gov't Still Fighting the Man Behind Buckyballs; Guess Who's Winning?

I don't think its disturbing to be able to buy them "so easily".

I mean, seriously. You need a credit card or paypal to buy from them, so you are no infant in the "I eat metal stuff" phase.

And secondly, you have dozens of way more deadly things in your appartment at any time, anyway.

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