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Comment: Re:Chrome is crap now. Switched to opera. (Score 1) 55

by mister_playboy (#48097825) Attached to: Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes

Opera uses Blink just as Chrome does.

On 12 February 2013, Opera announced it would drop its own Presto engine in favour of WebKit as implemented by Google's Chrome browser, using code from the Chromium project. Opera Software also planned to contribute code to WebKit. On 3 April 2013, Google announced that it would fork components from WebKit to form a new rendering engine known as Blink; the same day, Opera confirmed that it would follow Google in implementing Blink.

Comment: Re:Until recently Linux kernel supported 80386 (Score 1) 554

Pre-Pentium IV hardware is useless for desktop usage today when considering the requirement of the modern web. Additionally, very old hardware is often weaker than you might expect on Linux because the graphics drivers are hacked together. Pre-open source Intel drivers really blow on Linux.

Every pre-Core destkop should be retired at this point. Early Core computer can be found for literally free on Craigslist.

Comment: Re:That's no Moon (Score 1) 54

by mister_playboy (#48039579) Attached to: Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon

Quote triple play.

It can be either all dark or all light at certain locations...

The Moon's axial tilt with respect to the ecliptic is only 1.5424 degrees, much less than the 23.44 degrees of Earth. Because of this, the Moon's solar illumination varies much less with season, and topographical details play a crucial role in seasonal effects. From images taken by Clementine in 1994, it appears that four mountainous regions on the rim of Peary crater at the Moon's north pole may remain illuminated for the entire lunar day, creating peaks of eternal light. No such regions exist at the south pole. Similarly, there are places that remain in permanent shadow at the bottoms of many polar craters, and these dark craters are extremely cold: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter measured the lowest summer temperatures in craters at the southern pole at 35 K (238 C) and just 26 K close to the winter solstice in north polar Hermite Crater. This is the coldest temperature in the Solar System ever measured by a spacecraft, colder even than the surface of Pluto.

Comment: Re:Profitable, if self-contradictory (Score 1) 549

Even just considering the Solar System we can already foresee some hard time limits. Many people might point to the Sun going red giant in ~4.5 billion years as a limit, but the Sun's energy output increases over time even while it is on the main sequence and within a billion years will likely already be enough to boil the Earth's oceans. The time of life on Earth is already mostly past to the best of our knowledge.

A billion years is of course an extremely long time in the context of human evolution, so who knows what we might be able to accomplish in that timespan.

Comment: Re:uhh (Score 2) 549

Never aspire to be Henry Ford, he was a horrible evil man.

Not to Godwin the thread, but I happened to have stumbled upon this yesterday...

" The relationship of Ford and GM to the Nazi regime goes back to the 1920s and 1930s, when the American car companies competed against each other for access to the lucrative German market. Hitler was an admirer of American mass production techniques and an avid reader of the antisemitic tracts penned by Henry Ford. "I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration," Hitler told a Detroit News reporter two years before becoming the German chancellor in 1933, explaining why he kept a life-size portrait of the American automaker next to his desk.

Although Ford later renounced his antisemitic writings, he remained an admirer of Nazi Germany and sought to keep America out of the coming war. In July 1938, four months after the German annexation of Austria, he accepted the highest medal that Nazi Germany could bestow on a foreigner, the Grand Cross of the German Eagle. The following month, a senior executive for General Motors, James Mooney, received a similar medal for his "distinguished service to the Reich."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

Now, as then, we have lots of overlap between government and corporate power structures.

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