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Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

Dins Headline misleading (126 comments)

I wouldn't say he "joined the fight" against patent trolls. He was sued by one and decided to very loudly and publicly fight it - in part so other podcasts aren't put out of buisness. Hence the Fund Anything campaign etc. I listen to his show often, and it's a constant topic.

More power to him!

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?

Dins Re:Don't go to college, it's clearly not for you (384 comments)

I think the GP's point was that if it's taking him twice as long to take tests, when he has to apply the information in a real-world setting (i.e. a job) he's probably also going to be slow. Perhaps unacceptably, depending on the job and the employer.

But that doesn't mean he shouldn't be able to get a degree and still apply it with the right job and employer. Good that he's trying to better himself at any rate.

about 3 months ago

The Quietest Place On Earth Will Cause You To Hallucinate In 45 Minutes

Dins Re:Try a sensory deprivation tank (332 comments)

If you were in there for a week, what did you eat and drink and how did that all work? I'd probably do something like that too for the right sum of money. Unfortunately the right sum of money for me would probably be orders of magnitude more than they'd be willing to pay...

about 5 months ago

Microsoft Kills Stack Ranking

Dins Re:The old Chair-man is gone (204 comments)

Knowing Microsoft, they'll probably skip 3.11 and jump straight to Microsoft ME.

about 5 months ago

The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority

Dins Re:No worries (195 comments)

Have you never played Angry Birds?

about 5 months ago

Why Bitcoin Boomed During the Government Shutdown

Dins Re:Derp (282 comments)

How much debt is too much? 17 Trillion? 20 Trillion? 50 Trillion? When does it stop? How much money do we continue to borrow from foreign creditors before we realize this model is NOT workable long-term? How much do we borrow before other countries refuse to lend any more to us?

Unless your plan is to significantly raise taxes. And if you think THAT won't have a negative impact on the world's economy, try it and see... Or maybe the plan is to collapse the entire system and start fresh with a new one in which the government provides for all, but that's not sustainable long-term either. Somebody has to pay for things. And if the people who normally work to pay for things realize that they don't really have to work and can just live off the government and thus decide to stop working, then what?

about 6 months ago

Why Bitcoin Boomed During the Government Shutdown

Dins Re:Derp (282 comments)

He meant $500B to pay the INTEREST on the debt. Not the entire debt itself. Point is, if we couldn't borrow more money, we would still have more than enough revenue to continue paying the interest on the debt and thus not default.

It's like having a $10,000 credit card limit that you've maxed out. You want to go buy a new TV with money you don't have, but the banks won't increase your credit limit. So you can't buy the TV, but you can still afford the $35/month minimum payment on your credit card so the banks don't come to repossess your shit. If we hadn't increased the debt limit, the US government would not have defaulted unless we deliberately decided to. Which would have been a very real possibility...

about 6 months ago

CCC Says Apple iPhone 5S TouchID Broken

Dins Re:Easy! (481 comments)

I was with you until you said "sheeple".

about 7 months ago

Valve Announces Family Sharing On Steam, Can Include Friends

Dins Re:Not family sharing, more like account borrowing (263 comments)

It would be a bit of a pain to manage, but seems better than this solution where letting someone borrow a game locks you out of every other game you own.

It doesn't, though. If you decide to play something, the friend gets kicked out or asked to buy the game. I actually RTFA (I know, I know...) and this is from it:

As the lender, you may always access and play your games at any time. If you decide to start playing when a friend is already playing one of your games, he/she will be given a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing.

about 7 months ago

Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

Dins Re:iPod Touches? (773 comments)

If they are going to update the iPod Touches, the announcment usually happens a few weeks later. Like UnknowingFool said, though, I'm not sure an update is warranted this time. They're probably trying to steer people to the 5C.

about 7 months ago

How To Foil NSA Sabotage: Use a Dead Man's Switch

Dins Re:exact dupe, and bad idea (259 comments)

Yes, but say there are only 30,000 people in the entire country who AREN'T being tracked, then "we don't search and store data on 10's of 1,000's of Americans" is true.

The converse statement is, "We DO search and store data on 329,970,000 Americans"...

about 7 months ago

NSA Foils Much Internet Encryption

Dins Re:Works for me (607 comments)

Dear America, The world does not belong to you. You have a pretty big country, to take care of, please mind your own business. We are sure Syrian will come to a solution by themselves, because you know, they are a sovereign country. Best regards, The rest of the World

Yeah. Thing is, the overwhelming majority of Americans agree. But Obama drew a line in the sand last year, and now we have to kill people in order to save face, you know......

about 7 months ago

Ballmer To Retire

Dins Re:Stock price... (633 comments)

That's got to be pretty humiliating. Announcing your retirement and the business world rejoices... Not that he doesn't deserve it.

about 8 months ago

Ballmer To Retire

Dins Stock price... (633 comments)

It will be interesting to see how this affects Microsoft's stock price

I would think it would have a positive affect on stock price...

about 8 months ago

Don't Fly During Ramadan

Dins Re:Umm... (1233 comments)

Umm, he was flying during the last week of ramadan? It's mentioned a couple times in TFA, which, contrary to the great /. tradition I did in fact read. And it was a good read, actually, but scary. This government is out of control.

about 8 months ago

Fukushima Actually "Much Worse" Than So Far Disclosed, Say Experts

Dins Re:level 1 to level 3 (274 comments)

In retrospect, my article is outdated. As cyfer2000 posted above while I was typing mine, Fukushima is WAY worse than that, and apparently getting worse by the day.

about 8 months ago


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