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I prefer my peppers ...

marsu_k Re:Common Examples (285 comments)

I really recommend you give Bhut Jolokia a try. Yes, it is very, very, very hot, but obviously you don't use that much of it on a meal. Personally I prefer it to Habaneros - they have a bitter taste to them IMHO, while Bhut is really quite sweet and fruity, once you get past the heat. However it's advisable to use gloves when handling it (picking your nose or rubbing your eyes can be an experience afterwards). Also to get rid of the initial "shock", try frying it in oil for a while before adding anything else to the pan (if you do, take care of proper ventilation though, the stuff really can irritate your lungs).

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Word Zero-Day Used In Targeted Attacks

marsu_k Re:this should never have happened (88 comments)

I managed to right a dissertation on MacWrite back in 93 without ever once thinking it needed more functionality.

I'm guessing it didn't include a spell checker?

about three weeks ago
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Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets

marsu_k Re:Drake (77 comments)

Oh you're right :) I was thinking it was something along the lines of "Battleship". For some reason I never got around to playing the reboot to the end, started it a few times already. Perhaps it's time I take it all the way.

about 2 months ago
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Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets

marsu_k Re:Drake (77 comments)

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

From Clarke, but that was quoted at the beginning of some really brain-cancer-inducing movie somewhat recently. Perhaps this is why I cannot recall which movie.

about 2 months ago
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South Park Game Censored On Consoles Outside North America

marsu_k Re:Damnit Australia (221 comments)

...or maybe, just maybe, I have better things to do than argue with schizophrenic ACs?

about 2 months ago
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Complete Microsoft EMET Bypass Developed

marsu_k Re:Is anyone surprised? (116 comments)

Even if I were to run Windows, which I don't, and would be inclined to run random programs from the net with admin privileges, which I certainly am not, and even if admittedly there are some situations where modifying the... file that shall not be named is beneficial, you have to admit the guy is desperately in need of medication. And many of those points are redundant.

about 2 months ago
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South Park Game Censored On Consoles Outside North America

marsu_k Re:Damnit Australia (221 comments)

I have to agree. I mean, seriously, abortion? Mostly a non-issue in Europe. Yes, there is Ireland and Spain, but even there one can't say the majority oppose abortion. As for the minority in those countries, fuck 'em (them being Catholic, chances are somebody already is).

about 2 months ago
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Complete Microsoft EMET Bypass Developed

marsu_k Re:Is anyone surprised? (116 comments)

Shhhh, quiet, you'll summon APK. I've heard if you say "HOSTS file" in front of a mirror three times he'll appear in person.

about 2 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

marsu_k Re: Further comprehension required (742 comments)

I really have no experience with ChromeOS, but I'm guessing you can't (isn't that HTML5 only as well?). I suppose you could replace the webkit/blink libraries in Android with something else, with the risk of breaking some applications; the point was that your application can use another rendering engine in the first place. As for your last question, absolutely yes. My S3 came with the usual assortment of Google apps and Play Store, but sans Chrome.

about 2 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

marsu_k Re: Further comprehension required (742 comments)

Can I run a WebKit based browser on FireFox OS?

From my very cursory understanding of Firefox OS I'm guessing that's a no - there are no native apps at all. But my point was, you can run Gecko on Android. You can't on iOS. Chrome on iOS is really just a wrapper around UIWebView, you don't get to use the V8 Javascript engine. Whether this is reasonable due to security issues or just plain anticompetitive is debatable.

about 2 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

marsu_k Re:Further comprehension required (742 comments)

You can swap it out if you've jailbroken, or simply write your own app with any engine you like (which works fine for personal or enterprise use).

This point I've never quite fully understood - people keep complaining about how insecure Android is (which is a debate for another thread). Yet when discussing shortcomings of iOS, the answer is always "jailbreak" (which might or might not be available, tethered or perhaps not). As it is, at work I've been developing an app for iPad that is HTML5-based. And the performance is worse than what Mobile Safari would offer. If you want your HTML5 app available on the App store, this is a fact you'll just have to accept. This is also the reason you shouldn't expect Firefox on iOS anytime soon.

about 2 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

marsu_k Re:Disingenuous to point of Safari swap (742 comments)

Reading comprehension WTF - he was talking about Mobile Safari/iOS. While it is true that you can have alternativish-browsers on iOS, they must use the underlying Webkit component and a markedly inferior JS engine. So there's an element of truth in the statement.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

marsu_k Re:There are several good indie titles (669 comments)

If we're talking about more interactive fiction indie titles like Gone Home (don't get me wrong, I really liked it), I'd like to add To the Moon. Brilliant writing and soundtrack, if you don't mind the classic JRPG look.

about 2 months ago
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Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming

marsu_k Re:As we've always said (378 comments)

Oh yes, looking at the rain outside here in Finland, where it actually has warmer than in Florida last month, I couldn't help but to think how exceptionally cold winter we're having.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Debuts New Gender Options, Pronoun Choices

marsu_k Re:Gender neutral? (462 comments)

Or you're a Finn. We don't have separate words for "he" or "she", there's only "hän". But in spoken Finnish it is always "se" ("it"), and there's nothing offensive about it. "Hän" would be overly formal.

about 2 months ago
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Background Javascript Compilation Boosts Chrome Performance

marsu_k Re:Chrome's been there, done that (136 comments)

If you're referring to asm.js, shouldn't that be static-ish typing? ;) (see "intish" and "doublish")

about 2 months ago
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Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

marsu_k Re:Standard practice... (192 comments)

It was bad, she got also skin reactions from mere touch and she did (still does though) carry an Epipen with her at all times, but the doctors said they've treated even worse cases. Apparently the treatment is more effective / more likely to work in younger children. The treatment is still somewhat experimental, luckily I live in a town with a university hospital that does a lot of research. I'm not a medical professional so I'm not able to advice you further sadly, but if you're interested try to contact them (or have your doctor do so).

about 3 months ago
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Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

marsu_k Re:Standard practice... (192 comments)

I knew, this being slashdot, someone would nitpick over that :) OK, so it's not near homeopathic, what I meant was that the initial dose is so small it seems it couldn't possibly have any effect.

about 3 months ago
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Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

marsu_k Re:Standard practice... (192 comments)

My daughter's milk allergy (yes, milk allergy, not lactose intolerance) was treated this way. It started with an almost homeopathic dosage, one drop of milk diluted to 1/20 per day, gradually increasing the dosage over six months. Now she's able to use dairy products freely, which is great. But the treatment doesn't really get rid of the allergy, it just builds a resistance for it, requiring that she gets at least some milk protein in her diet daily. I'll echo the summary though - don't try this without a medical professional.

about 3 months ago

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