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Two Changes To Quirky Could Change The World

Joe Snipe That's it. I quit. (103 comments)

This is no longer news for nerds, or stuff that matters. Now it's an advert for some company, a fluff peice on the failings of a nothing website, and constant hosts file harassment. I can find a better news aggregate, and I will. You have lost your place on my bookmarks bar, Slashdot after 12 years of dedication.

about a year ago

Coelacanth Genome Sequenced

Joe Snipe Re:That kind of longevity is awesome (82 comments)

We have the ability to compare this fish to actual fossils from the time, your incredulity notwithstanding. What boggles my mind is why ancient life has so many more gene pairs than current life. It's like we are being sculpted from some master block of genes.

about a year and a half ago

Coelacanth Genome Sequenced

Joe Snipe Re:ATTENTION SLASHDOT ADMINS ... apk (82 comments)

This guy will be the death of slashdot. He is seriously about to remove your icon from my favorites folder.

about a year and a half ago

Hydrogel Process Creates Transparent Brain For Research

Joe Snipe Re:Research proposal (46 comments)

Like your pet cause of stopping people from talking about completely unrelated topics?

about a year and a half ago

How To Communicate Faster-Than-Light

Joe Snipe Re:Might be fast but (265 comments)

Thats how Bill S Preston, esq was able to hide his fathers keys in that bush in front of the police station

about a year and a half ago

Scientists Have Re-Cloned Mice To the 25th Generation

Joe Snipe Re:Good for the mice. (134 comments)

I thought I was the only one.

about a year and a half ago

Ron Paul Asks UN For Help Geting Control of Domain From Fans

Joe Snipe Re:Welcome to Capitalism (611 comments)

So that's fine, use it. And keep complaining about said benefits existence, it's a valid argument. But by taking those benefits, you can no longer argue that those who do take advantage of said benefits are a drain on our society without being a drain yourself.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Troubling Trend For Open Source Company

Joe Snipe Re:This isn't surprising (451 comments)

No doubt, when did "studies show" replace chinese proverbs...

about 2 years ago

8th Circuit Upholds $220,000 Verdict In Jammie Thomas Case

Joe Snipe Re:Good Lord (285 comments)

No they are not allowed to tell the jury about jury nullification. technically no one is allowed to tell the jury about jury nullification, and doing do would be precedent for a mistrial.

about 2 years ago

Among APs I detect, the secured:unsecured ratio is:

Joe Snipe Re:15+:0 (277 comments)

Well if I get that far, I'll just transfer the funds myself to save you the trouble.

more than 2 years ago

EFF Files Brief To Allow Users Access To Their MegaUpload Files

Joe Snipe Re:I see what you did there, Gov't. (60 comments)

You bring up an interesting point. If the data itself has so little value as to be considered worthy of being destroyed, then how could it have enough value to prosecute over?

more than 2 years ago

Comcast Not Counting Their Video Service Against Bandwidth Cap

Joe Snipe Re:Internal Network, eh? (284 comments)

Take it a step further. They surely use cache proxies to serve up repeatedly requested content, so I'm exempt from the cap when I look at popular websites correct? And even if they did decide to do this, then it would be like you were being punished for looking at something unique.

more than 2 years ago

US Mobile Carriers Won't Brick Stolen Phones

Joe Snipe Asking thieves to help stop thieves? (269 comments)

It's quite clear that the Mobile carriers are robbing us blind as citizens and as consumers, not to mention the abuses of our civil liberties. It's no surprise they aren't willing to help curtail similar actions.

more than 2 years ago

Raspberry Pi Now Has Distributors -- and Will Soon Have Boards for All (Video)

Joe Snipe I know they felt pressure to deliver, but (304 comments)

I don't understand why they didn't make sure they got all the kinks out and delivered on 03/14.

more than 2 years ago

School Sends Child's Lunch Home After Determining it Unhealthy

Joe Snipe really? (554 comments)

Why are you all feeding the machine? Why can't we trust that the local people in that area will take care of the situation? If you want to be outraged over nonsense go to your own townhall meetings. Instead of offering up what you would do, why not spend that time being a part of the community and actually do it?

And you, Slashdot. The only way this could be construed as news for nerds is if there was a statistician whose specialty is school lunch programs, and even only then as a humorous aberration. If the day is this slow at least go for some speculative articles vaguely resembling something techy. Most other sites just made stuff up about the upcoming Android 5.0, at least show some effort.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Allow Test Takers Internet Access, But Minimize Cheating?

Joe Snipe 2 methods (330 comments)

1: Ask them this question, grade the responses on a curve and use the best answers for your method.

2: (non-silly method) Split the class into small groups of 4-8 students. Arrange a list of subjects and have half the group form test questions based off of the list. Make note of any preferred methods, or requirements to use in the questions (this is where you can guide them into asking the right kind of questions). Have the other half solve the questions. Then have them switch sides and repeat. Grade based on how challenging the questions are, scope of the answers, and use of requirements. Keep a DB of previous questions submitted to verify originality. PROS: gives students ample opportunities for failure, makes for some very interesting and engaging tests, helps to teach how to find a problem AND how to find a solution. CONS: Makes grading the tests a lot more time consuming.

more than 2 years ago



NSMB Wii Level Editor released

Joe Snipe Joe Snipe writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Joe Snipe (224958) writes "After months of waiting and speculation the New Super Mario Bros Wii Level editor has finally been released. The Reggie level editor has been vapor-ware since it's initial announcement in November. Even more exciting; the Reggie editor utilizes the all new "RVLution" game patcher, an amazing software that loads customized files on the fly, opening the door for possible mods and hacks to any game. In the works for almost as long is the Newer Super mario Bros Wii, a user created sequel to NSMBWii; hopefully this release will help to get their project completed."
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KDE 4.0 Release Schedule Finalised

Joe Snipe Joe Snipe writes  |  more than 7 years ago

The KDE Community and the release team have put together a release plan for the long anticipated version 4.0, which is planned to be released in October 2007. KDE 4.0 will be a major milestone for the Free Desktop, as it offers a new foundation and set of frameworks that will shape the desktop user experience for years to come. Users will benefit from improved speed through Qt 4, integration of hardware through Solid, multimedia performance via Phonon, usability enhancements by close collaboration with OpenUsability, new real-time communication options with Decibel, spell-checking with Sonnet, comprehensive desktop search through Strigi and Nepomuk, a new desktop metaphor through Plasma and, last but not least, a completely new artwork experience called Oxygen.


Joe Snipe Joe Snipe writes  |  more than 7 years ago
also, ask if he got any info on this guys rock

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