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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

JuicyBrain Re:I'll get flak for this (552 comments)

Sure, I will pray for you cause I don't really feel like doing anything about it, but I still want to feel good inside like I actually did something about it...

about 4 months ago
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Brooklyn Yogurt Shop Sting Snares Fake Reviewers For NY Attorney General

JuicyBrain Re:wouldn't that be yelps problem? (168 comments)

Reuters reports that nineteen companies caught writing fake reviews on websites such as Yelp, Google Local and CitySearch have been snared in a year-long sting operation by the New York Attorney General and will pay $350,000 in penalties

I don't know how much it cost in man-hours, but 19 * 350 000$ (6 650 000$) is a lot of money. I wouldn't be surprised if they recouped their investment and more...

1 year,29 days
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Soda Makes Five-Year-Olds Break Your Stuff, Science Finds

JuicyBrain Re:Scientists finally discover... (287 comments)

True. A group of scientists actually threw kids on a wall and it was scientifically proven that they do not bounce more after consuming sugar.

about a year ago
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Mozilla Planning Firefox Metro For Windows 8 On December 10

JuicyBrain Re:what?! (179 comments)

What's the problem with shutting down a TABLET with no user credentials ? It's not like it's a server... Being able to shutdown a tablet, especially when you obviously have physical access to it, seems hardly insecure to me.

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

JuicyBrain Re:But (320 comments)

Compared to the brits, smartass...

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

JuicyBrain Re:But (320 comments)

5 years moratorium on fracking - True, but eventually, it'll change
Too many senators - Absolutely true. I hope it'll change. The whole population wants it to change
The asbestos mines - True, I hope they shut those mines once and for all. we are being laughed at by the whole world because of that.

Quebec doesn't have three times to population of Alberta

Actually, almost three times yes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_provinces_and_territories_by_population

First and foremost, we have lots of fresh water which one day will be worth more than gold, we have forests and a lot of mining potential (diamond, nickel, titanium, rare earths) and we do have oil though it's not being exploited yet.

Anyway, as I said, if it's true that we have nothing redeemable, then please, by all means, kick us out of Canada !

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

JuicyBrain Re:But (320 comments)

Well, then pay and shut up about it.

You (rest of Canada) bitch about sharing your oil money, why should we give you access to the east for free ?? You can't have it both ways. You either keep us, share the wealth and shut up or lose access to the east and our natural resources. Thank you very much
We won't move to please you. We were there first anyway...

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

JuicyBrain Re:But (320 comments)

Weird because when french canadians tried to have their own country, the anglos were in the street claiming their love and begging for them to stay a part of Canada. Remember the 1995 referendum ? Yes the one where the liberals cheated... There is nothing we would love more than have our own country. Help us get there at the next referendum and then we can start to love each other again.

Btw, I'm not the anonymous coward and I do not share his views about beating up people...

about a year ago
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California Lawmaker Wants 3-D Printers To Be Regulated

JuicyBrain Re:Gun control however... (856 comments)

Would you prefer to be raped or dead ?

about a year and a half ago
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Realtime GPU Audio

JuicyBrain Re:Yawn (157 comments)

Just have the video processed by the CPU. It's not like it's very busy at that moment :-)
It'd be like an IT version of Freaky friday.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Launches 'Keep' To Rival Evernote

JuicyBrain Re:Fool me once... don't get too comfortable (205 comments)

I used to use iGoogle, then they took it from me.
I used to use Google Notebook, then they took it from me.
I used to use Google Reader, then they took it from me.

If it wasn't for that, I'd probably be excited to hear about their new product, but I'm not. Not anymore. I will not use Google Keep especially because I do not want to get used to it so they can take it away from me. I'm done.

So you can count me in that group Aguazul2.

about a year and a half ago
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User Tracking Back On iOS 6

JuicyBrain Re:no, not literally true (188 comments)

I don't know why, but I'm suddenly reminded of an ad Apple did in 1984. There was a girl throwing a hammer at a big screen...

about 2 years ago
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With one-time-only use of a cloning machine, I would:

JuicyBrain Clone the spouse (350 comments)

Clone the spouse of course ! That way, you can get a threesome without the guilt.

What if the cloning process introduced some kind of noise. It could be interesting to keep on cloning the machine itself to see what kind of mutations it would come up with ! Maybe one would come up with the ability to clone 2 times !

Thanks, now I'll be thinking about that all day !

more than 2 years ago
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$50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio

JuicyBrain Re:Distance from the power supply (245 comments)

they would just produce intermodulation distortion on the speaker degrading the quality of the actually audible spectrum.

Maybe that's what they actually heard ? With what's been said, all we know is that they could tell there was a difference...

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspended? You Won't Find Out Why

JuicyBrain Re: Attention unemployed geeks! (341 comments)

Unless there was fraud (which there probably was). They elected to be in their situation. What can we* do ? Should we even intervene ?
Isn't it up to them to get their freedom ?

* We being North Americans since I'm from Quebec

more than 2 years ago
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Ubisoft Uplay DRM Found To Include a Rootkit

JuicyBrain Re:under the DMCA any antivirus software can get s (473 comments)

Long ago, I bought Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. Never could play the game until very recently when I found a crack (Actually, two different cracks that I had to mix and match). This is the last time that Ubisoft ever saw my money. They won't fool me twice.

Nowadays, I'm very cautious when I buy a game from Steam. I make sure it's not from Ubisoft and that there are no other DRMs than Steam itself. I even do research elsewhere since the information on Steam is not always thorough. I also search youtube for videos that shows actual gameplay so I don't base my decision on a trailer.

I also decided not to get on the EA Origin bandwagon. I already have a platform; Steam. I don't need another one. So unfortunately, I had to pass up on good games like Battlefield 3 and Mass Effect 3. Oh well, I'll buy them on GOG in a couple of years, if ever.

more than 2 years ago
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Google+ Account Suspended? You Won't Find Out Why

JuicyBrain Re:Your sig... (341 comments)

Have you been living in a cave ?

Linux: Ubuntu, Fedora, openSuse, Arch, Android, etc
Windows: 7, Vista, XP, etc
Unix: FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenSolaris, etc
and many others like FreeDOS and ReactOS

Some are experimental, others are very stable. Pick one !

more than 2 years ago
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Best Buy Scans Drivers License For Returns — No More Allowed For 90 Days

JuicyBrain Re:When people abuse prices go up (503 comments)

...and the lesson is... Do your research before buying a product. I don't think you can blame a best buy clerk for not knowing about such obscure features. By the looks of it, your products were not defective. You are lucky they even took them back.

more than 2 years ago
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U.S. Government Hires Company To Hack Into Video Game Consoles

JuicyBrain Re:steganography? (121 comments)

I have the reflex of always turning my webcams towards the wall when I don't use them. I just hate the idea that someone COULD be looking at me through my own webcams. I guess I'm a bit paranoid...

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Telcos Lobby Against Pick-and-Pay TV

JuicyBrain Re:lot's of carp channels that no one watches (244 comments)

You have it all wrong man ! All this time, you were looking at your aquarium. Your TV is that black box on the other side of your living room.

more than 2 years ago

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