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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

Algae_94 Re:The Economist (277 comments)

You can wipe your ass with paper copies. Rip the pages out and cover the walls and windows of your house. Make paper mache with it. Cut up the headlines to make an old fashioned ransom note. Plenty of advantages to paper.

yesterday
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Algae_94 Re:Parents fault (350 comments)

I think you're just a terrible person. Shutting out your parents from interacting with their grandchildren because they criticized you. What a rational response. I would think most children would be very understanding in comparison to you.

yesterday
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

Algae_94 Re:Longevity of the guns (630 comments)

I don't have much to say about the projectiles failing, but what is shown falling away from the projectile in the video is a sabot. It is used to launch projectiles that don't mate perfectly with the barrel.

about a week ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

Algae_94 Re:100 watts?! (208 comments)

Fair enough. There definitely are connectors that can pull a lot of juice. I'm curious to know what USB devices will be using 100W in the future.

about two weeks ago
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USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

Algae_94 Re:100 watts?! (208 comments)

Did you see the gauge of wires attached to that connector? Here's the harness. Notice the description of 12 gauge wires.

about two weeks ago
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UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

Algae_94 Re:It all winds up on a dinner table (188 comments)

I'm glad someone picked up on that quote. Deer in the US (and I believe Kangaroos in Australia) exist in massive quantities. Hunting deer for hundreds of years has yet to endanger their populations.

Another point I'd like to mention is that these land animals live their entire lives within the borders of a single country (unless they're right on the Canadian or Mexican borders). Hunting deer in America will have no effect on deer populations in Asia or anywhere else in the world. Wales are a migratory ocean species. Hunting those will have an effect on the quantity of whales that visit different countries territorial waters. That makes whale populations and policies that effect their populations a global issue.

about two weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Algae_94 Re:Don't blame others for user error. (394 comments)

I see, I'm picking up from the context that "English" in your comment means "Douche".

I think I know the context of my own comment. Good job trying to tell me what I'm saying though.

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Algae_94 Re:Don't blame others for user error. (394 comments)

For a car to have no gears, the drive shaft directly couples to the drive wheels. Even if there is only one gear ratio, the car has a gear that alters the output of the drive shaft before connecting to the drive wheels.

I could cobble together two different bicycles with a single speed. The gear ratio would vary enough that you would notice a huge difference in riding them. The inability to change the gear ratio does not mean that there is no gear ratio involved.

about three weeks ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Algae_94 Re:Don't blame others for user error. (394 comments)

It has one gear. Which makes the idea of shifting gears stupid, which brings us back to the idea that heel toeing is useless in a Tesla Model S.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Bans Drones not Guns. (397 comments)

I was going with a worst case scenario where a hunter takes more than one shot to get a large animal with an estimate of about $1 a round. My point being that it is very much cost effective to hunt wild game for meat.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Sadistic (397 comments)

Nobody in the US hunts because they are doing so for food. They have all the food they need from other sources. They are hunting almost exclusively for entertainment. If you want to kill animals for food, go work on a farm. Work in a slaughterhouse. I raise chickens myself. The "we're hunting for food" explanation is nothing more than a disingenuous justification. If you like to kill animals because it gives you a thrill then own that opinion. Don't think for a moment that the rest of us are so stupid that we cannot understand what is going on. There are several perfectly legitimate reasons to hunt but most of it is done purely for amusement.

Why don't you go spend some time in some villages in Alaska like Bethel or Barrow and then tell me that they have all the food they need from other sources. Everything they consume is either flown or barged in at outrageously high prices, or they get it by hunting and fishing. There are no farms there. The growing season is extremely short and the Tundra doesn't support too much variety of plant life.

Then you can have an informed discussion about how much hunting is done by people that actually need to do it to live.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Sadistic (397 comments)

You are specifically talking about the 'Great White Hunter' travelling the world bagging trophy animals where ever he can. Sure he's real, but he is a tiny tiny fraction of all the people that go hunting. Focusing on this sort of hunter to try and stain and discredit the activity of hunting is disingenuous. It also is clearly seen through by all the people that aren't on either extreme of the debate as a scare tactic.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Hunting is not humane (397 comments)

I might actually give a shit what you have to say if you would actually come out and admit that you and most other hunters go hunting purely for amusement.

Translation: I might actually give a shit about what you say if you'll completely agree with all the points I'm trying to make.

Fuck off dude.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Fine! (397 comments)

I have no problem with hunting if its to eat. When was the last time thought "Mmmm, how about boiled bear for dinner?". Most hunters kill for the sake of it. They're just borderline psychopaths and would probably kill a human for a laugh if they could get away with it.

This is complete bullshit. You have no idea what any statistics on hunters and their use of the game they get are. Cite something if you think otherwise, but these sort of generalizations make people not want to talk to you about a subject.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Whats the poing of hunting as a sport? (397 comments)

You've made a logical fallacy. Hunting != pointless killing. Many people have clear benefits from hunting in the form of food for their family. Unless of course you are a Vegan, then you clearly think that people in Alaska can clearly grow enough tasty veggies to feed themselves through months of harsh winter and you would be wrong.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Whats the poing of hunting as a sport? (397 comments)

How is shooting something from hundreds of feet away with a high powered rifle any kind of sport? And now drones? FFS , why not just nuke the whole fucking forest then Billy Bob Smalldick can claim he's killed everything and act the hero to all the toothless hags that inhabit the trailers in the area!

This article is about Alaska, not the hills of Appalachia. There are no trailers in the area full of toothless hags. There are areas with no human settlements within days on foot. If you want to know what the sport is with shooting an animal from hundreds of feet away, just imagine what you would do with a 1000 pound moose carcass in the middle of no where. Here's a hint, you aren't going to be carrying it out on your back, and every hour you spend with that carcass is an hour closer a hungry brown bear is to jumping out of the brush at you. Not exactly the same as killing Bambi and tossing it on the roof of your car.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re: Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

I'd love to see this hammer approach of yours with a gut shot moose or bear. How about a mountain sheep, are you seriously going to beat it's head in? They do that to each other with no effect.

about three weeks ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

Algae_94 Re:Bans Drones not Guns. (397 comments)

Stick to things you know about. It takes a few dollars worth of ammo to take down an animal. Subsistence hunters in Alaska pay no fees, and the animals they hunt are large (think moose, caribou, bear, etc.) and are well worth a few bucks in ammo.

about three weeks ago
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DirectX 12 Promises Lower-level Hardware Access On Multiple Platforms

Algae_94 Re:Let me guess... (107 comments)

I'd appreciate it if you stop making claims for an entire group of people. I have no problems with Win8 and happily use it.

about a month ago

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