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SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors

ad1217 Re:Missing the point (198 comments)

I would guess that they are trying to prevent bots from crawling the whole site, or DDOSing them.

about 8 months ago
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Dispatch From the Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

ad1217 Re:Don't wanna be first... (282 comments)

I agree with what you are saying with one exception: the word "literally" should never mean "not literally."

about a year ago
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Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

ad1217 Re:I'm not even a fan, but (1174 comments)

So you are afraid that if we are given something, they can take it back. Which they can do anyway; it would be just as easy to remove something without ever actually giving it.

about a year ago
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Orson Scott Card's Superman Story Shelved After Homophobia Controversy

ad1217 Re:I'm not even a fan, but (1174 comments)

As a relatively left-wing person, I liked Empire. All of the really stupid things were said by people who were intended to be stupid.

about a year ago
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Software That Flagged HBO.com For Piracy Will Power U.S. 'Six Strikes' System

ad1217 Re:So, do something (292 comments)

The problem is that this is not a law; it is voluntary (for the ISP, not the user). Therefore, it cannot be repealed (by the government).

about a year and a half ago
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Anti-GMO Activist Recants

ad1217 Re:There's bigger fish to fry... (758 comments)

From the nytimes:

Though some 800 million people on the planet now suffer from hunger or malnutrition, the majority of corn and soy grown in the world feeds cattle, pigs and chickens. This despite the inherent inefficiencies: about two to five times more grain is required to produce the same amount of calories through livestock as through direct grain consumption, according to Rosamond Naylor, an associate professor of economics at Stanford University. It is as much as 10 times more in the case of grain-fed beef in the United States.

about a year and a half ago
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Fox News Parent NewsCorp May Face Corruption Investigation

ad1217 Re:More moronic anti-Fox ranting (145 comments)

And here in itself is the problem; facts themselves should not be under debate.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Does a Voting Machine Need Calibration?

ad1217 Re:Not a credible source (398 comments)

Oh. I always think of resistive when I hear about old, cheap, uncalibrated touchscreens.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Does a Voting Machine Need Calibration?

ad1217 Re:Not a credible source (398 comments)

capacitance touchscreens

Do you mean resistive?

about a year and a half ago
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Why Does a Voting Machine Need Calibration?

ad1217 Re:The solution to all this ... (398 comments)

The ridiculous number of issues voted on in the USA is a problem which needs to be solved by getting all of the crap off of the ballots

Wait, what? You are saying we should have less of a say in how the country runs?

about a year and a half ago
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Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015

ad1217 Re:What's the plot? (816 comments)

ummm... The extended universe has a lot of stuff after the 6th movie. Some of it is pretty good!

about a year ago
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How Long Do You Want To Live?

ad1217 Re:Oh, FFS (813 comments)

As far as I can tell, it is not a fear of death; it is a knowledge that we only get one shot at life: when we die, it's all over. Thus, we should use all of it; and have as much as we can.

about 2 years ago
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Exposure to Backlit Displays Reduces Melatonin Production

ad1217 Re:Pretty Obvious + Plug for Awesomeness (192 comments)

I would also say that F.lux (or Redshift for Linux, which works about the same, but is less buggy) is extremely helpful, though I use it because the red tint does not hurt my eyes as much.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: To AdBlock Or Not To AdBlock?

ad1217 Re:Just block all ads and don't worry about it (716 comments)

However, the ebooks and games might have been DRM protected; thus it is not a matter of cost, rather a matter of usability.

about 2 years ago
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National "Do Not Kill Registry" Launched In Response To Drone Kill List

ad1217 Re:Yeah, so what? (484 comments)

Well, it is technically a democratic republic (not that it makes it any better).

more than 2 years ago
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Ivy Bridge Running Hotter Than Intel's Last-gen CPU

ad1217 Re:Obama ate a dog. (182 comments)

And I am guessing you eat other meat. Your point?

more than 2 years ago
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Is Extraterrestrial Life More Whimsical Than Plausible?

ad1217 Re:Obama ate a dog. (344 comments)

How is that different from eating any other animal?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would Real Space Combat Look Like?

ad1217 Re:Humans or no? (892 comments)

Maybe we need an ansible?

more than 2 years ago

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