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Daylight Saving Time Linked To Heart Attacks

Rennt Re:Sleep -1? (240 comments)

Mortality might average out over a year of the typical eight hour day - savings-time adjusted... but maybe we should all just work an hour less 'ery day and survive around 14% less accidents all the time

It turns out certain kinds of efficiency are more welcome than others.

about 5 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Rennt Re:Shifting thresholds (558 comments)

"Sadly", huh. Do you think dogs are incapable of experiencing depression, or do you simply believe they should be denied treatment because non-human?

about 5 months ago
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James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech

Rennt Re:Forgetting OpenOffice.org (223 comments)

You are taking about the product itself, not Oracle's handling of the project.

Yes, OpenOffice could open your documents fine. It did all that stuff before Oracle came along, alienated the developer base and ran the project into the ground.

about 8 months ago
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Under the Hood of SteamOS

Rennt Re:UEFI excludes too much (201 comments)

It's not a hard requirement, they just include a disk image instead of a real installer at this stage, so it's pretty limited.

It's easy to set up yourself though. Install debian, add steamos repo, apt-get dist-upgrade. You are now running steamos.

about 8 months ago
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Munich Open Source Switch 'Completed Successfully'

Rennt Re:Other Motives (275 comments)

Ubuntu has always been a commerical distro, and yeah - nobody is surprised that they make a "product" that puts Cannonical's bottom line above needs of the user.

But we've always had to clean distros without the commercial cruft. We call them "community" rather than "city" distros, but it amounts to the same thing. Debian, Arch, Slack, Gentoo... the list goes on and on.

about 9 months ago
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CyanogenMod Integrates Text Message Encryption

Rennt Re:Hard to take CM privacy concerns seriously (118 comments)

That's kind of a re-invention of history. CM simply didn't integrate pdroid because it was a support nightmare waiting to happen. At the time of the pdroid discussion, Steve said that they were already working on a bunch of privacy features that would meet the usability standards they were aspiring to... and here we are.

Don't forget that this message encryption follows on from the App Privacy Mode that they have successfully deployed since then (and makes much of pdroid redundant). They are taking a measured and transparent approach to privacy. Just as a serious organisation should..

about 9 months ago
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Lead Developer of Yum Killed In Hit-and-run

Rennt Re:When you ride at night, (413 comments)

Yes, let's blame the victim instead of the hit and run driver.

about a year ago
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Schneier: The Internet Is a Surveillance State

Rennt Re:Don't want to be on the grid (333 comments)

Unless everyone you know is playing by the same rules, it's already too late. Now you're just a bitter social outcast with a facebook shadow profile.

about a year and a half ago
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Is It Time To Enforce a Gamers' Bill of Rights?

Rennt Re:You've already got a Gamer's Bill of Rights (469 comments)

Right to Obtain Decent Reviews Before Purchase. Good luck exercising that right between all the pre-release embargoes and the thinly-veiled corporate shills that make up the mainstream gaming press.

about a year and a half ago
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EA Building Microtransactions Into All of Its Future Games

Rennt Re:RIP (303 comments)

The lucrative video gaming market you were a member of no longer exists. It's been replaced by a lucrative consumer milking machine.

Sure, a new video game market is forming around the fringes, but it's far from lucrative.

about a year and a half ago
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Samsung Drops European Injunction Requests Against Apple

Rennt Re:Who cares (71 comments)

Because it's not really Apple or Samsung that are suffering. It's us. The consumers who are literally paying for the benefit of stagnation and lack of choice.

Apple and Samsung like the weather in Hell just fine.

about a year and a half ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Rennt Re:100 more will die today (1719 comments)

Ah ha! And now my poor math is recorded for prosperity.

about a year and a half ago
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Adam Lanza Destroyed His Computer Before Rampage

Rennt Re:100 more will die today (1719 comments)

Dude. There has not been a single mass murder in Australia since our gun laws were strengthened in '96. 12 years without a massacre. Can you imagine?

about a year and a half ago
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Virginia Woman Is Sued For $750,000 After Writing Scathing Yelp Review

Rennt Re:Yelp should idemnify her (424 comments)

Before we get too excited about ruined businesses, it's best to remember that Yelp has a fairly enthusiastic but narrow user base. I'd be surprised if even 2% of the contractor's potential clients had read the review (before the Streisand Effect kicked in of course).

about a year and a half ago
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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

Rennt Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (553 comments)

The HIB grand experiment was in proving there was a demand for fair content. Child's Play are simply beneficiaries.

Certainly CP have enough avenues for donation already, it's not like people who want to donate are forced to do so through HIB. One has to assume that the reason HIB was successful was because of the business model, not the charities selected.

about 2 years ago
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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

Rennt Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (553 comments)

The support of Free, non-DRM software and indie developers is the charity, chief. The other guys are just icing on the cake. Not only have they dropped the indies and dropped the no-drm requirements, but they've they've dropped support of the EFF too!

If a new group had come along with a "support struggling AAA studios" charity then we might laugh, but they wouldn't be denounced for compromising their ideals.

about 2 years ago
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Dual Interface Mobile Devices To Address BYOD Issue

Rennt Re:like what unix did for the last 40 years? (116 comments)

The point is you don't need (or even want) a hypervisor when you have a secure multi-user system with process isolation like Android.

Lack of a hypervisor support baked into the CPU is only a problem for hypervisor vendors.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Claims New Infringement After Being Ordered To Tell Samsung HTC Secrets

Rennt Re:Tantrum? (287 comments)

On the jury thing... that's not actually a legal reason to throw out a verdict. Juror privilege protects them from allegations of misconduct, and the testimony of a juror is not enough to impeach the verdict. Basically, hostile and/or biased juries are known to be a weakness of the jury system, but it's just one we've decided to live with. If the defence could not get the case thrown out before they deliver their verdict, the verdict stands.

about 2 years ago

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