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Comment: Re:Science... Yah! (Score 1) 958

by red crab (#48967715) Attached to: Science's Biggest Failure: Everything About Diet and Fitness
And this is something science cannot explain - why does eating 2 doughnuts a day makes me fat; and not my cousin brother (who is as old as I am; and is a couch potato like me). At a deeper level, science also cannot explain why some people get the frequent urge to eat; and why some don't. Calorie count and exercise are just a couple (albeit too much emphasized) of many factors that come into play that control a individual's health. Scientists have not been able to satisfactorily determine the other factors so far; so they keep harping on how the right combination of diet and exercise that can make any person lose weight; although its pretty evident that such combination actually doesn't exist.

Comment: Re:Entitlement (Score 1) 325

by red crab (#48743673) Attached to: Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8
You surely can erase OSX off your Mac but what else are you going to put on it? Will it actually run Linux or Windows? By running another OS i imply getting the same level of functionality as Apple's OS provides. As for the archaic GB notation; every hard disk manufacturer/OEM reseller these days adds a footnote in tech specs saying that the actual storage space will be lesser than advertised space; as the OS uses a different (i.e. proper) method to compute the available space. I wonder in what age and what part of the world are you living in.

Comment: Re:Entitlement (Score 1) 325

by red crab (#48716451) Attached to: Apple Faces Class Action Lawsuit For Shrinking Storage Space In iOS 8
Not quite. I might not install an OS at all on the computer; could just boot it off from a live CD and all the 250GB will be at my disposal. The point is that apart from Apple, no other OS vendor (count Unix vendors out) sells you a computer directly - the OEM bundles the OS for you; and in some cases you can opt out of a preinstalled OS. With Apple you can't. I think the litigants do have a point here; if Apple claims to sell a xGB device, then all of the xGB should be available to the user; akin to boot space of a car. How would you react if your car's gearbox takes up 23% of the boot space?

Comment: Re:Solar Lanterns already available (Score 1) 143

by red crab (#48545731) Attached to: Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

Kinda of hard to do that in the dark. Oh and in Bangalore, they are talking about the poorest of the poor. the lowest caste who CAN"T sell to others ans contact with them makes those people outcasts. But other than that you are sadly correct.

I don't where you come from; but I can certainly tell you one thing that one can sell or buy anything in Bangalore irrespective of his or her caste. Unfortunately, Slashdot doesn't allow to mod and reply to the same discussion. So I had to make a tough choice between trolling you down or replying to your post. I've opted for the latter so that at least you can think before you post the next time.

Comment: Re:Good for him! (Score 1) 223

by red crab (#48378721) Attached to: Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising
Mere incompetence occasionally should also imply an accidental underbilling. But that never happens. I'd call it a common business practice; the goal is make more out of customer's negligence and reluctance. I recall how I was regularly fleeced by HSBC Bank, with whom I used to hold a savings account. They once "upgraded" my account to a "Turbo Account" (of course without my consent) and started deducting a considerable monthly penalty for not keeping the minimum balance required for a turbo account. I noticed that a couple of months later in my statement and demanded a downgrade and refund of penalty charges. They responded by downgrading the account but the money was never refunded. Also later, they kept revising the minimum balance once in every months and intimated this well after a penalty was deducted. I could and should have moved to court; but I simply didn't have the time and resources for that; and they (the companies) know that very well.

Comment: Re:Good for him! (Score 1) 223

by red crab (#48378627) Attached to: Overbilled Customer Sues Time Warner Cable For False Advertising
Mere incompetence occasionally should also imply an accidental underbilling. But that never happens. I'd call it a common business practice; the goal is make more out of customer's negligence and reluctance. I recall how I was regularly fleeced by HSBC Bank, with whom I used to hold a savings account. They once "upgraded" my account to a "Turbo Account" (of course without my consent) and started deducting a considerable monthly penalty for not keeping the minimum balance required for a turbo account. I noticed that a couple of months later in my statement and demanded a downgrade and refund of penalty charges. They responded by downgrading the account but the money was never refunded. Also later, they kept revising the minimum balance once in every months and intimated this well after a penalty was deducted.

I could and should have moved to court; but I simply didn't have the time and resources for that; and they (the companies) know that very well.

Comment: Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (Score 1) 328

Third, even most Linux distros do not explicitly encourage the use of dual-booting, and have a whole system setup including walk-throughs telling you how to do it, built right into the OS. .

Could you name just one Linux distro that does not "explicitly encourage " the use of dual-booting. It's not even clear what do you mean by that term, have you actually ever seen a message on any Linux installer that tells you its "dangerous" to load multiple operating systems on one disk. I am asking that because I've seen that laughable message during Windows XP installation. Or have you ever come across a situation where the Linux installer has failed to detect another already-installed third party OS.

This is Slashdot; please don't write down anything unless you have researched it. But yes, some fuckhead has modded you up as "Informative"; so times are changing, even Slashdot readers are not the ones like they used to be.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.

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