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iRobot Introduces Morphing Blob Robot

Cheesetrap Re: Welcoming our new overlords (177 comments)

Not like you have a choice - they're training them to *squit* through the cracks in the blast doors, fer fack's sake! *facepalm*

*starts stocking up on Selley's No-More-Gaps(tm)*

more than 4 years ago
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Why Won't Apple Sell Your iTunes LPs?

Cheesetrap Re:LP? (306 comments)

I have an old manual typewriter that's virtually new in appearance. Wanna buy this old piece of ju.... er, fine piece of retro engineering? ;-)

Not unless it looks like this. :)

The steampunk thing is pretty cool IMO - maybe I should get a wood-panelled case... Yeah, then I'll get chicks, it's foolproof. ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Why Won't Apple Sell Your iTunes LPs?

Cheesetrap Re:LP? (306 comments)

> So on a scale of usefulness from "necessary for human survival"

Art is necessary for human survival.

...

the artwork from Electric Ladyland or The Wall or Bitches Brew

Are you mentioning anything yet that isn't easy for a 5-year old to find on Google? (see my OP)

I'm not sure what great DIFFERENCE in benefit you get from a mass-produced printout of this artwork, or a digital copy from a large company in this particular format, and what you can get from Google Image Search, The Pirate Bay, or any of the player-embedded information retrieval mechanisms I mentioned.

> WinAMP

So the digital age is for Windows and Slashdot blah blah blah

I mention two programs, one designed for windows and one not, and you disregard 50% of what I posted to try and make some point? Intellectual honesty please; this is the internets, good sir!

We can throw all that stuff out as long as we rip a copy of the audio for fucking WinAMP.

Lame.

So. All I have been able to discern with any level of clarity is that you have some beef with WinAMP's LAME(tm) encoder.

And now I'll take my ball and slowly back off your lawn. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Why Won't Apple Sell Your iTunes LPs?

Cheesetrap Re:LP? (306 comments)

Oh, and in case anyone was wondering, what they're calling an 'LP' is essentially a DVD-style menu for your album. With pics, lyrics and bio - you know, the kind of stuff any 5-year-old can get from google or can be auto-loaded by many modern music players (WinAMP, Amarok, take your pick).

So on a scale of usefulness from "necessary for human survival" to "would rather have my balls in a vise", it scores about a "meh".

more than 4 years ago
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Why Won't Apple Sell Your iTunes LPs?

Cheesetrap Re:LP? (306 comments)

It's part of that retro-is-new thing, all the kids are doing it, it's alltuhh-9ytujhff all the rage (sorry, electric typewriter keys got stuck - one of the hazards of being cool).

more than 4 years ago
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Sky Watchers Want Recognized a Newly Described Type of Cloud

Cheesetrap Do they have... (166 comments)

Do they have the one that looks like a whale? :D

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P.S: Try to resist the urge to respond to this with yo-mama jokes ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Will Books Be Napsterized?

Cheesetrap Re:Already happened (350 comments)

if you can dig up anyone that was born in Colonial America

That sounds like a wager! *grabs shovel* :D

more than 4 years ago
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Will Books Be Napsterized?

Cheesetrap Re:Already happened (350 comments)

Wow - mark this moment; we'll probably never again see a post with this much keyword+link density that isn't spruiking v1agr4.

I really think line breaks could have been your friend here... O.o But thanks all the same. :)

more than 4 years ago
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Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?

Cheesetrap Re:Their site... (454 comments)

Why is this illegal? Why is this any different than a commercial

Or, perhaps more specifically, how does it differ from the 'testimonials' included on many corporate sites?

Simple answer is, no-one expects advertisements or featured endorsements in a company's literature to be unbiased. It becomes misleading if biased coverage is presented in such a way as to lead a reasonable person to think that what they're reading is balanced review.

more than 4 years ago
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Porn Surfing Rampant at US Science Foundation

Cheesetrap Re:bad idea... (504 comments)

Psych issues cause problems with porn

Huh? But crazy chicks are hot! :D

Err, when you retain the ability to switch them off.

more than 4 years ago
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Porn Surfing Rampant at US Science Foundation

Cheesetrap Re:bad idea... (504 comments)

Maybe he was beating off shitless? No Jappy niche porn or 2g1c then... ;)

Damn, I haven't posted all week and I break lurkrank for this kind of post.. the interwebs has corrupted me. :/

more than 4 years ago
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Children's Watch Allows Parents To Track Their Kid

Cheesetrap Re:Kid won't know what to do when an adult (607 comments)

Don't do that. You'll only make them stronger...

Do you always stop reading halfway through a post? :p

Take your Ritalin, dude :)

more than 4 years ago
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Children's Watch Allows Parents To Track Their Kid

Cheesetrap Re:We never needed them before (607 comments)

You're right, of course. While we're on this line of reasoning, let's also stop using the following:

  • Modern medical intervention: Ultrasounds

Probably give you cancer...

delivery rooms

Often disregard centuries of midwifery and basic ideas such as beneficial use of birthing baths and gravity...

c-sections

Have been shown to be over-prescribed and the associated dangers minimised so that many mothers do not give informed consent...

disinfectants

Irresponsible overuse of which has helped give us superbugs, whereas just training people to wash their hands with soap and water more often would have worked just as well. Oh, and probably cause cancer...

medicine

Millions of kids on expensive anti-psychotics for run-of-the-mill running-around-like-a-kid activity, not to mention the trillions of dollars spent on the unregulated, so-called 'herbal' side of big pharma, making expensive pee for hundreds of millions of people every day... Not what I'd call progress, oh, and of course probably cause cancer :P

thermometers

Doesn't take a genius with equipment to work out if someone's hot or not. We have heat receptors in our skin... Oh, and if you break them, they can cause cancer...

disinfectants

See?? Overuse! :P

Automobiles

Should be eliminated. Personal, autonomous (in other words, easily crashable) transport vehicles are illogical in a day and age when we could have a top-notch public transportation system in every city; or it could still use private vehicles but utilize something like compressed air engines (needs electricity but this at least consolidates the fuel issue at the power plant, instead of having a billion separate pollution points you can have just a few thousand, and convert those to non-polluting sources); and between every city maglev can do the job... But I digress..

Diapers

Disposable nappies are a huge problem in landfill - we would be hugely better off if people stuck with reusable ones. Also less chance of things like allergic reactions (or cancer!!) from the plastics involved, and much cheaper too.

Books

The paper comes from trees and needs to be bleached, the bleach runoff gets into the waterways, and gives you cancer.

Any footwear or clothing technology invented in the last 200 years

What, are you kidding? Ruffles are BACK dude! :D

With a little trust and good parenting, ALL of these items are unncessary ... until you need them.

Or until you get cancer.

more than 3 years ago
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Children's Watch Allows Parents To Track Their Kid

Cheesetrap Re:So, Dr Elliott, (607 comments)

Dismemberment is just too messy.

You forgot to add the bit at the end, "I am available for children's parties, by the way!"

more than 3 years ago
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Children's Watch Allows Parents To Track Their Kid

Cheesetrap Re:Kid won't know what to do when an adult (607 comments)

Exactly. As a parallel, every time I hear someone say "Derpy-derp derrr.. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger...", it gives me an overwhelming urge to snap their spine. By their logic, I'm turning them into fricken superman!

Oh, and I think I'd invest the several hundred dollars in some judo lessons instead. When my kid's 6 he/she will be able to kill you with a toenail.

more than 3 years ago
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Shadowed Lunar Craters May Be Coldest Spot In the Solar System

Cheesetrap Re:You mean "Coldest Naturally Occurring Spot" (108 comments)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/phenom-200801.html

The speed of light, as we've all heard, is a constant: 186,171 miles per second in a vacuum. But it is different in the real world, outside a vacuum; for instance, light not only bends but also slows ever so slightly when it passes through glass or water. Still, that's nothing compared with what happens when [Lene Vestergaard] Hau shines a laser beam of light into a Bose-Einstein condensate: it's like hurling a baseball into a pillow. "First, we got the speed down to that of a bicycle," Hau says. "Now it's at a crawl, and we can actually stop itâ"keep light bottled up entirely inside the BEC, look at it, play with it and then release it when we're ready."

O.O

Since my boggled eyes probably won't constitute a worthy post, I guess I should add this. :) (it's a tiny bit relevant lol)

more than 4 years ago
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Shadowed Lunar Craters May Be Coldest Spot In the Solar System

Cheesetrap Re:Sterling Engine! (108 comments)

Pluto isn't in the solar system anymore.

I wouldn't hang around if people were disrespecting me either.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of US Export Rules

Cheesetrap Re:Oblig xkcd... (127 comments)

I guess you're trying to call them thieving BAEStards? :P

Seriously though, some purists would argue that since software is in fact just a form of maths in a usable form, it cannot be truly 'created', only discovered.

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla Firefox Not In Violation of US Export Rules

Cheesetrap Re:This is a common problem for OSS (127 comments)

I could maybe understand this law making sense in the cold war era, and/or as it relates to hardware crypto, but it seems pretty irrelevant and ignorant for them to try and restrict the exchange of digital informa-- I'm sorry, for a second there I was thinking that politicians and legislators actually had a grasp on reality, please excuse my momentary lapse.

more than 4 years ago

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