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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Anonymous Crowbar Someone got this a bit wrong (108 comments)

"...and if all goes as planned the printer will automatically insert rebar into the concrete." Actually when creating a foundation the rebar should be laid first and suspended on dobies then concrete is poured on over the metal cage like structure. One can not simply print rebar & concrete simultaneously.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

Anonymous Crowbar WorldOfTanks. (669 comments)

Was a free Xbox gold game. It is awesome. I'm an over 50 kernel hack and bought the Xbox 2 years ago for 2 boys. I only played this game to see if it would be appropriate for them and ended up getting hooked. They don't like it.

about 7 months ago
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Speed Test 2: Comparing C++ Compilers On WIndows

Anonymous Crowbar Re:Representative benchmarks? (132 comments)

Not sure if anyone already mentioned this but my take is it is NOT how fast the project compiles but rather the performance of the executable. If one is building race cars it's not how fast they come off the assembly line, it's how fast the cars go on the track.

about 10 months ago
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The First Phone You Can Actually Bend: LG's G Flex

Anonymous Crowbar Re:Why would you want to? (92 comments)

I've laid awake at night for years hoping for a bendable phone.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Future of Standing/Walking Workstations?

Anonymous Crowbar Just standing alone will have a big benefit! (204 comments)

A number of us where I work are cube dwellers. The good thing about most modular cube systems is the table rails run from floor to the top. It takes about 15- 30 minutes to convert a standard desk high cube to be an elbow high one. Will need a screwdriver & a hammer.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Mac OS X Is Unsuitable For Web Development

Anonymous Crowbar Re:Oh (831 comments)

".... man up and use emacs" Really? Back in the day emacs was what people used to avoid VI. Macs are over-priced bling.

more than 3 years ago
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Order of importance if disaster strikes?

Anonymous Crowbar Re:Problem with poll (458 comments)

Why on earth would you even be looking for a new wife? . . Einstein's Definition of Stupidty withheld....

more than 3 years ago
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Fate of Terry Childs Now In Jury's Hands

Anonymous Crowbar I don't think so... (530 comments)

ANd just how does this put all IT Admins in danger? The man broke the law

more than 4 years ago
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Most Hated Computer Component

Anonymous Crowbar You forgot "stupid end users" (716 comments)

My most hated by far. Plus, they can be the hardest to replace.

more than 6 years ago

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Twitter employees threatened by ISIS-affiliated group

Anonymous Crowbar Anonymous Crowbar writes  |  about two weeks ago

Anonymous Crowbar (692255) writes ""A Twitter account associated with ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, issued disturbing threats Monday, calling for the assassination of Twitter employees in San Francisco, according to a number of news outlets."

Obviously the threat is a violation of Twitter's terms of service, specifically "You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.", but how would a company even begin to deal with an issue like this?"

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DHS defends suspicionless searches of laptops and cell phones

Anonymous Crowbar Anonymous Crowbar writes  |  about a year ago

Anonymous Crowbar (692255) writes "The United States government doesn’t need a reason to seize and search the cell phones, laptops and other electronic devices of Americans entering the country, according to a Department of Homeland Security document provided to the press this week."
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Vast, real-time, warrantless NSA online surveillance

Anonymous Crowbar Anonymous Crowbar writes  |  about a year ago

Anonymous Crowbar (692255) writes "The slides were meant to be declassified in 2036. OOPS!

Classified information obtained by the Washington Post and The Guardian has revealed a massive, warrantless online surveillance system in use by a US military intelligence agency, giving access to Americans' search history, emails, live chats and more.

The 41-page PowerPoint presentation, which has been verified by both papers and published almost concurrently on Thursday evening, outlines details of a previously undisclosed program known as PRISM, which allows the fabled military intelligence agency to harvest massive amounts of data on everything from electronic correspondence to file transfers."

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RT.com under DDOS attack, Now if only they had a dash-cam video of it.

Anonymous Crowbar Anonymous Crowbar writes  |  about a year ago

Anonymous Crowbar (692255) writes "Why do I have a feeling this is not going to end good for those behind the DDOS attack?

From RT Monday June 3.
BREAKING: http://www.rt.com/ is under DDoS attack. Trying to bring it back online. Stay tuned for updates!

From RT Sunday June 2.
RT becomes 1st TV news channel to break YouTube 1 billion views barrier
“We proved that the mass YouTube audience isn’t just about kittens and Justin Bieber. There’s real demand for serious news online delivered in the right way”"

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