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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

Fwipp Re:Sweet. (77 comments)

It'd be really nice for people who were born without the organs in question. First it'll probably be for people with a straight-forward birth defect, but eventually, this could possibly grow gonads for trans people, allowing their bodies to produce their own hormones. I'd be pretty excited if I could eventually stop taking synthetic estrogens.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Good Replacement Batteries?

Fwipp Variation in online reviews (131 comments)

> They all seem to have varying reviews, ranging from "Perfect official factory replacement!" to "Garbage knock-off, worse than the battery I replaced."

This is because amazon lumps reviews from different sellers together. Once you've identified a potential seller/product you want, go into the list of sellers, and make sure to pick one with good reviews. It's going to be more expensive than from a place with 2 stars, but at least it'll work.

about two weeks ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

Fwipp Re:Like Nikola Tesla... (442 comments)

Only to be faced with the reality of power loss during transmission :)

about two weeks ago
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Is Storage Necessary For Renewable Energy?

Fwipp Re:Expert?? (442 comments)

Gravity! That's why water flows downhill. :)

about two weeks ago
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Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

Fwipp Re:Easy As 1 (136 comments)

Yo. Just don't install the apps that need too many permissions. Then you don't gotta root your phone, and you won't fuck up your battery life.

Sorry that you explicitly said "give me control" and proceeded to trash it.

about a month ago
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Science Moneyball: The Secret to a Successful Academic Career

Fwipp Re:Success = going for... (42 comments)

Academics need to compete for grant money. You can't just ignore securing funding - if you do, you're out your job.

about 3 months ago
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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

Fwipp Re:Another casualty of the War on Drugs (450 comments)

If you "make a joke" by waving a weapon at cops who have just surrounded your vehicle... you're not very bright.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

Fwipp Re:Simple solution (408 comments)

Seriously. Stop worrying about "what if somebody takes my stuff."

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

Fwipp Guns (408 comments)

"I'm worried about somebody taking my stuff while I'm gone."
"SHOOT THEM."

Good job.

about 4 months ago
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How Free-To-Play Is Constricting Mobile Games

Fwipp Red Herring (115 comments)

Sure, only 3% of your players give you money if you're free-to-play. But if 3% of players of a F2P game is more than 100% of players of a $3 game, it doesn't matter. It's like arguing "If we implement super-awesome-DRM, our piracy will go down to 1%" without an understanding that these actions may hurt total sales.

Relative numbers are pretty useless without the bigger picture.

about 4 months ago
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How To Prevent the Next Heartbleed

Fwipp Re: Republicans (231 comments)

I have no idea why you're maintaining that "Republicans" create these bugs, and I'm, like, a socialist.

about 4 months ago
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Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

Fwipp +5 Insightful (548 comments)

You heard it here first: Sex workers not being able to keep their money in a bank is worse than the Holocaust.

This fucking website, man.

about 4 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Fwipp Wrong target (410 comments)

Netflix isn't the bad guy here.

about 4 months ago
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NYC's 19th-Century Horse Carriages Spawn Weird, Truck-Size Electric Car

Fwipp 30 MPH (204 comments)

You, uh, don't take the bus very often, do you? I haven't seen any public bus, in any city I've lived, with seatbelts, without sideways seats (at least in the back), without standing room, or that stays at less than 30 MPH.

about 4 months ago
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Women Increasingly Freezing Their Eggs To Pursue Their Careers

Fwipp White cis straight dude detected (342 comments)

Seriously, if you were anything else, you wouldn't pine for the 50's.

about 4 months ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

Fwipp Re:Wiretapping? (313 comments)

White male tears are my favorite beverage. :)

about 5 months ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

Fwipp Uh (328 comments)

Uh, yeah, there's a big difference between people of a group reclaiming a word, and other people using the word to shit on them.

about 5 months ago

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Chome OS tablet rumored to debut on Black Friday

Fwipp Fwipp writes  |  about 4 years ago

Fwipp (1473271) writes "According to a source of the Download Squad, Google will be launching a Chrome OS tablet November 26th. Manufactured by HTC, the specs are rumored to include a 1280x720 display, 2GB of RAM, GPS and a webcam. Subsidized by a Verizon contract, it is expected to be substantially cheaper than other tablets — possibly even free."
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