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At Oxford, a Battery That's Lasted 175 Years -- So Far

Bing Tsher E Re:Bullshit (203 comments)

Make a deep cut in each thumb. Touch the bleeding thumbs to the terminals of a 9 volt battery. Report the results to us. If you haven't yet fibrillated, snap two batteries together in series and touch the contacts again. Keep adding a battery and reporting back.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

Bing Tsher E Re:HTML = programming (298 comments)

HTML and CSS are NOT design. They are markup. One of the biggest problems with 'the web' in it's current manifestation is all the 'designers' out there trying to wring a specific presentation out of web page design.

3 days ago
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Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

Bing Tsher E Re:But the inevitable (165 comments)

Anything that retards the move to 'web base applications' is a good thing.

The whole Personal Computer revolution was based in the notion that everybody got their own computer, and a room full of IT drones in white codes couldn't hold their data hostage anymore.

Basing people's access to computing power on their connection to the Internet is a bad idea. Let the Net be a domain for information exchange, not a program loader.

4 days ago
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Time For Microsoft To Open Source Internet Explorer?

Bing Tsher E Re:Question mark in title! (165 comments)

American voters are stupid.

American voters might, stupidly, get to choose from another-Clinton or another-Bush in the coming presidential election.

About the only good thing to say is they won't get to vote for Obama again.

4 days ago
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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

Bing Tsher E Re:Who would ride with these dongles anyway? (199 comments)

In my experience, both. But I live in a pretty dirtbag part of the country. People are REALLY into their cars here.

about a week ago
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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

Bing Tsher E Re:Hello insurance fraud (199 comments)

whats next health insurance companies stapling pedometer's onto people get a lower rate?

You don't think those bluetooth 'fitness monitors' that are popping up in the market won't eventually be used to 'provide insurance customers with more preferable rates' if they wear one connected to an Insurance Companies database?

Citizen! We are all in this together. We all pay for each others' healthcare. It in in all of our interests for EVERY citizen to live an optimally healthy lifestyle.

about a week ago
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Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

Bing Tsher E Re:Spoofing! (199 comments)

My favored 'New Economic Structure' is 'Every Man For Himself' in a non-aggressive fashion. So if Person X figures out a way to fuck over the Insurance Companies in a way that doesn't hurt other people in any but a theoretical way (i.e. the old 'If Everybody Did That' bullshit) then all power to them.

about a week ago
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President Obama Will Kibbitz With YouTube Stars

Bing Tsher E Re:Thank you, President Obama! (105 comments)

All Presidents have always taken the time to meet with big Business Executives. Television entertainers? Not so much.

Not sure why you separate out Haliburton. General Electric has Obama's nuts in a vice.

about a week ago
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With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension

Bing Tsher E Re:Use Pale Moon (116 comments)

Use SeaMonkey. It's the same Mozilla codebase, but with traditional features like built in HTML editor, email, newsreader.

about a week ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

Bing Tsher E Re:boom & bust of the free market (441 comments)

Any 'democracy' with a political class is no democracy.

I mean, duh.

But you go ahead and 'rule' the world to prosperity. Cuz we know you can.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

Bing Tsher E Re:Vendor lock in (74 comments)

I just bought a new 'phone' last week. Put it in Airplane Mode where it will remain locked for the foreseeable future. I wanted a monitor, not a phone. It was only $40 and a pay-as-you-go model sporting Android 4.4. It's one heck of a decent monitor for the price I paid.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

Bing Tsher E Re:math (181 comments)

If these cars are so wildly popular that they're selling out and there is a long waiting list, perhaps we should end the $10,000 subsidy which was intended to encourage purchase of these vehicles.

Seems they would sell fine without the subsidy.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For OS X Catches Up With Safari's Emoji Support

Bing Tsher E Re:Great, make the Internet even more infantile (104 comments)

There used to be a control-character sequence you could send on multiline chat BBSes such that if you entered it, all terminals receiving it would echo it back.

Needless to say you could enter the sequence and set off everybodys' terminals echoing it back and take down a large chatroom. The trick was doing it in such a way that nobody could tell it was you that did it. I think the sequence was [esc]-Z.

about two weeks ago
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Google Fund To Pay For 1 Million Copies of Charlie Hebdo

Bing Tsher E Re:So... (311 comments)

Never heard of it. Never heard of the website it was published on. Wouldn't have heard of it if Charlie Hebdo hadn't been attacked.

Sorry. Try again.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Bing Tsher E Re:Mechanical Adding Machines (790 comments)

Yep. They dope kids up any time there's a possibility they might turn out to be a nerd.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Bing Tsher E Wree: Kuck the FOCHs. (786 comments)

Anti-vax?

You'll have to pry my MicroVax 3100 from my cold dead hands.

This is Slashdot, ya know. Take your politicking somewhere else

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Bing Tsher E Re:they can NOT hear (786 comments)

You mean the morons trying to tear down our whole Industrial State, correct?

Except for Teslas, some windmills, and biomass digestors to turn the bird carcasses that collect around the windmills into methane, of course.

That tech we can keep. So that the 1%, like algore, will have the power to operate their security fences.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Bing Tsher E Re:Mann Conflict of Interest (786 comments)

There aren't thousands and thousands of scientists also working in 'this area.' It isn't that big a scientific discipline.

The 'thousands and thousands of scientists' who sign the petitions and 'speak out' on the issue are no more qualified to have an opinion than any other non-specialists.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Bing Tsher E Re:Summary of the article summary (786 comments)

Ooogy boogy.

You forgot to include:

[x] the monster under your bed at night.

Seriously, are you going to just toss out the same stereotypical list of boogeymen? You forgot to add Daddy Warbucks. And that evil dude in the volcano-mountain-island in the James Bond movie.

Rattle your bones, dude.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

Bing Tsher E Re:Stop trying to win this politically (786 comments)

climate change hurts big oil, even if the business impact was small can you imagine the Republicans letting a political opportunity like that go to waste?

Yep. Politicization is definitely inevitable when people like you trash talk like that as if it is all just common sense.

about two weeks ago

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German Official Mulls Breaking Up Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about 8 months ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes ""

A senior German official has warned that Google may have such a dominant market position that a breakup of the company "must be seriously considered."

Such a move—which would be difficult to enforce because Google is based in the United States—could be a last resort for countries seeking to prevent the Internet search giant from systematically crowding out competitors, said Sigmar Gabriel, who is Germany's economy minister and vice chancellor.""

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Disconnecting Your Android Device From Google

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "Is it possible to completely disconnect your Android device from Google?

The Play Store is not mandatory; a simple checkbox in Security allows Android users to install APK files from any location and never use the Play Store.

Using Firefox for Android and being careful to never log into a Google service with it keeps your web browsing separate from Google cookies.

If you root your phone, you can reach into the directory and pull out all the APK files, then install them manually. This only works, of course, if you already paid for the Apps, but it makes it possible for your phone to be disconnected from Google and the Play Store and still have your apps. Could a community of file sharers that are trusted peers build up a collection of APK files to make it possible for there to be a Google-free Android phone experience?

Just some food for thought. At a minimum, getting off Chrome and onto Firefox is something every Android user should consider."
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Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Bing Tsher E (943915) writes "A New York Times article reports: "The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez." Is Chavez muscling in to help assure a Castro-style US Election?"

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Meta-Topic: Slashot Comment Posting

Bing Tsher E Bing Tsher E writes  |  more than 4 years ago

I always post my comments with 'no karma bonus' checked off. Even though I can post at default of +2 I do not do so often. This is because posting at +1 gives a safety margin. You can say more controversial and challenging things in a +1 comment and not have it modded down. But it gets saved in the permanent archive. When I do have something of note to add to the discussion, it gets marked up to +2 or higher fairly quickly anyway.

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