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When We Don't Like the Solution, We Deny the Problem

redback Seen it in other areas (282 comments)

I am transgender, and few times I have seen parents of children who may be trans come and post in trans communitys asking for help. Although they dont say it, some of them are looking for a 'cure' for their child, rather then how to get them the help they really need (eg gender therapists and eventual puberty blocking and hormone replacement) These people are generally not happy with the responses, which in trans communitys tend to be very pro-transition.

about two weeks ago
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Australian Post Office Opens Mail Forwarding Warehouse In the USA

redback Re:I'm not clear (142 comments)

a lot of things wont ship to australia at all.

about three weeks ago
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Court Order: Butterfly Labs Bitcoins To Be Sold

redback Re:Bullsh!t (66 comments)

devices is a perfectly good plural, dont reinvent the wheel.

about three weeks ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

redback Re:metric you insensitive clod! (403 comments)

Mine does about 8 on the highway, if I can refrain from overtaking too many people at ludicrous speed.

about a month and a half ago
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Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

redback Re:metric you insensitive clod! (403 comments)

The official metric fuel efficiency unit is Liters per 100km.

about a month and a half ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

redback Re: Friends (367 comments)

well it didn't even ask for one when I installed it.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

redback Mac is easiest (334 comments)

My suggestion is to go with a Mac, if something goes wrong, there is at least a chance that someone else can fix it.

If you go with the linux or locked down windows options, they are going to be in trouble if it goes wrong.

about 2 months ago
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Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

redback Re:Useful Tip (376 comments)

dont close the door after the horse has bolted.

you use the vpn BEFORE so you dont get caught.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

redback Re:cryptolocker solution (331 comments)

Windows does basically this. Volume Shadow Copy Service.

I have used it to recover machines from cryptolocker.

about 3 months ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

redback Re:Makes sense (144 comments)

The queen doesnt send telegrams anymore, you get a letter instead.

about 3 months ago
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The Doctor Will Skype You Now

redback Re:Considering my doctor... (97 comments)

It won't fix shit doctors.

I had a skype consult with a doctor on Monday and it went very well. Only problem is waiting for the prescription to come in the mail.

about 4 months ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

redback Re:Obvious (163 comments)

sounds annoying.

nowhere I would drive with cruise on has corners tight enough to slow down for

about 4 months ago
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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

redback Re:No shit, it's soccer. (160 comments)

I bet you prefer handegg.

about 3 months ago
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Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

redback Re:Why should Lenovo support their main competitor (125 comments)

i agree about the keyboard and trackpad.

apple keyboards are horrid, and all trackpads suck so it doesnt matter.

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

redback Re:Betteridge answers (381 comments)

I have the new LG and it gets to about 70% after one day.

I have always taken my watch off at night anyway, so its no big deal to just sit it on the charger.

about 4 months ago
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Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

redback It is only a trick if... (346 comments)

..they promised him something then refused to provide that something.

They may have convinced him to go there with nefarious motives, but that's not necessarily a 'trick'

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Ships Surface Pro 2 Tablets With Wrong, Slower Processor

redback Re:I Predict (147 comments)

For the surface to take off they need to do 2 things.

1. stop restricting which retailers can sell the device.

2. Let said retailers make a profit.

1. Is mostly done, but 2 keeps us from stocking them ($20-$50 markup in a top end surface)

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Management Interface On an IT Appliance?

redback keep it simple (114 comments)

Anything that doesnt require java, flash, silverlight, or god knows what else.

Anything that works in all browsers.

about 8 months ago

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