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Comment What 2 science fiction authors would you recommend (Score 1) 227

Philip Jose Farmer, Jack L Chalker and Larry Niven. You'll find you don't like half the material, but simply appreciate the half you do like.

For series, get the first book from your library. Don't buy the set (used or otherwise) until you've had a bash at the first. For example, you may like PJF's World of Tiers series and hate Riverworld, because the settings are completely different.

Comment More surveillance (Score 1) 1

Of course they'll include cameras. The wifi and bluetooth basestations will attempt to log every device passing by, and associate the IDs with the camera feed. When all this data is correlated, everyone will be identified by phone plus multi photos, even if care was taken to always be in a group, because the group will never be the same.

Comment Doesn't make sense... (Score 2) 1

Per some of the code on github:

// // Copyright (C) 2015-2016 Markus Hiienkari // // This file is part of Open Source Scan Converter project. // // This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify // it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by // the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or // (at your option) any later version.

The code is the difficult to re-engineer part, easy to regenerate the PCB from the PDF of the layout.

Comment objectivity and decent business journalism? (Score 2) 205

Yes. With noise, as has always been the case. And yes again, the style and intensity and focus of the noise shifts with time.
/., for all anybody's criticisms, is still easily filterable by setting the minimum score for comments presented to you.
So set it to 5, and you'll be a bunny of higher happiness.

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