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Google Caught Misbehaving By Kenyan Startup

nagnamer Re:Do no evil indeed (383 comments)

I already hate it more than msft...

more than 2 years ago
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Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

nagnamer Re:Beer booster (229 comments)

Yeah but really fat girls tend to have really huge racks so it balances out in the end ;)

If the bed's construction is strong enough.

more than 2 years ago
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Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal Using Only a Beer Can

nagnamer Re:Beer booster (229 comments)

Not more. Less.

more than 2 years ago
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The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing

nagnamer Re:Here's a tip... (514 comments)

At best, it's a pain to go around and get it, and everyone waits while one person has a good run, unbalancing everything.

I think I saw a paper on least painful route for getting that frisbee that ended up in neighbours yard. It involved circles and triangles, and whatnot.

about 3 years ago
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House Panel Approves Bill Forcing ISPs To Log Users

nagnamer Re:No kidding (277 comments)

How naive. The government is mostly paid by the guys that make up the "Free Market" to do their bidding. Government does what empowers the big companies.

more than 3 years ago
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Mass Psychosis In the USA?

nagnamer Re:det67vasdfe4 (542 comments)

Try to keep up.

I give up.

more than 3 years ago
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Mass Psychosis In the USA?

nagnamer Re:Why is it nobody is happier? (542 comments)

This society is more or less just fine with individuality and self expression.

You are lucky to have such a narrow view of individuallity and no need for self-expression.

If your happiness depends on fucking with other people, then you are the one with the problem.

Hm so wanting sex is a problem where you live?

more than 3 years ago
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Mass Psychosis In the USA?

nagnamer Re:Why is it nobody is happier? (542 comments)

I have often wondered how people can be so dissatisfied in the midst of so much that is splendid and amazing.

They do, don't they? Could it be that life isn't all peaches and creme for the lot? Could it be that even though you might think it is all peaches and creme for them, they instinctively know it's all just pretend?

more than 3 years ago
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Mass Psychosis In the USA?

nagnamer Re:Why is it nobody is happier? (542 comments)

I can be happy in my circumstances but not completely content given all the things that are happening in the world. Call it idealism.

I'd call it turning a blind eye. We instinctively know that the society is causing trouble, but we wouldn't give up the possibility of 'happiness' we can attain for ourselves in it.

more than 3 years ago
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Mass Psychosis In the USA?

nagnamer Re:Why is it nobody is happier? (542 comments)

You're not happy because you cannot be you in this society.

Well, I'm not sure what 'this society' is in your context, but I live in the UK and spend quite a bit of my working time doing things for people in the USA, so I'd say I'm probably in the same society as you. If you can't be happy in this society, then I think it says more about you than about society in general.

"This society" applies pretty much to most 'civilized' societies in the World, where people have laid down rules against individuality and self-expression for the sake of maintaining order and economic stability. You have only three choices. 1. Don't fit in and struggle outside the society for your own sake. 2. Fit in and pretend everything is cool, if you are lucky enough to do so. 3. Fit in and suffer because you cannot pretend everythig is cool. I'm sure there are nuances in-between those options, but you get the idea.

People can't really be happy in this society, except in the way prescribed by the society itself, which is not really happieness but self-satisfaction. If they did a good job of fitting in, they would be rewarded with success, money, friends that accept them, bosses that praise them. That can make them feel better about themselves, and they might think it's happiness. Consumerist societies make the best of these ego-boosters to give people even more illusion of happiness, and they will fight hard anyone and anything that doesn't agree with how they see "happiness" because their version of happiness is cheap and readily available, and nobody would give that up. (Note that I don't say 'corporations', but 'society'.)

more than 3 years ago
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Mass Psychosis In the USA?

nagnamer Re:det67vasdfe4 (542 comments)

Elngish, of course.

You must mean "American English". There's no such thing as "English" in English-speaking countries.

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:Youth is wasted on the young (106 comments)

Then I don't see any reason why it should be called "university" and thus share in the prestige it had no part in building, nor any intention to do so in the future.

I agree.

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:No kidding (106 comments)

Too bad most governments don't agree with that logic, when they sends you the bill for the electricity from the power-plants funded with your tax money.

I just said it's ok, never that it was universally the case anywhere. In fact, most research done at Belgrade University rarely end up as a free publicly available product.

more than 3 years ago
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Banks Find Way To Sell Consumers' Shopping Data

nagnamer Re:A Technicality: (195 comments)

+5 Insightful

more than 3 years ago
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Banks Find Way To Sell Consumers' Shopping Data

nagnamer Re:Hello porn coupons! (195 comments)

Bring it on!

Based on your previous purchases we recommend:
* FREE V!AGRA SAMPLES.
* R0LEX REPL!CA WATCHS.
* and a letter from some Cambodian king that desperately needs to give you $200,000

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:Youth is wasted on the young (106 comments)

Give me an example of an unrestricted socialist economy that has thrived. Go ahead, I can wait.

You missed the point. You cannot say things like "understricted socialism" because socialism is an ideology and not its implementation.

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:Riverworld (106 comments)

Can this technology be applied to food, please? using a 3D printer, maybe.

If you want to eat paper, glue, and some coloring agent, sure.

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:Baaaaaad idea (106 comments)

I'm sure the builder of the strawberry tree is wealthy in order to provide this service for free. And the fool is probably feeling all warm inside, thinking he helps humanity.

RTFA. It's a government-run University.

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:Youth is wasted on the young (106 comments)

I can't do anything but cry foul that the scientists produce research paper and give them away but the journals charge an arm and a leg for me to access it.

You have to be aware that University of Belgrade is government-funded. It's not a private university. I don't see any reason a private university would give their research papers for free, but a government-run university has an obligation to release their research paper because the citizens pay them to do the research to begin with.

more than 3 years ago
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Belgrade Hosts First Public Solar-Powered Cell Charging Station

nagnamer Re:Youth is wasted on the young (106 comments)

If I said I gave it away because it benefits others and makes me feel good about myself, I'd also expect that to be considered a valid reason; it's the reason most people give gifts - they enjoy the reaction of the recipient.

The reason I don't agree with the reason they quote for releasing this product for free is that it's already been paid for by citizens. It wasn't free. It was paid for. So people who paid for it get to use it for free. I'm also glad they provided it for free, because too many things developed at the Belgrade University never gets into public hands despite being funded by the University (and therefore by taxpayer money).

more than 3 years ago

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