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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

fuzzywig Re:i'm glad to work for free (394 comments)

AdBlock Plus has been blocking YouTube ads for years*, and Google don't seem to care, even though as far as I can tell, it's just blocking "ad3.swf" while allowing "watch_as3.swf", which can't be hard for Google to work around.

I can only assume that Google don't see it as much of a loss of revenue, or that whoever is in charge of the decision doesn't like adverts.

*(It wasn't until I was round at someone's house, and they showed me something on youtube which had an ad on it that I even realised they existed, apparently this was at least a year after they were introduced.)

about a week ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

fuzzywig Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

On point 3, any failed boosters would end up falling on France, or possibly Germany.

Ideal spot for a launch site!

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

fuzzywig Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

Ascension is a better choice, it's closer to the equator than St Helena, and we've basically give Diego Garcia to the yanks (and the British government of course doesn't give a flying fuck about the native people who were displaced from there).

about two weeks ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

fuzzywig Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

Nah mate, Ascension is closer to the equator and already has ESA facilities.

about two weeks ago
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The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

fuzzywig Re:Drake's equation did it in 1961 (28 comments)

We've got quite a good idea of R, the rate of star formation, and in the next 50 years or so we'll probably have a more precise value for fP, the number of stars that have planets.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

fuzzywig Re:Go Phone - AT&T Store (146 comments)

In the UK most pay-as-you-go carriers will give you a free SIM, often with £5-£10 worth of credit, as a way to get to you locked to their network.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

fuzzywig Re:You know ... (358 comments)

I'm not sure how dangerous it is in terms of speed, but in terms of distraction it's much worse than drink driving. For example.

about a month ago
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TrueCrypt Author Claims That Forking Is Impossible

fuzzywig Re:You keep using that word... (250 comments)

frogrot is my favourite word of today.

And yes, the (alleged) TC developer was doing a great job of avoiding the main questions "can we change the license on the code to GLP?" and "can we use the name TrueCrypt?". The original email even mentions that they foresee having to re-write chunks of the code.

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

fuzzywig Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

It's not really smugness, it's closer to the feeling you get when you understand something better than you did the day before, ("oh, that's how a carburettor works").

It's not necessarily a nice feeling, for example I know I'm not going to get to meet my dead granddad again, but I'd rather have it than be wandering around with false hope that somehow everything is going to be fine.

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

fuzzywig Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

To put it simply, in science classes you're taught science, and in religion classes you're taught religion. How complicated can that be?

about a month ago
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3-D Printing with Molten Steel (Video)

fuzzywig Re:Laser Sintering (104 comments)

We should start worrying about 3D printed guns when it becomes easier/cheaper to print a gun than it does to build one out of scrap in a basic machine shop. That day is a ways off yet.

about a month ago
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How Sabu Orchestrated the Hack of FBI Contractor ManTech

fuzzywig Re:Morons (34 comments)

So you're telling me I shouldn't trust anybody, but why should I trust you eh?
Nice try buddy, I'm going to be trusting everyone from now on.

about a month ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

fuzzywig Re: Useful Idiot or Russian Agent (346 comments)

Probably GCHQ in the UK, although given how closely they work with the NSA I'm not sure there's a substantive difference.

about a month and a half ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

fuzzywig Re:Well that makes no sense (346 comments)

"2. Why would Russia release this information? What do they have to gain from saying this?"

This guy isn't in Russia any more, he defected, so this is either disinformation from someone in the US/UK security apparatus, disinformation from the FSB just to screw with everyone, or possibly he just likes to see his name in the papers and has made it all up.
Either way it smells like propaganda of some form.

about a month and a half ago
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My Neighbor Totoro In Virtual Reality

fuzzywig Re:Not the best Demo for rift i've seen... (45 comments)

The new version is supposed to be much better at head tracking, as it's also using an external camera to track the position and orientation of the head-set. Plus, watching that video, I'm not sure if the video of his face is properly synced to the 3D view.

about 2 months ago
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Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

fuzzywig Re:Great site, if one is a warez hound... (80 comments)

It means to close the window shutters on something, like when a shop closes that metal grate over the entrance, it is being shuttered.

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

fuzzywig Re:But... (490 comments)

Bloody hard to buy ammunition here though, even if you do get hold of a gun. (without a license anyway)

about 2 months ago
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UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

fuzzywig Re:Actually, a gun is a useful machine (490 comments)

And the thrusters on the new Dragon 2 capsule are 3d printed using laser sintering. To be fair though, that sort of printer must cost way more than buying a gun, and more than a CNC machine which you could also use to make a gun.

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Drone Attack Strategy Against Al-Qaeda May Be Wrong

fuzzywig Re:Yes, you pretty much are... (433 comments)

"Why did they pick the US as a target? Because the US has been mucking about in their countries for decades."

And because the US government supports the government of Israel. I'm not saying that they are right or wrong to do so, but it is one of the main reasons the US is hated in the Middle East.

about 2 months ago

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