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Disney Wants To Track You With RFID

Jesse_vd Re:Hang on there (278 comments)

Disney parks have had that feature for years, you book a time to come back to the more popular rides. You can only have one 'appointment' at any given time, though.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Gifts For a 90-Year-Old, Tech-Savvy Dad?

Jesse_vd If he's into his health and stuff... (211 comments)

http://www.indiegogo.com/misfitshine

This is like the Fitbit but new and more durable, longer battery life etc. They don't ship until March but they're leading the CES Last Gadget Standing Contest right now. I got one for my mom and one for myself

about a year and a half ago
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Will Japan's New Government Restart the Nuclear Power Program?

Jesse_vd Re:huh? (177 comments)

TFA says they control two thirds of the seats, so I don't know what that's all about...

about a year and a half ago
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Google Nixes Some Calendar Features and Other Software Offerings

Jesse_vd Re:Now I have to use the gmail app (235 comments)

Have you tried them in the last week? They redid the whole app and it's pretty awesome now, multiple accounts and everything.

about a year and a half ago
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Baltimore Issued Speed Camera Ticket To Motionless Car

Jesse_vd Re:Not legal here. (286 comments)

My father was a lawyer, we used to go on road trips to fight the speeding ticket we got on the last road trip.

My favourite defence was the calibration log. "Manual says it has to be calibrated at each shift, do you have records showing it was calibrated on the morning of _______? Nope? Thanks, have a nice day."

And then we'd sit in the back and watch every other defendant use the same questions and get let off :)

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

How about you just copy our (Canadian) gun laws then? This crap just doesn't happen here. If you get stopped with a gun, you better be going hunting, or to your local gun range, or else you're in big trouble.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

I didn't say impossible

about a year and a half ago
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Cassini Discovers First River On Another World

Jesse_vd Re:Fahrenheit? (230 comments)

That is the typical usage. I don't believe it's very accurate.

I can call you a European since you live in Europe. Why can't I be an American because I live in the Americas?
America is much bigger than the US of A

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

You're a fucking moron if you think that's a sound argument. The usefulness of a computer far outweighs the possible bad outcomes, and it would be pretty hard to kill someone with malicious code.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

Second line, I meant fully-automatic rifle, not handgun. durr

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

Well what the fuck do I know? I'm Canadian. I can't own or transport a registered handgun unless I belong to a shooting range. It's workin' out pretty good for us.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

Please show me the last time this happened with a handgun or hunting rifle?

There's still no reason for someone to own an operational handgun.

I agree you can never completely stop these sorts of things, but you can at least pretend you're trying.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

I won't pretend to know everything about guns, but I'll give it a shot.

- No burst fire of any rate. You have to pull the trigger for each bullet
- No high capacity clips. 5-10 rounds ought to take down any deer.
- Only long-barrel rifles should be allowed, since that's all you need for hunting
- I'm from Canada, I have no problem with not being able to carry around a handgun everywhere. I know that's going to be a bigger issue for the US so allow them for now. Everyone I know with a concealed carry permit is a responsible gun owner, it's probably not the worst idea.

How's that sound?

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Jesse_vd Re:Somebody's got to say it (2987 comments)

I don't think banning all guns is necessarily the answer- if somebody really wants to kill someone they'll find a way. Automatic weapons, though, have no good reason to exist and should ABSOLUTELY be banned. It's insane that they are legal in the US.

about a year and a half ago
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Cassini Discovers First River On Another World

Jesse_vd Re:Fahrenheit? (230 comments)

Doh. Every ruler*

about a year and a half ago
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Cassini Discovers First River On Another World

Jesse_vd Re:Fahrenheit? (230 comments)

I've ruler I've ever owned does exactly that.

about a year and a half ago
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Cassini Discovers First River On Another World

Jesse_vd Re:Fahrenheit? (230 comments)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=USian

I am Canadian. Canada is in North America, which makes up approximately half of the Americas. Therefore I am American. I do not use Fahrenheit.
Fahrenheit is used in the United States of America, often referred to as 'The Unites States' or simply 'The US'. USian.

Celsius neatly boxes what water regularly experiences between the values 0 and 100 while managing to have the freezing point of water at 0.

See what I did there?

about a year and a half ago
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Cassini Discovers First River On Another World

Jesse_vd Re:Fahrenheit? (230 comments)

Ummm.... nope? Celsius is much more useful than Fahrenheit in virtually every application, and as far as I know only you USians still use it.

about a year and a half ago
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LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

Jesse_vd Re:Arrgh! Where's my 16:10 (311 comments)

I got a 24" Dell IPS recently. It's 16:10, I couldn't be happier with it.

about a year and a half ago

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