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Comment: Re:Really? (Score 1) 78 78

Every laptop I've ever had died from hinge-strain breaking the hinges.

This just seems like the worst of bad ideas possible. And it hinges on the side? God, that's going to put tremendous strain on parts of the screen that were never designed to hold weight.

Even if it's not just a con, there's no way that's a practical product unless the original laptop is designed for that extra weight and strain.

Yup, I am with you on this one. I am a lot more interested in this option, but I haven't got the cash (or desk space at home) to try it right now.

Comment: Re:For Mac owners with iPads, try one of these (Score 1) 78 78

I have tried Air Display, between a MacBook Air and a Nexus 7, and it works. Kind of.

Very very laggy display, since everything goes through wifi, Mac OS seems very confused about the resolution of the Nexus 7 (can't blame it) and strange skewing of the display are some of the problems I enconutered.

Past the novelty aspect of the software, I just gave up as the Nexus 7 display was simply too small to be usable. Air Display went into the trash on both devices, which is too bad, since it was a pretty good idea.

Comment: more crap (Score 1) 37 37

Notably, this means (if all goes as promised) the elimination of cellphone roaming fees within the EU

No it doesn't. They're two different (albeit related) things that happened to be announced at the same time. One is not a consequence of the other.

Protip: learn to read before attempting to write.

+ - Terrorist attack in south-eastern France. One reported dead.

Noryungi writes: Details are still sketchy, but there was a terrorist attack at a gaz plant near the major city of Lyon, France. Two people broke into the plant using a car to ram the entrance, collided with a small gaz tank that exploded. One person was found dead and beheaded near the plant, and banners and ISIS flags written in Arabic have also been recovered. At least one terrorist has been arrested. More details if you read French on Le Monde newspaper web site or at the Guardian web site

Comment: Re:From TFA: (Score 5, Insightful) 213 213

Taubira doesn’t actually have the power to offer asylum herself, however. She said in the interview that such a decision would be up to the French president, prime minister and foreign minister. And Taubira just last week threatened to quit her job unless French President François Hollande implemented her juvenile justice reforms.

So, basically, "not going to happen".

Exactly. Also, Taubira (who used to be a person with integrity) completely caved-in when the absolute bastards running the how (President, Prime Minister, etc.) passed the most intrusive, anti-privacy, mass spying, "we will listen to everything you say and there is nothing yo ucan do about it" law France has ever seen.

She cannot be trusted, alas, and Snowden and Assange should consider all this hoopla about asylum as so much hot air from a discredited governement.

Comment: Re:Makes perfect sense (Score 1) 80 80

What's the use in crying terrorism to pass these kinds of laws when you can just blame it on the US? Seems like an easy way to gather all the data you want if you ask me. Makes perfect sense

More like penis envy: the NSA does it, so we have to do it. Only worse.

And all in the name of terrorism, of course. And to lock up dangerous nazi pedophiles. Or something.

Brings to mind many skits by Bill Hicks. He would have had a field day with the kind of moronic behaviour we see so much of these days.

Comment: Crap writing (Score 1) 266 266

Protip: when comparing two things with a list of points, state - ideally just before the list - which way round your comparisons are phrased. Wrong: Blah blah Tiger yada T34 yada yad. Yada yada yada yada. Slower. Bigger gun. More complicated to build ... Correct: Although the Tiger had a bigger gun, it was slower than the T34, more complicated to build ...

Comment: Re:the world was supposed to end years ago (Score 1, Troll) 637 637

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you "alen (225700)", exhibit A in the chapter: "Our brains cannot process major threats to the survival of humanity". Oh, and: "The Koch Brothers Foundation spent ____ (ungodly number of billions) attacking the existence of global warming... and it worked!" chapter, too.

Oh, the irony.

This being said, I am not too worried about mankind: it will probably survive global warming. And the survivors may well learn their lessons the hard way.

(If you think global warming does not exist, or is not that bad, or... or... or... yadda, yadda, yadda, please don't bother answering me, mmmmkay?)

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