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Research Suggests One To Three Men Fathered Most Western Europeans

ProfessionalCookie Re:Proof! (253 comments)

hence, anthropogenic :)

about 4 months ago

Android KitKat Released

ProfessionalCookie Re:So how do we use this? (358 comments)

Piecemeal software updates, sounds like that will work well.

about 5 months ago

Carbon-Negative Energy Machines Catching On

ProfessionalCookie TIA (228 comments)

"a guy running a corn mill in Uganda with a PowerPallet will never need to open that door and never will"

I live in Africa and I can verify that this is a foolish thing to say. We have to open all kinds of doors never meant to be opened and fix thing using materials and tools that in any other place might seem like a joke. But we can, and we do, not because we don't know better but because the things we need to fix were engineered to be used in friendly climates by people who grew up with machines and who value the benefit of the machine more than the selling price of a part, even for scrap. They were constructed economically and without a clever friend they die much much earlier than they were intended to.

about 6 months ago

Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Has Taken Its Battery Certification Flight

ProfessionalCookie Re:No way! (123 comments)

One way or another, we're all flying.

1 year,9 days

WindowsAndroid Lets You Run Android 4.0 Natively On Your PC

ProfessionalCookie Re:From China..? (190 comments)

Who cares about China, if you don't trust whoever compiled it, it should be in a sandbox. This is THE argument for open source.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Convince a Team To Write Good Code?

ProfessionalCookie Bribery (366 comments)

Have you tried making sure they have access to great food and drinks?

about a year ago

Google Declares War On the Password

ProfessionalCookie Re:Brilliant idea (480 comments)

there is 0 chance that my password will be social engineered.

I tink you are unfamiliar with russian social engineering.

about a year ago

Kingston Introduces 1TB Flash Drive

ProfessionalCookie My DataTraveler Experience (170 comments)

I got 8 64GB Kingston DataTraveler drives.

100% failure within one year, with minimal usage. None of the drive were ever more than half full.

about a year ago

Congressman Introduces Bill To Ban Minting of Trillion-Dollar Coin

ProfessionalCookie Re:Can't America get its acts together ? (1059 comments)

If the top 1% earns 40% of the countries income, they are going to need to pay 40% of the taxes.

Ummm, you know that the top 1% contributes more than 35% of taxes already, right?

If we want to keep spending like crazy monkeys then we need to tax everyone like crazy monkeys.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deploy Small Office Wi-Fi SSIDs?

ProfessionalCookie Re:Old PC + pfSense (172 comments)

Because the power to run a Pentium 4 for 2 years would cost more than getting a modern little embedded box.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deploy Small Office Wi-Fi SSIDs?

ProfessionalCookie Unifi (172 comments)

If the only think keeping you from a controller based solution is cost try Ubiquiti's Unifi. You can run without a controller and if you need one you can use any old embedded box. http://www.ubnt.com/unifi

about a year ago

Apple Stops Hiding Samsung Apology On Its UK Site

ProfessionalCookie Re:Court ordered apologies are bunk (189 comments)

If they really wanted apple to feel it they could have made them use Ariel.

about a year and a half ago

ISP 'Six Strikes' Plan Delayed

ProfessionalCookie Re:Too Late (157 comments)

Where do you see low prices on Fiber? Does it get down to the price of Cat5e?

about 2 years ago

Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

ProfessionalCookie Re:First dissent (2416 comments)

Yeah, exactly or maybe one that just reads "FREEDOM".

Since you can't opt out of public healthcare

about 2 years ago

Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

ProfessionalCookie Re:No escape (2416 comments)

They can tax my absence_of_healthcare but I'll never let them tax my tea.

about 2 years ago

Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

ProfessionalCookie Re:So from here on out ... (2416 comments)

I was under the impression that high deductible plans shifted cost to me, namely that I pay deductible for most healthcare.

about 2 years ago

Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

ProfessionalCookie Re:So from here on out ... (2416 comments)

Yes, it is a tax on you. You will be paying for vouchers to support those who fall into a broad category of people who can't (or "can't") afford it.

Actually, you'll be paying for me. I'm a volunteer abroad living well below the poverty federal level. I carry a high deductible low premium policy that covers me abroad and in the states and I have set aside money to cover the deductible. I take care of basic healthcare our of pocket and will only rely on my insurance in case of a health disaster.

But unfortunately my current policy will soon be illegal. I will be forced into a plan that provides more coverage at a higher cost that I can not afford, but everyone else will pick up the cost of the premium (I will use a voucher).

In the end it means that instead of me paying a doctor for basic care, you will be paying an insurance company, via the government, for nothing, especially since my geographic location prevents me from using most preventative and maintenance benefits.

So I have two things to say, I'm sorry for being such a terrible waste of your money and thank you for paying my premiums, I would have never asked.

about 2 years ago

Chrome Browser Usage Artificially Boosted, Says Microsoft

ProfessionalCookie Re:Wait a second (272 comments)

But if you're on Chrome, you read it, even if you didn't :)

(but StatCounter didn't count you)

about 2 years ago



Mac Trojan is has a GUI and is Fun

ProfessionalCookie ProfessionalCookie writes  |  more than 4 years ago

ProfessionalCookie writes "A retro computer game/art project released for Mac this September has been labeled a trojan by Symantec. The project was unique enough to warrant a video showing it deleting files during gameplay. The twist is that the game plainly states what will happen if you play, as noted in their writeup. While the declaration pulls it out of trojan territory for the likes of slashdot, Appleinsider notes that the game has also been declared a threat by the anti-virus companies Sophos and Intego. Who wants to play?"
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