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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Provocateur Re:Even more than that... (67 comments)

why does *this* particular bundle show up on Slashdot?

I guess because THIS one is now in firefox's start/home page.

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Provocateur Re:That's okay.... (984 comments)

well, I'm waiting for the bald old geezer to come and announce "Good news, everyone!"

about two weeks ago
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Lennart Poettering: Open Source Community "Quite a Sick Place To Be In"

Provocateur Re:Normal everywhere (993 comments)

raising money to hire a hit-man to take him out is NOT acceptable

What made it extreme was the use of bitcoin *ducks*

about two weeks ago
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Smart Gun Inspires Smart Mouse Authentification System

Provocateur Re:uhhh (60 comments)

Everybody who watched The Town knows it's gotta be authenticious

about two weeks ago
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

Provocateur Re: The Last Blockfighter (137 comments)

he's older than you; his memory's waning

about three weeks ago
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

Provocateur Re:April Fools? (137 comments)

i was ready to respond but my head hit the brakes and did a full reverse when it read Goldbloom Seriously? I think we deserve our /. editors

about three weeks ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

Provocateur Re:striking distance (191 comments)

Doctor, he's fine. He still skims through Slashdot articles; you'd be better off checking his responses to ACs or goat.se links. Don't cut him loose on e-bay, not yet.

about three weeks ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Provocateur Re:Dogs as compass (127 comments)

i think something will rip, but judging by the smell, it ain't no continuum

about a month ago
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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

Provocateur ok, SERIOUSLYnow... (196 comments)

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter

about a month ago
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Verizon Working On a La Carte Internet TV Service

Provocateur Re:It is not just the "extra" channels... (108 comments)

Someone has to foot the bill, making tv shows and content is expensive.
 
Otherwise what? They're going to start shoving ads down our throats?

Oh, wait...

about a month ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Provocateur Re:Wait a minute, a few years ago I recall and AA (819 comments)

cram us in like the hold of a slave ship

I was waiting for one of the theme parks to have a ride like this one. Guess this will have to do!

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Provocateur Re:What does this have to do with tech? (819 comments)

well, in one incident, the guy wanted to use his laptop on the tray table. To prevent the passenger in front of him to recline too far (and damage his laptop) he put a knee defender, a gizmo that limits reclining the seat. That passenger got mad and things escalated, causing the pilot to divert his flight.

about a month and a half ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Provocateur The local paper had this tidbit (819 comments)

The gentleman in question had wanted to use his laptop to update his notes after a business trip, if I recall correctly. He put the gizmo called 'knee defender' so that the passenger wouldn't recline as he worked on his computer. He says he should have handled things differently; he was stunned when 1) the passenger actually poured water on him, splashing a bit on his laptop, and 2) that their plane was diverted over the incident. He also switched to an airline that didn't have reclining seats the rest of the trip

about a month and a half ago
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Space Station's 'Cubesat Cannon' Has Gone Rogue

Provocateur Re:Don't point that thing at me! (143 comments)

Those damned satellite thieves are getting bolder every day.

I'll say. They pretend to wipe the windshield clean with their squeegees, next thing you'll notice, the bucket was filthy to begin with.

about a month and a half ago
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Scientists Sequence Coffee Genome, Ponder Genetic Modification

Provocateur Just when we've almst invented hypersleep (167 comments)

Right when we're on the verge of inventing cryosleep for interstellar space travel, come NASA's new wave of coffeemaker makers. No sleep for the wicked, and none for the shuttle pilot either.

about a month and a half ago
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For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"

Provocateur Re:Nice! (76 comments)

cut the cable. Very simple.
 
You remember what happened to Han (Solo)? Good luck surviving the carbonite freeze!

about 2 months ago
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A Movie of Triton Made From Voyager 2's Fly-by 25 Years Ago

Provocateur Re:OMG, it's full of static stars! (34 comments)

It's fine, it was waaay easier to do my own voice over ...the final frontier...these are the voyages of the starship Enterprise...

about 2 months ago

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Release of Raring melts Ubuntu servers

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Provocateur (133110) writes "The release of Raring Ringtail has brought a decent sized slashdotting to Ubuntu, even their home page Ubuntu.com connection times out. And having a data center experience technical difficulties at the same time, all add up to a really bad Monday night."
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Father of packet-switching dies

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Provocateur writes "Paul Baran, whose work on packet-switching led to the creation of the Internet, dies at the age of 84, in Palo Alto, CA. He had outlined the concept while working on Cold War issues at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica."
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Apple sells unlocked phones in HongKong

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  about 6 years ago

Provocateur (133110) writes "Apple started selling unlocked iPhones in HongKong. It had been selling them previously with the carrier Hutchison Telecom, but you can now buy them sans carrier, starting at US$695 for the 8G model."
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Cancer breakthrough invented in garage in Florida

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Provocateur writes "A former radio engineer has invented a device that could possibly kill cancer cells with radio waves — in his garage. He is a cancer patient himself. This ham radio operator had an idea in the middle of the night. This inspiring story has it all for /. fans: the motivation, the garage, the hacking together of hardware and kitchen utensils, and initial testing on hotdogs — what's not to like?"
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