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No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

JonStewartMill Did anyone else read this as ... (282 comments)

... "No RFID'd employees..." ? I wondered "Who's getting themselves microchipped, and why does Microsoft not like that?"

about 2 months ago

Bill Gates & Twitter Founders Put "Meatless" Meat To the Test

JonStewartMill Re:Sounds corny to me (466 comments)

And it's really funny as can be, since grain-fed cattle taste far better than corn-fed cattle. Reminds me of the whole ethanol-for-fuel thing. Some genius (seriously) with an interest in the corn industry comes up with an idea, and the public suffers endlessly for it.

Corn is grain. Did you mean grass-fed cattle?

about 5 months ago

Happy 50th Doctor Who

JonStewartMill Re:I am the only one? (211 comments)

You're not the only one. Hokey, goofy, campy, silly ... wait a minute, were we talking about Dr. Who, or Star Trek: TOS?

about 10 months ago

Reject DRM and You Risk Walling Off Parts of the Web, Says W3C Chief

JonStewartMill Re:Idiots (433 comments)

And even in the cases where big media does control both ends of the distribution pipe, you have people with cameras in theaters circumventing that

Hence the movie studios' new-found fondness for 3D.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

JonStewartMill Re:Don't be such a facist (635 comments)

>practice good prostate hygiene

We all know what that means, don't we?

about a year and a half ago

Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

JonStewartMill Re:IQ is easy (473 comments)

"Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservative." ~ John Stuart Mill

about a year and a half ago

Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads

JonStewartMill Re:I used to block ads (978 comments)

Advertising is societal corrosion. It eats away at our experiences, it reshapes our thoughts, it homogenizes and neuters our culture, and it's all because people such as yourself see "not making any money" as an inherent problem with all sorts of aspects of our lives.

No mod points to bestow, but I'd like to buy you a beer.

about a year and a half ago

Current favorite still-image camera type:

JonStewartMill Re: Lumix (316 comments)

I toured Europe with a Lumix LX3 in 2010, taking 1700+ photos in two weeks. I traded up to the LX5 not long after that, and now I'm loving my LX7. Panasonic deserves kudos for identifying and catering to the market for a feature-rich compact digital camera. Do you have the add-on WA lens? Pricey but worth it.

I bought my GF a Canon A720IS before I knew better. It sits on a shelf now -- she's using the LX3.

about a year and a half ago

Why a Linux user is using Windows 3.1

JonStewartMill So let me get this straight ... (1 comments)

Photoshop from sixteen years ago is as good as any open-source photo editor available today? What a depressing thought.

about a year and a half ago

How Do You Backup Your Data?

JonStewartMill FreeNAS (212 comments)

built from my old gaming PC with two 1TB drives in a mirrored configuration. The really critical data is also stored on an external HD at work.

about a year and a half ago

US Near Bottom In Life Expectancy In Developed World

JonStewartMill Re:Well... (1063 comments)

> patriotism is pride over your arbitrary location on a single, tiny blue planet divided by imaginary lines.

Patriotism was invented because religion had lost its ability to induce people to kill and die for the benefit of the wealthy.

about a year and a half ago

41% of Chinese Websites Shut Down In 2010

JonStewartMill Re:To answer your question (203 comments)

"It's a bit of an annoyance, but most people around here simply use the native Chinese versions and don't notice anything of the outside world."
In other words, it's working exactly as intended. :-(

The Chinese are more like Americans than you expected?

more than 3 years ago

Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

JonStewartMill Translation ... (385 comments)

Windows 8 will be nothing but a bug-fixed Windows 7, but we're going to charge you for it.

more than 3 years ago

7 Days In Email Hell

JonStewartMill Re:If this was an email... (213 comments)

Very interesting. I don't think I've ever gotten a false positive from Gmail's spam filter.

more than 3 years ago

LSD Alleviates 'Suicide Headaches'

JonStewartMill Re:I don't know what to say (272 comments)

Maybe they do know it's a symptom, but refuse to acknowledge it because there's nothing they can do about it?

more than 3 years ago

LSD Alleviates 'Suicide Headaches'

JonStewartMill Re:Salvia D. (272 comments)

Definitely a YMMV situation here. I found the effects of Salvia divinorum to be decidedly unpleasant. The best thing I can say about a salvia high is that it's over quickly.

more than 3 years ago

The End of Paper Books

JonStewartMill Re:New Books Maybe Old Books Never (669 comments)

They could not tell the fully story. Literally. They left out Tom Bombadil and Goldberry. I can understand that back story behind that, but as a child, I understood him to be literally beyond the powers of the rings themselves. That grabbed my mind and imagination.

I could forgive Peter Jackson for that, but I will never forgive him for excising "The Scouring of the Shire" from ROK. Tolkien himself stated that it wasn't an afterthought or epilogue, but an essential part of the story.

more than 3 years ago



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