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Gene Therapy Converts Heart Cells Into "Biological Pacemakers"

graphius Re:And What Of the Gay Gene? (26 comments)

When will democracy finally have somthing they can point to that really works to fix politicians?

FTFY

FTFY again

about two weeks ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

graphius Re:Derp (168 comments)

a properly managed windows box is good, a poorly managed windows box is crap a properly managed linux box is pretty much bomb proof, a poorly managed linux box is good.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

graphius Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

As an outsider, sometimes I wonder if the US is really trying to kill itself. Arrogant attitudes like this ruling make it more difficult for companies to do business there.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

graphius Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

This deserves mod points. This is one reason many companies are leery of storing private data in the cloud (among other reasons)

about two weeks ago
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Want To Ensure Your Personal Android Data Is Truly Wiped? Turn On Encryption

graphius Re:srm -v -z (91 comments)

or "see here"

about two weeks ago
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BlackBerry Back In Profit

graphius Re:Blackberry will probably be my next phone (67 comments)

I would say the exact opposite.

My personal phone is a nexus 5. I was given a blackberry z-10 as a work phone. In almost every way I prefer the Android. Better keyboard, better predective text. better sound quality, better screen, better camera...

I do like the blackberry hub, and in some ways I like the Blackberry approach to email.

In summary, I would say the Blackberry is a decent communication device and a crappy pocket computer. The Nexus 5 is an excellent pocket computer and a decent communication device.

about a month ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

graphius Backup? (396 comments)

shouldn't you have backups?

about a month and a half ago
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Electrical Control of Nuclear Spin Qubits: Important Step For Quantum Computing

graphius Re:Stumpum Computing (42 comments)

This needs at least a +3 Funny

about 2 months ago
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Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System

graphius Re:Probably not. Cancer? (148 comments)

i'm sorry, your random word generator does not pass the Turing test.

about 2 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

graphius Re:A firearm that depends on a battery? (1374 comments)

people are worried about home invasions once a year? Maybe it is time to move...

about 3 months ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

graphius Re:...news for nerds.. (405 comments)

Why is this not modded +5 Funny

about 3 months ago
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Cody Wilson Interview at Reason: Happiness Is a 3D Printed Gun

graphius Re:Getting attention at the expense of 3D printing (207 comments)

I wish I had not just spent my last mod points. If someone is stupid enough to try and make a 3d printed gun (a opposed to machining one out of metal, as suggested below) let them blow themselves up. A gun is simple to make, Kirk made one from some bamboo, rocks and minerals...

about 3 months ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

graphius Re:Call me a rock wielding barbarian (127 comments)

But I absolutely, totally LOVE depth of field. Screw the art school graduates. I bought a large screen digital tv for the illusion of a window upon the world.

I would like to think -- I sincerely HOPE -- that artificially inducing audience "focus" by depth of field will be as quaint as silent movie captions in 50 years.

I had a good run of several hundred years though...

about 3 months ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

graphius Re:Why? (127 comments)

That is dumb. Less information. I want to have everything crisp. I want to see everything I can. Not some artsy bs. Damn hipster old notalgic tech bullshit.

You may need to replace your eyes then https://xkcd.com/1080/

about 3 months ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

graphius Re:Why? (127 comments)

decent quality 50mm lens (widely known as a portrait lens because of its shallow depth of field)

Widely known where? Round these parts it's a 90 or a 105, assuming you're talking 35mm film.

I think the poster was talking crop sensor cameras, where a 50mm produces the same size image as a 75mm on a full frame (35mm) camera. On a side note, I never got the 50mm hysteria. I always found it either too long or too short when used with 35mm. It was a nice wide angle focal length on 4x5 though...

about 3 months ago
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Google and Facebook: Unelected Superpowers?

graphius Who watches the watchers (243 comments)

We need oversight for government, and we need oversight for corporations. We the people* don't give a crap as long as our ipad can stream entertainment. Sometimes I wonder if democracy is dead.

about 3 months ago
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Mathematicians Devise Typefaces Based On Problems of Computational Geometry

graphius Re:Spoiler: The fonts look awful! (60 comments)

that I would like to see... PS. for all the naysayers here, There are MANY fonts that approach illegibility and are used for style only. I once worked in a sign shop and we had a poster with thousands of fonts. Admittedly we did not use many of them, but occasionally one of the esoteric ones would be perfect for a job. These fonts, as well as being mathematical curiosities could be used for specific circumstances.

about 3 months ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

graphius Re:If I have kids... (355 comments)

I wish there was a "sad" mod. you have kids and you don't know how to play with them?

about 3 months ago
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It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

graphius Re:I don't think people care (470 comments)

Or fanboys. ;)

Fixed that for you...

about 4 months ago

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Who to replace DynDNS

graphius graphius writes  |  about 4 months ago

graphius (907855) writes "I have used Dyn.com for many years to maintain easy access to my home server* Now DynDNS is ending their free service. $25 per year is very cheap, but all I need is one host name for my dynamic IP. What do other slashdotters use? or should I just upgrade to an overkill pro account?

*I use my home server for a personal egroupware install (calendar, file manager, to do list, etc) as well as a test server for tweaking websites."

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setting up a personal cloud

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 2 years ago

graphius (907855) writes "I have a start-up project where a small group of us will need to share fairly large image files over the internet. I would prefer to host something on my small Linux server from home. I have tried owncloud (owncloud.org) but I can't get it to show thumbnails. EyeOS(eyeos.org) looks interesting, but it seems a bit heavy and the free version seems limited. If the rest of the group were a bit more computer savy, I would set up a webdav share, but I will not always be around to fix access problems.
I would also like the system to be multi-platform (at least Linux and Mac) and expandable as our needs grow.
Am I asking too much, or is this possible on the small scale I am interested in?"
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Fashion industry seems more sane than software

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 2 years ago

graphius writes "A French fashion designer is suing another French fashion designer. This is not nerd news except when you look at the many lawsuits in the tech industry.
Many people on slashdot agree that copyright and patent laws are out of hand. Why is it that the fashion industry seems able to keep things under control?"

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MSN messenger to charge for service

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 6 years ago

graphius writes "MSN messenger, the popular messaging service, will soon be charge for use, according to the BBC. "Any move by MSN to start fee-charging would pave the way for its competitors yahoo.com and aol.com to follow suit." "But it has yet to be proved whether the public likes the internet enough to actually spend hard-earned cash on it." What do you think? will this be a boon for open source alternatives like Pidgin?"
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