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Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 24 '12, 2:33pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,295
Posted By Grisha
Ok, I meant a much more narrow case of terrorism...

Ok, I meant a much more narrow case of terrorism - not the state terrorism or war crimes. I doubt it's possible to invent one solution for all kinds of terrorism: Holocaust, Breivik, IEDs in Iraq,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Oct 24 '12, 1:23pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,295
Posted By Grisha
A side note: the recent rise in terrorism is...

A side note: the recent rise in terrorism is closely tied to the attention it creates. Their purpose is to change the situation (locally or globally), and for that they need to be heard. We live in...
Forum: Worldly Talk Sep 28 '12, 12:56pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By Grisha
In general I think that 21st century is awesome...

In general I think that 21st century is awesome (so far): no world wars (and no prospect for them), massive propagation in technology (internet, mobiles and solar in Africa!), we live longer and...
Forum: Worldly Talk Aug 31 '12, 5:47am
Replies: 15
Views: 684
Posted By Grisha
Move your servers to the cloud (big datacenters...

Move your servers to the cloud (big datacenters are much more energy efficient), together with virtualization this can provide a big boost. Enforce sleep modes for office machines. Good thermal...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 26 '12, 1:08pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
I am not an American, so I just make notes from...

I am not an American, so I just make notes from outside. You can live in your country whatever way you wish. If having gun collection at home is more important than avoiding regular gun rampages - so...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 26 '12, 12:53pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
Ok, I can drop that part. The remaining sentiment...

Ok, I can drop that part. The remaining sentiment stands:

It is just very strange that a country where I can go to jail for selling beer to 20-year old, so fiercely protects the right of 21-year...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 26 '12, 12:30pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
I see the arguments about your 'rights' and that...

I see the arguments about your 'rights' and that you buy weapons because 'you can'. What is strange is that I don't see this kind of argument in other areas, so there's a visible discrepancy in...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 5:43pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
Powderhorn: the comparison between countries...

Powderhorn: the comparison between countries suggests that putting some limitations on firearms can reduce this kind of incident. You don't have to put a complete stop, but this student legally...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 5:38pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
Making a few steps in this direction wouldn't...

Making a few steps in this direction wouldn't hurt. Looking at statistics this phenomenon is on the rise, so it's reasonable to expect things to escalate further if there's no action.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 5:31pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
Even when compared to the whole Europe (740M), US...

Even when compared to the whole Europe (740M), US is ahead per capita with about the same number of sprees.

EDIT: corrected wrong statement
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 5:29pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
Sorry for double posting, but found a...

Sorry for double posting, but found a correlation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_guns_per_capita_by_country

Most of the sprees happen in countries with lots of guns: US, Finland, Norway,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 5:17pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
According to...

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spree_killer
Since year 2000 there were 10 killing sprees in US.
For the last 5 years there was at least one every year.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 4:58pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
Sorry, I didn't intend to. My apologies, what I...

Sorry, I didn't intend to. My apologies, what I wanted to say is that they do not happen every year.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 4:43pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
I am not saying it doesn't happen in Europe. Just...

I am not saying it doesn't happen in Europe. Just not as often.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 24 '12, 3:12pm
Replies: 618
Views: 13,374
Posted By Grisha
We hear about similar shootings in US every year....

We hear about similar shootings in US every year. They do not happen in most other developed countries. Those countries with gun controls.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 8 '12, 12:45pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,039
Posted By Grisha
Page not found.

Page not found.
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 4 '12, 7:19pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,039
Posted By Grisha
Yes, sure, just wanted to shift debate back from...

Yes, sure, just wanted to shift debate back from the idea of "it doesn't matter how we spend energy, because it will become heat anyway". It does matter a lot how and how much of this energy we...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 3 '12, 4:28pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,039
Posted By Grisha
Sorry for not reading the latest few pages, but...

Sorry for not reading the latest few pages, but it seems you are off-track.
According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas total radiative forcing of anthropogenic CO2 is 1.46W/m2...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 28 '12, 3:22pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By Grisha
So this still is a zombie apocalypse!

So this still is a zombie apocalypse!
Forum: Worldly Talk Apr 9 '12, 10:10pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,998
Posted By Grisha
Fun fact: there was a marathon competition couple...

Fun fact: there was a marathon competition couple of years ago on TopCoder (www.topcoder.com) to extract Steganography information from an image. Mine was not the best, but still was able to extract...
Forum: Worldly Talk Apr 2 '12, 3:16pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,039
Posted By Grisha
CO2 levels rise at 2.2% per year for the past...

CO2 levels rise at 2.2% per year for the past decades: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_dioxide_in_Earth%27s_atmosphere

To achieve 300% level of CO2 it will take ln(3)/ln(1.022) = 50 years.
So...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 28 '12, 12:33pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,039
Posted By Grisha
It actually was brought up before in this thread,...

It actually was brought up before in this thread, this link specifically: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_radiation_management
There are some concerns about dimming:
- it's a geo-engineering...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 26 '12, 9:41am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By Grisha
Eagerly waiting for the footage :)

Eagerly waiting for the footage :)
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 24 '12, 10:04pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,013
Posted By Grisha
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17498382

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17498382
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 23 '12, 4:53pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,039
Posted By Grisha
There are pilot projects for removing CO2 from...

There are pilot projects for removing CO2 from atmosphere, but their environmental cost is great: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_fertilization
There are pilot projects to slower warming by...
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