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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

NemoinSpace Better than the retina scan idea (576 comments)

WARNING: Do not look directly into the barrel with remaining eye.

2 days ago
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Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

NemoinSpace Re:Three times less? (170 comments)

Since division is the inverse, or opposite, of multiplication, you can use arrays to help students understand how multiplication and division are related.
Sometimes.
Later in life, these petulant third graders will learn almost, but not quite enough english to make really stupid arguments. You will have to put up with these people for the rest of your life. That's where the Lithium comes in. It seems it has been this way since the beginning.

5 days ago
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Private Police Intelligence Network Shares Data and Targets Cash

NemoinSpace Re:In my day we called that DWB (142 comments)

Normally, the racial bias that portrays itself everyday is not lost on me, but you are so far off the mark on this one (as most are), that it becomes readily apparent why the racketeering game is so successful in this country. Hell, we even use it quite unabashedly to fund the desires of our old men, who constantly wish to wage war with a cannon fodder lower class that Mao himself could not have genetically engineered. Some of the pathetic bastards have even stooped to invading small island countries like Granada. - How fuckin gutless is that?
Moving drugs, shakedowns, and insuring successful transport of drugs in this country is a rich white mans game. The fact that low income minorities are paraded before you as law and order is amusing, until the rest of us realize the ruse has worked.
The only irony is that while it absolutely required rich, fiercely independent, white men to establish modern democracies, the only people that have demonstrated a similar resolve to fight for their freedoms is the post WWII generation blacks (men and women). The rest of us have stood in line to demand government supplied healthtcare and MTV. The serfs of the 13th century would be appalled. As am I.
The drug trade is simply a means to an end. That of waging war, they prefer to wage war on other countries, but waging war on your own civilian population is so much easier. Especially once they have become accustomed to being fed copious amounts of bullshit. If you are one to offer a dimes worth of difference between Obama or Bush, for that matter, this message applies to you. Your government has lost its way, because the Americans have lost their way. I would offer a solution, rather than a rant, if I felt you were smart enough to hear the message. But you are not. So enjoy the vestiges of your rotting democracy before you can't stand the smell anymore, because it's already dead and you killed it.

about a week ago
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How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector

NemoinSpace Re:less than one particle per square kilometer/100 (74 comments)

The surface area of Earth is 500 million km. That swamps the denominator by 4 orders of magnitude. So my question is why do they need to do this at all? I suspect spending billions on your own pet project is more lucrative than studying the existing data.
This is not a search for an unknown particle. As a car analogy, Ford doesn't continue crash testing their F-150's after the initial results are certified. That's "Mythbusters" job. I smell pork.

about a week ago
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Fedora To Get a New Partition Manager

NemoinSpace Do you Slashdoters really use Fedora? (170 comments)

It was DOA as far as I was concerned. Redhat basically told the world "we don't care about the desktop" and it shows. Now, I still rely on Centos but I prefer debian and my users get mint. Fedora gets to make the false insinuation that they are redhat till stuf blows up or changes in midstream. It's not redhat and it's not a standard linx desktop. Fedora is what's left over after a bunch of junior hacks get done dicking around for the day. You get to pick up the pieces. Nobody in their right mind uses Fedora. It's just Like working on the zune. Fedora is what a free edition of windows would be with a lot less polish. I wish Microsoft would just release their own version of linux and get it over with. You Linux guys are no disciplined enough to stick with a project and see it through.

about a week ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

NemoinSpace Re: Yup (811 comments)

Airlines were actually one of the first to get paying customers to do their work for them. Closely followed by gas stations. Computer OEMs perfected it by actually selling you an additional warranty with the provision that you spend a minimum of 3 hours on the phone learning a foreign language and disovering how not to force sodimms in backwards.
I've flown twice since Bush gave arresting powers to 19 y/o waitresses. Putting up with this stuff on your way to a funeral is really too much. But it gives you a lot of perspective.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?

NemoinSpace Re:Oh Please. (137 comments)

Don't forget the other side of the coin. As demonstrated in this story's responses. Anyone who has ever seen a freaken snmp message swears it's the best product ever. I'm pretty sure EVERY product ever hacked together has been mentioned.
Forget about monitoring. Your IT people route all those alerts to /dev/null. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! PLEASE STOP THESE ALERTS! Nobody is going to do anything about the problem until your customer calls twice anyway. Oh, and by the way, if you don't want your entire business to drop dead, try just once NOT to buy the most absolute cheapcrap hardware you can find. Whatever you do, don't use chinese drywall in your data center.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

NemoinSpace Re:Database Identity (725 comments)

Because in most production domains logins from IP addresses resolving to the airport bar are restricted by fw rules.

about two weeks ago
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Egypt's Oldest Pyramid Is Being Destroyed By Its Own Restoration Team

NemoinSpace Re:The biggest risk to the pyramids is Islam (246 comments)

Book burning seems to be a common theme among you socialists. But how does Niel Ihavetwolastnames add some kind of credulity to your argument? This is the guy who killed pluto.

about two weeks ago
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Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday

NemoinSpace Re:Soulskill is a wee-todd. Title written by moron (101 comments)

Hardly arbitrary, when Earth is your specified frame of reference. I choose to remember it as 22,222 miles because it's easy to remember. It's only when I'm actually designing my satellites that I do the calculation. Otherwise my arbitrary satellite will fall out of the sky. Now you may say my decision to use miles instead of meters is arbitrary as well, but it wasn't. The part that always trips me up is spelling satellite. That's where google comes in. Heard of it?

about two weeks ago
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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

NemoinSpace another reason "why windows is better" (169 comments)

Back in my tech support days, I had the most popular blue screens memorized, With a fix ready to go. Even today, Linux fades to black and never comes back. Luckily with the speeds of SSD, almost any problem that isn't solved by a reboot, or blaming an ISP, is fixed by a reimage from backup. You guys keep you fsck commands around and Vi on a stick. I'll be done before you get lastlog open. Still Ballmer had no choice but to rewrite the message. Originally it read "WARNING! Windows has detected that you are running Windows on this computer. Your computer will be shutdown to prvent damage to your computer"
Are you sure?

about two weeks ago
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Can ISO 29119 Software Testing "Standard" Really Be a Standard?

NemoinSpace Ian Betteridge says no. (152 comments)

Standards are written in ivory towers. MCA and BetaMax were some of the most impressive standards i never used. I'm not saying standards aren't useful, but they are not a substitute for "just works".
Companies make cheap crap because that is what most people want. Other people buy expensive crap. What they NEVER do is pay a lot of money for cheap crap. Standards help define these segments.

about two weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

NemoinSpace Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

Haha, that is pretty funny. For the first time in several years, i have bad karma myself. It's quite enjoyable to offer contrary opinions on subjects as varied as global warming to police shootings to lindows. Yup, having good karma kinda started making me feel old. (Which i am). Now i don't consider my way of thinking any more valid than any other lost soul on slashdot. But it seems poking blowhards with sticks is quite enjoyable. The real question now is what are we going to call the linux registery. (I mean the part after the 'K-' or 'G-'. I always thought windows would make a linux version mainly because as we have seen, having the linux folks reinvent windows is taking longer than planned. You should not be surprised what some people at MS can do to a version of windows (Me, Vista) especially when compared to what Iomega has done to debian5. Yeah xml config files! Systemd is going to be great once they are done with it. Which will be never. This might be the break BSD needs to take the desktop from linux. LOL mofos.

about two weeks ago
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Seagate Ships World's First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

NemoinSpace nobody uses these things (1 comments)

They take too long to fill up. Too long to restore a backup. Too long to make a backup. We need more cloud... or maybe a beowulf cluster. But what we really need is to mandate recovery of magnets from hard drives. Which makes me wonder. What DID happen to all those CRT screens of yesteryear? Man we make a lot of garbage these days don't we?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

NemoinSpace Re:Yes, but it wouldn't work (382 comments)

I would pay for it too. Trolling an audience that assumes it is not being trolled is twice the fun. Maybe we could have different levels of membership. Maybe we could have a moderation system. Maybe thinking your opinion is worth 2 cents is funny enough.

about a month ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Crippling PCs With BSOD, Microsoft Suggests You Roll Back

NemoinSpace Re:It isn't only Windows 8 (304 comments)

Fuck off steve. You're fired. Remember?

about a month ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

NemoinSpace Re:My 0.02 (457 comments)

Not true. I would create a post ridiculing your statement regardless. Where did this whole "bully" concept come from anyway? I've been to Australia, those guys are wierd enough, but at least they don't whine like bitches. It seems the post cold war generation are a bunch of whining crybabies. I blame the French, but something tells me it's more deeply rooted than that. Oh wait, I forgot we're talking about a book written by some dope that hasn't done enough in her life to aquire perspective. Hey! maybe that's it. Maybe it's not the French's fault at all.
Browsing at -1 is still the best way to read Slashdot. What we need in beta is a +5 filter. Actually, we just need the +5 filter, keep bet under wraps for another 3 years or so.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Should You Invest In Documentation, Or UX?

NemoinSpace Picasso didn't write documentation (199 comments)

Although their are plenty of books written by others to explain them. There's an analogy in there somewhere, it's not car analogy, but even automakers let Chilton's write their documentation. So, the answer is no you shouldn't waste your talent on scribe work if you are a genius.
Alternativley, if you need to explain what your program is doing to someone who presumeably bought your program with the expectation that it accomplishes their intended purpose, then maybe you aren't a genius after all.

about a month ago
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Ryan Lackey, Marc Rogers Reveal Inexpensive Tor Router Project At Def Con

NemoinSpace Privacy is over rated. Pursuit of Liberty is key. (38 comments)

Privacy is a derived right and invokes unwritten rules of human nature such as judging other peoples actions. My freedom really should not be limited by your pea brained assessment of my actions or motives. Privacy is insidious and a bastion of cowards that are afraid their own morals won't stand up to scrutiny. No my freinds, I have the inarguable right to do whatever the hell I want to the point of death. The real debate should be whether the government should have the right to keep and bear arms rather than I. Governments really shouldn't be alllowed near guns, they have murdered a lot more innocent people than me, or my crackhead commie neighbor combined.

about a month ago
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The Benefits of Inequality

NemoinSpace Re:Or... (254 comments)

We could stop assuming that, but it would be a bad assumption. We have several thousand years of direct observation that the average person "groks".
The real driver of the evolution of society came when the "Love thy neighbor" requirement was instituted. It works really well, and probably explains aa lot about the accension of modern man. The best part is that it can insert itself into any political system. Unfortunately, the latest fashion is for pseudo-intelectuals to throw the baby out with the bath water and search for the meaning of life inside of black holes. Sure, I'm viewing this in a biased way, and I don't recommend turning world governance back over to the 3 idiot sons of Charlemagne, I guess I'm convinced that if you believe in unalienable rights, it requires a belief in God. I've found that most people that don't believe in God come up with overly absurd assumptions and excuses because the alternative of loving your neighbor is really hard work and imposes direct personal responsibility. This in no way infringes on my right to keep and bear arms (just in case i haven't shoe-boxed enough).

about a month ago

Submissions

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Will UlltraDimms beat Flying Cars to market?

NemoinSpace NemoinSpace writes  |  about 4 months ago

NemoinSpace (1118137) writes "It's coming up on a year since the product announcement, and 5 months since Lenovo said it would take over IBM's x86 server line. Hopefully these nifty little pieces of silicon will move faster than the speed of business. What would you do with a 400Gb flash drive that runs directly on the memory bus? No one else is talking."
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You Killed My Tablet. Prepare to Die.

NemoinSpace NemoinSpace writes  |  more than 2 years ago

NemoinSpace writes "Now that Spanish Android tablet maker Nuevas Tecnologias y Energias Catala, otherwise known as NT-K, has successfully defended itself against the patent infringement suit filed by Apple, it’s turning the tables on the company."
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Shuttle launch

NemoinSpace NemoinSpace writes  |  more than 5 years ago The Discovery launch was quite a sight the other night. It seemed Huge! Even as far away as Ft. Lauderdale.

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