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Ask Slashdot: Best Phone Apps?

bazmail Dumb question (161 comments)

What are your requirements and budget? Asking what is the best app is like asking what is the best OS or the best programming language.
Asking that on slashdot is asking for trouble.

2 days ago
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States Allowing Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

bazmail But lower pharma profits... (208 comments)

Its business and lobbying. As soon as the meidical marijuana industry puts money into lobbying things will get a lot better for patients.

2 days ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

bazmail Its as if... (160 comments)

...a million smug old school douche-nozzle Mac users cried out and suddenly fell silent.

4 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

bazmail Re:The US slides back to the caves (523 comments)

Population of Europe: 742.5 million
Population of USA: 313.9 million


Awww, swing and a miss kid.

5 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

bazmail Re:The US slides back to the caves (523 comments)

Riiiiight. And you don't eat French fries, you eat FREEDOM fries.


So there.

5 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

bazmail Re:The US slides back to the caves (523 comments)

Proposed by the people you voted for.

"Yeesh" indeed.

Quit trying to make it look like they are just Random Legislation Generators who are in fact good at their job.

5 days ago
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Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

bazmail The US slides back to the caves (523 comments)

What the hell is up with you people over there in the US. Still using Imperial measurements? Banning science in favour of teaching about a wizard who made everything not so long ago. producing 40% of the worlds pollution whilst only having 4% of the worlds population


Your priorities are fucked.You do good war and spying though, I'll give you that.

5 days ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

bazmail What next (247 comments)

Document its API, what else?

about a week ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

bazmail Are we, America, butthurt? (247 comments)

Wow the Europeans confirming the existence of the Higgs Boson and then ramping up the LHC power output has really stung the American Physics community into action. First they put on a dog and pony show about "Hints of Physics beyond the Standard Model" last week, and now this crap? Why is it that we feel we must hold up fanciful speculation as some sort of achievement? In Europe they get results, here we just publish fantasy and partial fact dressed up as wondrous discovery and pat ourselves on the back and hey we might even get on CNN if its "Star Trek" enough.

How about doing real some science guys, like the egg-heads in Europe do?

about a week ago
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Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers

bazmail Foreign vs US developers (441 comments)

Most of our foreign (European) contractors are better developers (and all round co-workers) than the home grown US developers, unpopular thing to say but there it is. Add to that they are better educated in general than the US devs and US developers have the highest sense of self-entitlement and things start to look clear. I am a senior sysadmin and I prefer to deal with the foreign devs and select them for projects as they are not obsessed with position and work place politics, they just get it done.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

bazmail Unique? (46 comments)

These organisms survive by converting methane into energy, enabling them to survive where there is no wind or sunlight, buried deep under the ice.

Whats producing the methane?

about two weeks ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

bazmail Not my job (167 comments)

Its not our job to knock it down. Its the job of the chinese citizens.

I know it sounds un-American and like I'm not a team player in the Us Vs Them battle, but fuck it, not my job.

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

bazmail Well they better hurry (503 comments)

Coz we're wayyyyy ahead of them

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

bazmail Must vote remain underlings (151 comments)

They'll get their "wee spacey house" If they would only be good little subjects and vote to remain part of Britain so England can still pretend to be an imperial power?

Braveheart would not approve.

about a month and a half ago
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India's National Informatics Centre Forged Google SSL Certificates

bazmail So SSL is nothing more than an honor system? (107 comments)

So SSL is nothing more than an honor system? Fuck that. Security , such as it was, is utterly fucked now that any tin-pot government quango can start intercepting.

about 2 months ago
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Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

bazmail Disgusted but not really surprised (170 comments)

This is absolutely abhorrent. The surveillance is illegal, the NSA even admits they spy on American citizens.

The US government is not "of the people", nor is it "for the people". The intelligence services exist purely to maintain and protect dynastic power for the privileged few.

about a month ago
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Report: Apple To Unveil "Smart Home" System

bazmail Obsolescence is a cruel mistress (174 comments)

Awesome if you are prepared to rip it out and install a new one every 3 years, when Cupertino yells "Change Places!"

about 3 months ago

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How In-app Purchases Has Destroyed The Mobile Games Industry

bazmail bazmail writes  |  about 7 months ago

bazmail (764941) writes "We have reached a point in which mobile games couldn't even be said to be a game anymore. Playing a game means that you have fun. It doesn't mean that you sit around and wait for the game to annoy you for so long that you decide to pay credits to speed it up. And for an old geezer like me who remember the glory days of gaming back in the 1990s, it's just unbearable to watch."
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Lavabit, email service Snowden reportedly used, abruptly shuts down

bazmail bazmail writes  |  1 year,24 days

bazmail (764941) writes "Remember when word circulated that Edward Snowden was using Lavabit, an email service that purports to provide better privacy and security for users than popular web-based free services like Gmail? Lavabit's owner has shut down service, with a mysterious message posted on the lavabit.com home page today."
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