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NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

DirkDaring Re:Speculation... (455 comments)

Thats how I bought my car as well. Time messing with salesmen doing the 'check with manager' etc BS = 0.

about 5 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

DirkDaring So go look at the email server instead.... (465 comments)

Somehow I bet they were asked for her 'computer emails' instead of her emails or some other screwed up interpretation of the request. Hell with her computer crashing, its irrelevant.

about 5 months ago
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Cisco Pushing 'Cloud Connect' Router Firmware, Allows Web History Tracking

DirkDaring Re:Carriers? (351 comments)

Ding ding ding this man gets it!

more than 2 years ago
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Oil Exploration Ramps Up In US Arctic

DirkDaring A decade to production? (182 comments)

"...and could mark the start of the first offshore commercial drilling in the American north, although it would take another decade to establish production wells."

Thats the real problem right there. In 10 years it might not even be needed with how fast technology advances.

more than 2 years ago
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Immigrants Crucial To Innovation

DirkDaring Re:still... (463 comments)

My 7yr old knows that. How is it you don't?

more than 2 years ago
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How the Militarization of the Internet is Changing Warfare

DirkDaring Step 1. Hack North Korea (204 comments)

Step 2. Fire missiles.
Step 3. ?
Step 4. Profit!

Oh wait, Step 1 should buy 'Buy stock in defense contractors'.

more than 2 years ago
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How the Militarization of the Internet is Changing Warfare

DirkDaring Re:Big difference between 'cyberwar' and real war (204 comments)

Wouldn't need much of a change to kill people. Make a reactor go critical or spin the centrifuges so fast they explode.

What would happen if a rogue state hacked North Korea and somehow made a barrage of missiles fly at South Korea?

more than 2 years ago
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How the Militarization of the Internet is Changing Warfare

DirkDaring Re:There's no WAR here (204 comments)

So if the virus made the centrifuges explode and people died would you change your mind?

more than 2 years ago
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Are We Failing To Prepare Children For Leadership In the US?

DirkDaring Because we have no leadership in the US (754 comments)

No leadership in companies. No leadership in the armed forces. No leadership in the Governm.... err never mind.

What an idiot this woman is.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do Before College?

DirkDaring Duplicate existing work. Intern for 'free'*. (335 comments)

Pick a project. Look at a website, find something cool. Now duplicate it in your own work. Try and make it better. You will gain a ton of knowledge, and you can show your code to the next employer.

If your parents did their finances well they will be paying you to internship for free somewhere. If not... take a job selling coffee / delivering pizzas in the evenings.

And you need to be spending 1 hour a day, every single day weekends included, filling out grant applications.

Just my $.02 and what my kids will be doing once they graduate high school.

more than 2 years ago
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Patch Makes Certain Skin Cancers Disappear

DirkDaring Article rewritten in Reality language: (90 comments)

"The trial is admittedly very small, and larger studies still need to be performed before the patent is bought by a major pharmaceutical company and shelved for 30 years."

more than 2 years ago
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Bloomberg, WSJ: Student Aid Increases Tuition

DirkDaring Tuition is tried to loans AND applicants (433 comments)

If you ran an institution where:

1. You have more qualified applicants than availability
2. Nearly all have access to paying tuition with loans

Now you, being the bean counter - what would you do? Duh, you continually increase rates until #1 drops to a level you are uncomfortable with.

more than 2 years ago
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US Judge Rules Defendant Can Be Forced To Decrypt Hard Drive

DirkDaring Re:Hidden Volumes... (1047 comments)

How do they know there is a hidden partition? Why tell them?

about 2 years ago
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Why America Doesn't Need More Tech Giants Like Apple

DirkDaring What Obama really needs to fix: (631 comments)

“Furniture went overseas, and now there’s no future in that.”

Quote from the article. A man far smarter than I once said something along the lines of 'That sound you hear is the giant sucking sound of jobs going out of the country'. And here we are, years later. Sad its not getting any better.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recovering Data From 20-Year-Old Diskettes?

DirkDaring Re:Same problem, different format... (375 comments)

Cheap way to do it: I bought a Capit MyGica USB Video Capture device. $40. Plug it in, hit play, hit record and let it go.

More expensive way, you can buy a combo deck that burns it straight to DVD for you. $150

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-DVR620-DVD-Recorder-Black/dp/B001T6K7G6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316539612&sr=8-1

If you're looking at a service to do it, I'd guess $50-75 or so per VHS if you could even find one.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Developer Made the Most Changes To Linux 3.0 Code

DirkDaring Thats pretty slick of him (348 comments)

He's like a well oiled machine.

more than 3 years ago

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RNA-Loaded Nanoparticles Fight Cancer

DirkDaring DirkDaring writes  |  more than 4 years ago

DirkDaring (91233) writes "It's been promised for years, that nanoparticles offer a treatment to many forms of cancer. Today, an important first step has been announced that in a first human trial particles successfully reach cancer cells and silence the target gene."
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