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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Provocateur Re:Dogs as compass (124 comments)

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

2 days ago

The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

Provocateur ok, SERIOUSLYnow... (195 comments)

I would like to subscribe to your newsletter

about a week ago

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 week ago

3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Provocateur Re:Wait a minute, a few years ago I recall and AA (818 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 two weeks ago

3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Provocateur Re:What does this have to do with tech? (818 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 two weeks ago

3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Provocateur The local paper had this tidbit (818 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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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 three weeks ago

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 a month ago

The Data Dome: A Server Farm In a Geodesic Dome

Provocateur much harder to become an evil overlord with these (62 comments)

I mean, come on, we're having such a hard time getting frickin' lasers for our sharks! Let me guess, an army of accountants to figure out how much we're going to save on our taxes?

about a month ago

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

Provocateur He was only obeying the law (406 comments)

There were laws against texting while driving, so he submitted this summary from the passenger seat

about a month and a half ago

Is the App Store Broken?

Provocateur Re:Obvious solution. (258 comments)

i told you, not all of them have touchscreens!

about 2 months ago

Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros

Provocateur Re:Blah (296 comments)

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

about 2 months ago
top, 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 3 months ago

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 4 months ago

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 5 months ago

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 5 months ago



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 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."

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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