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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Sounds nice (138 comments)

Now if it only included a text editor.

yesterday
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Oracle Database Certifications Are No Longer Permanent

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Your firstborn (108 comments)

Clearly you don't know Oracle. The cost has always been your soul.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Speakeasy Speed Test (294 comments)

return ArtistFormerlyKnownAs(ArtistFormerlyKnownAs(Prince));

about two weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Meaning (179 comments)

And by "more federated" we really mean "more feudal". What Schmidt is worried about is Google's loss of world hegemony, which is inevitable as the rest of the second and third world gets wired and/or broadband. When he talks about concerns about US spying, he's really worrying about the loss of Europe.

"It's a harder problem to solve because it's seen as personal," he [Schmidt] said. "We're very concerned that there will be a sort of 'Buy European' movement."

He doesn't really need to worry about that as much as he needs to worry about Net Neutrality. That's what's going to "break the Internet", when Comcast gets their wish of charging different content providers different rates, everyone, down to the ISP (last mile) level will eventually follow suit. Schmidt will end up paying a different rate to deliver YouTube to each individual customer. Eventually he'll have BIGGER server farms dedicated to billing, cross-licensing, etc. than he has for content today.

about two weeks ago
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The flying car I'd like in my garage first:

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:TR-3B (151 comments)

I'll go for an A-10 myself, much more useful when you're stuck behind a slowpoke in the fast lane.

about two weeks ago
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Solar Could Lead In Power Production By 2050

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:My Ass (167 comments)

In other news: "too cheap to meter" fusion power available ten to twenty years from today. Whenever "today" might happen to be.

about two weeks ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Why not create a new API version function? (349 comments)

Fuckin' PHP programmers! You guys need to die off. How about a GetReallyFor ReallyHonestThisTimeIMeanItVersionNumber()? Or are we going to be using a GetVersionEx47() at some point?

about two weeks ago
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Possible Reason Behind Version Hop to Windows 10: Compatibility

NoNonAlphaCharsHere This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard (349 comments)

So you're telling me that Microsoft decided/had to skip a version number because of existing Java code? Rly? Srsly?

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Elon Musk had nothing to do with this (174 comments)

Good to know. I know that nobody on Slashdot is interested in what Paul Allen might be up to.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Low hanging fruit (174 comments)

Sure, but then there's question of miles driven per day. I think there's a lot more bang-for-buck in school buses.

What starts with "F" and ends with "U-C-K"? Fire truck.

about two weeks ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Low hanging fruit (174 comments)

SCHOOL BUSES. Usually low-speed, frequent starts & stops, usually only out for 2-3 hours at a time. Time to recharge between morning and afternoon routes. Current diesel models get terrible mileage. Perfect for teslafication.

about two weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:speculating (191 comments)

... the NSA (or some other spooks)...

I thought I touched that base. Meanwhile, the NSA is still the most likely source.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Wait, what? (191 comments)

They made up how they found out. In your analogy, the person following the script then went to court and *swore* that he set up Apache on his own by reading the manuals.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:How does this matter? (191 comments)

It matters because it means the intelligence/evidence was gathered some other way, that the government doesn't want to admit to, and so they made up this story to cover how they supposedly found out this information. It's called "parallel construction", and it basically means that the NSA (or some other spooks) tipped off the FBI, whose job it was to come up with a plausible story as to how they found out.

about three weeks ago
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Silk Road Lawyers Poke Holes In FBI's Story

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Wait, what? (191 comments)

So you're saying the FBI made shit up? That's... that's... inconceivable!

about three weeks ago
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Experiment Shows Stylized Rendering Enhances Presence In Immersive AR

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Porn ... (75 comments)

I still don't understand the bit about "Immersive Accounts Receivable".

about three weeks ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Oh rly? (156 comments)

I still have a red mark on my forehead from the facepalm.

about three weeks ago
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End of an Era: After a 30 Year Run, IBM Drops Support For Lotus 1-2-3

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Oh rly? (156 comments)

So it was Lotus 1-2-3 that made the Apple ][ a success. Good to know after all these years.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re: X, perhaps? (399 comments)

Because no-one is going to believe that Windows goes up to 11.

about three weeks ago

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