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Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

Zouden Re:XBMC ftw (420 comments)

Not if it's a codec issue that causes Plex to refuse to recognise certain .mkv files.

about 3 months ago

Facebook Patented Making NSA Data Handoffs Easier

Zouden Misleading title (137 comments)

Cooperating with the NSA to give unrestricted access to private data (aka PRISM) is completely different to complying with subpoenas. Facebook got a patent on the latter, but not the former as the headline suggests.

If you have a problem with FB giving over your data in response to legal requests then take it up with the agencies making the requests, because Facebook don't get a choice in the matter.

about 5 months ago

Sochi Olympic Torch Taken On Historic Spacewalk

Zouden Re:How is this news for nerds? (80 comments)

That's not an orbit, that's hovering on retrorockets.

about 5 months ago

US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

Zouden Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

[Citation needed]

That doesn't match any descriptions of hypoxia.

about 6 months ago

Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives

Zouden Re:It already exists! (389 comments)

Why wouldn't the cars just wait at home?

about 6 months ago

DHHS Preparing 'Tech Surge' To Fix Remaining Healthcare.gov Issues

Zouden Re:How about they just scrap it entirely? (429 comments)

If that's the case how does the US spend a higher percentage of GDP on health than the UK?

about 6 months ago

Digital Revolution Will Kill Jobs, Inflame Social Unrest, Says Gartner

Zouden Re:Kodak vs Instagram? Really? (754 comments)

Indeed. How many employees does Samsung have now? There's new jobs being made when others disappear.

about 6 months ago

What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Zouden Re:Sugar (926 comments)

HFCS is 55% fructose, compared to sucrose which is 50% fructose. So what's the big deal?

about 7 months ago

Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop': More Details Revealed

Zouden Re:Don't forget passenger comfort (533 comments)

It's not uncommon to spend 30 minutes on a packed train in the London Underground. That has windows, but there's not much to see.

about 8 months ago

Elon Musk's 'Hyperloop': More Details Revealed

Zouden Re:I-75? (533 comments)

Musk's design document (the PDF he provided) calls for three dampeners per pylon to mitigate earthquake damage.

about 8 months ago

New Animated PNG Creation Tools Intend To Bring APNG Into Mainstream Use

Zouden Re:quite a few browsers? (246 comments)

WebP supports animation. Unfortunately the version in Chrome doesn't.

about 8 months ago

The Last GUADEC?

Zouden Foreshadowing (376 comments)

Is this a preview of what might happen to Linux distros at some point in the future? Android has had a bigger impact than anyone expected. I wouldn't be surprised if it leads to Linux becoming more marginalised (servers only) and fewer people adopting it on the desktop.

about 9 months ago

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone To Facebook: Start a Premium Subscription Service

Zouden Re:how about (156 comments)

The government already knows everything about you, and doesn't care if you get drunk on weekends with your friends. It's prospective employers that you want to keep away from your facebook profile.

about 9 months ago

What Keeps You On (or Off) Windows in 2013?

Zouden Re:because desktop linux is a toy and novelty (1215 comments)

This is not something that many users care about. I copy files between computers on my home network by dragging them into the remote share folder. Is it secure? Who cares, it works well enough.

about 10 months ago

Google Loves The Internship; Critics Not So Much

Zouden Well of course (103 comments)

Is the CEO of Google going to say "it's a bad film"? Even if he knows it's terrible, it doesn't look good to publicly trash something as trivial as a movie.

about 10 months ago

New Asus Device Runs Both Windows and Android

Zouden Both computers can be used simultaneously (126 comments)

One of the more interesting aspects about this device is that the keyboard-dock can be connected to an external monitor and used as a PC at the same time that tablet part is being used. It's essentially two independent computers that can be linked together to share peripherals and storage. I think that's quite an engineering feat.

about a year ago



Zouden Zouden writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Zouden (232738) writes "A HIV-positive man in Australia convicted for having unprotected sex with three women has lost an appeal, after a judge rejected defence claims the virus does not exist. The man was was convicted on three counts of endangering life last January after one of the women, a mother of two, became infected with HIV. Defence lawyers called two Perth medical researchers who testified in court that the virus did not exist and could not be sexually transmitted. The judge dismissed the witnesses' testimony, saying the pair lacked credibility and were advocates for a cause rather than independent experts. Under earlier cross-examination, [one of the expert witnesses] was asked by the prosecution if she would have unprotected vaginal sex with a HIV-positive man. "Any time," she replied."


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