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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

Abstrackt Re:It's about time. (731 comments)

The chip and PIN cards come with a randomly generated PIN by default, you can change it at the branch though.

about 2 months ago

What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

Abstrackt Re:I'm in. (655 comments)

You can dry roast mealworms in your oven and pulverize them in a blender or spice grinder for a cheap protein powder. It adds kind of a nutty flavor to whatever you put it in.

about 9 months ago

Pitcher-Turned-Law Student On Cheating In Baseball

Abstrackt Re:Isn't that the point? (276 comments)

Stealing a base is more like taking your time when your opponent forgots to stop their clock in a game of speed chess. It's not cheating so much as taking advantage of inattentiveness.

about a year ago

Omnidirectional Treadmill: The Ultimate FPS Input Device?

Abstrackt Re:Dream on. (292 comments)

As long as no one looked at him they couldn't see him.

about a year ago

Book Review: To Save Everything, Click Here

Abstrackt Re:Whadda? (115 comments)

I mean... what the hell? Has anyone of /. readers seen a kitchen with lasers yet?

My infrared thermometer has a laser, does that count?

about a year ago

Laser Intended For Mars Used To Detect "Honey Laundering"

Abstrackt Re:Buy local honey (387 comments)

I just make mead for my local apiary and get honey by the bucket in exchange. That obviously won't work for everybody but it's worth a shot if you're feeling adventurous.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities?

Abstrackt Re:US University Education shocked me... (605 comments)

Please limit yourself to monosyllables if you intend to get your point across.

Your schools suck. You need to bitch to the guys in charge till they fix them.

about a year ago

Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers According To Report

Abstrackt Re:Great business model! (419 comments)

You're one of those people who thinks milk comes from a factory, aren't you?

about a year ago

Monsanto Takes Home $23m From Small Farmers According To Report

Abstrackt Re:What about the ACTUAL corn? (419 comments)

Saving seed for replanting is not standard farming practice.

I grew up on a farm and we always saved at least some portion of each year's crop to plant the following year; you're pissing your money away otherwise. I can introduce you to any number of grain, bean or vegetable farmers who will tell you they do the same. Granted, certain varieties from large scale breeders won't grow as well the second year for any number of reasons but seed saving is very much a standard practice.

about a year ago

Punkbuster Service Goes Down, Hundreds of Online Game Servers Affected

Abstrackt Re:Productivity skyrockets (74 comments)

Also, there are reports of pasty-faced nerds emerging from the basements of the homes of respectable older couples, looking dazed by the sunlight.

And if they see their shadows we get 6 more weeks of winter?

As a Canadian nerd, we should be so lucky!

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Do Most Programmers Understand the English Language?

Abstrackt Re:The standards are published in English (330 comments)

I still find discussing ideas in english a lot more painful than in my native language.

My native language is English and I find discussing ideas with my coworkers and boss painful too.

about a year ago

At my current place of employ, snacks are ...

Abstrackt Re:Free snacks are bad. BAD BAD bad. (172 comments)

character name is "Comic Book Guy"

His name is Jeff Albertson, you insensitive AC!

about a year ago

How Many Text Messages Do You Send a Day?

Abstrackt Re:Age Gap (217 comments)

Less than 10 a day? Slashdot users really are old.

Of course we don't text much, we're too busy telling people to get off our lawns!

about a year ago

Feedback On Simcity Gets User Banned From EA Forums

Abstrackt Re:I love the SimCity series (386 comments)

If you must play this game(and you don't) please pirate it. Please.

Personally, I think it sends a stronger message to tell the company "your product isn't even worth pirating" than to establish that there is in fact demand for it despite the issues.

about a year ago

WTO Approves Suspension of US Copyright in Antigua

Abstrackt Re:The USA (225 comments)

Unfortunately they misheard "suspend copyright" as "suspsend common sense" and thought it was a great idea.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Pay-as-You-Go Plan For Text and Voice Only?

Abstrackt Re:Small time providers (246 comments)

If you're looking for something that works (almost) everywhere in Canada check out 7-11. I have yet to end up somewhere there wasn't coverage; they use the Rogers towers. Unfortunately they don't offer unlimited voice, just data and texting. Our current plan is unlimited texting and 200 minutes of Canada-wide talk time for $25/mo.

about a year ago


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