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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Bradmont Re:Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra (465 comments)

In the computer dev context, I thought it might have meant breaking/deleting/shttuing off their development environments/computers.

about three weeks ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

Bradmont Re:Star Trek covered this (914 comments)

This was also the first thing I thought of. While the summary crosses ethilcal lines with talk about virtually limitless sentences, I think this is a potentially *more* humane form of punishment than what we do now. Of course in the DS9 episode, it was unjustly administered and the virtual prision conditions were awful, but this sort of treatment could mitigate some of the reintegration problems that people coming out of prison experience. They could serve a 10 year sentence without missing 10 years of their family's life, of cultural advance, of lost wages, and so on.

about a month ago
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NSA Can Retrieve, Replay All Phone Calls From a Country From the Past 30 Days

Bradmont How? (320 comments)

So do they have the cooperation of the target country? Or have the infiltrated the entire communications infrastructure of the world? This is really creepy.

about a month ago
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Firefox OS Will Become the Mobile OS To Beat

Bradmont Re:Firefox OS is great... (205 comments)

Install Emacs. All you'll need then is a text editor.

about a month and a half ago
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Adobe's New Ebook DRM Will Leave Existing Users Out In the Cold Come July

Bradmont Re:*Shrug* (304 comments)

You can also get the paper books far cheaper if you buy them used. You can also sell them after you're done with them. It's called ownership, and it's becoming less and less accepted by the copyright industry.

about 3 months ago
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Startup Out of MIT Promises Digital Afterlife — Just Hand Over Your Data

Bradmont Re:Arnold Rimmer sir... (241 comments)

He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer
Without him life would be much grimmer...

about 3 months ago
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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

Bradmont Re:Canadian driving (723 comments)

No. My car is seven years old with 170 000km on it (a little over 100k miles), and we're on our 2 1/2th set of tires (long story why, but we wind up replacing 2 at a time). This is in a province where winter tires are required from December 15 to March 15.

about 3 months ago
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VC Likens Google Bus Backlash To Nazi Rampage

Bradmont Why do we pubslish these comments? (683 comments)

The man is obviously an idiot. Why do news sites carry these sorts of comments? If it weren't for the, "OMG LOOK WHAT THIS GUY SAID!!!" reactionary attention grab, these sorts of comments would get exactly the response they deserve: being ignored by everyone.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study

Bradmont Re:Unfortunately, More to Come (338 comments)

Unfortunately spaceface.com is already registered. Here I thought I had my one shot at making millions...

about 3 months ago
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Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

Bradmont Re:Get off my lawn? (459 comments)

I use capslock to switch keyboard layouts, as I need to regularly type in two different languages. It's quite handy for that.

about 3 months ago
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Building an Open Source Nest

Bradmont Re:The hard part (195 comments)

Don't forget a "humedify" button, which is integral in colder climates. When it's below -20C for weeks on end, the dryness is unbearable...

about 3 months ago
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Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

Bradmont Copyright implications? (301 comments)

So if the code is taken, used, and redistributed without acknowledgement, is that copyright abuse? I imagine tiny snippets would fall under fair use, but if a substantial block of code from, say, a GPLed project is reproduced without acknowledgement or attaching the license, what are the chances the filmmakers could be held liable?

about 3 months ago
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Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander

Bradmont Re:It's 2013 (125 comments)

Yea, like, couldn't they, like, just stick an iPhone on that thing, LOL?!?

about 4 months ago
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Owncloud 6 Brings Collaborative Open Document Format Editing to the Web

Bradmont Re:Dropbox drop-in replacement? (73 comments)

The significant differences would be:

1) it's open source, and
2) it's self hosted, so you don't have to trust Google with your data (but at the same time, you probably wont have the reliability that comes with trusting Google with your data).

about 4 months ago
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China's "Singles Day" Is the World's Biggest Online Shopping Blitz

Bradmont When is American Thanksgiving? (120 comments)

As a Canadian, I want to prepare for my online shopping discounts, but I can never remember when it is...

about 5 months ago
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5-Year Mission Continues After 45-Year Hiatus

Bradmont TAS (283 comments)

Didn't The Animated Series finish off the last two years of the five year mission? With the original cast and everything.

about 6 months ago
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Acer Officially Announces C720 Chromebook

Bradmont Re:Pretty darn useful little machines (115 comments)

Does netflix work when you have dev mode on? This is the main hesitation I have to setting crouton up on my wife's C7.

about 6 months ago
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BlackBerry Founders May Try To Take Over the Company

Bradmont Re:Lazaridis is insane (118 comments)

No, it's that he feels he hasn't finished beating the horse. It's not quite dead yet.

about 6 months ago
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Valve Announces Linux-Based SteamOS

Bradmont Re:What will this mean for Steam on other distros? (510 comments)

Many modern games are pretty enormous to install; often taking 5-10 gigs or more of hard drive space. In comparison, my entire / partition, including all* the software I have installed on my laptop (kernel, X, KDE, productivity software, web browsers, SQL servers, and thousands of other things), weighs in at 8.8gigs. In cases where a game absolutely requires a certain version of a library, it would be much more sensible to just statically complie them for distribution via steam. Maybe it would increase download sizes by 1%. Even if it cost an extra 10% (it wouldn't), making a consistently functional experience would be well worth it for Valve.

*except steam games, which are installed on a different partition

about 7 months ago

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