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Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

sadness203 Re: Is it still braindeadly single-threaded? (138 comments)

Yeah, well, it's a new game too. Try to have that with 20, 40, and 60 migrants, it will just slow down the more thing you have on the map.

about two weeks ago
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Astronomers Calculate How To Spot Life On an Alien Earth

sadness203 Re:Damn it, must I do everything? (46 comments)

Except it's way easier to search for Water and oxygen than Chlorophyll.

Suppose it take 5 unit of time to confirm if there's oxygen
Then it take 5 unit of time to confirm if there's water vapor.
And then it take 100 unit of time to confirm if there's Chlorophyll.

You can analyze 10-20 candidates instead of just one.

And like somebody else said, Chlorophyll is one candidate, in other conditions, another chemical could be used.

about 3 months ago
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Astronomers Catch Asteroid Striking Moon On Video

sadness203 Re:September of last year (69 comments)

They could at least have added the sound, too...

about 5 months ago
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Finnish Hacker Isolates Helicopter GPS Coordinates From YouTube Video Sounds

sadness203 Re:what an ep1c hack (163 comments)

Better do it twice then, to give the message stronger encryption.

about 6 months ago
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A German Parking Garage Parks Your Car For You

sadness203 Security issues? (131 comments)

With sensor located in the garage and sending data to the car, anyone could temper with the data sent with some appropriate knowledge and tools and giving the car bad directions and instructions. "Yeah, yeah, go ahead, there's no problem, nope, there's no pillar there at all."

about a year ago
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What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

sadness203 Re:"Mom" won't let me have candy (267 comments)

I am, and I have no issue with sugar. Like I said earlier, as long as you give yourself a bit more insulin, it's fine (if you are type 1, it's not the same for type 2... but oh well)

about 2 years ago
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What Is Your Favorite Halloween Treat?

sadness203 Re:I'm diabetic, you insensitive clod. (267 comments)

I am, yet I eat sugar without any issue. I must say I'm type 1, so I have to inject insulin anyway.I just have to give myself a bit more if I eat a sugar pie for example.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Linux Game For Young Kids?

sadness203 Re:nethack (338 comments)

Nothing like cannibalism, rotten corpses and laying naked with succubus (or incubus) to help a child grow up.

about 2 years ago
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The Text Message Typo That Landed a Man In Jail

sadness203 Re:while this may sound ludricous... (547 comments)

Cleaning a loaded gun is asking for trouble, anyway. There's a difference between killing someone by total accident and sending a message.

about 2 years ago
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New Face Paint Protects Soldiers Against Bomb Blasts

sadness203 Re:"I like turtles" (107 comments)

it's called lead paint.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee

sadness203 Re:Caffeine-free coffee (312 comments)

I'm diabetic type 1 myself, and I do put sugar in my coffee. You just have to take that into account when you give yourself insulin and that's ok. Type 1 should never be afraid of sugar, they just need to adjust there daily insulin needs.

more than 2 years ago
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Yet Another European Government Drops ACTA

sadness203 Common sense (117 comments)

Everywhere but not in America!

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Study How Little Exercise You Need

sadness203 Re:Interval Training (437 comments)

I remember reading something on slashdot that warming up and doing stretches weren't that good for the body and might do more injuries in the long run. I can't find the article, so I might be wrong.

more than 2 years ago
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Central Europe Countries Continue to Oppose ACTA

sadness203 There's still some hope. (111 comments)

Maybe one day, we'll look back and laugh at all these garbage laws that some odd fellow were trying to pass to "protect" some intellectual property. Maybe one day a good law will be passed, one made not for corporation, but for the people and innovation.

I doubt I'll see that. Yet, I can still hope.

more than 2 years ago
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Seattle Library Lets Man Watch Porn On Computers Despite Complaints

sadness203 Re:I like their position (584 comments)

Well, yes and no. It would be inappropriate if there was children around, I mean, just looking, not fapping.

But I always find it disturbing that people can look at that in public space... It's more of a social issue in this case, yet, I'll side with the librarian.

more than 2 years ago
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What Makes Spider Webs Tough As Steel

sadness203 Re:Diamond (76 comments)

They already know that.... And there's other stuff harder than diamond too. Wurtzite boron nitride and the mineral lonsdaleite come to mind.

more than 2 years ago
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Railroad Association Says TSA's Hacking Memo Was Wrong

sadness203 Lying again? (121 comments)

I'm not surprised... TSA is a cancer.

about 2 years ago
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Megaupload.com Shut Down, Founder Charged With Piracy

sadness203 Re:Ban the use of faucets! (1005 comments)

Well actually, a lot of them use tap water.

more than 2 years ago
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5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons Announced

sadness203 Re:Yea... NO (309 comments)

They are asking you nothing. It's your call if you want to buy there product or not. My group never switched to 4th edition as we were really fine with the 3.5.

more than 2 years ago

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