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Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Meski Re: name and location tweeted... (885 comments)

That's not how you should correct issues.

4 days ago

'Just Let Me Code!'

Meski Re:Code the way you want... (368 comments)

More fun if you do Windows coding for a living, to do Atmel assembly coding for fun. Not coding against an unfriendly API (like Windows) really is fun. And if you happen to sell your for-fun code, it looks dissimilar enough to work code for your employer not to take an interest.

about a week ago

Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Meski Argh, not enough coffee... (322 comments)

I read that as he wanted to uglify Windows. Of course, Ballmer's already BTDT. And trying to pick the prettiest Windows ever is like picking the tastiest catshit.

about a week ago

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Meski Re:There's another treatment that stops most T2 (253 comments)

Your last sentence is the answer, I think. "You don't know how to make healthy food that tastes and feels good" - well, it is harder and more time consuming to do it than to nuke another processed meal, but it is possible. Eventually you'll end up making healthy food you like more than the processed stuff.

about two weeks ago

New Treatment Stops Type II Diabetes

Meski Re:The End of Diabetes by Joel Fuhrman, M.D (253 comments)

Also, exercise does not help much with weight loss because it stimulates the appetite, even though exercise in general is good for health...

Not so much for me, I never feel less like eating than after gym sessions. Which is a problem because I typpically have plummeting BGL for the hours following. Grrr. More insulin tweaking.

about two weeks ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Meski Re:Black box data streaming (503 comments)

We can't put airplanes in the cloud!

about two weeks ago

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

Meski Re:Wait a minute... (162 comments)

And in Australia. What of it? It's called Panadeine. (or a slew of generic names)

about two weeks ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Meski Re:Christmas is coming early this year (702 comments)

That's a fun argument. I often travel with a external hard drive in my laptop bag, there's lots of space in it for c4, and is security going to ask me to power it up? Ok, take MBP out, plug it in, plug drive in, it works, and we still haven't proved anything. If there's even a few people have to do this, the queue will grow, flights will get missed, baggage will have to be removed for those missing flights, flights will get delayed. All for something that's never happened? At some point, you have to accept that you're reacting to symptoms rather than causes.

about three weeks ago

Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

Meski Re:Legendary nerd? (242 comments)

Oi! Some of us predate LS

about a month ago

Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

Meski Re:Good? (273 comments)

Hmmm, Hey Googlecar, just drive around for 20min while we have some fun on the backseat.

about a month ago

In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

Meski Re:consent (130 comments)

If you know you're being tested, that could invalidate the results. Sure that's cold, but it's also reality.

about a month ago

Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

Meski Defamation suit against wiki... (268 comments)

1 million Slashdot readers go and peruse the diffs for shits and giggles.

about 1 month ago

FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

Meski Re: Prime = OK ?? (199 comments)

I'm sure Scott Adams will have a strip next week on it.

about 1 month ago

KeyStore Vulnerability Affects 86% of Android Devices

Meski Re:Serious? (71 comments)

"In other news, Microsoft drop support for XP"

about a month ago

Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

Meski Can they keep on using the name then? (646 comments)

It's for sure the trademarks office isn't going to issue it to any other, so there's no danger of trademark dilution.

about a month and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

Meski hmm (310 comments)

A Thailand coalmine

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

Meski Re: My Job (310 comments)

No corporate parking for your ka?

about 2 months ago

UK Ballistics Scientists: 3D-Printed Guns Are 'of No Use To Anyone'

Meski Re:Good (490 comments)

DENNIS: Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!

about 2 months ago


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