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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

itzly Re:Spoiled much? (128 comments)

Often, after dinner I want to watch a movie. Average size is about 1GB. Right now I get about 40Mbps, so that takes less than 5 minutes, which is short enough that you can start the download, fix something to drink, go to the bathroom, and the movie will be ready to watch. With 6.5Mbps that would be more than 20 minutes. Quite unacceptable, as you can understand.

about an hour ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

itzly Re:This is just wrong. (524 comments)

The fake chips have the FTDI logo written on the package, so they are violating the trademark.

10 hours ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

itzly Re:Dear Canada.... (469 comments)

But unfortunately, it doesn't get to the solution any better. Often, these people were not extremists until the morning they woke up to kill somebody. However, there's a good chance they were already radical islamists the day before.

11 hours ago
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

itzly Re:Dear Canada.... (469 comments)

Uh, no, there are as many different forms of Islam as there are muslims. Some muslims may be moderate, a few may even be very moderate, but plenty are not.

12 hours ago
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First Evidence of Extrasolar Planets Discovered In 1917

itzly Re:Actually... (55 comments)

Well, to be fair, van Maanen did more than see a photon. He did analysis of a strange phenomenon and documented it.

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

itzly Re:Systematic bias, but also something else (715 comments)

If you really have to work against it, are you really letting your kids explore their own interests ?

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

itzly Re:What? (715 comments)

Male fashion designers are free to make similar pushes for the legitimacy of fashion design as a male career option.

Sure, but why should they waste their energy on political issues when they can just focus their energy at trying to make the best possible fashion designs ? The fact is that 99.9% of men have no interest in becoming a fashion designer, even if it was an easy option.

yesterday
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

itzly Re:What? (715 comments)

And men are discouraged from becoming fashion designers, and yet some of the best fashion designers are men. Yes, it's harder to succeed in technical careers as a woman. Deal with it. Start your own business.

yesterday
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

itzly Re:I'm still waiting... (156 comments)

We should also incinerate our crops as worthless biological waste so that no corporation can profit from them. Because, you know, profit is evil.

yesterday
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

itzly Re:I'm still waiting... (156 comments)

In all of these examples, there's somebody else that's much closer that cares. But the embryo doesn't care, and if its mother doesn't care, why should I ?

yesterday
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'Microsoft Lumia' Will Replace the Nokia Brand

itzly Re:lumia... (148 comments)

And Microsoft had tuned the OS so that rebooting the phone only takes 2.3 seconds, which means you don't have to wait very long if you want to turn the flashlight on.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

itzly Re:good (319 comments)

Obviously getting stabbed or strangled is just as bad as getting shot, but before somebody can stab or strangle you, they need to get up close first, and you can only get close to one person at the time. And if that person happens to be bigger and stronger, there's no guarantee that it will even work. With a gun, against an unarmed opponent, it's a lot easier and quicker, even if the opponent is bigger and stronger.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

itzly Re:good (319 comments)

If real guns are better and cheaper than 3D printed guns, then gun companies need not worry about lost revenues either.

yesterday
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

itzly Re:good (319 comments)

Blowing yourself up requires explosives, and even then you can only do it once. It is much more effective to walk around a few airports, malls and movie theatres spraying a large number of people who are then unaware of the fact they may have caught ebola, and help spread it even further.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

itzly Re:good (319 comments)

Since ebola requires touching bodily fluids, a better way would be to collect fluids from ebola sufferers, and spray it on people with a perfume spray bottle.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

itzly Re:good (319 comments)

If there's already a law that forbids owning a gun, then there's no need for an additional law specifically targetting 3D printed guns.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

itzly "The time has changed" (171 comments)

Please reboot for the change to take effect...

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

itzly Re:Not a surprise, but is it just one ingredient? (420 comments)

No, the Atkins diet works because most people will automatically limit themselves when eating a diet high in fat and proteins, whereas the sugar/fat combination we find in many (processed) foods does not nearly have the same effect, making it more likely for people to eat excessively on those.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

itzly Re: Research Paper Link (420 comments)

It pretty nonsensical statement, considering that natural fruit juices have a wide difference in the fructose/glucose ratio. Apple juice is very high in fructose, whereas grape juice is very high in glucose, to name two examples. High fructose corn syrup is in the middle.

2 days ago
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

itzly Re:Overly broad? (420 comments)

Your body only needs a little bit of glucose to survive, and that little bit can be synthesized in the liver from protein and/or some types of fat.

2 days ago

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