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Comment: Why not hypoxia? (Score 3, Interesting) 1080

by ZorinLynx (#49258331) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century

With hypoxia (lack of oxygen), you just fall asleep and, if continued long enough, die painlessly.

Hypoxia is easy to implement, just replace the air in the room with 100% nitrogen. There will be no suffocation reflex, since that requires carbon dioxide. It is a completely painless way to die.

Comment: Re:I don't see why Apple needs to make a TV... (Score 1) 204

by ZorinLynx (#49258181) Attached to: Steve Jobs's Big Miss: TV

The Macintosh TV was a road apple. It only had one expansion slot that had the TV capture card in it. It was slow for its time. You couldn't even watch TV in a window; it had to be full screen. There was no way to record video.

If they had made it more capable, they might have sold more. But it was cheaper to buy a faster Mac and put a cheap TV next to it, than to buy the Macintosh TV. I know; I was there.

Comment: I don't see why Apple needs to make a TV... (Score 1) 204

by ZorinLynx (#49256983) Attached to: Steve Jobs's Big Miss: TV

You can get pretty much any size and style of TV from a number of different vendors in a wide price range to fit any need whatsoever. You can even buy a projector if you want to turn your entire wall into a TV.

All that Apple needs to make is a little box that plugs into the HDMI port on that TV. That's IT. Once that's done, when you turn on the TV you get the "Apple experience" and full access to their ecosystem of TV shows, movies, and music.

The reason Apple hasn't made a TV is it's not a product segment where they can really make a difference. It would be equivalent to Apple making a power strip.

Comment: Surprised they thought they could get away with it (Score 1) 275

by ZorinLynx (#49198537) Attached to: uTorrent Quietly Installs Cryptocurrency Miner

With so many people using laptops these days, all the sudden additional heat, blowing fans and lack of battery life would become immediately obvious.

You just can't hide CPU-bound processes on machines these days and expect people not to notice. Especially people who are into torrents!

Comment: Lots of weird crap coming out of Congress lately.. (Score 5, Insightful) 517

by ZorinLynx (#49184799) Attached to: White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills

It makes me wonder if they're bringing out these stupid bills because they want to appease voters but know there's no chance of them actually passing because of white house veto.

Think about it; this is a wonderful time for the Republicans to create all kinds of crazy ridiculous stuff that appeases voters but that the politicians know is harmful, realizing that none of it will pass and that they'll get re-elected by their crazy base because "at least they tried."


Comment: Maybe there's another reason behind this... (Score 2) 132

by ZorinLynx (#49150629) Attached to: Microsoft Finally Allows Customers To Legally Download Windows 7 ISOs

The recent Lenovo mess has shown that it's a good idea for users to be able to easily download a stock Windows ISO to reinstall their system free of crapware. Microsoft may just want to make this process easier for people.

Good for them. I'm not a Windows user myself, but it feels good to know that if I ever switch over to Windows, it's now easier to get real stock installation images.

What about Windows 8, though? Are they doing the same for 8 and future versions?

Comment: Re:Gonna lose some money (Score 4, Interesting) 54

by ZorinLynx (#49101767) Attached to: Apple Will Let Users Test iOS Beta Versions For the First Time

The $99 for the developer account (which is peanuts to Apple) isn't about income. It's about controlling access to the platform.

If developer accounts were free, anyone who wanted to sideload apps would join the program and just do so. The $99/year fee is enough to discourage people from doing this.

I have access to a developer account through work, and have sideloaded iMAME and a few other emulators using it. You can sign any app bundle you want and put it on your phone without having to go through the App Store.

Access to iOS betas does not allow one to receive provisioning profiles, so the reason for the $99 charge is gone.

Comment: It changes every week (Score 4, Insightful) 305

by ZorinLynx (#49029627) Attached to: Alcohol's Evaporating Health Benefits

Eggs are bad for you! Eggs are good for you! Meat is bad for you! Meat is good for you! Alcohol is good for you! Alcohol isn't good for you!

I swear, if you listen to and heed all this advice you will go crazy. I think the best thing to do is ignore all this crap, eat *reasonably* (not too much of any one thing, have a balanced diet) and just ENJOY the things you like, regardless of people saying they're good or bad for you, because life is short anyway and we might as well enjoy it while we have it.

I see so many eating bland vegan diets, thinking it's so good for them; I doubt any of them will live longer than typical omnivores.

Comment: It's Oracle, what do you expect? (Score 2, Insightful) 288

by ZorinLynx (#48941003) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill

That company ruins everything it touches.

Look what happened to MySQL, leading to the need to fork to MariaDB.

Look what happened to ZFS; as soon as Oracle got its grubby mitts on it, it closed-sourced all future updates and made it incompatible with the open source version.

Do you use Solaris? If you do, I don't even have to write anything here. Support has gone absolutely to shit since the acquisition.

And now Virtualbox is stagnant and uncared for.

Why is anyone surprised? Oracle bought Sun and ruined everything awesome about the company. It was the absolute worst possible company that could have acquired Sun, and it shows in every way.

Fuck you, Oracle. With a turbo-charged chainsaw, sideways.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928