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More Than 1 In 4 Car Crashes Involve Cellphone Use

Fuzzums Re:"I WILL GIVE UP MY MOBILE..." (367 comments)

Laws against cell phone use have not reduced accident rates.

Why is it so hard to understand that safety with cars is the ONLY priority. A text or a phone call can wait.
If anybody that needs a law to understand that shouldn't be driving. It's that simple.

about three weeks ago

Is One Laptop Per Child Winding Down?

Fuzzums Phones perhaps? (111 comments)

I'm affraid my current smartphone probably has more memory, more storage and is faster than my 8 years old single core laptop running W-XP.
So how about one smartphone per child?

about a month ago

Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

Fuzzums Given that (921 comments)

"Given that much more hidden spy cameras are available for far less than the $1500 cost of Glass, what will it take for general acceptance to finally take hold?"

Just wait for people to find out you're wearing one of those...

about 1 month ago

Psychologists: Internet Trolls Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

Fuzzums Trolls respond. (293 comments)

And psychologists don't know Jack ship about people on the internet. Either.

about 2 months ago

Star Trek Economics

Fuzzums How sweet... (888 comments)

Still, the mechanism "you do something, you get something in return" seems to work better than "do nothing and get stuff for free" since well, you figure it out...
The real problem begins (or it starts to get interesting) where too much of the things that can be done is being automated and there isn't enough work to do for less educated people.

about 2 months ago

Blogger Fined €3,000 for 'Publicizing' Files Found Through Google Search

Fuzzums Re:Hacker??!! (248 comments)

So if I leave my front door open, that gives you the right to barge in and take stuff from my refrigerator?

about 2 months ago

HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

Fuzzums Please no! (573 comments)

I don't want my television to give me recommendations based on my browser history!

about 2 months ago

Mexico's Stolen Radiation Truck: It Could Happen In the US

Fuzzums Re:No shit. (105 comments)

Mexicans lives in or come from Mexico. Being a Mexican does not mean that person is an immigrant.
Most Americans come from who knows where so we call these people (x-th generation) immigrants.
This fact is underlined by their blood line: 1/4 Italian, 1/3 Russian and so on.

about 3 months ago

Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?

Fuzzums Just what you say (243 comments)

If the images are identical, hash them and compare hashes.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

Fuzzums Re:Google and Android (303 comments)

For one because you would expect something that can be customised and configured, but instead droid devices uses an all-or-nothing security model and come with tons of pre-installed uninstallable sh..tuff.
And g+

about 3 months ago

Senator Bernie Sanders Asks NSA If Agency Is Spying On Congress

Fuzzums Oh, boohoo. (363 comments)

Nuf said.

about 3 months ago

Cheerios To Go GMO-Free

Fuzzums Re:GMOs feed over a billion people (419 comments)

So what happens is that seed production is in the hands of one big corporation. Monsanto.
It's suing farmers for accidental cross pollination or in other words they pollute the crops of farmers with their product and then they sure them.
Farmers, thinking their production will go up, don't realize their expenses go up three times, making their profit less.
What already has happened, is that a lot of farmers use the same seeds and, oh, surprise, there was a disease that targeted their expensive crops... Aaaannnd it was all gone. The harvest of a very big region ruined. In India this has already led to whole (cotton) farmer communities to go bankrupt.
Great job GMO.

Root cause: we are with too many people on this earth. GMO will not solve that problem.

about 3 months ago

China Rejects 545,000 Tons of US Genetically Modified Corn

Fuzzums Re:Good luck keeping the genie in the bottle (215 comments)

You mean a bit like america that invades a country here and a country there and justify that by thinking it's morally superior?
That obnoxious behavior is particularly strong and obvious for many years now - which is worrying.

I don't see that many differences.

about 4 months ago

NSA Metadata Collection Program Has Stopped Zero Attacks

Fuzzums So what do you do then? (199 comments)

Gather even more data, I guess...

about 4 months ago

Why Charles Stross Wants Bitcoin To Die In a Fire

Fuzzums Really? (691 comments)

Bitcoin's utter lack of regulation permits really hideous markets to emerge, in commodities like assassination and drugs and child pornography; and finally Bitcoin is inherently damaging to the fabric of civil society because it is pretty much designed for tax evasion.

[sarcasm]All perfect examples markets and activities that weren't there before the Bitcoin...[/sarcasm]

about 4 months ago

Swedish Man Fined $650,000 For Sharing 1 Movie, Charged Extra For Low Quality

Fuzzums What movie was it? (366 comments)

I'll down vote it on IMDB because of the reputation damage from this court decision.

about 3 months ago

FDA Seeks Tougher Rules For Antibacterial Soaps

Fuzzums Might be true (160 comments)

But I'm having a hard time believing them. Time and again it turns out money is involved in "objective" advice.

about 4 months ago

Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars

Fuzzums U2 is... (219 comments)

They evade their taxes in the Netherlands, so it's a Dutch band.

about 4 months ago

Employee Morale Is Suffering At the NSA

Fuzzums Re:All Feds. (841 comments)

You can't just blame the NSA for the fucked up reputation.
Government, Guantanamo Bay, Wall street, big corporations, Sopa, Pipa, TPP......

about 4 months ago


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