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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

demonrob Re:Alright smart guy (504 comments)

but Tony Abbott fixed it all, well at least in Australia.

about a week ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

demonrob Re:Baking Soda May Help! (140 comments)

Personally, if I had cancer I would try everything else before I would accept barbaric chemotherapy treatments. As the saying goes, "if the cancer doesn't kill you, the chemo will". .

And in my case the chemo mopped up the excess cancer cells from all the cancerous lymph nodes they couldn't remove via (barbaric) surgery. So it might be barbaric but in my case it worked. One more nodule removed, several unremovable but controlled by (barbaric) Avastin. So chemo is bad, very bad, but it can work. Of course there are the alternatives..... (no thanks).

about two weeks ago
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Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise

demonrob Re:Not just because of liquid water (90 comments)

I thought this was talking about ice floating on NthAmerican and/or European soil? So go ahead and retry the experiment by putting glacier quality ice and see if it floats in a cup of dirt. And anyway, this is all rubbish, crust has been going up and down throughout the earth's history so this isn't special.....

about a month ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

demonrob Re:god dammit. (521 comments)

can't we just shoot the birds first before they contaminate the solar plant?

about a month ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

demonrob Re:For some it was just a plain black screen (304 comments)

Different woolworths. This is the australian one. There's even a seperate South Aftican one too I believe,

about a month ago
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NASA Releases Footage of "Flying Saucer" Braking Test, Declares Success

demonrob Re:Keep believing, nerds (55 comments)

I'm sure we can find a minister in the Australian government who does.

about a month and a half ago
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Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

demonrob Re:Their Job (171 comments)

as if the kid will notice the psychologist whilst crossing the road concentrating on the all important game screen.

about 2 months ago
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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?

demonrob Re:fundementally impossible (86 comments)

hey, there are australians here, don't bring logic and science into it, we no longer believe in them, so therefore you scientists must be wack jobs.

about 2 months ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

demonrob Re: Could this be the year (64 comments)

that's cos you're looking right through it. You are part of the 30 percent!

about 2 months ago
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Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

demonrob Re:Seriously, an iphone? (143 comments)

Its not the work on the phone - its the tracking of the location.

about 3 months ago
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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

demonrob Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

Because the internet companies are charged via data size. Think the links between countries - these are charged by capacity. How do you think it should be charged instead? Or should it just be free?

about 3 months ago
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Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

demonrob Re:Bad idea! (213 comments)

Mutant Koalas are the real concern. The current ones are already dangerous enough with their pissing and scratching.

about 4 months ago
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UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

demonrob Re:It all winds up on a dinner table (188 comments)

But do they research the dear and the roos? Maybe the now-unempolyed Japanese researchers can come over and research these animals instead?

about 6 months ago
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Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

demonrob Re:Medicalizing Normality (558 comments)

Society is changing to interact less in person, and more via electronics .

Tell me more about this electronic breeding you are suggesting? Austism as an evolutionary step? Not likely, but todays society is more likely to allow autistic people to survive and to cope and even to breed than past ones.

ps: if only autism did mean 'good at math!' - our's takes too many short cuts and struggles where she should succeed. She's great at sport trivia though!

ps further: and a bit later on I see that sOnicfreak seems to have also worked out this electronic breeding! I think that's what he's saying anyway.

about 6 months ago
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Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

demonrob Re:Demand all you want (667 comments)

Cosmos covers 20billion years, Creation covers 6000. So no it shouldn't be equal time, it should be a direct ratio of time between the concepts.

about 6 months ago
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Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

demonrob Re:Still a ways to go...until we get where? (131 comments)

yes people, this is an interesting discussion, but we do really want to know about the efficiency of unicorn farts. I've heard so much mentioned of them lately but no hard core mathematics or science about it. Do we need to ask the CSIRO for an opinion once they have finished their dragon reasearch?

about 7 months ago
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Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

demonrob Re: Dat Envelope (131 comments)

maybe add a couple of wind turbines as well?

about 7 months ago
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Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

demonrob Re:no reason to leave home (330 comments)

but we could use the power to fire lasers at those moon people

about 7 months ago

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