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"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland

NoNonAlphaCharsHere A flying robot Tazer (80 comments)

What could possibly go wrong?

yesterday
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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Now we can see (65 comments)

Gates got his ideas from Genghis Khan.

yesterday
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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

NoNonAlphaCharsHere CP/M source code (65 comments)

In honor of CP/M's 40th birthday, the [PL/M] source code for a very early version from 1975, and three later versions from 1976, 1978 and 1979 are being made available for non-commercial use.

LOL -- and a bit of Digital Research cluelessness from the past as well.

yesterday
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:It's not first and foremost about you (837 comments)

systemd allows distributions a better default experience.

If it were simply a case of being a DEFAULT experience, there wouldn't be all this hue and cry. Systemd insists on being the ONLY experience, indeed, the ONLY way of *thinking* about init. Its tendrils are *everywhere*, and spreading every day. And as for applications, the NOTION that an application has a dependency on which init system is running is enough to have Dennis Ritchie (and most admins) spinning. The 'two factions' argument comes down to laptop users saying "faster boot times!" and server admins saying "who cares?". As for VPSs, (or daemons, for that matter) how often do you start/stop them that faster boot times becomes an issue?

2 days ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:How about we hackers? (837 comments)

Parent is what moderation is FOR, and here it languishes at 0.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:So they got their reservation using deception? (976 comments)

Why is there always a different set of rules the smart people are supposed to adhere to? Obviously the facts, logic and argument didn't silence these people, or the clowns trying to get Intelligent Design into elementary and middle-school schoolbooks. And they ARE attempting to silence the truth with a political process. "Silencing a dissenting view" IS "healthy for scientific discourse" when the view is completely preposterous nonsense that flies in the face of overwhelming EVIDENCE. This whole notion of "teaching the controversy" is wrong and anti-science. We shouldn't give it any more credulity than we do alchemy in a physics department.

3 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Sounds legit (976 comments)

University officials say they have no plans to interfere with the event. "Free speech is at the heart of academic freedom and is something we take very seriously," said Kent Cassella, MSU's associate vice president for communications, in a statement. "Any group, regardless of viewpoint, has the right to assemble in public areas of campus or petition for space to host an event so long as it does not engage in disorderly conduct or violate rules. While MSU is not a sponsor of the creation summit, MSU is a marketplace of free ideas."

I think I've found the place to book my next neo-Nazi homeopathic phrenology conference.

3 days ago
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Building All the Major Open-Source Web Browsers

NoNonAlphaCharsHere I run Gentoo (106 comments)

So it's simply emerge --update world* but I always groan when I see Chromium has a new version, which it does almost weekly, because it takes approximately FOREVER to compile. Firefox and Seamonkey take a long time, sure, but Chromium, yikes, come back tomorrow.

*Actually, it's: emerge -v --deep --newuse --with-bdeps=y --update world 2>&1 | tee update-world-deeper-`date +%F`.log, but that's just me.

5 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:more (172 comments)

It's roman_mir. He always goes full retard.

5 days ago
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EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:http://www.ezdictionary.net/arabic/index.html (172 comments)

Heh. Here, let me just download an MSI installer whose instructions are all in Arabic. What's the worst that could happen?

5 days ago
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High Speed Evolution

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Bullshit, This is the Lamarck Theory (282 comments)

Of course it's evolution. Here we have a classic example of an arms race, where if they don't change both behavior and morphology, they are literally killed and eaten. Evolution does not imply immediate overnight (or 20 generations) speciation. And your comment about Lamarck just shows that you don't understand Lamarck OR evolution.

5 days ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Sign me up (163 comments)

You do understand that it isn't the Slashdot editors that are recruiting for this position don't you?

Of course not -- it's their Dice overlords.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Performance issues? (170 comments)

Given a spherical cow of uniform density...

That isn't how First Fit works. Ever.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Smarter Disk Space Monitoring In the Age of Cheap Storage?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Performance issues? (170 comments)

Picture this:

You're pulling into the parking lot at work, and you know that there are only 5% of the spaces free. How long will you have to drive around before you find a place to park?
Now picture pulling into the parking lot at Disney World, and you know that 5% of the spaces are free. Now how long will you have to drive around?

about a week ago
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Machine Learning Expert Michael Jordan On the Delusions of Big Data

NoNonAlphaCharsHere With apologies to Michio Kaku (145 comments)

Yeah, that and the fact that Kurzweil is the biggest hack on the planet.

about a week ago
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GNU Emacs 24.4 Released Today

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Sounds nice (156 comments)

Now if it only included a text editor.

about two weeks ago
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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 two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Speakeasy Speed Test (294 comments)

return ArtistFormerlyKnownAs(ArtistFormerlyKnownAs(Prince));

about three weeks ago

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