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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

Patent Lover The hammer. (501 comments)

The hammer. Nothing more. That's it.


Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

Patent Lover No more monkey deaths. (76 comments)

Finally the monkeys are safe. Praise be.


Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Patent Lover Run for your lives... (279 comments)

In other words he downloaded a bunch of shit from the Internet. Oh the horror....


The American Workday, By Profession

Patent Lover Re:9 to 5 is a myth (146 comments)

Actually Step 2 should be work for a company which doesn't treat it's employees as enemies. The problem is that's not so easy.

2 days ago

Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

Patent Lover Re:1st post (257 comments)

Amazing the TSA doesn't have 100 of these in every airport.

2 days ago

The Executive Order That Led To Mass Spying, As Told By NSA Alumni

Patent Lover Re:Executive Orders Need to Expire, and Quickly (180 comments)

Actually executive orders are orders that excercise lawful powers given to the President by Congress. The problem is that there are always lawyers making up their own interpretation of a vague law passed by Congress. C'est La Vie.

2 days ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Patent Lover Re:I like... (601 comments)

The general population already has them at their own expense. How about just junk the guns and buy them cameras. The final outcome would be much better for all parties.

2 days ago

Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Lover Re:Shenanigans (327 comments)

No examiner would use the word "queue" either.

about three weeks ago

Floridian (and Southern) Governmental Regulations Are Unfriendly To Solar Power

Patent Lover Re: Translated into English (306 comments)

Government-created incumbent monopolies seem to be playing their part as well.

Sadly, it's known as... socialism! Sorry sunny red state.

about three weeks ago

The Problems With Drug Testing

Patent Lover Re:Er, that's a bit confusing (166 comments)

, do we want to rely on results that are likely skewed because the test subjects were also taking heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine?

Are they testing on Wall Street traders now?

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?

Patent Lover Once again... (170 comments)

Lots of advice instead of actually answering his question.

about 1 month ago

A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

Patent Lover Re:Wow ... (419 comments)

The few times I've been asked for ID when using a credit card (oddly only in the Las Vegas are), the clerk merely checks that the names match. Most of them do not even look at the picture. It's not really any security at all.

about 1 month ago

The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Patent Lover Good lord... (250 comments)

If you believe double sided postcards from unknown people that are put in your mailbox, you are a fool and you reap the benefits. Been that way since postcards were invented.

about a month ago

US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

Patent Lover Re:The scammer's dream. (172 comments)

The biggest scam magnet ever is Wall Street and the stock market. Bitcoin is not even a few coins in the fountain. Why does one get so much more attention than the other?

about a month ago

Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

Patent Lover Re:Not too surprising... (160 comments)

On realy injury, 500 fake ones. Still not a lot of brain power involved.

about a month ago


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