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Comment Amazon Rolled Over on Wikileaks. A Pox on Amazon! (Score 1) 146

After the way rolled over on Wikileaks, kicking them off their servers, I don't know why anyone would bother with Amazon. They just rolled over instantly and did not even put up a fight.
Julian Assange is the best friend Democracy has. All these so-called news organizations, with their bloated budgets, failed to unearth any of this stuff. To keep their precious "access" the modern TV newsreader does no investigation at all. Instead, we get celebrity news...
Desktops (Apple)

Submission + - MacBookAir{ :brick = '2 drops water'} 2

curmudgeon99 writes: MacBook Air, 11", 3 weeks old. Two drops coffee on the keyboard => catastrophic system failure and total loss including entire "hard" drive, which consists of flash chips naked on the motherboard, which is located at the bottom of an aluminum bathtub where liquid will naturally collect.

2 drops => MacBook Air brick.

The motherboard with the entire hard drive sits naked at the bottom of the aluminum bathtub that is the case. They cannot put a proper shield between the keyboard and the innards because they need it open for cooling, another consequence of the design choice of an aluminum bucket. The MacBook Air is a beautifully designed curiosity that is not fit for real-world use, in my opinion.

Comment Innovation Officer for Microsoft = Total Failure (Score 0, Flamebait) 229

Anyone who has held the title of Chief Software Architect at Microsoft must also carry shame for the deplorable, innovation-free time at Microsoft over the past 10 years. For all their "brightest of the brightest" employees, the bean counters and the sainted Redmond campus, Microsoft has originated exactly zero new ideas in the past decade. Every single "idea" they came up with was narrowly derivative of some existing project. Microsoft is devoid of innovation.

Comment Re:Don't scaremonger, focus on the positive. (Score 1) 334

So, how long you been working in the Petroleum industry? Do you recall the damage inflicted by the Exxon Valdez? By the Santa Barbara spill in 1969? Surely the oil comes from a natural source but so does mercury. Do you want to sprinkle some mercury on your cornflakes? Yes, this stuff is polluting. There is no question of that. Unless you can drink a gallon of oil, this question is done.

Comment Worst Catastrophe In History (Score 2, Informative) 483

New York Times: "Scientists Find Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf" * gushing 80,000 barrels a day * The well is 5,000-feet down. * The shallowest oil plume is 2,300 feet down. * The deepest bubble of oil is 4,200 feet down. * Will bubble up for decades. * At most 5% of the spilled oil will ever be recovered. "one big oil bubble is 10 miles long, 3 miles wide and 300 feet thick."

Comment Re:The Worst Calamity Ever To Befall Mankind (Score 1) 913

The source was NPR, which is about the most trusted news source I know. I am merely responding to your obnoxious comment. I have NO desire for this to be a huge disaster--but it already is. There has never before been a spill like this where the oil is sloshing around in the Gulf of Mexico at the bottom--doing God knows what. This will turn out to be the worst disaster in history. Only time will tell.

Comment Re:The Worst Calamity Ever To Befall Mankind (Score 1) 913

Today it was confirmed that not 5,000 but 70,000 barrels a day are leaking, and have been leaking, for the past month into the Gulf of Mexico, where it is filling not just the surface but lower down. When it is finally clear, sir, that I was spot on in my original comment, I will expect an apology from you.

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