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Comment: Re:No way! (Score 1) 171

by kusanagi374 (#37451532) Attached to: Gene Therapy May Thwart HIV

Syphilis = kinda agreed
Herpes = it's annoying as fuck but agreed
HPV = vaccine is only for two types and they are not the ones that cause cancer... the other non-genital types? I don't care about 'em.
HIV = kinda biased, the country where I live in (Brazil) gives away the medication since they broke the patents and chug away low cost pills without paying royalties

I don't know, but it's my opinion that a bomb ticking that you never know if/when it'll hit and take you or someone you love is much worse than something YOU KNOW is there and can easily control it free of cost.

Comment: No way! (Score 1) 171

by kusanagi374 (#37451092) Attached to: Gene Therapy May Thwart HIV

Hold it right there!

As if HIV was the only STD and the others weren't dangerous or troublesome. Even today, HIV is the least of my concern. There is also HepB/C, HPV, Herpes, Syphilis... And unlike HIV, the infections usually come and go and you never know if you're still transmitting or if it'll get worse and cause cancer after a few decades (Hepatitis and HPV, specifically) either to you or your loved one.

Comment: EULAs, again, disrespecting the customer. (Score 3, Interesting) 700

by kusanagi374 (#31941600) Attached to: Sony Can Update PS3 Firmware Without Permission

This pretty much disgusts me as a customer, because most likely it means I won't be able to play newer games on my PS3 without worrying that they might be messing around with my system and removing functions I enjoy using on my system. The summary fails to add that Sony also says it's not their fault if they end up bricking your PS3. So, besides having a new flash pushed down your throat, if it fails you have to pay to have it fixed.

No, thanks. I'll stick to my DS Lite and Wii (which is still running System Menu 4.0 and had the IOS files updated using DopIOSMod), where I actually do have enough freedom of what I can or cannot do with my BOUGHT hardware.

Comment: Re:The Google A.I. will control its own on/off swi (Score 3, Funny) 218

by kusanagi374 (#31198570) Attached to: Google Gets US Approval To Buy and Sell Energy

Wait a second... if you disappeared, why did your comment get posted while on mid sentence? It doesn't make any sense! Who would click the submit button?? ... unless SOMEONE was trying to send a message... OH MY GOD NOW I KNOW TOO MUCH MUST GET OUT AND HURRY TO THE SAFE HO

Comment: Italo-Brazilian pizza = best pizza worldwide (Score 1) 920

by kusanagi374 (#30405924) Attached to: The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

To be "more precise", brazilian pizza made by italian descendants (be it in Sao Paulo or anywhere else in the South - Caxias do Sul, Bento Goncalves, etc) is in fact the best pizza you can get ANYWHERE.

I also had the chance to eat pizza in other places, and... north american pizza is simply some random toppings with cheese, while italian pizza in Europe (aren't they the ones that invented it?) is just... awful.

I'm not being sarcastic, just sincere when I say the following: every single one of you that voted ANYTHING but "South America" still haven't experienced much of what a real pizza actually can be.

And that coupled with a nice brazilian sparkling wine? Fantastic. Both are things that actually surpass most of what the rest of the world has to offer, yet nobody gives it enough credit.

Comment: Re:I wasn't affected, fortunately, and followed it (Score 1) 359

by kusanagi374 (#30063210) Attached to: How Vulnerable Is <em>Our</em> Power Grid?

Actually my friend does use TIM, and although we had a couple of voice cut-offs here and there, everything was just fine. Also, she mentioned there were various cases of cars running over pedestrians, and random folks thought something even worse was happening (2012 anyone? :P).

Comment: I wasn't affected, fortunately, and followed it RT (Score 5, Insightful) 359

by kusanagi374 (#30060718) Attached to: How Vulnerable Is <em>Our</em> Power Grid?

I live in Rio Grande do Sul, in a region where we have smaller power dams that supply more than enough energy for us to keep running without Itaipu, and I must say it was quite interesting to follow everything from here in real time. I was chatting with a friend of mine from Rio de Janeiro, and we were about to play some Mario Kart online, when suddently she sends me an SMS in 22:14 telling me "You're not gonna believe it, but the entire city of Rio de Janeiro has no energy. Even the Cristo Redentor doesn't have any light, and I've never seen that happen in my entire life!". A few minutes later she comes back online using her notebook and a 3G modem, retwitted the infos I sent her to her friends, and following my suggestion took a couple of pictures of what she was (un)able to see.

I then called her and she proceeded to tell me about how chaotic things were on the streets, that basically the traffic was jammed, all buildings nearby had people locked inside elevators and she could hear the cries for help, and until 5 minutes after the blackout all cellphone lines were jammed too. I then kept following the news on portal websites and Twitter and reported back to her in real time to let her know what was happening and how big things where, although she had already contacted friends throughout the country and kind of knew the places that were online and the ones that weren't.

I must say it was quite an experience to follow things in real time and inform someone right there about it, and I guess she was "thrilled" about it too, even though she's afraid of the dark. :(

Here are the photos she managed to take:
  - http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/1382/foto1jm.jpg
  - http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5272/foto2b.jpg

Comment: Correct "translation" of facts (Score 3, Informative) 216

by kusanagi374 (#29474433) Attached to: Brazilian Court Bans P2P Software

I'm brazilian and I've read Internet Legal's press release about this (which is a bit like EFF), and what the judge actually prohibits is showing ads FOR THE SOFTWARE. The website in question (www.iplay.com.br) displayed ads which, according to the judge, implied that the software was meant for illegal file sharing.

Also, what happened here is that a second judge REVERSED the decision made by the first one, that said P2P applications are like knifes: you can use it for good OR evil, and there's nothing the maker can do about it. The second judge compared the P2P software to an establishment that sells both drugs (illegal) and soda pop (legal): even if legal products are available, the correct thing to do is to shut everything down.

in pt-br: http://www.internetlegal.com.br/2009/09/tjpr-decide-que-e-ilicito-o-uso-de-software-p2p-para-baixar-musicas-pela-internet/

in english (courtesy of google): http://translate.google.com.br/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.internetlegal.com.br%2F2009%2F09%2Ftjpr-decide-que-e-ilicito-o-uso-de-software-p2p-para-baixar-musicas-pela-internet%2F&sl=pt&tl=en&hl=pt-BR&ie=UTF-8

Comment: Let's just hope for the best (Score 4, Interesting) 492

by kusanagi374 (#28881079) Attached to: CentOS Project Administrator Goes AWOL

This kind of thing really scares me, because this is exactly what it happens when someone dies, for example: the data/information stream coming from them on the web simply ceases to exist. Also, this is one of the main reasons why important projects should have their main assets handled by a group of people, and not have things centralized. If the worst has happened, CentOS will be forced to fork their project and start over.

But let's just hope I'm spewing bullshit and he's just pissed off.

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