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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

ne0n Re:Wow (135 comments)

People aren't much concerned about the natural pesticides which we've evolved to tolerate/enjoy over millions of years - it's the ignorant approach of engineering food to produce glyphosate-dependent staple foods or force crops to produce toxins and then letting it loose on the world. You can't prevent cross-pollination with natural crops. 20-50 years later when we find out it's toxic after all, who pays that bill?

5 hours ago

Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

ne0n Re:$230 (436 comments)

Ghostery is my new convenient friend. Blocks the adwhores & leaves js-heavy websites functional without the NoScript whitelisting nuisance. With AdBlock Plus it's nearly perfect.

6 hours ago

Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

ne0n Belly Fat (141 comments)

As demonstrated here using a small dog?
Gary Larsen ahead of his time as usual.


Android Wear Is Here

ne0n Re:Google play services required (129 comments)

Install apps from f-droid or via saved apk. I regularly backup all my Play apps on a sacrificial phone (no privacy, never gets used) for use on EDC devices that do not have Play installed. It's a win-win: privacy while having the ability to purchase apps as needed, like Swiftkey/Minuum/Fleksy (no dodgy warez thx) and Lucky Patcher takes care of the shitty "licensing" garbage. If/when you become ready to unplug from the matrix there are red pills everywhere.

about a month and a half ago

Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

ne0n Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

Careful now, you'll confuse the 'Murricans with that Centigrade technology. And to answer your question, anybody who likes black & blue steak is liable to want a high temperature oven.

about a month and a half ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

ne0n Re:Only $15/hour? (1040 comments)

Let the Fed keep printing, the bankers keep on bailing out, the party will never end! Oh, and inflation is years away, IF EVER. No need to adjust prices or wages to account for millions of deficit dollars per American, soon to be billions. Thank the military contracts and foodstamps for preserving this country from the commies.

about 3 months ago

Google To Close Its American Moto X Factory

ne0n Re:USA == Central Bureaucracy (154 comments)

I'll donate an old bath tub for this mission. Keeping my towel tho.

about 3 months ago

TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

ne0n Re:Dumb reasoning? (566 comments)

Recommending Bitlocker is a blatant admission that the NSA has gotten its filthy mitts all over the project and instead of Lavabiting TC, forced TC to produce a compromised product. Good move on TC's part, as anybody with enough brain cells to read can grok whatever's between lines that big.

about 3 months ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

ne0n Re:Commodity of the future (213 comments)

Give it to Africa. Huge desert land, they could use some fertile material.

about 3 months ago

AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

ne0n Re:Only the great Master of Paper can save AMD (345 comments)

The best thing AMD got right was the upgrade path, S939 kept my machine current for years before the glorious AM3 socket. Every Intel we've built OTOH only has one good CPU per socket and no upgrade path after that.

about 3 months ago

Apple's Revenge: iMessage Might Eat Your Texts If You Switch To Android

ne0n Re:Friends don't... (415 comments)

Friends don't let friend iMessage.

...but when they do, nothing of value is ever lost.

about 3 months ago

IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

ne0n IRS is above the law (632 comments)

Seeing as the US govt has spent itself into an event horizon of the current magnitude while trying to prosecute 64 simultaneous, one-sided "wars" against brown folk the world over, all you Americans have just got to tighten your belts a little bit. Priorities like fattening the Republicrat fatcats and sponsoring automated killing machines to further the War on Drugs/Terror/Arabs/Commies/Mexicans are there for a reason. Of course the IRS needs your money more than you do! That's why they're above the law. If you don't like it file suit in a secret court.

about 4 months ago

SF Evictions Surging From Crackdown On Airbnb Rentals

ne0n Re:Read your lease... (319 comments)

So renters are breaking the contract and whinging when the eviction notice arrives? These twits ranting about it can sftu, gtfo and find another place to live. The issue isn't how much rent costs, it's basic contract/rent/lease law. And respect. And common sense. San Francisco isn't special and/or unique unless you're counting hipsters per square meter.

about 4 months ago

Some Mozilla Employees Demand New CEO Step Down

ne0n Re:It wasn't just private opinion. (824 comments)

Taking rights away from others? Rubbish. It's not a right to obtain governmental approval of your cohabitation strategy or sexual preferences.

about 5 months ago

White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

ne0n Re:Sure (208 comments)

If it succeeds in public a secret court will secretly undo it and back to business as usual for the Stasi^WNSA. Hitler's wet dream made real by a half-American POTUS & protected by secret courts in the "Land of the Free". What precious irony.

about 5 months ago

WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

ne0n Re:Another possibility (273 comments)

Go shopping. If that doesn't convince you then forget you ever read this comment. The war with Oceania will be over soon anyway.

about 5 months ago

WSJ: Americans' Phone Bills Are Going Up

ne0n Re:Another possibility (273 comments)

no, it's because inflation is out of control. American phone bills are in line with all the other inflation taking place, even if Minitrue says otherwise.

about 5 months ago

Fedora To Have a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" For Contributors

ne0n Re:Elephants in the mist (212 comments)

intelligence agencies may be trying to plant backdoors or weaken security in a way or another, you should start with the main country by far engaged in such activities

So start with the USA then?

about 5 months ago

The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

ne0n Re:Why? (769 comments)

Wish I had mod points, this is the right answer to any questions the Keurig might provoke. Aeropresses are more versatile too, you can make half a cup if you want.

about 6 months ago

Electric Bikes Get More Elegant Every Year (Video)

ne0n Re:Still ugly (164 comments)

No problem, just bolt a giant shark-like fin onto your recumbent so it sticks up into driverspace. Mount LEDs or even lasers to further enhance visibility. Patent pending, of course.

about 6 months ago


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