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Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

Faux_Pseudo Thought crime (415 comments)

Today they are in "Think of the children" mode. Tomorrow mission creep will kick in and it will be "Everyone is guilty of something."

about 2 months ago

Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

Faux_Pseudo Legacy issues (228 comments)

We have about 80 years worth of recipes based on the current oven standards.
All of them would need revisions and people who don't cook that often wouldn't be aware of why their recipe failed if they used a new style oven.
Convection is great for crispy skin, not so great for custards.

about 3 months ago

Scientist Quits Effort To Live-Blog Stem Cell Generation

Faux_Pseudo Give the man a medal (17 comments)

People (science deniers) are always talking about how scientists are only interested in their grants and saying what the popular opinion is to get more grants. The truth is that you can't make a name for yourself in science (and thus get money) by supporting the popular opinion. You only win a Nobel Prize by challenging the status quo and messing up everyone's preconceived notions.

This guy is a hero despite not being able to do what he wanted because he looked at the data and said "Wait, what? This is BS."
"This is BS." is how you get things done in science.

about 5 months ago

Meet the 23-Ton X-Wing, the World's Largest Lego Model

Faux_Pseudo Pictures (121 comments)

Is there a source of pictures of it that actually show some detail and aren't messed up by a filter?

about a year ago

Panda Blood May Hold Potent Assailant Against Superbugs

Faux_Pseudo correct word (149 comments)

I believe that should be cathelicidin-AM. I also believe we have found another excuse to hasten the extinction of the panda.

about a year and a half ago

Slashdot Mobile: Now For Tablets As Well As Phones

Faux_Pseudo rss (123 comments)

I browse topics through Google reader on my phone and on my pc. Is there a way for the site to detect the browser and launch the right version? I dint want to have to have two feeds for the same site.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Add Forums To a Website?

Faux_Pseudo Re:newsgroups (259 comments)

Killfile. The ability to use regex to score anything in any direction. The sweet sweet Killfile.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Way To Add Forums To a Website?

Faux_Pseudo newsgroups (259 comments)

Every time I see a forum all I find is web interfaces that are trying to imitate newsgroups. But they do it so poorly. I would give anything to have half the functionality of newsgroups in a forum. I totally understand that a web interface for nntp would cause its own problems but I have to wonder if a web interface on a nntp backend might be easier to develop than these forums that are trying to replace it's functionality.

I have wanted Slashdot to offer up a NNTP server for more than 12 years. If they did I would gladly pay them a monthly fee.

about 2 years ago

Sprint Now Offering Vanity Phone Numbers Aliases With **Me Service

Faux_Pseudo Re:Star Star Me? (85 comments)

## is used on a lot of phones (especially Motorolas) for manual programing so it would cause conflicts.

about 2 years ago

Sprint Now Offering Vanity Phone Numbers Aliases With **Me Service

Faux_Pseudo Re:Innovation? (85 comments)

They can just call it Tee-niss for telephone. I know I am killing your joke. Sorry.

about 2 years ago

SceneTap Patents Using Cameras To Determine Bar Goers' Weight, Height, Gender

Faux_Pseudo gender? (76 comments)

That is one advanced system if it can detect gender. I would have been happy if it could just identify the sex of each person. Gender identity is complicated stuff for humans. ~

about 2 years ago

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger 'Not In the Public Interest'

Faux_Pseudo Re:Verizon and Alltel was OK (190 comments)

Alltel wasn't "regional". Rural would be more accurate. Can't really call something that was licensed in states from OR to CT "regional". While they only had 800,000 customers they also were the number one CDMA roaming partner for the carriers. I don't know for sure but I think they may have made more off their roaming agreements than their customer base. That was a major reason that VZW bought them.

Sprint buying T-Mobile would earn Sprint the title as dumbest company ever. Their networks aren't compatible. It would be Sprint Nextel all over again.

more than 2 years ago

Nike to Unveil Self Lacing Shoes?

Faux_Pseudo Re:Hill Valley 2015 Scorecard (281 comments)

you forgot bundles of compacted compact disks littering the alleyways. = close enough

about 3 years ago

Publicly Shaming Laptop Thieves Catches Bystanders in the Crossfire

Faux_Pseudo Evidence (372 comments)

The pictures had to be shared with the cops. Doing otherwise would have been destroying or withholding evidence.
Don't you see, the cops /had/ to look at those pictures. If they didn't we would accuse them of being incompetent.

about 3 years ago

Facebook Says That Google+ Has No Users

Faux_Pseudo HHGTTG (360 comments)

he is correct. The Hitchhikers Guide shows us there is no mone, no people, no sex and therfore no users.

more than 3 years ago

Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Bill

Faux_Pseudo Re:Reactions from other Android Manufacturers (578 comments)

For a second I thought I was watching Jon Stewart do another montage of politicians doing the "stay on message, offer the same sound bite they gave us in our talking points memo" shtick. Then I remembered these were future competitors of Google.

more than 3 years ago

United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

Faux_Pseudo Re:Will any investors care? (1239 comments)

A lot do look up the ratings. Institutional investors (aka the 401k investors spending billions on your and my behalf) are required by law to only buy AAA rated investments. So now there will be a lot of them scrambling to find another investment to put their billions into so that they don't go to jail.

more than 3 years ago

Get Your Own Action Figure (In Japan)

Faux_Pseudo shop (74 comments)

Some of those look really good, like uncanny valley good. But when you get to the last few and especially the second to last one a few look shopped, not printed.

Now I would love to see this kind of tech become so cheap that it was available at any mall. Most of the 3d printers I see don't offer that kind of fine grain resolution. I would love to be able to build something that detailed on my computer and then go have it printed out without having to spend 10s of thousands of yen.

more than 3 years ago

LulzSec Posts First Secret Document Dump

Faux_Pseudo Re:AZ isn't anti-immigrant (835 comments)

There was a case where a guy was imprisoned in...either Arizona or New Mexico. For months. He was forced to work for $1/day to earn the money to purchase a copy of his birth certificate from the federal government to prove he was a legal citizen.[citation needed]

Last time I checked the Federal Government had no ability to sell you a copy of your birth certificate. That is a state issue.

more than 3 years ago


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