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Controlling Fear By Modifying DNA

brainstem What could go wrong? (105 comments)

Um yea, I don't see ANY potential problems by altering someone's genetics to remove fear. This reads like a bad sci-fi movie plot.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

brainstem Re:u wot m8 (575 comments)

apt-get update && apt-get upgrade -y There you go. Single line.

about 3 months ago
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Sundar Pichai: Android Designed For Openness; Security a Lower Priority

brainstem Re:Don't they know... (117 comments)

RTFA. This phone is not designed to be sold to the general public. It is designed for specific security sensitive applications and use by government agencies.

about 5 months ago
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Apple Drops Snow Leopard Security Updates, Doesn't Tell Anyone

brainstem Re:OSS to the rescue! (241 comments)

Except that you are free to update to the newest version of Ubuntu if you wish. 12.04 LTS runs just fine on any machine that I've run 10.04 on.

about 5 months ago
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Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?

brainstem Re:Really?!?! (389 comments)

Try installing SharePoint on Server 2012 core. The OS components required aren't there unless you install the full GUI (even for a scripted install). Yes, you can temporarily add, then remove them afterwards, but it's still a hack.

about 5 months ago
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Ubuntu Releases 13.04, Sticks To 6-Month Release Rhythm

brainstem Re:LTS - 9 months (177 comments)

Please re-read the top of this page. NON-LTS is 9 months. LTS support is the same as it's been.

about a year ago
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Researcher Says the Hawaiian Islands Are Dissolving

brainstem birthers (55 comments)

Man, those birthers will do just about anything to show Obama wasn't born in the US. Did someone catch Donald Trump tossing shovels of sand into the ocean on the backside of the island?

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Announces 'Surface' Tablet

brainstem Re:No! Are you trolling? (712 comments)

Apple has had its share of failures, reminds me of the Apple Lisa.

It's bemusing you had to go back 30 years to be reminded of an Apple failure. ;)

I dislike Apple (as a company) even more than Microsoft now, but your statement just underscores how successful Apple has been in the past decade. Microsoft? Not so much.

what about the Mac Cube?

more than 2 years ago
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Worried About Information Leaks, IBM Bans Siri

brainstem Re:The Cloud is a security hole. (168 comments)

Do people actually have locksmiths change the door locks on their houses? I mean if you've locked yourself out yeah, call one in... but to actually install a lock?

happens all the time at businesses. When was the last time you saw the head of accounting re-keying the front door of the office building at which you work?

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Fight Against 'Low-Quality' Sites Continues

brainstem Re:And does this mean... (220 comments)

for the questions linked from google, you just need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the answer

more than 3 years ago
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Italian Scientists Demonstrate Cold Fusion?

brainstem Re:Game analogy (815 comments)

OK, so Bitboys Oy then.

more than 3 years ago
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Retargeting Ads Stalk You For Weeks After You Shop

brainstem Seen this before (344 comments)

I've seen this before. A bit back, an IT recruiter contacted me about a position available with New Balance's E-Commerce division. I had never been to their site before, so I checked it out. I passed on the job, but ever since then, I see NB Web Express banner ads all over the place, and I don't ever remember seeing them in the past. As far as the cookies themselves go, it doesn't really bother me. If I want to go someplace truly anonymously, I know how to do so, but otherwise I don't really care of someone can see part of my browsing history. I've got a family member who is completely paranoid about the stuff, even though she doesn't even really understand what a cookie actually is (and I've tried explaining it numerous times).

more than 3 years ago
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Dying Man Shares Unseen Challenger Video

brainstem Re:memories... (266 comments)

I had the same experience... they herded all of us into the gym (2nd grade) to watch it live because of McAuliffe.... I don't remember exactly why, but our class was late for some reason and by the time we got there, it had already blown up. I had no idea what was going on at the time.

more than 4 years ago
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Cracking Open the SharePoint Fortress

brainstem Re:Just wondering... (275 comments)

It's an MS web based document management system with CMS capabilties (among other things). Most organizations use it for intranet type sites, but there are many companies that use it to manage their public facing websites as well.

more than 4 years ago
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Maori Legend of Man-Eating Birds is True

brainstem so... (338 comments)

So it wasn't the dingo, after all.

more than 4 years ago

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