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Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

kaatochacha Re:Illegal (176 comments)

Yes, it is.
Taken from the famous case, "Swedish Chef v. Wusthoff cutlery (1982)"

2 hours ago

The Evolution of Diet

kaatochacha Re:farmed foods? (275 comments)

I find it interesting that white rice always gets the blame laid on it, but there are literally billions of healthy people who eat white rice almost three times daily.


New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

kaatochacha Re:Waaah. (333 comments)

"running around your house on a gasoline powered vacuum cleaner destroyer bot."
Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

2 days ago

New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

kaatochacha Re:Do the math (333 comments)

So the suggestion is, have stringent environmental demands on the appliance and then have someone buy two? I bet you flush your low flow toilet four times, don't you?

2 days ago

Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

kaatochacha Re:Nope (375 comments)

You do realize that all the countries that have nukes DO have nukes pointed at their capital cities, right?

4 days ago

If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly

kaatochacha Re: Fusion Confusion (305 comments)

He's probably trying to type it on a useless Windows 8 tablet. Everything I attempt on that monstrosity ends up like that.

5 days ago

Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition

kaatochacha Re:good ideas (61 comments)

Ah yes, the golf war. We barely made it out of the bunker alive!

about a week ago

German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

kaatochacha Re:as usual... (170 comments)

"yes, yes, we did it on Accident, yes sir! And, believe you me, once we knew what we'd recorded, we recoiled in horror, deleted the calls,and burned the devices they were recorded on! Plus, we vow NEVER to do it again!".

You're a glutton for punishment, aren't you?

about a week ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

kaatochacha Re:Useful Tip (376 comments)

you do it BEFORE they block all your traffic.

about a week ago

Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

kaatochacha Re:Take the , (180 comments)

It's a silly song from the old "Dr. Demento" radio show days.

about two weeks ago

Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

kaatochacha Re:Japan is still pretty backwards in some ways (144 comments)

"cash in hand jobs done as a teenager"..
Perhaps "cash-in-hand" would better explain your point. Unless you had a tough teenage job career.

about two weeks ago

Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

kaatochacha Re:Cheaper drives (183 comments)

We laugh, I but I remember making precisely these calculations when normal Hard Drives went through the same process.

about two weeks ago

China Cracks Down On Mobile Messaging

kaatochacha This all works (58 comments)

As long as China continues to maintain an exponential growth in the standard of living.
People accept that tradeoff: freedom for increased prosperity.
Where it breaks down is in the eventual slowdown of exponential growth, which WILL occur.
At that point, the agreement weakens. Why maintain the line if the old promises no longer apply?
That's when things get dicey, and why the Chinese leadership is so paranoid.
Unfortunately, cracking down will, long run, just fuel the fire.

about three weeks ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

kaatochacha Re:Over paid (442 comments)

As much as I don't like overpaid CEOs, that's just false.
Unless you're talking about ONLY public companies, and then you're completely correct, even underestimating.

about three weeks ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

kaatochacha Re:Nerd Blackface (442 comments)

Now THAT's a good band-name:
"Hello everyone, we're Gay Blackface, are you ready to ROCK?!"

about three weeks ago

Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

kaatochacha Re:That kinda sucks (172 comments)

This exactly! Minidisc, for the time, was fantastic. But the silly DRM on it made it overly annoying. I remember the PC software had "library" counts, where you'd "check out" tracks to media, and had to check them in before you could move them somewhere else. Making multiple MDs with the same son? Impossible on their software. You had this device that could read, write, store songs with removable storage that sounded good, and packaged in a small fairly indestructable case--then crippled it with DRM to the point of wanting to throw it out the window. Nevermind how the software on the PC would often crash for no particular reason.
Also: half the interesting models were only available in Japan.

about three weeks ago

San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Dismantling Will Cost $4.4 Billion, Take 20 Years

kaatochacha Re:of course theres plenty of fucking money (343 comments)

"Edison has said if there's any money left over, it'll be refunded to rate payers."
Oh, that's a good one. There's NEVER any money left over. It's like apartment security deposits and motion picture finance accounting--somehow it all magically got spent.

about three weeks ago

NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

kaatochacha Outcome; (107 comments)

Many broken surface tablets from frustration.
Sitting at home, comfortable, I've come perilously close to destroying my windows 8 tablet a few times. The annoyance factor is huge.
Unless it's an ap with a big "push me for more info" button

about three weeks ago

US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

kaatochacha Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

There's an excellent book on the Cholera epidemic in London, circa 1854:
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World.
One of the points made, and one which I had never thought of ,was that VERY deadly diseases tend to mutate into less lethal varieties, mainly because when they kill quickly the disease has fewer options for being passed to another person over the long term. They tend to burn out. The lethality itself prevents it from spreading. How many people get colds? It's successful because it doesn't kill the host, just hangs around.
Of course, if Ebola spread, it would kill a LOT of people before it mutated down, so...

about three weeks ago

Amazon's eBook Math

kaatochacha Re:Maybe the author needs to get out more (306 comments)

Most logical people will buy things they might normally pass on if the price is cheap enough. However, at some point, as I have with Steam, you eventually ask: "Why should I buy any more when I haven't finished the stuff I've got?" As a result, I haven't bought a game off steam in at least a year. I have a stack of unplayed ones I'm working through.

about a month ago


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