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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

Mikkeles City Agriculture (199 comments)

Make a mini-grow-op.They'll never flag the extra power used for lamps.

yesterday
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FreeBSD 9.3 Released

Mikkeles Re:What is BSD good for? (77 comments)

Mac is the CEO's hot, airhead secretary (AA) who drinks double mocha lattes with extra cream and thinks her magnetic bracelet will cure her cold.

Windows is the fuckup team member (nephew of the chairman of the board) whose output is so bad that build scripts were developed to automatically remove his code.

about two weeks ago
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FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps

Mikkeles Re: does it mean anything though? (123 comments)

It's a good point, but the problem is to recognize the good one amongst all the bad ones. A bad one slipping through could cost even more lives.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

Mikkeles Re:Watching them enter the passcode. (116 comments)

How well does this work for randomized keypad layouts?

about three weeks ago
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Facial Recognition Might Be Coming To Your Car

Mikkeles Re:Stop Police! (131 comments)

I think that you've come up with the only benefit so far. Congratulations.

about a month ago
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Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

Mikkeles Re:Hey Larry ... (186 comments)

... we'd probably save 100,000 lives next year.

A properly set up health care system could probably save a million.

about 1 month ago
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Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought

Mikkeles Re:Age of the earth (98 comments)

With what did the collision happen if the earth wasn't already there? I fail to see how the moon being carved out the earth 60 Myr earlier affects the age of the earth.

about a month and a half ago
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Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

Mikkeles Re:Also... (165 comments)

Well, since it's Golden Age about which we're speaking, I'd recommend TECO or ED.

about a month and a half ago
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Who controls the HVAC at work?

Mikkeles Re:The Sun (216 comments)

You could put a tinfoil hat on the thermostat to reflect the sun's rays. It will also prevent interference by the NSA!

about 2 months ago
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Court: Oracle Entitled To Copyright Protection Over Some Parts of Java

Mikkeles Bye-Bye Java (303 comments)

... and good riddance to bad rubbish, say I.

about 3 months ago
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How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

Mikkeles Re:Let it die (510 comments)

Not to forget how modern antibiotics is killing leper culture!

about 4 months ago
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Stanford Bioengineer Develops a 50-cent Paper Microscope

Mikkeles Re:The real benefit is ... (83 comments)

Yeah, but if you have corrective lenses, then you can see the malaria coming and get out of the way!

about 5 months ago
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Data Visualization: Key Routes and Communities In London's Bike Rental Network

Mikkeles Re:Strava heat map (9 comments)

Maybe they are not so commonly stupid (or self-absorbed) as to post their bike trips on the inter-webs.

about 5 months ago
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Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists

Mikkeles Re:Mental handcuffs (108 comments)

Well, in the military sense, a drone was just a towed (unmanned) target to be blasted away for practice.

The current actions are just the drone` revenge!

about 5 months ago
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Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

Mikkeles Huh (410 comments)

Why does he want to change the climate? It was good enough for my father, it's good enough for me!

about 5 months ago
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House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

Mikkeles Re:Hooray for common sense (366 comments)

All I can add is: Thank You.

about 6 months ago
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How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

Mikkeles Stupid (359 comments)

Taking a semi-tropical place and turning it into an expensive, barely working winter wonderland is a very stupid idea. Implementing it is even stupider.

about 6 months ago

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TSA Doesn't Think Terrorists Are Plotting To Attack Airplanes

Mikkeles Mikkeles writes  |  about 9 months ago

Mikkeles (698461) writes "Jonathan Corbett has been engaged in a lawsuit against the government concerning the constitutionality of scanners in the course of which, the TSA gave him classified documents. Thus he needed to file two copies of his brief: a public one with classified stuff redacted, and the full brief under seal. Someone over at Infowars noticed that apparently a clerk at the 11th Circuit appeals court forgot to file the document under seal, allowing them to find out what was under the redacts, including: "As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.""
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Sun did'nt cause recent climate change: U.K. study

Mikkeles Mikkeles writes  |  about 7 years ago

Mikkeles (698461) writes "The Royal Society has recently published an article (abstract full article(PDF)) written in response to Channel 4's The Great Global Warming Swindle .

There is considerable evidence for solar influence on the Earth's pre-industrial climate and the Sun may well have been a factor in post-industrial climate change in the first half of the last century. Here we show that over the past 20 years, all the trends in the Sun that could have had an influence on the Earth's climate have been in the opposite direction to that required to explain the observed rise in global mean temperatures.
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