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'Vampire' Squirrel Has World's Fluffiest Tail

PrescriptionWarning R.O.U.S.'s (54 comments)

Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist...

about a month ago

On Daylight Savings Time:

PrescriptionWarning Re:I'm a morning person. (475 comments)

On days where its really cloudy its not exactly light out before 8AM either. You can't rely just on light alone to determine when its time to get up or go to bed. Your body has other systems for that. Failing that, there's alarm clocks.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Would You Fix the Linux Desktop?

PrescriptionWarning Nothing is wrong with Linux, just what supports it (1154 comments)

I really like using linux for day to day things, or would like to more, if the things (read: games) I want to play were supported better on it. Maybe with Steam taking an interest in it we'll see that shift in the years to come, but for now I dual boot it with Windows.

about 2 years ago

Curiosity Rover Fires First Laser Beam At Martian Rock

PrescriptionWarning Re:This means war! (167 comments)

AC just made my day :)

about 2 years ago

Kentucky Lawmakers Shocked To Find Evolution In Biology Tests

PrescriptionWarning Re:Ermahgerd evolution!! (1218 comments)

Let's not forget that the Bible was made up too. Its funny these people don't even see the irony of this whole debacle.

about 2 years ago

First Pictures of Apple's New Mini Connector

PrescriptionWarning Just use micro USB already! (303 comments)

Its really just bad that they insist on not moving to micro USB like basically all other phones manufacturers have. Requiring people to buy new sets of chargers, cables, accessories, docks for a new product just shouldn't be necessary with what is already available.

about 2 years ago

Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle

PrescriptionWarning Re:Sounds like win-win to me! (666 comments)

I could be wrong, but I think it may be illegal for someone in D.C. to own such guns, so he likely didn't want to take that chance on making a bit o' cash.

about 2 years ago

Man Orders TV On Amazon, Gets Shipped Assault Rifle

PrescriptionWarning Sounds like win-win to me! (666 comments)

He obviously was buying the TV so that he could hoist it a few stories above the ground and kill whatever poor sucker stood under it when it drops. Amazon just knew him so well from his previous purchases that he'd rather just have a rifle!

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: the Best Linux Setup To Transition Windows Users?

PrescriptionWarning Linux Mint is the new Ubuntu (448 comments)

Personally I find Linux Mint to be the best one, as I prefer my desktop to be more similar to traditional desktop Gnome 2/Windows. Also its very fast and doesn't seem bloated.

about 2 years ago

Human Water Use Accounts For 42% of Recent Sea Level Rise

PrescriptionWarning Dam Baby, Dam! (324 comments)

So we just need more dams to fix this right, time to put those beavers to work!

more than 2 years ago

LinuxMint13 RC Is Available For Testing

PrescriptionWarning Is this one going to be LTS? (114 comments)

Anyone know if this version will be a Long Term Support version?

more than 2 years ago

Stop Being Poor: U.S. Piracy Watch List Hits a New Low With 2012 Report

PrescriptionWarning Re:US, nobody gives a shit (310 comments)

Its pretty naive to think all americans only like the pop artists listened to on cd's, there's quite the local and social scene I'd imagine in just about every major city similar to how it is in my city on the east coast. Sounds like someone's been fed some BS propaganda.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Planning To Build Private Restaurant

PrescriptionWarning Re:Cafeteria (234 comments)

No joke, even IBM has had them on site for decades

more than 2 years ago

North Carolina Threatens To Shut Down Nutrition Blogger

PrescriptionWarning Re:Suddenly Slashdot Readers are Sheep? (515 comments)

if someone dies from taking this unlicensed person's advice, who pays the health bills? That's right, the taxpayer!

more than 2 years ago

Egg-laying, Not Environment, May Explain the Size and Downfall of Dinosaurs

PrescriptionWarning Re:Circular reasoning? (123 comments)

The small dinosaurs probably got eaten, so the thought would be that the bigger dinosaurs live long enough to breed and they would beget bigger dino's as well else they would die, and so on. Circle of life would be the circular reasoning you're thinking of.

more than 2 years ago

MacBook Pro Fragrance Created

PrescriptionWarning Re:Sexy? (114 comments)

Of course it would, the fresh chinese factory worker smell really does a number on the olfactory!

more than 2 years ago

The Liberated Pixel Cup: a Game Making Contest From the CC, FSF, and OpenGameArt

PrescriptionWarning Fantasy themed content only? (53 comments)

I can't tell if all submitted art must be fantasy/steampunk based (as they comment in their blog post as their "base theme"), or if thats just their own contribution and others are free to submit whatever themed content they want?

more than 2 years ago

Waterboarding Whistleblower Indicted Under Espionage Act

PrescriptionWarning Re:Let this be a message to the unpatriotic (338 comments)

Yes, you're right, if someone waterboarded me to tell me where their GI Joe toy was hidden then I would certainly tell them. But the analogy doesn't work on adults when concerning matter they consider so important they it would take more than a pink belly, and I'm guessing rarely can the information revealed from torture be instantly verified. Oh, also they have training to desensitize them from torture, so if they think they can tell a lie just to get them off the hook for a while, then they might just do that too. So yeah good luck on getting a real person to tell you where his real life GI Joe buddies are hidden.

more than 2 years ago

MPAA Chief Dodd Hints At Talks To Revive SOPA

PrescriptionWarning Re:LOL! American Freedom! (279 comments)

The freedom to pirate their stuff despite their lame attempts to control it all is the priceless part.

more than 2 years ago

The Politics of the F.D.A.

PrescriptionWarning Re:It's all about an unimpinged right to choose (238 comments)

We will always have the right to eat whatever loaded calorie crap we want (I know I love my taco bell burrito despite it being so many calories), but if just 5% of people will choose to consume less after seeing the whopping calorie count of a tub of buttery popcorn that can be a ton of money saved by our government trying to cover people who don't may not have healthcare and ultimately are a drain on the taxes we all pay.

more than 2 years ago



New Mechwarrior game announcement forthcoming

PrescriptionWarning PrescriptionWarning writes  |  more than 2 years ago

PrescriptionWarning (932687) writes "The Twitter account "InnerSpherNews" has been lighting up recently with requests for followers and releases of bits of information that appears to be leading up to an official announcement of the next Mechwarrior video game for PC and consoles, currently in development by Piranha Games.

For those that missed it back in 2009, the Mechwarrior Debut Trailer and an article on IGN covering it."

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eeeBuntu 3.0 released (1 of 3)

PrescriptionWarning PrescriptionWarning writes  |  more than 5 years ago

PrescriptionWarning (932687) writes "eeeBuntu version 3.0 has just been released using the latest version of Ubuntu (9.04, Jaunty). Though at first only the limited Base version is available it hails a new set of interface changes that may prove to make it more attractive to end users than before. Let the torrents begin!"

New IBM Linux Cluster Configurator

PrescriptionWarning PrescriptionWarning writes  |  about 6 years ago

PrescriptionWarning (932687) writes "ASIT (Advanced Solutions Integration Tool), IBM's new cluster sales configuration utility has just been released. It is a lightweight Java based tool weighing in under 10 MB that can create Linux, iDataplex, or Microsoft clusters of almost any size utilizing IBM server hardware and a variety of switches from partner companies such as Cisco, SMC, Voltaire, and Myricom. Capabilities include automatic networking scalability, real-time network cabling, and user oriented design to allow sweeping changes to an entire cluster with only a few clicks."
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The Future of MMOs

PrescriptionWarning PrescriptionWarning writes  |  more than 6 years ago

PrescriptionWarning (932687) writes "GDC 2008: The Future of MMOs, Several top designers gather to discuss the future of the genre:

"We've definitely enjoyed some of the panels at this year's show, particularly the ones on Blizzard's multiplayer philosophies and the plans for Spore's user generated content. Another that was really high on our list was a discussion of the future of the MMO by a number of the genre's successful designers. On hand were Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios, Mark Miller of NCSoft, Min Kim of Nexon and Rob Pardo of Blizzard Entertainment. MMO newbie Ray Muzyka was also on hand to share his thoughts as BioWare moves into the MMO arena. The entire panel was moderated by's Jon Wood.""

Link to Original Source

PrescriptionWarning PrescriptionWarning writes  |  more than 7 years ago

PrescriptionWarning (932687) writes "With the latest Media Center Edition update from Microsoft, many other users and myself are finding that content available on Television are now completely unwatchable from Media Center, with a message that simply states "Restricted Content: Restrictions set by the broadcaster and/or originator of the content prohibit playback of the program on this computer."

A simple search on the subject reveals that HBO programming and, in my case Braveheart on AMC, are among the many selections now restricted for playback or recording by Windows Media Center Edition. What's next, restricting every piece of programming on television? One thing is for sure, there won't be much left to watch."


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