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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Highland Deck Box Dunno about lego... (351 comments)

But I can barely use a pen any more due to spending all my time at a keyboard. When I find myself in the rare situation of having to write things out manually, my hand is cramping after a page.


Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Highland Deck Box Re:I May Not Agree (1109 comments)

So in your world, two gay people in a committed relationship wanting the same rights as a straight couple is equivalent to incest, marriage for green cards etc? What's next, marrying our pet dogs, you might ask? Get the fuck out of here.

about two weeks ago

Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Highland Deck Box Philistines (641 comments)

Everyone knows the only true OS is Windows 3.1, I see no reason to upgrade from that.

about two weeks ago

UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

Highland Deck Box Finally! (92 comments)

Oh boy I can't wait to rip all my... oh wait I haven't used the dvd drive on my computer in like five years. I don't actually think it's connected because I needed the power connector for another hard drive.

about three weeks ago

Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

Highland Deck Box Region Locking (704 comments)

Region lock multiplayer games so I don't have to play with Russians on EU West servers.

about a month ago

Alan Turing Pardoned

Highland Deck Box Re:Not enough, (415 comments)

That is basically dropping the charges. You can't go back to 1952 and make the case disappear, but they can say that they regret what happened. It's entirely symbolic anyway since he's long since dead, and would be even if he had lived to old age.

about 4 months ago

How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

Highland Deck Box Re: Rule #1 (894 comments)

Deaths from tobacco outnumber all wars in the 20th century.

about 4 months ago

UK Men Arrested For Anti-Semitic Tweets After Football Game

Highland Deck Box Re:Perhaps not (598 comments)

Although I seem to recall you needed a violent civil war to end slavery in your country, whereas we ended it in ours and our colonies with a couple acts of parliament. But please do lecture me about your country's stellar history of cultural integration.

about 4 months ago

US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

Highland Deck Box Good! (1146 comments)

I've been living in this flat for about four years now, I got a couple packs of energy efficient bulbs for free not long after I moved in from my electricity company. I'm pretty sure I haven't had to change a bulb in that whole span. In the future I think that changing a lightbulb will be one of those hilarious things people used to do in olden times like rewinding a tape or using a floppy disc.

about 4 months ago

Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Highland Deck Box Dear smug Americans (730 comments)

Are you quite sure you don't have a monarchy, or at least a ruling class? For example if Hillary Clinton had won the Democratic primary and won the 2008 election, the last 20 years of the presidency would have been held by just two families. And that's just the political ruling class, not even going into the stupendously enormous wealth gap and the power the 1% and 0.1% wield. Citizen's United means that a billionaire holds a hell of a lot more power than your one vote and 10 dollar donation. I would posit that you do have a ruling class, you just don't dress them up in robes and a crown.

about 5 months ago

Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

Highland Deck Box Completely obsolete (462 comments)

Ok so what are the supposed benefits of DST? Percentage of the workforce working farming etc who need the extra daylight is vanishingly small and will only get smaller. Any energy savings from using less lighting is negated by switching to LED bulbs over incandescent. Any extra daylight benefits in general are surely completely negated by the disruption to people's sleep schedules and timetables twice a year. What else, it adds needless complication to timezone differences which in a global economy are already bad enough. It's a completely outdated idea that is just irritating as a convention that you are forced to follow because everyone else does. It's not even something that you can boycott unless you like showing up an hour late or early for all your appointments. It's just stupid.

about 5 months ago

Scientists Induce New Hair Growth In Balding Men

Highland Deck Box Re:Scalp? (232 comments)

As the owner of a luxuriant chest pelt but thinning head of hair, wake me up when they can tell your body to move hair production to different areas.

about 6 months ago

I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Highland Deck Box Re:Speaking as a crazy person (415 comments)

That's why I said free at the point of use, not free. I know it's supported by taxation, i'm not an idiot.

about 6 months ago

I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Highland Deck Box Speaking as a crazy person (415 comments)

I visit my doctor quite often (once a month or so), because he likes to check i'm not going manic or suicidal. What a weirdo. Anyway i'm lucky in that i'm in the UK and it's free at the point of use. If I had to shell out cash every time I saw him, I would probably just sit and stew at home and be more likely to do something stupid.

about 6 months ago

Samsung Creates Phone With Curved Display

Highland Deck Box Lawsuit incoming (219 comments)

Apple already patented displaying graphical representations of information on a screen embedded in a communications device.

about 6 months ago

Upper Limit On Emissions Likely To Be Exceeded Within Decades

Highland Deck Box Re:And yet ... (324 comments)

I'm pretty sure that's exactly what they think. It's somehow our fault that they spent the time we were industrialising, sitting growing rice in paddy fields. They for some reason must now repeat all our mistakes like overuse of coal and dirty industries and every middle class family owning multiple cars... because?

about 7 months ago

Google's Scanning of Gmail To Deliver Ads May Violate Federal Wiretap Laws

Highland Deck Box Federal wiretapping laws (325 comments)

Right cos those were soooooo effective at stopping anyone like the NSA tapping every wire ever. Or is this one of these things where it's ok if a government organisation does it, like how the US army can't commit terrorism because they are the "good guys"?

about 7 months ago

Why Internet Television Isn't Quite Ready To Save Us From Cable TV

Highland Deck Box Piracy (304 comments)

I pirate because the uploaders provide an infinitely better service than the cable companies or even Hulu/Netflix etc. I get DRM/region free ad-free files that work on any device, at great resolutions and quality, barely minutes after the episode has aired. Why the hell would I go back to their terrible services when that option is open to me? Now yes i'm not paying for the content, but often that's not an option anyway, (see The Oatmeal's comic on trying to buy Game of Thrones online). As has been voiced a million times, if these companies fired all their old idiot suits and brought out a 'Steam for movies/tv' that had all the added value that Steam brings it would take off like a rocket.

about 8 months ago

TV Show Piracy Soars After CBS Blackout

Highland Deck Box Fascinating! (314 comments)

They also commissioned a study on whether water is wet and if the pope is Catholic.

about 8 months ago


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