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UBS: Our Risk Systems Did Detect $2bn Rogue Trader

Haxx Pearl Harbor (151 comments)

There must be something wrong with this new radar thing sir, the screen is full of blips over the Pacific.

more than 2 years ago

Social Media Bubble Pops Before It Fully Inflates

Haxx People I already know (200 comments)

  One of the problems with Facebook is that most of your friends are people you already know and in many cases, people you haven't seen in years. There is a huge void which is trying to meet new people.

  The other problem is the youth. I was a teen in the late '80s and if my parents knew what I was really doing when I was 15-18 they would have thrown me out of the house. Teens today want no part of a social network of parents, aunts, uncles and good grief, Grandparents!?

more than 2 years ago

What Is the Most Influential Programming Book?

Haxx Mapping the C64 (624 comments)

This was the one.

about 3 years ago

Why the New Guy Can't Code

Haxx Apprentice? (948 comments)

Apprenticeship is dead. How dare someone with a degree and a few certs look for a job.

more than 3 years ago

Peugeot EX1 Sets Electric Car Lap Record At Nuerburgring

Haxx Not for rent (241 comments)

  In many rental situations, if you rent an apartment , electric cars aren't an option.

more than 3 years ago

World's Fastest Hybrid OK'd For Production

Haxx Need $ to save $ (208 comments)

  Did anyone else notice that in order to save gas money with this car, you need to be rich to buy it.

more than 4 years ago

The Amiga Turns 25

Haxx Guru meditation (289 comments)

  Alright, who remembers the story behind the guru meditation error.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook User Satisfaction Is 'Abysmal'

Haxx Human nature strikes again (289 comments)

  Facebook allows you to communicate with almost anyone you have ever known, for free. Yeah screw them, they suck. This article is all over the web and it is worthless and meaningless.

more than 4 years ago

Lord British's Lost Lunar Rover Found, After 37 Years

Haxx Ultima 4 (193 comments)

  Did anyone ever figure out if cheating the blind herb salesman caused you to loose the game in the end?

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Broke Into Brazil Power Grid Operator's Website Last Thursday

Haxx closed systems (85 comments)

  One would think critical power networks would be close systems.

more than 4 years ago

Nothing To Fear But Fearlessness Itself?

Haxx No nationalism when profit is involved (660 comments)

I can try to make this point brief and direct.

  Fearlessness? callous children?

  The reason why the United States' version of a Capitalist Democracy is hurting is because when there is profit or savings involved nationalism goes out the window. Plain and simple. Apply it to every bottom line situation.

more than 4 years ago

Bacteria Could Survive In Martian Soil

Haxx Magnetic Field (90 comments)

    Mars is dead because it's magnetic field stopped after it's cores cooled. When a planet has no magnetic field, charged particles from the sun bombard the planet stripping the atmosphere. Mars' surface gets nasty amounts of radiation from the sun. If we could find a way to heat the cores again we could grow anything we wanted on the surface in 20 million years or so.

more than 4 years ago

What Happened To the Bay Bridge?

Haxx comedy (407 comments)

Slashdot is a great engineering community?

I thought this was the only Information Technology Comedy sight on the internet.

more than 4 years ago

Bad Driving May Have Genetic Basis

Haxx It's all genetic (449 comments)

  You could make an argument that all human behavior can be traced to genetics. In fact my father is typing this same reply at another forum over at AARP.COM. He can't spell either.

  year 2600 dictionary: Capitalism --- [kap-i-tl-iz-uhm] -noun. An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately owned by Walmart.

more than 4 years ago

Lost Northwest Pilots Were Trying Out New Software

Haxx They were probably sleeping (518 comments)

      The simplest explanation is usually the answer.

These 2 pilots failed to answer around 10 different air traffic controllers as they were flying through different ATC zones, over a time period of 77 minutes. Either they had the comm turned off, they were out of the cockpit or they were sleeping. Either way the real answer will probably get them fired so they will never admit to it. At first they said that they were arguing over NTSB policy which is a comical excuse, so they changed it to the laptop excuse. The laptop excuse might be plausible for a one pilot plane, but it is not believable for 2 pilots approaching a destination and flying right by it. My guess is that they were sleeping. Because the pilots are the only ones who know what occurred in the cockpit that day, they probably won't ever admit the truth.

more than 4 years ago

No Cheap Replacement For Hard Disks Before 2020

Haxx Futurama (346 comments)

    There has always been and will always be a 22% chance that 90% of the time, 45% of the people will only be correct 62% of the time when attempting to predict the future to 100% accuracy. Henceforth and seemingly only a partially untrue tautology.

more than 4 years ago

NASA Downgrades Asteroid-Earth Collision Risk

Haxx Two-and-a-half football fields ? (244 comments)

    Two-and-a-half football fields? Does this include the stands and the parking lots? They couldn't give it to us in meters?

more than 4 years ago

AOL Shuts Down CompuServe

Haxx Vic 20 (224 comments)

    My first computer was a Radio Shack/Tandy Color Computer II, around 1980-81.

    My Second computer was a Commodore Vic 20, wich I used to connect to compuserve with a 300 baud modem around 1981-82. The one thing I remember most is that Compuserve modelled thier chat rooms after the CB Radio Scene. When AOL came around the chat rooms were much easier to navigate then Compuserve and they never recovered. I didnt spend much time on Compuserve in the '80s because they charged by the hour and being a young teen, I didnt have the money. Trying to explain to my parents that I was using the phone to connect to other computers was a lost cause. After that, the C-64 BBS scene took off and life was never the same. Great Memories.

more than 5 years ago

Time Warner Confirms Split With AOL

Haxx Chat Giant (94 comments)

    Plenty can be said about the cons of AOL such as the software being classified as a virus. There was a time period from 1996-2003 when AOL chat rooms had hundreds of thousands of participants 24 hours a day. For us introverts it was a social mecca.

more than 5 years ago



Dell cuts back on AMD processors

Haxx Haxx writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Haxx (314221) writes "As we know, Dell is trying to improve its consumer business by breaking from its strict reliance on Internet and phone orders. Dell hardware will be available at retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy. Dell has made a confusing decision to cut back on computers with AMD processors that are sold on thier website. The article isn't very clear as to how far the cutbacks will go. The only thing clear is that AMD will be selling far fewer processors through Dell."

Bill Gates to be demoted to 2nd richest man

Haxx Haxx writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Haxx (314221) writes "Not yet recognized by mainstream lists of the super rich, calculations of América Móvil stock prices point to a new world's richest man. The son of a Lebanese immigrant, Carlos Slim, 67, works from a windowless bunker in Mexico City. His empire includes a budget airline, Volaris, a cigarette company, Cigatam, a music retailer, MixUp, and an internet service provider, Prodigy. Slims main money makers are Telcel, the largest mobile operator in Mexico, commanding a market share in excess of 80 per cent and Telmex wich accounts for nine out of 10 landlines in Mexico."


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