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Scientists Implant Biofuel Cells Into Rats

sys.stdout.write Re:Yes, but how will we tax it? (164 comments)

I love how your first thought after reading about a new scientific breakthrough is "How can we tax this???"

You should run for office in Massachusetts.

more than 4 years ago
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Cassandra and Voldemort Benchmarked

sys.stdout.write Drat (45 comments)

Did anyone else read this as comparing Cassandra from King's Quest and Voldemort from Harry Potter?

more than 4 years ago
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Canonical Explains Decision to License H.264 For Ubuntu

sys.stdout.write Re:Lawyers win-win (372 comments)

I'm sorry, why shouldn't we reward people who come up with a novel compression algorithm?

In any event, they only get it for the next 18 years. And in all likelihood, someone will come up with a better algorithm in the mean time.

I've never really understood the anti-intellectual property sentiment on Slashdot..

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Raises E-book Prices For Everyone

sys.stdout.write What they're doing (327 comments)

See, whenever there is a book transaction, a few cents go into a bank account. They're shaved off as a remainder. Initech will never know it's missi.. oh wait.

Yeah, this sucks.

more than 4 years ago
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1st International Longest Tweet Results

sys.stdout.write Re:The winner is impressive. (44 comments)

Sorry, Slashdot removed my mathematical symbols.

We should have a 1st International Longest Slashdot Post competition. Same rules as the Twitter competition, except you have to deal with Slashdot's draconian input stripping

more than 4 years ago
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China's Research Ambitions Hurt By Faked Results

sys.stdout.write Re:Ever done business in China? (338 comments)

they will lie cheat and steal to get their way - china has truely embraced western culture.

Except that Western culture has watchdogs like the SEC that will bring massive fraud lawsuits against you when you try to cheat and steal.

more than 4 years ago
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Databases In Caves? A Unique Google Fiber Bid

sys.stdout.write Makes sense (124 comments)

Sys admins pretty much live in caves already, right?

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

sys.stdout.write Re:This is why I only play D&D (3rd ed.) (471 comments)

You *must* farm for Vespene gas. you *must* collect crystals. There is little room for true creativity and adventuring. There is little room for true creativity and adventuring.

I can't tell if I'm being trolled or not.

It's an RTS. Comparing Starcraft to RPGs is apples to oranges. That's like criticizing chess because you *must* move your pawn or *must* move your knight.

The real question in all this is whether Starcraft 2 is hackable or not.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

sys.stdout.write Re:A-list? What? (471 comments)

Your spelling, capitalization, and punctuation errors in no way impact the efficacy of your point.

more than 4 years ago
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The Economist Weighs In For Shorter Copyright Terms

sys.stdout.write Re:Who reads The Economist? (386 comments)

The Economist is actually one of the more thoughtful news periodicals, in my opinion. Moreover, having a non-American perspective is very nice for those of us who get a majority of our news from American sources. The political coverage is especially enlightening, as it manages to transcend the Democrat / Republican talking points in a way that not even the New York Times or Wall Street Journal is able to.

more than 4 years ago
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Android's "Flea Market" Needs Urgent Attention

sys.stdout.write Re:What (226 comments)

It does, according to the ex-President of a company of which I've never heard!

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

sys.stdout.write Re:First (412 comments)

Insightful observation.

And yeah, I agree. The American system for this is far inferior to the rest of the world. It's almost as bad as not using metric...

more than 4 years ago
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Stalker Jailed For Planting Child Porn On a PC

sys.stdout.write Re:This would have worked except for This mistake (368 comments)

Except the police aren't going to be able to get a warrant based on "some anonymous dude told us this guy was like totes harboring child pr0n"

I suppose I am assuming that they need warrants in the UK. They must, right?

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia Drops Support For Its Open Source Driver

sys.stdout.write Re:First (412 comments)

Wow, you've managed to fail time-wise, humor-wise, and punctuation-wise! :-)

Whoops, didn't read your signature. I meant "humour."

more than 4 years ago
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Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

sys.stdout.write Re:Dvorak (425 comments)

"Honey, could you come figure out why my wireless isn't connecting?"
"Sure, let me just try re-entering the WPA key and OH MY GOD WHY CAN I NOT TYPE QUERTY ANYMORE?!"

Have fun with that.

more than 4 years ago
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Correcting Poor Typing Technique?

sys.stdout.write Dvorak (425 comments)

Should I switch to Dvorak

No. Even if you gain speed on your keyboard, the ability not to suck on other people's laptops is totally worth the 20 WPM decrement or whatever.

more than 4 years ago
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Lessons of a $618,616 Death

sys.stdout.write Re:easy (651 comments)

It's easy to attack an economic analysis of health care as cold and calculating, but at some point we need to admit that it's not worth spending half a million dollars to keep an 80 year-old-man alive for an additional month.

Admittedly, it's harder in some situations (like in the article where the person is 67) than in others.

more than 4 years ago
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Lessons of a $618,616 Death

sys.stdout.write Re:Happiness (651 comments)

Euthanize the depressive!!!

I'm pretty sure he's restricting his proposition to the terminally (or likely terminally) ill.

more than 4 years ago

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