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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

slashmydots obvious (303 comments)

You ever get women together to do anything? They're genetically wired to basically kill each other even if the nearest male is millions of miles away. It would be a disaster.

10 hours ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

slashmydots not remotely accurate (392 comments)

"The case is believed to be the UK's first prosecution of illegal manga and anime images."
Except for the other cases involving the exact same thing and England that were also on Slashdot years ago. Seriously, England got famous for being the first country to crack down on it and 4chan and deviantart and other famous communities got pissed.

yesterday
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Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own

slashmydots not surprising (165 comments)

A stupid, manufactured trend of something nobody wants? Count Microsoft in! Maybe they can find a way to put not one but TWO TOUCHSCREENS on it! And then add a subscription fee for ongoing costs and add DRM to all the media on it.

yesterday
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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

slashmydots Re:so... (79 comments)

According to NPR this morning, they're the largest IT services company in the world. I think that's due solely to them going 3x over budget on every project though. They're basically Oracle mixed with SAP.

yesterday
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Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

slashmydots summary (406 comments)

First of all "Drinking sugar-sweetened pop could take years off your life." So yeah, drinking 160 calories of sugar constantly is unhealthy. Who would have thought?
Anyway, if you're keeping score, tap water is an estrogen-filled, flouride-poisoned death sentence. Diet drinks will make you fat somehow. Non-diet is as bad as smoking. Being constantly dehydrated will shorten your life and increase risk of cancer. So basically no matter what you do, you're dead already.

yesterday
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Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

slashmydots Re:WHO? (98 comments)

It's got to either be We Help Ostriches or Waffle House Observers.

2 days ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

slashmydots such drama (312 comments)

And here I am with cheaper Sennheisers that are superior quality. I guess I'm just too darn smart to fall for marketing plugs, celebrity endorsements, and companies slapping their brand name on inferior products in exchange for basically bribes.

2 days ago
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How Curved Spacetime Can Be Created In a Quantum Optics Lab

slashmydots not so accurate headline (89 comments)

So they made an analog that pretty well simulates curved spacetime. It's not actually curved spacetime. And here I was hoping the iPhone 7 would run off of a Stargate SG1 Zero Point Module made out of infinitely bent space :(

3 days ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

slashmydots Well that's not true (407 comments)

"but can't be easily sold or repurposed"
Bullshit! You know what you have to do to turn it into an airsoft and paintball facility? Put up a sign and a cash register.

3 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

slashmydots ZOMG! (281 comments)

I am literally a terrorist for not letting an FBI agent walk into my apartment at will and dig through my fridge. Same logic.

4 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

slashmydots not a good thing (381 comments)

They stopped it before whoever the hell is sending those scam e-mails caught it and died. This is certainly not a good thing.

4 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

slashmydots Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

If it was me, I would have said "The police have been ordered to shoot any Comcast staff members on site"

5 days ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

slashmydots their own fault (463 comments)

I worked in an IT department in a hospital and even I had to go through biohazard and infection protection training. These workers came into contact with the patient's bodily fluids. That's sort of frowned upon for medical professionals. Forget ebola. Under normal circumstances, they could now have hepatitus, AIDS, or basically anything else. People this careless are a time bomb. Ebola was just the one that got them.

5 days ago
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Netflix To Charge More For 4K Video

slashmydots a fun analogy (158 comments)

Ooooh 4k! What an impressive buzz word! Unfortunately, I feel like it might not be quite 1 gigabit per second filling it. Here's an example. If I give you a small container filled with peanut butter, you'd be sort of happy. If I give you a gigantic container with a big, flashy title and the fill it with horse manure, you actually were better off with the smaller container. 4K is a resolution. It's just a container. I care about the pixels inside of it. When Direct TV's "HD" signal had to display confetti falling at the superbowl, 1920x1080 @ 30 effective FPS @ about 2 megabits = pixels the size of cats. Seriously, I saw 1 inch wide pixels. It's a static bitrate so for the encoding, pixels that don't move are lower quality and ones that do move are higher quality. When they're all moving, it looks like a 1996 dial up streaming video. In fact, with downscaling (since nobody owns 4k monitors) you'd actually get a better overall quality with 8 megabits per second crammed into 1080 than you would with it crammed into 4k.

about a week ago
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VeraCrypt Is the New TrueCrypt -- and It's Better

slashmydots wait, what? (220 comments)

I don't consider that last part "better." Making up for people stupid enough to choose a weak password is not "stronger" it's actually weaker because it's enabling them. You know what else makes your password 10-300x harder to brute force? Adding 2 characters.

about a week ago
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Who's In Charge During the Ebola Crisis?

slashmydots Obvious (279 comments)

It's whoever has the most guns! In case of a tie, hand sanitizer and lysol can be used as a tie breaker.

about a week ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

slashmydots Re:Birth control pills signifcant contributor? (147 comments)

Absolutely not. Ask anyone who is a professional dietician what the last healthy drink in the world is. They'll say milk (or be incorrect).

about a week ago
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The Correct Response To Photo Hack Victim-Blamers

slashmydots um no (622 comments)

The probability of getting your data leaked or inappropriately accessed sometime in the future on any cloud service is 100%. The potential benefits of taking nude selfies is absolutely nothing. Sorry, but your reasoning falls apart.

about a week ago
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Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks

slashmydots Re:Birth control pills signifcant contributor? (147 comments)

According to a former slashdot story, that is absolutely where the estrogen is coming from. The primary point of the story was that tap water processing plants do absolutely nothing to filter it out. This is why I don't drink tap water.

about a week ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

slashmydots let me summarize (445 comments)

Irresponsible, immature, self-absorbed assholes who have a poor opinion of their spouse get divorced 500x more often than normal, nice, decent, reasonable people. Who would have guessed? At least this dispels the absolutely ridiculous myth that Christians have the same divorce rate as everyone else.

about a week ago

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