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The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

telchine Re:Bad comparaison (135 comments)

If you want to make an Apples to apples comparison (pun intended) when talking about jobs

Was the "jobs" pun intended as well?

3 days ago
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The American App Economy Is Now "Bigger Than Hollywood"

telchine Re:Bad comparaison (135 comments)

Call me a sceptic if you like; but I read the summary like this...

Apple says this in a press release. Hollywood can provably be seen to have done this but not as well.
Apple says that in a press release, Hollywood can provably be seen to have done that but not as well.

Since when did Slashdot become a place for Apple press releases to be hyped up more than they are already?

This is a Slashvertisment... Someone needs to create an ad blocker for these kinds of things!

3 days ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

telchine Re:Does the job still get done? (688 comments)

If the job still gets done it's a good thing that jobs gets replaced by AI.
The flaw isn't in who does the work, but how the economic system around it is set up.

But how do we improve the economy when the economists in TFA can't agree?!

We should replace them with AI!

about a month and a half ago
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Dropbox Wasn't Hacked, Says Leaked Credentials Are From Unrelated Services

telchine Re:Don't reuse passwords, folks. (29 comments)

Yep - for dropbox I use ""password-dropbox"

For Dropbox, I use this one... Robert'); Select username, password FROM users;--

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Capture the Flag Training

telchine Re:Banal (102 comments)

Stop pretending to be banal, and sit up; it'll ruin your posture.

about 4 months ago
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MIT Researchers Can Take Your Pulse, Right Through the Walls

telchine Re:Horseshit (125 comments)

"The research could be used for health-tracking apps, baby monitors, and for the military and law enforcement."

The Google Maps cars could use it to automatically update your Google Fit account whist their stealing your wi-fi data and photographing your front door! How's that for progress!

about 8 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

telchine Re:3.2 B (198 comments)

[quote]You can use 256kbps to carry well-engineered sound or over-compressed pop crap. The bits don't care.[/quote]

Yeah, but if you use "clear-o-shine" and polish it into the surface of the bits then the audio quality will be far superior! /me ducks and runs for cover

about 9 months ago
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Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

telchine Re:It depends on the hat you're wearing (143 comments)

If you recall, Lincoln was shot a theater

No, I don't recall! How old do you think I am?!

about 9 months ago
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Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

telchine Re:It depends on the hat you're wearing (143 comments)

When you wear the presidential hat, nothing you do is ever illegal.

Yeah, but Abraham Lincoln did that and it didn't turn out too well.

about 9 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

telchine Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (1198 comments)

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

I would be fine giving this particular man the death penalty.

That seems a bit harsh! I know his books were sometimes a bit boring but it's a pretty extreme punishment!

about 9 months ago
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What percentage of your online communications are encrypted?

telchine Re:100% (186 comments)

I encrypt 100% of my on-line communications using the fiendishly difficult to crack ROT26 cypher.

49206d6967687420636f7079207468617421

about 9 months ago
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You Are What You're Tricked Into Eating

telchine Re:this is fucking bullshit (499 comments)

well, the meat that has as much fat as possible

I don't think you understand what processed food is. It's not the same thing as food that's naturally high in fat.

about 9 months ago
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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

telchine Re:In a perfect world (51 comments)

In my perfect world, everybody would care and I'd have seen this in the morning news.

It's yesterday's news, so it would be stale by this morning. Or do you read dead trees?

BBC had it on the front page last night.

about 10 months ago
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What's In a Username? the Power of Gamer Tags

telchine Re:play their game by their rules (99 comments)

Sometimes I go by the handle "a vehicle". Then when I kill someone, their screen says "you were killed by a vehicle". OMG how funny is that???!?!!!???!!! Sometimes even after the 100th time, I'm still falling off my chair, it's friggin' hilarious. I'm like the funniest dude in Halo with my supreme original sharp humor! OMG how 1337 am I?!?!!!!!

about 10 months ago
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11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions

telchine Re:It doesn't matter. (180 comments)

There are still signs around the all of the pumps here banning use of a cell phone in a filling station. The current reasons is because they could cause a spark. Is there any evidence of this, or is it another feeling that's become true by repetition?

Well, as they say... no smoke without fire :p

about a year ago
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11-Year UK Study Reports No Health Danger From Mobile Phone Transmissions

telchine Re:Low Frequency (180 comments)

Sadly I lost my ham license while immigrating to a new country. I should really go get it sorted

You can do it online ;-)

http://totl.net/Ham/

about a year ago
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Surrogate Database Key, Not Bitcoin Protocol Flaw, To Blame For Mt Gox Problems

telchine Re:Wait... (81 comments)

You're posting this comment on a site that was once called "Chips and Dips".

It's still called Chips and Dips for me. I hated the change, so I resisted it as part of the FuckSlashdot campaign. I set up a personal proxy to automatically rebrand each page load back to Chips and Dips and it's been like that ever since!

about a year ago
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Pirate Bay Block Lifted In the Netherlands

telchine Re:Recent studies (118 comments)

I tip my hat to the Dutch judges or politicians who reserve judgement

Judges that reserve judgement? That's just ridiculous, not to mention selfish!

If I were a judge I'd hand out judgement freely to anyone who asked for it. Hell, even some who didn't! I'd be dedicated to my job!

1 year,4 days

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