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Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

JustOK s (190 comments)

I drink alot of coffee and take amphetimines and coke and stuff and I'm totally spastic so when an earthquake hits, I'm the only one standing still.

3 days ago
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Correcting Killer Architecture

JustOK Re:Similar (98 comments)

They did put a sign there. It melted.

about two weeks ago
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Berlin Bans Car Service Uber

JustOK Not surprised (341 comments)

Well, I'm not surprised. Germans have been saying for decades that Uber is for Allies, but they're not allowed to talk about that.

about two weeks ago
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Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

JustOK Re:The Discovery channel? (103 comments)

Aliens are NOT responsible for the post deserving mod points.

about two weeks ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

JustOK Re:meh (164 comments)

It hurts their self-esteem if they are asked hard questions

about two weeks ago
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Giant Greek Tomb Discovered

JustOK Re:meh (164 comments)

How many pints in a cup?

about two weeks ago
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Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

JustOK No (225 comments)

Poor writing, a constant derision of mental health issues, and excessive salaries threatens the Big Bang Theory.

about three weeks ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

JustOK Been decades (371 comments)

I've been saying for a couple of decades that Java is just a fad. I'll be right, sooner or later.

about three weeks ago
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MIT Considers Whether Courses Are Outdated

JustOK Oh yes (205 comments)

Because all learning can be reduced to Edu Bytes.

about three weeks ago
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The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension

JustOK Re:Gotcha covered... (259 comments)

No one needs more than 640K dimensions.

about three weeks ago
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Passport Database Outage Leaves Thousands Stranded

JustOK Re:Change management fail (162 comments)

Sounds like your feelings are hurt.

about a month ago
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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

JustOK Re: where's the money?! (213 comments)

Thank God money evolved before humans or else we would never exist.

about a month ago
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Comcast Confessions

JustOK Canadian translation (234 comments)

For Canada, replace Comcast with Rogers.

about a month ago
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How Bird Flocks Resemble Liquid Helium

JustOK Re:Helium? (40 comments)

no, it's because most of them crack their nuts with their beaks.

about 1 month ago
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Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code

JustOK Re:Not surprised (150 comments)

True. --Posted from YOUR phone.

about 1 month ago

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Milton Everett Olin, Jr., former Napster Exec, Killed by LA Sheriff's Patrol Car

JustOK JustOK writes  |  about 9 months ago

JustOK (667959) writes "A former Napster Executive, Milton Everett Olin, Jr. was killed on Sunday by a Los Angeles Sherriff's patrol car. Olin died at the scene of the accident in suburban Calabasas. According to reports, both Olin and the patrol car were traveling in the same direction on the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway. Olin was a noted bike enthusiast."
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The Battle of Hoth: Vader the Invader

JustOK JustOK writes  |  about a year and a half ago

JustOK (667959) writes "Darth Vader did alot of bad things and did alot of things bad, and the Battle of Hoth was of both types. The Empire's attempt to capture Echo Base, while successful, was still a horrible failure. Sure, the Empire overran the ground defenses and captured the base, but most of the Rebels escaped. Luke, Leia and Han all got away. The Rebels had a poorly laid out ground defense, and a planetary "shield that can’t keep an invader out and complicates their own escape." Read "Inside teh Battle of Hoth" at http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/battle-of-hoth/"
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Rivendell Razed! Kids Turned to Squirrels, Bobcats

JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 3 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "Warner Bros has apparently given a childrens' summer camp in Alberta, Canada a kick in the pants, and "requested" that the camp stop using the name "Rivendell" for the summer refugee for kids.
From the CBC: "The camp formerly known as Rivendell is now called Camp in the Creek. Instead of "dwarves, hobbits and elves," kids will be grouped as "squirrels, bobcats and grizzlies"""

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Supernova discovered by 10 year old Canadian girl

JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 3 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "Amateur astronomer Kathryn Aurora Gray, a 10 year old girl from Fredericton, NB, Canada has been credited as being the youngest person ever to discover a new supernova. As confirmed in International Astronomical Union (IAU) Electronic Telegram # 2618, the supernova has been designated: Supernova 2010lt in UGC 3378.

The image was captured this past New Year's Eve and the supernova was discovered on Sunday, January 2, 2011. It is located 20" west and 10" north of the center of UGC 3378 in the constellation of Camelopardalis"

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Van Allen Home to be Destroyed

JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "According to a story from a local paper found here, the new owner of astrophysicist James A. Van Allen's childhood home in Mt Pleasant, IA plans to demolish it. The house had been used as a museum for the past 11 years, and was built 147 years ago. It currently requires extensive repairs. The new owner purchased the house at a recent auction for $40,500. From the report, "Longtime neighbor Lee Pennebaker bought the house for $40,500 at an auction last week. She plans to demolish the house and sell the land, hopefully to a business." ...if not, perhaps the Vogons might be interested."
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Paying for Popularity: Digg for Gold?

JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 5 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "With the rise of social/political/news commentary sites such as Digg, StumbleUpon, our beloved Slashdot and others, comes another step towards a profit plateau. Mormons, Marines and Koreans are apparently paying for popularity, according to a LA Times report. USocial offers to draw serious traffic to your site. "Clients pay $105 to $200 to kick-start a Digg submission, ensuring 100 to 250 votes. Digg is by far the top target, attracting about 60% of purchases, uSocial says. StumbleUpon gets 35% and Propeller (the least trafficked but cheapest option) gets 5%."
The people at TechDirt question the value of such popularity, they say "Over the past few years we've been on Digg's front page a bunch of times and it certainly drives a nice stream of traffic, but never more than a few thousand visitors (sometimes significantly less)."
As always, trolling is provided for free."
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Airline Checkin kiosk security vulnerability

JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 6 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "WHDH in Boston recently investigated a security hole with the check in kiosks used by United Airlines at Boston Logan airport. Using the credit card of someone who does not have a ticket, the kiosk will display a list of similar names when an exact match is not found. Although the investigators did not actually print a boarding pass, they were able to get additional information and track down the valid passengers. It appeared they would also be able to get info for people on departed flights. United Airlines responded to WHDH's questions by saying:
  • "...we have not seen any intentional mis-use of these popular machines."
  • that safety is "...our number one priority..."
  • "...several security layers that would respond to any attempted mis-use."
Kiosks for other airlines were not vulnerable to this threat."
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JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "With the first mission scheduled for 2020, NASA plans, among other things, to use "metric units for all operations on the lunar surface"
"NASA's lunar plan also encourages participation by other nations, as well as non-governmental organizations and commercial groups." NASA has nearly 60 space and Earth science projects currently, with about half having some type of international cooperation. North and South lunar poles are being looked at as locations for moon bases. Lunar stays of up to 180 days are being planned.
The project will see "A string of robot spacecraft will shoot for the Moon within the next two years, departing from Japan, China, India, as well as the United States."
According to a report via Yahoo! by Space.com staff, NASA has had informal discussions on using Internet protocols for lunar communications."
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JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 7 years ago

JustOK (667959) writes "British papers and Fox News are that Stephen Hawking and his wife, Elaine, have filed divorce papers at Cambridge County Court. This is Hawking's second marriage. He divorced from his first wife, Jane, in 1991. He has three children with Jane. Hawking is perhaps best known for his appearances on The Simpsons and Futurama and is set to star in a movie. He has also done some physics stuff."

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A Different Proposal

JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 6 years ago The next lobbiest being paid by a company to influence an elected representative or delegate, or any official of a public office (etc) should be charged with conspiring to subvert the course of democracy. By attempting to influence the laws that are made or not made, and how they may be enforced, the companies are replacing or eliminating the citizens' voice and authority over our own governments. It may even be argued that this is an organized attacked.

Also, while our laws currently consider some businesses and companies as legal entities and while they are being taxed, these business entities should be entitled to their own separate legislative system or body. For example, in the USA, in addition to the Executive, Judicial, the Legislative branch would include the Senate, the Congress and the Board.

Discuss...

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JustOK JustOK writes  |  more than 9 years ago You live in a free country. If you go to the following list of places, you will be shot and arrested...

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