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Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

Megahard Not surprising (142 comments)

My wife worked 30+ years for two different government agencies. Getting OPM to figure out her pension correctly was a nightmare.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Will Older Programmers Always Have a Harder Time Getting a Job?

Megahard No (379 comments)

Not when 2038 approaches.

about a month ago
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OASIS Approves OData 4.0 Standards For an Open, Programmable Web

Megahard O'Data (68 comments)

An Irish android? How appropriate!

about a month ago
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Top U.S. Scientific Misconduct Official Quits In Frustration With Bureaucracy

Megahard He huge (172 comments)

If true he could get another job where there's no paperwork.

about a month ago
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Apple Demands $40 Per Samsung Phone For 5 Software Patents

Megahard Software patent density (406 comments)

So how many LOC are in a smartphone? (I know, some are hardware patents, but let's assume almost all are software). Does every class/method/function get a patent?

about a month ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

Megahard Re:Works for me, Comcast Internet . (349 comments)

I have Comcast in Richmond, CA and can confirm the submitter's results:

> nslookup - 8.8.8.8
Default Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address: 8.8.8.8

> www.021yy.org
Non-authoritative answer:
Server: google-public-dns-a.google.com
Address: 8.8.8.8

Name: www.021yy.org
Addresses: 116.251.210.33
                    116.251.210.33
                    116.251.210.33
                    116.251.210.33
                    116.251.210.33
                    116.251.210.33

> exit
> nslookup - 75.75.75.75
Default Server: cdns01.comcast.net
Address: 75.75.75.75

> www.021yy.org
*** cdns01.comcast.net can't find www.021yy.org: Server failed
Server: cdns01.comcast.net
Address: 75.75.75.75

about a month ago
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'Write the Docs' is a Conference for People Who Write Software Docs (Video)

Megahard Irony (24 comments)

Is a conference for writing documentation advertised with a video.

about 1 month ago
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Iran's Hacking of US Navy 'Extensive,' Repairs Took $10M and 4 Months

Megahard Maybe they learned (147 comments)

By studying Stuxnet.

about 2 months ago
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Largest-Yet EVE Online Battle Destroys $200,000 Worth of Starships

Megahard Re:Slashdot (463 comments)

Stuff that doesn't matter.

about 3 months ago
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Robot Tourism Coming Soon To Korea: Robot Land Project Breaks Ground

Megahard Re:Korean Bender (31 comments)

At least the theme park will have lots of blackjack and hookers.

about 3 months ago

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