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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

MagicM Re:An algorithm to end BH posting (336 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.

3 days ago

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 three weeks ago

Could Maroney Be Prosecuted For Her Own Hacked Pictures?

MagicM ugh (274 comments)

Contributor Bennett Haselton


about three weeks ago

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 a month ago

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 4 months ago

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.

about 10 months ago

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

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)

1 year,24 days

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

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

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

LHCb Experiment Observes New Matter-Antimatter Difference

MagicM CP (129 comments)


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

about a year and a half ago

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

Giant Snails Invade Florida

MagicM eat your oranges! (245 comments)

"If you got a ham sandwich in Jamaica or the Dominican Republic, or an orange, and you didn't eat it all and you bring it back into the States and then you discard it, at some point, things can emerge from those products," Feiber said.

Remember kids, finish your oranges just in case there are baby snails in there. Don't discard, digest!

about a year and a half ago

What's the Best RSS Reader Not Named Google Reader?

MagicM Re:Netvibes (287 comments)

I'm impressed by The interface is definitely fast. I wish they supported keyboard shortcuts though.

about a year and a half ago

Mobile Sharing: "Bezos Beep" Vs. Smartphone Bump

MagicM bluetooth replacement (180 comments)

A follow-up patent application describes the use of audio signals to communicate between devices and their peripherals, eliminating the need for Bluetooth chips. From the patent application: 'Look at what we can do with a speaker and a microphone. Isn't it neat?"

about a year and a half ago

ProPublica's Guide To News App Tech

MagicM tl;dr (12 comments)

WTF is this? I didn't come here to read!

Can someone please write up a summary for this summary?

about a year and a half ago

Three Low-Tech Hacks for Phones and Tablets

MagicM Ugh (286 comments)

I think I'm lost. Is this Pinterest?

about 2 years ago



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

MagicM MagicM writes  |  about 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."
Link to Original Source

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."
Link to Original Source

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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