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82-Year-Old Nun Breaks Into Nuclear Facility, Contractors Blamed

Anvil the Ninja unemployed veterans (223 comments)

Wasn't there some news recently about record numbers of unemployed veterans? Kick the private contractors out and bring in a bunch of people with security clearance and guard duty experience.

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Anniversary: Raleigh, NC, US

Anvil the Ninja Re:Location Choices (17 comments)

If at your viking hall, I'll chip in for a keg from Big Boss, Lone Rider or other NC beer. Other beer-friendly options include Big Boss taproom, Boylan Bridge brewpub, Hibernian or Busy Bee.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: When Is It a Good Idea To Incorporate?

Anvil the Ninja Re:As soon as you have anything to take (293 comments)

IANAL, but be advised there are procedures to get around that shielding (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piercing_the_corporate_veil). I ran a software consulting business as an S-corporation years ago and got strongly worded advice to be very careful not to mix personal and company funds, to use any corporation-purchased computers for work only, and not to claim a general use room in our home as a home office for deductions.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Granted Broad Patent On Wedge-Shaped Laptops

Anvil the Ninja What is the difference (326 comments)

between a wedge and an inclined plane? I guess Heron of Alexandria not having prior art on that simple machine makes it a more attractive patent target?

more than 2 years ago

Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

Anvil the Ninja Re:My Karma is Excellent, Please Disable Advertisi (233 comments)

If you don't want to honor the checkbox to disable advertising, could you at least add a checkbox to disable video? Slashdot has been an "idle moments at work" pastime for me for years, and as such, I don't watch video -- slashvertisement or otherwise.

more than 2 years ago

Reading, Writing, Ruby?

Anvil the Ninja shop class (292 comments)

High school intro to programming should fill the same niche as shop class -- to get students interested in creating stuff.

more than 3 years ago

Hubble Finds Unidentified Object In Space

Anvil the Ninja Galactus? (716 comments)

The Silver Surfer wouldn't be detectable at astronomical ranges.

more than 6 years ago


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