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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

dwarfsoft Re:Tick (701 comments)

This! Spoooooooooooooooooooooooooooon!

about 1 month ago

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

dwarfsoft Re:ok if your car is new (432 comments)

Australia deployed Ethanol nation wide... and do you know what? I now purchase 95 octane to avoid it. I like to be able to make it through a week with a specific mileage without having to refuel. E10 is everywhere here (and sometimes it's disguised under the 91 or 93 octane label instead of being branded "E10". Anecdotally it costs more to run E10 from a fuel consumption to mileage ratio.

about 3 months ago

Students Remember Lectures Better Taking Notes Longhand Than Using Laptops

dwarfsoft Re:You know what worked better for me then longhan (191 comments)

...and some people spend lecture time at the Pool Table and prefer to learn from the books and Tutorials.

about 4 months ago

I prefer my peppers ...

dwarfsoft Re:Protip: EYES (285 comments)

Hahah, One of the guys at work had dosed his curry with Blairs Ultra Death and some 3am reserve.... he went to the bathroom and came back crying. This provided endless amusement to us in the years ahead.

about 5 months ago

I prefer my peppers ...

dwarfsoft Re:Carolina Reaper (285 comments)

I've got some Carolina Reaper seeds and will be growing in the next season. The hottest actual fruits I have grown at the moment are the Habaneros, but I've got a few Bhut Jolokia, Trinedad Scorpion, Butch T Scorpion, and a couple of other plants that are possibly of a size for producing fruit soon. I'll have quite a collection of chillies after a year. Then I'll try and make a killer hotsauce on par with Blairs Ultra Death.

about 5 months ago

Kickstarted Veronica Mars Promised Digital Download; Pirate Bay Delivers

dwarfsoft Re:How to Falsify Evolution (243 comments)

What they fail to see themselves is that they are blind and deaf to the real message, and therefore fail to heed the knowledge that is available to them. They should take heed of their own parable.

about 5 months ago

Prominent GitHub Engineer Julie Ann Horvath Quits Citing Harrassment

dwarfsoft Re:she's a nutcase (710 comments)

Nobody actually READS Slashdot. They only read snippets and come to their own conclusions, and berate the OP about how they are wrong. If they were actually reading slashdot they would be a far better prospect. You could also choose to only employ people that RTFA, which would discount most /.ers.

about 5 months ago

Australia's Failed Government-Owned Broadband

dwarfsoft Interesting Bias in this piece (1 comments)

"In 2005, as a consultant for Australian phone company Telstra, I helped CEO Sol Trujillo"... This is where you lost me. Sol Trujillo was interested only in keeping monopoly control over the infrastructure that the Howard Government sold him. He had no need to provide any infrastructure upgrades, and as such failed to do so. This led to the current state of affairs where the Government of the day realised that there was no buying back the infrastructure so they might as well roll out an entirely parallel one in order to provide competition in the marketplace. The problem now is that the Labor government that initiated this plan has been replaced by a Liberal Government that wants to sell this network back to Telstra leaving us in the same place as we were before, only there would be significant fibre backbone that now still relied on the last mile copper.

While the project had already run behind schedule under Labor (thanks to Asbestos related issues in Telstra owned and managed Pits among other things) the complete redesign to the Liberal FTTN plan has left this whole project in a shambles, completely cutting out the suburbs that were on the rollout plan, and halting rollout everywhere while they investigate and alter the entire project. Projects that deviate significantly from their original Designs are bound to run overtime and overbudget. The Abbott government has completely screwed over the Australian public on the one thing they didn't want changed at the last election.

about 5 months ago

Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

dwarfsoft Re: Was not arrested (287 comments)

What clink? He wasn't arrested. He hasn't even been approached by the police.

about 7 months ago

Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games

dwarfsoft Re:Most games can be registered with Steam (93 comments)

And to clarify, I now have about 150 games on steam, and at least 100 of those came from Humble bundles (I haven't purchased many from steam, but I have added non-steam games to my library).

about 9 months ago

Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games

dwarfsoft Re:Most games can be registered with Steam (93 comments)

By no means did I purchase all bundles, and some games (I only saw two in the quick look I had) were duplicated, and the list does not guarantee that they are available on Steam, but the count I got was 141:

A Virus Named TOM, Misfits Attic; Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Frictional Games; And Yet It Moves, Broken Rules; Anodyne, Analgesic Productions L.L.C.; Anomaly Korea, 11 bit studios; Anomaly Warzone Earth, 11 bit studios; Aquaria, Bit Blot; Atom Zombie Smasher, Blendo Games; Autonomous Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Avadon: The Black Fortress, Spiderweb Software; Avadon: The Black Fortress, Spiderweb Software; Avernum: Escape from the Pit, Spiderweb Software; Avernum: The Great Trials Trilogy, Spiderweb Software; Awesomenauts, Ronimo Games; BIT.TRIP BEAT, Gaijin Games; BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Gaijin Games; Bastion, Supergiant Games; Bastion, Supergiant Games; Beat Hazard Ultra, Cold Beam Games Ltd; Black Lake Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Blades of Avernum, Spiderweb Software; Blocks That Matter, Swing Swing Submarine; Botanicula, Amanita Design; Braid, Number None; Brazen Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Broken Sword: Director's Cut, Revolution Software; Brütal Legend, Double Fine Productions; Canabalt, Semi Secret Software; Capsized, Alientrap Games; Cave Story+, Studio Pixel; Chocolate Castle, Lexaloffle Games; City Generator Tech Demo, Introversion Software; Closure, Eyebrow Interactive; Cogs, Lazy 8 Studios; Cortex Command, Data Realms; Costume Quest, Double Fine Productions; Costume Quest Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Crayon Physics Deluxe, Kloonigames; DEFCON, Introversion Software; Darwinia, Introversion Software; Dear Esther, thechineseroom; Dungeon Defenders + All DLC, Trendy Entertainment; Dungeons of Dredmor, Gaslamp Games; Dustforce, Hitbox Team; Dynamite Jack, Hassey Enterprises, Inc.; EDGE, Mobigame; Eets Munchies, Klei Entertainment; English Country Tune, Increpare Games; Eufloria HD, Omni Systems; FEZ, Polytron Corporation; FTL: Faster than Light, Subset Games; Fieldrunners, Subatomic Studios; Fractal, Cipher Prime Studios; Frozen Synapse, Mode 7 Games; Gish, Cryptic Sea; Gratuitous Space Battles, Positech Games; Greed Corp, Vanguard Games; Hack n' Slash Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Hammerfight, Kranx Productions; Happy Song Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Hotline Miami, Dennaton Games; Incredipede, Northway Games; Indie Game: The Movie, BlinkWorks; Jack Claw, Frozenbyte; Jamestown, Final Form Games; Jasper's Journeys, Lexaloffle Games; King's Bounty: Armored Princess, 1C Company; King's Bounty: Crossworlds, 1C Company; King's Bounty: The Legend, 1C Company; Kooky, Biograf; LIMBO, Playdead; Legend of Grimrock, Almost Human; Little Inferno, Tomorrow Corporation; Lone Survivor, Jasper Byrne; Lugaru HD, Wolfire Games; Machinarium, Amanita Design; Mark of the Ninja, Klei Entertainment; McPixel, Sos; Multiwinia, Introversion Software; Nethergate: Resurrection, Spiderweb Software; NightSky, Nicalis; Offspring Fling, KPULV; Oil Rush, Unigine Corp; Organ Trail: Director's Cut, The Men Who Wear Many Hats; Osada, Amanita Design; Osmos, Hemisphere Games; Penumbra Overture, Frictional Games; Prison Architect Preorder, Introversion Software; Proteus, Ed Key & David Kanaga; Psychonauts, Double Fine Productions; Revenge of the Titans, Puppy Games; Rochard, Recoil Games; Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, Ratloop Asia; Samorost 2, Amanita Design; Shadowgrounds, Frozenbyte; Shadowgrounds: Survivor, Frozenbyte; Shank, Klei Entertainment; Shank 2, Klei Entertainment; Shatter, Sidhe; Snapshot, Retro Affect; Snuggle Truck, Owlchemy Labs; Solar 2, Murudai; Space Pirates and Zombies, MinMax Games; SpaceChem, Zachtronics; Spacebase DF-9 Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Spirits, Spaces of Play; Splice, Cipher Prime Studios; Stacking, Double Fine Productions; Stealth Bastard Deluxe, Curve Studios; Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, Kot in Action Creative Artel; Super Hexagon, Terry Cavanagh; Super Meat Boy, Team Meat; Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, Superbrothers + CAPY + Jim Guthrie; Swords & Soldiers HD, Ronimo Games; TRAUMA, Krystian Majewski; The Bard's Tale, inXile entertainment; The Basement Collection, Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel; The Binding Of Isaac, Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl; The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC, Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl; The First Avernum Trilogy, Spiderweb Software; The Geneforge Saga, Spiderweb Software; The White Birch Prototype, Double Fine Productions; Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell; Ticket to Ride, Days of Wonder; Tiny & Big in Grandpa's Leftovers, Black Pants Game Studio; Toki Tori, Two Tribes; Torchlight, Runic Games; Trine, Frozenbyte; Trine 2: Complete Story, Frozenbyte; Uplink, Introversion Software; VVVVVV, Terry Cavanagh; Vessel, Strange Loop Games; Voxatron, Lexaloffle Games; Voxel Tech Demo, Introversion Software; Waking Mars, Tiger Style; Windosill, Vector Park; Wizorb, Tribute Games; World Of Goo, 2D Boy; Worms Reloaded, Team 17; Zen Bound 2, Secret Exit Ltd.; Zen Puzzle Garden, Lexaloffle Games

about 9 months ago

My productivity peaks between...

dwarfsoft Re:At Red Bull thirty (309 comments)

Somebody has been watching too much Yes Man! ... that person is probably me, for getting the reference.

about 10 months ago

What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

dwarfsoft Re: Sugar (926 comments)

I think the main issue is they are adding more HFCS to everything, not less. This is what is affecting us, and it's getting worse as time goes on.

1 year,21 hours

What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

dwarfsoft Re:Sugar (926 comments)

Really. So you think it is chemically the same as glucose? The difference is that sucrose provides half sucrose half fructose. The fructose gets metabolized in an entirely different way to the glucose.

The two main issues are that fructose by itself provides energy in such a way that it does not make the body feel "full", and that unlike the normal sugar we would expect (sucrose) we get no glucose from using it as an alternative.

Normal consumption of fructose in a natural setting also would include fibre which helps signal the body about satiation. This has been a major contributing factor in the whole "processed foods" vs "weight gain" issue. HCFS is a major component of most of the processed products that we rely on for our bulk energy needs. Really, do take a look at the lecture. The biochemistry component on how fructose gets metabolized in the liver is very interesting.

1 year,23 hours

Australian Government Initiates Covert Internet Censorship

dwarfsoft Re:Idiots... (104 comments)

They were the only one who could get me onto ADSL2+, due to their want to RIM all newer developments. I'm glad to finally get the speeds I should have had years ago, but now I'm locked in for another 1.5 years. The price is not so good, though.

about a year ago

Australian Government Initiates Covert Internet Censorship

dwarfsoft Idiots... (104 comments)

Interestingly I can still access the blocked site, so looks like they've undone that (I'm on Telstra at the moment... Don't ask). Also interesting is that they just dismantled the filtering scheme in the budget overnight, so with any luck it goes away altogether. The ACL are not particularly happy about it though (but who cares about them).

As is linked in TFS, the filter list that some ISPs may have implemented is the Interpol one. Certainly not as broad-reaching as the original Conroy planned one.

about a year ago

Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a $248 Win8 PC.

dwarfsoft Re: I can assure you... (642 comments)

Is it Cluster Aware? So far I haven't found a lot that really is, even when they claim it is.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Found Calculators?

dwarfsoft Re:Doing the right thing (302 comments)

No Silicon Heaven? That's preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

about 2 years ago

Trolling Al Qaeda... For Peace?

dwarfsoft Re:Right (207 comments)

Even logical argument wont work due to cognitive dissonance and a desire to hold on to your values despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Satire would probably just rile them up more.

more than 2 years ago



WikiLeaks cleared of Wrongdoing by AFP

dwarfsoft dwarfsoft writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dwarfsoft (461760) writes "The AFP had been investigating WikiLeaks since November 30 and have said today that they have detected no offences. Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who had accused WikiLeaks and Julian Assange of acting Illegally before retracting her statements, has responded to the findings describing the site as grossly irresponsible and maintaining that she was not a fan of it.

Ms Gillard is under increasing pressure over her position against WikiLeaks after an open letter from Australian media organisations showing support for WikiLeaks as a member of the press."

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