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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

suss Re:"He's really not an expert" (363 comments)

Mao thought he was improving the world and so were a lot of other people...

about two weeks ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

suss Re:It's always amazed me... (748 comments)

If you were the one posting the off-topic "3D printers suck" rant in every single irrelevant thread; you deserved it.

about a month ago
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Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

suss Hard drives & Scooters (431 comments)

"Made in China" has been a warning label for Hard Drives for a long time now. Abyssmal quality control/High failure rate.
Scooters coming out of China have been literally falling apart after about 1200km of driving them and dying after a few thousand more. Repairmen aren't even touching them anymore.
Chinese cars (Landwind) have been on the European market for a while now. In 2010, the CV9 model went through a crash test and failed pretty miserably.
Maybe they've learned from their mistakes, but probably not.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Issues Advisory For Internet Explorer Vulnerability

suss Re:Windows XP (152 comments)

Meanwhile, people will be wondering if this vulnerability has been known for at least a month, possibly much longer, because those Windows 8 licenses haven't been selling as well as expected...

about 5 months ago
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Former Dev Gives Gloomy Outlook On Linux Support For the Opera Browser

suss Opera is dead. (181 comments)

It's just a disfunctional Chrome with Opera branding now.
It died when they abandoned their own codebase.

about 8 months ago
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Dogs Defecate In Alignment With Earth's Magnetic Field

suss Magnets (222 comments)

Does that mean that if i put a bunch of Molybdenum magnets under the sidewalk, i could get the dogs confused enough to stop pooping there?

Or maybe the opposite effect...

about 9 months ago
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Nokia's Elop Set To Receive $25 Million Bonus After Acquisition

suss A warning to other companies... (196 comments)

If Microsoft offers to "Partner" with you, run and don't look back.

1 year,2 days
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?

suss Re:Heh (348 comments)

Spinrite crashing on big disks is supposedly because of a bug in freedos (which it boots from) and should be fixable by replacing it with ms-dos...

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft-Built Smartphone Could Irritate Hardware Partners, Harm Nokia

suss Microsoft image problems (100 comments)

I can't imagine anyone bragging about having a Microsoft branded phone.

They're just not cool.

about 2 years ago
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Riot Breaks Out At Foxconn

suss Re:How Much (456 comments)

12%. This question gets asked in most of the Apple-related threads...

about 2 years ago
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July Heat Set U.S. Record

suss Re:What about the rest of the world? (422 comments)

So far, summer in the Netherlands has been unusually cool and wet.

I think we had 3 days of hot weather.

more than 2 years ago
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60TB Disk Drives Could Be a Reality In 2016

suss Seagate (293 comments)

Too bad it's a Seagate drive and will probably die if you looked at it funny, just like my last 4 Seagates...

about 2 years ago
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British Broadband Needs £1bn More Funding

suss Olympics (128 comments)

The UK just spent 24 billion Pounds on the Olympics and nobody wanted those...

Surely they could have spent this money better on something like this broadband project... and with that much money left, give everyone a free PC!

more than 2 years ago
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Portugal Is Considering a "Terabyte Tax"

suss Gold Reserves (353 comments)

Meanwhile, Lisbon is sitting on $19 BILLION (â14.5 billion) worth of gold reserves, most of it still left over from the good old days of plundering South America...

more than 2 years ago
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Edison Would Have Loved New Light Bulb Law, Says His Great-Grandson

suss Re:I had no idea (473 comments)

If they're specialty lamps, they're exempt, otherwise, you could get them from old stock or a country that has no such silly ban...

more than 2 years ago
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'Vocal Fry' Creeping Into US Speech

suss Erica Cerra (331 comments)

Erica Cerra (Deputy Jo Lupo) has been doing this more and more on Eureka and calls it "acting". I find it extremely aggravating. She sounds like she had throat surgery that went terribly wrong. I wonder how many google searches there have been for "erica cerra throat cancer"...

more than 2 years ago

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