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Judge Suggests Apple Is "Smoking Crack" With Witness List In Samsung Case

insertwackynamehere Re:At first I thought the Judge was biased (318 comments)

With all due respect, in what world is $27 a day and lunch allowance anywhere near enough to cover the living expenses of an adult who is not salaried but commanding a respectable hourly salary like there is a good chance some of these jurors are?

about 2 years ago
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Chatbot Eugene Wins Biggest Turing Test Ever

insertwackynamehere Re:First post (235 comments)

You must be a machine. No human could ever get first post like this.

more than 2 years ago
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Reddit Cofounder Says Site Was Built By a Horde of Fake Accounts

insertwackynamehere Re:Le first post (192 comments)

Mod parent up

more than 2 years ago
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Red Wine and the Secret of Superconductivity

insertwackynamehere Re:In Deference to an old Shoe Cartoon (105 comments)

On one hand I enjoy imbibing and creating things and cocktails and liquor culture. On the other hand your friend sounds like an alcoholic with no knowledge of nutrition. Alcohol has calories, yes, but it's not that simple, even if you also "supplement" with protein fat and carb calories. You can't fill in the blanks starting from an alcohol diet; or rather you can due to the resilience of the body but it isn't healthy and will not be healthy in the long run.

more than 2 years ago
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Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

insertwackynamehere Re:Sounds fair enough (649 comments)

So your point is demand for portable computing is irrelevant because the demand is arbitrary and stupid and desired by the masses? Why do you think anything exists? Mobile phones with powerful capabilities are the only things ever that the public has wanted? Don't get so caught up with fact we use the term "phone" to describe personal pocket sized computing devices; mobile computing was science fiction and now it is reality. It happens to have a phone function built in, and it's lineage traces back to making phones mobile, but honestly most technology these days can trace back to phone network advances and yet we aren't all keeping to telephony with the tech itself.

more than 2 years ago
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Battleheart Developer Drops Android As 'Unsustainable'

insertwackynamehere Re:Who can blame them? (649 comments)

So two programming environments are bad? Everyone should settle on just one thing that works everywhere? And if not they hate FOSS?

more than 2 years ago
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Why Distributing Music As 24-bit/192kHz Downloads Is Pointless

insertwackynamehere Re:Pfft. (841 comments)

Finally a gold backed currency of the future: the bit coin on a gold CD-R.

more than 2 years ago
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Aderall Or Nothing: Anatomy of the Great Amphetamine Drought

insertwackynamehere Re:Looks like Mexico might have a solution (611 comments)

I worked at a front desk at a pool once. We sold OTC drugs like Tylenol. We had to charge a small price and could not recommend it or do anything except sell it to a person who had made the choice to buy it. I somehow think a teacher "diagnosing" someone would fall under the same provisions that prevented me from "prescribing" medication through any sort of recommendation.

about 2 years ago
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Reddit: No More Suggestive Content Featuring Minors

insertwackynamehere Re:I Left Today (722 comments)

I'd say it's much more like rape. Yeah it happens that some people have such a fetish but it is rooted in violence. I would hardly call it legitimate. I don't see violence driven people as being beneficial to society or having a drive that is worthy of objective consideration.

This crusade to draw parallels between Pedophilia and homosexuality is just as disgusting and obnoxious as when right wing pundits did it 10-15 years ago on Fox.

more than 2 years ago
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Reddit: No More Suggestive Content Featuring Minors

insertwackynamehere Re:Lax attitudes toward child pornography (722 comments)

I agree in spirit but you don't have to worry because a lot of places account for how someone in their late teens/early 20s may date someone who is not yet 18. I believe PA has a 3 or 4 year buffer, for example.

more than 2 years ago
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Samsung Reinvents Windows (Not the OS) With Touchscreen Display

insertwackynamehere Re:Weather app is a rip-off of OS X weather widget (227 comments)

I always heard dogs understand pointing unlike wolves which is offered as proof of how they are a species rooted in human domestication.

more than 2 years ago
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Malicious QR Code Use On the Rise

insertwackynamehere Re:Preview after scanning (234 comments)

How is this any different than any other situation involving links? What makes this a QR Code specific problem

more than 2 years ago
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How a Gesture Could Get Your Google+ Profile Picture Yanked

insertwackynamehere Re:Go cry to your mother (262 comments)

I don't actually think a company censoring is morally wrong. I would rather companies censor themselves as they want rather than the government censoring everyone. That way there will always be a place that is uncensored, filling that niche and meanwhile the people who want censorship are satiated by the other options rather than forcing the government to gaze into people's lives.

more than 2 years ago
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How a Gesture Could Get Your Google+ Profile Picture Yanked

insertwackynamehere Re:stop the typical /. nonsense (262 comments)

Are you actually this dumb or playing dress up

Google isn't banning anyone. It's a company providing a service. This isn't the Supreme Court passing down a decision here.

more than 2 years ago
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How a Gesture Could Get Your Google+ Profile Picture Yanked

insertwackynamehere Re:Go cry to your mother (262 comments)

Yeah it is a website. A website you don't have to join.

It's not a fucking law. It's a private business making business decisions. If you don't like it don't give them your business. It's the free market in action.

But you are too stupid too get that aren't you. Someone does something you don't like and it must be morally and legally wrong. It is sickening how many of you would puppet the law in your favor at the drop of a hat no matter how much anger you pretend to have against authoritarianism.

more than 2 years ago
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Liquid Metal Capsules Used To Make Self-Healing Electronics

insertwackynamehere Re:Crack Team? (135 comments)

Because of this anecdote you're wrong. Also what the hell, how many kids use crack on a regular basis? Yeah a lot of kids drink and smoke weed, we're not talking about the obvious here. PS: A good number of kids do use crack on a regular basis, they are the ones trapped in the cycle of poverty.

more than 2 years ago
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Do You Really Need a Smart Phone?

insertwackynamehere Re:Shocked. (851 comments)

The argument here is "I don't need it", "Well I do need it", "YOU FUCKING MORON HOW DARE YOU DISAGREE WITH MY PERSONAL NEEDS". This entire article is complete flamebait. Slashdot is a joke. How can an argument literally consist of multiple parties describing why, in their personal lifestyles, they individually need or don't need a certain type of cellular phone. OH BUT LOL CELL PHONES ARE TECH SO ITS ALL GOOD THIS IS SLASHDOT no this is arguing about the Kardashians except with some half assed "nerdy" basis

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Tells India It Won't Help Censor the Web

insertwackynamehere Re:Duh... (168 comments)

How do you know that's the truth? There is a good chance the powers that be dislike censorship as much as everyone else in the software realm and now that they have some real power are exercising their right to resist censorship in a way that makes an impact.

more than 2 years ago

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Power Issues

insertwackynamehere insertwackynamehere writes  |  more than 8 years ago

For the last few months I've noticed a slight problem with my PC's power, but its just gotten worse. At first, just a few (decorative) lights on my case were dim and flickery, and then the temperature readout also started to become dim and flickery. Of course, looks aside, there was no problem and I tried to ignore it. A few weeks ago however, booting up became equivalent to starting up a car in which the engine wont turn over. The computer would power up, and restart and power up again hitting the boot process and then restart again. This would repeat a number of times until finally it would start up regulary. More recently, the computer would randomly reboot occasionally, but while annoying, it was not too common. Today it randomly rebooted 3 or 4 times.

I finally opened it up, and checked the power connections (not too thorougly I admit) and also the power switch motherboard connection. Everything seemed in order, but the problem kept occuring. I've decided on my own (and my uncle who taught me most of what I know also said separatly on the phone) that its either a connection (unlikly), the power supply itself (most likely) or flucuations in the power coming into the system.

As of now, its most likely the power supply dying or being overused. Seeing as how I haven't added new components for a year and the problems just started, it's most likely dying. Replacing my power supply, while a common procedure and not too complicated, is going to not be much fun seeing as how its tedious and I've never actually done it before (I only know from some A+ hardware books I've read).

So, if anyone reads this, wish me luck, and leave any comments pertaining to my problem if you think I've missed something or have advice. Of course, before doing this, I'm going to probably get a voltometer or whatever thier called to test if my ps is actually failing (I want confirmation before I undertake a huge procedure) so if anyone has voltometer suggestions I'd appreciate that too.

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