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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Buchenskjoll Re:Dial up can still access gmail (333 comments)

If you where tempted to post intimate pictures you found on someones account publicly, you're no whitehat, you're an asshat.

2 days ago

Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

Buchenskjoll Re:Well color me surprised! (62 comments)

The Danish expression for tax evader is "tax eel", so maybe it's possible...

about three weeks ago

Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

Buchenskjoll CS is innocent... (115 comments)

I think the problem is that statisticians have small, unconnected habitats and overly complex mating rituals.

about three weeks ago

Alleged Massive Account and Password Seizure By Russian Group

Buchenskjoll Re:Are the /. accounts affected ? (126 comments)

I think the Anonymous Coward account is compromised. Look over his posts, it's mostly complete crap.

about a month and a half ago

Why Morgan Stanley Is Betting That Tesla Will Kill Your Power Company

Buchenskjoll Re:Load of Horse Shit (502 comments)

I have a modern thermostat and I set the low point to 72 degrees and the high point to 76 degrees and let the system figure out how to keep the house in that range.

Is that Fahrenheit or do you live an a sauna?

about a month and a half ago

More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties

Buchenskjoll Re:Quantum mechanics is real, like it or not. (144 comments)

It doesn't just apply to atoms and electrons, but to rocks, people, and planets.

Are you saying I can enter two slits at the same time?

about 1 month ago

Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Buchenskjoll Re:Seems logical... (59 comments)

There is prior art. My company has been scanning ears and printing hearing instrument shells for at least ten years.

about 2 months ago

France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"

Buchenskjoll Re:Other consequences (138 comments)

I most civilized countries the use of fire arms for this purpose would be illegal. Just make protection drones that force the intruding drones down. It would be fun to watch the drone wars.

about 3 months ago

TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

Buchenskjoll Re:Ellis Island Syndrome (275 comments)

These are patronyms from various Nordic countries. Andersen is Danish or Norwegian. Anderson and Andersson are Swedish. Anderssen is the only example of Ellis Island Syndrome.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

Buchenskjoll Re:Elegant Code? (373 comments)

Well, it looks like we're not all racist bastards.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

Buchenskjoll Not elegant at all (373 comments)

I've often com across this: if (b) return true; else return false;

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Buchenskjoll Re:KeePass (531 comments)


about 7 months ago

How An Astronaut Nearly Drowned During a Space Walk

Buchenskjoll Re:Why Didn't He Just Drink the Water? (144 comments)

That's something else. It says "Couldn't he just have DRANK the water". This is a question of whether (or weather as another thread says) he could have DRUNK it.

about 7 months ago

How An Astronaut Nearly Drowned During a Space Walk

Buchenskjoll Re:Quarts? (144 comments)


about 7 months ago

Inside Boeing's New Self-Destructing Smartphone

Buchenskjoll Re:Tamper-proof screws? (162 comments)

I wish you hadn't said that. I spent 3 hours trying to turn my phone fast enough to take a picture of the backside.

about 7 months ago

Who's On WhatsApp, and Why?

Buchenskjoll Re:Here in Western Europe... (280 comments)

You cannot generalize for Western Europe. I bet the market penetration is proportional to the price of sending SMS in each country.

about 7 months ago


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