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Comment Re:No need for cameras. (Score 1) 732

How fast do you nuts drive? 70 mph (112 kph) is plenty fast enough. The speed limits should be set to what the majority of drivers on the road feel safe driving at. If 90% of the drivers think that 70 is plenty (and they drive at or under that regardless of the speed limit) -- then that should be the limit.
It's actually the 85th percentile that has been found as the safest speed limit to set.
For a multi-lane, divided, limited-access freeway, the 85th percentile tends to be around 130-140km/h. This is, not coincidentally, the speed you'll find most vehicles travelling on the unrestricted portions of the German Autobahns.

Comment Re:Lazyness (Score 1) 926

Man riding bike doens't burn more then he eats, doesn't lose weight. News at 11.
I'm responding to people insisting all you need to do is add a little exercise. I added a fair bit of exercise (the cycling wasn't the only thing) and went basically nowhere.

I should probably add that my weight had been stable for quite some time (years) beforehand. Ie: I wasn't gaining any weight.

Don't eat process sugar, don't eat more the 25g of fat per day. Write down everything you eat.
You will loose weight.

Possibly, but at a significant cost to lifestyle and personal comfort.

I've tried carefully controlling food intake at every point before. Firstly, it's a massive pain in the arse. Secondly, it left me feeling very hungry almost all the time, which was quite uncomfortable.

feat/famine isn't good for you,. t also doesn't work long term.
We'll see. The evidence seems to suggest it will, plus it seems to carry other health benefits as well.

I'm confident my "normal" exercise and eating regime will allow me to sustain any somewhat healthy weight I reach. That has certainly been my experience over the last five-odd years. It's the losing it to get to that point that's been the problem.

Comment Re:Lazyness (Score 1) 926

Exactly. I went from nearly no exercise to cycling 25km (~16 miles) 6 days a week.
The effect on my weight over a few months was negligible (the effect on my fitness, however, was significant - eg: resting HR from mid 80s to high 50s).

Then I somewhat limited my caloric intake (mainly by cutting back on beer and cheese) and dropped 15kg (30lb) in six months.

I got stuck at105kg (230lb) for about 2 years, despite upping my cycling to ~35km 6 days/week. I struggled to limit my caloric intake further because I ended up feeling ravenously hungry all the time.

So now I'm trying a "feast/famine" system where I can eat "normally" 5 days a week, and eat very little (500 kcal or less) two days a week. Over the last six weeks that's shaved off another couple of kg, plus I only have to feel hungry all day twice a week - it's much more manageable because I can align those "hungry" days with the days I end up stuck in back to back meetings (and thus have limited access to snacking opportunities).

Comment Re:They'll gladly pay (Score 1) 274

Windows Server is notoriously poor at recognizing the existence of the non-Windows devices that make up 80% of endpoint sales these days.
What ?
Most non-Windows end devices are things like tablets and phones, that either a) interact over HTTP (server OS irrelevant) or b) interact with custom server applications (server OS irrelevant).

Comment Re:Gizmodo (Score 1) 269

In the grandest /. tradition, I have of course not properly RTFA.

However, if the author thinks the most interesting "innovation" in Vista was "frosted glass", then he has no credibility on the topic whatsoever. Vista was a massive overhaul of Windows, with most of the effort (and changes) spent under the hood.

The irony here is that the author seems to be both criticising eye-candy UI effects, while simultaneously peddling the notion that the "innovation" that matters happens in the UI, rather than in the guts of the OS.

Comment Re:Rupert Murdoch can die in a hole already. (Score 1) 327

That the vote would tend to reward mediocrity should be beyond questioning.
It's easily questioned. Further, the claim was not that mediocrity would be rewarded, but that "the valuable employees would be under-rewarded".
Putting the union in charge of the business is the fastest way to lose any competitive edge - to stop responding to the needs of the customer and focus 100% on your own employees.
This is what's called a false dichotomy.
You might believe the most talented employees would not leave (or become lazy) and take part in the egalitarian utopia "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need".
This is what's called a straw man.
I believe a bunch of people working together with a common interest will be prepared to reasonably reward those who have contributed more. Seems to work OK in Germany, after all.

Comment Re:Labor Lie (Score 5, Insightful) 327

As an American, I don't know enough about the NBN program to say.
In a nutshell, the NBN is a plan to deliver fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure to most of the country. It will build (and own) the physical infrastructure upon which retail ISPs will deliver their products.
If Labour sucks then let Australian voters throw them out.
Labor does, indeed, suck, and Australian voters are probably going to throw them out. The problem is if they do they're going to replace them with a party that takes everything that sucks about Labor, and says: "You boys are just playin'. Let's crank this shit up to 11!".

Comment Re:Labor Lie (Score 1) 327

The coalition's NBN policy is realistic and more affordable than the labour fantasy which is completely unaffordable.
The Coalitions NBN policy is to deliver yesterday's solution, tomorrow, for marginally less than it would cost to do it properly.

Actually that describes most of their "policies" (such as they are).

Comment Re:Last revolutionary M$ product (Score 1) 213

WTF ?! - a kludgy OS that was outdated at its launch - it had been preceded by better OS's in Windows NT and OS/2. MS should have been producing a Lite version of NT in 1995, but someone in MS was still in love with DOS and wanted to keep building OSs on its ricketty foundation - as they did with Win95/98/ME for 5 wasted years.
It wasn't Microsoft that kept DOS alive (with the possible exception of ME), it was customers.
The kind of compatibility customers wanted, couldn't be provided without a hybrid like Windows 9x.

Comment Re:Lesson One (Score 1) 213

It's just as sound as it was, the day Dave Cutler's team built an experimental port of VMS to CMU Mach. [sympatico.ca] It's just as sound a kernel, as the day Microsoft ripped-off VMS from DEC.
And by "ripped off" you mean "hired the team responsible for building it and employed them to build an OS", right ?

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