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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Hearing Aids So Expensive?

Malties Re:WHAT? (629 comments)

Just like college tuition. The easier it is to fund an education the more expensive it gets.

more than 2 years ago
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Mosh: Modernizing SSH With IP Roaming, Instant Local Echo

Malties Re:Younger coders usually think they know best.. (158 comments)

These younger coders don't know what network lag is. In my day I had a connection that was so slow I could type faster than my 150 baud modem could send the keystrokes.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Open Source Tax Software?

Malties Re:Guessing not.. (387 comments)

So you are saying there are not a lot of people out there who make tax law a personal hobby? I would never have thought that.

more than 2 years ago
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Giant Touchscreens Coming To NYC Phone Booths

Malties Re:They have phones in booths now? (124 comments)

And I can finally find a place in the crowded street to change clothes

more than 2 years ago
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When I drive, I place my hands at ...

Malties Re:Alternative Answer... (380 comments)

Especially when that phone call comes in and you have the urge for a smoke

more than 2 years ago
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'Antimagnet' Cloak Hides Objects From Magnetic Fields

Malties Re:Airport security? (87 comments)

"Oh that cloud of smoke coming from under my trenchcoat? That's nothing"

more than 2 years ago
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HP To Combine PC, Printer Divisions

Malties Re:Sad (142 comments)

And why do they even need a 90MB driver just to send a few bits of information to a printer?

more than 2 years ago
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Sweden Moving Towards Cashless Economy

Malties Re:Scary (447 comments)

But they can see that you spent $100 at a mobil station and pretty much guess that you bought about a quarter tank of gas.

more than 2 years ago
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European Parliament Blocks Copyright Reform With 113% Voter Turnout

Malties Re:So the dead vote in Europe too? (297 comments)

The best line I have seen in a while: the phenomenon “a temporary form of democratic surplus"

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee

Malties Re:Caffeine-free coffee (312 comments)

I drink coffee all day long because I have found that not only do executives not like it when we fall asleep in thier early morning meetings, they don't like it in the late afternoon meetings either... or any other meetings as far as I can tell.

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists Work Towards Naturally Caffeine-Free Coffee

Malties Re:Caffeine-free coffee (312 comments)

Actually I think the chemicals that are used to decaffinate it is what causes the bad taste.

more than 2 years ago
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Female Passengers Say They Were Targeted For TSA Body Scanners

Malties Re:Enough is enough (572 comments)

And once these passenger advocates is not advocating in the "correct" way we can add an advocate advisor the the payroll to oversee the advocates overseeing the screeners. And a supervisor for the overseer, and a manager for the supervisor... I see unemployement going down!

more than 2 years ago
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WikiLeaks To Ship Servers To Micronation of Sealand?

Malties Re:All disks on one platform (350 comments)

A couple of cruisers! Hell, a cutter circling it for a couple of days could do the same thing. Who would be interested in "running the blockade" to bring fuel for the generators or food?

more than 2 years ago
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Approximately how speedy is your Internet connection?

Malties Re:Envy (367 comments)

Yes, but packet loss has some serious real life consequences. In some parts they hang horse theives.

more than 2 years ago
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US Watchdog Bans Photoshop Use In Cosmetics Ads

Malties Re:How silly (383 comments)

Not to mention all of those souls being stolen by the devlish devices taking the pictures

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Working As an IT Contractor In a War Zone?

Malties Re:Why explicitly war zone? (352 comments)

Really? Most of the soldiers over there would be happy to make that in a week.

more than 2 years ago
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Big Brother Calls 'Shotgun' In Illinois

Malties Re:Are they even making the things yet? (475 comments)

Yeah, cause Illinois would never spend money on something unless it was absolutly in the public's best interest.

more than 3 years ago
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Irish Man's Death Ruled Spontaneous Combustion

Malties Re:Nothing combusts for "no reason". (224 comments)

It says with no source of ignition. My diesel engine causes spontanious combustion thousands of times every minute without any source of ignition.

more than 2 years ago

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