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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

durin How does that add up? (610 comments)

I pay >$500/yr today. For slow internet with ads.

Where do I sign up?

about two weeks ago
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Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

durin By all means (914 comments)

Let's fuck up already fucked-up persons more. Way to go civilized society.

Someone stop the world, I want to get off here.

about 5 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

durin Re:Duplicity. (983 comments)

I'm sure there must be something I'm missing in your reasoning.
How do you make sure that the files on the "other side" are not read by anyone? Sounds like you just transfer the files (presumably using rsync over ssh) and leave them plain on the remote server. With duplicity, the encryption and decryption is all handled on the client side.

about 6 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

durin Re:Duplicity. (983 comments)

Sounds nice. I'll have to try that.

about 6 months ago
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Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough

durin Re:Schizophrenia (160 comments)

Huh? The statement "Schizophrenia is not orthogonal to intelligence" does not say that schizophrenia == intelligence (while your own statement says that schizophrenia != intelligence), it says that just because someone is schizophrenic it does not mean that they're not intelligent.

about 6 months ago
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Assange's Lawyers: Follow Swedish Law, Interrogate Him In the UK

durin Re:If this argument had any legal standing (377 comments)

Why would they do that when it hasn't even come to the courts yet? This is about the prosecutor wanting to conduct an interview in Sweden, and refusing to go outside Sweden to do the interview.

about 7 months ago
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Assange's Lawyers: Follow Swedish Law, Interrogate Him In the UK

durin Re:Internal politics? (377 comments)

"Assange is avoiding ARREST"

Well, technically, he's avoiding a hearing on Swedish soil, which really isn't a criminal offense.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users

durin Re:Who cares? (182 comments)

I care.

Who's paying for the bandwidth the ads use up? Probably not Mozilla.
What if your connection has a bandwidth cap or you pay per MB for traffic?

about 7 months ago
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The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

durin Re:They don't know if it wasn't there (274 comments)

You're absolutely right. I didn't really consider that they'd never actually seen it before.

Although one would think that people would think twice when picking and eating mushrooms they have never seen before...

Oh well, people have done things way more stupid than that before.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla To Show Sponsored Links To First-Time Firefox Users

durin Re:RIP (182 comments)

Those ads have to come from somewhere not local to the workstation FF is running on. That means that they eat bandwidth. What if you have a bandwith cap? What if you have to pay for each MB of traffic?

If they do this, its bye-bye FF for me :(

about 7 months ago
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

durin Re:Typo? (96 comments)

I really think it "glitch".

about 7 months ago
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The Death Cap Mushroom Is Spreading Across the US

durin People don't know this? (274 comments)

The Death Cap is something I learned as a child not to touch, and I teach my kids that too. It's pretty common where I live to learn which things in nature are edible and what to watch out for. I had the impression most people around the world had that kind of education "built in". Is that not the case in the US these days?

about 7 months ago
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Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands

durin Re:so..what will the future bring? (118 comments)

Everyone is already a criminal. It's just a matter of finding what crime they're guilty of.

about 7 months ago
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RF Safe-Stop Shuts Down Car Engines With Radio Pulse

durin What about the effects to humans? (549 comments)

What frequency and power is this? Standing in front of a real radar transmitter is basically like cramming yourself into a microwave oven and hitting the power switch. Not so healthy. And he's basically saying that "It's a small radar transmitter"

about 9 months ago
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European Parliament Culls Public Wi-Fi Access After Email Hack

durin Re:forcing them to cutoff access? (68 comments)

You're way to gullible.
"Indefinitely" in political terms is more or less equivalent to "permanently".

about 9 months ago
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Futuremark Delists Samsung and HTC Android Devices for Cheating 3DMark

durin Re:3DMark cheats, so no wonder it is cheated (188 comments)

"He had a different name for it; he mentioned it frequently."
Really? Sounds more like you misunderstanding what he meant.

"You just aren't up on reading comprehension for the stupidest of the Apple Haters."
Apple hater? Sounds more like your own reading comprehension skills could use a bit of attention.

about 9 months ago
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Futuremark Delists Samsung and HTC Android Devices for Cheating 3DMark

durin Re:3DMark cheats, so no wonder it is cheated (188 comments)

"That is an incredibly ignorant statement. iOS has been since the beginning chock full of battery life optimizations"
Where did he mention iOS/iPhone? He could be comparing two Android phones, you know...

So, to paraphrase yourself: "That is an incredibly ignorant statement.".

about 9 months ago

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