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Google Chrome Will Block All NPAPI Plugins By Default In January

Snotnose Which 6? (105 comments)

If I knew which 6 NPAPI plugins were used I'd know if I cared or not.

yesterday
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

Snotnose Re:But hey (90 comments)

That whooshing sound is my sarcasm flying right over your head. Of course the major loser in these things is the consumers.

2 days ago
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Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

Snotnose But hey (90 comments)

the consumer comes out ahead in all this, amirite?

3 days ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

Snotnose Duck duck go (394 comments)

I switched my default search to ddg about 6 months ago. The results aren't as good as google, but 90% of the time it's good enough. Google is bookmarked when I need it.

Then again I use Chrome, don't remember exactly why but Firefox pissed me off enough to make the change about 2 years ago.

about a week ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

Snotnose Peak chocolate (323 comments)

So you're saying we're at peak chocolate now? Can't we just build pipelines to get the crude into our factories? Maybe use solar energy in it's production?

about two weeks ago
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R. A. Montgomery, Creator of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books, Dead At 78

Snotnose A programming book with the same format (80 comments)

Back in the late 60s/early 70's my dad brought home 2 books on computer programming. Each page explained a concept, and at the bottom asked a question. The answers were "foo, turn to page x", "bar, turn to page y". If you chose wrong the page explained why you were wrong.
I wish I had those books now. I asked dad several years ago what happened to them, he didn't know what I was talking about.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

Snotnose Re:Oh fark off (554 comments)

As opposed to....what.. not fixing roads?

You miss the point. If 100% of our gas tax went to roads and bridges we'd be golden. Instead it goes into the general fund, where it gets pissed away on politician's whims. Raising the gas tax in California does nothing for roads and bridges.

about two weeks ago
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The Downside to Low Gas Prices

Snotnose Oh fark off (554 comments)

Gee, 0.001% of consumers are now buying gas guzzlers so PANIC!!!! Meanwhile the rest of us drive as little as possible and enjoy saving $10-20 a week on gas prices. I live in California. The problem with raising the gas tax is that money goes into the cesspool that is the general fund, instead of being dedicated to roads and bridges. How can giving the bozos in Sacramento more money to piss away ever be considered a Good Thing (tm) ?

about two weeks ago
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Washington Dancers Sue To Prevent Identity Disclosure

Snotnose Re:Yes, but the real problem is being ignored. (461 comments)

Seriously: who or what interest does the state imagine it is "protecting" with this license?
Did you miss the part where they charge $75 a year? That's all the "protecting" they need.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Says Public Has a Right To Know About FBI's Facial Recognition Database

Snotnose Re:As a Federal Inmate... (79 comments)

Indited in 2011, served a 5 year sentence, and now rebuilding your life?

about two weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

Snotnose Hanging around for family (161 comments)

I've lived in CA most of my life, been wanting to leave for a few years now. The only thing keeping me here is dad, I won't leave until he's gone.

That said, the first 6 years of my parent's marriage they lived in a dozen states (dad worked for the military, they moved him like a PFC). The only state they both hated was Florida. Not due to politics, taxes, or any of that other stuff. It was the bugs and the weather they hated.

I spent a couple weeks in Key West a decade or so ago and enjoyed it tho.

about three weeks ago
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New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

Snotnose Re:Not exactly (161 comments)

So you bang your gf for 73 seconds, then the porn star comes in to finish her off? Got it.

/ why does this summary inspire so many penis jokes?

about three weeks ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

Snotnose I voted anti-incumbent (551 comments)

Did the ballot last week, any incumbent I ran across I figured out the person with the best chance of beating them and that person got my vote.

about three weeks ago
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Rhode Island Comic Con Oversold, Overcrowded

Snotnose Re:People are desperate for culture (126 comments)

I live in San Diego, attended the comic con for decades. Haven't been since '05 or '06, it just got too damn crowded.

Too bad, I used to really enjoy it.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Snotnose Hate it (613 comments)

Pick one and stay with it. Don't care if it's normal time or DST, just leave it the fark alone.

Remember a few years back when the congress clowns decided to futz with the DST dates? I've got 3 clocks that automatically change the time. Based on the old dates. So now I have to manually set my clocks, then a few weeks later do it again. I swear at congress the whole time I'm futzing with them.

about three weeks ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

Snotnose Re:I hate these "get out the vote campaigns (468 comments)

Newsflash: there's an election in 6 months. If you can't find time to register then it has nothing to do with your schedule, you just can't be bothered.

about three weeks ago
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Boo! The House Majority PAC Is Watching You

Snotnose I hate these "get out the vote campaigns (468 comments)

As well as those "register to vote the day of the election" deals. If you can't be bothered to pre-register to vote, or need to be pestered to vote, then you probably get 100% of your info on candidate's and issues from the mailers and TV/radio commercials. In other words, you've just digested a load of garbage and have nothing with which to make an informed choice. Uninformed voters are assholes, keep them out of the voting booth.

I'm fine with you voting in a way I think is repugnant, as long as you've done a bit of research and actually have a reason for voting the way you do.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

Snotnose Re:Who needs a damn computer anymore? (202 comments)

It's going into urinals to measure the strength and duration as the night wears on.

about 1 month ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Snotnose Re:Tesla wasn't the target, it was China (256 comments)

My 9 year old car has 62k miles on it. Half those are long trips (vegas, sacramento, yellowstone, etc). During the week I mostly get around on a bicycle, the car is used when I either need to go 10+ miles or carry stuff.

So yeah, unless the car has a 400 mile range (or a 5 minute recharge), electric won't work for me.

about a month ago
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No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

Snotnose Re:May I suggest (334 comments)

Almost any brand will do.
Providing the proper "re$pect" is donated to the proper palms.

about a month ago

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