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Are Amazon Vine Reviews of Technical Books a Joke?

Lefty2446 Gaming the system (126 comments)

Homestly I have never shopped at Amazon.com but I fail to see the point in gaming the system by posting veviews about products that these 'customers' have never used.

Put simply is this a case of those that review the most crap win?

1 year,18 days
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Apple's $1B Patent Award From Samsung Gets Cut By $450M

Lefty2446 Seriously does anyone care? (56 comments)

This stoush has been going on for so long with dirty tricks from both sides about hardware that is obsolete.

my 2c

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Handle SPF For Spam Filtering?

Lefty2446 Re:Forget about them (187 comments)

LOL Modpoints, tha sarcastic humor is killing me!

about a year and a half ago
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LG Seeks Sales Ban of Samsung Galaxy Tablet In Korea

Lefty2446 Re:the end of civilization (91 comments)

Mod points, I wish I had mod points.

Everyone is quick to bash the lawyers. The people you should be directing your anger at is the people that engage the lawyers to do stupid stuff...

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu Will Now Have Amazon Ads Pre-Installed

Lefty2446 Re:Honestly not that bad (646 comments)

Seriously? Ubuntu is not a top tier distro. They get the bulk of their work done for free via Debian. Putting the firmwares back in and skinning the product isnt going to take that much that Debian hasn't already done.

Debian is my favorite distro but they are a bit millitantly free on occasion making the product harder to use than it sometimes needs to be to fall in line with the DFSG.

This is why it pains me to use Ubuntu but crap like this makes Debian worth it.

Probaby came out like a troll or flame. Such is life.

about 2 years ago
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One Company's Week-Long Interview Process

Lefty2446 Re:Significant other (362 comments)

Did you read this after you typed it? Fsck man, less COFFEE.

about 2 years ago
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ARM Publishes 64-bit "AArch64" Linux Kernel Support

Lefty2446 Well done (90 comments)

It's awesome that a major chip manufacturer is willing to invest time to implement a new architecture in the Linux kernel.

Pity that windows isn't open sourced, they wont benefit from this effort ;-)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Type of Asset Would You Not Virtualize?

Lefty2446 Re:Not virtualize (464 comments)

Thanks, This ^^^^ Is now along with it's parent is my email sig.

more than 2 years ago
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UK To Dim Highway Lights To Save Money

Lefty2446 Turn them off altogether. (348 comments)

I find street lighting on highways annoying, Save money, turn off the poles and put down more reflectors. The reflectors have the added benefit of making the lane markings visible when overhead street lighting dosen't.

My most hated driving is at night while raining on a lit up highway. The street lighting illuminates the water on your windscreen causing almost whiteout conditions.

Adrian

more than 2 years ago
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Google Fiber Work Hung Up In Kansas City

Lefty2446 Re:But... its fiber?!? (153 comments)

Most cable cores are kevlar or similar for weight reasons.

more than 2 years ago
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Most Sophisticated Rootkit Getting an Overhaul

Lefty2446 Good old days (104 comments)

So we're getting back to the good old days where you needed to wipe the first couple of megs of the disk with a MS debug trick and re-partition to get rid of some of the viruses.

more than 2 years ago
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Testing Geiger Counters

Lefty2446 Re:Vaseline glass. (277 comments)

After rereading this a couple of times I really have to ask for confirmation :

So :
* "by convention", 1 mSv/year is considered "safe"
* the location you live in outputs about 3 times that value (natural source)

But, because we "know" where it comes from, and because it's "natural" radiation, it doesn't count as being harmfull and the safety limit is upped to those 3 mSv/year PLUS the "by convention" 1 mSv/year ??

??? What kind of logic is that ???

Shouldn't they just put the limit to 3 mSv/year for all people living in that area ? (it's kind of non-practical to remove all background radiation) + pay extra attention to potential effects due to already having 3 times the 'conventional' limit to live with ?

So nobody who lives in that area qualifies for X-rays, scans etc?

I know the following is XKCD but it's still quite informative:
http://blog.xkcd.com/2011/03/19/radiation-chart/

more than 3 years ago
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William Shatner Wakes Up Crew for Final Discovery Mission

Lefty2446 Wow (185 comments)

That would have been a pretty emotional moment I would think.

more than 3 years ago
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In case of a blackout, batteries etc. will give me ...

Lefty2446 Re:Tested this just recently (328 comments)

Modpoints!!! - I wish I had Modpoints!

more than 3 years ago

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