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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

Richy_T Gotta say... (77 comments)

Disclaimer: I am no fan of mega-scale industrial farming but if 1/3 of us are carrying this crap around anyway and we aren't dropping in the street or fighting off the zombie apocalypse, I have to wonder how much of a problem it actually is.

9 hours ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Richy_T Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (266 comments)

A Libertarian society would have *NO* schools? What are you smoking? I don't think even the statiest of statiests would say that if they are in the least bit intellectually honest. That statement doesn't even deserve a sincere rebuttal. I'll just chuckle and shake my head.

yesterday
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Richy_T Re:Just wait (333 comments)

You didn't think the reality distortion field was just a figure of speech, did you? It's been the primary subject of research for Apple to try and reform the Beatles since their revenues fell so heavily when they split up. (The whole Apple suing Apple thing was just a smokescreen, man).

yesterday
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

Richy_T Re:Most taxes are legalized theft (266 comments)

You'd end up in a shit hole of a society in which things like roads and schools don't work and don't get funded.

So about the same but with less taxes then?

yesterday
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Browser To Facilitate Text Browsing In Emergencies

Richy_T WML/WAP? (38 comments)

Everything old is new again.

yesterday
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Richy_T Re:Uber does seem to be flailing about... (139 comments)

Sounds like they need to tweak that then. Or possibly, they just couldn't get many of their drivers out that night (perhaps they were all at the concert? ) :)

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Richy_T Re:It's not your phone (602 comments)

Social actions are by-the-by. Reasons that people might object to U2 are their own, just as others may not object to this Tyler dude. Personal choice should be respected. I believe U2 are somewhat partisan in their views on the Northern Ireland situation. Some loyalists might find that offensive.

And it's not about the deletion, the album shows against your account as "purchased" implying that you have made a choice. Offering for free is one thing, this is quite another.

Not that those in thrall to Apple shouldn't know better anyway but some people just need their eyes opening, I guess. I'm sure Google won't be much better though.

2 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Richy_T Re:Uber does seem to be flailing about... (139 comments)

They are not trying to be cost competitive to taxi services, they are trying to be *better*. It doesn't matter if taxis are cheaper if you can't get a taxi in a reasonable amount of time. If prices are allowed to rise with demand, that will encourage *more* drivers to be on the road to meet that demand. If you want cheaper, you can still wait around an hour for a regular taxi to become available. If you want to be on your way to your next adventure of the night, perhaps you're willing to spend a little more.

2 days ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

Richy_T Re:Right fix (86 comments)

Combine it with the Doom mod for killing processes and you could make killing print jobs a fun option.

2 days ago
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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

Richy_T Re:Nice one... (86 comments)

For real fun, rogue DHCP server.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Richy_T Re:Why bother? (257 comments)

This is the truth.

Ideally, if one were truly archiving, you'd keep the original media around but the truth of the matter is that one is probably digitizing in order to be able to throw out what are basically big and bulky items that truthfully have little value but you just can't throw away without feeling a little guilty.

I have a big stack of negatives I inherited from my grandparents. The truth is that probably no one who knows anyone in those pictures is still alive. We have left the era when that kind of thing was rare and interesting and we're now into the "irrelevant info dump" era where every minutae of a persons life is available to the world and in 50 years nobody will care unless you become noteworthy or famous or happen to have descendents who are into all that genealogy stuff..

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Richy_T Reboot (602 comments)

It's Canter and Siegel for the new millennium. Expect to see more of this (and not just from Apple).

We need a proper open-source phone. Maybe it's time to look into that Pi-phone again. http://www.raspberrypi.org/pip...

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Richy_T Re:It's not your phone (602 comments)

So how would you feel if his album suddenly showed up as "Purchased" on your phone?

2 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Richy_T Re:This may be the way to escape from Comcast (406 comments)

Where you can pay the regular bill but you can't afford to pay the penalty and reconnection fees? I believe that's called the A.S.S. hole.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Richy_T Re:If you think bears are around the corner (322 comments)

I'm planning on the lines that anything to do with the $ is risky in the medium term. Check out what BRIC is getting up to and you'll see why.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Richy_T Re:More evidence for the existance of the Tech Bub (322 comments)

Time will tell. I don't need to calm down. I'm perfectly calm but I can see what's happening and huge amounts of money with nowhere else to go are flowing into the stock market currently.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Richy_T Re:hope for improvements (322 comments)

Yes. Though I believe that has something to do with the way it loads chunks. It may not actually know at that point that those caverns are *not* in front of your face and the fact that you can see the caverns implies that it *has* attempted to not display blocks that you wouldn't be able to see (otherwise you would see the flat face of the chunk the cavern was in instead).

But yes, it is perfectly possible to have millions of blocks in your field of view even when things are behaving as they should and all hidden blocks are being correctly removed from the rendering.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Richy_T Re:hope for improvements (322 comments)

Yep, OpenGL. Minecraft needs some horsepower to run because it's rendering millions of blocks, long distance viewing is important to the game and because it's so flexible, there's a lot of optimization tricks that simply can't be done. The actual game engine part is fairly trivial and doesn't really suffer from being in Java at all (and believe me, I'm no Java fanboy).

2 days ago

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