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Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?

JonChance SLAC (363 comments)

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

"SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is home to a two-mile linear accelerator—the longest in the world. Originally a particle physics research center, SLAC is now a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics research. Six scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for work carried out at SLAC and the future of the laboratory promises to be just as extraordinary."


more than 3 years ago

'Sean Hoare Murder' censored in Google Instant

JonChance Re:You misunderstand how it works. (3 comments)

got any more of what you are smoking ... Sounds like some pretty good shit

more than 3 years ago

I Name My Servers After:

JonChance Server Names (722 comments)

When I worked on Yellow Brick Road in Mentor Ohio, I named them from Wizard of Oz places and characters. I use to run a domain called disgruntled-employees.org there was names for my servers like postal , militant, perturbed, discord etc... Naming servers was always genre specific.

more than 3 years ago

Bill Nye Boo'd For Saying The Moon Reflects Light

JonChance that was back in (2 comments)

2006 , just imagine how crazy they are now?

more than 3 years ago

Can computers be used to optimise the US tax code?

JonChance To err is human... (1 comments)

to really fuck things up requires a cluster

more than 3 years ago

The disgraceful interrogation of L.A. school libra

JonChance I guess (1 comments)

.. LA School districts like their masses unwashed and uneducated , poorly read and empty in the head. Unburdened by the weight of books , philosophy and lofty ideas like thought and the recognition that one is being screwed.

When I was in school, I learned more in the library then in class. the teachers in the class were more interested in the monotone regurgitation of their lesson plan then the underpinnings as to why this works the way it does. I learned that in the library.

more than 3 years ago

If you're going to kill it, open source it!

JonChance Dear Nasa .. (2 comments)

Please open source the the Space Shuttle.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Rebuilding PlayStation Network Security After Attack

JonChance Plausable theory for outage. (220 comments)

Source http://psgroove.com/showthread.php?3088-PSN-Suspended-Being-Completely-Overhauled&p=36277&viewfull=1#post36277

""Sony got hacked but what happened was the hacker left them a dirty little surprise that wasn't caught until well after he was force disconnected. Most companies assume that when they shut out the hacker the attack is over and they patch the hole he used to get in. In this case him leaving something behind wasn't caught and by the time its users started reporting being kicked out his dump had started executing and forcing psn networks to stall out. Not only did this hacker steal information but he left something behind that started erasing and duplicating internally on the servers (hence the reports from users claiming that games were acting out right before the service went down entirely). Chances are by the time sony got to it the damage was too great and therefore they had two options 1. Negate all achievements, purchases, etc and deal with the nightmare of it. 2. Export the db tables for each user and rebuild it's network all over again. Keep in mind Sony just hired almost a dozen i.p. specialist and almost just as many security experts after firing a few over the jailbreak psn masking happened. If they can get psn back up in as little as 7 days it'll be a miracle and chances are you will have lost all of your activity for up to 5 days prior to the initial attack".

This sounds a bit more plausible then any other theory about PSN's outage including AnonOP's attacking Sony.

Personally I am happy to see Sony get raped like it rapes it's customers.

BTW: all of you PSN junkies going through forced detox, you have a few options. Get online with a Wii or Xbox or ....

Try this old game called LIFE , it is a hell of a game, comes with a life subscription , completely interactive and has over 6 billion players. No respawn , no cheats unless it is with a partner that isn't your Sig Other. It has no down time unless you end the game. According to myth , the developer hacked it out in 6 days.
I would rate it 6 stars out of 5.

more than 3 years ago

TSA Frisks Complainers

JonChance SS err TSA (1 comments)

Your papers please....

more than 3 years ago

The Pirate Bay Acquires eBay

JonChance good one (1 comments)

Good one Torrent Freak! Great one for the people in Europe since it is April 1st :)

more than 2 years ago

Cosmonaut Crashed Into Earth 'Crying In Rage'

JonChance Re:Bloody hell (2 comments)

James Oberg (JimOberg) wrote:

The gut-wrenching image of Komarov's remains has been around for awhile but does NOT show an open coffin for a state funeral. It shows General Kamanin making all the other cosmonauts file by in the morgue to see what could happen to THEM. The funeral carried an urn of ashes, after cremation was completed. A substantial amount of other remains were later recovered at the crash site and interred there. I got close (tens of miles) to that site a few years ago but was unable to visit it.

Friday, March 18, 2011 17:09:41

Not too sure about the second question...

more than 3 years ago

Sony Sends DMCA Takedown Notice to GitHub

JonChance when did (1 comments)

code become a device? Code runs on a device but is worthless with out a device to run on.

about 4 years ago

AISD Teacher Throws Fit Over Student's Linux CD

JonChance lol (4 comments)

lol is right bout to say the same thing ,

about 4 years ago

No Sex Please, We're Microsoft

JonChance I can see this going to a PC platform (2 comments)

since the drivers for the kinect are available for Windows. Hell... add Internet connectivity and this could turn out to be cybersex 2.0. Tie it to a homebrew WoW or Everquest server and things can get really interesting ... Here we go again the start of another billion dollar industry.

more than 4 years ago

Amazon Denies Gov't Pressure Led to WikiLeaks Ban

JonChance Bullshit (1 comments)

Something tells me that an IRS man talked to Amazon's bean counters and told them that the tax haven they enjoy could disappear unless.... Nope no Government pressure here .. Move along , nothing to see ...

more than 4 years ago

Palin: treat Julian Assange as terrorist leader

JonChance this comes fron a ... (1 comments)

woman who thinks that North Korea is an ally.. Hmmm that alone should scare you

more than 4 years ago

Compiling the WikiLeaks Fallout

JonChance The funny thing is... (833 comments)

Not a single word of denial from the government

more than 4 years ago

Tandberg Attempts To Patent Open Source Code

JonChance get rich in easy steps (187 comments)

1 ) follow open source commit lots
2) patent the idea's there
3) try and figure out WTF they are doing
4a) can't figure it out , sue any one using it.
4b) figured it out , sue anyone using it
5) Collect settlement from innocent users
6) Collect payoff from MPAA/RIAA, Microsoft etc.. for killing open source.

more than 4 years ago

Is Chrysler's Invisible Monkey Flipping Off PETA?

JonChance Re:PETA is Evil... (3 comments)

Can I have a black market Burger , legal fries and a 12 piece of illegal Mcnuggets to go please...

more than 4 years ago

Stats Show iPhone Owners Get More Sex

JonChance do they ... (397 comments)

get more sex or just lie about it more? The other question is how much is OK Cupid getting paid to promote a iphone from apple?

more than 4 years ago



Sony's New root kit in FW 3.56

JonChance JonChance writes  |  about 4 years ago

JonChance (1115393) writes "Vagabundo posts:
Apparently, examination of the OFW has found a new feature that will allow Sony to download and run code when you login to PSN. The code they can run is obviously to check for CFW or whatever, but the code could change to check for anything really.

And with the current state of PS3 security there is the possibility that others might be able to run their code on your PS3 without your knowledge.

I don't run CFW and I'm pretty pissed about this. What they are doing might be illegal in the EU."

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Female Viagra

JonChance JonChance writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JonChance (1115393) writes "I was cruising around the net and came across this on the BBC news site.

A drug that failed tests as an antidepressant is being hailed as "Viagra for women" after surprising but not unpleasant side effects. In three separate trials, the drug flibanserin did wonders for women's flagging sex drive despite doing nothing to lift mood.The accidental discovery is akin to Viagra's — it was originally designed as a heart medicine but failed."

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