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Comment: Oh hell no (Score 1) 102

by slashmydots (#47957167) Attached to: Is Alibaba Comparable To a US Company?
No! Not even Paypal has that level of customer support. They don't give a flying fuck about security or verifying their sellers. Every other seller is a scammer in the electronics section. They openly provide them with your e-mail so you get fraud spam selling RAM and SSDs forever. That would be a major violation of security in 1998 let alone 2014. They're so hell bent on money money money and all their e-mails from the company themselves are misleading scams. The whole gold certification is a joke. I can't even begin to compare them to any US company.

Comment: titantic (Score 1) 188

by slashmydots (#47954141) Attached to: Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US
Ohhhhhh yeah it's going to sink a bit. Half the sellers are criminal scammers or have no English support whatsoever despite making millions. Chinese labor is going up so manufacturing prices are looking better in the US and every Chinese business owner absolutely hates Alibaba. So "the price might drop"? Yeah, I think that's a category 5 shitstorm blowing in actually. Anyone stupid enough to invest in them will lose their ass.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 2, Interesting) 55

by slashmydots (#47943007) Attached to: Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector
You forgot the most realistic and easily proven dark matter theory. It's a math error! If the Star Ship Enterprise can't estimate total matter in the entirety of the universe, I don't think a Xeon can. You have to compensate for billion of years of light delay over an even scale while space is expanding the entire time that the light is traveling through it and be flawlessly accurate on the counts of individual atoms. You get one single thing wrong like mass vs perceived light bending around a black hole and you miss half the miss in every black hole in the universe. If there's a 100% black hole universe, you might have missed the whole damn thing. I mean come on! Oh look, lightning...it must be Zeus! Oh look, a floating thing with a light in the sky...must be aliens coming to visit! Can we go back to science and stick to the most likely explanation for once? Dark matter isn't real!

Comment: I can't be the only one (Score 1) 276

by slashmydots (#47942967) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
What the hell do I need a home datacenter for? I have a PC with 3 hard drives, a TV tuner card, dual monitors, a projector, and a tablet. Why would I get a datacenter server, just to have one? Because I like the sound of 50dB fans? Because I don't know how to fit 3 hard drives in an ATX desktop case? I don't even have a server at my computer repair business. My "servers" are my mirrored 64GB flash drives and my point of sale laptop.

Comment: Thunderbird too (Score 4, Insightful) 111

by slashmydots (#47938121) Attached to: An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly
They announced that they killed Thunderbird too several months after the fact. It was months and months after the latest update, suddenly they're like "Oh yeah, that? We're done with that." Outlook sucks, Windows Live mail sucks, Incredemail is a disease, and Eudora is dead as well. There are a grand total of zero good e-mail programs out there now. What were they thinking?
Actually, they announced what they were thinking. They're focusing on making new versions of Firefox every single month for no reason and causing massive crash glitches, incompatibilities with webpages, and an all out war with Flash player as well as a go-nowhere phone OS project. Great choice! But what would you expect from a company that gets over 90% of its money from Google, who makes a competing product.

Comment: there goes that (Score 1) 325

by slashmydots (#47935849) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only
And all of this right after they proved their amazing focus on security with the icloud hack...and the fingerprint reader that didn't work worth a crap...and the announcement of dozens of security flaws in iOS8...and their gotofail SSL flaw in iOS7 and on and on and on.
Nobody wants NFC and nobody wants their kids paying for things with their iphones. You'd think the multi-million dollar lawsuit about kids making purchases on their iphones might have hinted at that. This is a disaster. It's like a glaring reason to not buy an iphone.

Comment: complete sensationalist bullshit (Score 0, Troll) 292

by slashmydots (#47935823) Attached to: Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance
"One concern is that people who use artificial sweeteners may replace the lost calories through other sources, possibly offsetting weight loss or health benefits, says Dr. Ludwig. This can happen because we like to fool ourselves: “I’m drinking diet soda, so it’s okay to have cake.”
WOW! What a biochemical analysis breakthrough! Oh wait, no, it's just puffed up nothing.

"Overstimulation of sugar receptors from frequent use of these hyper-intense sweeteners may limit tolerance for more complex tastes,” explains Dr. Ludwig. That means people who routinely use artificial sweeteners may start to find less intensely sweet foods"

So in other words, artificial sweeteners have no bearing on weight gain at all and eating high calorie foods does! I never would have thought!

As for the new study, mice and humans have different gut bacteria. The entire study is hyped up nonsense after you realize that. This is "aspartame causes cancer" all over again, which by the way, incorrectly used mice in their study as well.

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