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European Space Agency Picks Site For First Comet Landing In November

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:Does it look like a potato? (35 comments)

No, but it does have a maze of many twisty passages, all alike.

3 days ago

Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re: Left or Right? (475 comments)

Actually, no. This varies by state. In Missouri, the handbook says "should"; in New York is says "must"

about a month ago

ISS Earth at Night Photos Crowdsourced For Science

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Always fascinating (13 comments)

Back when the shuttle was flying and NASA-TV covered the missions, if the crew was sleeping they would often just point the camera at the ground and broadcast that feed. It is a lot harder to identify a part of the earth than you might think, especially when you don't have a good idea of which direction is North.

about 1 month ago

Bezos-Owned Washington Post Embeds Amazon Buy-It-Now Buttons Mid-sentence

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:Wow, seriously - that is annoying (136 comments)

The annoying part is not the link itself, but the stupid button. The different color of the text lets me know that it might be a link and hovering the mouse over it will show me where the link goes. If it says "amazon" then I can safely assume I could buy the item in question there. It should be just an innocuous as a similar link to a blog or another article.

about a month ago

Chemists Build First "Buckyball" Made of Boron

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:Boron? (39 comments)

Yum! Bacon!

about 2 months ago

Police Recording Confirms NYPD Flew At a Drone and Never Feared Crashing

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Lights and Siren? (310 comments)

I hope the helicopter had those operating. That would make everything legal.

about 2 months ago

Is K-12 CS Education the Next Common Core?

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:I hope not. (113 comments)

Actually, 2+2=5 is correct for large values of 2.

about 3 months ago

LinkedIn Spam Lawsuit Can Continue

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:they become aggresive... (50 comments)

I get similar recommendations from time to time. Not from close friends but rather from former coworkers that I was not close to. Considering that I retired almost two years ago, they are most certainly spam.

about 3 months ago

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Loses Deep Sea Vehicle

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:One stone, two birds (93 comments)

First MH370 in the Indian Ocean, then this one off New Zealand. Clearly Godzilla is heading into the Pacific.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:Send them out (201 comments)

Must be nice to be part of the 1%.

It is.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Send them out (201 comments)

I had some VHS tapes converted to DVD at Walmart. Cost was about $20 for 2 tapes. Took about a week. Results are quite good, considering the VHS tapes were made from old 8mm movies going back to the late 40's. At the time I looked at doing it myself, but decided my time was worth more than $20.

about 4 months ago

Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:99.999% (245 comments)

You probably are thinking of "Sappho"

about 2 years ago

Aussie Tax Office Wants Phone Tapping, Data Retention

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:Wire tapping (46 comments)

Just ask Al Capone.

about 2 years ago

KegDroid: Combining Arduino, Android, and NFC to Dispense Beer

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:did similar (48 comments)

Nice, but there is a call for you, a lawyer for George Lucas.

more than 2 years ago

Alan Turing Papers On Code Breaking Released By GCHQ

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:No direct links in the TFA (78 comments)

Turing is probably spinning in his grave trying to decode the meaning of the words "available" and "public" in the archive's announcements.

more than 2 years ago

FBI Says Smart Meter Hacks Are Likely To Spread

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:No fraud checking? (189 comments)

Except that it involves the internet somehow, and therefore it's patentable.


more than 2 years ago

Tennessee Passes Bill That Allows "Teaching the Controversy" of Evolution

JaneTheIgnorantSlut Re:There's Your Problem Right There (1108 comments)

Don't you mean "sun is the center of our solar system"?

more than 2 years ago


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