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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

Dracophile Re:Gun control however... (856 comments)

I dunno... maybe we're just generally not determined enough to go shooting the shit out of each other.

about a year ago

Stephen Hawking Warns Against Confining Ourselves To Earth

Dracophile Re: Earth isn't delicate, (414 comments)

I was about to say that we wouldn't live in space without a construction to sustain us, but then again, we could presumably "just as easily" build a construction to sustain us in an environment of poison flaming gas and ash.

about a year and a half ago

Helena Airport Manager Blocks TSA From Taking Full-Body Scanner

Dracophile Re:Think you may want to look at his logs (221 comments)

Why kill your self or debase your self on technology and procedures that are so randomly enforced, that it doesn't do any good anyways.

Because it's a fucking long drive from Sydney to Singapore or LA where my friends live?

about a year and a half ago

How Do You Spot a Genius?

Dracophile Re:Begs the question... SIGH (385 comments)

This is probably a battle we'll end up losing.

We certainly will if we don't fight it. I'm with ath0mic on this: keep calling them on it, especially if they don't care.

about 2 years ago

US House Science Committee Member: Evolution Is a Lie From Hell

Dracophile Re:we need a litmus test (1113 comments)

A peculiar typo, "athiest".

about 2 years ago

How Cosmological Supercomputers Evolve the Universe All Over Again

Dracophile Re:the simulation can never end (144 comments)

... which is provably the same as 42.

about 2 years ago

To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

Dracophile Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

And people who have to hold you skull together who otherwise wouldn't have had to had you worn a helmet? They're adults, too, and don't need you to make that decision for them.

about 2 years ago

Australia Attorney General Proposes New Laws To Stop Twitter Trolls

Dracophile Stopping Trolls? (213 comments)

Ignore. Them.

Troll them back for larfs, maybe?

Or perhaps just understand that there's a difference between something published by a well-credentialed masthead with a long reputation for quality journalism and a throw-away 140-character blurb from @axethetax.

Come on, people. A bit of skill in discrimination when it comes to dots on a screen, please.

about 2 years ago

Australian Attorney General Pushes Ahead With Gov't Web Snooping

Dracophile Re:Thanks, Australia! (148 comments)

What, didn't carry enough heads-up about this for you?

about 2 years ago

Australian Attorney General Pushes Ahead With Gov't Web Snooping

Dracophile Re:I find this hard to believe (148 comments)

You don't understand: 1) there's not enough of us, AND 2) we have a federal voting system that mandates a vote for one or the other of the major parties in order for one's vote to count. Number 2 is the main problem, to be honest.

I can be as honest, passionate, brief, garrulous, deadpan, irreverent or whatever as you like, and I've found that it makes little difference. And by the time I get to the ballot box, guess what? Both of the two major parties -- which is all you will ever get in a mandatory preferential voting system -- offer the same shit. All that's left for the rest of us is to gripe about it in places like this, in newspaper letters to editors, in philippics written on ballot papers, or wherever. But then that gets back to 1: there's just not enough of us.

about 2 years ago

Most Torrent Downloaders Are Monitored, Study Finds

Dracophile Re:This just in.... (309 comments)

Why buy a CD when I can hear the music free on youtube?

Notwithstanding that I'm just a slashdot number posting randomly on the intertubes, but I have recently bought 5 CDs precidely because of what I saw free on YouTube.

about 2 years ago

Iranian Players Blocked From World of Warcraft Due To Trade Sanctions

Dracophile Re:Wait a sec... (475 comments)

WOW-player and computer-savvy are two different things.

But not necessarily mutually exclusive...

about 2 years ago

Iranian Players Blocked From World of Warcraft Due To Trade Sanctions

Dracophile Re:When I was a kid we thought America was free (475 comments)

OK, let's have any doofus and his beetroot drive a 1000kg car at 50km/h-plus without any form of certification. What can possibly go wrong?

Absolute libertarianism is nearly as bad as absolute totalitarianism.

about 2 years ago

Are You Gaming For the Right Reasons?

Dracophile Obligatory EQ1 (220 comments)

what paycheck
what employment
what monetary
what other factor
what working
You have died...returning you to bind point...

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would Your 'I've Got To Disappear' Plan Look Like?

Dracophile Re:Wouldn't YOU like to know? (789 comments)

The word you were looking for is redacted. It is only censorship when someone else deletes your content.

Who says it wasn't someone else?

more than 2 years ago

Linux Is a Lemon On the Retina MacBook Pro

Dracophile Re:And next (780 comments)

Would not buy again...

more than 2 years ago

Linux Is a Lemon On the Retina MacBook Pro

Dracophile Re:Linux on Mac?! (780 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Could You Hack Into Mars Curiosity Rover?

Dracophile Re:Proxy (452 comments)

So no frist ps0t, then.

more than 2 years ago



AU govt to introduce filter legislation after all

Dracophile Dracophile writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Dracophile (140936) writes "Contrary to yesterday's article about The Australian newspaper's report that the Australian government had put on the back-burner their plans to introduce the internet filter legislation before the next election, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the government rejected claims that it had abandoned such plans, and that "a spokeswoman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the government remained committed to the policy". Unless the Australian Labor Party abandons the plan altogether, will the timing make any difference to voters?"
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Fire destroys Universal film sets

Dracophile Dracophile writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dracophile (140936) writes "A fire has destroyed parts of Universal Studios and damaged film and videos. FTA: "Thousands of Universal's videos and film reels were damaged but officials say there are duplicates of the movies and TV episodes stored in a different location." I guess they can just get onto a torrent for these, right?"
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