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Comment: Mnsanto - hate unjustified? (Score 5, Informative) 113

by CaptainOfSpray (#46786375) Attached to: Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds'
The hate for Monsanto also comes from the irresponsibility. They planted Roundup-resistant plants all over while saying "the resistance will never spread to other plants" without actually bothering to check whether that was the case, as if they had never heard of plasmids. Roundup-resistant weeds with the Monsanto gene in them were found IN THE NEXT FIELD BELONGING TO A DIFFERENT LANDOWNER four months after the first crops were planted. Since then, Monsanto have lied repeatedly about the spread of resistance, and what the likely consequences might be - and denied having any responsibility for the consequences.

Comment: Re:Already gone to Linux Mint Cinnamon... (Score 1) 245

by CaptainOfSpray (#46684511) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?
You've done something wrong. I started using Cinnamon without the nVidia driver, and it was OK, as good without a proper driver as XP was WITH a proper driver. Then I installed the nVidia driver, and it lit up and flew. I am getting through my work noticeably faster on exactly the same hardware. Of course this is the case for a person with an NVidia GPU. Everyone else's mileage will vary.

Comment: Already gone to Linux Mint Cinnamon... (Score 4, Insightful) 245

by CaptainOfSpray (#46678899) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Will You Need the Windows XP Black Market?
Looks like XP, mostly works like XP, closer to XP than Win 8, easier upgrade path than Win 8, lower rate of support calls from friends and family ...and in my experience, it's lighter and faster and more responsive than XP. So, no, I won't be laying out hundreds of pounds/dollars on a new machine or even more hundreds on replacing all the software that will not work on Win 8.

Comment: the aspirations of many Americans to be farmers... (Score 1) 116

by CaptainOfSpray (#46480935) Attached to: Conservation Communities Takes Root Across US
"...the aspirations of many Americans to be gentlemen (or gentlewomen) farmers..."...And they said that was a purely British disease...what next? Will youse guys all start listening to The Archers (1950), is still running (January 2014), and is the world's longest-running soap opera with a total of over 16,800 episodes

Comment: Time for the badgers to strike back... (Score 1) 153

by CaptainOfSpray (#45827637) Attached to: UK Introduces Warrantless Detention
After the recent persecution/attempted then failed cull, stealth badgers equipped with low-light video systems in their backpacks will be infiltrating the controlled areas to report on suspicious police activity. They are quietly confident, being as how they can't be arrested for shitting in the controlled area, since they aren't dogs.

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