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Canon Printer Hacked To Run Doom Video Game

MondoGordo So it runs Doom ? (89 comments)

How much paper does that use ?

5 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

MondoGordo Re: Great one more fail (589 comments)

The only problem i have with this tech is that there are already states having laws that say that when this kind of tech is widely available that it will be the ONLY kind of gun that it will be legal to buy ... thereby eroding the 2nd amendment further.

about a week ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

MondoGordo Re:Great one more fail (589 comments)

I just wish i had mod points.... +1.

about a week ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

MondoGordo Re:I like... (643 comments)

Streaming 1GB/hr is not viable ? really ? that would take a bandwidth of about 3 Mbit/s ...

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

MondoGordo Re:I like... (643 comments)

Nice!

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

MondoGordo Re:I like... (643 comments)

and that supposes you can afford a lawyer or get a public defender who has your interests at heart(this by the way is a creature so rare that it travels by unicorn) .

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

MondoGordo Re:I like... (643 comments)

And this is why the cops arrest people for filming them on duty ... confiscate phones/cameras ... make people delete recordings. They don't want a record that they can't control.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

MondoGordo Re:I like... (643 comments)

it's only a bad idea if the police have control over the recordings ... then you would see incriminating footage getting lost or deleted (and blamed on "equipment failure" ) & only exculpatory (for the police) footage being preserved. I'm all for it (despite the expansion of the panopticon) if the cameras are always on (including an officer recall if the feed fails), the feed is streamed to a remote location, the record is administered by a public advocacy agency and available for public review, and all interactions of a routine nature are deleted after a fixed period of time.

about three weeks ago
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How Does Tesla Build a Supercharger Charging Site?

MondoGordo and they can be incredibly compact.... (190 comments)

Actually no ... the underground storage tanks are very large and necessitate a relatively large footprint for the station (the tanks cannot be under a road or building) ... regardless of the presence or absence of any kind of retail space.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

MondoGordo Advice to my younger self considering an IT career (548 comments)

Become a plumber. - better hours, comparable pay, healthier lifestyle, & your job will never be off-shored or out-sourced,

about a month ago
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Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

MondoGordo Re: Pinch of salt needed (226 comments)

IANAL either but as i understand it ... under UK Copyright law there is no "fair use" exception.

about a month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

MondoGordo Re:Uninformed NIMBY (409 comments)

Science fiction has a proven track record of becoming science fact and technological reality ...

about a month and a half ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

MondoGordo Re:More NIMBY (409 comments)

What worries me is idiots who think diseases will never make there way to their part of the world if they just keep sticking their head in the sand.

Not sure if you were suggesting that I'm an idiot with my head in the sand ... or if it was just a general observation, but since the rest of your comment was reasonably cogent and on point I will assume the latter and respond in kind. MRSA, VISA SARS etc ... DO SCARE ME WAY more than the possibility of Ebola becoming a widespread problem ... but I also think that the level of your faith in "the world's premier pathogen research lab" is naive ... people make mistakes, they fail to follow protocol, they have agendas beyond what they publicize, no matter where they work. Bad things do happen. A 10-20 percent mortality rate (the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic ) is manageable, a 50-90% mortality rate isn't. The highly mutable nature of Ebola presents us with the non-zero risk that it could become an airborne pathogen .. the likelihood is small, it's far more likely that it would mutate into a far less virulent form, but the risk is there.

The arrogance that I was referring to was the arrogance that the only medical facility good enough to do the research is here in the US. You know there are modern hospitals in Africa, right ? And the smart folks can go there ? And everything else they need can be transported there? There is no earthy reason to transport a big wet bag of living Ebola virus to the US.

The stupidity is in the assumption that no one will break containment, that everything will go according to plan and that we can predict the outcome of this endeavor.

I hope you're right and nothing bad happens ... but I have very little faith in a government that routinely says one thing and does another ... in medical research labs that are more concerned with the question of "can we do this?" than the question "should we do this ?", in containment and control protocols that have been ignored or circumvented in the past and in people who will pursue their own agenda to the detriment of everyone else.

about a month and a half ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

MondoGordo and is very unlikely to come anywhere near you in (409 comments)

After it gets to Atlanta, it'll be 4 thousand miles closer than it was before. That's pretty damn near ...

about a month and a half ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

MondoGordo Re:More NIMBY (409 comments)

Ebola is not highly communicative,

True ... it hardly ever talks !!! I think you meant "communicable" ... and "highly communicable" is a relative term ... HIV is not highly communicable, but millions of people have it worldwide. Ebola is as easily transmitted as HIV; arguably more easily, (no one ever got HIV from hugging someone) but it kills you insanely fast and there is no treatment. Deliberately transporting people infected with it to this continent, seems arrogant at best and monumentally and criminally stupid at worst.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Preparing an Android Tablet For Resale?

MondoGordo Re:Two Steps (113 comments)

Truly awesome sig ..

about 2 months ago
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'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

MondoGordo Re:What a silly title ... (115 comments)

nice straw-man you built there ... a single shared property does not the same thing make ... a platypus and a duck are not the same species just because they have "duck bills"

The refractive index profile is what makes it "optical" ..agreed. The part that makes it a "fiber" is it's nature of being a long fine continuous thread or filament..(which gives it the ability ti bend around corners. )

I never said it wasn't an optical channel ... I said calling it an optical fiber made of air was silly ... they should have said something like "optical fiber effect replicated in thin air" ...

about 2 months ago
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'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

MondoGordo What a silly title ... (115 comments)

One of the chief benefit of optical fiber is that it doesn't require LOS. All they've done here is demonstrate the capability to mimic the loss-less advantages of optical fiber without actually having a fiber ... once they can do this around corners... then maybe they've "created optical fiber out of thin air" until then not so much.

about 2 months ago

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