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Comment Re:All possible languages? (Score 3, Insightful) 293

If you want to be that nickpicky about something that was supposed to be a joke in the first place, I'll note that does not exist either (Faceglory's primary domain is a .com). And I'll also note that querying TLD registrar databases using the whois tool will return results for all domains that have been registered (i.e. bought), not just those that are, to use your word, "active".

Comment Re:Just get f.lux! (Score 3, Informative) 179

I can't speak for the Windows and Linux versions, but I know from Little Snitch that the Mac version attempts to talk to port 443 on their webserver when it starts up, presumably for an update check. Additionally, it attempts to contact and when you search for location. I just block all this traffic and haven't seen any adverse effects.

Thanks for the pointers to g.lux and redshift. I'll check those out and see if they offer anything better for me.

Comment Re:Just get f.lux! (Score 2) 179

f.lux isn't designed for outdoor use (although there's no reason you couldn't use it there). The idea is that the light coming off your screen matches the colour temperature of the natural light you'd be receiving if you were outdoors (and whatever might be coming through your windows), so that your brain's neurochemistry (melatonin in particular) matches what it should be doing at that time of day, helping you maintain a natural circadian rhythm, which it seems to accomplish in spades.

Comment Just get f.lux! (Score 4, Informative) 179

I use f.lux on my MacBook and it's great (also available for Windows and Linux, but I haven't tried those versions). It adjusts the colour temperature of the screen, using your location and the time of day, to match the colour temperature of the natural light of that time of day. I have noticed a significant difference in the quality of my sleep since I started using it. Plus, whenever I happen to get up during the night and want use the computer for something, I'm not blinded by the screen.

Comment Boycott (Score 1) 589

You're missing the point. They didn't choose not to show the movie because of a terrorist threat. They chose not to show the movie because it would cost them money. Regardless of what they say, they are not taking the threat seriously. What they are taking seriously is the number of customers who would choose not to come see The Interview, and particularly the number of customers who would choose not to come see anything at a theatre that is merely showing The Interview, out of fear for their own safety. The potential for empty theatre complexes for an entire holiday season scared the shit out of the theatres, and they made the safe financial decision.

Their reaction has nothing to do with terrorism, and everything to do with the almighty dollar. Claming it's a reaction to the terrorist threat is merely the popular way to present the financial decision to the terrorist-sensitive public.

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