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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

Skarjak Re:Now if only... (187 comments)

You really absolutely must have the last word, don't you?

3 days ago
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Brain Stimulation For Entertainment?

Skarjak No way I'm letting them touch my brain (88 comments)

Nuh uh. I don't trust any entertainment company enough to allow them to zap my brain. Not in a million years.

5 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

Skarjak Re:Now if only... (187 comments)

I didn't fall for the hype to be honest. It seemed kinda lame to me. I mean, I already have the perfect means of transportation. They're called legs.

5 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

Skarjak Re:Now if only... (187 comments)

Segway is the future of transportation.

about a week ago
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Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices

Skarjak Re: Mint Debian (125 comments)

Distrowatch numbers don't even begin to matter. I thought that was a well established fact now.

about two weeks ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

Skarjak Re: One should be careful on the logic here (155 comments)

As Canada is aligned with NATO, we are by definition part of the first world. Do they teach these things in your third world country?

about two weeks ago
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Romanian Officials Say Russia Finances European Fracking Protests

Skarjak Re: One should be careful on the logic here (155 comments)

It kind of is when the companies are known not to plug the holes properly once they're done with an area. It's a problem in my province, which has caused some uproar, justifiably.

about two weeks ago
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What Canada Can Teach the US About Net Neutrality

Skarjak Re:What is it? (80 comments)

It's what happens when you mix basic net with acidic net.

about three weeks ago
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Black Friday '14: E-commerce Pages Far Slower Than They Were in 2013

Skarjak Re:I did not participate (143 comments)

What a bunch of fucking morons. Meanwhile here I am reading reviews online to figure out which brand of rechargeable batteries to buy. I want to make sure this ~20$ purchase is the right one. Guess I'm a bad consumer.

P.S.: It's the Eneloops, apparently.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Skarjak Cliche (390 comments)

This looks like every American action movie that has come out in the last 5 years. I would not have been surprised if Micheal Bay had done this. Pass.

about three weeks ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Skarjak Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

As far as we know, the Universe is finite.

about a month ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Skarjak Re:From Experience (561 comments)

I'd say you're describing the ideal BA, which might be a rare breed...

about a month ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Skarjak Re:That's because (227 comments)

You pay for xbox live and your games are more expensive. A PC can be built for 600$ which beats an Xbox One and will quickly beat it in price if you only buy games from online sales (which you really should). Also, consider that a computer is needed anyway. Then it's no longer even the full price of the PC that you must consider, but the extra you are paying to have a gaming PC vs a working PC. Then the advantage is even more in the PC's favour. The inherent backward compatibility and mods inherent to the platform put the final nail in the coffin.

Your analogy fails because dragsters can achieve a higher top speed, but are inherently limited compared to normal cars. For games, PCs can have more raw power and are more versatile.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Skarjak Re:Why is this story on the front page? (834 comments)

Whenever they post this stuff, there's like 300 comments. I think we are all well aware of how utterly pointless theses "debates" end up being, but the slashdot folks can't hear us over all the $$$.

about a month and a half ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

Skarjak Re:Concern for high values? (356 comments)

Except you can restate anything that you are prevented from doing as being something you are forced to do. For example, you are not allowed to go outside, which means you are forced to stay in the jail. The distinction you make is completely irrelevant.

about a month and a half ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

Skarjak Re:Well, let's criminalize Du Pont Nylon now. (588 comments)

You have still not addressed the point of the person you're replying to. Hemp is not really popular even in countries in which it's been legal all along. Your conspiracy theories simply don't match up to reality. Your retort about cigarettes is completely irrelevant.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

Skarjak So predictable... (928 comments)

This thread has predictably devolved into a bunch of people waging holy war on systemd. The reality is that most arguments against systemd come from an emotional place, not a rational one. It works fine for arch users and it works fine for all the distros that are adopting it. This is like the unity backlash: Ubuntu is still #1, so that didn't really accomplish anything.

about 2 months ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Skarjak Re:That's what happens (529 comments)

My passport may say "Canada", but the flag in my room is bearing the fleur-de-lys. I don't really care if my opinions "embarrass" you, especially if the offending attitude is my desire for peace.

There was strong opposition to the conscription in my province for both World Wars, and I am proud of that. We are not warmongers. By the way, it was the Russians who did most of the work. When Canadian and American forces landed in Europe, they were battling a heavily weakened enemy. They would have had a much harder time making their landings if the Nazis had had enough troops to protect them. Their foolish attack on Russia is what defeated them. And the Russians were right to counter-attack since, at that point, they were directly concerned.

You're deluded if you think the fight against ISIS will accomplish anything. Have you been living in a cave for the past ten years? Why don't you tell me about the resounding successes that were Western interventions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lybia?

about 2 months ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Skarjak Re:That's what happens (529 comments)

The West certainly got involved in Syria. The rebels received funds, aid and weapons from the West. Had we not been involved, the rebels would have been defeated and none of this would have happened. Our actions have repercutions beyond what we can predict.

We have just spent more than a decade in conflict, and for what? We've all heard the definition of insanity. It would be insane to think this will be any different than our previous failed attempts to bring peace to the MIddle East. This isn't about sticking our heads in the sand. This is about refraining from repeteadly bashing our heads against a brick wall.

And we have been told time and time again that they just want us out of there. Why don't we... get out of there? They will not come to our shores if we stop meddling in their affairs, that's just ridiculous. It's hard to motivate people to blow themselves up when there's no imminent threat.

In short, our actions are both futile and dangerous to ourselves.

about 2 months ago

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