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Cell Phone Unlocking Is Legal -- For Now

Thantik Re:LOL, "American Freedom"! (135 comments)

That's because in America, corporations are people too!

about a month and a half ago

Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Thantik Re:Thanks (398 comments)

And then you're limited to TCP traffic.

about 2 months ago

Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Thantik Re:Bullshit + News = Pointless (238 comments)

Also uneditable is the "G+ URL" that they were allowing people to sign up for. What the hell good is editing my name, when the URL I was allowed to have ends up having my real name and completely unchangeable....

about 2 months ago

15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

Thantik Another dumb shit from (203 comments)

Eddie Krassenstein and cohorts, have been at this constantly for the past months. They have made up so many stories, which lack any kind of verification. Do not trust anything that comes from It's just a bunch of marketing assholes trying to make their web-property more valuable by pumping out bullshit that people scoop up and retransmit. Slashdot, please don't stoop this low.

about 2 months ago

New Chemical Process Could Make Ammonia a Practical Car Fuel

Thantik Re:Why not just burn the ammonia (380 comments)

It was a retort against the parents typo. "Electric motors have very efficiency". That's all. Get over yourself.

about 3 months ago

Google Demos Modular Phone That (Almost) Actually Works

Thantik Anyone else remember... (126 comments)

Slashdot was _FILLED_ with comments about how these people were SO stupid, and how modular phones _couldn't_ be built. How there wasn't possibly a way...

about 3 months ago

Questionable Patents From MakerBot

Thantik MakerBot, enemy of open source and 3D printing (56 comments)

Here's an article written by MakerBot themselves praising the author of an extruder drive design: and admitting that it was made by someone else...

And here they are, attempting to patent said extruder drive design: http://www.freepatentsonline.c...

They're taking things from the open source RepRap community and attempting to patent them. Do not support MakerBot. Do not buy their machines. And advise everyone you know not to purchase their machines should they be considering it.

about 4 months ago

US College Students Still Aren't All That Interested In Computer Science

Thantik Re:Not terribly surprising (306 comments)

Well, given that CS degrees lately consist of having students reimplement all the sorting methods learned since the 1970s, I can certainly understand why CS degrees are less desirable. I know many college kids who took up CS classes, who thought they were going to learn to code, learn awesome things, and it turned out to have much less to do with computers, and much more to do with general math/logic.

about 4 months ago

Waste Management: The Critical Element For Nuclear Energy Expansion

Thantik No thanks on Nuclear proliferation... (281 comments)

Nuclear plants might be safer/cleaner than coal and all, but when they fail (and they always seem to, due to people attempting to cut costs and corners) it leaves areas of land unusable to us humans. Not just a little unusable either. It does it for such a long time that it might as well be considered permanent. Solar, Water, Wind are all completely renewable sources of energy that upon failure...don't destroy the ecosystem around it.

about 5 months ago

OnePlus One Revealed: a CyanogenMod Smartphone

Thantik Re:Oh Em Gee! (196 comments)

You're joking, right? T-Mo has a $30/month unlimited data plan, and H20 has a $30/month...500mb data and unlimited talk? Who on fucking earth with a smartphone, actually uses it to TALK anymore? Give me my fucking data.

about 5 months ago

Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

Thantik How is this different than christianity? (186 comments)

I don't understand, how is this any different than any other religion that someone doesn't believe in? There are plenty of christian churches, etc that pay for advertisements against equal rights for homosexuals. This doesn't seem any more crazy.

about 5 months ago

Oil From the Exxon Valdez Spill Still Lingers On Alaska Beaches

Thantik Consequences... (261 comments)

Consequences only exist for those too poor to fight them. Exxon should have been made responsible for taking care of the entire area until all the oil was cleaned up, but that would have driven them out of business...and we can't have that!

about 7 months ago

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water In Martian Meteorite

Thantik Re:Another misleading title (41 comments)

The title isn't misleading at all, you're simply lacking reading comprehension. My 6 year old has better reading comprehension than you do. Evidence by its very nature is generally something that is produced or an after effect of some other process. A scratch on a car door is evidence that something harder than the surface scraped against it. You don't need the key that did it to say that the scratch is evidence of it....

about 7 months ago

Apple's Hiring Spree of Biosensor Experts Continues As iWatch Team Grows

Thantik Re:Apple is making Jewelry? (62 comments)

Troll or not, there's a good point made here. Apple doesn't seem to be doing anything that everyone else isn't already doing anymore. At least when the original iPhone came out in 2007 it had a real web browser, web apps, touch screen interface that didn't suck, etc. They were pretty much "never" going to do an iPad-mini...and then they followed that gravy train. Everyone jumped on the smartwatch game...and then Apple followed. Apple isn't doing their own thing any longer. They're merely trying to stay relevant at this point.

about 7 months ago

RoboBeast: A Toughened 3D Printer

Thantik Old news. DeltaMaker already did it. (21 comments)

Deltamaker already did it, and is a much cooler machine to look at. No frame adjustments needed, automatic bed leveling, T-slot and makerslide based frame which is going to take a load of abuse before anything could actually damage it.

about 7 months ago

Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

Thantik Re:Bada (153 comments)

This is the difference between real capitalism, and American capitalism. In real capitalism, you naturally get a race to the bottom. In American capitalism, you get government protectionism to keep your antiquated, inflated business practices afloat while you strip people of every penny you can.

about 8 months ago


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