* Posts by Anomalous Croissant

15 posts • joined 11 Mar 2016

Man jailed for 3 days after Texas cops confuse cat litter for meth

Anomalous Croissant

Re: Perhaps I'm getting old but ..

They mixed it up with the drug methamphetamine aka crystal meth (not methylated spirits):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methamphetamine

Playtime's over: Internet-connected kids toys 'fail miserably' at privacy

Anomalous Croissant

Re: What's wrong with just pulling a string and a dozen phrases?

Truth is, most kids would rather have the empty box that the toy came in.

You're confusing cats with children.

UK Science Museum will reconsider its 'sexist' brain quiz

Anomalous Croissant

Re: Holy ever-lovin' shit...

And anybody who knows me tends to say I shop like a girl. But, you know, a quick look between my legs and pretty much sort out that nonsense.

Don't worry, I'm sure the gender police will be along shortly to change your transgressive behaviour/poorly-matched genitals.

'Neural network' spotted deep inside Samsung's Galaxy S7 silicon brain

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Terminator

Cool

Being able to say "My CPU is a neural-net processor; a learning computer" makes me want one even more.

That didn't take long: Shareholders sue Oracle in 'fake cloud sales' row

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China caught astroturfing social networks

Anomalous Croissant
FAIL

Re: "303 See Other"

Good grief. You do realise hentai is a Japanese term?

Oculus backtracks on open software promise

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Re: Inevitable

There is too much money at stake to do anything else.

Exactly. Considering there are already competitive alternatives like the HTC Vive, it could be really bad for Oculus if games could be modded to run on alternate VR headset. Save the mods for when their market and brand is stable.

Radiohead vid prompts Trumpton rumpus

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Devil

Re: Fuck, that's pretty dark

But it had such great scenes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo

'Knucklehead' Kansas bloke shoots self in foot

Anomalous Croissant

Re: What was he thinking?

The article says it was a Kel-tec P-3AT .380, which has no safety, and a light trigger pull. Really stupid to holster in his sock!

Americans cutting back on online activity over security and privacy fears

Anomalous Croissant

Re: The very large pink elephant in the room

If you're with a bank worth their salt, you'll get a phonecall to verify any suspicious looking transactions.

Facebook bungs 10-year-old kid $10k to not 'eliminate' Justin Bieber

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Thumb Up

Ten years old?! Kids these days!

'Bring back xHamster', North Carolina smut watchers grumble

Anomalous Croissant

Re: Think of the children....

"1st world problems are soooo hard..."

Yeah, I mean, who cares about westerners getting beaten up in bathrooms? It's not as if they have to worry about being stoned to death by the authorities for being who they are.

</sarcasm>

Something useful from Cupertino?! Apple sees the light – finally

Anomalous Croissant

Re: Meh

I'll keep my adjustable RGBW and CW/WW LED bulbs, thank you very much! It's so nice being able to change tint and colour to suit my mood. The only thing filament bulbs have got going for them is higher CRI, but I'm sure LEDs will catch up soon enough.

Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

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Updating my 5th gen from 4.1.2 to 4.1.3 was pretty painless. It didn't seem to want to work via Wifi so I downloaded the binary from Amazon, drag and drop, unmount, cycle power, and nothing. Cycle power again and nothing. Sigh~~ So I made some tea, forgot all about it and came back to it mid-installing without USB power (the horror!), but it was mostly charged to begin with. I have my books backed up already so didn't bother with making a backup, though I did make a mental note of the 'page' I was on, just in case.

Ad-slinger Opera adds ad-blocking tech to its browser

Anomalous Croissant

Re: Does it do element blocking?

Element hiding and its helper is one of the reasons I still use ABP+ over uBlock. uBlock has an element picker but it's just too buggy in my experience.

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