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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

Ecuador Re:Just to make one thing clear: (190 comments)

You still clicked though, didn't you? That's all it takes. And.. oh, damn, I did it too! We seriously have to stop if we ever hope to have a Bennett-free slashdot...

4 days ago
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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

Ecuador Re:Flame-bate (171 comments)

And to top it off, it does not even mention how great it is to live in the Ecuadorian embassy, the world's nicest embassy.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

Ecuador tl;dr (312 comments)

I can't handle summaries more than 3-4 lines long, can someone sum it up for me?

about two weeks ago
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Why Pluto Still Matters

Ecuador I clicked... (91 comments)

but that rubbish site "medium.com" came up. They are not tricking me into reading crap again.

about two weeks ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

Ecuador Half of the credit... (164 comments)

... for the successful rick-rolling goes to the "informative" mods...
Even though "beats the 64bit integer" was very obvious BS, I still clicked...

about two weeks ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

Ecuador Re:iPhones do use Gorilla glass (189 comments)

Hmm, looking into it I do read that at least the original iPhone had the Gorilla Glass. However, I am not "making shit up", several iPhone 4 and 4s in the office had very scratched screens to the point that they were replaced, and we found out this was a very common replacement. The Galaxy phones do not seem to scratch. I have a Galaxy S3 with no screen protector with me for the last couple of years and it does not even have a minor scratch. Coincidence? I don't know. But why are Apple products not listed in the Corning page with the full list of products with Gorilla Glass?

about three weeks ago
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Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed

Ecuador Ooohh, "unexpected".... (171 comments)

I thought I read that this game had a review embargo until the release day, isn't that right? So they knew and they just tried to hide it. I don't see an apology to that.

about three weeks ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

Ecuador They don't seem to care... (189 comments)

They don't seem to care about losing customers. Perhaps they know that their customers are mostly fans who will always buy whatever overpriced gadget they throw at them, as long as the new product carries a new buzzword or two. That's what the sapphire screen was, a buzzword, and that is made clear by the fact that instead of switching to something about as effective like Gorilla glass, they shipped a scratch-able glass screen instead. It was not about using the best material for their screen, it was just about using the most marketable material. When the plan failed, their response was to change the marketing campaign.
In the meantime, at the office, all iphones without protectors are full of scratches, while the Samsungs have mostly pristine screens...

about three weeks ago
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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

Ecuador I don't get it... (152 comments)

Every slashdot reader and their mother, to say nothing of the dog, hate reading these inane Haselton blog posts, why do they keep being posted? I mean most of the posts on these "stories" are about how stupid the "story" is, showing it is probably the only Slashdot feature that is more annoying than the beta, and yet they keep on coming... Is there some sort of strong affiliation? Is slashdot simply paid by this Bennett guy? If it is, I would probably be more understanding - I know how the world works - just tell us it is so and we will move on...

about three weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Ecuador falling door on the Millennium Falcon? (267 comments)

Well, it was supposed to be kind of an old wreck back in Episode IV, I guess by now it is a wonder it is flying at all...

about a month and a half ago
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Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

Ecuador They expanded it... (24 comments)

... it is now the Hour and Ten Minutes of Code campaign.

about a month and a half ago
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Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

Ecuador So, they will become coal-free? (332 comments)

What is the point? And what's the plan, dig out all the coal and ship it off somewhere?

about a month and a half ago
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MIT Professor Advocates Ending Asteroid Redirect Mission To Fund Asteroid Survey

Ecuador Re:But where are the potentional profits? (116 comments)

It is actually very inexpensive to send water in space, as long as, like other food & drink, you send it up dehydrated.

about a month and a half ago
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Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

Ecuador Re:Year of the Linux Desktop (353 comments)

...in Italy! Hopefully the PC's there will now will come with a Linux installation disc (which shall be known as the Italo Linux Disco).

about 2 months ago
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Leaked Documents Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Ebola Vaccine Issues

Ecuador So... (124 comments)

WHO held a meeting?

about 2 months ago
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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company

Ecuador Re:Easy! Fraud.. (96 comments)

Eh, PayPal was among the first revolutionary online-payment services that enabled the rapid expansion of e-commerce. What you know now as the "evil PayPal" is what happened after Ebay bought it.

I still can't believe it is legal, in so many ways. I mean, I don't think anybody could argue ebay is not a monopoly in the online auction space, and yet they are allowed to only permit their own payment service (so they take a percentage on top of their commission).
Then, they hold your money like a bank account and even extend credit, and yet, unlike banks, they can freeze your money with no explanation.

The PayPal situation boggles the mind, but it is not related to Musk's X.com/PayPal.

about 2 months ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

Ecuador Re:So? (399 comments)

That's what I was thinking. A similarly sized male with similar fitness and muscle mass would probably burn the same calories. Sex has nothing to do with it.

I am pretty sure that depending the frequency and the intensity it might have a great effect on calorie requirements. Obviously I can't be sure since there is no first hand experience on these matters on /., but that's what bibliography indicates. Hmm, of course now that I think about it maybe the last statement was not accurate, as "first hand" does come into mind when thinking about the relevant experience of the average /.er...

about a month ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Ecuador If you thought HHGTTG was bad... (187 comments)

what about Ender's Game? They completely failed to deliver the point of the book...

about 2 months ago
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AIDS Origin Traced To 1920s Kinshasa

Ecuador Re:Are we sure it is blood/meat contact? (162 comments)

the amount of people that have sex with wild animals approaches zero.

You are obviously too new to this internet thing, otherwise you would be at least aware of the 90's sensation that was dolphinsex.org...

about 2 months ago

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Man with tiny brain lives normal life

Ecuador Ecuador writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ecuador (740021) writes "In a story that is sure to spur Civil Service jokes, Reuters reports:
"Scans of the 44-year-old man's brain showed that a huge fluid-filled chamber called a ventricle took up most of the room in his skull, leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue.
"He was a married father of two children, and worked as a civil servant," Dr. Lionel Feuillet and colleagues at the Universite de la Mediterranee in Marseille wrote in a letter to the Lancet medical journal.""

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