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Ask Slashdot: Becoming a Network Administrator?

Eg0Death Adtran (480 comments)

Look at Adtran switches. HP's Procurve support has gotten flaky.

more than 3 years ago

The Matrix For Businesses

Eg0Death Get 1337 hax now! (88 comments)

Become number 1 on ur server! go to EmpireAndStateHax.dum for free hax! Outscore your boss, become the new manager!

more than 4 years ago

Japan Plans $21B Space Power Plant

Eg0Death Only 1 gigawatt? (550 comments)

We need 1.21 gigawatts to power the flux capacitor.

about 5 years ago

Dell Selling Dual-Boot Laptops

Eg0Death Re:Will it fly? (289 comments)

If you have access to Dell's Premiere site (for businesses) you can order a Precision M6400 laptop with a 64 bit OS and 16 GB of RAM. This turns into an $8,000 laptop, but who's counting $s anyway?

more than 5 years ago

Financial Crisis Soundtrack

Eg0Death Hooray for the pr0n industry! (31 comments)

I thought the music for pr0n should have been more of the "bow chicka wow mow" variety. Maybe a few grunts and screams and an "Oh baby!" for good measure.

more than 5 years ago

How Many Hours Of Work Do You Do Per Workday?

Eg0Death boredom (354 comments)

I'm the helpdesk technician. I'm at my place of employment from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm with a 1 hour lunch. My average workload consumes 60 minutes of my day. I'd like to think that I'm bored now because I've fixed everthing.

I also have a new boss who doesn't give me any projects. As bored as I am, I'm glad to have a job, and hope it lasts. Most local companies have hiring freezes and/or layoffs.

more than 5 years ago

How do you get to work?

Eg0Death Missing Option: Truck (887 comments)

13 miles over crappy Indiana roads. Anyone who claims a truck is a car does not own a truck.

more than 5 years ago

6-Year-Old Says Grand Theft Auto Taught Him To Drive

Eg0Death Re:Prosecute the parents (504 comments)

In 2007 there where:

301,621,157 people in the US
11,251,828 Total CRIMES
1,408,337 Violent (seperate from murders)
16,929 Murders (not included in violent)
855,856 Aggrivated Assault - a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)
2,176,140 Burglaries - Lowest since 1991

This gives a .47%violent crime rate in America ((1,408,337+16,929)/301,621,157)


In 2005 there were:
419,640 - Non fatal Gun crimes
8,478 - Handgun deaths
2,868 - other gun deaths
2,147 - Knife deaths
671 - Blunt object deaths
2,528 - Other object deaths


UK Crimes

In 2007 there were:
60,975,000 - Total Population (estimate)
1,045,369 Violence crimes
621,958 Burglaries
3,810,971 Total Crimes

This gives a 1.7% violent crime rate (1,045,369/60,975,000)

So the UK has a crime rate roughly 3.61 times worse than the US in violent crime rates.

Does fear of being shot deter criminals in the U.S.? Are citizens of the U.K. better at reporting crimes?

Shamelessly copied from

more than 5 years ago

Tooth Regeneration Coming Soon

Eg0Death Re:Well, now that just SUCKS. (289 comments)

I had 6 wisdom teeth. My dentist stongly suggested I have them removed as there would not be enough space in my face for them. I felt obliged to comply.

more than 5 years ago

In the next 12 months, the Middle East will be ...

Eg0Death Re:I wish (1067 comments)

While Jew can reference both ethnicity and religious group, you can also be a Jew by ethnicity but not religous group or a Jew by religious group who is of an entirely different ethnicity.

more than 5 years ago

My top-level book organization is based on ...

Eg0Death Re:If you have a toddler... (423 comments)

My home has 3 toddlers in it most days. The old books (published before 1900) are on the top shelf out of reach. The rest are stuffed back on the shelf in random order because they've been repeatedly removed by said toddlers. As a result, I've pretty much stopped buying paper books for me. My son (5 years old) has a about 100 books. Curious George and books regarding outer space are his favorites.

more than 5 years ago

Energy-Generating Floors To Power Subway Displays In Tokyo

Eg0Death Re:Interesting (98 comments)

Although I have no real data to back it up, I sincerely doubt that presence of these tiles would result in a significant increase in fuel consumption. See the reply to hansamurai above.

more than 5 years ago

Energy-Generating Floors To Power Subway Displays In Tokyo

Eg0Death Re:Interesting (98 comments)

The forklifts are driving hither and yon and burning fuel regardless of the presence of these tiles. Having the tiles in high traffic locations would generate some electricity.

The limited amount of information I've read regarding these tiles has not mentioned the distance they must travel for electricity to be generated. However, since they have to operate without impeding foot traffic, I suspect the distance is minimal. Certainly no more than an inch. If the tile was 1 inch above the level of the floor when uncompressed and dropped to that level when compressed, I suspect that something weighing 10,000 - 12,000 lbs with 20+ inch tires would have enough momentum to depress the tile with a very minimal increase in fuel consumption. Taking into consideration the miserable condition of the floors in the plant and the surrounding exterior locations of forklift travel, 1 inch is of little significance.

more than 5 years ago

Energy-Generating Floors To Power Subway Displays In Tokyo

Eg0Death Interesting (98 comments)

There are forklifts driving back and forth on the production floor here at my place of work. If those 10,000 lb forklifts carrying 2,000 lb loads were driving over piezoelectric energy generating floors, how much energy could be harnessed? Certainly not enough to offset the cost in the short term, which is the only term my employer seems to comprehend.

more than 5 years ago

Ultracapacitor LED Flashlight Charges In 90 Seconds

Eg0Death Re:Great for fire service... (131 comments)

5.11 targets most of their products for law enforcement and other para-military usage. I receive email and catalogs from them frequently. Since I'm no longer in a law enforcement/para-military line of work, I can't justify buying all the nifty stuff they offer.

more than 5 years ago

Indiana Bans Driver's License Smiles, For Security

Eg0Death Re:Indiana bans smiling, for security (459 comments)

I have been a resident of the state of Indiana for 9 years. That alone hampers my ability to smile.

more than 5 years ago

Windows Drops Below 90% Market Share

Eg0Death Re:Pulling stats out of thin air (595 comments)

antonym- a word opposite in meaning to another.
False is the opposite of fact.

more than 5 years ago

Windows Drops Below 90% Market Share

Eg0Death Re:Pulling stats out of thin air (595 comments)

Main Entry: fact Part of Speech: noun Definition: verifiable truth; reality Synonyms: actuality, appearance, authenticity, basis, bottom line*, brass tacks*, case, certainty, certitude, concrete happening, dope*, evidence, experience, genuineness, gospel, gospel truth*, how it is, intelligence, law, like it is, matter*, naked truth*, palpability, permanence, scene, scripture, solidity, stability, substantiality, verity, what's what Antonyms: fabrication, lie Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2008 by the Philip Lief Group.

more than 5 years ago

Monty Python Banks On the Long Tail Via YouTube

Eg0Death Well, I didn't expect this. (222 comments)

Nooooobody expects the Monty Python clips on Youtube! Our chief weapons are . . .

more than 4 years ago


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