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Comment Re:Frank Yu doesn't know what he's talking about. (Score 0, Troll) 278

The sheets of silicon need to be produced and replaced regularly with huge environmental impact. Those 'elegant' windmills ruin the sight, are very noisy, very expensive to operate and maintain, and generate flicker vertigo. Here's a small exampe of what thos 'elegant' windmills look like, from a pro-wind site: http://www.milieubewust.net/du...

You really call this elegant? And remember that the country must be plastered with these things to get even close to the energy output of a single modern nuclear plant.

Comment Re:DAB is awesome (Score 1) 303

I have both DAB+ and FM in my car (Swedish Volvo), and I live in the Netherlands, a small, totally flat country. These circumstances should be perfect for DAB+. Even so, it drops out at random places where FM works just fine.

Looking at Norway, unless they plaster the country with transmitters, there's no way they can arrange proper coverage for DAB+.

Comment Re: No, that's not it (Score 1) 333

The real problem isn't Facebook, Twitter, the Russians, Chinese or whatever.

The real problem is who gets to decide what news is real or fake.

This is no more or less than an attempt to set up a 'Ministry of Truth'. People are very easy to manipulate, and having a system to gauge 'news' gives anyone immense power over those people.

Comment Kermit (Score 1) 181

I wrote my own terminal emulator in assembly on a CP/M system. Worked really well, except I couldn't get the darn X-Modem protocol right. Had to settle for Kermit.

Later I ran a 4-line Maximus BBS, wrote a DOS TSR software to redirect sysadmin yells over Netware IPX. Oh the days..

Comment Carpet bombing (Score 1) 56

If I would wear a tin-foil hat, then I'd suggest that Asia is carpet bombing the Western digital world. The difference being that no lives are being taken (yet), no physical damage occurs (yet) and no bomber planes are flying. Oh, and contrary to physical warfare, WE ARE PAYING for our own bombs. Small amounts each time,but we buy the cr*p that comes out of Asia.

I'm not wearing a tin-foil hat, but still I wonder if the cr*ppy firmware and spreading of so many exploitable devices isn't just part of the plan.

Comment argv[0] not passed correctly (Score 1) 163

So I write command line software. If a user messes up the command line, I display a Usage message. This uses argv[0], which is basically 'the executable name'.

When I run Windows bash, the pwd command shows '/c/test'. When I run test.exe I'd expect argv[0] to be '/c/test/test.exe'. It isn't, it is the Windows native 'C:\TEST\TEST.EXE'.

Comment Earths rotation (Score 2) 81

Very impressive footage, although I would have loved to see the initial ignition and the fadeing at the end.

What I'd also like to know is if igniting rockets such as these horizontally, with this amount of thrust, would have any measurable impact on the earths rotation at all. If not, what amount of thrust would be needed to do this?

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