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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Ultra64 Re:No public drug use (474 comments)

>Drug use is not OK

Why?

>A concentration of drug use...will have a serious negative impact on the local community.

Why?

about two weeks ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

Ultra64 Re:It Has Not Failed (474 comments)

Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Ultra64 Re:It's Putin's fault (503 comments)

Did they know Bush was lying when he said he had evidence?

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Ultra64 Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

TL;DR: I don't need it, therefore no one does.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains

Ultra64 Re: Sue them for all they're worth (495 comments)

Because creating an account on a website is a measure of how important someone's opinion is, duh.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Ultra64 Re:Cool solution looking for a problem (427 comments)

"They can't really hang it off their belt because it's too big and unwieldy, it's a solid slab in their pocket, so the phone migrates to less and less convenient locations."

I wonder how many people who say this have actually used one of the larger screens.

My Galaxy note 3 is huge compared to my old iphone, but fits in my pocket perfectly comfortably.

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

"are you expecting us to believe that you genuinely don't understand the fears of those in this forum who oppose your optimistic view of the way data collected on customers of these services will be used?"

Yes. All I hear is a bunch of Chicken Little's freaking out because Google will know what temperature they like their house to be when they wake up in the morning.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Ultra64 bigger display (427 comments)

A screen the size of my Galaxy note 3.

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

"An ad hominem (Latin for "to the man" or "to the person"[1]), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a general category of fallacies in which a claim or argument is rejected on the basis of some irrelevant fact about the author of or the person presenting the claim or argument"

"Sorry, since this is Slashdot I was expecting that I would be speaking to a rational adult.
Forgot that school's out."

You disregard my argument on the basis that you think I am still in school.

How is that not ad hominem?

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

"But yeah, duh, we're all luddites if we don't bow and kiss the ring."

who's ring? What are you talking about?

Irrational fear of technology is what makes you luddite, nothing else.

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

>FYI, so you know - "dur, yer uh Luddite" is not a substitute for a valid argument

And ad hominem is soooo much better.

If you had actually read what I wrote you would have seen that my real suggestion was "Go to settings and turn 'GPS' to off".

Could you really not tell that the luddite remark was sarcasm?

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

This is the 21st century and we are talking about GPS on cell phones.

I am obviously referring to map apps on phones.

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

>Remember when people used to say that about GPS-enabled cell phones?
No

>Now every cell phone is GPS-enabled.
>Got any other ideas?
Go to settings and turn "GPS" to off?
Stop being a luddite?

"Oh noes, GPS. Now I can tell where I am on a map. "

How horrible.

about a month ago
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Don't Want Google In Your House? Here Are a Few Home-Tech Startups To Watch

Ultra64 Re:I don't want "smart-home" (88 comments)

So then don't buy and install these products.

about a month ago
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My Neighbor Totoro In Virtual Reality

Ultra64 Re:Sounds cool but... (45 comments)

"I don't think he's put the files out for you to play it on your OR."

You're joking right? The download links are right there in the summary.

about a month ago
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My Neighbor Totoro In Virtual Reality

Ultra64 Re:Not the best Demo for rift i've seen... (45 comments)

>They have not solved any of the major problems with head tracking or lag.

Yes, they have. You can preorder the new version now.

>that is exactly how OR works, sluggish, slow, and not accurate

I have the first devkit and this is complete bullshit.

about a month ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

Ultra64 Professors poor in geography (688 comments)

"South American countries such as...Mexico"

about 2 months ago

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