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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

GarretSidzaka Cellulose-based Economy (695 comments)

This solution entails reducing all emissions to zero with mandatory carbon traps on all energy generation and vehicles. Also there would be a switch from fossil fuels to cellulose fuels catalyzed by algae and bacteria. All plastics would be replaced with cellulose plastics. All this cellulose is mined directly from the atmosphere via giant, genetically engineered, fast growing trees or plants, which are then harvested for all fuel and plastic needs.

The net result should be rapid sequestration of carbon to go along with a lively economy. It would be important to bury our trash (made of the cellulose) into dumps. Also would be important to have measures to do controlled burns of these landfills, hundreds of years in the future, in case the cellulose economy begins to freeze our planet.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

GarretSidzaka Free vpn (174 comments)

Soft ether

about a month and a half ago
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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

GarretSidzaka Re: now that its not $700 (182 comments)

Yeah, but I would plan on immediately getting the upgrade from win8 to win9 I heard they are offering.

about 2 months ago
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Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access

GarretSidzaka garbage (408 comments)

Log me in is a poor competitor to many other better free alternatives. I quit using that product years ago. And its over priced. Microsoft's new RDC android client was better, as I mainly used log me in for Android

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

GarretSidzaka migrate to linux (408 comments)

Rename the Libre Office icons all to Microsoft Office and GIMP to Photoshop . It worked on my mother in law

about a year ago
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Project Seeks To Build Inexpensive 9-inch Monitor For Raspberry Pi

GarretSidzaka Re:Gee, they're going to build an ARM-based comput (176 comments)

i've not loved the ARM "all-winner" tablets. the manufacturers usually put poor capacitive touch and they are troublesome to CWM

1 year,24 days
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5-Year Mission Continues After 45-Year Hiatus

GarretSidzaka amazing (283 comments)

loved it!!

please don't knock it until you watch the whole episode. definitely not amateur

about a year ago
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Ants Use Sound To Communicate

GarretSidzaka the first (36 comments)

we have heard the first ant cry

about 2 years ago
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Can a New GPU Rejuvenate a 5 Year Old Gaming PC?

GarretSidzaka it can (264 comments)

i put a 9800 GSO in a old sony vaio that was new enought to be first gen PCI express.. its single core 3.2 ghz with hypthread P4
its got 1.5 gb ram (i added extra gig, it was hard to find old ram but you can). since the card was going to be a strain on the power supply i pulled everything like floppy tv tuner lots of crap. it runs sims 3 and minecraft smoothly for my 1st grade son. good computer now and the PSU hasnt burned out!

it can be done!!

see if you can upgrade all the parts you can: ram, cpu, and video card (even upgrade the PSU if its not proprietary like the sony)
the prices might be dirt cheap for obsolete parts (if you can find em)

about 2 years ago
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AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details

GarretSidzaka Re:Onewholeinternets (51 comments)

I burned out a graphics card mining. literally. there was a tiny pool of copper in the middle of a scortch mark on the back of the card, where it was facing up. an entire lil logic chip exploded into fire, and liquid copper. roasted the psu, the mobo too. suffice to say i summarily informed my wife that i would be ceasing bitcoin mining, immediately :P

about 2 years ago
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Humans Evolving Faster Than Ever

GarretSidzaka read the posts (253 comments)

if you read the posts on the submission page, it rapidly "devolves" (get it) into a spirited converesation on eugenics, which i read till i could no longer view Nazi Hate Speech.

i didnt read, but am assuming there some lovely eugenics in the /. comments, but im too sicked and scared to find out .....

about 2 years ago
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NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

GarretSidzaka Re:tanking (269 comments)

but seriously tho, how is microsoft able to hemorrhage this much money because of steve balmer being a stupid fucking gorilla instead of a CEO? there stocks are rock steady but little growth! what happens when all this money disappears? we will need to be ready to switch to linux/android type OS's quick

about 2 years ago
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NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

GarretSidzaka tanking (269 comments)

windows 8 is single handedly tanking the entire pc market. my wife just switched to linux mint, and she likes it okay.

my biggest interest in in steam-on-linux! are they going to have a full library?

this will put the windows gaming market in jeopardy.

will linux make things like masquerading as easy as windows Internet connection sharing?

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

i think that this community is a futuristic thing in a world where people have left behind these old misconceptions and work together for bother their own betterment, AND the betterment of the species.

im pretty sure the race of morlocks will disagree with this. and they have all the power

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

tribalism is quite disgusting on all levels. i think that its opposite counterpart might be called "community" where the members are all about helping each other, not purifying the herd, or backstabbing for rank positioning

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

good point. perhaps we come full circle to my original distaste for all religions. (if you dont consider buddhism a religion than it rings true)

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

thank you for some refreshing conversation

as to your last point, of tribe by tribe basis for judging, i partially disagree.

i guarantee with high probability that the majority of white christians you inspect will have any love for certain groups. lets just talk about the rights of mexicans to live in america without persecution or the rights of people in the middles east, especially israel.

their sickly sweet veneer rubs off rapidly

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

i used to believe that all ideologies deserved to live (as in the same vein as speicies deserve not to be extinct). then i realized that modern religion was quite degenerate in all its forms, quite rife with authoritarianism and fascist values, couched with the smooth creamy frosting of what small ethics remained in their holy books. ethics that are absolutely common sense, paired up with hateful, racist, sexist and anti-everyone values.

so now im anti-abrahamic, primarily. but there really arent any hindus around here to despise, and buddhists i think are actually correct.

about 2 years ago

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Soren Johnson Interview- Civcomm's ModCast

GarretSidzaka GarretSidzaka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GarretSidzaka (1417217) writes "A super exclusive interview with Soren Johnson, it might be too much to handle. The thirty-eighth episode of ModCast is now netcasting. Entitled "Soren Johnson Exclusive",[civcomm.weplayciv.com] it features core panelists Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl, Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, Kenneth "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland and Peter "Maniac" Steenbeke with special guest co-host Soren Johnson.

- 02m55s | Exclusive (Part 1 of 5)
Starting off, Soren Johnson's gaming career to date: what led him into the industry, the Civilization III catalyst and the evolution of modding in the series.
- 18m43s | Exclusive (Part 2 of 5)
What does it take to be a driving force in the game industry?
- 24m33s | Exclusive (Part 3 of 5)
Considering Spore, the 'one big mod' experience including its expansion pack, and whether this is a reflection of modding going mainstream into gaming.
- 35m13s | Exclusive (Part 4 of 5)
The uncertain future for strategy gaming — the need to break the existing mold.
- 38m03s | Exclusive (Part 5 of 5)
Focus on Johnson's open-beta gaming project, Strategy Station, and some unfinished business between CivIII and Civilization IV."

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