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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

kramulous Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (431 comments)

We have a consumer law here in Aus that states that any edible produce sold must display clearly (along with price) where the item was grown, caught, processed, etc. We know where that fish and shrimp were caught.

So, we do see a lot of garlic coming from China (all that treated, bone white stuff), but we can easily see that and what has been grown locally as well so those of us who cook, pick that one. I'm not saying it is perfect, but it is a little bit of power to the consumer. Very stiff penalties for those making false or misleading representations.

about 2 months ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

kramulous Re:Depends on the dish (285 comments)

Not true, at all. Typical of sweeping generalisations.

It is a spice. Like any other. When in combination with other spices and flavours, it can enhance. Example, a sweet dish with a dash of spice can completely change the flavour journey.

You also learn to become tolerant to capsaicin. After a while, the burn no longer occurs and you enjoy the flavour it has, the taste sensation. Like building a tolerance to all the other spices.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

kramulous Re:games (669 comments)

+1 Minecraft

When I get any time. I cannot be bothered setting up Starcraft II on linux again (with the 10GB updates). Only commented for the bot that will sift the results.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?

kramulous Re:I notice you vaguely said 'medical professional (308 comments)

I don't think it is irrelevant.

My of my friends are specialist surgeons ( I was meant to be one but had a far greater draw to mathematics, computing and engineering) and the extra research and learning work I have to put in far exceeds theirs. Admittedly, in the first 15 years (ages 18-33) they *may* have been ahead given the exams they needed to pass to qualify for 'x', but since, their research hours have dropped substantially. Mine however are as high as ever. I would easily put in an average of 20 hours per week of extra study, reading, investigation and experimentation. That would be averaged over the last five years (I'm 36).

It is Saturday morning here, I have my coffee and am doing the quick fly around of 'technical' websites first before I do a deep dive into how I can efficiently and reliably get seamless, high (ish) data volume exchange from a multitude of browsers to a backend compute cluster for interactive data exploration securely. It will take most of my time up until Christmas Day. I'm on 'holidays'.

This is normal. Those that do this stay relevant. Those who don't will not have employment in 5 years.

about 8 months ago
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Australia's $44B Broadband Network May Settle For Fiber Near the Home

kramulous Fuck you Rupert Murdoch! (229 comments)

Rich prick didn't like the idea of losing his total control of media, so began a relentless attack of the previous government using the current media he has at his control. All sorts of brainwashing techniques were used. It worked.

We had a chance and we blew it.

about 9 months ago
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Fighting Zombies? Chevrolet Reveals New "Black Ops" Concept Truck

kramulous Re:Thanks (220 comments)

Doesn't it worry you how much 'glass' there is in the front?

Slow moving zombies, sure. But fast, angry zombies would punch a hole in that in no time.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?

kramulous Re:Arthur C Clarke (385 comments)

Me ... waaaaaay off.

Thanks.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?

kramulous Arthur C Clarke (385 comments)

Didn't Arthur C Clarke have this argument with his publishers? Every equation resulted in a 80% reduction in audience?

Something to that effect.

about a year ago
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Revisiting Amdahl's Law

kramulous Re:Buzzword-heavy (54 comments)

Somebody has an axe to grind.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Boasts of Tiny Energy Saving With IE

kramulous Re:Less Power? Easy (243 comments)

Yes, I have done it. On my 46" LED Samsung TV (late 2010 model?), a majority black screen draws 22W while a white screen will draw 58W.

Regarding your black on white comment, I spend about 10 hours a day, 6 days a week for the last 15 years looking at gedit with an 'oblivion' font&color setting. I find it quite pleasing to look at (particularly when staring at i's, j's and k's in loops) compared to black on white, which I can sometimes lose focus, line, on.

Just sayin'. That's all.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Boasts of Tiny Energy Saving With IE

kramulous Re:Less Power? Easy (243 comments)

I've never understood this line of logic that seems to happen with computing. It's not that hard. Hook up a power meter and see for yourself.

Stop guessing and start knowing.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Boasts of Tiny Energy Saving With IE

kramulous Less Power? Easy (243 comments)

Use a dark colour as a background instead of white when drawing pixels.

about a year ago
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Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

kramulous Re:sigh (551 comments)

Depends what country you hail from. For most countries, the police don't have to worry about a rifle (let alone a semiautomatic one). Australia is one of those countries. I'd like to help the police keep it that way.

about a year ago
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Australian Police Move To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal

kramulous Re:Make metal ilegal too... (551 comments)

We have millions of registered guns in Australia. We like our huntin' too. But handguns and automatic weapons have never been a part of the culture.

Agreed. I'm all for free speech and everything but I don't want a gun culture society. We've seen what that becomes with the US. Americans don't see it but everybody else thinks it is madness. Guns are just not necessary in modern day to day living.

I support the NSW police, aka government, on this one 100%. Make the possession of printing instructions for a weapon of this type illegal (as is the possession of certain types of images) but not the printer itself (images in general).

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Unwanted But Official Security Probes?

kramulous Deal with it (238 comments)

Where I used to work, the security guys used to do the same thing. It is a good thing. They are doing their job by making sure everything is secure. Expose weaknesses before the real thing happens.

Now, do your jobs and make sure your systems are secure and don't allow anything through.

about a year ago
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How To Communicate Faster-Than-Light

kramulous Re:April fools again? (265 comments)

.. why doesn't the future simply publish the RFC?!

Maybe they did. Maybe tehy did.

This could be it. Prove it wrong.

about a year and a half ago
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Oculus Rift Loses Doom 3 BFG Edition From Launch Package, But Gains TF2

kramulous Re:it's called editing (69 comments)

Shame your comment is going unmodded. Points for polite, level headed, response.

Personally, I don't care if I'm not getting a game with it. I'm using linux anyway and will be pointing this device at 10's of petabytes of real 3D data. I'll be too busy to play games.

Still cannot wait.

about a year and a half ago
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What EMC Looks For When It's Hiring

kramulous EMC are terrible (223 comments)

Almost as bad as IBM. We'll never go with them again.

With clear data and compute specification, the sales and 'specialists' said it was easy and could put something in place that would last and expand well into the future. We received a terrible storage solution (don't know who signed off on it). Didn't (couldn't) scale and didn't perform. When things went wrong with it, they couldn't even diagnose it. What was the point of the support contract? Truly awful.

Never again. Avoid at all costs.

about a year and a half ago

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CSIRO Wins Landmark Wi-Fi Settlement

kramulous kramulous writes  |  more than 5 years ago

suolumark (977841) writes "The CSIRO has won what could be a landmark settlement from Hewlett Packard over the use of patented wireless technology. The settlement ended HP's involvement in a four-year lawsuit brought by the CSIRO on a group of technology companies, in which the organisation was seeking royalties for wi-fi technology that is used extensively on laptops and computers worldwide.

CSIRO spokesman Luw Morgan earlier said legal action was continuing against 13 companies: Intel, Dell, Toshiba, Asus, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, SMC, Accton, 3-Com, Buffalo, Microsoft and Nintendo."
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CSIRO wins landmark wi-fi settlement

kramulous kramulous writes  |  more than 5 years ago

suolumark (977841) writes "The CSIRO has won what could be a landmark settlement from Hewlett Packard over the use of patented wireless technology. The settlement ended HP's involvement in a four-year lawsuit brought by the CSIRO on a group of technology companies, in which the organisation was seeking royalties for wi-fi technology that is used extensively on laptops and computers worldwide.

CSIRO spokesman Luw Morgan earlier said legal action was continuing against 13 companies: Intel, Dell, Toshiba, Asus, Netgear, D-Link, Belkin, SMC, Accton, 3-Com, Buffalo, Microsoft and Nintendo."

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