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Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress

Provocateur Re:Joe is not rudimentary! (31 comments)

Yes, I also install joe, not just on my PC, but every liveCD/live session I run linux on.

3 days ago
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Sir Richard Branson Quietly Shelves Virgin Submarine Plan

Provocateur Re:Good! (47 comments)

PR or not, you have to hand it to the man for dreaming big when we all decided the other way. Sure, you're not going to hit 100% on ALL your targets. But the ones that *do hit will be the ones that matter.

about a week ago
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SpaceX Set To Create 300 New US Jobs and Expand Facilities

Provocateur Re:They are also hiring a Farmer (43 comments)

Erm did you read the title as Space sex instead of Space X, that might explain the confusion, in your case.

about a week ago
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Cardboard Hits Half a Million Mark, Gets an SDK

Provocateur Re:Why would this be a joke? (28 comments)

not as sturdy as plastic

If I remember the steps correctly, the next step in your case would be Order another pizza You owe it to yourself to check it out at least before dropping all that cash on the Occulus (Rift).

about a week ago
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Ford Ditches Microsoft Partnership On Sync, Goes With QNX

Provocateur Re:Great. More touchscreens. (232 comments)

So why'd you buy it then?
No, he meant operating by touch without taking your eyes off the road; he knows/remembers where volume or tuning knobs are and just reaches out to them almost instinctively.

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Provocateur Re:Depends (567 comments)

Did you blow your wad when you saw the photo, I did (After all the dirty talk...)

about two weeks ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Provocateur Re: Have Both (567 comments)

These two comments carry more information than I was expecting tfa to have.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Provocateur Finally stuff that matters! (545 comments)

Throw in Orion splashdown news, and there will be hope for slashdot. And Mars.

about two weeks ago
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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

Provocateur Re:Shyeah, right. (284 comments)

Simple. To them 'BC' meant Babylonian calendar. Duh.

about three weeks ago
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Is LTO Tape On Its Way Out?

Provocateur Re:Shyeah, right. (284 comments)

You left out the offsite station wagon. If *that's* on the way out, the mag tapes should worry

about three weeks ago
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

Provocateur Re:What DRIBBLE! (101 comments)

..i agree, but I think he was holding back for some reason.

about 1 month ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

Provocateur why is it a downside? (163 comments)

Is it because of the rule of threes?

about a month ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

Provocateur Re:Necessary reading (231 comments)

And if you were evil in this life, it would be slashdot beta.

about a month ago
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After Four Days, Philae Team Gets to Rest

Provocateur Re:Just like grampa (88 comments)

I hope nobody on the Philae team is named Jim. I'd hate to be that guy that wakes him up with the words "He's dead, Jim"

about a month ago
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The Strangeness of the Mars One Project

Provocateur Re:At the risk of sounding pretentious, (246 comments)

Hey Kardashians vs. Martians (Kim, Kanye, Chloe and the whole gang vs. the costumed winners of American ninja warrior) might pull in that kind of advertising revenue)

about a month ago
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Researchers Simulate Monster EF5 Tornado

Provocateur Re:Some technical info for slashdotters (61 comments)

Good insight in all your comments.

Adding the car analogy and having the guy miss it---priceless.

about a month and a half ago
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"Car Talk" Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At Age 77

Provocateur Re:One of the most listened to Engineers (82 comments)

I'm with you there. Never even had a chance of tuning in, yet I was lucky enough to buy their book; it made owning a used car not that scary, yet practical in money matters. RIP and thanks for both the show, AND the book

about a month and a half ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

Provocateur Re:Oh no! (216 comments)

What are they going to do, bring lots of pepper to match? Each worker will carry the government issue pepper grinder...

about a month and a half 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  |  more than 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 7 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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