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US Nuclear Power Enters the Digital Age

AnonymmousCoward A few words of wisdom... (291 comments)

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

more than 3 years ago

BitCoin, the Most Dangerous Project Ever?

AnonymmousCoward Counterfeits? (858 comments)

Wait a minute... The article mentions that if your hardware crashes and you have not "backed up" your bitcoins, then you are SOL and they are gone for good. Sooo if you can actually "backup" or in some way clone your bitcoins, what is stopping you from making infinite copies? As long as one buyer never gets two of the same copy, how will they know the money is counterfeit? Being peer-to-peer there is no centralized server to check dupes against (I assume here).

Did I miss something?

more than 3 years ago

Over 7.5 Million Facebook Users Are Under 13

AnonymmousCoward Yea, so? (194 comments)

What's your point? It's the internet...anything goes

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Caught Exposing Millions of Credentials

AnonymmousCoward Privacy thoughts (159 comments)

You should have no reasonable expectation of privacy when posting ANYTHING to a social networking website.

more than 3 years ago

Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image

AnonymmousCoward Incomprehensible size (118 comments)

Wow, just zooming in all the way on the photo there is nearly an uncountable number of stars. Zooming out only multiplies the number you can see. I don't know about anyone else, but this makes me feel really really tiny! Even seeing this photo I cannot comprehend how many of these stars and alien solar systems are within our own galaxy. And to think there are numerous other galaxies full of these as well!

more than 3 years ago

Australian Tax Office Seeks Keylogger To Combat RSI

AnonymmousCoward Annoying software IMO (138 comments)

I had similar software installed on my work box. Every now and then it would nag you to take a break because you were typing too much or moving the mouse too much. This software was configured so that it could not be disabled by the normal machine user, and was very annoying with its constant chiming and messages. The one funny part about it though, is that there was a small meter in the task bar that showed your usage level. If you continued to use your mouse and keyboard without a break the meter would fill up over time. We would usually have informal contests to see who could max it out.

more than 3 years ago

Groupon Deal Costs Photographer a Year's Free Work

AnonymmousCoward This is all speculation (209 comments)

by the author of the article. Who knows what the business model of the photographer is or what they actually had to do/pay for these photo shoots? For all we know, all the speculation in this article is completely inaccurate. Why is this story even on /. ...

more than 3 years ago

VMware Causes Second Outage While Recovering From First

AnonymmousCoward Re:Not the RED button!!! (215 comments)

Perhaps it was the "any" key

more than 3 years ago

The Space Station As a Simulated Mars Mission?

AnonymmousCoward Re:Apart from that Ms. Lincoln... how was the show (48 comments)

"apart from the gravity aspect"

That's not a quickly overlooked triffle.

I would agree, however, the point of the experiment in the aforementioned article was to see if humans could feasibly be confined for a duration of a trip to Mars. The reason gravity is not an issue here is that we already have data from past experience in this domain. Take for example Expedition 14 to the ISS ( This expedition lasted for 215 days, in which two crew members were weightless that entire time. In comparison, this article is talking about spending a week (or few months) in space. This is pale in comparison to anything we have already done, and frankly I don't see the point of it at all. I don't doubt that the space station could be vital in testing planned missions to Mars, but I don't see anything useful coming from this simulation.

more than 3 years ago

Working Spaceship Treehouse

AnonymmousCoward Wow (2 comments)

That's pretty much the coolest thing I have ever seen.

more than 3 years ago

Predator Outdoes Kinect At Object Recognition

AnonymmousCoward Re:Great video, but (205 comments)

Really? Your comment was modded up while mine was modded down...
I was being ironic. Obviously over the head of most /.'ers (cue eyeroll)

more than 3 years ago

Predator Outdoes Kinect At Object Recognition

AnonymmousCoward Great video, but (205 comments)

@1:40 "Usefull for disabeled people"...

But apparently not useful for PhD students who can't spell

more than 3 years ago

Sony's Case Against Geohot Has Been Settled

AnonymmousCoward Re:Leaked PDF detailing the injunction terms (469 comments)

So to sum this up, basically Hotz lost. Sony has specifically barred him from doing anything with the ps3 (besides playing it; unless I missed something?), and in return the lawsuit is dropped, but essentially Hotz won nothing. I say he, and all his donors, got the shaft.

more than 3 years ago

All Star Trek TV Coming To Netflix

AnonymmousCoward Good news everyone! (272 comments)

Oh wait...wrong series

more than 3 years ago

30 Years To Clean Up Fukushima Dai-Ichi

AnonymmousCoward 5 year cleanup plan (342 comments)

I say that for 5 years, every scientist in japan works on the problem of trying to separate radiation from water (or the air too for that matter). Surely with all their expertise and everyone working on the problem, a solution could be found that would be beneficial to them and the rest of the world. I honestly don't understand why we can't filter water to become non-radioactive. Scientists have come up with ways to do the craziest things (like viewing atoms) why can't we solve this problem? Are there just not enough people working at it?

more than 3 years ago

Google Ties Employee Bonuses To +1 Success

AnonymmousCoward Re:Rating search results (167 comments)

That actually brings up a good point. Perhaps they are not introducing a -1 button so that the trolls of the internet cannot make certain search terms disappear. Imagine a large party of people get together and decide that search results for, oh say, abortion all receive -1. They repeatedly search and rate these sites as -1. Assuming the google algorithm is automated to search based on the +/- count, these legitimate pages would be pushed to the back of the search.

more than 3 years ago

Google Ties Employee Bonuses To +1 Success

AnonymmousCoward Rating search results (167 comments)

Does google really think that the average user is going to rate their search results? If a search is really that good, the user is going to immediately click on the link they are searching for. I do frequent searches throughout the day. I don't see myself using this feature after every search (or after any search for that matter).

more than 3 years ago

Fukushima Radiation Levels High, But Leak Plugged

AnonymmousCoward Actually (322 comments)

Using 1,500,000 of those packets that come with your shoes. "Do not eat!"

more than 3 years ago



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