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Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

Handover Phist Re:Data will be anonymous? (125 comments)

Two very rich guys have concerns about their bodies, and access to information about everyone elses. They get to judge what is improper or not.

about 2 months ago

$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

Handover Phist Re:People are great at ignoring labour (288 comments)

There are plenty of talented people willing to put time into labour and support. There are a ton of people working for free in their spare time outside of their full time time jobs doing stuff that counts. Designers design when their not at work. Carpenters shape wood into what they or someone else wants when they're on free time. There is a market outside of money where talented folks just help each other out. They do it for fun or for a favor returned. It's a part of "all that jazz".

about 5 months ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Handover Phist Re:informal poll (641 comments)

Wait, that's not quite right. The family likes to watch their flickershows so I installed an EXT3 driver for Windows and set up the XBox as a Windows Media Center extender to stream stuff to the TV. We gave up on cable TV a bit over a decade ago. From what I've seen at work on lunch breaks, that was the decision to go with.

about 5 months ago

Linus Torvalds Suspends Key Linux Developer

Handover Phist Re:informal poll (641 comments)

Slackware. Dual boot with Win 7 for War Thunder. If War Thunder ran easily on Slack I'd chuck the old 80 Gig drive.

about 5 months ago

The Mystery of the 'Only Camera To Come Back From the Moon'

Handover Phist Re:Cameras left behind ... (54 comments)

Nothing is more unusual than what you'd find on /b/.

about 6 months ago

Previously-Unseen Photos of Challenger Disaster Appear Online

Handover Phist Re:Out of curiosity (207 comments)

Point taken.

about 8 months ago

Previously-Unseen Photos of Challenger Disaster Appear Online

Handover Phist Out of curiosity (207 comments)

After reading a few of the comments, does anyone here know if there is a post launch abort procedure in the case of a system failure or ice strike or while the shuttle is still attached to external rockets?

about 8 months ago

Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

Handover Phist Re:Leather belt/jacket/shoes (360 comments)

It really depends on how tasty and easily kept they are. Gorillas are less numerous that cows for herding reasons.

more than 2 years ago

Time's Person of the Year Is "The Protester"

Handover Phist The 99% has incorporated. (543 comments)

Does anyone else see the irony? It's delicious! Someone spin up "Age Of Aquarius" on the turntable!

more than 2 years ago

Schools Buy .xxx Domains In Trademark Panic

Handover Phist Re:All subjects welcome. (231 comments)

And I would take this course where now?

more than 2 years ago

Mass Piracy Lawsuits Come To Australia

Handover Phist Re:IT IS NOT SO GOOD (183 comments)

Someone tar and feather the parent, like an IP lawyer.

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

Handover Phist Thanks man... (1521 comments)

Dont worry about finding a job, I once got an interview just by saying I enjoyed moderating on Slashdot (really? How's your IPTables?). It was that quick and natural. Thanks for all your work, I've had a lot of fun!

about 3 years ago

Apple Store Employee Attempts To Form Union

Handover Phist Re:Wow. (1008 comments)

Thank you! As a man who has taken work in a warehouse picking and packing food I appreciate that someone knows that we actually are proud of what we do. I can run servers, have owned my own business (Internet cafes are so the thing of the past) and have worked in a management position. REAL work, however, happens at the bottom. I'm in better shape than I have been since I was 23 years old, and management has me working on a morale boosting program to keep the workers as happy as possible while still getting the work done. This is a company I can work for, and respect. Hell, I'm bottom rung and they address me a Mr. {LastName}.

Wow. Good company. I'm betting Apple is close to if not in that same category. Are there any Apple guys out there that can give us insight into what it's _really_ like to work there, or would you get sued?

more than 3 years ago

How Your Username May Betray You

Handover Phist Re:That's just what I want them to think (308 comments)

I've been using the same username for well over a decade now. I've also, in that time realized that common sense is surprisingly uncommon. I use noscript and adblock plus and erase cookies when I close my browser. I also have to do a bunch of upkeep on my spam filter. The folks who dont have the "common sense" to use these things are my bread and butter.

Some of them also make a big whackload more on their pay than I do.

more than 3 years ago

1948 Mayor To MIT: Use Flamethrowers To Melt Snow?

Handover Phist Re:The Russians are already doing this (203 comments)

"The extreme cold there puts ice on the runways, and that of course has to be got rid off for airplanes to take off. That’s where things get badass; they use Klimov VK-1 jet engines from Mig-15 planes, or engines from Mig-17s to thaw the ice. You know, it gets pretty impressive when an engine from a fighter jet gets to work as a snow blower."

Dude, I'd work that job.

Don't they have rock salt where you guys come from? Forgive me, I'm Canadian, but shovel the driveways, use salt on the walkways, and hire guys with trucks and CATs to push the snow outta the way.

`Course, taxes might pop up a notch to pay for those guys to work.

more than 3 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg Makes Surprise SNL Cameo

Handover Phist Re:KDE3 performance??? (96 comments)

What you think it means. The OP appears to believe that the KDE desktop systems appearance in the movie deserved some sort of kudos. There is a link up there that will tell you all sorts of stuff about it. Just click the bit that reads "KDE 3's performance".

OK. Coffee. Now.

more than 3 years ago

NY Times Considers Creating a WikiLeaks Type Site

Handover Phist Re:What this really is (114 comments)

I think that's an insult to journalistic values! Why kowtow to the govt to get their money when much more is there to be had through blackmail?

more than 3 years ago

Why Anonymous Can't Take Down

Handover Phist Re:FFS (392 comments)

Must be. I get e-mails daily all about adding inches to my column.

more than 3 years ago



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