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Comment: Re:Waitasecondhere... (Score 1) 393

by geminidomino (#49585675) Attached to: Tattoos Found To Interfere With Apple Watch Sensors

Now if they didn't work on black people, you'd have a story, but nobody said the Watch would work over tattoos, and nobody asked either.

Actually, since you mention it, they were talking about just that issue not long ago (early last week, maybe?) before this "Tattoogate" bullshit started. Can't seem to find a link now, since it's all "tattoos" now and apparently you can't do "-keyword" in search engines anymore

Comment: Re:Sad to hear... (Score 1) 123

by geminidomino (#49585449) Attached to: Crowdfunded Android Console Ouya Reportedly Seeking Buyout

Except they did deliver and the only reason for the price increase was that Craig refused to file suit against the circuit company for destroying all those boards.

Fair enough, but in the long run, you still ended up with a weak business plan (and unwillingness to engage in the unpleasant sides of business) resulting in underpowered hardware at an extremely uncompetitive price.

Comment: Seriously, Slashdot? (Score 1) 152

What's the slashdot equivalent of "shitpost?" You might have at least mentioned that it's going to have a new renderer and support for extensions, rather than just farting out a 3 sentence blurb about the name.

However, only Edge will use Microsoft’s new rendering engine of the same name. ...
Developers will be able to take their Chrome extensions or Firefox add-ons and, with “just a few changes,” bring them to Microsoft Edge. Belfiore demoed a Reddit extension originally built for Chrome, running on Microsoft Edge.

And yeah, the "Reddit extension" in question is RES (Reddit Enhancement Suite).

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 629

by geminidomino (#49569017) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Going from fatty to not fatty requires precisely one thing: reducing the amount of calories in versus the amount of calories out.

Until someone develops a convenient cybernetic gauge that someone can plug into his neck and see how much energy is being used, I really wish people would stop spouting this canard like it's actually that simple.

The BMR calculation is just like the BMI calculation: it was developed as a function on aggregate data, and can be (very very very) inaccurate to apply to an individual person.

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 629

by geminidomino (#49568937) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

In my experience, they ALL have a strong, nasty aftertaste. Even sucralose ("Splenda", e.g.) which people still flog as "almost actual sugar" has a bitterness that I can identify after one sip. Most of the time, I can even catch it if it's been used in cooking - I don't know if I'm just sensitive to it or what, but it's bad enough that I opted to learn to take my coffee without sweetener rather than add that junk.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a discussion? (Score 1) 441

by geminidomino (#49475505) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality

Without federal regulation, yes. Without local government involvement, no. Without easement access (which is granted by the municipal government), the company running the fiber to the house needs to negotiate a separate land usage deal with every property owner between the house and the connection point.

Computer Science is the only discipline in which we view adding a new wing to a building as being maintenance -- Jim Horning