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What the Papers Don't Say About Vaccines

Naughty Bob Props to the author (737 comments)

Just gotta give up some respect to Ben Goldacre.

In the face of the standard shrill anti-science which permeates western media, he's a guy who tells it straight. A high class myth-busters, if you like.

A geek. The man.

more than 6 years ago

IBM Launches Microsoft-Free Linux Virtual Desktop

Naughty Bob Re:upgrade? (344 comments)

Read your quote again.

And again.

Once more..... Got it?

more than 6 years ago

Google Turns On User-Tweakable Search Wiki

Naughty Bob Re:So what? (161 comments)

User Agent Switcher, Google Bot.

more than 6 years ago

It's Official, Australia Needs a Space Agency

Naughty Bob Re:We're Aussies! (199 comments)

Can't be stuffed with that space stuff. 'slong as the cricket's on anyway ;)

Yeah, um, have you seen that India has a killer space program? Just mentioning....

more than 6 years ago

Afghan Student Gets 20 Years For Blasphemy

Naughty Bob Re:absurd (618 comments)

It is really tough to consider that these flagrant transgressions still go on in todays environment

You said it. God Damn blasphemers.

more than 6 years ago

Netbook Return Rates Much Higher For Linux Than Windows

Naughty Bob An MSI problem, rather than a Linux one. (663 comments)

RTFA, and unlike the submitter, you'll see that the interviewers point out that MSI offer a poorly configured version of Linux.

I wonder what it would cost someone like Microsoft to have MSI spike the competition.

more than 6 years ago

Maine To Skip Vista, Go Directly To Windows 7

Naughty Bob Vista- It can't be given away (242 comments)

A commenter on the article makes the point....

Wait- Microsoft can't get people to install their flagship product, even though they've already paid for it, and the commenter's point is that this isn't bad for Microsoft?


more than 6 years ago

Man Attempts To Cross English Channel With Jet Wing

Naughty Bob Centurions.... (175 comments)

Power. Extreme!

more than 6 years ago

Windows 7 Trades Email and Photo Apps For Downloadable Ones

Naughty Bob Re:Windows 7 (496 comments)

No, it's Vista Beta 3

Also known as the "Avoid Further EU Fines" edition.

more than 6 years ago

Dirac 1.0.0 Released

Naughty Bob For low values of success (127 comments)

The BBC have already successfully used the new codec during the Beijing Olympics...

With success like broadcasting the olympics, who needs failure?

more than 6 years ago

Political Viewpoints Linked To Fear

Naughty Bob So Obvious (800 comments)

In retrospect.... I'm in the UK, and the more right-wing the paper, the more knee-jerk to headlines.

I guess it's also what gives the conservatives (small c) that weird advantage in polls- their always more likely to be 'in tune' with the masses, because their opinions are always more likely to have been formed off the back of the most recent scare story.

more than 6 years ago

How Nvidia Wants To Bring 3D Glasses Back

Naughty Bob Re:"Mostly" monitors? (341 comments)

I'd wear special glasses if it made stuff 3D. No question.

But I think that the really big market for this will be the console, so I want to know- Will this work on any of the current/planned TV technologies?

more than 6 years ago

Stuck In Google's Doghouse

Naughty Bob Re:Why not just improve the site? (165 comments)

Yes, except you've forgotten a critical point... Companies who advertise and pay them money are their customers, not the masses who use their services for free.

I didn't forget this- It isn't a critical point though-

How would Google be serving its customers by filling up the search results with link farms? In my eyes, that only devalues the product.

This site, as a poster above points out, is simply skimming cash from Google.

more than 6 years ago

Stuck In Google's Doghouse

Naughty Bob Why not just improve the site? (165 comments)

The Dan Savage? Love your work.

But surely google must serve its customers in the way it deems best. Otherwise, who is running the business?

Solution? Make your website less like a link-farm. Perhaps add some value, like trustable reviews, or customer recommendations (otherwise, the site is not really any different to a Google search on the term "Industrial Products").

"Googly" -- which is a Google proxy for "what the customer wants to see in search results"

Which is, of course, why Google is the No.1 search engine. They make serving their customers their business, the crazy loons.

more than 6 years ago

Slashdot's Disagree Mail

Naughty Bob Protesting too much? (188 comments)

....I thought we'd look at some people who wanted back in....

So actually, it was 1 person who wanted back in, some guy claiming a /. story about horses will save his marriage, and... ah. Perhaps the real reason for this lamest of front page stories?-

An opportunity for a little light boasting. I bet chicks would dig me if I too edited Slashdot....

more than 6 years ago

Could Google Become a Game Publisher?

Naughty Bob Re:Multiplatform (85 comments)

Gotta stick my oar in here- Whenever the old 'will this game run on Linux' question is asked, a bunch of, er, people weigh in with a load of pro-microsoft ranting.

Fair enough, in that no serious PC gamer can really do without a Windows install somewhere on their drives.

But they should realise that competition can only improve their own experience, regardless of which platform they chose to actually play on.

I've played the same game, same settings, on both XP and via WINE, with higher FPS on the latter (though the other way around is more usual). Surely this should tell you something?...

Competition is good for everyone.

more than 6 years ago

Blu-ray Gone In Five Years, Samsung Claims

Naughty Bob Re:PS3 (554 comments)

future proof of what though?

Why, future, of course!

The whole project has been carefully and hermetically sealed to ensure that not a drop of future can get in.

more than 6 years ago

NewsTrust Founder Fabrice Florin Answers Your Questions

Naughty Bob Re:Not sure about this... (59 comments)

Exactly what I thought. He's asked a question about how this news site will be less prone to bias than that which infects existing news media.

His answer is 'Oh, don't worry, a quarter of the people we have are journalists.'


more than 6 years ago

One Third of New PCs Downgraded To XP?

Naughty Bob Downgraded? (617 comments)

That depends on your opinion/needs.

more than 6 years ago


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