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QuakeNet: Government-Sponsored Attacks On IRC Networks

DustinB Re:Beta a Bust (197 comments)

They should permanently keep it at beta.slashdot.org. It's trash.

about 7 months ago
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Animal Drug Investigation Reveals Pet Medication Often Doesn't Work

DustinB Re:Americans don't know how to care for animals (279 comments)

I think unfortunately most Americans are asied on bits and lumps of dried meat and canned foods. I'm American and our culture here is very much to toss in our mouths anything tasty. There is absolutely zero awareness that our bodies are both physically and chemically comprised of the nutrients we ingest. I try to inform others about this and am often looked upon as a health nut for just encouraging ingestion of real food. Nothing extreme, just actual food. We are raised on foods that solely come from packages, whether plastic or metal so the idea of real food perplexes many.

about 7 months ago
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A Year With Google Glass

DustinB Re: In the moment!? (292 comments)

There is a Black Mirror (tv show) episode which portrays this scenario. It's a frightening idea.

about 8 months ago
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Europe Needs Genetically Engineered Crops, Scientists Say

DustinB Re:Eh, what? (586 comments)

Very true. Production is not the bottleneck; it's distribution which often times is hindered due to political reasons. We are not at peak production either.

about a year ago
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Europe Needs Genetically Engineered Crops, Scientists Say

DustinB Re:There's plenty of food. (586 comments)

This is absolutely correct. I wish I had mod points.

about a year ago
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NASA Considers Putting an Asteroid Into Orbit Around the Moon

DustinB Re:Use film to inspire scientific dreaming (171 comments)

I agree with everything you said... education is key. Growing up in a small football town with terrible education my parents were early internet adopters and gave me full access to it. It utterly opened my eyes to a bigger more amazing world beyond small-town football and religion. I hope to see amazing changes with information access and specifically web-based schooling to provide quality education independent of geography, local funding, etc.

about a year and a half ago
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NASA Considers Putting an Asteroid Into Orbit Around the Moon

DustinB Use film to inspire scientific dreaming (171 comments)

It would be spectacular if movies were made based upon potential Nasa missions and the awesome adventures that would entail. Perhaps that would get through to the masses. Unfortunately these thins are so mind-boggling to our uneducated masses that they don't see the amazing technical feat and engineering this requires, nor the art and wonder of it all. It's beyond their culture of lulz, shopping, and life stress. We love our movies though and they can still help us remember how to dream. I'd love to see a resurgence of sci-fi with an aim at inspiring us to push forward.

about a year and a half ago
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Richard Stallman: 'Apple Has Tightest Digital Handcuffs In History'

DustinB Re:Thank you (515 comments)

Where has all the old crowd gone? Or have they converted as well?

about a year and a half ago
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Young Employees Pose Increasing Risk to Networks

DustinB Re:Heh (710 comments)

Wow. You seem pretty upset about the parent's post. All he did was post his observations about the actions of his co-workers. Are you one of the older people he was mentioning?

more than 6 years ago

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