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C|Net Reporter Declan McCullagh Talks About Privacy (Video)

babblefrog Re:Dystopia (51 comments)

Read Stross's Glasshouse for a particularly nasty version.

1 year,9 days
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Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

babblefrog Re:TinytinyRSS! (335 comments)

There are multiple android apps for tt-rss, if you don't like one, you might try another one. I'm using the one by Nils Braden.

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Will You Replace Google Reader?

babblefrog Re:Sod google reader (335 comments)

I'm using Protopage as my iGoogle replacement, and I have setup tt-rss as my Reader replacement. Neither one is an exact drop-in replacement, but they are close enough.

about a year ago
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Chemists Build App That Could Identify Cheap Replacements For Luxury Wines

babblefrog Re:More objective would be welcome (206 comments)

By "taste" do you mean the sense of taste? Some things are objectively salty, sweet, acidic, etc.

I can't speak to $1000 bottles of wine, but that $100 bottle took more resources on average than the $0.99 bottle. The land those grapes grew on is expensive.

about a year ago
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LibertyReserve.com Shuttered, Founder Arrested In Spain

babblefrog Re:Well that's vague. (138 comments)

I think my brain just exploded. What the hell are you talking about?

about a year ago
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House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers

babblefrog Re:Movies are real! (750 comments)

People keep saying this, but I don't see anybody linking to an example which works.

about a year ago
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Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun

babblefrog Re:The answer to the question (712 comments)

I know! I can't figure out how the Viet Cong ever kicked our asses. Or how the Soviets lost in Afghanistan!

about a year ago
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Defense Distributed Has 3D-Printed an Entire Gun

babblefrog Re:The answer to the question (712 comments)

Can I get a cite for that? I don't know that they have ever read it as "state militia".

about a year ago
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Microsoft Says Google Trying To Undermine Windows Phone

babblefrog Re:What goes around comes around (476 comments)

Some do. One is Pali, one is Sanskrit. In my experience, Theravada Buddhists use Pali, and Mahayana use Sanskrit vocabulary.

about a year and a half ago
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Barack Obama Retains US Presidency

babblefrog Re:Tweedledee won ! (1576 comments)

Gay marriage? None of my fucking business.

This comes across as "I'm not being discriminated against, so I don't care if other people are". I don't know if that was your intent, or not.

about a year and a half ago
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Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

babblefrog Re:Everyone loves a winner. (881 comments)

I know people who really think Obama is the anti-christ. What the hell kind of anti-christ would he be if he couldn't even get re-elected?

about a year and a half ago
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Replacing Windows 8's Missing Start Menu

babblefrog Re:how about (396 comments)

What?! The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall were all great albums.

about 2 years ago
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Following FEMA's Zombie Preparedness Plan Could Land You On Terrorist List

babblefrog Re:Mormon's are Terrorists (527 comments)

I believe they are also big on keeping their people off welfare. A one-year supply of food could help a lot if you had a long stint of unemployment. It's not just for the zombie apocalypse.

about 2 years ago
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Science Wins Over Creationism In South Korea

babblefrog Re:don't you know? (302 comments)

Another "god of the gaps" argument. We don't know how it happened, so god must have done it!

about 2 years ago
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Surfacestations: NOAA Has Overestimated Land Surface Temperature Trends

babblefrog Re:Not Published = Trash (474 comments)

... the claim is that an increase in CO2 concentrations from about 380 PPM to 600 PPM will cause a "tipping effect" and exponential feedback loop causing catastrophically accelerated global warming.

Is that the scientific consensus? Or your straw man?

about 2 years ago
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Nukes Are "The Only Peacekeeping Weapons the World Has Ever Known," Says Waltz

babblefrog Re:More data needed. (707 comments)

Do you have some citations for that? We firebombed that many cities in WWII without seeing that much climate change.

about 2 years ago
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US, Israel Behind Flame Malware

babblefrog Re:Duh - Who else would have done it? (382 comments)

I wish we could get rid of the word "terrorism" completely. It seems to mean whatever the individual speaker wants it to mean. Let's do it this way: If it's a military target, it's OK to attack. If it's a civilian target it's definitely not.

more than 2 years ago
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Israel Passes Photoshop Law To Combat Anorexia

babblefrog Re:Too late. (488 comments)

Does that go both ways? Does Israel also have to admit that Palestine has a right to exist? Because they don't admit that. This seems like a pretty one-sided "right."

more than 2 years ago
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Exercise and Caffeine May Activate Metabolic Genes

babblefrog Re:Exercising easier? Really? (148 comments)

A 20 oz Mountain Dew contains approximately 19 tsp of sugar. Calibrate accordingly.

more than 2 years ago
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US Wants Natural Gas As Major Auto Fuel Option

babblefrog Re:Oh Frack! (377 comments)

I would guess it is more in the manufacturing and installation of said panels.

about 2 years ago

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