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Comment Re:PIN? (Score 1) 46

Why do you think that? PIN stands for Personal Identification Number and as such the length is not defined. SIM cards allow longer pins (I use a 8 digit one - but I only need to type that one when I reboot my phone, which is rare), credit cards have allowed longer than 4 PINs for ages. PIN does not imply 4 digits, but 4 digits is the default.

Not even always: the default for our nationality wide accepted smartcard (which are horrible, but it is what it is), is 6 digits.

Comment Re:Alternative media. (Score 1) 293

You can always voluntarily demonetize and say anything you want (that fit legal bounds and are within the terms of service).

Google is a de-facto monopoly on search and video dissemination. So I think there's a reasonable argument to be made if Google impacts search results based on 'objectionable' content. But when their clients - advertisers - say, 'I don't want to pay to see my ad on that channel / content', it doesn't matter if it's hate speech or football talk. The whole point is to target ads at likely buyers. And maybe Pepsi marketing has determined the neo-nazi market isn't worth the trouble. In which case, they get to make that call. And if Google can't meet that customer need, maybe it makes sense for Pepsi to give Google the finger and yank their ads.

I mean, we used to call that a 'free market'. But when you see alt-right wingers whining on about their losing their free speech rights on a corporate platform they don't own, it seems these days things are topsy-turvy. You know, up is down, black is white, left is right.

Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 118

It definitely is. Gedit has been cited already, but what pissed me off more is gnome-terminal: the double click selection behaviour cannot be configured in the GUI any more. You need a CLI command reminiscent of registry manipulations on Windows. Insanity for a terminal. The definition of a tool used by power users...

Comment Re: Max speed to which solid object can accelerate (Score 1) 124

Mass doesn't lose its "physical parameters"e, true. But a physical object does! I have a spaceship. It is accelerating by some means. My question is: at what speed approximately it becomes a "set of protons and electrons" instead of its normal shape? To what speed it can accelerate without losing its shape?

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