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Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

MagicM Bennett go home (190 comments)

The only good think about this Bennett Haselton post is that it gives us a break from the HughPickens.com posts.

This place is going down the shitter quick-like.

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

MagicM Bennett sucks (162 comments)

I hate Bennett. His posts are drivel.

I have to post this comment because otherwise Slashdot mods might think I clicked in to actually read said drivel. I did not. I only read Bennett posts for the funny comments.

about two weeks ago
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Twitter Should Use Random Sample Voting For Abuse Reports

MagicM No (132 comments)

No

about three weeks ago
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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case

MagicM Bennett go home (152 comments)

Bennett Haselton needs to go away.

I love reading the comments on Bennett's posts, though. Makes me miss the old Microsoft-hate and vi-vs-emacs comments. Now everything is all level-headed +1 Informative. Bah.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

MagicM It's not Bennett Haselton (928 comments)

I love systemd because it doesn't continuously spout inane drivel to my favorite news aggregator. When systemd has something to say, it does so in its own log separate file which I can read at my leisure (or ignore completely if I so choose). As far as I'm concerned, systemd is the model that should be followed by everyone.

about 2 months ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

MagicM Re:An algorithm to end BH posting (342 comments)

Not only that, but this is just a weird form of Slashdot click bait.

"by making one small... Well, read the description below"

Seriously? Ridiculous.

about 2 months ago
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Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

MagicM Re:ugh (274 comments)

It's really weird how discussing getting downmodded based on the submitter instantly gets you downmodded. Does anyone actually prefer the content over the meta-discussion?

about 3 months ago
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Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

MagicM ugh (274 comments)

Contributor Bennett Haselton

*skip*

about 3 months ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

MagicM link? (323 comments)

I read TFA and couldn't find a link to the tool. I AM OUTRAGED!

about 3 months ago
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Human Language Is Biased Towards Happiness, Say Computational Linguists

MagicM next question (86 comments)

However a follow-up study indicates that human existance is biased towards sadness. Scientists are still trying to determine whether there is a causal relationship between the two.

about 6 months ago
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NSA Head Asks How To Spy Without Collecting Metadata

MagicM Refactor the NSA (509 comments)

Split the NSA into the Department of Big Brother and the New-NSA. Big Brother collects all the data and tracks everything about everyone, but the data is not query-able without a warrant (and all access is logged and reviewed, and abuse is actually penalized). Then the New-NSA can do their job the way they're supposed to, using warrants.

1 year,8 days
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In an arcade with only the following games ...

MagicM memories (283 comments)

Yie Ar Kung Fu. But only if it's the MSX version.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Suitable Phone For a 4-Year Old?

MagicM Nabi (682 comments)

If you read the comments on Facebook you will see it has it's share of problems, however:

The Nabi is an Android tablet aimed at kids including 4-year-olds. It has age-appropriate software and parental controls that let you lock it down and install Skype. All the child needs is a wi-fi connection and a parent to help set up and explain.

(Flame war tags: Facebook, Android, lock down, child, age-appropriate, parent, Skype)

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Med-School Note-Taking?

MagicM *golf clap* (217 comments)

A wonderfully creative way to post a slashvertisement for Microsoft OneNote. Well done.

about a year ago
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Drones: Coming Soon To the New Jersey Turnpike?

MagicM Re:Risk vs. Reward? (249 comments)

Americans have been conditioned to believe that the "real" speed limit is at least 10 mph over the posted limit.

Actually, it's the other way around. American speed-limit-setters have been told to post a speed limit that is at least 10 mph below the maximum speed people actually drive. More or less.

Or, from wikipedia:

The speed limit is commonly set at or below the 85th percentile speed (being the speed which no more than 15% of traffic is exceeding) and in the USA is typically set 8 to 12 mph (13 to 19 km/h) below that speed.

about a year and a half ago
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Peppers Seem To Protect Against Parkinson's

MagicM Re:MJF (161 comments)

time traveling shit

Now there's a scary thought.

about a year and a half ago
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LHCb Experiment Observes New Matter-Antimatter Difference

MagicM CP (129 comments)

"CP-violation"

Right. Like I'm going to click on that link.

about a year and a half ago
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Localized (Visual) Programming Language For Kids?

MagicM Kodu (185 comments)

You might want to look at Kodu. There are plenty of reasons to hate on it, but it's a visual programming language aimed at making games.

about a year and a half ago

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Disney to buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, release Star Wars 7 in 2015

MagicM MagicM writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MagicM (85041) writes "Disney is paying $4.05 billion to buy Lucasfilm Ltd., the production company behind "Star Wars," from its chairman and founder, George Lucas. It's also making a seventh movie in the "Star Wars" series called "Episode 7," set for release in 2015, with plans to follow it with Episodes 8 and 9 and then one new movie every two or three years."
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Neutrinos either faster, slower, or exactly as fast as previously thought

MagicM MagicM writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MagicM (85041) writes "The OPERA collaboration has identified two possible effects that could have an influence on its neutrino timing measurement. These both require further tests with a short pulsed beam. If confirmed, one would increase the size of the measured effect, the other would diminish it. New measurements with short pulsed beams are scheduled for May."
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MagicM MagicM writes  |  more than 7 years ago

MagicM (85041) writes "While considering potential job-interview questions, I considered: "Are there any publications/blogs/websites that you regularly read?" Every industry has their hallmark websites, and whether an interviewee knows them could be an indication of their professionalism. However, if you were asked this question, would you list Slashdot as part of your daily dose of information?"

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