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Is the App Store Broken?

Provocateur Re:Obvious solution. (241 comments)

i told you, not all of them have touchscreens!

2 days ago
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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Provocateur Re:Blah (293 comments)

You know, very few people can claim to have actually met the guy that invented Get off my lawn!

about a week ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

Provocateur Re:But people forget what MENSA concluded (561 comments)

Smartest guy I know wastes most of every day playing Xbox and smoking pot.

Dammit you swore not to tell! Now Daddy's gonna cut off my allowance. Next pizza's on you, pal

about a month ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

Provocateur there's jstar for linux (522 comments)

or joe. You may not write the next Game of Thrones but you can get the same look-and-feel that he's having. Don't forget to unplug that wifi while you-re at it. Oops just had a blonde moment there.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Back Up Physical Data?

Provocateur Re:Smoldering lock (245 comments)

Surely your minions have done all this by now, aren't you following the Evil Mastermind Playbook:Organizing in an Evil Organization?

about 3 months ago
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In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

Provocateur The *new Slashdot crowd (405 comments)

Sure they're busy posting...about golf. The previous /. generation would've posted more about pizza, simultaneously perpetuating the pale basement dwelling, couch potating discerning Italian cuisine stereotype.

about 3 months ago
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Why US Gov't Retirement Involves a Hole in the Ground Near Pittsburgh

Provocateur Re:Awesome cover story (142 comments)

I agree; I couldn't let go of the paper (also ran on Washington Post); somewhere out there is my dream job! Bringing in a chromebook would mean you are from the surface and if I brought in bottled water it would be a crime--just kidding!

about 4 months ago
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HP Brings Back Windows 7 'By Popular Demand' As Buyers Shun Windows 8

Provocateur Let's go all the way with HP (513 comments)

let's have Ars technica review the win7 offering, even do a side-by-side benchmark & performance comparison against Win8

about 6 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Provocateur simple: end dilemma (514 comments)

programm them to kill fellow machines. then xOR the codeblock.

or put Professional plugin ' No women. No kids'

about 7 months ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

Provocateur don't pee outside,gents! (684 comments)

you don't just shake it when you're done. you have to SNAPOFF the piss after it freezes in mid-air. I tried to explain to the officer it was for a coupledrug tests later in the day, and i had several lined up. nah, they won't have to nuke it.just drop off the sample in the cup. or ziplock bags, for those that know the drill.now don't get all artistic withyour output; they might think you do this for a living.

about 7 months ago
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Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

Provocateur Re:Painful cold (684 comments)

so tell me gramps...if you pee outside, do you literally have to snap the frozen piss off as it turns to colored ice in mid-air?Or am I building the new urban legend?

about 7 months ago
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How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo In Space History

Provocateur Re: [SPOILERS] (108 comments)

did you try issuing the verbal command enhance?

about 7 months ago
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Building a (Virtual) Roman Emperor's Villa

Provocateur A THEME park (50 comments)

Westworld here we come...

Time to take the toga out of my closet...hmmm Break glass in case of emergency, global warming qualifies as an emergency doesn't it?

(Sound of glass shattering)

about 8 months ago
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NASA's Next Frontier: Growing Plants On the Moon

Provocateur Re:Non SI units (193 comments)

Here in the US some cans have coffee beans that you bring home to grind; the rest are coffee grounds ready for brewing. Refill packs can be bought in order to reuse the cans

about 8 months ago
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Elon Musk Talks About the Importance of Physics, Criticizes the MBA

Provocateur Re:couldnt agree more (343 comments)

(removes headphones) Huh? Did you just say something?

about 8 months ago
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Cute Cat Photos Are Data-Driven Science Behind Cunning New Language Learning App

Provocateur Re:Alternatve hypothesis? (80 comments)

I would like to believe you, but half of the problems in the series Star Trek: TNG was blamed on plasma.

about 8 months ago
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Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb

Provocateur One theory (243 comments)

One theory is that the abominable snowman is Genghis Khan. They have never been seen together ever. Genghis Khan is immortal but to ensure his survival, he chooses to hide from humans including paparazzi. How did the creature become abominable anyway One is not born like that; it takes hard work.

about 8 months ago

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Release of Raring melts Ubuntu servers

Provocateur Provocateur writes  |  about a year 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 5 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 5 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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