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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

P1h3r1e3d13 Who's the victim? (311 comments)

Poor Tor, it's not their fault people did nasty stuff with their service.

But yesterday, when spammers happened to use NO-IP's free service, that made NO-IP âoeshady.â

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:IETF next (311 comments)

Yeah, but not when they build a good road and somebody uses it to traffic drugs.

about 2 months ago
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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

P1h3r1e3d13 Survey studies (254 comments)

Survey studies have little to no influence on my understanding of human behavior. Who actually believes that people know what influences their purchases? At least get some real-world observation.

about 3 months ago
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How Virtual Reality Became Reality

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:Hyperbole much? (104 comments)

Again, you could say that about movies or existing video games, any time you get “sucked in.” Until a double-blind test demonstrates indistinguishability, I'm taking any statements about your brain's acceptance of reality as marketing hype.

Source: cognitive neuroscience degree

about 4 months ago
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How Virtual Reality Became Reality

P1h3r1e3d13 Hyperbole much? (104 comments)

As far as your brain is concerned, there's no difference between experiencing something on the Rift and experiencing it in the real world.

Total bullshit.

"This is the first time that we've succeeded in stimulating parts of the human visual system directly,"

Total bullshit.

You could have said exactly the same things about the upgrade from movies to 3D movies, or from pictures to movies, and they would be just exactly as true as they are here.

about 4 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

P1h3r1e3d13 Oh, that's not new (338 comments)

Stanford Research Institute had a fax machine precursor in the 50s or 60s and shopped it to the USPS to transmit less-sensitive mail. They got about the same response.

about 5 months ago
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Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years

P1h3r1e3d13 Trying too hard (98 comments)

Most of your suggestions are clearer, or better style, but only “pete” is an actual error.
If you want to get that picky, you could use actual quotation marks, instead of straight quotes.

about 7 months ago
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Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:Summary named the sattelite wrong... (61 comments)

The irony is that this is the only comment that's relevant to the article, and it's at -1.

about 7 months ago
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Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

P1h3r1e3d13 Maybe (61 comments)

There's a “Slashdot Classic” link in the footer.
For reference, it goes to http://slashdot.org/?nobeta=1

about 7 months ago
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Webcam-Equipped Remote-Controllable Halloween Haunt

P1h3r1e3d13 Where's the video of it running?! (24 comments)

Can anybody find the one thing we care to see on that barftacular site?

about a year ago
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US Nuclear Weapons Lab Discovers How To Suppress the Casimir Force

P1h3r1e3d13 Off switches? (112 comments)

could be used as on-off switches for nuclear devices

On-off switches? What exactly is the function of an “off” switch on a nuclear bomb?

about a year ago
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Boulder's Tech Workers Cope With Historic Flood

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:What is Boulder Co.? (85 comments)

Oh, is it not referring to the city of Boulder, CO? As a non-Coloradan, I had no idea there was a Boulder County. Now I'm really confused. Is “Co.” a common abbrev. for “County?”

1 year,4 days
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Boulder's Tech Workers Cope With Historic Flood

P1h3r1e3d13 What is Boulder Co.? (85 comments)

What do they do? Sounds like maybe an ironic name for a cloud storage company....

Ohhhhhhh. “Boulder, CO” — not “Boulder Co.” Never mind.

1 year,4 days
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CT State Senator Wants To Ban Kids From Using Arcade Guns

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:cowboys and indians? (335 comments)

My mom didn't allow gun toys. So I built Lego guns and even once bit off the corner of my sandwich, pointed it at something, and said bang.

about a year and a half ago
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CES: Tiny Fuel Cell is Supposed to Charge a Cell Phone for Two Weeks (Video)

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:Scale matters (204 comments)

In the case of cars, it was largely supply and logistics. Car fuel cells were supposed to be hydrogen-powered (not butane, like these) and there is very little infrastructure for generating and transporting large amounts of hydrogen. Storing it on board the car is also a tricky issue.

about a year and a half ago
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CES: Tiny Fuel Cell is Supposed to Charge a Cell Phone for Two Weeks (Video)

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:Butane (204 comments)

The fuel cells that were recently all the rage for cars were hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen has even worse supply and storage problems than butane.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Buying a Laptop That Doesn't Have Windows 8

P1h3r1e3d13 W8 will work — or buy as small business (570 comments)

Just get Windows 8 and a Start Menu replacement. (There are a dozen out there.) Congrats, now you have Windows 7.

If there's something you dislike other than the start page, click on the “Small Business” section of Dell (or probably any other big builder). I just bought a W7 computer there last week.

about a year and a half ago
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5000 fps Camera Reveals the Physics of Baseball

P1h3r1e3d13 If it's harmonics, then what's the sweet spot? (144 comments)

Is it the segment with the fewest low-order nodes, so that impact there can set up only high-frequency, low-amplitude vibration?

about 2 years ago

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