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6 posts • joined 4 Mar 2010

Diesels greener than battery cars, says Swiss gov report

benoit
Coat

Canuck

While it is true that about 58% of "hydro" (as the Upper-Canadians like to call it) is produced from hydroelectric sources, the majority of the rest is produced with some variant of coal/oil/gas fired plants with a smattering of nuclear and wind in there for completeness.

Oh, and lets please not pretend that hydroelectricity is 0-impact... it might be _after_ operational, but certainly does a lot of damage to the environment to get that way.

But back on topic, TDI engines are awesome.

... Mines the one headed to the Thorium research lab :)

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City Police still using Terror Act to bother photographers

benoit
Coat

Real Question

I think the real question we should be asking is "what secret installation is below the London Wall" .. because obviously there is one. I can't think of any other reason you would want to take pictures of it. Oh...

Mines the one with the 300mm lense

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Dell bars Win 7 refunds from Linux lovers

benoit
WTF?

why?

Why are you buying a Dell?

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Googlephone sales top, um, 135,000

benoit

Remember this bit

If you get an iPhone, most likely you aren't paying $600 for it because you're getting it on some promotion/contract/whatever

How many N1 sales are this way?

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'Severe' OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto

benoit
Unhappy

Actually...

Whoever controls the list of root CAs on your machine can do this. SSL is not foolproof. Various corporate products have this capability.

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Will we stop talking about virtualisation?

benoit

my required title...

I couldn't agree more. We should be pushing the limits of the processing we have available.

If you want to use virtualization to manage testing or host legacy systems, that's one thing, but if anyone thinks it is a "solution" for anything new, they aren't looking at the problem the right way. Sure, I can dig a subway system with an army of people with shovels, but it is MUCH faster/better/cheaper to use a tunnel boring machine. Get it? Good. Apply that thinking to software.

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