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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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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 a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

Buchenskjoll Re:KeePass (531 comments)

KeepAss?

about 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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How An Astronaut Nearly Drowned During a Space Walk

Buchenskjoll Re:Quarts? (144 comments)

Mouthfuls

about 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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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 2 months ago
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New Zealand Spy Agency Deleted Evidence About Its Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom

Buchenskjoll Re:Fuck GCSB! (222 comments)

Who is Berta? I'd like to see a picture first...

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Online News Is Worth Paying For?

Buchenskjoll Only one (361 comments)

politiken.dk.

about 3 months ago
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Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

Buchenskjoll Re:Sign the petition (277 comments)

If the shit was not "Waste" before it was scooped up and moved to another spot, then it's still not "Waste".

The wrapping around you chocolate bar is not waste, you peel it off, eat the chocolate and it's still not waste?

You buy a roll of toilet paper, wipe your sorry ass with it and it's still not waste?

about 3 months ago
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Yep, People Are Still Using '123456' and 'Password' As Passwords In 2014

Buchenskjoll My method... (276 comments)

I skip all the vowels, then assign an integer to each consonant, p is 1, s is 2, w is 4, r is 5 and d is 6. If a letter is repeated I add 1 to the original integer. So now password is 123456, and I fooled all the bad guys.

about 3 months ago
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Scientists Glue Sensors To 5,000 Bees In a Bid To Better Understand Them

Buchenskjoll Free speech (85 comments)

I believe in free speech, I would rather glue 5000 bees to a censor.

about 3 months ago
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Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

Buchenskjoll Re:The Thermostat by H.L. Mencken, 1931 (257 comments)

Ahh, I did the old factor 10 error. Sorry about that. DaTrueDave (obviously an imperial storm trooper) is right, it's about 20 by 20 meters.

about 3 months ago
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Google Buys Home Automation Company Nest

Buchenskjoll Re:The Thermostat by H.L. Mencken, 1931 (257 comments)

A thousand cubic metres???? That's half a football field (FIFA) 2 meters high? Or my house by 4. I find that hard to believe.

about 3 months ago
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UK ISP Adult Filters Block Sex Education Websites Allows Access To Porn

Buchenskjoll I hate to say I told you so... (227 comments)

no, actually I don't. In fact I love it. I told you so, I told you so, I told you so ...

about 4 months ago
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Amazon Uses Robots To Speed Up Human 'Pickers' In Fulfillment Centers

Buchenskjoll Re:all automated (184 comments)

Pretty soon the customer will be a robot too

I think Apple is the leader in that particular discipline.

about 4 months ago

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