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Soldiers Looking For Hookups On Craigslist Are Being Warned of a Military Sting

trimpnick Re:ME ME ME (335 comments)

Yeah, those mindless biological urges like wanting to keep breathing or eating food!

about a year ago
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Google Demands Microsoft Pull YouTube App For WP8

trimpnick Hypocrites (716 comments)

Microsoft strongarms phone manufacturers on unknown patent claims that android supposedly infringes but when they infringe ToS from Google and are told to change or remove the app, they say it's just Google not wanting to play ball. Good job Microsoft...

about a year ago
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Student Expelled From Montreal College For Finding "Sloppy Coding"

trimpnick Re:Under duress? (633 comments)

IANAL, but from what I know, contracts under duress can be voided

about a year ago
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Judge Posner Muses on Excessively Strong Patent and Copyright Laws

trimpnick Re:About time... (100 comments)

I agree with you about prices, as I said, not defending them at all, just saying it's not just marketing costs. Oh and I'm Canadian, so, those prices you cite for drugs seem as alien to me as little green men. It's just completely ridiculous.

about 2 years ago
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Judge Posner Muses on Excessively Strong Patent and Copyright Laws

trimpnick Re:About time... (100 comments)

Though it's sometimes true that drug patents come from universities (though certainly not the only source of drug patents), you have to be completely clueless about clinical trials to say that marketing costs are the only considerable expense. Let's say you get a 100 drug patents from university, you will refine purification and production methods for at least a few months and you might select 10 based on multiple criteria including in vitro toxicity for clinical studies. From those 10 drugs, maybe 2 or 3 will go to clinical trial phase 2b-3 and if you're really lucky, one will end up on the market. Clinical studies for safety and efficacy of drugs are VERY expensive and have low chances to yield a drug. This is in part why commercialised drugs are so expensive. That said, I certainly won't defend Big Pharma and say they are poor and need more support, but just keep in mind that there is a lot more to drug development than "freeloading" public university research.

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Want To Keep Their Research Work Out of Court

trimpnick Re:Doesn't help public sector transparency (288 comments)

Following that line of thought, public sector employees shouls have no private life at all, because everything they do with their money comes from the public! /s

about 2 years ago
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes For Maps App, Recommends Alternatives

trimpnick Re:Bye Apple (451 comments)

I'm sure Microsoft and Bing have a consumer friendly/privacy friendly non track policy. They have such an astonishing track record!

about 2 years ago
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Valve Job Posting Confirms Hardware Plans

trimpnick Re:Keyboard and mouse hasn't changed for a reason (219 comments)

Valve doesn't seem to be in the business of developping WORK software (though they may sell them soon). So saying that the keyboard and mouse is right for gaming because it was designed and optimized for work really misses the point.

about 2 years ago
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Leak Shows What Could Be Nokia's New Windows Phone 8 Devices

trimpnick Re:Round corners (110 comments)

Have any of you checked the "new digg.com" ? :)

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Beats Apple In Tokyo, Itching To Sue Over LTE Patents

trimpnick Re:The asians (221 comments)

Didn't know UK was in Asia!

about 2 years ago
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Ubuntu Unity Ported To Fedora Using OpenSUSE

trimpnick Re:Great, sort of (128 comments)

I liked Vanilla Coke myself, alas I didn't know many others who did

more than 2 years ago
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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades

trimpnick Re:Dancing? (349 comments)

No, they'll probably tack on those fees by supposing you'll dance at a wedding party. There will be no burden of proof with this, not unlike the levy on blank media

more than 2 years ago
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Star Trek Luminaries Behind the Fastest Funded Film Project On Kickstarter

trimpnick Re:Great (158 comments)

Don't forget the black Christopher Lloyd in one of the movies!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Comic Books To Start My 3-Year-Old With?

trimpnick Re:Atomic Robo and Axe Cop (372 comments)

Just want to second the Atomic Robo choice. One of the best american comic out there right now, whatever your age is.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA and Astrobotic Investigating Ice Hunting Mission to the Moon

trimpnick Re:Transport (46 comments)

I meant more a transport for humans, no point in making a lunar base using water if we're not gonna go there

more than 2 years ago
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NASA and Astrobotic Investigating Ice Hunting Mission to the Moon

trimpnick Transport (46 comments)

Hopefully they design a vehicle to take them to the moon first...

more than 2 years ago
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Are Smartphones Starting a Boom In DIY Medicine?

trimpnick Awareness (111 comments)

I think that while documentation is already freely available for a lot of medical conditions, integrations into a single device (that you carry all the time with you) can surely raise awareness about such documentation. I don't think that people wanting to know more about a medical condition is necessarily evil or a sign of not trusting doctors. Has the pursuit of knowledge for knowledge's sake completely disappeared? "Self-medication" may well result in misdiagnosis and possible complications by not going to the doctor in some cases, but on the flip side, it might encourage others to go consult trained professionnals because they think they might not have something as benign as they first thought. Furthermore, there is a lot of developement in completely automated tools for diagnosing infections, genetic mutations, etc which might reduce the need for some medical consultation within the next 5-10 years.

more than 2 years ago
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Non-Copied Photo Is Ruled Copyright Infringement

trimpnick Re:Misleading to call it "non-copied" (657 comments)

but ignorance of the law is simply a lame excuse, no matter how complex the law gets.

These are my laws, you must follow them or be found guilty:
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ldfkgndf;bngfb;nmgfmbgfb klahjblkjfdbnvlkjdfbiurrhg dfguhdfgkhdfg dfoghodfhdpgh drfghidbvididf bpodfghbdf gpbh
dkfjghvldkfhbvdhg rgphg erghdfghdfghr g rghdrpghdrugh rgh7g rghre gerhge gehgeadrag rhg grepg

Since you can't ignore them, no matter how complex they are, I already find you guilty of infringing them. Extreme exemple, maybe, but nonetheless, almost as clear as some real laws....

more than 2 years ago
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Outgoing CRTC Head Says Technology Is Eroding Canadian Culture

trimpnick Re:Canada has a culture? (404 comments)

If you think Quebec is the reason for this "americanisation" of Canada, you're living in a dream.

more than 2 years ago
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Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

trimpnick Re:This would be a bad time for a "Madagascar" jok (346 comments)

It's the energetic cost. Think of climbing Everest, an electric heater and generator+fuel might be very useful, but the weight you have to lug around is really prohibitive to doing it, so you only take what's necessary to survive up there.

more than 2 years ago

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