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America Losing Its Edge In Innovation

JeanBaptiste Do I read this every few years or so? (757 comments)

It's 2011. We're not doing bad. I know I've heard the same thing through the nineties and eighties, and could probably find examples from the seventies and sixties.

more than 3 years ago

Democrats Crowdsourcing To Vote Palin In Primaries

JeanBaptiste Re:This may turn out wrong. (1128 comments)

Worst mistake in US history? worse than slavery, mistreatment of indians, japanese interred in WW2, countless meddlings in other countries internal affairs, etc etc etc....? It would have to be pretty bad to be the _worst_ mistake in US history.

more than 3 years ago

US Spurs Plethora of Problem Solving Prizes

JeanBaptiste Re:Who owns the results? (140 comments)

Whether it's good or bad, it's not 100% voluntary if it's paid for with tax dollars.

more than 3 years ago

Attachmate To Acquire Novell For $2.2B Cash

JeanBaptiste so (221 comments)

what does this mean for my version 3 CNE?

more than 3 years ago

IT's Last Hope — a Job In the Boonies?

JeanBaptiste how is this even possible??? (470 comments)

I'm an idiot and I have jobs thrown at me daily. I'm making six figures and I generally don't wear pants. They keep trying to make me management and I keep saying no because it violates my pants policies.

more than 3 years ago

Comcast Warns Customers Suspected of Bot Infection

JeanBaptiste Re:IPv6! (196 comments)

I agree. You shouldn't run NAT.

more than 3 years ago

Brooklyn Father And Son Launch Homemade Spacecraft

JeanBaptiste Re:This is not a spacecraft (243 comments)

the impressive part here is that this was done by people in Brooklyn.

more than 3 years ago

Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

JeanBaptiste Re:Activism is dead (305 comments)

I know it's very easy to rip on Nixon, but under his watch OSHA and the EPA were created, as well as opening trade with China. None of those would be considered right wing.

more than 3 years ago

US Banks That Offer Transaction History?

JeanBaptiste Re:B of A (359 comments)

and there's a link to download it in csv.

more than 3 years ago

JPL Scientists Take NASA To the Supreme Court

JeanBaptiste I'd be perfect (238 comments)

My sexual history fits on a post-it note.

more than 3 years ago

Google Announces Project 10^100 Winners

JeanBaptiste Re:Obligatory (133 comments)

I think the worst part about the whole thing is that movie started Kirstie Alley's "acting" career.

more than 3 years ago

IBM Patents Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Movies

JeanBaptiste damn (187 comments)

in a choose your own adventure, i remember finding a page that was not linked to any other page and had no idea if it was intentionally like that or just a bad pointer.

just remembered that now. thanks slashdot.

about 4 years ago

The State of Mapping APIs, 5 Years On

JeanBaptiste ok seriously (100 comments)

why cant they take all this map data and have racing or GTA type games where you can drive in places you're familiar with?

about 4 years ago

Software (and Appropriate Input Device) For a Toddler?

JeanBaptiste easy (417 comments)

just teach him visual basic

about 4 years ago

Air Force Uses Falcons To Protect Falcons

JeanBaptiste Re:What's next? (148 comments)

wait till you find out how they protect Nimrods.

about 4 years ago

75% Use Same Password For Social Media & Email

JeanBaptiste 3 passwords (278 comments)

thats all I care to remember. One for critical things (like work email, anything requiring a #CC), one for semi-important things (like gmail account), and one where I don't really care if it gets hax0rd (slashdot, reddit etc).

Yes I do have various different logins for work vpns and servers, this is more for personal type stuff.

more than 4 years ago

The Coming Onslaught of iPad Competitors

JeanBaptiste Re:Do not want. (497 comments)

ok but what if I took one of these, added a hard protective plastic coating, and then some ports for keyboards and such. i'd call it a 'laptop'.

more than 4 years ago

Most Consumers Support Government Cyber-Spying

JeanBaptiste Re:deh (247 comments)

I'm okay with America spying on other countries, because I'm sure most every industrialized nation spies on us. Certainly China, India, Pakistan, Iran, etc etc etc

more than 4 years ago

The Hell Known As Internet Screening Services

JeanBaptiste wtf (557 comments)

She said they were likely to become depressed or angry, have trouble forming relationships and suffer from decreased sexual appetites. Small percentages said they had reacted to unpleasant images by vomiting or crying. "The images interfere with their thinking processes. It messes up the way you react to your partner," Ms. Laperal said. "If you work with garbage, you will get dirty."

That's me now, and I'm not getting paid. =(

more than 4 years ago


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