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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

CaptainStumpy Oblig "Your Post advocates.." (342 comments)

Your post advocates a (X) technical ( ) legislative ( ) market-based ( ) vigilante approach to fighting pot. Your idea will not work....pot doesn't harm you. I'm too sleepy to finish the form.

about two weeks ago
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Education Chief Should Know About PLATO and the History of Online CS Education

CaptainStumpy /. wants me to open 17 tabs?? (134 comments)

I know we don't RFTA..but c'mon 17 links in one post? You expected me to open 17 tabs today??

about a month ago
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NASA Pondering $1.5 Million Stratospheric Airship Competition

CaptainStumpy sounds like a pinky and the brain episode (47 comments)

.. No Pinky. We enter the contest, and design our pirate airship to control all other contestant's airships. After successfully maneuvering all of them into the path of the sun, thereby blocking out all sunlight, we hold the world hostage until the everyone recognizes me as their unquestioned leader! Yes!

about a month and a half ago
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LG's 0.7mm Smartphone Bezel Is World's Narrowest

CaptainStumpy Drop test? (63 comments)

Being the world's thinnest ain't worth crap if it shatters when the wind blows. How strong is this .7mm bezel?

about a month and a half ago
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OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

CaptainStumpy Re:Not Unlimited in the least (145 comments)

run a quick test: fsutil file createnew junk 10000000000

about 2 months ago
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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

CaptainStumpy What about the Dell knockoffs? (101 comments)

So are they going to fix the Samsung SM841 SSD or are we just screwed because we bought Dell?

about 2 months ago
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Extracting Audio From Visual Information

CaptainStumpy tl;dr: (142 comments)

Yelling MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB, ITS FLEECE WAS WHITE AS SNOW at a houseplant, bag of chips, and glass of water is now research.

about 4 months ago
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Are the Glory Days of Analog Engineering Over?

CaptainStumpy First, "Glory Days" definition needed. (236 comments)

Welcome to the future! If you mean what I think you mean, then I agree. The "glory days" are gone. There are less analog designs being done, and they are replaced with more complex digital systems. Some of these are better, but none are as elegant as pure analog. I also think the "glory days" of the WWW are also gone. There are simply less (none) HTML only sites being created, and they are getting replaced with..well everything they can cram into your face. Welcome to the future!

about 6 months ago
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How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

CaptainStumpy sounds like an ad for the future fast lane (129 comments)

Xfinity video in your face 4650% faster! Xfinity introduces the RLNC fast lane data transmission! Its like an over caffeinated jaguar solving linear matrices while orbiting the earth in the space shuttle and doing coke. RAAAWRR! Don't like the jaguar? Tough floating jaguar shit, you don't have a choice! We own teh tubes! ©omcastic!

about 7 months ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

CaptainStumpy Re:100 foam plastic balls of orange color (233 comments)

Why about 100 foam plastic balls of orange color with a plastic orange flag and LED light (blinking for 3-4 months after contact with water) cannot be placed inside the fuselage on an aircraft which costs hundreds of millions? The size could be of a tennis ball, an additional weight and cost almost zero.

This is a great thought. If something like this works it would save tens of millions.

about 8 months ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

CaptainStumpy Re:Yankees or Red Sox Mystery (56 comments)

How have the sox been buying wins since 1994?

about 8 months ago
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The Connected Home's Battle of the Bulbs

CaptainStumpy The Connected Browser's Battle of the Mute Button (176 comments)

Now do they really think "They're lazy! Instead of not reading the article, they will just sit back and listen. No-more bad comments, problem solved" They underestimate our power. Begin the rants!

about 9 months ago
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IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

CaptainStumpy Put games into Windows bootup (146 comments)

I want to have simple games inside of windows boot. At least a snake knockoff. Maybe people will actually want to reboot every patch Tues.

about 9 months ago

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Shutting off the problem of fraud

CaptainStumpy CaptainStumpy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

CaptainStumpy writes "To serve and protect. That is all I ask of my police and government. But after getting 3 phone calls, exactly 1 hour apart, from an obvious text to speech program (which by the was not even close to correctly prounouncing my city of Leominster) telling me that my accound has been suspended and asking me to call and re-enable my bank account. After filing reports to my local PD and the Internet Crime Complaint Center, I ask slashdot why there can't be some monkey trained to simply shut off these fraudlent numbers, as soon as they are reported and verified fraudulent. The solution seems so simple, but nobody is doing it. I ask why.

Meanwhile, the scammer's line remains active and is phishing unknown number of people and getting just what it is asking. Have some fun and call 704-935-4534 and enter some random numbers. I was surprised it didn't even check for validity."

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