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More Details About Mars Mystery Rock

Frontier Owner damn. (180 comments)

some poor martian is trying to figure out how to snatch his breakfast without the camera seeing him...

about 8 months ago
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US Now Produces More Oil and Gas Than Russia and Saudi Arabia

Frontier Owner Re:Geopolitics (416 comments)

Of course we will.

oil is a commodity sold on the open market. If Saudi production goes down that is less on the market. and prices go up. Just because we are producing it, doesn't mean we don't pay for it.

about a year ago
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Apple Maps Flaw Sends Drivers Across Airport Runway

Frontier Owner Re:Credulousness (311 comments)

Im not sure about the Fairbanks airport, but IAH, you can't see the runway from outside the terminal and I'm sure if you get too close to the 10 ft. chain link fence with privacy barriers topped with barbed wire, you will be detained until you're severely questioned and probed thoroughly.

about a year ago
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In UK, Google Glass To Be Banned While Driving

Frontier Owner kinda makes sense tho (214 comments)

since the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road, and the lens is by the right eye, it might cause a block to peripheral.

about a year ago
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Watch the Crab Nebula Expand Over a 13 Year Period

Frontier Owner Re:Craaaaab people! (65 comments)

I for one welcome Zoidburg...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?

Frontier Owner Math is a language (385 comments)

Math is a language of its own. putting the equation in an article is fine as long as its something that would be understood. We use words from other languages all the time in English,

about a year ago
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"Slingatron" To Hurl Payloads Into Orbit

Frontier Owner Name needs work (438 comments)

This name really needs a number after it..

The slingatron 5000 sounds better.

about a year ago
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Blackberry 10 Sends Full Email Account Credentials To RIM

Frontier Owner Re:What person thinks this is OK? (191 comments)

Tell us how you really feel...

I don't agree with BB, until recently it was the corporate smart phone, until they realized they could save $100/phone/month by using anything EXCEPT BB.

about a year ago
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Samsung Ups Ante In Smartphone Size Wars: 6.3 Inches

Frontier Owner next year (221 comments)

We return to the '80 when every one walked around with giant boom boxes on their shoulder. The difference is we will now be carrying cell phones.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

Frontier Owner Doesn't bother me, but (532 comments)

I run my monitors a bit brighter to cut that problem. The only time I've noticed flicker is running at minimal brightness.

about a year ago
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UK Police Now Double As CCTV Cameras

Frontier Owner Re:Oops - wire must have come loose. (161 comments)

one cop with one camera this may be true.

20 cops with 20 cameras, then you've got an argument against the department if 20 cameras fail.

You should atleast get audio from others along with video from other cops involved in beating your ass.

about a year ago
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How Did You Learn How To Program?

Frontier Owner Electronics class (623 comments)

Z80 processor, machine code for a few weeks. Nothing complex, just adding numbers and displaying them on a 8 segment display.

couple years later took a Pascal class then a C++ class.

outside of those it was necessity. I'm doing the same calculation repeatedly, I'll pull together a bit of code to automate the routine.

lately, my programming has been on PLCs

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Work On Projects While Traveling?

Frontier Owner Experience (273 comments)

I have been all over the world for work. go here, fix that, why aren't you working on your day job? kind of travel.

have fun with that. by the time you've seen the sights all day, drank at the pub all night, and found a quiet place to sleep it off, you'll be doing it again.

my biggest problem was finding a balance. 8 to 10 hours onsite, then go back to the hotel for a drink to answer emails for a couple hours, make phone calls, eat, then home gets to work so they are emailing and needing this or that. you end up with another 9 hours with them trying to do your day job.

now sleep.

about a year ago
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French Police End Missing Persons Searches, Suggest Using Facebook

Frontier Owner Re:HELP!!! (95 comments)

I thought we used /. so we didn't have to read the article. someone posts a story, a brief exert and we move on.

about a year ago
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House Bill Would Mandate Smart Gun Tech By U.S. Manufacturers

Frontier Owner biggest problem I see (750 comments)

As long as the zombies don't figure out how to mass zap the firearms before their up rising, we'll be fine.

What safe guards are there to prevent MY firearm from being "mistakenly" deactivated?

Who would have access to deactivate my firearm?

Would the system be EMP rugged?

Typical legislation, lets require it then figure out the details, cost, and implementation later.

about a year ago
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Plug Into a Plant: a New Approach To Clean Energy Harvesting

Frontier Owner you guys (80 comments)

Stop confusing peoples feel good stories with facts...

about a year ago
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New 'Academic Redshirt' For Engineering Undergrads at UW

Frontier Owner Re:misuse of the term redshirt (147 comments)

Sounds pretty accurate to me...

"low income"/"under privlaged"/"didn't bother to pay attention in HS" student pays for a years worth of classes that dont go on their record so they can be up to the level they should be to enter college.

colleges yet again, lowering their standards.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Teach IT To Senior Management?

Frontier Owner management (159 comments)

I've gone thru a few managers in the engineering field.

the worst ones are the managers that get too bogged down in the details and don't trust their subject matter experts. The best know to let the people they hired do what they were hired to do and provide an opportunity to expand what they do best.

Managers need to know just enough on a subject to know when they are being bullshitted. Other than that, all a manager is good for is signing vacation requests and approving expenses.

As far as training managers, put together a presentation of what you're doing, why your doing it, two or three options for other ways to do it. the benefits to each option, and have a meeting on it. Smaller companies seem to be a bit tighter on money for somethings, other times not so bad. as long as there is a benefit. Everyone runs an ERP of some sorts whether its SAP, or Excel. They have to have a way of planning and tracking what is being done.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

Frontier Owner Read is such a loose term (363 comments)

I read Mechanical Engineering magazine from ASME. By read I mean I flip thru it, read the headlines and maybe the first few lines of text. if it hasn't gotten my attention by then, I move on then toss it. I get a couple other engineering magazines that I read one regular section out of and toss it.

about a year and a half ago

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