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Toyota Demonstrates Brain Control of Wheelchair

Cyrcyr Here they are.. (107 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new brain controlling wheelchair overlords.

more than 5 years ago
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Pirate Bay Trial Ends In Jail Sentences

Cyrcyr Re:Let me be the first one to say it ... (1870 comments)

There is a valid point in here somewhere. The reason The Pirate Bay is popular is because it "hosts" a lot of copyrighted material. If this was a pool for freeware it would not be as popular, and thus alot harder to actually keep (financially) up. So in a way, even though I don't like it, I can see how the verdict makes sense.

more than 5 years ago
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James Bond Villain Data Center

Cyrcyr Link to their website (103 comments)

.. filled with pretty pictures. http://www.bahnhof.se/pionen/gallery/ We're using this hall since a few months back now. They're very solid, good setup. Very futuristic entrances (sliding doors and the whole shebang).

more than 5 years ago
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Emulation Explosion On the PS3 Via Linux

Cyrcyr Re:No (425 comments)

Except that is not at all what he's saying.

as almost every other console, ps3 are sold at a loss. maybe the ps3 as ecosystem has made a lot of money to sony, but only when factoring in the extra pricey developer kit, game signature fees, and royalty on each game sale.

Game consoles today are selling at a loss BECAUSE the margin per sold game/peripheral is enough to keep them afloat. Technically it makes sense too. Put more money into developing a solid platform and let the content bring in the money for a longer time than if the platform would be lesser than it is.

more than 5 years ago
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Emulation Explosion On the PS3 Via Linux

Cyrcyr Re:No (425 comments)

Not sure what your point is, but it is the "ecosystem" that is making money. If you sell something at a loss, but make more money on peripherals, you're still making money.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Doctors Hate Science

Cyrcyr Re:Politics of health care (1064 comments)

Except the long term effect of stuffing down random stuff into your system.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Doctors Hate Science

Cyrcyr Re:Politics of health care (1064 comments)

1) Only go to doctors that will act like they are 100 percent sure they know what is going on and what is the best treatment for you, whether or not they have any doubts.

I do respect the fact that doctors can't be 100% certain of things, but prescribing medicines that they know might not work sounds like VERY risky business, irregardless whether the side effects are generally safe.

What I'm against isn't imperfect doctors, it's giving away meds that even they are not sure if they work.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Doctors Hate Science

Cyrcyr Re:Politics of health care (1064 comments)

As you could guess, my thoughts were 2 and 3. But you, likely, know quite a few people, who would think 1 — and, maybe, 2 as well, but angrily.

I don't know about you, but I go to doctor's because they know alot more about something I need than I do myself. If a doctor told me to buy some prescription drug to "see if it helps", I would get pretty pissed and look at switching doctors. I'm not beyond reporting them either, depending on the situation. I have a very healthy respect for doctors, but pawning medicine that _might/maybe/possibly_ helps is just moronic. I can do that without the help of a doctor. Your reasoning is odd in three ways;

1. You're clearly very anti-government provided healthcare, so mixing comments like

Nobody is happy and we may end up with something worse (like government-provided health care), just because it will be different ("Change" is good, right?).

and

Crap, this is an outrage! When are we going to have free health care â" and free medicines? Maybe, Obama will deliver on this.

just makes you look like a sore loser.

2. Assuming that a drug doesn't work because you took half the dose will probably lead the doctor to say: "It didn't work because you took half the dose, duh."

3. Assuming that a drug is good because it is sold.

As you could guess, I'm not convinced.

more than 5 years ago
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Pirate Bay Operators Stand Trial On Monday

Cyrcyr Re:Good than (664 comments)

True, but that's equally true for for the weapons industry.

more than 5 years ago
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Chrome On the Way For Mac and Linux

Cyrcyr Re:Why is it taking so long? (308 comments)

Citation, please.

This is from a guy who calls himself Anonymous Coward, a well known user on Slashdot:

Then they had the nerve to deny it, even when anybody who looked at the source code immediately after initial release could see the truth of the matter.

more than 5 years ago
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USPS Server Meltdown

Cyrcyr Re:Crashing Web store applications? (238 comments)

There is almost no end to how true parent is. I was tasked by a friend to find a solid, open source webshop for him (a startup clothing business), and while (admittedly lazy) browsing around, I found that osCommerce was well used so I assumed this was a good idea, and recommended it to him. Not a day later he called me up again to help him out with adding a few plugins (very simple things as well, and also quite popular). I assumed this was because he didn't know php very well, so I said sure, but when I started going through the plugins, how to implement them, I realized how horribly they clash with eachother, and how extremely unmodular the whole software is. The original code is a mess, and any attempt to make it modular has made it an even bigger pile of spaghetti than it originally was. A good example of this is how the plugins are documented; "Add between "IF" on line x and ". I'm amazed it's popular at all. Now, I realize there are alot of good open source applications out there, and I've had the pleasure to being a part of a few really well written pieces as well, but am I the only one who thinks that alot of popular open source projects are stinking piles of crap? Another good example of this is phpBB, suffering from the exact same issues as osCommerce; very poor modularity and messy code. I'm a strong supporter of open source, but one has to realize that just because a project is open source, and has alot of users and contributors, this does in no way ensure that it is well written.

more than 5 years ago
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Is There a Cyberwar, and Is the US Losing It?

Cyrcyr Re:Cyberwar? (320 comments)

Having some experience in hush-hush networks, the situations where a user actually CAN screw up are next to nothing. Even highly trained personnel screw up, and policies are made to prevent even accidental screwups. So yes; that is how it is supposed to work, and DOES work.

more than 5 years ago
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Gaming In Sweden Bigger Than Football and Hockey

Cyrcyr Re:Seen it coming (252 comments)

Association. Assoc. 'Soc. Soccer. Tadaaa. :)

about 6 years ago
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Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer

Cyrcyr Re:I'm amazed (857 comments)

Then you're the slow one! :P

about 6 years ago

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