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Comment Re:The basic question is answered...but still... (Score 1) 551

Great, Fantastic!

Perhaps now you would like to clear up why the models running on supercomputers with find global grids and highly complex systems interactions, you know, the ones the CLIMATOLOGISTS work on, are hugely divergent and out of agreement with both other models and observations?

No? But I thought you just told us a high school physics student can do it. I wonder what those advanced researchers are spending their tens of millions on?

Comment RTFA (Score 1) 70

Perhaps, just perhaps, thats why they are printing the MOLDS not the blades?

But, I know thats a bit much to ask, actually comprehending what you read..

BTW, you also also wrong about strength, you can directly print in sintered titanium if you want (but this wont be..)

Submission + - How do I get Microsoft to get up off their asses & look at a Windows 10 prob (live.com) 4

mykepredko writes: My product communicates with a host system via Bluetooth (using the Serial Port Profile) and each time a device is connected to a PC a couple of serial ports are allocated. Windows has always had a problem with not automatically disposing of the allocated ports when the connection is removed, but until Windows 10, there were processes for deleting them. This isn't possible for Windows 10 (which apparently has new Serial/Com port and/or Bluetooth drivers) — but individuals, who are apparently working for Microsoft, periodically reply with useless suggestions or attempt to promote questions and ideas as solutions to the problem: http://answers.microsoft.com/e... I suspect that this is an issue for all Windows 10 users (although I guess few people are plugging/unplugging devices) — so how do we get Microsoft to take notice (and not have to pay for them to fix their bug)?

Comment Re: Only in America (Score 1) 539

I can only imagine that you have an interesting meaning for 'Socialist' as well as an interesting meaning for 'Not Totalitarian', from your list of countries.

Oh, and not to mention, I am less than certain that 'Western Europe' has yet to form a single country, and try as I may 'New Zeeland' isnt on any of my
maps, but good try, I guess.

I suspect quite a few of the people in those countries (Australia especially springs to mind) would disagree with your views..

Comment Re:Only in America (Score 1) 539

In a similar way to how Capitalism + Reality = Totalitarianism, although perhaps with a bit more delay, but with the advantage of, it seems, more public support??

I can only assume then that the Capitalist Totalitarians are a bit starter (playing for the longer game) than the Communist ones..

And I am not sure that is a good thing.

Comment Isnt this a good thing? (Score 4, Interesting) 77

I thought government security organisations of the three letter variety were busy trying to convince
us that security backdoors and 'special' access for government level players was a good thing?

Surely they should just be promoting this as a feature, that enables the rounding up of literally millions
of pedophiles, drug addicts, and terrorists Real Soon Now?

Oh, wait, they are not sure its only THEIR backdoors? Dont tell me other governments may also be
involved? But surely if its good for one government to have access, its better if more do - hell, they ALL
should, right? So they can enforce their own local views of What Is Right?

Are we being told only some governments are trustworthy? Can we please have a list? What happens when
governments change? This is all just too complicated!

It is a pity most police are now just too busy collecting revenue to do much police work, it all seemed a bit
simpler when they used to investigate actual crimes against the populace.

Comment How about slashdot fix the headline.. (Score 3, Informative) 91

Impressively bad new-slashdot headlining here.
Is it really worth plumbing the depths of false 'shock headlines' just to pull in views?

They are not DROPPING anything, they are looking at ADDING the ability to skip updates.
You can still incrementally update of course, there is no hint of dropping that.
They may allow you to instead update two versions in one go.

If anything, you could say they are dropping the REQUIREMENT for incremental updates.

But hey, the heyday of Slashdot editors is, as we know, long gone. Such a pity.

Comment Re:Would make sense for a military base. (Score 4, Interesting) 101

While I can only assume you are joking, isnt it insightful that the US DoD thinks it should raise issue with the Chinese having a space presence, when all they are doing is playing a long delays game of catch up to the US?

Surely by the same interpretations, the US has already pursued 'activities aimed at preventing its adversaries from using space-based assets during a crisis'?

But no, this is after the CHINESE, not the people who are the defenders of goodness and freedom that is the US of A.
I can only imagine that the Chinese well know that destroying markets for their own produced goods would greatly advance their success..
Oh, wait a moment, that makes no sense at all. Silly me.

Comment Summary is a lot of spin also... (Score 2) 90

Well, as the current Litecoin value is around $3, I dont think you can exactly blame that for dropping it from $9.50... Especially as this was 6 months ago.
The $9.50 spike that lasted a couple of days was highly unusual, and even then the $9.50 value was only ever sellers wet dreams, $8 was more like, and the spike lasted days, and never got down to $2. Any more BS we want to throw into the summary?

Comment Re:What do you hope for? (Score 1) 432

More to the point, hopefully TEACHING will be next.

You know, that profession critical to the development of our children, where men are being actively
excluded, at a systemic level, with the support of both parents and schools?

But no, why would we want male teachers? After all, as is well proven all males are rapists, who
cannot actually function above a level where they continually need to molest children, and after
all also have nothing to contribute to the education, either intellectually or socially of our children!

And for those blind idiots who deny this problem, have a look here:
http://www.menteach.org/resources/data_about_men_teachers

If a group has ever been actively excluded in a systematic way from a profession, it is men in teaching.

Comment Re:Future legislation will require... (Score 2) 151

Well, how about the take on a more serious actual problem and require license plates, registration, insurance, and a proficiency test (to get a road license) for pushbikes?

I mean, they are reasonably often involved in real accidents, a proportion of which are their fault (lets not get in to an argument about what ratio).
Property damage happens, people are injured and killed, reasonably often.

If Cars and Motorcycles are required to follow rules to use the public roads, why not pushbikes?

Any no, I am most certainly not anti-pushbike, I just wonder why they have free use of roads when other road users are regulated and taxed for the same use.

Comment Re:Meh. (Score 1) 412

Ummm, this is so damn retarded that it makes my brain hurt.

You DO know, I hope, that a hydrogen bomb doesnt burn hydrogen, right?
The challenge with a 6kt Hbomb is making it that small, not that large.

Of course the whole thing is almost certainly a pile of BS, the technology to take this step is not simple, and there
is little evidence that they have a particularly stable nuclear bomb to act as a trigger as yet anyway, so this is most
likely just more smoke and bluff, but hey.

It should be quite obvious to anyone who applies more than 2 seconds of critical thinking that this is all defensive anyway.
The last thing The Great Leader (hmmm..) would want to do is attack someone, because he will be well aware where
that leads - he just wants to make sure no one comes and takes away his plaything. Thats the last thing he wants.
He and his cronies wants a damn good reason for people to leave them alone with their victims.

Comment Re: Really? (Score 1) 70

Does that mean someone should prove that deoderant turn women into sex hungry idiots in you presence or that that soda makes you young cool and living an exciting life?
How about that SUV purchase that suddenly makes you an outdoor adventurer?

I would suggest someone stood on the wrong toes here.. Most likely by not wording things just right.. Or not having enough lawyers and/or the right campaign contributions.

Welcome to the good old USA where it's perfectly OK to fake people out of their money so long as you slither between the rules just right. It's called progress didn't you know ;)

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