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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

Dins Re:Fear (214 comments)

I hate that - I've done it too. If I hadn't already posted, I'd throw a +1 Funny towards the GP too.

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

Dins Re:Everything would suddenly have an alien connect (214 comments)

Sad thing is, the Muslims will declare jihad on the infidels while the Christians try to convert them to Jesus. Fun times to be had by all......

yesterday
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The discovery of intelligent alien life would be met predominantly with...

Dins Hope (214 comments)

I chose hope. As in, "I hope they don't immediately wipe us out."

yesterday
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Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed

Dins Re:Ethically worse? (390 comments)

No "worse" is possible. So go ahead!

I wouldn't issue that challenge...

3 days ago
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AI Experts Sign Open Letter Pledging To Protect Mankind From Machines

Dins Re:The 3 Laws of Robotics (258 comments)

The 3 laws are a good starting point, but are nowhere near enough by themselves. Too many possible loopholes and unforeseen consequences.

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

Dins Re:Modem connection tones (790 comments)

Ahh yes. Wish I had mod points for you. I ran a BBS too for a while back in high school - on a Commodore 64 using CNET. Had a couple of 1541 floppy drives and an SFD 1001 (1 MB, baby!).

Used to love hearing those sounds, then I'd run over to see who logged on and what they were doing, maybe chat with them, etc. *sigh* Those were the days...

about two weeks ago
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US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

Dins Re:Obligatory (223 comments)

tips combat helmet M'Sir.

M'Lord*

about a month ago
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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

Dins Simple answer... (484 comments)

All they need to do is legalize it themselves.

about a month ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Dins Re: In summary... (222 comments)

I wish I still had all my old C64 stuff (along with game guides like that). Back when I was probably 30 or so (year 2000) my wife asked if she could sell all of it in a garage sale, and I agreed. Wasn't really her fault because I agreed, but oh man I wish I wouldn't have. My 26 year old step-daughter and 16 year old son are pissed at her for it, though.

about a month and a half ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Dins Re:In summary... (222 comments)

Anybody else remember the old Infocom hint books they published with invisible ink and markers to reveal the hints? They had questions for most major puzzles, and three levels of hints IIRC. You started with the vaguest hint and progressed until the last hint just told you how to do it, or close to it.

Great. Now I'm having a major Infocom nostalgia flashback. Thanks /.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Dins Re:So Linux on the Destop supremacy? (415 comments)

I'd switch right now except I'm a PC gamer. And while Linux gaming is coming along (what with Steam for Linux, etc.), Windows is still the PC gaming OS. Unfortunately.

about 1 month ago
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Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

Dins Re:This sounds like a good idea (52 comments)

At 8 years old they shouldn't be using the internet at all. You are a failure as a parent.

Totally disagree. I think children should be taught about the internet and internet safety (i.e. dos and don'ts, never give out information, don't talk to strangers, etc.) from as early as they seem ready. But with a LOT of parental guidance. I would never set an 8 year old free with, "Have fun, and don't google goatse!" But I would teach them and closely supervise them, both with software (like netnanny or something) and by just being involved.

about 2 months ago
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Do you worry about the singularity?

Dins Re:No, it's not even possible (181 comments)

My 16 year old son will be disappointed when I tell him he needs to stop existing.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Dins Re:Simple (720 comments)

The GTX 970 (and 980) are a bit unique right now. They are using Nvidia's newer Maxwell architecture, and have much reduced power requirements over other high end video cards, and their fans often don't even turn on at all unless under heavy load. The specs page lists the system power requirements at 500w, but the card itself consumes around 145w. Yet their speed is considered current top of the line as far as single GPUs.

I just bought one, and it was a HUGE improvement over my old Radeon 7870 and the fan hasn't run unless I force it to. VERY quiet card with low power consumption and high performance. The 970 is also at a very nice price/performance spot right now. The 980 is faster but also around $200 more. It's not $200 faster, IMO, though...

No, I don't work for Nvidia, it's just a great card right now.

about 2 months ago
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Dins Re:Legal Issue (153 comments)

So go get your own asteroid - nobody's stopping you!

about 2 months ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Dins Re:Of course you forget... (81 comments)

That's the comment I clicked the link to see.

about 2 months ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

Dins Re:Give me a ping... (136 comments)

Anybody else read the headline as "Study Shows How Humans Can Echocolate"?

about 3 months ago

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