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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Swampash Re:13 years after PRK (539 comments)

Yep, PRK fanboy here. Best thing ever.

5 days ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

Swampash Re:Fuck them! (291 comments)

I can't put how I feel in words on any other site, so here goes:

FUCK FUCK FUCKING FUCKITY CLUSTERFUCK!

Fuck them and the lying cunts who bribe them!

Fuck them and the fucktards who voted for them!

Fuck them and the stupid shitheads who bleat about "warmists" on the internet (even here on Slashdot)!

And finally, FUCK EVERYONE who voted to repeal the tiny bit of sensible legislation passed in the last fucking decade. You are beneath contempt.

Thank you Slashdot, for having no profanity filter (apart from all you caring moderators, of course, all of whom I personally love and respect).

Quoted because this AC post deserves to be above the filter.

Fuck them all.

about two weeks ago
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Want To Ensure Your Personal Android Data Is Truly Wiped? Turn On Encryption

Swampash Clueless (91 comments)

You're using an operating system built by an advertising company and you expect privacy?

about two weeks ago
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Daniel Ellsberg: Snowden Would Not Get a Fair Trial – and Kerry Is Wrong

Swampash Re:I'll wait for testimony under oath (519 comments)

Let's hear the testimony under oath, subject to cross examination.

Read the parent article. Ellsberg asserts, based on his own experience of an Espionage Act trial, that if Snowden is ever brought to trial he will not be allowed to testify.

about 2 months ago
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Google Overtakes Apple As the World's Most Valuable Brand

Swampash translation (84 comments)

"We're a PR company and we'd really like to win Google's business, so we hereby announce that Google is the bestest brand in the world. According to our secret criterion. Which we can't tell you because then it wouldn't be secret."

about 2 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

Swampash Frank Zappa (688 comments)

I don't think it's any accident that the educational system in America has been brought to its current state. Because only a totally uneducated mass of people will be baffled by balloons. And yellow ribbons and little flags and buzz words and guys saying "new world order" and shit like that, I mean, only a person who has been dissuaded from any kind of critical thinking and doesn't know geography, doesn't know the English language - I mean if you can't speak English, then this stuff works on you. One of the things that was taken out of the curriculum was civics. Civics was a class that used to be required before you could graduate from high school. You were taught what was in the U.S. Constitution. And after all the student rebellions in the '60s, civics was banished from the student curriculum and was replaced by something called social studies. Here we live in a country that has a fabulous constitution and all these guarantees, a contract between the citizens and the government - nobody knows what's in it. It's one of the best kept secrets. And so, if you don't know what your rights are, how can you stand up for them? And furthermore, if you don't know what is in that document, how can you care if someone is shredding it?

circa 1988

about 2 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

Swampash Re:Professors poor in geography (688 comments)

I always thought of the americas as comprising three sections - america, north america (i.e. canada), and south america (i.e. mexico and below). the description in the summary seems fine to me.

What was it like going to school in the deep south of the United States?

about 2 months ago
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Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder

Swampash Bayer says everything is OK (217 comments)

The company behind Zyklon B wouldn't lie!

about 3 months ago
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Space Telescope Reveals Weird Star Cluster Conundrum

Swampash Checkmate Atheists (80 comments)

Turns out your beloved "science" doesn't have all the answers like you thought.

about 3 months ago
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Astrophysicists Build Realistic Virtual Universe

Swampash Likelihood that we (129 comments)

are a feature of some other species' universe-simulation: high

about 3 months ago
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Google Halts Gmail Scanning for Education Apps Users

Swampash F*ck Google Apps (67 comments)

Moved three domains already over to Outlook.com.

about 3 months ago
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Graphene Could Be Dangerous To Humans and the Environment

Swampash One word (135 comments)

Grey goo

about 3 months ago
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The Fall and Rise of Larry Page

Swampash Re:What I'd like to read... (99 comments)

How the darkness spread through the heart of Google, infesting its ethos of "Don't be Evil" with its corruption and engendering a perverse desire to force Google Plus on all.

October 2000, launch of Google Adwords. Although they didn't realise it at the time - many still don't - as of that moment all those bright geeks were now working for an advertising company.

about 3 months ago
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Experts Say Hitching a Ride In an Airliner's Wheel Well Is Not a Good Idea

Swampash units (239 comments)

At 20,000 feet the temperature experienced by a stowaway would be -13 F, at 30,000 it would be -45 in the wheel well — and at 40,000 feet, the mercury plunges to a deadly -85 F

Lol, feet and degrees Fahreheit, wtf is this, the 17th century?

Oh wait. America.

about 3 months ago
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Apple, Google Vying For Mobile Game Exclusivity

Swampash Re:Too bad it sucked (52 comments)

because of micropayment hell.
Was looking forward to it and would have paid for it.

Quoted for great truth.

PvZ was and remains a fantastic little cartoon tower defence game. PvZ2 is rubbish.

about 3 months ago
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

Swampash Re:EMP caused by *what*, exactly? (271 comments)

Well, as the article said, God might do something.

about 3 months ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

Swampash lesson (447 comments)

Never stay up rushing commits on New Year's Eve.

about 4 months ago
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Apple, Google, and Amazon's Quest For One Remote Control Is Futile

Swampash Only one sort of TV matters (130 comments)

Sports.

It's the only sort of TV entertainment where the value of the product drops like a stone relative to the time since broadcast.

Game of Thrones? Awesome, can't wait, will download and watch it when I get some spare time.

Superbowl? I'm putting my life on hold so I can watch the broadcast in real time.

Live sports is the only sort of TV entertainment that is PIRACY-RESISTANT. That's where the money is, so that's where the content licensing battles will be fought.

about 4 months ago

Submissions

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Terminated AdSense customer sues Google - and wins

Swampash Swampash writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Swampash (1131503) writes "Huffington Post contributor Alan Greenspan has posted an account of his successful small-claims battle against the faceless nameless phone-number-less monolith that is Google customer support over an AdSense account termination. "In the end, printed on a baby blue sheet of paper by the clerk's aging dot matrix printer, the judgment was actually entered for $761.00 total, due to the $40.00 court costs. I couldn't help but to smile in front of the judge. 'But it's not fair!' Google's paralegal protested. 'What if everyone whose account was canceled sued Google?'" What if indeed."
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Inventor Colin Murdoch dies of cancer

Swampash Swampash writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Swampash (1131503) writes "New Zealand veterinarian and inventor Colin Murdoch died of cancer yesterday. Murdoch was responsible for (among other things) the disposible hypodermic syringe, the tranquilizer dart gun, the child-proof bottle cap, and the silent burglar alarm. His Wikipedia entry also mentions that "despite the relative ubiquity of his inventions, Murdoch did not become rich because of them. He deliberately chose not to sue companies that violated his patents, satisfied instead that they were being put to good use." You may not have heard of the man, but chances are your life has involved one of his inventions."
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Redstate.com accuses Lessig of communism, bigotry

Swampash Swampash writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Swampash (1131503) writes "This one comes in from Bizarro World. Republican blog Redstate.com has published an article decrying Lawrence Lessig as a "digital communist" who "believes there should be no such thing as intellectual property rights" and who spends his time "denigrating the Christian religion". The article concludes by rhetorically asking if, since Lessig is an Obama supporter, Obama really is the sort of person Christians can support."
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Fun with Boeing airliner networking

Swampash Swampash writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Slurm (1131503) writes "Wired is reporting some ah... interesting networking issues with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Interesting in the sense that passengers may theoretically be able to gain network access to the plane's control and navigation systems. 'Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger jet may have a serious security vulnerability in its onboard computer networks that could allow passengers to access the plane's control systems, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The computer network in the Dreamliner's passenger compartment, designed to give passengers in-flight internet access, is connected to the plane's control, navigation and communication systems, an FAA report reveals.'"

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