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Comment: Re:HDMI (Score 1) 418

I dare you to demonstrate how that outdated piece of garbage is better than my Quantum Entanglement Cables, specifically designed to work on Quantum Computer Music NAS Systems. Imagine it, the sound gets distortionless, since the information travels through just TWO electrons* through the whole length of the cable!!! *Note: even when the information uses just two quantum-entangled electrons, it also visits all of its quantum states, so you might end up listening to Abba when you selected Led Zeppelin...

Or, for that matter, an alternative universe's Abba covering Led Zeppelin...

Comment: Re:Wrong way around (Score 1) 183

by Samizdata (#48974081) Attached to: The "Cool Brick" Can Cool Off an Entire Room Using Nothing But Water

I want a wall that removes cool, wet air from the room and replaces it with dry, warm air so that I can dry laundry indoors in winter without covering my house in condensation and mold.

That's called a dehumifier and there are many people that sell them at a reasonable price. I bought an "ebac" brand one since it's the brand favoured by tradespeople for things like drying out water damage and drying plaster more quicky. It works great.

They are cheap to buy, but, as I discovered when I had my house, expensive as hell to run.

Comment: Re:hum (Score 1) 647

by Samizdata (#48487287) Attached to: Debian Forked Over Systemd

Honestly, I don't buy into the whole non-GPL can't link GPL argument in the first place.

Suppose I were to tell you to grab your copy of the 3rd paperback printing of Game of Thrones and look at the second sentence on page 320. Does posting that sentence make this post a violation of GRRM's copyright? Of course not - I didn't copy anything in his book - simply mentioning that it exists and that it contains a page 320 in no way makes this post a derivative work.

I believe a book over 300 pages is a poorly designed book and also breaks the reader guidelines. As such, none of my GRRM books have any pages over 300.

Comment: Re:G'Day Valve, (Score 1) 139

by Samizdata (#47792777) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court
Well, I have at least two games in my Steam collection that do not work. One, I was told by the company it wouldn't work ever with my config, and the other...Well, I am tired of pawing through forums trying all kinds of things. And, we are not even going to mention getting ripped off for my Minerva's Den DLC, which I place firmly in the split camp of Steam/2K Games/Microsoft.

If at first you don't succeed, you must be a programmer.