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How Farming Reshaped Our Genomes

orient Re:Inability to digest milk (144 comments)

My friend's kid is intolerant to some component in the milk found in North American stores - at least Canada and US. However, he has no issue drinking milk originating from Central and Eastern Europe.

about 8 months ago

Moto X Demo Video Reveals Google's Android Superphone

orient Re:Battery Drain (151 comments)

Or if you have a foreign accent... I remember all the pain I had to get through to add credit to my pay-as-you go using Roger's voice recognition.

about a year ago

Moto X Demo Video Reveals Google's Android Superphone

orient Re:Battery Drain (151 comments)

But how about a demo where she's putting groceries in the car or doing something else that's keeping her hands buys working something other than an information device and asks what time she needs to be at that meeting?.

Probably, because the phone would be in her purse or pocket while carrying something with both hands or while moving around the house...

about a year ago

Why Your Sysadmin Hates You

orient Re:Not related at all (572 comments)

As they say: "A lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine." Users tend to switch from demanding to asking nicely when confronted with the above quote.

about a year ago

Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders

orient Re:Of course. (749 comments)

This guy isn't going to go to jail. He'll get a couple million bucks from donations and live happily in Hong Kong.

...unless he gets suicided...

about a year ago

Keeping Your Data Private From the NSA (And Everyone Else)

orient Re:I hide my data in big wheels of cheese (622 comments)

Wrong. Google could encrypt your email, docs, &c., that are stored on their servers using your login password, and so long as they don't store your login password, they cannot now decrypt the data.

Now imagine the user forgets the password. How would you decript the data for use with the new password?

about a year ago

NASA's 'Inspirational' Mars Flyby

orient Re:Why? (108 comments)

and came with 8 nm of the lunar surface)

For most of the world that means 8 nanometers. I had to search Wikipedia to figure it out: "The lowest measured point in the trajectory was 47,400 feet (14.4 km) above the lunar surface at 21:29:43 UTC." (

about a year and a half ago

BlackBerry 10 Review: Good, But Too Late?

orient Good (184 comments)

Longtime Nexus owner, I got a Z10 yesterday and I am impressed. Die-hard Apple fanboys, iPhone 5 owners, admitted their envy and said they will to get it as company phone (yes, they can do that).

about a year and a half ago

Revamped Google Maps Finally Available On iOS

orient Re:Opportunity (279 comments)

Google, Apple, Nokia and Bing are not showing one third of the motorways in Romania. I'm not talking about a forgotten secondary road somewhere up in the mountains, I'm talking about (albeit a few) hundreds of kilometers of motorways.

Oh, well, for me Google Maps worked better in Romania (including forgotten little roads in the mountains) than it worked in Regina, Calgary, Edmonton or Toronto.

about 2 years ago

Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th

orient Re:The Ouya could be disruptive. Big time. (121 comments)

If this baby gains critical mass, which I hope and expect it will, it could very well become the best selling piece of electronics hardware in history. Bulk produce the Ouya beyond a few million pieces and you have a console with solid general purpose computing capabilities that most of earths population can afford. If that isn't killer potential, I don't know what is.

Then the patent infringement law suits will pour in and kill the product.

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Betting on Bing for Mobile Search

orient Re:Sad (204 comments)

Feel free to give your data to Bing, by searching with Bing.

more than 3 years ago

AMD Rejects SYSmark Benchmark

orient Re:Hmm (118 comments)

Or AMD is complaining that some applications are using and the GPU and are benchmarked as NOT using the GPU.

more than 3 years ago

China Plans Space Station By 2020

orient Re:Dumb Idea, Potential Opportunity (293 comments)

"better return on your investment"? That's what you expect? You cannot predict the return on an investment for more than 5 years. I guess that the Chinese that invented money or gun powder or rockets didn't really think of the ROI. Or Tziolkovsky, or Gauss or Ampere, they weren't expecting ROI, either, but still they managed to advance the human race more than any ROI craving investor ever did.

more than 3 years ago

Google Loses Autocomplete Defamation Case

orient Re:Time to cut them off... (258 comments)

What about all the advertising contracts for ads targetting the Italian market?

more than 3 years ago

US Lawyers Target Swedish Pirate, and His Unicorn

orient Re:Sweden is not a state of USA (181 comments)

The lawyers forget that Sweden is not a state of USA. The kid is safe while the lawyers make an ass of them selves. Sweden has its own laws :) They might aswell try to sue /dev/null

You sure? Tell that to Assange.

more than 3 years ago

Terror Arrest Used As Fodder To Fund Real ID Act

orient Re:As a US citizen (212 comments)

If the EU tried to force the adoption of such an ID, how would the citizens or states react?

EU is a group of sovereign states. Nobody can impose such a decision on a sovereign state. The governments of the member states will react before the citizens will even hear about such an idea.

more than 3 years ago


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