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Comment None of them. (Score 5, Insightful) 200

After all of this NSA business, why would you ask which storage provider keeps you safe when clearly none of them do.

If you want your data encrypted, why would you not do it yourself, then you don't need to pay for an encrypted storage provider because you can upload your encrypted data to any storage provider. Paying extra for something you're not guaranteed to get is not very intelligent.

This article brought to you by an anonymous reader / encrypted storage provider.

Comment Re:Universal language goes mainstream (Score 4, Funny) 663

I bet Eve knows the answer, she's always nosing in.

But anyway, the question is clearly referring to all apples, so:

There were about 69 million tonnes of apples produced in 2010, at 6,666 apples per tonne that's 460 Billion apples, but they only last for a few weeks, so 460 / 26 = 17.7 Billlion

Answer: There are roughly 17.7 billion apples.

Comment Re:Dark matter fighting dark energy (Score 1) 293

Observation: Unexplained galactic rotation
Hypothesis: WIMPs of a specific type exist
Test: Setup a detector for these WIMPs
Analysis/Results: No WIMPs detected, but if they existed the test should have caught them

Next step: Adjust Hypothesis and continue.

Hypothesis, what Hypothesis, the scientists again have nothing more than, oh crap our measurements don't meet with our current theory of physics, three-quarters of the universe appears to be missing.

Comment Re:Dark matter fighting dark energy (Score 1) 293

Physicists seem to be unwilling to accept the possibility that the theories of relativity and quantum theory don't work at the scale of galaxies, instead they are insisting that the theories are working and that what is missing is 'dark matter'.

And then we hear of all these theories about the origins of the universe which are built upon such shaky theories - theories which don't even meet, and we are supposed to seriously entertain these flaky ideas.

It looks to me that the only thing keeping dark matter going is faith.

How can the theory of relativity and quantum theory ever be used in the same place when quantum theory is small scale and would general fall within the margin of error of any quantum theory calculations. The two will never meet, Cosmological physics has gone as far as it can go with these theories.

Comment Re:Have they considiered... (Score 1) 293

[looks up super-symmetry]

From the wikipedia page summary

The failure of the Large Hadron Collider to find evidence for supersymmetry has led some physicists to suggest that the theory should be abandoned.[2] Experiments with the Large Hadron Collider also yielded an extremely rare particle decay event which casts doubt on supersymmetry.

Comment Re:Have they considiered... (Score 1) 293

So, this dark matter, what is it? Because it seems to me that it hasn't been defined properly, it's just a massive kludge that scientists did when their observations didn't make scientific sense according to our current best theories of physics.

Dark matter is a theory without basis, it says oops, our measurements don't make sense. What is it, axions? - a type of particle that hasn't even been proved to exist. Dark matter is a theory shakily based on other unproven theories, proposed because the initial theories aren't working.

Comment Re:Dark matter fighting dark energy (Score 1) 293

Nice to hear some skepticism here on Slashdot. It certainly seems like scientists desperately want dark matter and dark energy to exist because their numbers are never adding up. It looks like bad science when they keep fiddling with the numbers to patch up their deficient theories.

Comment Android version sucks. (Score 1) 144

Its had too many features removed and freezes for up to 20 seconds if you stop a page load, pages screw their formatting up, it has no solution for popup boxes that center themselves offscreen., both pretty unusable. (galaxy note 2). no undo close tab. most options removed.

Comment Re:damn philanthropists (Score 1) 406

Really, what is the point of your post, would you prefer that philanthropists are never criticised?

It seems to me that philanthropy is often a way for the mega-rich to try to right their wrongs. The likes of Bill Gates et al can't even do that right, see

It also serves to distract from their questionable actions.

No rich person makes their money, the workers of the companies they own make the money. Rich is not right, greed is not good. Philanthropy does not absolve the rich of their greed.

Comment Re:At what speed? (Score 1) 722

That would cause a pile-up.

Note the massively different braking distances, even in the same car model - braking differences of up to 40 meters

This idea of cars driving bumper to bumper is pure fantasy, extremely dangerous, would cause a pile-up, regardless of how good inter-car communications is etc.

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