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Comment Re:Malware trick (Score 1) 376

Time Machine saved my arse countless times in the past, and it the thing that I miss most about Macs. However, at least (circa 2010 or so) there was no mechanism for choosing an update schedule. And it takes a bit more knowledge than most users possess to google the command to run it manually from the CLI and create a cronjob.

Comment Re:Never heard that one before (Score 1) 504

Good job, and I mean that in all sincerity. As much as in my meat-world life that I joke about hating kids, I think that in many ways, they're better than most of us adults in that they basically just want to learn, play, and create. I have come to the conclusion that basically only children and the elderly are just honest about their thoughts and feelings. I was helping a friend clean out her flat when her kid stared at me and said "you're crazy". My only response is "yeah, but I'm not the bad kind of crazy, so get off the iPad and grab a sponge".

Comment Re:nature will breed it out (Score 2) 950

You're far from the only couple. When I still played Warcrack, I was in one guild where half the raiders were couples playing together. There even was a couple who let their daughter stay up a bit on raid nights to join in as a healer. Everybody also had lives out of game, since these were some of the nicest, best-adjusted people I have ever known.

Comment Re:*sips pabst* (Score 1) 351

I wonder if sometimes, people complaining are doing so because the films changed it too much, or not enough. Sure, there are purists out there, but I'm sure that there are some Shakespeare fans who hate Kurosawa's "Throne of Blood" and "Ran" for being "unfaithful" to "MacBeth" and "King Lear", respectively. Though the latter includes a total re-interpretation for cultural reasons, in both cases, the directors changed the source material to adapt it to film, and tell a good story. Whether or not Jackson made the LoTR films or the Hobbit films the latter is up for debate, but demanding absolute accuracy seems a bit silly.

Comment Re:Linux soon? (Score 1) 202

Hmm. click on the "one click install" option, and use a UI switcher on Chrome. All of about 30 seconds of actual work, including the time to google pipelight and search for the extension.

  Now how Netflix decides to tell me that I'm using the platform every time I try to reload because of a playback timeout, I have to go back to the main menu because I get an error message that I'm on the wrong platform. Obviously, Netflix doesn't care what platform, since another request from my account that's now magically on a different OS/browser within 1s is obviously a sign that someone is bypassing the studio-mandated nonsense, and they want to keep paying customers. I don't think their tech folk care about externally-mandated blockages.

Comment Re:Let me know when you win that war on drugs? (Score 1) 319

My personal anecdotal evidence is that I can't even go to a rock concert without having to taking clonazepam beforehand and immediately heading to the bar for booze, just to prevent the serious crazy that happens if I even get a whiff of second-hand weed smoking. That's right, even a contact high fucks me horribly. However, on the other hand, I know scores of people who smoke the stuff regularly, either for recreational reasons or medicine, and either benefit or have neutral effects. It's a drug, and like other drugs, it causes varying reactions amongst various people.

I think it should be legal, but I don't know whether it's better to regulate it like medicine, or like other recreational drugs like alcohol or tobacco, both of which are more harmful.

Comment Re:Rewarding the bullies... (Score 1) 798

Victim blaming in rape cases happens *all* the time in the US as well. Look at that case in Ohio, where the rapists were given a slap on the wrist sentence only *after* Anon got involved, and the media kept going on about how "these poor boys' lives are ruined". Nothing for the victim. No federal charges for filming kiddie pr0n on the rapists who filmed it. But they were "promising football players".

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