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Brewing Saké in Texas for Fun and Profit (Video)

Synn Re:we've had american (134 comments)

I've always liked the stuff from which is made up in Oregon.

about a year and a half ago

NASA Releases New Photos of Saturn's Rings and Clouds

Synn Re:Black-and-white? (34 comments)

Because ground cameras aren't designed to travel 1.2 billion km through space. But really I think it's more that the scientists are wanting to record science related data rather than human eye pleasing data and every gram of weight on the probe is precious. So they capture images that are "black and white" and instead use fancy combining techniques on the ground to create a few wowzer color images here and there to please the non-scientist public.

about a year and a half ago

Papa John's Sued For Unwanted Pizza-Related Texts

Synn Re:The law says... (418 comments)

Sounds fair. I'm going to have 10,000 companies swing by your office today and try to sell you shit. You're free to tell each of them to not stop by every day and each of them will honor that request.

Of course tomorrow I'll send over another 10k companies.

about 2 years ago

To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

Synn Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

Same here. I was an 80's kid and biking was life. We not only biked but our lives revolved around bikes. Diamond back bikes, state of the art pedals, mag wheels, special handlebar joints, etc. Biking was how you got from point A to point B as a kid and it was common to roam everywhere.

No helmets, cops left you alone and your parents never worried about you riding out 10 miles and back.

about 2 years ago

Booted From Airplane For Wearing Anti-TSA T-shirt

Synn Re:It's even worse (826 comments)

> There's a thing called a "business transaction". That pilot is obligated to honour it.

Actually he isn't. The pilot of a plane(like the captain of a boat) has pretty much absolute authority of his craft. If he wants you thrown off for looking at him sideways, well, it sucks to be you.

about 2 years ago

Earth's Corner of the Galaxy Just Got a Little Lonelier

Synn Re:Sci-fi vs Science (224 comments)

The problem with FTL isn't just the moving through space it's that it also allows for time travel. For example if I can open a wormhole up and instantly travel from A to B, then there are ways to exploit that to travel through time.

That opens up the ability to create paradoxes which is a huge mess.

about 2 years ago

GNOME Developers Lay Out Plans for GNOME OS

Synn Re:Goals (208 comments)

Even if they do take off, I already have a Linux tablet interface: Android.

Which is specifically designed just for the tablet with apps designed for the tablet interface.

more than 2 years ago

Ouya Teams Up With XBMC

Synn Re:Cool (92 comments)

I think the games could come for this unlike other consoles simply because it's an Android device. So any Android game dev could basically mod their game to work with a controller and release for this platform.

And it goes the other way. Release for the console, mod the game to work without a console and you can release to the normal Android game store.

But even so this will be a killer XMBC box. Just plug in a large USB drive and go to town. I wonder if we'll see SABnzbd ported to Android for this.

more than 2 years ago

Former Facebook Employee Questions the Social Media Life

Synn Re:What has the Internet become? (171 comments)

She didn't get rich, she just cashed in enough to live off it for a couple years in some middle of nowhere town.

It'd not hard to follow her example. I'm living on a sailboat right now and saving up so I can take off for a year or so. Anyone can do it.

more than 2 years ago

Former Facebook Employee Questions the Social Media Life

Synn Re:Sounds like (171 comments)

If he's in the US(like me) you don't get paid anything for being on call. It's just expected of you and if you don't like it, quit.

I've been slowly moving my way out of IT because of this.

more than 2 years ago

NASA's First New Spacesuit In 20 Years Is Its Own Airlock

Synn Re:Why even bother... (164 comments)

Consider that any mission has a set amount of time it can function in. That time has a huge amount of cost associated with it. So if you can save 15 minutes of time for a person to don a spacesuit on a spaceflight you're likely saving a huge amount of money. The same if the suit's newer mobility allows for in space work to be done 10% faster.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Surface Caught Windows OEMs By Surprise

Synn Re:*** Announcement project*** (565 comments)

This is true and the wins can be big. Zune, yeah a flop. But who would've thought in the 90's that MS would come out with a console to rival Playstation?

more than 2 years ago

XBMC Developers Criticize AMD's Linux Driver

Synn Re:was annoying on XBMC for me (212 comments)

I have the same exact setup, Debian as well. Works great.

more than 2 years ago

Online Pharmacy Pioneer Arrested In Florida

Synn Re:Cannot Understand his Customers (208 comments)

> I cannot understand why anyone would see an add for drugs online and actually go ahead and purchase that online without doing to your doctor/pharmacist, talking to them about the drug and then getting it through official channels.

Well, I think it's stupid for anyone to take any med without talking about it with their doctor. That said, meds in the US are marked up to an absurd level. It's often much cheaper to talk with your doctor, get a prescription, toss that in the waste basket and just order the med from India.

more than 2 years ago

Online Pharmacy Pioneer Arrested In Florida

Synn Re:Nothing better to do (208 comments)

> Now you my be actually getting the real drug, or a forgery made from sugar, or worse, a copy from some of the active ingredients at different percentages, or different drugs all together.

There's a lot of FUD in that statement. Pretty much everything in the US comes from foreign made suppliers, except for drugs, because apparently Taiwan can make state of the art hard drives but can't mix two chemicals together.

There are plenty of reputable offshore drug suppliers and they're usually much much cheaper than US brands. I buy my Finastride from Cipla and pay about 1/8th the price for my meds.

more than 2 years ago

Growing Evidence of Football Causing Brain Damage

Synn Re:This is the biggest challenge facing football (684 comments)

Helmet technology won't help with this I think. The brain can impact the skull due to violent motion.

Personally maybe the US should get onto the soccer band wagon. Seems like that sport wouldn't suffer from this. And there's always basketball/baseball.

more than 2 years ago

In Nothing We Trust

Synn Re:Why is this here? (910 comments)

The biggest issue for me is that the format hasn't kept up with the change in times. The comments are fairly useless with the articles, basically whoever does the first post basically directs the conversation. Compare that to Reddit where typically the most relevant comments make their way to the top.

Slashdot was great 10 years ago, but I get news faster, with more content, more focus(sub forums), and better comments on Reddit. The only down side is the extreme noise and heavy user bias of the site.

more than 2 years ago

Google Close To Launching Cloud Storage 'Google Drive'

Synn Google EC2 (205 comments)

The bigger question is when will Google release their own version of Amazon's EC2.

more than 2 years ago

Man Claiming He Invented the Internet Sues

Synn Really? (326 comments)

It's come to this now? How bad does it have to get before the entire system is scrapped?

more than 2 years ago


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