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Is Daylight Saving Time Bad For You?

Aphex Junkie Re:Yep (333 comments)

Your suggestion of moving to AZ may be problematic for non-white people.

more than 3 years ago
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Is Daylight Saving Time Bad For You?

Aphex Junkie Re:Natural Selection! (333 comments)

How about this modest proposal: let's grind up the "weak" and turn them into cat food! In fact, let's have sweeps on a yearly basis. This will finally solve our problems and allow humanity to advance to the next level. One may even go so far as calling it a.... final solution.

more than 3 years ago
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Wireless GeForce Graphics Card Announced

Aphex Junkie Unlicensed spectrum, eh? (202 comments)

What happens when EVERYONE gets one of these? A full speed 5ghz 802.11n link is already difficult to achieve in crowded/built up areas.

more than 3 years ago
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Getting Paid Fairly When Job Responsibilities Spiral?

Aphex Junkie Re:Welcome to the world... (495 comments)

He just kept talking in one long incredibly unbroken sentence moving from topic to topic so that no one had a chance to interrupt
it was really quite hypnotic

more than 4 years ago
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New Litigation Targets 20,000 BitTorrent-Using Downloaders

Aphex Junkie Re:"Sue fucking everyone" (949 comments)

Encryption only fixes third-party snooping/throttling.
Malicious peers can use encryption too :)

more than 4 years ago
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Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Ready For the Road

Aphex Junkie Re:Doesn't anyone realize that (355 comments)

Try not taking things so personally. I bet you're one of those people who, when asked to conserve energy, angrily turns off every single light in their house and pouts about how awful and stupid it is.

PS: I got rid of my car last year and it's been great

more than 4 years ago
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Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Ready For the Road

Aphex Junkie Re:Regarding massive land use changes (355 comments)

The amount of algae growth required for powering America's fleet of vehicles would cover every ocean and kill every single fish on the planet.

Land-based farms require pumping water, maintenance, energy, etc. If you build them in the desert, you suffer horrendous water losses. If you build them near the ocean, you encroach on livable and arable land.

more than 4 years ago
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Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Ready For the Road

Aphex Junkie Re:First (cheap gas?) (355 comments)

The price of gas is never going to be reasonable again. Maybe a few dips here and there, but nothing long-term and certainly nothing permanent. Don't bank on some miracle technology to bail you out -- this is a fundamental thermodynamics issue.

Go look up "peak oil"

more than 4 years ago
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Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Ready For the Road

Aphex Junkie Doesn't anyone realize that (355 comments)

Maybe the solution is to reduce the number of cars instead of trying to figure out a way to power them (in an unsustainable manner)

more than 4 years ago
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Xbox Live For Original Xbox Games Shutting Down

Aphex Junkie XLink Kai (307 comments)

Get XLink Kai, problem solved!
Supports original Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, and Gamecube.

It's free to use, and the source code is freely available:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XLink_Kai

more than 4 years ago
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Leaked Modern Warfare 2 Footage Causes Outrage

Aphex Junkie Re:Probably intentional. (543 comments)

...and that since video games are primarily played by children...

[citation needed]

you are completely wrong, by the way

more than 4 years ago
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Leaked Modern Warfare 2 Footage Causes Outrage

Aphex Junkie Re:Probably intentional. (543 comments)

Wow, are you assuming that anyone who criticises this game is a religious nut?

You fail at logic.

more than 4 years ago
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New Improvements On the Attacks On WPA/TKIP

Aphex Junkie Re:Does that mean... (166 comments)

If it takes you that long to break WEP, you're doing it wrong. Replay some packets to generate traffic and your IVs will reach ~20,000 within a couple of minutes. Then, the key cracking itself takes maybe 40 seconds.

more than 4 years ago
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Are Software Developers Naturally Weird?

Aphex Junkie Re:Still uncertain..... (579 comments)

All eggs are edible, you insensitive clod!

more than 4 years ago
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Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Aphex Junkie Re:Greentech! (552 comments)

Well, I don't hear any other message from any other environmental groups, so what am I supposed to believe?

Probably because you're intellectually lazy and don't bother looking for other environmental groups or doing some basic research about environmental issues. I guess the problem is that you absorb whatever "knowledge" is placed in front of you, without regard to its legitimacy or source.

more than 4 years ago
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Japan Plans $21B Space Power Plant

Aphex Junkie Re:Got any Gonads (550 comments)

An amorphous blob consisting of people who know basic physics, physics experts, knowledge gleaned from experiments, and people who observe things beyond the confines of this planet say you're absolutely wrong about everything you discuss on that "nasty little truths" page.

No ad-hominem here. Happy now?
Also, why do you need to know who he is or what he has done in order to defend your claim? It doesn't matter whether a world-renowned physicist or a schoolchild proves you wrong, as long as the rebuttal is based on facts.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Aphex Junkie Re:Greentech! (552 comments)

they still have the views I pointed out in my post, and are extremely loud and abrasive about them.

...

I agree with you entirely. Most environmentalists do not.

Greenpeace does not even come close to representing the views of "most environmentalists".

Like you said, they are loud and abrasive. So is the Westboro Baptist Church.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Aphex Junkie Re:Greentech! (552 comments)

You must have flunked basic English. Read that post again, paying careful attention to this part:
"...so they are grown for shipping and not nutrition, and then often picked unripe and gassed to give the appearance of freshness"
Shipping doesn't significantly affect nutritional value, but nutritional value is affected when crops are specifically grown for "durability" during shipping (rather than optimal nutritional value) and picked when not fully ripened (further reducing their already crippled nutritional value).

more than 4 years ago
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Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Aphex Junkie Re:It's not the business model that is broken. (552 comments)

The capitalist system IS the business model. There's no money to be made in basic research when you can sell shitty packaged "solutions" consisting mostly of off-the-shelf hardware.
An example: The Army uses mobile PCs with touchscreens that are given out to soldiers in the field. They're made by Toshiba, I believe. What do they run? Windows with some shitty full-screen GUI. Yes, they do crash. The defense budget takes the biggest chunk of the USA's budget. Even with all that money, they still get utter crap peddled to them by "system integrators". How can this be?

Business plan:
1. determine how to maximize profit no matter what
2. repeat indefinitely

more than 4 years ago
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Air Force & NASA Fire Off Green Rocket

Aphex Junkie Re:Aluminum powder is green? (157 comments)

Don't be obtuse.
Biodiesel is better because it does not release *extra* carbon into the air. The plant it came from sucked in existing atmospheric CO2, unlike petroleum-based fuels which release "new" (long-sequestered) CO2.
Also, no one believes that "clean coal" bullshit.

about 5 years ago

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