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Bidding In Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion

skovnymfe Who ends up paying for this? (82 comments)

Who ends up paying for this in the end? You do! $100 a month for 1GB of data and you still pay to receive text messages! Ha-ha! Dumbasses.

3 days ago
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"Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

skovnymfe Re:Well, to be fair... (555 comments)

Yes, yes, yes! Do we know anyone who's good at drawing? Hell, doesn't have to be good, just good enough.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

skovnymfe Re:Out of band patch.. (167 comments)

You don't think they keep Azure ahead of the Windows Update crowd?

about a week ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

skovnymfe Re:No, this is absolutely normal SOP these days. (299 comments)

Fucking slashdot ate all my [tags], and I can't edit posts. Why can't I edit posts?

I see you went to [school]. It could be argued that [school] produces bad graduates because we found [statistical anomaly] in [statistical report] from [your graduating year]. Therefore it could be argued that you are a sub-standard and poorly educated hippie, whose only purpose in life it is to hinder hard-working Americans from doing their jobs. Think about it. It could be argued that you're causing thousands of people to not be able to do their jobs. You could literally be taking their jobs. Literally taking them. Literally. Also you have weird sexual fetishes.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Threatens To Do 'Opposition Research' On Journalists

skovnymfe Re:No, this is absolutely normal SOP these days. (299 comments)

I see you went to . It could be argued that produces bad graduates because we found in from . Therefore it could be argued that you are a sub-standard and poorly educated hippie, whose only purpose in life it is to hinder hard-working Americans from doing their jobs. Think about it. It could be argued that you're causing thousands of people to not be able to do their jobs. You could literally be taking their jobs. Literally taking them. Literally. Also you have weird sexual fetishes.

about two weeks ago
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Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

skovnymfe Where's the common sense? (301 comments)

If I make a request for a video of my car being pulled over, then that video should be delivered.

If I make a request for a video of someone else being pulled over, then that video should not be delivered, unless

  • 1) I am acting on behalf of said person, with written consent, ie lawyer or friend/family, or
  • 2) a judge signs a document forcing the police to release the video, for example in case of a criminal investigation.

Why does the American situation have to be so damn complicated all the time? God damn political maneuvering is all anyone can do these days. Not my fault, not my problem, go fuck yourself.

about two weeks ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

skovnymfe Re:Let lawyers do it free, in exchange for % damag (268 comments)

Sure but how many Googles and Yahoos do we really need? Names are getting dumber by the day as it is, what with everyone wanting a three or four-letter company name/internet domain.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Demonstrate Electrically Activated Micro-Muscles

skovnymfe What the fuck summary? (19 comments)

Really what the fuck summary? Hundredths of a hair width? Football shapes? Powerade-level saltiness? What the fuck is this I'm reading? Science for dummies?

about two weeks ago
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GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

skovnymfe Re:Let lawyers do it free, in exchange for % damag (268 comments)

Those kinds of lawsuits require money not being made. No one is not making money here. GNOME isn't not making money off of Groupons tablet being called Gnome. GNOME just wants to keep their name to themselves. Which is hard to achieve these days, because there are only so many words in the dictionary. So the short version is Groupon says they can use Gnome, and have filed documents with the trademark people saying they want to, but GNOME says Groupon can't use Gnome, because GNOME already filed papers with the trademark people long ago. Thing is though that GNOME filed different papers than Groupon is now filing, so GNOME might not have a case, but that's why they want money so they can attack attack ATTACK! and keep their name for themselves.

about two weeks ago
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Buying Goods To Make Nuclear Weapons On eBay, Alibaba, and Other Platforms

skovnymfe Re:If so damn many people are making nukes (260 comments)

As an aside, lemon juice teaches the chemical properties of an acid just as well as a stronger acid; probably better, because instead of getting distracted melting stuff, which doesn't have much value in understanding the chemistry, you'll have to make use of electrical properties to do anything cool. And electrical potential is the whole point of those lessons. Heck, even a potato probably teaches that easier than a strong acid. We made a potato-powered electrical motor in my 4th grade class.

Every single part of what you just said is boring. Why did kids want chem sets? It damn well wasn't to learn chemistry. It was to melt things and blow things up. Because those things are cool.

about three weeks ago
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China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission

skovnymfe Oh my god (109 comments)

Oh my god, it's not full of stars... Seriously though, how come there are never any stars? Is the surface reflection really that bright, or are space-cameras just inherently shit?

about a month ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

skovnymfe Re:Not to be outdone (175 comments)

Throw? Don't you mean push? Throwing a space station into orbit is nothing, but pushing it...!

about a month ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

skovnymfe Respect in anonymity (571 comments)

As the old saying goes "We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias..."

But that's not true anymore is it? These "women" now exist on the internet, and as long as they keep trying to be "women" on the internet, people will call them out for it. People call "women" skanks because they fill their profiles with pictures of themselves looking like skanks. People harass "women" because they keep pointing out how unfairly they're being treated because they're "women".

There are now "women" in gaming, "women" in business, "women" fighting for "women" and more power to the "women". Why? If these "women" would just stop trying so damn hard, then there would be room for everyone.

But that'd mean having to compete with everyone else on equal terms, wouldn't it? The "women" wouldn't be able to rely on their pretty looks and the empowerment of other "women", and they'd receive no special attention from all the nerds on the internet. We'd all be equals, each anonymous entity carrying its own weight, relying on words to enforce their ideas. But we can't have that. Only "women" can be equal.

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

skovnymfe Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (324 comments)

Would it really be so bad having to justify your use of the internet to some bureaucratic authority figure? That would get rid of a lot of pointless content and return a lot of people to the real world.

about a month ago
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If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

skovnymfe I hate hardware (150 comments)

I hate hardware and for all intents and purposes it can go shove itself up its own ass. As a result I very much love the cloud, no matter how much of a buzzword it is. Let someone else worry about the tedious busywork it is to get one piece of hardware to talk to another. Oh what's that? A disk died? I don't give a damn because I don't have to drive 30 minutes each direction just to change it. Ha!

about a month and a half ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

skovnymfe Re:Costs (315 comments)

But why use a redundant unit of measurement that is, or is not, literally derived from the meter, depending on in which archaeic country you're in?

"Psah! The mile was first!" -You, in the future.

Yes, but your very own government decided in the 1950s to make an international standard, to which I might add only your government and country adheres, which defines a yard as exactly 0.9144 meters, and one yard gives three feet, and 5600-something feet give a mile (who the hell even bothers to remember such irrelevant details? Make it base-10 already). So your mediocre, confusing and derivative unit of measurement stinks. Go fuck yourself.

about a month and a half ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

skovnymfe Re:Costs (315 comments)

149,597,871 kilometers. Please don't use miles in space.

about a month and a half ago
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Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens Over "Real Name" Rule

skovnymfe Re:What real name policy? (280 comments)

Yeah, that probably should've been personal...

about 2 months ago

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