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Satellite Swarm Spots North Pole Drift

FurtiveGlancer Re:3 is a "swarm"? (80 comments)

My initial thought as well. Upon further research, the Danish noun sværm (transliterated to the proper name Swarm for the three-satellite program) may be translated as swarm, flight or cloud. I can see referring to three satellites as a flight.

about 3 months ago

PayPal Denies Teen Reward For Finding Bug

FurtiveGlancer Re:Where's the story? (318 comments)

Mod parent up.

Facts speak louder than vociferous opinions.

about a year ago

Zoomable World Videos of Satellite Imagery For the Last 29 Years

FurtiveGlancer Not Real-Time? (42 comments)

But this is geologic real-time!

about a year ago

Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

FurtiveGlancer Re:The "flight" one is weird (288 comments)

Only if your speed or the atmospheric density varied enough to cause subsequent transitions would you cause multiple booms. Mach varies with atmospheric density, often expressed analogously in terms of altitude. Your aircraft and passengers would not enjoy the ride if that were the case.

about a year ago

PlanetIQ's Plan: Swap US Weather Sats For Private Ones

FurtiveGlancer Sanity Check (128 comments)

Who here honestly believes that a US government required weather satellite carries only a weather payload? Try reading a spy novel now and then, my fellow nerds.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Donate Older Computers to Charity?

FurtiveGlancer A Use for Everything (260 comments)

Look for non-profit schools in your area and offer these systems for teaching keyboarding and intro to programming. These functions don't require much horse power or graphics and free (as in Beer) software and courseware is readily available.

Ask your local clubs (e.g, Lions, Rotary, Exchange, Optimists) whether they have a need for free office automation.

about a year and a half ago

Ban On Loud TV Commercials Takes Effect Today

FurtiveGlancer And Internet Streaming? (383 comments)

Does the law encompass Hulu and other internet streaming services? Loud and repetitious ads are worse than merely repetitious ads.

about 2 years ago

NASA Engineers Building Mockup of Deep Space Station

FurtiveGlancer Must be a Civilian Crew (64 comments)

Note the absence of a golf course or driving range.

about 2 years ago

FAA Permits American Airlines To Use iPads In Cockpit "In All Phases of Flight"

FurtiveGlancer I Wonder... (372 comments)

Do they have to be in "Airplane" mode?

Seriously, I haven't been able to find (in a lunch at my desk search) any clear direction on the mode of operation required. Anyone know?

about 2 years ago

I most recently switched ISPs ...

FurtiveGlancer Whaddaya Mean? (250 comments)

I AM my ISP!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

FurtiveGlancer Re:Antigravity (683 comments)

Weight does not equal mass but mass is vitally involved in determining weight.

Only when a gravitational field is measurably present. Gravity is the primary determinant of weight, vice mass. Mass is only a secondary or tertiary determinant of weight.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

FurtiveGlancer Inevitable (683 comments)

Sudden, otherwise inexplicable increase in popularity of "Higgs" as a baby name.

God help us!

more than 2 years ago

San Diego's Fireworks Show Over In 15 Seconds

FurtiveGlancer Oh, That was the GROUND wire! (241 comments)

Voltage exerted on a ground wire can do silly things to pyrotechnics.

more than 2 years ago

If the Higgs Boson Is Found I'll.....

FurtiveGlancer Re:Higgs Bosun? (253 comments)

I'm not climbing onboard until they find the Boson's Mate!

more than 2 years ago

Iran Claims New Cyber Attack On Its Nuclear Plants, Blames US and Allies

FurtiveGlancer Re:Admits? (289 comments)

The verity and verifiability of the accusations is immaterial; the "I want to believe" factor is just too good to pass up!

more than 2 years ago

My primary work is ...

FurtiveGlancer Cooler Than Most (223 comments)

But you'll just have to trust me on that. Hence the "furtive."

more than 2 years ago

Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

FurtiveGlancer Re:Unnamed Sources? (415 comments)

The NYTimes is a reliable source, with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy.

Absolutely. A terrible reputation is still a reputation.

more than 2 years ago

Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

FurtiveGlancer Re:Why would anyone ..... (415 comments)

Have you been sleeping during the past coverage of Stuxnet, and the analysis by researchers? Stuxnet was introduced using infected USB sticks. (emphasis added)

See, we have learned something valuable from the Chinese!

more than 2 years ago



MS Expands Silverlight with Ruby-on-Rails Plug-in

FurtiveGlancer FurtiveGlancer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FurtiveGlancer (1274746) writes "Infoworld reports:

Microsoft plans to demonstrate integration Friday between its new Silveright browser plug-in technology for rich Internet applications and the Ruby on Rails Web framework. The integration will be done via a plug-in, according to a Microsoft representative.
At RailsConf 2008, Microsoft officials will also demonstrate IronRuby, a version of the Ruby programming language for Microsoft's .Net platform, running a Ruby on Rails application.
Look out Flash."

Link to Original Source



Limited Background Info

FurtiveGlancer FurtiveGlancer writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Two statements below are mostly false, the remainder are mostly true:

1. I administered an ARPAnet node.

2. I served in the military.

3. I teach HS math.

4. I was an IBM 029 keypunch operator.

5. I surfed the Sebastian Inlet.

6. I'm married with children, only much better at it than Al Bundy.

7. I believe that college is expensive, but worth it.

Guess away. "I will neither confirm nor deny the presence of the nuclear missiles on my ship."

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