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Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649

by smooth wombat (#49518553) Attached to: Automakers To Gearheads: Stop Repairing Cars

How nice. So what you're saying is everyone else is responsible for paying for your incompetence except for you.

Just like Obamneycare. The obese, smokers, alcoholics and drug users never have to change their lifestyle choices because everyone else picks up the tab.

Talk about abandoning personal responsibility.

Comment: Execute the fastest way possible (Score 3, Insightful) 590

Guillotine. Make sure the guides are sufficiently greased and the blade exquisitely sharp, it will be over in a second or so.

If there's a question about the instance of pain as the blade slices through the neck, rub a numbing solution on the skin.

Comment: I think one of my locals already has (Score 2) 293

by smooth wombat (#49501713) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017

There was one station I would listen to, the local rock station (yes, it played real rock, not that poser stuff) and as of late, it sounds like crap.

The only way I can describe what it now sounds like would be tinny and clipped. Songs which used to have a roundness to them sound horrible. It's as if the treble has been tripled and the bass halved. Reminds me of when my work went from analog phones to the "new and improved" digital phones. Immediately voices sounded off and messages and voicemail could and would be jittery.

Fortunately there are still a few stations to flip through, including NPR, but it's the only time I listen to the radio. Normally I just bring my cds to listen to.

Comment: JFC! (Score 1) 85

by smooth wombat (#49479513) Attached to: Researchers Design a Self-Powered Digital Camera
to create self-powered cameras that can live on the internet of things.

Anyone who uses the term internet of things (IoC) when talking about a product should be shot on sight. Things DO NOT need to be connected to the internet.

If we can't secure the basic things already connected, important things such as power plants, traffic signals or government computers, wtf do you think will happen when crap like this is thrown in the mix?

Comment: Re:Oh this is easy .... (Score 2) 394

by smooth wombat (#49393807) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?
I really wish I could leave mine behind more often and not be labelled as antisocial.

It's not antisocial to not be on your phone. In fact, it's the antithesis of not being antisocial.

Imagine what would happen if people weren't on their phones every waking moment. They'd have to TALK to someone they met on the street. How weird is that?

"In my opinion, Richard Stallman wouldn't recognise terrorism if it came up and bit him on his Internet." -- Ross M. Greenberg