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Comment: Re:Radicalization (Score 1) 700

by quenda (#47558489) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

Actually, the root of the problem was England and France being quick to give the land back to the Jews after WWII.

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History tl;dr: After the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Palestine became a British Mandate. After WWII, in 1947, the brits announced it was all too hard and they were leaving.
The UN tried to divide it between Arabs and Jews, but the Arabs wanted everything and the Arab nations invaded the day the British mandate expired. When the fighting stopped, the Jews had all of Palestine, except for Gaza and the West Bank. And that became Israel.

Not sure why you blame France.

Comment: Re: A nation of cowards deserves no rights (Score 1) 123

by quenda (#47538637) Attached to: Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs

Fellow Australian here. What rights would they be and in what founding document can I find them?

Those rights mostly existed before the founding of the colonies, let alone the federation of the nation.
The documents are many, starting with the Magna Carta.

Comment: Re:So this is how scientists research intelligence (Score 1) 157

by quenda (#47442787) Attached to: Chimpanzee Intelligence Largely Determined By Genetics

So this is how scientists research intelligence without hurting the feelings of people

No. This is how the commoners discuss scientific results. Scientists have published similar results on humans many times before.
There is a mountain of published data on heritability, and on national, racial, and gender differences.
We might not be able to talk about it in polite circles, but the science is there.

Comment: Re:No Way! (Score 1) 261

by quenda (#47125825) Attached to: Curved TVs Nothing But a Gimmick

But normal TVs give the appearance of 3D just as well, without the stupid glasses or headaches.
Neither TV is truly 3D (holographic), one just adds stereoscopic vision to the other depth cues.

3D would be more useful in still photos, where important motion cues are missing, yet 3D still cameras are still seen as a gimmick.

Not only does 3D have some utility, but most of the time you just turn it off and it does no harm. You can't turn off the curvature of your silly new curved TV.

Comment: Re:Pre-emptive chuckle at the cloth ears brigade.. (Score 1) 188

by quenda (#47116673) Attached to: Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion

Even audio-freq headphones and line-level cables use shielded cable.
Its only for speakers where wire does not matter - so long as the impedance is low compared to the speaker, hence the coat-hanger theoretical example.
Of course the comparison in only in sound quality. There are mechanical disadvantages.

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