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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Minwee Re:Update to Godwin's law? (458 comments)

Well, if you're going to allow people from Florida then there's no contest any more.

Let's just make some popcorn and hand this over to Florida Man.

11 hours ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Minwee Re:Update to Godwin's law? (458 comments)

Really, what criminal is going to say: "Okay Google, set a reminder for 6pm Thursday to abduct Susie from the Playground on the corner of 5th and Lexington"?

Well, there's this guy. And there's this guy. And this guy. But aside from that I'm sure that every other criminal is smart enough not to write anything down where it could easily be picked up by investigators.

12 hours ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Minwee Re:FP? (823 comments)

Now that is weird.

What does the size of the country have to do with it?

Not much, but the Americans would like everybody in the world to know that theirs is bigger.

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Minwee Re:FP? (823 comments)

An American football field will always be 100 yards.

And a Canadian football field is 110 yards with a 55 yard line right in the middle.

For extra credit, convert that into metres some time.

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Minwee Re:FP? (823 comments)

Nowadays it's called a "Student Loan" instead.

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Minwee Re:FP? (823 comments)

"Nigel gave me a drawing that said 18 inches. Now, whether or not he knows the difference between feet and inches is not my problem. I do what I'm told."

"But you're not as confused as him, are you? I mean, it's not your job to be as confused as Nigel."

yesterday
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

Minwee Re:FP? (823 comments)

You're misunderstanding the problem. What you need to do is put up signs that explain to US drivers that the speed limit is a maximum, not a minimum.

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Minwee Re:uhh (498 comments)

Didn't Forrest Gump explain stupid to you?

Does it have something to do with not reading the card under the lid of the box of chocolates so that you would know what was inside?

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Minwee Re:More Efficient (498 comments)

The accepted minimum population required to maintain a viable gene pool is around 80 pairs. If you start with any less than that, or if there is significant genetic overlap between members of the group, then you're going to wind up being more inbred than the royal family.

yesterday
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Minwee Re:More Efficient (498 comments)

"Doctor, you mentioned the ratio of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?"

"Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious...service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature."

"I must confess, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor."

yesterday
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

Minwee Re:Why? (163 comments)

Why did I perform a search on Yahoo!?

At all?

yesterday
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Minwee Re:Skipping a version number (637 comments)

Calling it "Windows 8.2" would support the idea that Windows 9 was just an update.

Skipping straight to Windows 10 makes it look like they're either just messing with us, or trying to compete with WordPerfect again.

2 days ago
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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'

Minwee Re:Moron (103 comments)

Perhaps you should recognize that different cultures have different perspectives on food, and that that diversity is what makes eating food from different cultures interesting.

Or, instead, you could develop a robot which will allow you to enforce your own personal culinary tastes on people all over the world.

2 days ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Minwee Re:OK (268 comments)

One can generally buy a hundred rounds of .22LR for the cost of two or three rounds of .223 ammo.

Assuming one can *find* said .22LR.

Chet in Goodsprings usually has some, or you can try the gift ship inside the giant dinosaur statue in Novac.

about a week ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

Minwee Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

And if you are very careful about which cherries you pick, you will find that they are all red.

about a week ago
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Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Astonishing Crop Yield Breakthrough

Minwee Re:Slashdot grew up? (308 comments)

No, yours was the first.

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Minwee Re:Fuck yourselves culture police (184 comments)

Nobody wants to see Netflix start shit like "this video is not available in your area".

Start?

maybe if Canadian shows were any good, they would get naturally popular as well. Fucking dumbasses.

Hell yeah. If Canada could produce anything as good as The Tudors, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Ray Bradbury Theatre, SCTV, Prisoners of Gravity, This Hour Has 22 Minutes or The Kids in the Hall, then they wouldn't suck.

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Minwee Re:Not surprisingly the CRTC is made up of ... (184 comments)

So long as he does a good job (and he has) and does use his position of power to push those beliefs on others (he hasn't) you have nothing to complain about.

Right. It's not like his government is shutting down libraries and burning books. That kind of thing only happens on American TV.

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

Minwee Re:good (184 comments)

I've seen what passes for syrup in your country. It's not that much different from the oil.

about a week ago

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