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Police Probing Theft of Millions of Pounds of Maple Syrup From Strategic Reserve

2names Re:Maple Syrup Strategic Reserve? (399 comments)

While your comment is articulate and well thought out, I must disagree on the grounds that there simply is no substitute for real maple syrup.

more than 2 years ago

Police Probing Theft of Millions of Pounds of Maple Syrup From Strategic Reserve

2names Re:Maple Syrup Strategic Reserve? (399 comments)

Eh hemm...

Like chicken...and waffles.


more than 2 years ago

Another LulzSec Member Arrested

2names Re:Not so many lulz now (211 comments)

Inordinate length of prison sentence does fall under the cruel and unusual punishment provision: "In Solem v. Helm, 463 U.S. 277, 103 S. Ct. 3001, 77 L. Ed. 2d 637 (1983), the Court applied its proportionality analysis to felony prison sentences. In Solem, the defendant had passed a bad check in the amount of $100. Although this crime ordinarily would be punishable by a maximum five-year sentence, the defendant had been sentenced to life imprisonment without Parole because of six prior felony convictions. The Court held that the sentence was significantly disproportionate to the defendant's crime and that it was thus prohibited by the Eighth Amendment." - http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Cruel+and+Unusual+Punishment

more than 2 years ago

I typically interact with X-many OSes per day:

2names Re:Counting minor variations... (280 comments)

With all due respect, you're a BIG DORK. Just like me. :) (hey, I said it with all due respect.)

more than 2 years ago

For the conventional gift-giving winter holidays:

2names Done (239 comments)

I'm done with all these made up holidays. I'm done buying shit for days that are meaningless or based on some magical bullshit from two thousand years ago.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's a Good Tablet/App Combination For Note-Taking?

2names Old School (425 comments)

A pen and some paper. This method is proven to increase later recall of the subject matter. [too lazy to provide citation]

more than 3 years ago

Failures Mark First National Test of Emergency Alert System

2names Oblig (451 comments)

I did not hear a test, but I did see a black cat walk by, then the same cat walked by again.

more than 3 years ago

We Finally Know Why Oil and Water Don't Mix

2names Re:Huh? (222 comments)

Ummmm...figment newtons and gravy.

more than 3 years ago

How Do You Educate a Prodigy?

2names Re:Why fit in? (659 comments)

Didn't know you were on here, Sheldon.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Unveils Timeline, Updated Open Graph

2names Re:Content Uncontrolled (98 comments)

"Even I'm irrelevant to the majority."

Thanks for finally owning up, Steve.

more than 3 years ago

CERN Experiment Indicates Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

2names Re:Einstein replied "Check your measurements, son" (1088 comments)

Is Causality constrained as a linear function with respect to time?

I don't know if I'm asking this question correctly. Another way to pose this question is: can a causal event produce effect(s) in the past?

more than 3 years ago

OnStar Terms and Conditions Update Raises Privacy Concerns

2names Fitting (185 comments)

My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about.
He says it used to be a farm,
Before the Motor Law.
And on Sundays I elude the Eyes,
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire,
Where my white-haired uncle waits.

Jump to the ground
As the Turbo slows to cross the Borderline.
Run like the wind,
As excitement shivers up and down my spine.
Down in his barn,
My uncle preserved for me an old machine,
For fifty-odd years.
To keep it as new has been his dearest dream.

I strip away the old debris
That hides a shining car.
A brilliant red Barchetta
From a better, vanished time.
I fire up the willing engine,
Responding with a roar.
Tires spitting gravel,
I commit my weekly crime...

In my hair-
Shifting and drifting-
Mechanical music-
Adrenalin surge...

Well-weathered leather,
Hot metal and oil,
The scented country air.
Sunlight on chrome,
The blur of the landscape,
Every nerve aware.

Suddenly ahead of me,
Across the mountainside,
A gleaming alloy air-car
Shoots towards me, two lanes wide.
I spin around with shrieking tires,
To run the deadly race,
Go screaming through the valley
As another joins the chase.

Drive like the wind,
Straining the limits of machine and man.
Laughing out loud
With fear and hope, I've got a desperate plan.
At the one-lane bridge
I leave the giants stranded at the riverside.
Race back to the farm, to dream with my uncle at the fireside

- Rush, Red Barchetta, Moving Pictures

more than 3 years ago

William Shatner On Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

2names Re:Not an issue. (511 comments)

I'd say: Solo would kill Kirk

Only because HAN SHOT FIRST.

more than 3 years ago

Eben Upton Answers Your Questions

2names Def Leppard (37 comments)

Untock Eben Upton Glowbin

All right


more than 3 years ago

Training an Immune System To Kill Cancer

2names Re:Interesting (209 comments)

That's just wrong. Funny, but oh, so wrong.

more than 3 years ago

Training an Immune System To Kill Cancer

2names Re:Interesting (209 comments)

You're a *GIRL*??!?!??!?!?!

more than 3 years ago

50 New Exoplanets Found, Billions More Await

2names Re:trantor? (208 comments)

Don't care. I was making a funny.

more than 3 years ago



Illinois to Ban Texting While Driving

2names 2names writes  |  more than 5 years ago

2names (531755) writes "Illinois is about to become the 17th state to ban texting while driving. How can this possibly be enforced? Are the Powers That Be going to track every single mobile device and send us fines for texting if the device appears to be moving faster than a human can walk or run? What about texting on trains, on buses, in taxis, etc.? The part that scares me the most is the little section that makes it illegal to RECEIVE a text message while driving. The article can be found here."

Remote Reboot of Legacy Systems via Ethernet

2names 2names writes  |  more than 5 years ago

2names (531755) writes "I have a few older systems that have mechanical relays that are used to activate alert tones throughout the facility. Sometimes these relays get hung up or stuck and need to have power cycled. Unfortunately, they are located in areas that are not easily accessible or are just time consuming to get to. I would like to be able to cycle power remotely via a web interface. I have tried the Dataprobe iBoot device with very limited success — the iBoot unit stops answering web requests after a day or two and I have not had any success in getting assistance from Dataprobe as to why this happens. What devices has the slashdot crowd used for remote power cycling?"

Bucky Paper potentially 500x stronger than steel

2names 2names writes  |  more than 6 years ago

2names (531755) writes "Buckypaper is 10 times lighter but potentially 500 times stronger than steel when sheets of it are stacked and pressed together to form a composite. Unlike conventional composite materials, though, it conducts electricity like copper or silicon and disperses heat like steel or brass. Could this be the key to finally get our flying cars?"
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Getting Video to Multiple Remote TVs

2names 2names writes  |  more than 7 years ago

2names (531755) writes "The facility where I work consists of multiple buildings spread across a fairly large campus. I have been tasked with setting up a media server of some sort so that multiple televisions in the different buildings can access stored video, satellite video (such as DirecTV), and also be able to show live video from our conference room. I have looked into MythTV, SageTV, and a couple of other options, but nothing has really covered all the bases so far. What I envision is a central server to house the archived video and connection to the "television" and camera sources and a menu driven selection method on each remote TV. Have any of you slashdotters had to set up something like this, and if so, what was your solution?"


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