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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

reub2000 Re:Gotta say... (122 comments)

Staph in your nose is unlikely to cause harm. Commensal infections of staph are very common. If it finds a way to get deeper inside your body, say through a cut, then you have a problem. If it's a resistant strain, then the antibiotics won't help you.

4 days ago
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BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates

reub2000 Re:So if I... (363 comments)

Read the summary? They're looking to piss off Australians here.

about two weeks ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

reub2000 Re:Oblig. XKCD (170 comments)

An application is not a standard.

about two weeks ago
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New DNA Analysis On Old Blood Pegs Aaron Kosminski As Jack the Ripper

reub2000 Re:forensic 'science' (135 comments)

A bit too late to convict anyone at this point don't you say?

There are problems with many of the forensic methods used. However, eyewitness testimony is even less reliable. The way humans recall events from episodic memory is seriously flawed. Forensic evidence is always circumstantial evidence, and should always be treated as such. That's in addition to any flaws on a particular method.

As pointed out here, this man was suspected of being the ripper before there was any DNA evidence. DNA evidence just makes the case stronger.

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

reub2000 Re:if systemd forces it's way into gentoo (613 comments)

I still don't understand why a desktop environment would need to interact with an init system. I get that gdm would need it it to start at boot, and for things like shutting down and restarting. But why would the DE itself require a specific init system?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

reub2000 Re:Convenient? For whom? (294 comments)

The classic BIOS is unable to simply load an OS. It has to load a bootloader first. On the other hand EFI can directly load Linux.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

reub2000 Re:Meh (294 comments)

Then don't buy the problematic hardware.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

reub2000 Re:Meh (294 comments)

Why? EFI is convient. No more need for an OS write it's bootloader to over the old bootloader. Linux supports it, FreeBSD will support it in a few months.

about three weeks ago
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Ross Ulbricht Faces New Drug Charges

reub2000 Re:Guilty (102 comments)

I'm not sure which class of substances is more addicative. But the ACs said that, "one of the parties is mentally impaired and under duress due to the well-documented effects of drug addiction." That statment could apply to many legal transactions. Even if you could show that alcohol was less addicative, many purchases are still made by addicts hoping not to face reality or withdrawls.

about a month ago
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Ross Ulbricht Faces New Drug Charges

reub2000 Re:Guilty (102 comments)

That differs from the liquor store how?

about a month ago
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Firefox 30 Available, Firebug 2.0 Released

reub2000 Re:Please, please just stop... (270 comments)

They just copied the things that work, you know like faster handling of javascript, and not taking up half the screen with useless toolbars. They took what worked and put their own spin on it, and it looks very different from chrome. It would be a fine browser if they could squash a few bugs.

about 3 months ago
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Professors: US "In Denial" Over Poor Maths Standards

reub2000 Re:danger will robinson (688 comments)

Appears that the error doesn't appear in the original. The use of quotation marks would lead one to believe that it's a direct quote, but it looks like it was altered to add the part about South America.

about 4 months ago
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Free Software Foundation Condemns Mozilla's Move To Support DRM In Firefox

reub2000 Re:Write to Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal, he's responsi (403 comments)

Flash is no longer required to play video on many websites. Most youtube videos currently play in the html5 player. This is just a step backwards.

about 4 months ago
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Mozilla Ditches Firefox's New-Tab Monetization Plans

reub2000 Re:That's not who we are at Mozilla (195 comments)

No I tried that. I'm not sure why I'm supposed to care about a browser. Is it like a puppy that will end up euthanized at the city shelter if I abandon it?

about 4 months ago
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Mozilla Ditches Firefox's New-Tab Monetization Plans

reub2000 Re:That's not who we are at Mozilla (195 comments)

You forgot the part where it doesn't completly close and you have to terminate the process before opening a new window. I've switched to QupZilla.

about 4 months ago
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As Species Decline, So Do the Scientists Who Name Them

reub2000 Re:It's not dead, it's evolving (76 comments)

And until you sequence the DNA from a dimetrodon, looking at physical features will be the best you can do for the vast majority of species that have ever lived.

about 4 months ago
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The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery

reub2000 Re:Does it really cost $100k? (461 comments)

How do you know the plane is in the ocean? It's certainly possible that it crashed into one of the islands in the area.

about 6 months ago

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reub2000 reub2000 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

reub2000 (705806) writes "Journalist Ken Krayeske was arrested for taking a photograph of Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell during a parade. Krayeske a pacifist, was on a list of "potential troublemakers" and his photo had been sent to cops on the parade route."
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reub2000 reub2000 writes  |  about 8 years ago

reub2000 writes "ReactOS 0.3, the long awaited version of ReactOS with a completed set of network tools and network stack has been released!"

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