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Study Shows Babies Think Friendly Robots Are Sentient

blakedev Re:I have a 2yr old... (159 comments)

My baby sister named her bottle, so I tested this by hiding it when she turned her back. She spent fifteen minutes walking around the house calling it by name.

more than 3 years ago
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Making Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7

blakedev Re:Oh for the love of Linus... (473 comments)

You beat me to this post. A lot of the people who started using Ubuntu over the years are the people who saw Compiz and just had to install it. They're the kind of people who think Compiz, Ubuntu, and Linux are the same thing. To them, learning how to make Ubuntu look like Windows 7/OSX/whatever is totally a big deal and requires an article on Slashdot. These people make me sick.

more than 3 years ago
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Dedicated Halo 2 Fans Keep Multiplayer Alive

blakedev Re:MS should... (239 comments)

He was talking about video games, not Halo.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu LTS Experiences X.org Memory Leak

blakedev It's cool (320 comments)

Most Ubuntu users aren't smart enough to notice the memory leak anyway.

more than 4 years ago
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Maybe the Aliens Are Addicted To Computer Games

blakedev Maybe instead of vidya games (496 comments)

They're just masturbating on 4chan all day.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

blakedev Re:It probably doesn't matter (224 comments)

Keep in mind, the article refers to Ubuntu.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Search In Ubuntu 10.04 Changed To Google

blakedev Re:Give us a choice! Let us pick! (224 comments)

that builds a seriously kick-ass distro of Linux, and they put a lot of work into doing so, and they give it to you for free.

I can't stop laughing at this part of your reply.

more than 4 years ago
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Android Copy of Young Woman Unveiled In Japan

blakedev No seriously, (264 comments)

Does it have a vagina?

more than 4 years ago
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9 MA Cyberbullies Indicted For Causing Suicide

blakedev Re:Your rights OFFLINE! (709 comments)

He was actually Tyler Durden.

more than 4 years ago
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Project M Could Send Every Scientist To the Moon, By Proxy

blakedev Seriously (150 comments)

What's the fun in that?

more than 4 years ago
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What Has Your Phone Survived?

blakedev How do you people go through so many phones? (422 comments)

Everyone I know has gone through about 10 phones, either through losing them, breaking them, or upgrading (which happens least). I have had the same Nokia 6030, that I got for free when I started my plan, for five years now. I would say that I also have a pretty active lifestyle that would be dangerous to a phone. I've dropped it hundreds of times, drunk-dialed/texted for years, and actually pissed on my phone by accident, and it doesn't even look two years old.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Top Linux Distros Are For Different Users

blakedev Re:Linux sucks. Closed source FTW. (496 comments)

I miss the good ol' days when a post like that wouldn't be considered "insightful" on slashdot. Actually I miss when an article like this wouldn't really have been posted.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Top Linux Distros Are For Different Users

blakedev Re:Of course (496 comments)

I envy you. I've had to do installs for people who literally told me, "I don't know what Linux is I just know that I want it." and thought that "going into the code" meant editing a configuration file in their home directory. I'll let you assume what distro I installed for them.

more than 4 years ago
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Tired of Flash? HTML5 Viewer For YouTube

blakedev Link doesn't work for me (372 comments)

Also, does anyone know how well this works for FreeBSD?

more than 4 years ago
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Identity Theft Is Usually an Unsophisticated Crime

blakedev Sweet! (86 comments)

"Burglar" is now considered an occupation! Where the hell was that at my school's job fair?

more than 4 years ago
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Cops Play Wii During Undercover Drug Raid

blakedev Re:New CSI Miami Episode? (251 comments)

You forgot to put on the second pair of sunglasses.

more than 4 years ago
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The New VA Health Plan Is Second Life

blakedev Re:As someone who has PTSD (54 comments)

Agreed. I knew a guy in my brigade who deployed in 2004 (about the time that shit was bad in Iraq). He can watch those movies and play video games, but he spent his entire enlistment bonus on meth. What I'm worried about is the habit that trolls have for say, exposing vets to pictures of gore or dead soldiers (Though I've never been on Second Life so I don't know how that works).

more than 4 years ago
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Military Helmet Design Contributes To Brain Damage

blakedev I don't know about you. (294 comments)

But I'm in the military, and I'd rather brain damage than brain splattage.

more than 3 years ago
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Sensor To Monitor TV Watchers Demoed At Cable Labs

blakedev Somewhere... (302 comments)

A midget is getting annoyed that the TV won't let him watch Real Sex 10.

more than 4 years ago

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Facebook Wants "Open and Transparent" Gove

blakedev blakedev writes  |  more than 5 years ago

blakedev writes "After many users expressed their disapproval of the recent change in the Facebook Terms of Use that granted Facebook complete freedom over user content, even after leaving the social network, Facebook retracted the policy. Now, Facebook has announced an "open and transparent" way of governing the site through voting by Facebook users. The new government is built upon two documents--the Facebook Principles and the Statement of Rights (the SoR being a replacement for the Terms of Use). The two documents are viewable online in their respective groups. When a new policy is proposed, as per the Facebook Principles, users may vote on whether they approve of the new policy or not. Policies that do not recieve user support are not made into effect. Links to the documents, as well as the statement from Facebook, are available on the Facebook blog."
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Couple Gets Divorce After Second Life Affair

blakedev blakedev writes  |  more than 5 years ago

blakedev writes "A couple in England are now divorced over an affair that took place on the Second Life social network. After some suspicion, the bride hired a private investigator to monitor what her husband was doing. It was after she witnessed the act herself, her husband having sex with a virtual prostitute on Second Life, that she decided to call it quits. According to both of them no affair took place in real life, but she still considers him to have cheated. The former husband admits to also chatting often with an American woman, but claims that nothing suggestive took place. The two met in an online chat room in 2003 and two years later held both real and online weddings."

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