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Onion Story Gets Blown Out of Proportion

BoppreH People are afraid of real zombies? (641 comments)

I'm not sure I'm watching the right video. The one I saw is a congressmen reading a bill about response to *zombie* threats.

"Flesh eating," "airborne infection," "urban outbreak."

Please tell me I watched the wrong video.

more than 4 years ago

Automated Language Deciphering By Computer AI

BoppreH Next step: (109 comments)

Voynich manuscript!

If only we could find a language that is similar enough...

more than 4 years ago

FBI Failed To Break Encryption of Hard Drives

BoppreH Re:Wrong dictionary. (486 comments)

That would be "GOOOOOOL."

"Golo" is the European Portuguese for the Brazilian Portuguese word "Gol."

Color, colour.

more than 4 years ago

TACO Extension for Firefox Forked After Proprietary Update

BoppreH Forked After Proprietary Update? (139 comments)

I thought it was forked only because of the bloatware, not the license as the headline suggests ("meaningful headline in slashdot", etc etc).

Actually, the fork's author only mention about the license in his blog post was:

This classic version didn’t have much to it, and what’s more it was licensed under the Apache 2.0 License. Fork’s Away!

If I read that correctly, he seemed happy about the license only because it allowed him to fork it.

more than 4 years ago

Flock Switches To Chromium For New Beta

BoppreH Re:No more Fireflock. What next? (154 comments)

I have installed Chrome on my parent's computers. I myself use Chrome, even though I love Firefox's extensions.

The single reason for my switch: PERFORMANCE

Firefox takes many seconds to start (I have four extensions) and even scrolling seems slow. Want to zoom in a page? Go make yourself some coffee while you wait. And then comes the nasty Flash game that crashes or slows down the whole browser. Chrome seems to render pages at a fraction of the time and it takes a lot more open tabs to slow it down (hehe.)

more than 4 years ago

Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate

BoppreH Not original... (126 comments)

Years ago, in Brazil, restaurants all over were sportings signs that read something along the lines of

Leftovers will be charged R$ 3,00

With the actual value varying, but ranging from 10% to 30% of the total amount.

This was illegal, but the owners a) didn't seem to care about the legal status and b) didn't actually enforce the rule.

In the end, those signs served as a harsh and unpopular (among the clients) reminder of not putting more on your plate than you can eat. Good intentions, bad execution.

more than 4 years ago

HTML5 vs. Flash — the Case For Flash

BoppreH Re:maybe but,, (510 comments)

Ok, but I won't wait. Call me when it's on par and I'll happily switch.

more than 4 years ago

Linux Users Donate Twice As Much As Windows Users, On Average

BoppreH Not completely explained (145 comments)

After the purchase, I was asked which platforms I use. I ticked the Windows and Linux checkboxes.

How does this get translated to the graphs? Do they count my donation twice, one for Windows and other for Linux?

more than 4 years ago

Estimating Game Piracy More Accurately

BoppreH Re:Piracy is unimportant. Is rocks juice. (459 comments)

I'm a college student that doesn't even have a full time job. I live in a third world country, making any amount in dollars almost twice as expensive for me. The only money I have in my PayPal account is from a single freelancer work I did some weeks ago. I don't remember ever paying for a PC game.

Yet I bought the bundle for $ 15.00.

Cheap? Yes, but I wouldn't have paid nothing otherwise. Am I the exception? I don't think so.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook's "Evil Interfaces"

BoppreH Re:evil interfaces (244 comments)

If I had to take a guess, I would say it's because of the infamous "mailto:" default behavior.

more than 4 years ago

The World's First Full Face Transplant

BoppreH Re:Now it's a medical procedure... (193 comments)

jungle compounds down in Brazil

+3 Interesting? What, do you think this is the Lost island and we are stuck in the 16th century?

more than 3 years ago

Lego Robot Plays Tetris

BoppreH Re:Next Physical Tetris? (94 comments)

Well, one could use smooth-surface pieces around the Tetris blocks and there would be a hole in the wall at the level of the first block, so a mechanical arm could push the blocks on that line out of field. But that would require something else to hold the blocks together during the fall...

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Quickly Revises "Sexting" Ad For Kin Phone

BoppreH He was showing his HEART (298 comments)

Am I the only who thought he was showing his HEART, not his "boobs"?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Mice Made in Chinese Youth Sweatshops?

BoppreH Re:66 cent compared to what? (481 comments)

Big macs are fancy food at most third world countries. You can eat a good meal at a good restaurant for the same price.

more than 4 years ago

Fine Print Says Game Store Owns Your Soul

BoppreH Re:Opt-out box? (262 comments)

I went there myself to find this out: GameStation Terms and Conditions

By placing an order via this web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from or one of its duly authorised minions. We reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction. Click here to nulify your soul transfer.

The link leads to an "April Fools, congratulations on being so vigilant!" page.

more than 4 years ago

Fine Print Says Game Store Owns Your Soul

BoppreH Opt-out box? (262 comments)

If the clause was on the terms and conditions, where was this "opt-out box"? Maybe it was just a checkbox (as in "send me the newsletter"), not an actual terms and conditions clause?

more than 4 years ago

Genetic Disorder Removes Racial Bias and Social Fear

BoppreH Uncanny Valley (319 comments)

As a matter of curiosity, does it affect one's perception of the Uncanny Valley?

more than 4 years ago


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