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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

Crudely_Indecent Re:Wait till they see water! (128 comments)

It is the most abundant material on Facebook.

about two weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Crudely_Indecent Re:Summary of Trailer (390 comments)

It doesn't reflect bullets

Haha, right. Jedi/Sith attempts to deflect a bullet - and the light saber wielding bad-ass gets a face full of melted lead and copper jacket.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Crudely_Indecent Re:Summary of Trailer (390 comments)

So what's Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker's excuse? Anakin was supposedly this technical wizard, why doesn't he have a freaking 12 bladed light saber sphere? Did Vader opt for a plain light saber because he has the cool suit? Did Anakin lose the fine motor control required to construct light saber bad-assery when he was put into the life support suit? Did he just say "fuck it" because - who's he gonna fight?

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

Crudely_Indecent Re:Yawn ... (167 comments)

I've seen the clown car/duggar meme too. When I showed it to my wife, she hated me for it.

about a month ago
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Microsoft Azure Outage Across the Globe

Crudely_Indecent Re:Yawn ... (167 comments)

There is something you can do about all of those conditions.

With cloud, you just wait for the rain (outage). You can pray (call an outsourced tech support department) for it to stop raining (services restored), but until god (cloud provider) decides the rain is done (fixes the problem), you're getting wet (offline).

That gives me a new "Cloud" tagline:

Cloud - We will definitely rain on your parade.

about a month ago
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We Are Running Out of Sand

Crudely_Indecent Re:ignorant rubbish (264 comments)

Any SCUBA diver can tell you that an abundance of sand is expelled from the vents of parrot fish, after they eat their favorite coral. Much of it is literally - fish poop.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Crudely_Indecent Re:Against it (613 comments)

way to pimp your incomplete website

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Crudely_Indecent Against it (613 comments)

I'd like to see DST disappear, and a system of time zones based on lines of longitude. Every 15 degrees of longitude from the IDL being an additional hour of timezone offset.

Knowing the timezone for a particular place would become dead simple. Know the location and you know the timezone.

about a month and a half ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

Crudely_Indecent Re:It's easy (328 comments)

Why not use something other than a finger? Oops, sorry officer - it seems that my fingerprint doesn't unlock my phone....

Who knew the phone was unlocked by nose-print!

about a month and a half ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Crudely_Indecent Re:weev (728 comments)

It's so beyond pointless.

Worse (for him) is the fact that his identity is known now.

At some point he'll target the wrong victim, and he will end up dead - all "for lulz".

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Recliner For a Software Developer?

Crudely_Indecent Re:Just a word of warning (154 comments)

I wish I had mod points because you make several very important statements.

To add to your good advise, I'd say that back exercise is also very important for anyone who has already had a back injury. I've slipped a disk three times. The first time was lifting something that was too heavy for me to lift (I did it, but paid for it and continue to pay for it). Now it's weakened in that area, it comes out easier now. My back exercises and stretching help me to reduce the chances of recurring injuries as a result of my now weakened back.

After my first injury, I spoke to my boss and informed him that I would periodically (maybe a couple of times per day) need to slip off to stretch for 10 minutes or so. Several times I'd have co-workers walk into a conference room for an impromptu meeting only to find me laying on the floor stretching my lower back with a towel on my feet. Since they had seen me walk around for a week using a cane, they understood - but the first few times asked if I needed help. I just said, "no thanks, this IS my recovery"

about 4 months ago
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What Do You Do When Your Mind-Numbing IT Job Should Be Automated?

Crudely_Indecent Automate it (228 comments)

I've done this many times.

In one instance it wasn't my task, but the task of 2 employees that I was supervising. My boss had given them a task that took each of them 8 hours to complete (turning phone logs into readable reports, daily). One would start the process and hand her work off to the other which was then turned into management at the end of the second shift. Each day, processing the logs from the previous day. At best, the report data was 24 hours old - often indicating trends after it was too late to deal with them.

The IT department had tasked several of their workers to automate the task but none were able to do it over the course of 6 months.

I spent three days learning what these ladies were doing and another three days coding it. When I was done, management could get the report they wanted up to the previous hour, and it was searchable.

At the end of the day, I got two workers back on the phones doing what they were hired to do.

I quit two days later - but that's another story.

about 4 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Crudely_Indecent Re:Asuka Langley Sohryu (701 comments)

I was beginning to wonder if anyone would get it.

about 5 months ago
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Exhibit On Real Johnny Appleseed To Hit the Road

Crudely_Indecent Re:bringing booze to a thirsty frontier (71 comments)

This is what I understood about the Johnny Appleseed story.

Apple seeds don't necessarily grow sweet apples. Some are sour. Modern eating apples are grafts from trees that product sweet fruit, while seedlings are a crap shoot.

Old and young alike consumed hard cider (children were given a watered down version) because of waterborne illness. You couldn't trust the water, but you could trust that your hard cider would be safe.

about 5 months ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Crudely_Indecent Asuka Langley Sohryu (701 comments)

LCL Einlass. Anfang der Bewegung, bestätigt. Anfang des Nervenanschlusses, bestätigt. Anfang nächster die Herzmonitor, bestätigt. Synchro-start, nun!

about 5 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

Crudely_Indecent Re:Resolution (316 comments)

eBay!

I got 2 Thinkpad T520 laptops (Resolution: 1920x1080) for less than $1000 (total). Granted, one had a broken keyboard + bios lock and the other a broken screen - but less than $300 in parts repaired the keyboard and screen and now I have the hardware to unlock the bios password of many thinkpad models. Still, I paid less than $1000 total for both after repairs. It can be done if you're a cheap enough bastard and are willing to put in a little effort.

Not all roses though - neither came with a hard drive or memory - so that added expense did put my total above $1000 - but I have 2 high-res laptops and I spent less than $2000 for both after adding to each a 1tb hdd and 8gb ram. It's good to have a spare.

about 7 months ago
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Don't Be a Server Hugger! (Video)

Crudely_Indecent Re:Excersise for the reader: (409 comments)

Let the previous post serve as an example of how NOT to attempt comedy on slashdot (or anywhere else).

Some pointers for would-be comedians attempting to amuse the rest of us:

1. it should be funny
2. it should be funny to someone other than yourself (your other personalities don't count, neither does your mother - and no, combining the two won't count either)
3. humor should be involved

As a litmus test, if you think you should post as AC - it isn't nearly funny enough. True comedians want to take credit for their craft.

about 7 months ago
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iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

Crudely_Indecent Re:Original iPads Work Well ... (386 comments)

My iPad 1 got slower and slower with each update, until IOS 5, when the updates cease. Now, many apps in the app store cannot be installed on my iPad 1 because the IOS version doesn't meet the criteria for the apps.

I keep it around because I must support iPad 1 for some of my customers, but its usefulness is fading - as designed.

about 8 months ago
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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found

Crudely_Indecent Re:Astrology is amazing (269 comments)

For those considering to flame this AC, there are 2 jokes here which aren't funny on their own - but combined are quite amusing.

about 9 months ago
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Scientists Build Three Atom Thick LEDs

Crudely_Indecent What does it mean? (54 comments)

Is it a single LED that is three atoms thick, or are there 3 individual atom thick LEDs?

If the latter, 1 atom thick is just an atom. So these guys are claiming to have invented an atom.

about 9 months ago

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NASA Confirms New EM Thruster Violates Laws Of Conservation

Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  about 5 months ago

Crudely_Indecent (739699) writes "Mentioned here in a previous story ( http://slashdot.org/story/06/0... ), the EM thruster that generates thrust using no fuel, only electricity has been tested by NASA and confirmed to work!

Is this the Star Trek future tech we've been waiting for?

The NASA report titled "Anomalous Thrust Production from an RF Test Device Measured on a Low-Thrust Torsion Pendulum" was published 3 days ago and can be found here: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.js... From the abstract:

This paper describes the eight-day August 2013 test campaign designed to investigate and demonstrate viability of using classical magnetoplasmadynamics to obtain a propulsive momentum transfer via the quantum vacuum virtual plasma.

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Joomla! 1.6 released

Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Crudely_Indecent (739699) writes "Being an extension developer and a huge fan of Joomla! I was excited when Joomla! 1.6 was released last night. It's been a long wait. This new version brings a more flexible ACL, a content category depth enhancement (beyond the 2 levels offered in versions 1.0 and 1.5), and numerous API enhancements. FTA:

Rebuilt from the ground up in much of the application, this latest Joomla release will delight the casual site builder while helping small, medium, and enterprise businesses succeed in delivering web sites, intranets and applications to their respective markets.

Expect to start seeing sites running the newest version within a few days."
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University of Glasgow pioneers 1000 core processor

Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Crudely_Indecent (739699) writes "

Scientists have created an ultra-fast computer chip which is 20 times faster than current desktop computers. Modern PCs have a processor with two, four or sometimes 16 cores to carry out tasks. But the central processing unit (CPU) developed by the researchers effectively had 1,000 cores on a single chip. The developments could usher in a new age of high-speed computing in the next few years for home users frustrated with slow-running systems.

1000 cores could make short work of the video encoding that I'm doing tonight. Lets hope they finish their research soon and put a price tag on this technology!"
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Berners-Lee says Internet access is a right

Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Crudely_Indecent (739699) writes "

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has likened being forced offline to 'imprisonment' and attacked the Digital Economy Act's lack of 'due process'

According to Sir Tim, "freedom to access the internet could even be linked back to Magna Carta.""
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Rupert Murdoch claims to own the "Sky" in "Skype"

Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Crudely_Indecent (739699) writes "Not content to own just the news stories, Rupert Murdoch is now going after individual words!

Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB is fighting a legal battle with the internet telecommunications pioneer Skype, claiming that it owns the “Sky” in “Skype”.

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Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Crudely_Indecent (739699) writes "I've always known that there is something wrong with this country. It was hard to put my finger on. Perhaps it is the fact that we haven't been out of war since WWI. There is always some sort of conflict...some kind of assault on another country, or watching good people become outcasts in their own country because of an accusation of wrongdoing. Or, perhaps it was watching politicians get away with anything, while the rest of us had to watch our every move.

Aaron Russo has produced a film entitled "America - Freedom to Fascism" and I believe it adequately explains much of what I feared about my government. The officials elected to serve us have been serving a different master. If you have two hours to spare, hop over to google video and search for "America Freedom to Fascism Authorized version"

This powerful movie depicts our government as a corrupt and wholly owned entity. It doesn't use accusation to make this point, but the words of our elected officials and court record.

This video has reached the google top 100 overnight."

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Draft on the mind of government officials

Crudely_Indecent Crudely_Indecent writes  |  more than 7 years ago

An article titled "Selective Service to test draft machinery" on San Jose Mercury News
FTA:

The Selective Service System is making plans to test its draft machinery in case Congress and President Bush need it, even though the White House says it doesn't want to bring back the draft.

Members of Congress seem interested in bringing back the draft.

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