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Algorithm Distinguishes Memes From Ordinary Information

A10Mechanic disappoint (38 comments)

Came here expecting to see "I can has 1st post". I am disappoint

about 5 months ago

Embedded SIM Design Means No More Swapping Cards

A10Mechanic Happy trails (192 comments)

Neat, an audit trail that follows you, forever.

about 9 months ago

Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright

A10Mechanic Never again (230 comments)

I, for one, will not ever be giving another cent to Yoko Ono and Paul McCartney. If you find a way to give to just Ringo, I'm in.

about 9 months ago

FTC Drops the Hammer On Maker of Location-Sharing Flashlight App

A10Mechanic Don't be Naive (187 comments)

This is just the tip of the dirty iceberg here. Thousands of apps do this and far worse for your privacy. Caveat Emptor

about 9 months ago

The Human Brain Project Kicks Off

A10Mechanic M5 (251 comments)

Let's be careful with this project. Dr. Richard Daystrom should not be allowed anywhere near this. But on a serious note, will this computer start with a knowledge base, or will it grow up? And who will teach it?

about a year ago

Middle-Click Paste? Not For Long

A10Mechanic three? (729 comments)

Three button mouse, how quaint.

about a year ago

NYC Is Tracking RFID Toll Collection Tags All Over the City

A10Mechanic Cup holder (314 comments)

Does it also chart the size of the soda in your cup holder?

1 year,2 days

Software Brings Eye Contact To Video Chat, With a Little Help From Kinect

A10Mechanic Creepy (111 comments)

Hey! Eyes up here!

1 year,12 days

Edward Snowden Still Stuck At Airport, May Be Permitted Entry Into Russia Soon

A10Mechanic Carousel (205 comments)

He's just waiting for his luggage to pop out on the carousel

about a year ago

Say What? Wading Through the Nonsense In Microsoft's Re-Org Memo

A10Mechanic Ballmer at Tanagra? (165 comments)

Shaka. When the walls fell.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How do you secure your communications?

A10Mechanic Most don't (3 comments)

Most users are either too apathetic and uninformed to do any type of encryption. It's a human problem, and the technical solutions always come too late for the masses.

about a year ago

Google and NASA Snap Up D-Wave Quantum Computer

A10Mechanic Or Not (108 comments)

Or Not. I can't tell.

about a year ago

Bing Translator Adds Klingon

A10Mechanic Re:9 out of 10 (103 comments)

Pity that Slashdot does not let us post pictures.

about a year ago

Bigelow Aerospace Investigating Feasibility of Moon Base for NASA

A10Mechanic Hands off! (140 comments)

If you do go to the moon, please stay away from the original moon landing sites. You may take pictures and live video of them (to shut up the nutters), but please don't trample those footprints. I may want to gaze on them myself some day.

about a year ago

Debian 7.0 ('Wheezy') Release Planned For 1st Weekend in May

A10Mechanic Jeffersons (226 comments)

Maybe it was named for Louise Jefferson, from the TV show. Movin' on up!

about a year ago

Windows 8.1 May Restore Boot-To-Desktop, Start Button

A10Mechanic Re:Too little too late (628 comments)

I fail to believe that Windows 8 has a gas pedal. It just has brakes on the left and right.

about a year ago

Fake Twitter Followers Becomes Multimillion Dollar Business

A10Mechanic Twitter as a commodity (54 comments)

Please someone explain how Twitter is a commodity. It it like *bitcoin* ?

about a year and a half ago

CERN Gives Away Higgs Boson Particles To 10 Lucky Winners

A10Mechanic Re:Rot13 (71 comments)

I made a little two row table, and busted it out by hand. After about 3 minutes, I was filling in faster than I could work the table. I imagine it's how ancient crypto's felt when they teased out "Ceasar attacks at dove" and then realized they'd injected an error. What is a Biggs Hoson?

about a year and a half ago

Fighting TSA Harassment of Disabled Travelers

A10Mechanic Supplemental CAC Screening, anyone? (525 comments)

I just love the TSA. They sent my CAC card back through the X-ray machine, all alone, in the little tray. It was in my wallet and had set off a wand. For those of you unfamiliar with the CAC, it's a MILITARY I.D. Card that tells people you're in the Armed Services. It has a little 'not-so-smart' metal chip and card-reader plate. Seeing my I.D. card take it's lonely journey through the x-ray machine brought tears to my eyes. Tears of laughter. And that laughter hurt them more than any indignation I might have shown.

about a year and a half ago


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