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Monsanto's 'Terminator' Seeds Set To Make a Comeback

drankr Microsoft, Monsanto, Apple (284 comments)

And people ask me why I run Linux.
Well I actually run it because it's secure, plays well with my hardware and has all the software I need to do my work, but next time I'll tell them about this little gem as well..

about a year and a half ago
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Ubuntu For Tablets Announced

drankr Re:oh canonical (148 comments)

Forgive my ignorance, I'm continental - is a wigger a person who wears wigs? I don't think he does, though.

about a year and a half ago
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French Officials Say EU Will Sanction Google Over Privacy

drankr the French (161 comments)

are beginning to annoy me..

about a year and a half ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Addresses Ubuntu Privacy Issues

drankr Only one way... (279 comments)

to resolve this situation: make it opt-in. I know they're trying to finally make some money, but this will hurt them in the long run on that level as well. This type of thing, intrusive internet advertising on the desktop, it's what they call "untenable". People who want that much integration with the internet will surely buy a Chromebook and run Linux, *and* still not have ads on their desktops.

about a year and a half ago
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KDE's Aaron Seigo Bashes Ubuntu Phone

drankr poppycock (92 comments)

Not, he's not bashing Ubuntu phone, mostly because such a thing does not exist - yet. He is criticizing Canonical's less than sincere approach to the rest of the world. That's all.

about a year and a half ago
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Residents Report Bright Streak Over Bay Area Friday Evening

drankr Re:how cares about meteorites? (123 comments)

"all the shady folks trying to game the system"

you don't get that, huh? Fascinating.

about a year and a half ago
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Facebook Employees' Laptops Compromised; User Data Believed Safe

drankr Re:thats what happens when (75 comments)

How was it trolling? Why doesn't the article state what OS those laptops were running? Hmm? Because it's the most insecure OS known to mankind, Windows, and it doesn't even have to be said any longer? Or because the writers are pathetically unprofessional and are deliberately withholding the facts here? Either way, I don't know.

about a year and a half ago
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Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

drankr Re:In other news... (409 comments)

Right, nothing like the lootin' and shootin' in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina.

about a year and a half ago
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Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

drankr Re:Wow (409 comments)

Reminded me of videos of the Twin Towers falling. All that dust and scared people. Awesome indeed.

about a year and a half ago
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Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

drankr Re:In other news... (409 comments)

You're "reading" this on Fox, I presume.

about a year and a half ago
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71 Percent of U.S. See Humans On Mars By 2033

drankr Re:Benefits are a given but which flag flies over (266 comments)

In your comment I detect touching faith in American government’s care for American lives and security. But let’s not go as far as China is search of expendable human beings to be sent to Mars. Let’s scoop up those south Asian families that have been dying in their dozens, and in their sleep, in American drone strikes. I think they would prefer a trip to Mars anyway.

about a year and a half ago
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EU Data Protection Proposal Taken Word For Word From US Lobbyists

drankr Re:ONE MORE REASON TO KILL THE EUROPEAN UNION NOW (108 comments)

The EU needs to go back to its economic cooperation origins and drop the attempts to establish a political dictatorship completely. Such as it is, it's a disgraceful spectacle on so many levels.

about a year and a half ago
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71 Percent of U.S. See Humans On Mars By 2033

drankr Re:In related news (266 comments)

But what would be the benefit of "bases on the Moon"? That kind of effort has to be motivated by something greater than Cold War bragging. Unless natural resources can be pillaged and slave labor secured there is no real incentive for anyone who can to go to space., and as we know, there is sadly no evidence of slave labor, aka aliens, despite some claims. As for natural resources well Google seems to be on to something, minerals something..?
Anyway, Americans need to watch less bad television and put more faith in Google and less in NASA.

about a year and a half ago
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71 Percent of U.S. See Humans On Mars By 2033

drankr nah and meh (266 comments)

First of all, the U.S. will be sending (uniformed) humans to Africa, Middle East, and such places. There are wars to be fought there, forget about space exploration.
And then, what's on Mars? For what reason would any country "send humans" to Mars specifically?
Finally, as a species we are clearly intellectually and consequently technologically unable to become what they call "space-faring".
On the bright side, at any second of any day we might be contacted by aliens who will be generous and kind to share their knowledge with us. Like in a movie.
Yeah I think that's our best bet for a bright future.

about a year and a half ago
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Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto

drankr Re:it's too soon... (144 comments)

I tell you, those astronomers may be racist. Anyroads, how's country & western for them moons?

about a year and a half ago
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Vote To Name Two Newly Discovered Moons of Pluto

drankr it's too soon... (144 comments)

I still haven't gotten over Pluto's demotion. I just don't wanna revisit that whole thing. Moon, shmoon, whatever, it will never be the same.
Anyway I'm sure somebody out there's already got perfectly good names for them...

about a year and a half ago
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Games Workshop Bullies Author Over Use of the Words 'Space Marine'

drankr space marine... (211 comments)

The issue of the dumbness of these two words put together has worried me for some time now. Perhaps the lady should go for "naval spaceman". Makes as little sense, but will save her some aggro.

about a year and a half ago
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Kepler: Many Red Dwarfs Have Earth-SIzed Planets Too

drankr Re:14 LY from earth? (132 comments)

It must've been fun writing the script for that series. "40-Eridani-System" XD Pretty much sky was the limit for throwing random shit in.
Anyway Vulcans are weird. I vote that first contact should be made with the other ones.. Romulans.
On topic, since noticing the other night for the first time that Betelgeuse actually looks red in the sky, and reading up on it, I've decided I'm interested in red super giants. This story about dwarfs currently has no appeal for me.

about a year and a half ago

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