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Comment: Re:Nauseated. (Score 1) 139

by Threni (#49195559) Attached to: Developers Race To Develop VR Headsets That Won't Make Users Nauseous

Whippersnapper! If only he'd listened to his elders he wouldn't have gone done that wrong path. "All phenomena are impermanent", said the Buddha. Although, had he known he was going to have to deal with the Web 2, post MTV generation he'd have probably gone for something a little more pithy; "you say potato, I saw potato", perhaps.

Comment: Re:Guitar/Piano/Bass/Drums (Score 1) 134

by Threni (#49195509) Attached to: Musician Releases Album of Music To Code By

Heh...just been listening to a bunch of Zappa bootlegs at work.

Seriously, no-one needs some horrific "special perfect programming music" - you just need to pick from what proper music you've already got and listen to that. If that's not possible, you just haven't listened to enough music. You heard that nice Mr Berio..."keep going!" !

Comment: Re:... creates two gaps in evolution (Score 1) 30

by Threni (#49195499) Attached to: Oldest Human Fossil Fills In 2.8-Million-Year-Old Gap In Evolution

You say that, but the faithheads won't be happy even with that. They'll probably just continue the "testing our faith" line, perhaps suggesting the devil put them there or something. Of course, they won't offer any proof for this but.. you know....look at my robes, hat.. come can trust me.

Comment: Re: The GUI is so monumentally fucked up (Score 0, Troll) 464

by Threni (#49143423) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

I left when they ran a "story" about Indian food delivery. Has it improved yet? I see they've not changed the stupid name. For all its faults, I see no reason to drop Slashdot for a site that looks worse than slashbdot did 15 years ago, fewer stories and less than 1000 readers.

Comment: Re: TrueCrypt is not open source software. (Score 1) 112

by Threni (#49101179) Attached to: TrueCrypt Audit Back On Track After Silence and Uncertainty

You're confusing open source and free. It's open source. You can see the source, use it, change it, and fork it, subject to certain restrictions, such as not calling it Truecrypt. Seems fair to me. Whether this or that distro has decided to include it or not tells us very little.

Comment: Re:Heh. (Score 2) 78

by Threni (#49099895) Attached to: Australian ISPs To Introduce '3-Strike' Style Anti-piracy Scheme

What "VPN industry"? To the extent it exists at all it's just tiny. And they're going to get legislated out of existence around the world in the next few years. No government - driven by the twin demands of the US government (ok, and their own security services) - and a reactionary, right wing media (following the rules of its wealthy, right wing proprieters, who've invested in and therefore benefit from large corporations who are all in bed with most western governments because they don't need to pay tax that way) - will allow people to communicate in private because "that's what terrorists do" (and people who want to challenge/change the above)

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