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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Lumpy Re:Not comparable (399 comments)

More people are killed by the freaking morons that drive cars every month than gun violence. yet I dont see any of these bleeding heart idiots clamoring for tougher drivers license restrictions.

I am for it, I want a drivers license a LOT harder to get and keep.

8 hours ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Lumpy Re: Not comparable (399 comments)

Hospitals give you blanks for the moment the baby is born.... DUH.

8 hours ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Lumpy Re:to answer your last comment first (399 comments)

I can reload a 6 shot revolver in less than 2 seconds, guys that competition shoot can do it in less than that. bullet capacity is only a concern for dumb people that dont know anything about guns.

Do not be afraid of the moron with a 100 round drum magazine that is spraying randomly. Be afraid of the guy that holds his breath, takes a moment to aim and drops a round in your forehead with a bolt action single round rifle.

Only the dumbest of the dumb are concerned with magazine capacity. Because reloading near anything takes almost no time. And the police are not trained in a real firefight so they dont know what to do in one.

8 hours ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Lumpy Re:Not comparable (399 comments)

A hammer is a weapon of war that has been barely domesticated.
A Baseball Bat is a weapon of war that has been barely domesticated.
A long stick is a weapon of war that is barely domesticated.

I'm guessing you know nothing at all about "weapons of war".

Bows and arrows, crossbow, spears, rocks... go watch a skilled sling user, you can kill a man at a distance with some leather and a rock, and that is what it was designed for. Humans make crap to kill each other then discover , "hey this has more uses"!

8 hours ago
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

Lumpy Engine restart is easy... (78 comments)

If they used a standard design that NASA uses that as soon as the two chemicals touch they go BOOM! the only issue is if the valves open or if there has been any leaks.

Honestly this stuff isn't rocket scie..... oh wait.....

9 hours ago
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Lumpy Whiny babies.... (207 comments)

Yes they need a working prototype. Even if it's printed crap from inkjets. These guys are whiny that they cant run their scam.
tons of other groups have funded their board games and card games via kickstarter and they had most of it prototyped and demonstrated before they ran the kickstarter.

This is how it is supposed to work.

2 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Lumpy Re:Water Retention? (288 comments)

" I can buy a whole chicken at the store for $0.69/lb."

That's not chicken at that price... Around here the pr-packaged "TYSON" crap is $3.95 a pound...
Sorry dude but you are eating squirrel or muskrat at that price.

2 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Lumpy Re:Cart FIRMLY in front of horse! CHECK! (428 comments)

Only a complete, total, and utter moron would not take advantage of the free storage battery that is the grid.

Come on back little kid when you actually know how this stuff works.

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Lumpy Re:Muppets (215 comments)

No that term is reserved for most Android owners and reviewers

And yes I was a sheep like moron for buying an HTC phone... the M8 is the worst android phone ever made.

All the morons all over the sites for a year hyping on how it's SOOOOOOOO AWESOME...... when in reality 99% of android reviews are made by people that have never touched the damn device.

My fault for straying from a google play nexus.

2 days ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Lumpy Re:I just want the new Nexus. (215 comments)

Right here.

google wallet is clunky to use. I tried using it several times and it always gave me fits to where I finally gave up and used the card in my wallet.

I really hope apple figured out how to make it work a LOT better than GW does. Because having to log into the app and waiting for it to sync takes longer than opening my wallet and swiping the card.

2 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Lumpy Re:Cart FIRMLY in front of horse! CHECK! (428 comments)

And here in Grand Rapids Michigan we have several places that do it. The Van Andel Institute for example is covered in solar on their roofs and their solar program is very successful even through last winter when we saw more snow than Minnesota saw.

How about instead of wild speculation you actually look up the places that ACTUALLY have done it and have been running that way for years successfully?

Even Michigan Tech way the hell up against Lake Superior has a successful Solar power generation system in a place where they get on average 6 feet of snow falling per winter storm and over 30 feet of snow fall for the winter.

2 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Lumpy Re:Not just Reno (428 comments)

True we could burn babies and puppies... Those are renewable!

2 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Lumpy Re:Water Retention? (288 comments)

"Not true. Have you ever tried to buy poultry that wasn't injected with salt solution?"

Yup do it every week at the local meat guy, he get's his from the local amish farm. price is only slightly higher than the cage farms. You have to just look for a good source.

2 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Lumpy Re:Water Retention? (288 comments)

Wrong, Canned has a crapload of Sodium added.

2 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Lumpy Re:Stress? (288 comments)

The problem is the only way to reduce stress is to tell the boss to stuff the job up his rear end, and go live on a homestead in the woods.

Although my stress went way down by simply no longer reading or listening to the news.

3 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Lumpy Re:Water Retention? (288 comments)

not true. Just avoid crap that comes in a box, can, or plastic bag and you are golden.

Fresh meat, veggies, fruits, and grains have zero added salt. It's the lazy people's pre packaged crap that has salt dumped in by the truckload.

Oh and good Whiskey... That has very little salt in it.

3 days ago
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Link Between Salt and High Blood Pressure 'Overstated'

Lumpy Re:Obviously. (288 comments)

But yet it doesn't stop them from crying like one.... The baby whining here on slashdot overshadows 4chan.

3 days ago
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Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

Lumpy Re:Twitter motto: (114 comments)

Also it seems he cant bother to research things. It's been done over and over and over for the past 8 years. I think I saw a story to a "tweeting toilet" back in 2006 here on slashdot, and even then it's nothing special as others have done things like Myspace posting toilet before that.

Tomorrow on Slashdot, Man figures out how to send an email, claims he invented email.

3 days ago
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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Lumpy Re:WIl they use my tax money? (259 comments)

I am not OK with any corporation getting any federal money for any reason.

But then I also am against paying farmers to not grow crops.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

Lumpy Here you go... (115 comments)

adafruit and Sparkfun.

Contact them and ask. otherwise those are the places to buy from.

about a week ago

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Steve Jackson Games to Re Release OGRE by using kickstarter.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "IT seems that many geeks late night prayers have been answered. Steve Jackson Games is going to re release O.G.R.E. as a super deluxe verswion and he is using Kickstarter as a way to get the ball rolling.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition

I for one remember a lot of time spent playing OGRE with friends at school, on the bus, etc.. IT was a dirt cheap paper game back then but was unlike anything else ever released."

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Linux and Windows H.323 Videoconferencing apps?

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I work with businesses that have Tandberg and Polycom H.323 Videoconferencing gear every day. Many of them are medical companies or research companies here in the USA that communicate with doctors in 3rd world countries that don't have the resources we do here and have asked me if there are any free or open source H.323 video conferencing apps available for linux and Windows. I was able to find one for Mac OSX, xmeeting but It seems that the offerings for Windows and Linux are either nonexistent or hiding.

What do you use for real videoconferencing?"
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Satellite collision might cause problems in space.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lumpy writes "reading my morning RSS feeds I saw this article at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090212/ap_on_sc/satellite_collision about a Russian and American satellite collision in space that has debris that is worrying the ESA and NASA. From the Article — "Scientists are keeping a close eye on orbital debris created when two communications satellites — one American, the other Russian — smashed into each other hundreds of miles above the Earth. NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the unprecedented crash and whether any other satellites or even the Hubble Space Telescope are threatened. The collision, which occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday, was the first high-speed impact between two intact spacecraft, NASA officials said." Is this a precursor of the fabled "cascade" that everyone has been worrying about might happen in orbit? Granted it was in higher orbit than the ISS and where the shuttle operates, but it may have a HUGE impact on communications if the debris cloud rips apart other satellites."
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Great games to put on a Free PC.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I am giving several new Pc's to a local charity that will be giving them to needy kids this Xmas. They are not powerful, basically baseline Dells that have intel graphics and Celeron, but more than enough to do homework and other studies on. They are going out with XP on them, and a Ubuntu CD. as well as a bunch of OSS software like OO.o and the others.. But I would like to include some games for the kids. Strategy, fun, etc... Great freeware games that are fun to play. Anyone have a list of the best games that a 13-16 year old will like to play that are free and legal to give away?"
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Comcast loses lawsuit over moving analog channels

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "Comcast Lost their lawsuit to move analog channels to the digital tier. http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/01/lawsuit_seeks_to_block_comcast.html#preview Comcast has been trying to move channels around in Michigan claiming they need to move analog channels to the Encrypted digital channels. Their latest attempt was to move the community access channels in the detroit area. Comcast keeps claiming they NEED to do this, but in fact can simply move channels to Unencrypted QAM channels giving them the space they need while eliminating the required Comcast cable box. Almost all TV's sold in the past 5 years can receive unencrypted QAM channels over cable-tv."
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Best USB thumb drive for keychain

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  about 7 years ago

Lumpy writes "After having to replace my 8th USB thumbdrive I have had attached to my key chain in 2 years because of failures I was starting to wonder,What have other slashdotters found as their best choice in a USB thumb drive?

I love having one on my key chain, but 95% of these things have a port cover that gets lost in the first 10 minutes, have a really bad design for attaching to the key chain so you lose the drive completely, or are incredibly bad quality, my last designer leather on with leather cover strap comes to mind.

What do you use for your always with you most important usb thumb drive? What is the most durable that will take getting dropped in a puddle or survive living on a key chain?"
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Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lumpy writes "Lately there has been a HUGE push by Certified Microsoft Professionals and their companies to call clients and warn them of the dangers of open source. This week I received calls from 4 different customers that they were warned that they are dangerously insecure because they run Open Source Operating systems or Software because "anyone can read the code and hack you with ease" they are being told. Other colleagues in the area also have noticed this about 3 Microsoft Partners or so they claim have been going out of their way to strike fear of OSS in companies that respond with "yes we use Open source or Linux" when the sales call comes in. I know this is simply a sales tactic by these companies that will remain nameless, but how do I fix the damage caused by these sales tactics? I have several customers that now want more than my word about the security of the systems that have worked for them flawlessly for over 5-6 years now with minimal expense outside of upgrades and patching for security. Does anyone have a good plan or sources of reliable information that can be used to inform the customer?"

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