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CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Wookact Re:barf (154 comments)

That might be. I would try one of the PC games that does make you sick, turn off the eye candy and get the frame rate up to see if it helps.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

Wookact Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

Sure, the governments should break up the ISP monopolies that restrict access to only one or two ISPs. They should also try to reduce any barriers to entry in the market for new competitors to spring up. This would increase competition and force verizon to better their service to retain their customers.

The issue with this is that its good for consumers but bad for investors, and we all know who our esteemed congress men actually represent.

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

Wookact Re:The study focuses soley on Japan (552 comments)

Data probably came from many places, on weather underground I see that thigh for my location was set in 1934. But how do they know that, thats unpossible!!!!!

You are wrong good sir, it is entirely possible that they got enough data from other agencies and old records to make their conclusions. You not being able to understand that does not reflect upon the study in any way shape or form. It just makes you look like you are trying to discredit a study that you do not like because it does not click with your own biased conclusions.

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Wookact Re:Only 100 mph? (443 comments)

Do you also slide your car into a light pole sideways, if so yours is the only consumer mass produced car that can handle that.

about three weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Wookact Re:Unsafe at any speed (above 100 MPH)... (443 comments)

-1 No common sense would be the correct modifier for you. Take ANY car, and hit a light pole going nearly 100mph sideways and see if it gets cut in half. I bet you cant find one consumer mass produced vehicle that can handle that.

about three weeks ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Wookact Re:Self Incrimination Irrelevant (353 comments)

Why should they be able to hold you, they have no evidence of your wrong doing. If they cant brake into the desk drawer for whatever reason they don't get to continue holding you. This goes back to the phenomenon where "on a computer" makes it a new and unique concept that needs new laws and regulations. It doesn't.

about three weeks ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

Wookact Re:Self Incrimination Irrelevant (353 comments)

What do they do if you don't supply the desk key? They brake into the drawer. What should they do if you dont supply the encryption key? They should brake into the..

about three weeks ago
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Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

Wookact Re: It's already going on... (353 comments)

Yes and if some people like our founding fathers had just said that to themselves we might still have monarchs on our money.

about three weeks ago
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Austrian Tor Exit Node Operator Found Guilty As an Accomplice

Wookact Re:Analogy Sucks... (255 comments)

There are two letters added, its an easy mistake to make depending on screen resolution, amount of attention being paid, etc. When I first read it I too thought Australia. Possibly because I was skimming the text, and my brain assumed Australia because it appears far more often on Slashdot for these types of things

about a month ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

Wookact Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

I don't know about the laws where they are but in many states non competes (especially the form kind) are essentially unenforceable. I know in my states there is a reasonableness test on time period, allowed restrictions, and geographical distances. My state also routinely nullifies entire contracts if it goes against state law, there is no crossing out of certain provisions, the entire thing gets trashed. So a non compete written with another state in mind is most likely completely worthless in my state.

about a month ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

Wookact Re:issue is FB post (203 comments)

I believe the petty criminal before I believe the organized criminals.

about a month ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

Wookact Re:Why (203 comments)

Who's to say he didn't offer to write a nice post himself and the officers laughed and said "sure!"?

What flipping universe are you from?

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Wookact Re:The relevant part (560 comments)

If the government serves you with a search warranty for your paper files you do not go and collect them into a box and hand them over. You step out of the way and they gather them. The government issues a search warrant for your combination safe, you stand out of the way while they open it. If the government issues a search warranty for your encrypted documents, you are now expected to supply them? Um no. You stand out of the way and allow them to go get them.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Wookact Re:I want one (358 comments)

So you are saying that all of those studies listed at the bottom are false? Are there other studies I should be aware of? Please do show contrary evidence, I would love to take more information into consideration. Since you don't seem forthcoming I am guessing you aren't even aware if that data exists. You tell me to go look for evidence that refutes what I posted, honestly thats your job if you want to sway my opinion.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Wookact Re:I want one (358 comments)

Yes, but the bonus of being able to hear your surroundings probably would increase your overall safety.

Studies have actually shown no decrease in head injuries with increases in helmet usage.

http://www.cyclehelmets.org/10... Here is a link with a large list of references to studies.

Here is a quote from the page:

Long-term analyses of fatalities in Canada (Burdett, Can), New Zealand (Burdett, NZ) and USA (Kunich, 2002; Rodgers, 1988) show no helmet benefit; indeed, one study (Rodgers, 1988) suggests helmeted cyclists are more likely to be killed. Although fatality rates have generally declined, cyclists have fared no better than pedestrians. In Great Britain, too, there has been no discernible improvement in fatality trends relative to pedestrians as helmets have become more common (BHRF, 1071; Hewson, 2005). In New South Wales, Australia in the three years following the introduction of its helmet law, 80% of cyclists killed and 80% of those seriously injured wore helmets at the time (Robinson, 1996; NSW, 1994). These proportions are almost identical to wearing rates in street surveys (85% and 83% for adults in 1992 and 1993 respectively; 76% and 74% for children - Robinson, 1996; Smith and Milthorpe, 1993), suggesting that helmets had little effect on the likelihood of fatal or serious injury.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

Wookact Re:I want one (358 comments)

Bicycle helmets are useless against anything more serious then falling off your bike. Do you really expect the thin hollow plastic shell to do anything when your head hits a car going 50?

about a month ago
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Canadian Court Orders Google To Remove Websites From Its Global Index

Wookact Re:Overreach as a bug, not a feature (248 comments)

I read it and the conclusion was completely wrong.

about a month and a half ago
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US Agency Aims To Regulate Map Aids In Vehicles

Wookact Re:What The?!? (216 comments)

OK, I am a bit unsure of what you expect. Lets say an organization's goal is to reduce waste of truffula trees. They have reduced waste to the point that the harvest of trees is sustainable. If they were to hold a press conference and say we could be defunded, mission accomplished, do you believe the industry would stick to the sustainable practices or revert to ways that are more profitable.

How about this question, what government institution do you think has a goal that is permanently attainable? I mean once attained it no longer needs to be monitored or regulated.

about a month and a half ago
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"Super Bananas" May Save Millions of Lives In Africa

Wookact Re:The science is great (396 comments)

What do I win? (Bold added by me.)

For a disturbing read, take a look at the new alliance's co-operation frameworks with countries. Mozambique, for example, is committed to "systematically ceasing to distribute free and unimproved [non-commercial] seeds to farmers except in emergencies". The new alliance will lock poor farmers into buying increasingly expensive seeds – including genetically modified seeds – allow corporate monopolies in seed selling, and escalate the loss of precious genetic diversity in seeds – absolutely key in the fight against hunger. It will also open the door to genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa by stopping farmers' access to traditional local varieties and forcing them to buy private seeds.

http://www.theguardian.com/glo...

about a month and a half ago

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