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Comment Re:I don't get it,... five a day? (Score 1) 258 258

i can buy a pound of hamburger, one tomato, one onion, head of lettuce, loaf of bread, for about 20 bucks, and cook four hamburgers, and feed four people and it will taste a heck of a lot better, thats about 5 bucks each a day, a lot better than a liquid diet too

But that's not nutritionally complete.

You need to add bacon and cheddar cheese.

Comment Free and open source? (Score 1) 288 288

At $1.49/month or $10/year, this might be enough to drive some people who otherwise would not to check out some of the free, open-source games out there

Out in the real world, people only care about the "free" part - doubly so, given we're talking about Windows users.

Comment Re:Well, sure, but... (Score 2) 294 294

They do have the right to know - all they have to do is convince their non-GMO suppliers to choose to label their products as non-GMO.

If you've ever done any grocery shopping, you'll know this is already somewhat common.

Just like how many dairies sell their milk in containers prominently labeled "These cows were not given bST".

Comment Re:I wish I could buy GMO seeds (Score 5, Informative) 294 294

All the seeds that just any jerk can buy are all these heirloom seeds.

Given that the vast majority of seeds I see in catalogs are F1 hybrids, it's unlikely that your statement is even remotely true. Most of what is sold to home gardeners is the same varieties being sold to commercial growers. Most home garden catalog vendors are in turn purchasing their seed from the big boys that supply farmers - Northup King, Stokes, and so on.

There are a few - Territorial Seed and Johnny's Selected Seeds come to mind - that to some degree also actively work on developing their own seed stocks; but even with them, most of the seed is being purchased from a handful of huge companies.

The only places I see heirlooms dominating a company's listings is in catalogs from companies specializing in open-pollinated vegetables - Seeds of Change, Abundant Life, etc.

Comment Re:End of Google+ (Score 2) 172 172

That was my first thought as well. Once they've uncoupled everything from Google+, I expect (within the subsequent 6-12 months) we'll hear that Google+ has been EOLed.

That's fine by me; but I imagine we'll see a lot of kvetching here on Slashdot.

Comment Re:Alt summary? (Score 4, Funny) 16 16

Baseball stat heads love their acronyms.

OPS - on base plus slugging percentage
WAR - wins above replacement
LOOGY - lefty one out guy
TINSTAAPP - there is no such thing as a pitching prospect
MARINERS - a backwards team being run as if it's still the 1960s

Comment Re:Corporate applications? (Score 1) 199 199

Will this work for people sending messages to other random people? Probably not. But imagine a corporation deploying this system to all of their computers. Suddenly, the boss can tell their employees to do unethical things, make illegal threats, and so on without any chance that the FBI is suddenly going to show up and arrest him with evidence of his misdeeds.

It only takes one employee with a smartphone camera to completely destroy this model.

Comment Slightly less annoying on iOS, but still (Score 4, Insightful) 258 258

I hate the stupid "hey we have an app!" block that takes up real estate at the top of the screen every freaking time I chance upon any one of a million stupid sites. No, I don't want the dedicated app for your website - I view it maybe twice a year! No, I don't want to install an app to participate on your forum! Nor do I want your website sending me push notifications on OS X, for that matter.

I understand that you can't figure out how to make a living from your website... but that's your problem, not mine. Maybe you need to get a real job like the rest of us.

It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river. -- Abraham Lincoln