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Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

PsyMan The Martians are making a dent (162 comments)

The thousands of microscopic missiles launched at the rover to stop it anhialating more of their tiny cities is finally paying off. If one of them only had an old macbook and some way of getting to its core....

about two weeks ago

World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

PsyMan Peter Jackson (94 comments)

Will cream his pants, it can't be long before he will be using this to film the first 12 movies in the long overdue LOTR reboot.

about two weeks ago

Comparison: Linux Text Editors

PsyMan What is wrong with (402 comments)

Wordpad running under WINE?

about a month ago

Winners of First Seized Silk Road Bitcoin Auction Remain Anonymous

PsyMan Guessing some of the buyers (88 comments)

are good friends of governer Jerry Brown?

about 2 months ago

Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

PsyMan 31% of /.ers (309 comments)

actually believe that the comments are written by real people and respond to them.

about 3 months ago

Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

PsyMan BT Openzone (474 comments)

Is the same in the UK, you do get access to their higher powered public wi-fi as well but due to the fact that their supplied routers barely extend around the house they are intended to feed let alone become some kind of public hot-spot doesnt work very well from the few I have tried to access. I believe the traffic on your own SSID is prioritised too (confirmation needed though). Nothing to stop you using a laptop connected to the public SSID for your illegal downloading though I suppose. Damn those wardriving freeloaders.

about 3 months ago

Hundreds of Cities Wired With Fiber, But Telecom Lobbying Keeps It Unusable

PsyMan Re:speaking of FCC (347 comments)

I have to say that the only site I know of that has worse/better/funnier comments than youtube has to be the Pirate Bay. I have come away from there belly laughing at times. Slashdot has articles?

about 3 months ago

The Ethics Cloud Over Ballmer's $2 Billion B-Ball Buy

PsyMan Think harder Rick (398 comments)

'"It is hard to imagine any more heinous way of earning money than by benefiting from racism," ... Well, lets think, you could run a child prostitution ring, child slavery, people trafficking, run a pharmacutical firm/country that denies poorer people medicine or be a banker. Not hard to imagine at all. (not sure what the rest of the summary was about as I did not read it.

about 3 months ago

Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

PsyMan Re:We're supposed to take this seriously? (72 comments)

NOOOO, Never RTFA, in fact it is considered bad form to even read the whole summary before commenting your pearls of elite wisdomism.

about 3 months ago

My Neighbor Totoro In Virtual Reality

PsyMan Patents stunting innovation again? (45 comments)

OR IP is more than likely being stripped apart by patent lawyers to ensure that none of the other up and coming VR competitors make it off of the starting block, Its a damn shame but that sort of thing could ultimately be the end of VR or at least set it back by years (we have already waited far too long). I really hope Facebook don't get in the way of what could be a long sought after technology in favour of a fast lame advertising return on a half baked product but I wont hold my breath.

about 3 months ago

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Arrested In Sweden

PsyMan Free stuff sucks (221 comments)

Lets be honest, if copyright did not exist and people were all expected to give everything away for free and starve then 1) Quality would plummet 2) The excitement that pirates get when they have had one over on "The Man" when stealing a film/game/tune would vanish. 3) These fun debates would also dry up. I do wonder if Sweden is actually one big US black site though as they always seem to want their biggest criminals shipped off there prior to anything else :P

about 3 months ago

Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

PsyMan Additional funding (202 comments)

DeBeers have announced additional funding as long as they can't do it with artificial diamonds.

about 3 months ago

How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

PsyMan Time saver (129 comments)

Now I can free up 4 of the 5 minutes it used to take burning through my monthly bandwidth to do something constructive.

about 3 months ago

Hunt Intensifies For Aliens On Kepler's Planets

PsyMan Re:Please remind the defenders (93 comments)

or Randy ... (before that mistake causes /. to collapse with laughter at such a huge error)

about 3 months ago

Hunt Intensifies For Aliens On Kepler's Planets

PsyMan Please remind the defenders (93 comments)

That we will no longer be using MacOS 7 to defeat them, it will be Mavericks on a macbook air and that whoever is sent to defend please make sure you "allow applications from anywhere" prior to taking off else you will be sat at the upload port for ages trying to figure out why the defence program won't run. (its in the security section of the system prefs Will)

about 3 months ago

Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

PsyMan Re:Autonomous Trains (437 comments)

I suspect that the only reason the entire system is not fully automated is down to unions.

about 3 months ago

Wikipedia Medical Articles Found To Have High Error Rate

PsyMan Academic types eh (200 comments)

Too much time reading so called "books" and "Medical Journals" to realise the upsetting truth that nobody on the internets is ever wrong.

about 3 months ago

Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

PsyMan Autonomous Trains (437 comments)

I am sure there were some reservations about using the Docklands Light Railway,London in 1987 as it operates as a driverless, computerised system instead of the normal London Underground driver based system. Nowadays up to 500k people per day (at the height of the 2012 Olympics) treat it as perfectly normal. All over the world systems are running in the same manner. It's only a matter of time before we percieve cars, buses and Johnnycabs in the same way. Eventually of course we will lose the ability or desire to take manual control and a driving licence will become a thing of the past in first world countrys, only required if you want to keep antique vehicles. Travelling to less developed countrys will then be even more of an exciting rollercoaster ride as people still control the roads in absolute meyhem.

about 3 months ago

Sifting Mt. Gox's Logs Reveals Suspicious Trading Patterns

PsyMan Re:BC is a black hole (143 comments)

How much "insert your own currency here" and its electronic backing would also not be wiped out by said EMP? You think all of your savings are neatly stacked in a vault somewhere to be withdrawn when the electricity goes off and spent as and when you wanted? If the electricity failed I guess your currency would also become pretty worthless. Give me a truckfull of food, water and seeds over a lump of inedible gold or pile of paper and ink any day, diamonds just get stuck in your teeth and are a tad uncomfortable when passing them out anway I should imagine. but they are nice and shiny.

about 3 months ago

US May Prevent Chinese Hackers From Attending Def Con, Black Hat

PsyMan Re:Def Con cancelled. (193 comments)

I heard they were moving it to the CNCC Grand Hotel in Beijing?

about 3 months ago



Microsoft scam man is sentenced in 'landmark' case (UK BBC News)

PsyMan PsyMan writes  |  about 5 months ago

PsyMan (2702529) writes ""A man who ran a Microsoft computer scam tricking people into paying for free anti-virus software has received a suspended four-month jail sentence."
In other news Avast and Symantec have started moving their UK offices to mainland Europe..."

UK Government says progress made on internet filters.

PsyMan PsyMan writes  |  about 9 months ago

PsyMan (2702529) writes "Using a ruse involving a blatent "think of the children" line the UK Government is ploughing ahead with its latest internet censoring project. ISP's are of course unwittingly/eagerly assisting the ConDem Overlords in their quest to create a controlable media blackout switch and so far results are looking promising.

First they blocked Pr0n but I did not care as I did not publically delare that I ever looked at pr0n............Then they blo"

Link to Original Source

Ask Slashdot: Easiest Linux Distro to join mac server via GUI

PsyMan PsyMan writes  |  about 2 years ago

PsyMan (2702529) writes "Hi slashdotters, I am looking to replace about 25-30 Windows XP installations with a Gnome 2 or KDE based Linux distro and they need to play well with Snow Leopard Server's Open Directory. I have muddled around with a fair few types but am yet to find anything with a simple directory GUI for Authenticating against the Mac server and allowing the same roaming profile setup as the 100+ iMacs enjoy. XP used to have no problems joining it when it was running as a PDC but recent updates and newer Mac Server versions have all but eliminated that function so I am looking for something to replace it thats easily managed. Any suggestions? I don't really want to be editing multiple config files by hand if I can really help it."


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