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What's Stopping Us From Eating Insects?

megrims Re: Good Question (655 comments)

I can't think of too many situations where a cow would be best suited as a work animal.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxen . They're stronger than horses, albeit slower, and have quite a few working uses.

about a year ago
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Montreal Union Wants a Camera On Every Policeman's Uniform

megrims Re:ok (320 comments)

My solution: chloroform. If it's fast-acting enough, then why not use it? Harmless, and pretty soon the victim is incapacitated with no harm done. Sadly, cops don't want that because they want to punish the victim.

Not sure if that was serious, but Chloroform is not quite as harmless as you see in television: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroform#As_an_anesthetic

about a year ago
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Dao, a New Programming Language Supporting Advanced Features With Small Runtime

megrims Re:you had me at... (404 comments)

Runtime? So it's like Java then... it's interpreted. Ooookay, well, I suppose runtime languages have their place amongst the honored...

While I don't disagree with your assessment of the language, FWIW, all languages have runtimes, not just interpreted languages.

about a year ago
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Users Abandon Ship If Online Video Quality Is Not Up To Snuff, Says Study

megrims Pfft video (155 comments)

Personally, I bail when the content is a video. Give me back my plain text internet, please.

Videos are such a waste of time.

about 2 years ago
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Former Popemobile Going Up For Auction

megrims Re:I don't think anybody really cares? (68 comments)

You're drawing attention to something that you profess not to care about. Ignoring it and saying nothing is usually a better response.

more than 3 years ago
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Xbox Live Indie Games Struggle For Profitability

megrims Re:Just because they are indi.... (117 comments)

You seem to be short on the letter 'e'. Here! Take some of mine:

eeeeeeeee

more than 3 years ago
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Rushkoff Proposes We Fork the Internet

megrims Re:No binaries (487 comments)

you'd have to ban large binaries otherwise it will just become a big music and movie sharing network.

Non sequitor.

more than 3 years ago
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Underwear Invention Protects Privacy At Airport

megrims Re:Suspecious (325 comments)

Fuck that. They're not just doing their job. They, like everyone else, are 100% responsible for their actions both at work and elsewhere.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Give Searchers 'Instant Previews' of Result Pages

megrims Re:Enough already!! (252 comments)

Requires javascript.

Requires Javascript?

The primary issue is latency because they're not hosting with a ridiculously load balanced configuration, within a 50k radius of anywhere, but I suspect that will improve in time.

Quality of results is another one of those things which is bearable now, depending on your use case, but will improve in time. Their !syntax seems pretty useful. I've been using it professionally for a week or two now, and haven't really had any trouble.

Also important: they don't store your information.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Give Searchers 'Instant Previews' of Result Pages

megrims Re:Enough already!! (252 comments)

It's a damned shame there's no competition left that believes in simple search

DuckDuckGo?

more than 3 years ago
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Sparkbrowser, a webkit and gecko based browser

megrims Turf (1 comments)

Friendly tip: you're a little early to the astroturfing. Maybe wait until you've finished your product and put together a solid informational website?

more than 3 years ago
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Technological Genius Is Timeliness, Not Inspiration

megrims Re:Facebook has nothing to do with innovation (255 comments)

Does the direction, or the idea of progress matter to the concept of the argument? I think not. Let me put it another way:

At a given moment in human culture, there are a number of 'inventions' in range of discovery, and a number of people in the right position to make those discoveries, whether any of them do or not. Some people have more capacity for discovery and some less, but no-one creates in a vacuum, so the particular people are very much interchangeable.

What we call 'genius' is, at best, someone reaching a little further out into the dark than we had reason to expect.

more than 3 years ago
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SpaceShipTwo Flies Free For the First Time

megrims Re:deposit? (164 comments)

Given that the seats are 200k (from TFS), it's fair to call that a deposit, though a pretty big one.

more than 3 years ago
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PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide

megrims Re:What about the important stuff (59 comments)

Yeah, you're well and truly outside of the target market for ecommerce providers. You should look into something like this, or a weekend-worth of custom development.

more than 4 years ago
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PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide

megrims Re:'pretty powerful'. (59 comments)

I gather you took a Magento project and it went pretty badly? Happens a lot. It is also used in lots of project which don't really fit its feature set, etc.

Once you get past the steep learning curve, it's actually a very decent system, with a few flaws. Can also run pretty snappily if you set it up properly.

more than 4 years ago
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PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide

megrims Re:Presta shop guide, pimping you presta shop. (59 comments)

Other question: how does PrestaShop compare to Magento...?

PrestaShop is smaller, has fewer features, and is almost certainly a better choice if it fits your requirements. Also look into LemonStand and OpenCart for other light-weight but high(er) quality PHP ecommerce applications.

more than 4 years ago
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PrestaShop 1.3 Beginner's Guide

megrims Re:what is it? (59 comments)

Apparently it's a PHP/MySQL app for running a web-based retail store.

Outside of Appleville, we call this an ecommerce application.

In any event, PrestaShop is one of the more decent modern OS ecommerce applications (in PHP. If you're open-minded, look at Spree instead). You don't need to buy anything to get started, aside from the services of a development company for rebranding/customisation.

more than 4 years ago
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Developers' New Opportunity — Retailers' Open APIs

megrims Re:Please think of the Grocers (45 comments)

Please elaborate. I can't spot anything wrong with the punctuation in TFS.

more than 4 years ago

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