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Comment Re:No benefit other than losing the cord (Score 1) 311

The problem of course is that for an 11+ hour flight you need to recharge the fscking phone now, and you can't use the fscking Lightning port for the in-flight entertainment.

It seems you are having a hardware failure if you need to run fsck that ofter, you should make a backup soon and replace your hard drive.
Or maybe you're flying too high (possibly out of the atmosphere) and being exposed to space radiation, in which case you need proper electromagnetic shielding for your devices and your body.
IT Dept.

Comment Re:Did I miss something? (Score 2) 108

The only valuable feature for the future or humanity:

Text from Joe: Yo dude, what's up man, lets hang out. {system: no vibrate/ring/anything} Auto-Text: I'm in a frigging movie right now, don't disturb me because I don't want to annoy the hundred people behind me.

What's the advantage over this?:

Text from Joe: Yo dude, what's up man, lets hang out.

{system: no vibrate/ring/anything}

Me (2 hours later): I was in a frigging movie before, I didn't answered then because I didn't want to annoy the hundred people behind me.

Comment Re:System Shock 2? (Score 1) 106

I agree in that System Shock has clumsy controls. But why do you say that about others? From Quake (1996) until recently all FPSs have had standardized and pretty good controls.
Today FPSs are awfully optimized for consoles and are unbearably boring, you'll end up with this: https://youtu.be/W1ZtBCpo0eU

Submission + - SPAM: Glyphosate found in Cotton gauzes, swabs, pads and tampons

jcfandino writes: Researchers from La Plata University in Argentina detected the presence of Glyphosate (a potentially carcinogenic herbicide according to the World Health Organization) or AMPA (a derivative) in all tested cotton and sterile gauze. Substances were also found, though to a lesser percentage- in swabs, wipes and pads, according to a study.
"In terms of concentrations, we saw that in raw cotton AMPA dominates (39 mg / kg and 13 mg / kg of glyphosate), while in gauze is absent, but glyphosate was present in concentrations of 17 mg / kg.", Dr. Marino said.
The researcher reported that "we sought literature and found no national or international publication that speaks of glyphosate residues and its metabolite in this type of product."
"We want the results we have obtained during last week to alert all to systematize research and in this what we are on now, working with other disciplines, because our obligation is to ensure the health of the population" he concluded.

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Comment Re: subjects in comments are stupid (Score 2) 280

If what you're saying were true, when people upload hollywood blockbuster movies to youtube with the usual silly background and overlaid lens flares / permutations to the image (so they can get around the auto DMCA youtube filters) it's now legal, because they moved the picture around a bit and cut open a bit of the image.

Doubt it works that way...

Ah, you saw JJ's Star Trek too?

Comment Re:*Please* don't use the old-style keyboard light (Score 2) 219

Key layout it's been the same for 100+ years. Can't you just memorize it? It's not that hard.
I'd say, no backlight and sturdy non-chiclet keys like they use to have.
I wish all the manufacturers (specially lenovo) stop copying Apple's 'cool' designs.
This is Thinkpad we're talking, people don't look up on classic models for the color if the Enter key, but because they were trusty machines, unbreakable, good battery life, mate high resolution displays and a very good keyboard for a laptop.

Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer (arstechnica.com) 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

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