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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

MouseTheLuckyDog Research. (42 comments)

I think a major point is wasted. Certain researchers fund their research by teaching. Recently I read some blog, ( I'll try to find it ), where a mathematician asked that if Calculus is replaced by video lectures, how will mathematicians find the money to continue doing their research?

I'm not saying that we should continue to force students to listen to crappy lectures by teachers that only give lectures cause it funds their research. What I am saying is that research is often times important and we need an alternate way of funding it.

6 hours ago
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:It is not the timelyness, it is the format. (42 comments)

However, watching a video taped lecture may be a very good way of learning. You can always pause the lecture and go back.

6 hours ago
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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

MouseTheLuckyDog Re: Amazing, (43 comments)

Idiot these are unfertilizedd eggs that could never grow into a human being.

yesterday
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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

MouseTheLuckyDog The next step (43 comments)

Is to make stem cells that grow into ovaries so that they can have an endless supply of eggs.

yesterday
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Linux Voice is a New Magazine for Linux Users — On Paper (Video)

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:useful given my recent experience with the linu (62 comments)

Just re-read & noticed this - I'm surprised I missed it before...

> having programmed in VB for the last 8 years doing kernel level programming

Especially since 8 years before WIn2K would place him someplace around VB3, and SMP was supported around NT 3.5 that way before this. And Reiserfs did exist at theat time. XFS and JFS were already available albeit as patches, and that filesystems technically are not supported in the kernel in either Linux or Windows. Or at the time Fortune 500 companies were using mostly mainframes and Suns for servers.

Someone should tell Satya you "get what you pay for" and tell him to pay more for their trolls. This guy sounds as clueless as a person claiming to be a physicist calling into Art Bell .

yesterday
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:No. (1569 comments)

Tell that to John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahlmer etc...
They seem to rack up bigger numbers then any of these walk through the halls of a school shooting them up types.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:No. (1569 comments)

I haste to say this for fear of giving people ideas, but the easiest way to kill a whole bunch of high school students in one fell swoop is to going the boiler room and sabotage it.

2 days ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

MouseTheLuckyDog Of course, Stevens is looney. (1569 comments)

Does he really think curtailing guns will stop mass killings?
Try banning stupidity like this:
  strange stoy on anti-tea party site, since I expect there are more like this on tea party sites.
Maybe then there will be less anger.
Of course he won't speak out against that because in his wacked out state that would violate first amendment rights. So instead he proposed to flush the second amendment down the toilet.

2 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

MouseTheLuckyDog Effectiveness of a space elevator. (98 comments)

The one thing that always seemed like a problem to me is how fast space elevators are, and how long would it take to reach orbit.

2 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:City within a Building (98 comments)

One part of this should be to design automated digging machines. Like Seatle's Bertha, though at various scales. Electricity and telecommunication woulkd become cheaper if they could automate cable laying. ( Not to mention sewers ).

2 days ago
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IRS Can Now Seize Your Tax Refund To Pay a Relative's Debt

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Over 18 (630 comments)

Hmmm. Is TurboTax tax deductable?

4 days ago
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Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:u wot m8 (571 comments)

Tsk Tsk. You made it too simple.
You have to type
apt-get update
then
apt-get upgrade
then
you have to wait for a prompt and type Y [RETURN]

4 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Common distraction? (312 comments)

The question is what would they do for air? Remember producing enough breathabler air was a flop for Biosphere2.

5 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Talk is cheap (312 comments)

Craft but not people.

5 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

MouseTheLuckyDog RK-9000 is banned in Illinois. (429 comments)

The RK-9000 is a mechanical keyboard made by Rosewill which is the inhouse manufacturer for NewEgg. What does a keyboard have to do with anything?

You cannot find a more "green" keyboard then a mechanical keyboard. Each keyswitch is rated at 50 milliion keypresses. If a letter foes buy a new keyswitch. ( Though I would buy a whole bunch of them ).Desolder the old switch solder in the new. My miniUSB port just broke and I wil be soldering in a new one as soon as it arrives. If the controller goes I can get a new one. I can probably get a new PCB if I have to. They are made to last and when any part breaks, it can be repaired or replaced.

So why are they banned in Illinois. Thanks to our idiot of a governor. ( Second only to Gov Moonbeam ). He created a law regulating e-waste. The law says that for a manufacturer to sell their product, they have to register and certify that they recycle a certain amount of their products. [1] So for this reason, instead of being able to buy a long lasting green keyboard, you have to buy a cheap will fall apart soon keyboard.

More and more the wacked out conservationalists ae acting like this,.

[1] In fact when you sto[p and think about it, many electronics products can last forever,so companies may never even get the chance to recycle a large percentage.

5 days ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Free as in fuck you! (266 comments)

IOW the GPL is the superior license over the BSD type licenses.

5 days ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

MouseTheLuckyDog Re:Free as in fuck you! (266 comments)

Actually Apple was avoiding GPL stuff before 3.

5 days ago
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Can Web-Based Protests Be a Force for Change?

MouseTheLuckyDog The Bundy ranch (76 comments)

Well from what I am hearing about the results at the Bundy ranch ( which are admittedly very unclear ATM, I can only go on what the news tells me ). Yes it can.
Though I am sure the original poster is one of those who would not classify the Bundys as "more equal" then others.

about a week ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

MouseTheLuckyDog Yet more squawking (854 comments)

The Chicken Littles are once again frustrated that no one believes them so they squawk even louder

about a week ago

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Maryland Police have their eye on you.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 3 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Forgive the blatent politicalness of the link. [1]

Reading this particular story caused s chill go down my spine,. and I think it will send chills down the spine. of many slashdot readers.

A Florida man was pulled over driving through Delaware last Christmas. He was asked where his gun is. This was outside the presence of his wife.He said he left it at home. His wife was asked and said she did not know. The cop told the man that he was lying and detained the family for a couple of hours.

Now comes the chilling part. How did the police know he owned a gun?

The simple answer is that they probably didn't know, what they knew was that he had a conceal carry weapons (CCW) permit in Florida. Florida does not give other states access to it's CCW database. So apparently Maryland is mining databases for CCW holders.

Of course another thought that will send a chill down spine. What other things are they mining for? What other states are mining databases?

A final aspect of this story. As you drive through Maryland, Maryland has automated license plate scanners. When your plate is scanned, MD's database is scanned for suspicious individuals.

So people watch out Maryland is watching you.

[1] Though that does not stop other slashdot members."
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The grinch that stole Halowe'en

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 6 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "A crazy woman in North Dakota will be giving obese children notes for their parents instead of candy.

What kind of trick should the obese children play on her? My vote is getting together and burning ... well I may be a bit extreme.

PS: All the pendants out there will notice I used the apostrophe. Just to keep you guys happy."
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The new CEO of Microsoft is ... Bill Gates?

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 6 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "The New York times is speculating that the new CEO of Microsoft could be Bill Gates

Now a lot of people have been saying that it was Ballmer's assumption to the CEO job that has led Microsoft's decline. I have always maintained that while Ballmer has not been the best of CEOs that the decline was not his fault and is more of a result of forces put into play at Microsoft a long, long time ago.

So what do you think would BG's return signal a reemergence of MS?"
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WTF Ben Affleck as Batman

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 8 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "What can I say: after creating the Adam West series and dragging the franchise way down. TPTB came back with Michael Keaton and Tim Burton, only to again drag the series down even worst then West. Somehow they made some very intelligent decisions using Christian Bale and Chris Nolan to resurect Batman.

Now they seem determined to drag it down by
casting Ben Affleck as the new Batman, in the Superman sequel. "
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George ZImmerman and Google Glasses

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 9 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "In the interest of full disclosure, I think that George Zimmerman's story is a bit off but close to the truth. However, for the sake of this story let us assume that one of the various theories of how George Zimmerman committed murder is true. Would he have been convicted? No, because there was absolutely no proof, but there could have been proof.

If there were a camera at the location, it would have recorded the whole thing. and there would have been proof. It is too late to capture George Zimmerman, but not too late for the next guy. All we have to do is have cameras everywhere.

Now the question is are you willing to let a vigilante go free, or would you rather have camera's everywhere. The case was full of all sorts of ironies, but to me the biggest one is that many of the people that most wanted to see Zimmerman found guilty are the same people that do not want cameras everywhere, that oppose traffic cameras and are happy that there are establishments that forbid the wearing of google glasses.

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"Hackers" interupt the Zimmerman trial.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 9 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Today during the George Zimmerman trial, an ex-professor of George Zimmerman's was allowed to testify via Skype while on vacation. When setting it up the prosecution didn't have the sense to blank the destination account. The result according to the smoking gun was a flood of callers to the desination account resulting in the connection being terminafed and cross examination being done on a cell phone in the wirness box."
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Microsoft fails to acquire Nokia

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about 10 months ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Ars is reporting a failed attempt by Microsoft to acquire Nokia. Ars is also reported that talks are not likely to restartt. I see things a bit differently.

Given Nokia's position Elop's job is very much at risk. Should Elop be fired, the directors will be bringing in someone with a new plan. One which deemphasises the use of WP. This would be a disaster for MS already low market share in the phone arena.

Another aspect is that should Elop get fired, for the first time in history "Someone will have been fired for using Microsoft." A fact that could potentially reverberate very badly in other areas of MS.

For these two reasons, there is severe pressure on MS to acquire Nokia before Elop gets fired.

There is however another aspect to this deal. WIth Nokia's large portfolio, it is very likely that both Apple and Google will complain to antitrust authorities in the EU and the EU anitrust people have not been kind to MS."
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MS brings back the Start Button -- in hardware

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about a year ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Ars Tecfhnica reports that MS is bringing back the Start button. Only they are doing it as a button on a new mouse.

I really would like to comment on this but the massive stupidity is just so intense that I just can't think of anything to say."
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Reminder: Sign the Carmen Ortiz/SAaron Swartz petition.

MouseTheLuckyDog MouseTheLuckyDog writes  |  about a year ago

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) writes "Just a reminder for those pushing for the removal of Carment Ortiz. Sign the petition and get your friends to sign it too.

I believe the pettion was put up after the limit was raised to 100,000 and as of now it only has 50,600 and has recently been going up but very very slowly."

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