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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Jeff Flanagan Re:What good is aid going to do (221 comments)

>This is full on Breitbart.com level of nutjobbery.

The Republicans put a lot of work into disconnecting conservatives from reality, it would be surprising if it didn't spill over onto sites that aren't devoted to lying to conservatives to keep them confused and hateful.

3 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Jeff Flanagan Re:I've never understood this... (949 comments)

>They don't want the kids to learn science or even mention things like evolution...
>Is their religion on such shaky grounds that it can't stand up to some critical thinking?

Name one religion than isn't on shaky ground and can stand up to critical thinking. Religion is way past its sell-by date, and is obviously pure fantasy.

3 days ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

Jeff Flanagan Re:Dear Getty (81 comments)

>More people seeing the aren't will me your collection is worth more money.

Posting via voice recognition?

about two weeks ago
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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

Jeff Flanagan Re:Don't point that thing at me! (143 comments)

Or something not hardened properly responding to radiation in space. I however prefer the alien sat thief hypothesis

about two weeks ago
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Moto 360 Reviews Arrive

Jeff Flanagan Re:Battery life seems to be a killer (87 comments)

>I've seen a lot of people on this site bash smartwatches if they have less than a week of battery life, and that always seemed like overkill to me.

Yes, that would be an insane requirement. People with that kind of attitude are just a waste of time since they're in the market for a product that does not exist.


>I suspect a lot of people (most?) are like me and take off their watches at night anyways

That means you can't have any sleep-monitoring functionality in the watch, and health tracking is the only thing that will get many of us to strap something to our wrists, since watches have been made obsolete by our phones. A 24 hour charge, with a very fast charger or easily replaceable battery is the only way to make this work. Charging one battery while you're using the other, and making a quick swap is probably the best solution with current technology.

Btw, "anyways" isn't a word.

about two weeks ago
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Moto 360 Reviews Arrive

Jeff Flanagan Re:A watch? (87 comments)

>Why would I want my wrist encumbered with anything, let alone a watch? Wherefore art thou oh smart ring?

Why would you want your fingers encumbered with anything, and why wold you want to switch to a device that needs to be charged every 5 minutes when a smart-watch can run for 12 hours.

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

Jeff Flanagan Re:Say what now? (110 comments)

What's not to get? He's trying to drive traffic to a non-corporate site that's trying to be what Slashdot once was before Dice came along.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Jeff Flanagan Re:DRM (448 comments)

>Name one DRM scheme that hasn't been cracked?

Whatever DirecTV is using. It's been secure for over a decade now.

about two weeks ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Jeff Flanagan Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

>But in terms of eating, 100 calories can be pretty small. That's less than a typical can of soda.

Cutting sugar-based drinks out of my diet was the biggest help, followed by cutting way back on my pizza intake. Switching to meat-based snacks with some fat in them made me feel full on many less calories than when I was eating a ton of sugar and carbs. I went from 6'2" 165lbs, to 115lbs with more muscle, and feel at least a decade younger than when I was overweight. I had felt old and used up, but that was just poor nutrition and lack of exercise, not old age.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware

Jeff Flanagan Re:NX and SSE2 (188 comments)

They initially offered it in the store, and that buggy release crashed some PCs, including one of mine, on install. It then encouraged us to reinstall Windows from scratch, losing data, even though it was possible to recover back to Win 8.0 without data loss. It was a mess.

They later moved it to Windows update, where it automatically installed correctly even on PCs that were screwed up by the Windows store 8.1 release, so I think you're imagining something that's not the actual reason, and the real reason was to drive traffic to the nearly-useless Windows Store.

about three weeks ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Jeff Flanagan Re:Well, There You Go. (708 comments)

You sound as far gone as Glenn Beck. You're completely lost if you actually believe the wingnut delusion that you've posted.

about three weeks ago
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Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Jeff Flanagan Re:Beyond what humans can do (708 comments)

It's funny how delusional people like frikken lazers think that pointing out that he's in Republican alternate reality means that nuts are censoring his message. These AGW deniers are just as cracked as evolution deniers, and are often the same people. I hope he gets some professional help.

about three weeks ago
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Whole Organ Grown In Animal For First Time

Jeff Flanagan Re:Prior art (77 comments)

What do you think went into the zygote? No eggs, or more than one egg?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Jeff Flanagan Re:Very subjective (382 comments)

If someone is so crazy that they think a sky-fairy poofed the world into existence 5000 years ago, they might as well be a troll. Opposing viewpoints that are based in fantasy don't add anything to the discussion, and might as well be removed since all they do is remind us that there's a know-nothing subculture in America.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

Jeff Flanagan Re:First World Problems (154 comments)

>A "Zero G" chair, like the ones by Human Touch (I use a Human Touch Perfect Chair),

Wow, the table part of those chairs is about the price I'd expect the whole chair to be, and the chair costs as much as a decent motorcycle.

about a month ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

Jeff Flanagan Re:This is going to end so well for them! (147 comments)

Of course it this case it IS ethically right. There's no moral requirement to let abusive users who violate the TOS take up far more than their share of a limited resource.

about a month ago
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Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

Jeff Flanagan Re:Of course (141 comments)

You can't blame the summary.

Anyone who's been here for more than a couple of days knows that the summaries are often extremely misleading.

about a month ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

Jeff Flanagan Re:Thank GOD (96 comments)

4K video and pictures on a tablet would look amazing, and a 4K display could display text much more clearly than a 1080p one.

The only thing that makes 4K on a tablet less desirable than 1080p to me is that a tablet would need a much faster, and presumable power-hungry, graphics subsystem to drive all the pixels in a 4K display, especially for gaming.

about a month ago
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Cornering the Market On Zero-Day Exploits

Jeff Flanagan Re:Really? (118 comments)

>If you just tell the company and not anyone else, chances are they will thank you, or arrest you, then not put the time or money into fixing the problem.

If you're fearful, and maybe it this case you're right to be, you can always anonymously report exploits to the company that released the software.

about a month and a half ago

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