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Alan Turing Pardoned

Ossifer Re:Not enough, (415 comments)

> He was not guilty under a just law - he was guilt because the law was unjust...

Well said.

about a year ago
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Should companies start using drones for common tasks, like package delivery?

Ossifer Re:Interesting (378 comments)

We used to call this sport "Skeet".

1 year,12 days
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Hollywood Studios Use DMCA To Censor Pirate Bay Documentary

Ossifer Re:Thank you (139 comments)

Me too... Time to fire up ktorrent...

about a year and a half ago
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Is Buying an Extended Warranty Ever a Good Idea?

Ossifer Re:klutzy. (329 comments)

I'm not klutzy, but once in Arizona, viewing the Meteor Crater, I had a choice of either dropping my DSLR or my squirming toddler, due to the squirming. I opted for the former, in a split second decision, and the camera fell into the crater. I was able to retrieve it, but it was broken. Instead of buying a new one, I fixed it. Myself. This is Slashdot, not Housewife Consumers' Journal. Some sharp edges I filed down, looks a bit beat up, but I still use it.

Some products are better to repair than to replace, like the monitor I'm using now--7 year old 1600x1200--hard to replace with anything more than 1080 rows (damn you, HDTV!). Started taking 5 minutes of warm up time to be usable. Then I learned the problem was due to old (bulging) capacitors. So $0.50 of capacitors later, and 30 minutes of desoldering/soldering it's good as new...

Not everything broken needs replacing...

about a year and a half ago
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Is Buying an Extended Warranty Ever a Good Idea?

Ossifer Re:Warranty often a scam (329 comments)

Sometimes I think the fraud in warranties is by the dealer *against the manufacturer* !!!

A few weeks after taking delivery of my Prius, I noted a wind noise at high speed near the right rear passenger door. I guessed it was the rubber seal, and told the dealer, who promptly agreed and replaced it under warranty, no oil change receipts necessary. But the problem wasn't fixed. Then I realized the noise was coming from the fan that cools the hybrid battery--i.e. working properly as designed...

about a year and a half ago
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Is Buying an Extended Warranty Ever a Good Idea?

Ossifer Re:no hardwood here (329 comments)

Every drop a steel ball on a concrete floor? It will bounce for minutes!

about a year and a half ago
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Suspect Arrested In Spamhaus DDoS Attack

Ossifer Re:Hangin's too good for him (95 comments)

I've already had a big downturn--the news item elicited me to investigate my settings, and I found I wasn't using spamhaus properly... Now I am... Kind of an analogue to the Streisand effect...

about a year and a half ago
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Why We'll Never Meet Aliens

Ossifer Re:Neighbors (629 comments)

I've tried Portman 'n grits... Meh...

about a year and a half ago
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Device Keeps Liver Alive Outside Body For 24 Hours

Ossifer Tried it once... (62 comments)

... didn't like, no, didn't like it one bit...

about a year and a half ago
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Will Future Tesla Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

Ossifer Re:My car has a range of 6000 miles (171 comments)

Yes, I own the rights. If you are making use of Ossifer(TM) brand sky water, you must pay me $1.00/gallon.

about a year and a half ago
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Big Advance In Hydrogen Production Could Change Alternative Energy Landscape

Ossifer Re:Not a replacement yet (340 comments)

"As much as" == "up to" == "you'll never get close to this but it's a nice idea for marketing purposes"....

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Also Making a Smartwatch

Ossifer How Apple can bankrupt Samsung (196 comments)

Just keep releasing rumours about crazy products in the pipe line:

1. TV you talk at. Check, Samsung already made one. Anyone buy it?
2. Watch with battery life about 1/1000th of a normal one. In the pipeline...
3. ??????

about a year and a half ago
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Sheryl Sandberg and Technology's Female Leaders

Ossifer Want to change society? (181 comments)

Work bottom-up, don't approach it top-down.

about 2 years ago
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Tesla Motors To Pay Off Government Loan 5 Years Early

Ossifer Re:Now for something completely different...the tr (243 comments)

Bull fucking shit. Still want to believe this liar? Do your own research. Google "intangible drilling costs" and "oil depletion allowance" (and there are more, if you care to dig deeper). These are *NOT* "afforded to all kinds of industries." Any attempt to claim otherwise is a BIG FAT LIE.

"A tax deduction and a government subsidy arenâ(TM)t the same." No, they are exactly the same.

about 2 years ago
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Tesla Motors To Pay Off Government Loan 5 Years Early

Ossifer Re:Bad news for Elon haters (243 comments)

And GM's loan payback more than offsets, blah blah blah...

These are investments in the economy that pay off in more way that mere bank-style loans.

about 2 years ago
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Tesla Motors To Pay Off Government Loan 5 Years Early

Ossifer Re:Bad news for Elon haters (243 comments)

Thought I made clear that such people should start complaining about the massive cash handouts to the oil industry first.

about 2 years ago
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Tesla Motors To Pay Off Government Loan 5 Years Early

Ossifer Re:Bad news for Elon haters (243 comments)

Oil companies aren't getting loans--they're getting huge piles of cash for free. If those who believe that Government has no right to pick a company to loan money to, they should start with the loans that don't get paid back.

about 2 years ago

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