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The Evolution of Diet

DogDude Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (279 comments)

You can, but its extremely difficult.

You just put less food into your mouth. Unless you're being force fed, it's not difficult at all.

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The Evolution of Diet

DogDude Re:Correlation Does Not Imply Causation (279 comments)

This is good, but it's not self-control.

No, in many cases, it's just self-control. In my case, it's self-control. Believe it or not, some people can *choose* what they shovel into their mouths...

yesterday
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Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million

DogDude Sad (58 comments)

I didn't know what Twitch was. Luckily, the NY Times had an informative article about it:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08...

Jesus Christ. Humanity is doomed.

2 days ago
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Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

DogDude Re:NT is best (190 comments)

I don't know anybody who pays his/her bills "writing and posting stories". I pay my bills by working in retail, and there are no real Linux options for decent point of sale systems. So yes, for "real work", I rely on Windows.

3 days ago
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Sources Say Amazon Will Soon Be Targeting Ads, a la Google AdWords

DogDude Amazon? Really? (83 comments)

From a privacy aspect, anybody shopping at Amazon already doesn't care about any kind of privacy.

From a business aspect, I'm shocked that they're not doing it already. They have more information about their customers than probably any single organization on the planet. Considering how badly they're bleeding cash, I'm wondering why they haven't been doing this all along.

4 days ago
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Major Delays, Revamped Beta For Credit-Card Consolidating Gadget Coin

DogDude Re:Won't work with new chips (78 comments)

No need to call us "monkeys", you douchebag, but I agree. I work behind a register, and I wouldn't take it. And yes, chip and pin will kill this, as well.

4 days ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

DogDude Re:Bitcoin credibility? (267 comments)

People value all kinds of different silly things. The article was implying that Bitcoin has some kind of widespread credibility, which is absurd.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

DogDude Bitcoin credibility? (267 comments)

Bitcoin has about as much credibility as Monopoly money in my mind. Asking if something can undermine the credibility of monopoly money doesn't really make any sense.

about two weeks ago
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

DogDude Re:So what? (193 comments)

What does "traction" matter? A good platform is a good platform, and WP is one of, if not the best platform out there right now. I don't understand why they'd use Android on their own phones. That doesn't make any sense.

about 2 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

DogDude Re:Good! (619 comments)

New taxes are never the solution. Ever.

It's good to know that you have a system as complicated as a country of hundreds of million people figured out with a single sentence. You should consider running for President. Sounds like Sarah Palin would be a perfect running mate for you!

about 2 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

DogDude Good! (619 comments)

Good!

a. Gas is much too cheap in the US.
b. We need a lot of infrastructure work.

Of course, I'm sure we could afford to pave all of our roads with gold, have diamond-studded bike lanes, and solid titanium sidewalks if we didn't spend half our budget on wars, but hey, I'm not holding my breath. There's not as much room for corruption in building roads in this country as there is building roads in some 3rd world country that we bombed into oblivion.

about 2 months ago
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New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally

DogDude Gimmick (243 comments)

Suspension on cars do this automatically, already. That's a big part of the reason we have suspensions on cars. I can't imagine there's that much of a benefit to counter the extra weight and complexity of the system.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

DogDude Re:I don't understand (516 comments)

Every decision that Microsoft makes affects nearly every human being in the modern world. Microsoft would not be the company they are today if they made changes with so little consideration.

it will not break any existing Windows functionality

You don't know that. There are much smarter people than you, at Microsoft, who know whether this statement is true or not.

about 3 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

DogDude Re:Low hanging fruit but where's the juice? (321 comments)

You have a gadget that pumps ads to you? That's horrible. I would never spend a penny on a device that required me to see advertisements. That's kinda' fucked up.

about 3 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

DogDude Re:Good. (222 comments)

I did. For about 30 seconds. There is no software that I need available on Linux.

about 3 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

DogDude Re:os agnostic (222 comments)

Then they can switch OS's at will.

Why?

about 3 months ago
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On MetaFilter Being Penalized By Google

DogDude Re:The root problem is... (108 comments)

That's irrelevant. ANY business that relies solely on another unaffiliated business is doomed to fail, eventually. That's Business 101 and has been true across every industry, since the birth of capitalism.

about 3 months ago

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Google going to paid-only product search

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 2 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Like the subject says: Google is moving to paid-only product search. It has always been free to submit items to Google, but that all changes this fall. Here's a blog post announcing the change from the Vice President of Product Management of Google Shopping"
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Google sends out barcodes to Favorite Places

DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DogDude (805747) writes "Google sent out approximately 100,000 barcodes to local businesses deemed "favorite places" based on their own criteria (http://www.google.com/help/maps/favoriteplaces/business/faq.html#biz-faq-decal). These barcodes are scannable by any smartphone, and provide all kinds of nifty information about the business. The business where I work got one, and we're wondering what we could and/or should do with the program from our end."
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DogDude DogDude writes  |  more than 7 years ago

DogDude writes "I own a brick-and-mortar retail store. We do a good volume of business, and we plan to start opening more locations soon. We've outgrown out current Point-of-Sale system (POS), and I'm shopping for a new one. There are plenty of good, mature, proprietary systems out there already. I'm looking for information on OSS POS systems that are also mature, stable, and well supported. It seems that most OSS POS projects are either tiny, relatively unsupported, and lacking many critical features, or they're so large and complex that they can only be implemented by a Fortune 500 company with a dedicated IT staff. I'm looking for something robust that will work out of the box, yet still scale appropriately for a mid-sized company. Suggestions?"

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