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The Coming Problems For Rolling Out 3D TV

Garbad Ropedink Re:But...but... they need new technology! (232 comments)

3D TV just makes perfect sense when you think about it. I mean really. No current shows are 3D capable, no old shows are 3D capable. The technology exists to convert those shows to 3D but it's so costly and time consuming it's absolutely not worth it. So we have a gigantic library of content that won't benefit in any way from this technology. At least DVD offered something.

It's not like this is something people have been yearning for...

Beating their backs with willow branches lamenting to the heavens 'If only season 3 of Two and a Half Men had been filmed in stereoscopic 3D! What god would allow such injustice to exist in this world?! Christ died in vain!'

more than 5 years ago
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Cell Phone Cost Calculator Killed In Canada

Garbad Ropedink Re:Free press (214 comments)

Castrated toothless Pitbulls make lousy attack dogs...

more than 5 years ago
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New Zealander Invents Segway Alternative

Garbad Ropedink Really good ideas... (282 comments)

Speaking of good ideas. Has anybody heard of this one?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle

These things seem to be really popular. They work on nearly the same principle as the vehicle mentioned in the article and they're also light weight and a lot cheaper. Plus they don't make it look like your mom had a job at the circus taking canon balls to the stomach while she was pregnant with you.

more than 5 years ago
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Schooling, Homeschooling, and Now, "Unschooling"

Garbad Ropedink Re:So it's a fnacy nmae (1345 comments)

Hey man, don't knock it. Tarzan lived with that sort of education system and it didn't hurt him none. King of the Jungle is a very respectable career.

more than 5 years ago
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Doctorow On What Cloud Computing Is Really For

Garbad Ropedink Re:I'm not sure I understand (348 comments)

You missed the world leading network quality we have in this part of the world. Considering the lightning fast speed of North American ISP's (What're we up to now? 28.8 kbps?) and their cutting edge innovations into bandwidth shaping technology cloud computing is obviously the wave of the future. Why an 80 gig file will only take.. two weeks to transfer from a server to your computer given today's network speeds. And let's not forget gaming. Real time streaming provided you don't go over your 10gb bandwidth limit.
You could argue that cloud computing is only really feasible if you have a solid network infrastructure that isn't monopolized by a bunch of vampires who only care about making as much money as possible with as little innovation as possible. But you'd be wrong, because Bell's most recent pamphlet is printed on really nice paper and the model they used to advertise their services is pretty hot.

more than 5 years ago
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Pain-Free Animals Could Take Suffering Out of Farming

Garbad Ropedink Re:Brainless! (429 comments)

There's a disease in humans where they lose the ability to feel any pain. They die quite quickly since they can't tell when they're uncomfortable and don't shift their position, eventually resulting in bed sores and all sorts of other injuries that would have easily been avoided had their body been able to give them feedback on negative interactions with their environment.
Considering it has no advantageous effects in humans exactly how would it benefit cows? Maybe the meat rife with sores will be cheaper than conventional meat. People will start asking specifically for 'cruelty meat' to ensure quality.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Pushes For Single Global Patent System

Garbad Ropedink Re:No Patents Without Representation! (495 comments)

Silence! Guards! Have this man cut in half! Send one half to the slug breeding caves and the other to the sun! Patent suffrage isn't extended to the likes of half burned up corpses bloated with slug eggs! Wahaha! Wahahaha!

Wait what? We don't have a worldwide empire yet? Well what can we do to him? Nothing? Well fine.

To answer your question, when the glorious day comes. No, you won't get a vote. Now get out of here!

more than 5 years ago
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EA Spends 3x on Marketing Than Development

Garbad Ropedink Re:Who's Wrong? (442 comments)

I love you.

more than 5 years ago
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EA Spends 3x on Marketing Than Development

Garbad Ropedink Re:Who's Wrong? (442 comments)

No the dicknut remark was just a response to the usual slashdot commenter policy of being as condescending as possible with all responses.

Wink wink wink.
Eh sparky? Wink wink.

more than 5 years ago
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EA Spends 3x on Marketing Than Development

Garbad Ropedink Re:Who's Wrong? (442 comments)

All I got was a paragraph there. I take it the full article is only for dicknuts such as yourself.

more than 5 years ago
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EA Spends 3x on Marketing Than Development

Garbad Ropedink Wrong? (442 comments)

The article linked is about handheld consoles outnumbering the regular sort, nothing about marketing.
I assume it's just a mislink. I'll just sit here and wait for a correction.

dum de dumm dum dum

more than 5 years ago
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After Canadian Prodding, Facebook To Change Privacy Policy

Garbad Ropedink Re:Will they make the changes globally? (64 comments)

What a radical idea. It'd have to come from a crazy place like Canada. 'Privacy'... What an odd concept. What's next? Universal healthcare?

more than 5 years ago
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Obesity May Accelerate Brain Aging

Garbad Ropedink Re:I also noticed a link (289 comments)

Fine by me. How stupid do you need to be to willingly destroy your body and put yourself at risk to a cavalcade of preventable diseases?

more than 5 years ago
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Report That OS X Snow Leopard May Include Antivirus

Garbad Ropedink Our terrible terrible secret... (335 comments)

It's time we came clean. Macs do get viruses. Actually they get a lot of viruses. Really the OS is basically viruses and itunes. We pretend like we can work on these systems but it's just a screen full of viruses all having sex with eachother. The reason you never heard about it because back in ought 3' we took an oath to never reveal that terrible terrible truth. We relied on Windows users hatred of Macs preventing them from finding out. But, now that it's out in the open I suppose we ought to move forward and try to rebuild, maybe accept the situation and try to secure our OS.

So uhh.. Windows users... How do you make a *shudder* bug fix?

more than 5 years ago
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Blizzard Answers Your Questions and More

Garbad Ropedink Re: My question (368 comments)

You must be new to Slashdot.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple To Ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard On August 28

Garbad Ropedink Re:Are you crazy if you rush out and install it? (647 comments)

I don't even know what this new OS does that would make me want to get it. Literally. Did they at least make some tweaks to the UI to make it seem different from the previous version? I only upgraded to Leopard in the first place because I lost my Tiger disk and couldn't get bootcamp installed. I actually got Leopard on the day it came out and had to wait in line outside the apple store like some sort of jerk who was enthusiastic about that sort of thing.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Announces PS3 Slim, Price Cut, Improvements To Home

Garbad Ropedink Re:It would be really nice... (427 comments)

Oh wait. It was a rear projection tv. :/

more than 5 years ago
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Is Typing Ruining Your Ability To Spell?

Garbad Ropedink It's called School. They teach writing there. (494 comments)

Didn't you go to school? You spend a good 12 years of your life writing on paper pretty much every day. When you hit university you become a master at writing by hand. The only real option is that you were never good at writing to begin with.

It's not like leetspeak was invented by some English professor who just sat down at a computer one day and said 'hey replacing letters with numbers is a lot easier than just using regular words'. It was invented by dumbass kids who weren't any good in school, never read books and played video games all the time. Really, is that the sort of environment where great literary minds flourish?

more than 5 years ago

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