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Sven Groot Sven Groot Don't worry... I'm a doctor.
  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , ScanIAm wrote

    Nobody is saying that, either.  If it takes 5 hours in line to ride Space Mountain, then it should take everyone 5 hours.  If you don't want to wait for that ride, go to universal and ride the Hulk instead.  But allowing people to pay for priority means that in 10 years, only the wealthy can look back on their great experiences on Space Mountain.  The poor could never wait long enough.  It's intrinsically not fair.

    Wait, sorry to derail the thread, but is that really how fast pass tickets work in the US? My only experience with them is at Tokyo Disney Sea, where they are free. Fast passes are given out in limited numbers for specific time slots. So at the start of the day, you go to each ride and get a pass which tells you between which times you can get fast entry to the ride. The only thing you need to do in order to get fast passes is get up early enough (because for the really popular rides, they will run out fairly quickly). You don't need to pay for them.

  • Finally ordered my Surface Pro 3

    The fan is a little bit noisy but only when the system is under a lot of stress. During normal use, the fan rarely comes on for me. If you're installing stuff, yeah, it'll come on and make some noise.

    I have an i7 myself. I'm typing this post on it, actually, I love my SP3. :)

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , kettch wrote

    (net neutrality) == (screw Comcast) == (sounds good to me)

    As someone who was recently forced to switch to Comcast (because I moved and was unable to keep my Frontier FiOS at the new address), screwing Comcast sounds like a pretty worthy goal to me. They SERIOUSLY suck, hard.

  • Bill Gates at the House of Lords (London)

    , Proton2 wrote

    @Sven Groot:When you did you research, did you go to SkepticalScience ? because that is a propaganda website .

    No, I read actual scientific papers, and checked claims from both sides. I then traced claims back to their source as much as I could. I found that there was overwhelming scientific evidence to support climate change, and that man is responsible for it. The only issue up for debate is how much effect we've had, not if we've had any.

    I found that with many of the largest opponents of climate change, like Monkton, there is a very large discrepancy between what they are trying to say and what the sources they are using were trying to say, or that they combine data from different sources in ways that are not valid. They either don't understand the sources they are reading, didn't read them thoroughly, or are deliberately misrepresenting them.

    Not that that doesn't happen on both sides, mind you. I just haven't found a single person arguing wholly against climate change that wasn't doing so, and Monkton is probably one of the worst offenders from what I remember. The fact that you hold him in such high regard tells me that you have not done any in-depth research into how he arrived at his claims.

    Also, when you did your research, did you go to WattsUpWithThat? Because that is a propaganda website.

    (See how effective such a statement is at arguing against someone's position? Yep, it's not, at all.)

  • Bill Gates at the House of Lords (London)

    , Proton2 wrote

    *snip*When I began my research into climate science, I found the same ad hominem attack against Lord Monckton of Brenchley  as what some of you are doing here right now. I believed the nonsense against this man at first. I have since learned that this man is an honorable man and conducts himself in the scientific method and you people should be ashamed at what you are doing.

    Interesting, because when I did my research into climate science I found that Monckton consistently misrepresents his sources. If you look at where he's getting his information from, you'll find that he often draws conclusions from papers that those papers themselves do not support, or that he combines data from different sources in ways they were not intended. He is a classic example of starting with a conclusion and cherry picking evidence to fit your conclusion.

    I couldn't care less about whether he's a lord or not, or what he may or may not have done. All I care about is that he is either not capable of reading his own sources, or deliberately trying to deceive his audience.


    , Proton2 wrote


    The US probably has the best health care in the world. To bad it is trying to be "socialized".

    By law, I can not pay for health care in Canada, no matter how wealthy I might be.

    Uhm, no, the US is actually 37th. Behind Canada. And the UK. And the Netherlands. And Japan. And a whole load of other countries with socialized health care.

  • Microsoft Watch

    @Dr Herbie: I don't know, if I have to pick between a jetpack or transporters, I pick the latter. :D

  • ASP.NET templating system

    Or,  you know, you could use Razor:

    @Name for only @Price.ToString("c")
    <br />
    <a href="details.aspx?id=@ProductID">See Details</a>
    <br />
    <br />

    This has been available with ASP.NET MVC since 2010, so I don't think your syntax really offers that much new.

    Additionally, instead of using ToString, you can customize the way Price should be formatted in the Model.

  • RANT: XML - programmers that do not follow the standard

    Even if you write code using XmlReader, it's unfortunately very easy to accidentally end up with code that depends on there being at least some whitespace in the file if that's all you tested with. It's happened to me.

    Usually if you load the whole document with XmlDocument or XDocument this won't happen, but if you manually code a loop with XmlReader it's surprisingly easy to make that mistake with a single Read call too many somewhere that works as long as it has whitespace to skip over.

  • Windows 10 Preview (Download Link - 1st Oct )

    My favorite new feature is that when you use remote desktop, the RDP session will use the DPI settings of the client. So no more tiny UI when I RDP from my 120 DPI laptop to my 96 DPI desktop! :)