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Comment Re:Impossible coverage (Score 1) 64

I'm sure all US citizens will soon have to comply with the new Network Distribution Privacy Act (due to be announced soon) which means allowing at least one, or when required for coverage, two 71GHz transceivers in every room of their private property. When multiple operators are active in your region that will of course double or more. Service personnell must have unrestricted access to ensure full network coverage at all times.

People, stop the madness. Go out, leave your phone at home, get a life.

Comment Re:LOL (Score 5, Informative) 634

European here. Contrary to your belief (as probably induced by the somewhat biased media reports), many European civilians are not mourning at all. Many of us are happy to finally see EU dictatorship come to a halt. The Brits will do fine outside the EU. And so will many other countries.

EU is a failed project, perhaps good for the elite and large companies, but it sucks for ordinary citizens. Unlimited import of society-wrecking hordes, unreal money pits, total neglect for ordinary citizens, destruction of carefully crafted wellfare systems, pensions down the drain, job losses, and mind-boggling burocracy. That's EU for us. This project should return to being an economic powerhouse, without the common currency and without tens of thousands of useless, overpaid burocrats.

The Brits have taken the lead. Will it hurt? Sure! But better to cut the ties now then to stay aboard a ship heading for the cliffs. I expect other countries to follow. The Clash had this in their lyrics: "If I go there will be trouble.. If I stay it will be double!!"

Comment Re:The problem is MOSLEMS (Score 1) 1718

I don't care much about religion, regardless which variety. But I do not consider islam to be a religion. It is an ideology, an all-encompassing view on how civilization should be ran. And it is totally incompatible with our civilization. It is out to infiltrate and destroy our civilization.

Muslims are the result of islam. They are inspired by their sick ideology. Muslims don't get born as killers, they get turned into killers by the brain-poison that islam is. Islam is the root. Remove and ban the root. If you prevent people from being exposed to islam, perhaps you can stop them from becoming muslim, and they won't be killers.

Comment Re:Immigration (Score 2, Insightful) 1718

Perhaps the world should wake up and realize that the problem isn't muslims.

Wake up! The problem is islam. The ideology is toxic, dangerous and totally incompatible with Western civilization.

So rather than close the borders, close up islam. Close the hate-temples, forbid their religious practices, ban koran, just do not facilitate islam in any way. Stop allowing islam in our sociëty. World-wide. Those who can't live without it, will have to go find a country where it's allowed.

Comment Re:FUD - no, TREASON (Score 5, Insightful) 421

"It is just a way...." Really? REALLY??!? What the h*ll is Microsoft thinking.

Their compiler should do one thing and one thing only. Take the source and translate its instructions into machine code, so the computer performs the instructions as described in the source.. Nothing less. Nothing more. They have NO excuse whatsoever to include extra stuff to their benefit. Just that fact that you defend this behaviour is scary.

Comment Re:THEY DONT KNOW YET!? (Score 1) 120

This is a feeble attempt to downplay the incident. They simply don't know yet. So the guy says "It might as well have been a plastic bag" and the next headlines are "Plastic bag mistaken for drone", "Drone incident is plastic bag".

Media including /. are so bloody eager to have the first scoop, facts and details are just annoying.

Comment Re:Religion is worse (Score 1) 822

Interesting to see that so many Anonymous Cowards try to tell me I'm wrong. If you have a point to make, why not log in?

But that aside, please read again my assertion. My assertion is that religion is worse for your health than porn. Nowhere do I claim that there's nothing worse than religion. Now read again your 'proof'. Total bogus

I think religion, all of them, is a sick fantasy, some way for dumb people to deal with things they either have no control over, or do not understand. I also think that is there happens to be some supreme being and it happens to be one that matches a current religion, that he/she/it is a sadistic creep for letting the mass murder and torture in his/her/its name to persist.

Comment Religion is worse (Score 3, Insightful) 822

All indications I have show that religion in various forms is a lot worse for your health than porn will ever be. It kills every day, and if it doesn't kill you today, at least causes serious lack of judgement and deformed perception of reality.

Perhaps the Senator should reset his priorities and fix the religion issue first? The world will be a better place without religion, thank you.

Comment Re:What latency overhead? (Score 2) 97

Any ARM processor can encrypt and decrypt data at plenty speed and next to no latency. A Raspberry Pi Zero at $5 is more than enough. The processor in your smartphone is plenty. Even if it isn't and they had to 'splurge' for a multi-core Intel CPU it would be like $100 or so. There is no excuse, none whatsoever, to leave encryption out to save a few bucks.

Comment Re:nuclear energy is the worst (Score 1) 485

I'm sorry but this is exactly the uninformed hyperbole that hampers progress in nucleair energy. Modern nucleair technology uses what we call 'waste' today as very usable fuel and thurn it into much less hazerdous waste. It is people like you who stand in the way of fixing nucleair energy and actually *dealing* with the current waste problem.

Comment Very much in favor (Score 3, Insightful) 485

I would love to see lots more focus on nucleair energy for multiple reasons. First, it can be a safe and clean energy source for many years to come (think Thorium, MSR). The 'oh it will blow up' folks are hampering progress with outdated arguments. Most current power plants are the Ford Model T of designs. If their arguments would have been lodged against cars then we'd still be driving those. Modern nucleair reactors are inherently safe and can fix many of the waste issues we have from outdated installations today.

Second is removing the dependency on fossil fuels. Not only will this have positive environmental effects, it will cause a paradigm shift in geo politics. Can you imagine what happens to the Middle East if their stronghold on oil supply becomes irrelevant? When organisations such as Al Quaida and IS see their money supply dry up? It will be a much, much better world for it.

Comment Moving the exhaust (Score 1) 150

That's not forward thinking, that is naïve. Replacing all cars by electric ones just means the energy is produced elsewhere. Like in coal powerplants. It just moves the exhaust elsewhere. The energy then needs to be transported (huge in comparison with regular household connections), then stored in batteries. Those batteries are not exactly clean to produce or recycle.

Don't get me wrong, there's a place for electric cars, but tossing fossil fuel lock stock and barrel is incredibly expensive and frankly just naïve.

Comment Re:Would it really matter? (Score 1) 233

For the really big passenger planes up there it would cause substantial damage but probably no immediate danger. For the smaller General Aviation aircraft, a 2kg brick-in-the-sky is lethal. It will kill the single engine, it will pierce the wing, it will kill the pilot if it hits the windshield.

This guy has shown totally irresponsible behavior. There's rules for a reason and aviation isn't a playground. However unlikely, he willingly took the risk of killing people and should be dealt with accordingly.

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