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Comment: Re:Seems he has more of a clue (Score 1) 703

by rrohbeck (#49578991) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

All of those resources will last for an infinite amount of time because at some point they'll be too dilute, hence costly, to extract. That metric is meaningless.

What matters is what flow rate you can get out at a cost that's acceptable to the economy, and by that measure we're running out of oil and have so for a couple of years, since we're now scraping the bottle of the barrel with tight oil and tar sand. Now that tight oil is peaking it's probably a matter of a few years until we reach peak total liquids. But by then the statistics will probably lump other fossil fuels in with liquid hydrocarbons so the graph doesn't look lousy, just as they did when they lumped various type of nonconventional oil, NGL and biofuels in with crude and called it all "oil." With the old style of EIA/IEA reporting the peak would be too obvious.

Comment: FINALLY! - A touchpad configuration module (Score 1) 53

by virtualXTC (#49571917) Attached to: KDE Plasma 5.3 Released
FTA: "A touchpad configuration module has been added" This is the one configuration took that has been missing from KDE since the upgrade from 3.5. The activities based power management is also a long awaited feature (turn off powersaving / sleep / hybernate when in presentation mode). Other than that the rest appears to be eye candy. Still waiting for automatic activity settings based on locally sensed wifi.... (I still need to manually change my external monitor setting every time I get into work / home).

iOS WiFi Bug Allows Remote Reboot of All Devices In Area 117

Posted by timothy
from the wardriving-experiment dept.
New submitter BronsCon writes: A recently disclosed flaw in iOS 8 dubbed "No iOS Zone" allows an attacker to create a WiFi hot spot that will cause iOS devices to become unstable, crash, and reboot, even when in offline mode. Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit of Skycure are working with Apple for a fix; but, for now, the only workaround is to simply not be in range of such a malicious network.

Comment: Re:Is negotiation a skill required for the job? (Score 1) 892

When is the last time you negotiated prices at the grocery store?

Well since the Reddit is the one forking over the money, their proposed model doesn't match grocery shopping either: "When was the last time you got to the checkout register and refused to buy products until the merchant agreed to your pricing?"

Comment: Re:Let private sector fund their own needs (Score 2) 216

Fuck Microsoft and fuck google. Why should they expect the public to fund a specialized skill set that makes them money.

Why should any employer want the school system to educate students to do anything useful? Heck, why are we funding education at all? By your argument, employers that want people to be able to keep books (add and subtract), or email (read and write) or treat patients (science) should be funding these things them selves. This is the same sort of BS circular logic people like to give as to why we shouldn't tax companies that depend on public infrastructure (since they just pass the costs onto customers anyway). Stop jerking your self off to Ann Rand and wake up!

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary saftey deserve neither liberty not saftey." -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759