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Comment: Re:Energy-matter synthesis (Score 4, Insightful) 223

by Bobakitoo (#47036243) Attached to: Scientists Propose Collider That Could Turn Light Into Matter

My first thought was 3d printer. Imagine deposing one atom tick layers of any element in any shape. eg; The Star Trek synthesiser.

But that wont happen because they'll ban the thing over irrational fear before the technology reach the point it can print a cup of earl grey.

Comment: Re:I see plenty of people reading (Score 4, Insightful) 264

by Bobakitoo (#45251351) Attached to: France Moves To Protect Independent Booksellers From Amazon

Electronic books are extremely resource intensive and require a massive amount of well-maintained centralised infrastructure. It's a huge price to pay for the convenience of "being slightly lighter".

It is not just slightly lighter, you can hold thousand kilograms worth of books in your pocket. The resource intensive and massive centralized infrastructure is only due to digital restriction management. DRM free book do not have this problem. Essentially, what you are saying is that electronic book are defective by design, but we can fix this and save paper in the process. Don't dismiss new technologies because of a few political glitch.

Comment: Re:Hey! (Score 1) 277

by Bobakitoo (#44963211) Attached to: Clinton Grants $1 Million To Edible Insect Farmers

The only reason you are severely underestimating the grasshopper is because you anthropomorphize the cows. All living things desire to remain alive, all organisms* feel pain. Killing and causing suffering is part of life. You have to do it in order to live.. or pay someone to do it for you, in which case you are an hypocrite not someone of higher moral**.

* That include plants, which is now know for facts that they communicate, are self aware and feel pain. Nature has many way, the central nervous system is only the way used my animals to achieve the goal of all living organism.

** Strict vegetarian diet also involve the killing of animals. Mechanized agriculture kill wildlife the field and in processing facility. Unless the animal-right vegan carefully hand pick ALL his food, he is a hypocrite.

Comment: Re:"standards-based web platform" (Score 1) 170

by Bobakitoo (#44929837) Attached to: Google Dropping Netscape Plugin API Support In Chrome/Blink

They will never update their NPAPI plugin while it is still working. Because if it work, don't fix it.

The NPAPI is only depreciate at this point; the summary state that the most common used ones are white-listed. It is therefore probably not impossible to custom white-list any if your specific need.

Comment: Re:Misunderstanding of HTTP? (Score 1) 255

by Bobakitoo (#44577161) Attached to: "451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites

Censored site are often hijacked by scary-looking redirect to state propaganda. If this is accepted in the future specification, that propaganda page will require to return this status code. eg: "HTTP/1.0 451 Corrupted Government"

Non compliant censorship can, additionally, be protested on the basis that they are not compliant.

Comment: Re:Reference to... (Score 1) 255

by Bobakitoo (#44577055) Attached to: "451" Error Will Tell Users When Governments Are Blocking Websites

Which is just another reason it'll never happen. It's a loaded reference; what government is going to link themselves to F451 on purpose?

They will do just that. If this become part of the specification they will be obliged to follow them or else we can reject their censorship software on the basis that they are not compliant. eg: "No one is supporting paedophilia or aiding terrorism we simply want specification compliant software!". And when they do get compliant, everyone get the reference. It is win-win as far as living under a oppressive regime can be.

Comment: Re:quite a few browsers? (Score 2) 246

Look at the source of your demo. Each frame from the video (mp4, ogv) has colour on the top half and a mask on the bottom half. Then JavaScript is use to render them into a html canvas. This is neat, but far from the simplicity of embedding a PNG or APNG image. This is also very inefficient, a site that would use this hack to display animated icons would be horribly slow, especially on mobile platforms.

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 1) 433

DRM is a two part system; The first part is a useless technology and the second part is a legislation that outlaw circumvention of the first part.

The DRM could be XOR, it does not matter. They can abuse the laws to sue out of existence anyone aiding circumvention, for example a open source browser that still work without enforcing the restriction (showing all ads, disallow saving, disallow printing), and thus preventing the general public from accessing the web without encumberment.

Comment: Re:Strange term (Score 1) 114

People who are against "pro-rape" pages are now considered "humourless feminists"? That strikes me as a poor choice of words. I would like to think all sane people would be put off by "pro-rape" propaganda.

Pro-rape is acceptable and often funny when men are the victims. The "humourless feminist" is obviously a reference to the fact that some of these feminists will often rejoice and laugh at the idea of prison rape and male mutilation but become humourless when it's the other way around. The 'pro-rape' jokes are to highlight their hypocrisy on that matter. (eg: It is a troll in the traditional sense, and IMHO the only valid sense of the word)

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