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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

glavenoid Re:Why? (769 comments)

Either the coffee solution requires EXTENSIVE testing, or it requires minimal muss/fuss.

Who said anything about requirements?

These things seem mutually exclusive,

This is where "to seem" bears its ugly teeth when one extrapolates based on a faulty and incorrect assumption.

about 6 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

glavenoid Re:Why? (769 comments)

Not the guy you responded to but I use and am a big fan of the same thing.

Doesn't that require a separate filter for each cup?

Yeah, but they're cheap and very convenient for preparation and clean-up.

And a tea kettle or some other 3rd party heating solution?

Yes, but once you know how long it takes for e.g. a microwave to safely get a certain amount of water to the optimal temperature for a single serving it takes a very short amount of time. I know my microwave at home takes 2 min to get 12 oz of cold water to the perfect brewing temp.

Also I know that the particular vessel I use to microwave water has nucleation points which allows the water to safely come to a roiling boil which keeps the water from superheating and exploding.

about 6 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

glavenoid Re:Why? (769 comments)

This right here. Single cup of whatever happens to be my favorite coffee of choice at the moment, brewed to my exact specifications (many data gathered after *extensive* testing), with minimal muss and minimal fuss. As much as I like other brewing methods (moka pot, French press, Turkish coffee, other "hipster" methods...) this single-cup drip method takes the cake for excellent taste and convenience.

about 6 months ago
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Chrome 33 Nixes Option To Fall Back To Old 'New Tab' Page

glavenoid Re:Chrome (125 comments)

Ctrl+k puts focus in the omni/address bar with a "?" which tells chrome you want to search rather than go to a url. Alternatively, you can add the ? as the first character in the address/omibar and this will also initiate a search rather than going to the site.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

glavenoid Re:Kerbal Space Program! (669 comments)

The expansions enhance the gameplay to such a degree it's practically a new game. If you're enjoying vanilla Civ V then you're in for a real treat should you get the expansions, though you might want to wait until they have the (most likely forthcoming) "complete edition" upgrade which contains all the content rather than buying via the piecemeal approach.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

glavenoid Re:Kerbal Space Program! (669 comments)

I just got into Civ V recently and got the monkey on my back too. To make it worse, Civ 4 complete was the humble bundle last week so I picked it up for cheap expecting to play it when Civ V lost its luster but now I'm engrossed in that game as well...

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

glavenoid Re:There are several good indie titles (669 comments)

My pc can't handle Gone Home so I watched a let's play video to check it out, and damn, that was one touching story. Major nostalgia trip for me. I'd say it's more of an "interactive nostalgia storytelling" than a game though.

about 6 months ago
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L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says

glavenoid Re:Beta interferes (158 comments)

I think that's actually a feature they play to implement *in* the beta.

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

glavenoid Re:Why? (578 comments)

If you can get korean stations then your mountainous propagation theory doesn't hold water you "Typical idiot autist geek, incapable of thinking of the most simple and logical issues."

PLONK

about 6 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

glavenoid Re:fuck the beta: fonts edition (77 comments)

My best guess is they're different accents based on your posting location. Helvetica is standard American English, Times New Roman is standard RP British English. At least that's how they sound to my eyes.

The italics are just drunk.

about 6 months ago
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Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht's Next Court Date Set For November

glavenoid Re:Mourning Slashdot ;( (77 comments)

The old page to purchase subscriptions and the FAQ which explains the subscription program.

I've never heard of such a thing, and I think I've read at least the subject of every story posted here since Oct 1998 when I met the /. guys at the Atlanta Linux Showcase.

You should take a remedial reading course if you missed this. It's been mentioned many, many times over the years. Or maybe get yourself checked for senility.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

glavenoid Re: No thanks (876 comments)

Yeah, but when you're high like on the Naked Now and you pull out all the little plastic cards so you can throw them into the air like pretty little snowflakes you're gonna make the crew of the Enterprise NCC-1701D have a bad time, even if you're fully functional and programmed in many techniques...

about 6 months ago
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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

glavenoid Re:Friend of mine just got cheap drugs from India (255 comments)

Damn, now I'm depressed thinking about that poor miserable dog in the kennel in the basement. Maybe I need some doggy prozac.

about 6 months ago
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Big Pharma Presses US To Quash Cheap Drug Production In India

glavenoid Re:Friend of mine just got cheap drugs from India (255 comments)

I don't know how I feel about antidepressants for dogs, or any other non-human animal for that matter. Can dogs be demonstrably depressed to a degree that they require medication rather than love and exercise? Or is this something that people who got a dog too big for their yard give to placate their pet when it spends 90% of its miserable life in a tiny kennel in the basement so it doesn't shed fur all over the sofa?

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

glavenoid Re:Why? (578 comments)

Precisely, so why should NBC have to pay for the bandwidth when there's already a well-established method of distribution in place which will cost them the same regardless of how many people consume that resource?

about 6 months ago
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US Cord Cutters Getting Snubbed From NBC's Olympic Coverage Online

glavenoid Re:Why? (578 comments)

It's silly since it's still available over-the-air for free anyway. Do these "cord cutter" people not have antennas?

about 6 months ago
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CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC

glavenoid Re:LHC didn't destroy the Unvierse? (238 comments)

Well, yes it did destroy the universe, but only after creating a new tiny universe which, incidentally, contained a tiny LHC to scale which was also creating a tinier universe which contained yet another tinier LHC and so on...

Matter of fact, I think our universe is one of those tiny ones somewhere on the line and our perception of time just hasn't caught up yet.

about 6 months ago
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Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater Spotted From Orbit

glavenoid Re:Whoops! (99 comments)

This is probably the one time in the history of slashdot I can see why the editor got the link wrong:

1. The submitter failed to include a link in the original submission.
4. And everything on slashdot seems to be out of order lately.
2. The editors are probably, uhh, preoccupied.
3. Soulskill probably still had the wrong link in the copy+paste buffer and didn't bother to check before posting.

about 6 months ago

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James Randi's Prize Remains Unclaimed. Again...

glavenoid glavenoid writes  |  more than 6 years ago

glavenoid (636808) writes "As you may remember, earlier this month James Randi offered up his $1,000,000 JREF prize to Pear Audio if they could prove their $7,250 speaker cable offered better sound quality than less expensive Monster brand Cables. After initially calling Randi's offer a hoax, Pear CEO Adam Blake decided to let double-blind testing proceed per equitable terms. However, Pear Audio has now withdrawn from the test."
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