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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

Bender Unit 22 Excuse me (215 comments)

If I wanted to read about this shit, I would not come here.

about two weeks ago
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Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

Bender Unit 22 argh (54 comments)

There was more information in the the text describing the video than the content of the video itself.
Also it seemed that the "suit" was the worst place to see the fireworks.

It's the sort of thing people share on Facebook and I believe it was made for that purpose as it contained no information or explanation, was short and didn't require sound to watch(safe for work).

Thankfully YouTube DOES contain lots of interesting information from people around the world. Of course of varying quality.
Personally I enjoy watching videos related to different type of electronics and pinball machines, found some useful repair videos. (one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ). Also Conan has his "serious jibber jabber" that I found interesting( https://www.youtube.com/playli... )

about three weeks ago
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Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

Bender Unit 22 Of course (76 comments)

There are no such thing as privacy as long as you have a cell phone, use a credit card, drive a car with a license plate, anything related to a internet connection, your face visible in public places for cameras to track.
Hardly a surprise anymore.

about three weeks ago
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Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

Bender Unit 22 Discovery sucks ass (103 comments)

Ever since 2007 where they announced that hey decided to focus on "the people behind the technology, than the technology", they have been working hard to become nothing more than yet another "reality" show channel.
When I dropped cable tv 2 years ago, their transformation seemed to be complete and they had nothng but camera whores in their shows.

about a month ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

Bender Unit 22 Re:Wow (220 comments)

Yeah. Why don't they make up a design of their own for a change. :D

about a month ago
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Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

Bender Unit 22 About the bloom? (99 comments)

Are the bloom moving closer to Orlando?

about a month ago
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Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

Bender Unit 22 The arcade (171 comments)

As the arcades closed I thought that never again people would accept coin-op's.
But the Smurfberries in all their incarnations and the DLC's on PC clearly shows I was wrong. :)

about a month and a half ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Bender Unit 22 Ah the memories. (192 comments)

I had the 500 and got a 2000 later on. Installed a SCSI controller with 40 megabytes of disk space and a 8 megabyte RAM expansion card. Took forever to install all the memory chips in the card(62 or 72, cant remember if it had a parity bit).
Also had a vt200 terminal from work which i connected to the serial port so I could access the cmdline while someone was playing games. I guess it was most for show. :)

about 2 months ago
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Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

Bender Unit 22 Re: For those that don't know: (113 comments)

They have been sending them all over the world. Not everyone are used to that type of wording in English, they just see their domain name and something that looks like a bill.

about a month ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Bender Unit 22 Re:Freedom of Expression... (424 comments)

As a "former European" you should know how crazy it is to claim that Europe has some sort of common values.
There are no "European values". There's a bunch of countries with different values who happens to be in a trade union together.
It is only the politicians who have been lying about the EU and are trying to make it into United States of Europe who will claim we have a "united Europe" with the same values. Every single true European knows each country has it's own values.

about 2 months ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Bender Unit 22 Re:Let me guess (138 comments)

Yeah, that is pretty much how I view it too. I was thinking it seemed like they weren't really interested in South Park any more after they started doing broadway shows.

about 2 months ago
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Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

Bender Unit 22 Let me guess (138 comments)

They don't give a shit anymore.

about 2 months ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Bender Unit 22 Perhaps (502 comments)

I know that the headphone output on my new Lenovo laptop at work is horrible. No dynamic range and I am not that picky.

about 2 months ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

Bender Unit 22 Re: This and more (88 comments)

:)

about 2 months ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

Bender Unit 22 Re: This and more (88 comments)

Because for some reason people think I am interested in watching hours of videos of them going down a slope, riding a horse or pretending they are in Tour de France.
And they don't even bother to edit it down to a couple of minutes.
No, they have hours of footage showing off their below average skills.
I do like seeing bits of vacation videos but not really when it's just video selfies.

about 2 months ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

Bender Unit 22 Clever! (198 comments)

That is what Sasquatch wants you to believe by placing DNA from other sources!!!!
Now excuse me, I see I need to go out and spay those nasty chemtrails again. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?... )

about 3 months ago
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The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

Bender Unit 22 Re: Old games were more difficult (178 comments)

I bought the latest tomb raider. It was dumbed down so much it wasn't even fun to play.

about 3 months ago
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Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

Bender Unit 22 Re: They never answered the question... (137 comments)

Falling a sleep in the train on your way home is a good way to get your phone stolen, even here in Denmark.
I don't use public transportation now but when I did, I always slept most of the time and woke up just before my stop. Overslept once in 8 years. Now it is unsafe to sleep in the train and the advantage is gone.
I didn't have a smartphone then but I did have a discman, a laptop and later on different MP3 players. We also didn't have open borders all the way through Europe and all the "lovely" people removing the borders brought us.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

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Microsoft SkyDrive 'Confuses Naked With Nude', Ar

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "Microsoft has an image police — but an arrest they have made may be mistaken. A blogger using its SkyDrive cloud storage service says it froze his account when it confused a famous work of art with pornography.
This has happened for some time as this (German) article (German) shows.
A small gallery with examples (some NSFW)"

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Reviewers has no interest in usability

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "I am looking for a new TV so I have been spending some hours reading reviews and opinions on the internet on various models I am interested in buying. But there is one trend that is really annoying they all seem to be only interested in one thing, how good the picture looks and if it's a plasma how does it compare to the almighty Kuro that they all seem to adore. A few goes as far as describing the build quality of the remote but they all seem to spend page after page on the quality of the picture and nothing more. How come that no one seems interested in reviewing the stuff that bothers almost normal people? The ones that would like the picture to look fine but really wants to know if the daily use is smooth or a pain. Things like, can I choose seperate display format on each channel(4:3 16:9 etc) for those who does not send the right format signal or do I still have to manually change the display format for those channels that sends the signal in anamorphic format but the cable company does not add the 16:9 switch signal. Is it worth buying a magazine or are they no better? Or can I rearrange the digital channels to my preferred order. The latest 8000 series from Samsung can't according to many and I think that is really big flaw for a 4000$(local currency converted to $) TV that should be mentioned. For us European users at least the EU sites could spend a line or two to check if the Tele texthas a proper functional buffer(my last Sony had none). For the slightly more geeky they could check if and how does it work with 1:1 pixel mapping. I haven't been following the developments in TVs for a few years and I have spent one evening researching(googleing)3 TVs and have collected useful information than I can find reading a review online."
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German Employment Offices upgrades to Linux

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Bender Unit 22 writes "The German Federal Employment Office switching all of its 13,000 public internet information workstations from Windows NT to Linux. According to an announcement by Klaus Vitt, CIO for the BA, the switch to open source software will, "allow the BA to react with flexibility to new technological developments. In the future, a broad range of software will be available to the BA that it can use to access various internet media, and to ensure optimal internet communication for its clients.""
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Journals

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And the monkey boy danced

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Regarding this: Ballmer Suggests Linux Distros Will Soon Have to Pay Up

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And so the monkey boy danced, the dance he knew so well.
The dance he knew would please his master, and the onlookers would cheer.
But in the back of the room where the lights were dim, stood some unhappy souls.
They found no joy in seeing the monkey boy dance and their faces were filled with sadness.
The monkey boy saw their shadows, and knew what he had to do.
He danced harder and faster than ever before, and the crowd cheered for more.

Out by the curtain his master was standing with a smile on his face.
He found great joy in seeing the monkey boy dance, gathering ever more onlookers and angering
the sad souls in the dark.

(tbc)

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Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I finally found something else in my ear! AND!!! what's more important, I decided to change that logo thingy to the right of this journal entry

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Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in my Armpit One Midsummer Morning
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Oh frettled gruntbuggly thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.

Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.

And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with myblurglecruncheon, see if I don't!

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