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Comment Re:dry ink (Score 1) 198

Even with lasers you have to be careful though. A place I worked bought an Oki one years ago, and it only lasted about 2000 sheets before needing an expensive part. The manufacturer explained that it was because were it was used to print invoiced it had printed 2000 individual pages, instead of say 500 documents of 4 pages each. That apparently stressed this part out a lot and caused it to fail rather quickly.

The other issue is turning the printer off as soon as the last page comes out. You need to wait for it to settle down and cool properly, otherwise the fuser can get screwed up and you end up with streaks on your print outs.

Comment Re:A Flop? (Score 1) 156

The sequel was okay though. It was actually fairly faithful to the source material, e.g. with the Litch behaving exactly as one should the moment things went wrong for the bad guy, and the failed teleport spell (er... spoiler alert).

My favourite D&D movie of all time is Hawk the Slayer. I swear it must have been based on a roleplay session.

Comment Re:Peh (Score 1) 356

You, sir, are an idiot. Creating conflict where there is none, the very thing you accuse others of.

It's pretty easy to find a reasonable temperature that everyone is happy with. Human beings can be comfortable in a fair range of temperatures around 18-25 C, simply by dressing appropriately. This really isn't a bid issue and most offices don't have a problem with it. Yet somehow you have to try to turn it into a gender conflict.

Submission + - Probe into Fukushima No.2 reactor hits snag

AmiMoJo writes: Sources familiar with the decommissioning process at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant say efforts to determine the state of molten fuel in the reactors have hit another snag. Two new devices developed at a cost of more than 4 million dollars to take X-ray-like photos inside the No.2 reactor are too big to install. TEPCO devised the machines so that they use elementary particles called muons to see through hard surfaces and map the spread of fuel inside, but found the 8-by-8-meter devices will not fit the No.2 reactor building site unless they remove and decontaminate other equipment first. They believe that would hinder the decommissioning process and cost twice as much money as they spent creating the devices.

Comment Re:"save environment for women" (Score 0) 189

Straw man argument. You are arguing that attempts to prevent harassment should be resisted because some imaginary foe of the MRA might try to abuse it.

How do I know you are an MRA? You question my manhood. I'm not afraid of having my manhood challenged though. I don't define myself by ridiculous, toxic notions of what a man is. I'm not constantly worried about doing or saying something that might seem less than alpha male.

Comment Re:"save environment for women" (Score 0, Offtopic) 189

Wow. Just wow.

You are saying that calling for a workplace free from harassment and threats is actually itself harassment of men. Because men must be free to harass...

I'm a man and I don't need to validate myself by harassing people, and I don't feel harassed or oppressed when people suggest I shouldn't abuse women. If you do, then there is something seriously wrong with you.

The MRAs are really screwing up Slashdot. +5 insightful for this crap?

Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 189

So you link to their "support" of handing out the S.C.U.M. is... I'm not sure, are you saying they should have deleted the comment that seems to be suggesting that the parent is an extremist and so should hand it out? The link really doesn't seem to support your claim that they support this document, quite the opposite in fact.

As for the conference, it seems that someone wanted to give a talk not really related to information security, and the conference organizers asked the Ada Initiative for advice. They suggested that as the subject matter may be problematic for some attendees that they should consider if the material is appropriate for people expecting an information security conference and if there should be warnings. It's an IT conference, and talk about sex and drugs doesn't really fit. The talk was then cancelled by the organizers. I don't see a problem here.

Comment Re:BT is doing the opposite of this in the UK (Score 1) 118

BT's goal is to milk their existing copper network as much as possible before being forced to upgrade it by the government. There is very little competition, and in many areas none at all. Zero incentive to upgrade the network if they can force you to simply pay the same amount for a shitty copper line and ADSL.

Where are the calculations that go with a calculated risk?