Best Practice For Retiring RSS Feeds?
You are losing valuable mind share by retiring feeds. If you have reoccurring events, they should use the same feed as the prior event promote the new event to an established mind share.
Satellite Debris Forces ISS Crew Into Rescue Craft
Add a proximity radar and a 10 foot radius shield on a pool cleaner type arm. Using some basic hydraulics they could position the shield between the station and oncoming objects.
(-1 for having an opinion!)
US Forgets How To Make Trident Missiles
He worked on the Trident.
New iMac, Mac Mini Benchmarks Show Changes Are Slight
This guy didn't include video performance and the main upgrade to the Mac Mini is the video card. Its also holds 4GB of RAM.
3-Man Team Begins Ice-Survey Trek To the North Pole
Recently it has been discovered that there are defective sensor(s). Ice about the size of California has been "discovered"
First Solar Eclipse Recorded From Moon
Actually, I wasn't thinking about the full moon, I was thinking about the one day a month when there is no moon because the sun's rays are some how blocked.
NASA Contest To Name ISS Module
The whole scoring system is out of whack. If you don't say something people agree with, they label you a troll. You also have to be a Democrat; Libertarians get no love. I am going to get a minus 1 just for posting this comment if Slash lets me post at all.
I vote for "Serenity."
First Solar Eclipse Recorded From Moon
Doesn't the a moon perspective solar eclipse happen every day? Or at least once a month?
The Art of The Farewell Email
THis is common problem with people - they cannot separate their personal life form work. Whether or not this lady lost her baby is irrelevant to the economic health of the company. We don't let companies dictate when we can have our babies, therefore letting your baby dictate when you can be let go is a fallacy.
Pirate Bay Founder Begs For Hacker Ceasefire
Just as hackers are criminals. ...Look at what those who support pirating copyrighted material do! Get a freakin job and pay a dollar for the song like a grown up.
The Role of Experts In Wikipedia
So we are going to have "experts" who aren't necessarily right or factual, but they have a rubber stamp on their ass by the "system". History is interpretation. Science interpretation. Politics is cover-up. Its all subjective.
Researchers Warn of Possible BitTorrent Meltdown
Most of torrent material is piracy as it is. Sites like Hulu.com ABC.com, CW, Amazon, Netflix and even Apple iTunes Store are making media easy to obtain. There is no need to support torrent as a vidio-audio media delivery system is you aren't a thief.
Firefox Exec Says Windows Bundling Is a Bad Idea
Just because something is a monopoly doesn't make it bad. Democrats have a majority monopoly of the House, Senate, Executive branch and Supreme Court. Are you saying Democrat ideology is bad?
Nationalized health care would also be a monopoly...
A monopoly is bad only when it fails to address the needs it serves. Not just because it exists.
Bill Gates Unleashes Swarm of Mosquitoes
What's the difference between this ans people who fake ricin etc to make a point. He should be arrested.
Progress On Electric Cars
Coal pollution is so bad, that a recent Wired article says that auto emissions are negligible in comparison.
Senate Approves 4-Month Delay In Digital TV Switch
"coupons, available from the government to offset the cost of a $40 converter box" ... that is not correct. Converter boxes are a variety of brices, not $40. The coupon is worth $40. Additionally, the people running this thing have determined that the people selling the boxes are jacking up the price in addition to the $40 coupon - because of the coupon. (More or less proving the coupon is not necessary)
Obama Proposes Digital Health Records
Creating busy work for a bunch of unskilled and under educated people to make data entry errors on all our records is not change. That's business as usual for the government.
Is a 'Katrina-Like' Space Storm Brewing?
There is no government corruption and failure in space. No inadequate levees. No "below sea level" development. What the hell does Katrina-like mean?
Another Attempt At Using the Courts To Suppress an Online Review
From the summary you are say he's posting accusations to yelp about the relationship with the insurance company? That's not a review, that's slander.
Dell Closes Ireland Plant; 2nd Largest Employer
from wikipedia "The national minimum wage is 8.65 per hour for full time staff over the age of 18 -- this is one of the highest in the world. From 2007, someone working 39 hours per week at this rate is exempt from income tax, as earned income below 17,600.00 per year is not taxed."
also "State provided old age pensions are also relatively generous in Ireland. The maximum weekly rate for the State Pension (Contributory) is 223.30 for a single pensioner aged between 66 and 80 (423.30 for a pensioner couple in the same age range). The maximum weekly rate for the State Pension (Non-Contributory) is 212.00 for a single pensioner aged between 66 and 80 (352.10 for a pensioner couple in the same age range)."
Its a simple equation: artificially high wages, benefits, and taxation equals bye bye jobs
Slashdot's comment delay is too long
"Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.
It's been 21 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
21 minutes! What happened to 4 minutes or whatever"
I dont know if this attached to karma or what but the karma tool is retarded too. I have bad karma because people disagree with me, not because my comments are poor quality.
steam punk keyboard
I am interested in creating a steam punk USB keyboard from an old typewriter. (Then a monitor to create a similar set-up as seen in the movie Brazil.)
I am a newbie to this and would appreciate any tips, links, to get started. Do I deconstruct a working keyboard first? Or do I need to start from scratch?