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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

slashmydots the real story (58 comments)

56 million people shop there? What the hell is wrong with people? Do they only have Home Depot in their community? Their lack of any customer service of any kind, confusing aisles, and inability to carry anything anyone needs makes me wonder why anyone would still shop there.

2 hours ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

slashmydots lol (200 comments)

"That ship has not only sailed long ago, but has circled the world hundreds of times, sunk, been dragged up, turned into a tourist attraction, went out of business, and been gutted and retrofitted as a more profitable oil tanker."
...and then hijacked by pirates.

2 hours ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

slashmydots Re:Recent claims by whom? (176 comments)

That's because they never win the World Series.

3 hours ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

slashmydots Re:Recent claims by whom? (176 comments)

Um, yes it is. Humans broke it by being too intelligent. Now it's merely adaptation. Any other species gets a big advantage and we kill it.

3 hours ago
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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

slashmydots Re:Huh? (51 comments)

You forgot the most realistic and easily proven dark matter theory. It's a math error! If the Star Ship Enterprise can't estimate total matter in the entirety of the universe, I don't think a Xeon can. You have to compensate for billion of years of light delay over an even scale while space is expanding the entire time that the light is traveling through it and be flawlessly accurate on the counts of individual atoms. You get one single thing wrong like mass vs perceived light bending around a black hole and you miss half the miss in every black hole in the universe. If there's a 100% black hole universe, you might have missed the whole damn thing. I mean come on! Oh look, lightning...it must be Zeus! Oh look, a floating thing with a light in the sky...must be aliens coming to visit! Can we go back to science and stick to the most likely explanation for once? Dark matter isn't real!

10 hours ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

slashmydots I can't be the only one (238 comments)

What the hell do I need a home datacenter for? I have a PC with 3 hard drives, a TV tuner card, dual monitors, a projector, and a tablet. Why would I get a datacenter server, just to have one? Because I like the sound of 50dB fans? Because I don't know how to fit 3 hard drives in an ATX desktop case? I don't even have a server at my computer repair business. My "servers" are my mirrored 64GB flash drives and my point of sale laptop.

11 hours ago
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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

slashmydots Re:Recent claims by whom? (176 comments)

And lions eat deer and invasive species commit genocide against native species. That's nature. All the hippies need to get over it and come back to reality.

11 hours ago
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

slashmydots disaster (121 comments)

Their company sucks. Their prices suck. They're overbudget on everything. Their business strategy sucks. Java is the worst thing that has happened in all human history. No wonder nobody wanted the job and they had to half fill it with two people.

yesterday
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An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

slashmydots Thunderbird too (105 comments)

They announced that they killed Thunderbird too several months after the fact. It was months and months after the latest update, suddenly they're like "Oh yeah, that? We're done with that." Outlook sucks, Windows Live mail sucks, Incredemail is a disease, and Eudora is dead as well. There are a grand total of zero good e-mail programs out there now. What were they thinking?
Actually, they announced what they were thinking. They're focusing on making new versions of Firefox every single month for no reason and causing massive crash glitches, incompatibilities with webpages, and an all out war with Flash player as well as a go-nowhere phone OS project. Great choice! But what would you expect from a company that gets over 90% of its money from Google, who makes a competing product.

yesterday
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Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

slashmydots there goes that (304 comments)

And all of this right after they proved their amazing focus on security with the icloud hack...and the fingerprint reader that didn't work worth a crap...and the announcement of dozens of security flaws in iOS8...and their gotofail SSL flaw in iOS7 and on and on and on.
Nobody wants NFC and nobody wants their kids paying for things with their iphones. You'd think the multi-million dollar lawsuit about kids making purchases on their iphones might have hinted at that. This is a disaster. It's like a glaring reason to not buy an iphone.

yesterday
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

slashmydots complete sensationalist bullshit (270 comments)

"One concern is that people who use artificial sweeteners may replace the lost calories through other sources, possibly offsetting weight loss or health benefits, says Dr. Ludwig. This can happen because we like to fool ourselves: “I’m drinking diet soda, so it’s okay to have cake.”
WOW! What a biochemical analysis breakthrough! Oh wait, no, it's just puffed up nothing.

"Overstimulation of sugar receptors from frequent use of these hyper-intense sweeteners may limit tolerance for more complex tastes,” explains Dr. Ludwig. That means people who routinely use artificial sweeteners may start to find less intensely sweet foods"

So in other words, artificial sweeteners have no bearing on weight gain at all and eating high calorie foods does! I never would have thought!

As for the new study, mice and humans have different gut bacteria. The entire study is hyped up nonsense after you realize that. This is "aspartame causes cancer" all over again, which by the way, incorrectly used mice in their study as well.

yesterday
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

slashmydots Re:kick in the nuts (318 comments)

Linux doesn't run anything that any of my customers need and I got too many support calls about it when I did sell it.

2 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

slashmydots lol (943 comments)

So are they allowed to teach that Muhammed traveled around with Christians then made his own fake version of the religion with his own idiotic modifications to it? Because that's sort of history but sort of religious teaching too.

2 days ago
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Logitech Aims To Control the Smart Home

slashmydots express train to bankrupt (112 comments)

Non-technical people are too frustrated by smart home systems because they don't know how they work, they're constantly misconfiguring them, and they don't know what to do when they break. Technical people and smart enough to know that it's a giant hacker target and stupid marketing fluff for a detrimental product. That leaves a market of....nobody.

2 days ago
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

slashmydots Re:Natural immunity (122 comments)

You're an idiot. You're mixing up viruses with bacteria. Most bacterial infections are on exposed areas like wounds or sores or directly on the skin where they can be treated. Plus, epsom salt soaks into the skin a significant distance.

2 days ago
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Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

slashmydots Re:Natural immunity (122 comments)

People also seem to be forgetting that alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and epsom salt all kills all forms of human-harming bacteria. Only one can be applied somewhat internally but still. I love it when people say that hand sanitizer is making drug-resistant bacteria. Yeah, and I'm sure any day now a human will adapter to be immune to fire.

2 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

slashmydots a realistic answer (535 comments)

Captain cloud services is now CEO of MS and they were already headed down the wrong path. So get ready for a cell phone and Xbox-live level of ongoing nickel and diming. Buy it and forget it? HELL NO! That died with Windows 7. And then 6 months later, Linux will explode and MS will make half the stuff they tried to charge for free (see Windows 8.1 patch, lol).

2 days ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

slashmydots kick in the nuts (318 comments)

Let me break this down. My company is small because Microsoft charges me way the hell too much for Windows licenses on my custom-built computers. I can't compete with the $45 or so license cost given to Dell, which is given to them because they're big. So I stay small because Microsoft is keeping me small by charging me unfairly. My additional income from licenses I buy from them lets them get big enough that they can pay less in taxes so I in turn have to pay more in taxes at my US business because I can't afford to operate it out of a foreign country because they're purposely keeping me small with the price difference excuse of the fact that I'm not big. Thanks, assholes.

2 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

slashmydots Re:Parallax. (420 comments)

So in other words....you're holding it wrong :D And it's not a troll article if they purposely tilted it like 1 degree and only have shots from 1 side on their entire website. That's obviously on purpose and dishonest.

2 days ago
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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

slashmydots better idea (196 comments)

Why don't they just take a balloon? Don't those go high enough? It worked for that Felix guy.

3 days ago

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