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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

Netdoctor Actually... (273 comments)

I was out of there in 2 hours. I spent the time going around, meeting new people, and exchanging gifts. It was a great experience. Got to hang out with some impossibly hot and awesome people.

I know some people that took 6 hours to get out. I also know people who didn't even wait in a line. It's all about planning ahead and timing.

However, the whole point of the experience is to slow down, enjoy people and yourself, and interact. Going in, you know there's going to be a delay in going out. Why not make the best of it?

about two weeks ago
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The Earth As a Gravitational Wave Detector

Netdoctor Re:45 year old story (70 comments)

Upper Limit on a Stochastic Background of Gravitational Waves from Seismic Measurements in the Range 0.05–1 Hz

Michael Coughlin and Jan Harms
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 101102 (2014)
Published March 13, 2014

about a month ago
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A Primer on Data Backup for Small- to Medium-Sized Companies (Video)

Netdoctor Re:How is this not blatent adversting? (76 comments)

Well, I never want to get in the way of a man doing a good job, and the articles really are appreciated.

I guess it's about transparancy. Hearing from you, from /. and knowing what /. is up to causes us to engage more. Without that communication, we -as nerds- get paranoid and suspicious.

Come to think of it, a /. editor blog would be nice.

Thanks again.

about a month ago
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A Primer on Data Backup for Small- to Medium-Sized Companies (Video)

Netdoctor How is this not blatent adversting? (76 comments)

Rob, lots of genuine, honest respect here. But with the dice acquisition and beta debacle, a lot of effort needs to be made by the editors here to avoid any appearance of using the readers as targeted customers. This interview doesn't help in that regard.

about 2 months ago
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How loud is your primary computer?

Netdoctor Very noisy but... (371 comments)

...on the plus side, my daughter now falls asleep in datacenters.

about 3 months ago
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Interview: Ask Forrest Mims About Rockets, Electronics, and Engineering

Netdoctor Next generation (120 comments)

Sir, you were very instrumental in getting me excited and motivated to study electronics as a child, and largely why I am here now.

I have just had a child myself recently. Given the opportunity to motivate and influence a new generation of children, how would you communicate to them differently now?

about 4 months ago
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As Hurricane Season Looms, It's Disaster-Preparedness Time

Netdoctor Advice? (117 comments)

I'm not sure I want to take the advice from a guy who's emergency plans ended up with him using a bucket brigade to keep his DC open...

No, sorry. Being clever in the midst of a disaster does not make you good at emergency IT planning.

about 7 months ago
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For Overstated Claims, Gore, Tesla Upbraided By NWS, NHTSA Respectively

Netdoctor Combining articles (195 comments)

That's two different subjects.

Editors: is this a news aggregation site, or are we now making new articles here?

about 8 months ago
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When it comes to (download) bandwidth needs, I require..

Netdoctor Missing oblig option (279 comments)

Never underestimate the bandwidth of Cowboy Neil driving a van with my flashdrive.

about 8 months ago
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Fast and Furious Developer Job Market

Netdoctor dice (2 comments)

Well now, Dice.com is where I should put out my resume! I'm glad I read this!

Editors: If it says Dice.com on here, we're always gonna be suspicious. Sorry.

about 10 months ago
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A Snapshot of the Inside of an Atom

Netdoctor Not good enough. (40 comments)

No, as an engineer, I need to know both what direction the wire is in, and where it is at, at the same time, or game over.

about a year ago
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Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google's VP8 Video ... - TechCrunch

Netdoctor feedfeeder? (1 comments)

/. attach an rss feeder to it's incoming submission queue?

Oblig: I, for one, welcome our new robot overloard.

about a year ago
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New Adobe Flash Vulnerabilities Being Actively Exploited On Windows and OS X

Netdoctor We don't need antivirus software! (167 comments)

Such is the mantra here...

Sooo tempted to send the CVE out to several people internally, as a word document.

*sigh*

about a year ago
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Stanford Uses Million-Core Supercomputer To Model Supersonic Jet Noise

Netdoctor Makes the sound 'boom!' (66 comments)

But what was the question?

about a year ago
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Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

Netdoctor replacement (1388 comments)

s/gun/human/

and it sounds like his idea works. ..just sayin.

about a year ago
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Samba 4.0 Released: the First Free Software Active Directory Compatible Server

Netdoctor fsck yeah! (343 comments)

Oh My Gawd.

I have been waiting literally *years* for this.

This just made up for an otherwise very crappy day. No, this just fixed my whole year.

about a year ago
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John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police

Netdoctor Re:Can anyone parse the final sentence? (353 comments)

One of my pet peeves...

"Natural chemical plans" probably means non-synthesized, where "synthesizing" chemicals usually means making the exact same -molecularly identical- chemical through cheaper, more economical and more easily reproducible ways.

Ergo, we can't have cheaper, better, or faster, because people are non-natural and science is dumb and we all are going to die from cancer. /rant

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Approach To Reenergize an Old Programmer?

Netdoctor Re:You have mixed goals (360 comments)

I'd second that.

If you're hungry and worried about the rent, then make that your priority instead of worrying about being happy.

It's called Maslow's Hierarchy, and I've seen techie people make that same mistake time after time.

Take care of the tummy first. Don't lose your house. In your spare time, look for the happiness, either by training and/or job searching.

about a year and a half ago
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'Magic Carpet' Could Help Prevent Falls Among the Elderly

Netdoctor Mining (87 comments)

Great!

Now we have a database of thousands of people's daily habits, combined with their addresses and age.

We can query it to find out the best time to air TV shows.

Or use it to find out the best time to break in and steal the TV.

I'm kidding. I'm sure they'll keep the data safe, just like Apple does.

about a year and a half ago

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EAS Boxes hacked, Fake Emergency Alert Broadcast

Netdoctor Netdoctor writes  |  about a year ago

Netdoctor (95217) writes "Well it's finally happened.

The last few years has seen FEMA implimenting IPAWS which requires hardware boxes to manage local and national EAS alerts.

  If you slap these boxes right on the Internet, without a firewall, and without changing the default login, anybody with a net connection might get in and send an emergency notification to everyone in the state.

This has the actual broadcast alert, which someone just picked up from this video."

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