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Comment Re:Well, duh (Score 5, Insightful) 554

If it were anyone but the Left's best hope for the Presidency, she'd be in jail.

The left's best hope? Hillary is probably the only possible candidate who could actually lose to Donald Trump. If the Democrats nominated somebody else (and Republicans actually stick with Trump), the Democrats would be essentially guaranteed with the presidency.

Not saying that Hillary is definitely going to lose, but a Clinton/Trump race is going to be a whole lot closer than it would otherwise be.

Comment Re:Restaurants (Score 2) 940

Right. A robot can't do it because of ... nuance. In other words, you believe in magic. Oh, and the supercilious attitude of "well, your food is crap, but everything I eat is absolutely amazing." Apparently you not only believe in magic, you only eat at restaurants staffed by wizards.

A food processor isn't designed to cut things up the same way you do with your knife. Duh. But the notion that we can't make a machine to cut up vegetables however you need is beyond ridiculous.

Comment Re:Restaurants (Score 2) 940

But for those of us who like our food to not be some mass-prepared crap, that's far from the case.

If your food is to easy to automate, it's probably not really worth eating.

Oh, good grief. Do you do any cooking of your own? Most tasks associated with cooking -- whether it's at home or in the kitchen of an expensive restaurant -- are relatively simple mechanical skills, and there's zero reason why machinery could not be designed to duplicate the majority of dishes served at your favorite restaurant with very little human intervention. If labor costs get high enough, it will become profitable to develop that machinery.

Comment Re:scratching my head (Score 5, Insightful) 158

Maybe (sounds a bit crazy I know so ignore me if I'm talking shit) the submitter should quickly read the summary once before posting..?

Or maybe the editor should do it before posting the story to the front page?

Just kidding! That would buck almost twenty years of Slashdot precedent.

Comment Bad summary. (Score 4, Informative) 158

Although the summary is simply quotes from the article, the way they presented them makes it nonsensical. (The US Netflix library is shrinking because it's hard to secure international streaming rights?) The actual article at least has a couple real reasons -- competition from Hulu and getting rid of obscure titles.

Comment Re:How about (Score 1) 100

Most likely you don't even have a web-server running on port 80 and the connection attempt will be refused. Since there is no extension taking CPU cycles pattern matching ads this way is actually faster...

How do you think that the connection attempt gets made and refused, magic non-CPU woo-woo?

It may be true that if the extension is much less efficiently written than the browser and underlying OS services to look up the domain and do the connection attempt, that it will be slower, but all things being equal -- which is the point of this feature -- it should be faster, since you pretty much get to do a single if() rather than going through the entire rigmarole of a connection attempt.

Comment Re:Easiest answer (Score 4, Insightful) 122

Well, so you're not willing to go the legal route for getting the code released. You said you don't want to release the code that you don't own, so that cuts off the illegal route. And you also don't want to forget about it. So I guess you took the only thing you have left: post on Slashdot, but don't do anything about it.

Comment With a $15 dongle? (Score 4, Insightful) 136

...it can easily be done by using a Wi-Fi $15 dongle bought off Amazon, a Raspberry Pi board, and an amplifier that will broaden the range of the attack to some 120 meters.

In other news, I can build myself a car with a $3 roll of duct tape bought off Amazon, as long as I happen to have all the other pieces sitting in my garage. Astounding!

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