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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

Ptolemarch Re:Why can't I turn off the ads? Otherwise...OK (384 comments)

Normal Slashdot has a "disable ads" button if you have good karma. I believe that is what they are rederring to.

Indeed. That's Maker mode, as I mentioned, though Maker mode doesn't get offered for merely good karma.

I've implemented ad hiding for Maker mode, but if I can reproduce a bug with it, I'll fix it.

about a year and a half ago
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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

Ptolemarch Re:Why can't I turn off the ads? Otherwise...OK (384 comments)

I'm curious what you mean. I implemented the feature that disables ads for subscribers and Maker-mode users, but that doesn't sound like what you mean. How were you trying to turn off the ads?

about a year and a half ago
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North Korea's Satellite Is Out of Control

Ptolemarch test comment (450 comments)

this comment is a test; please ignore

about 2 years ago
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North Korea's Satellite Is Out of Control

Ptolemarch test comment (450 comments)

this comment is a test; please ignore

about 2 years ago
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FreeBSD Project Falls Short of Year End Funding Target By Nearly 50%

Ptolemarch test (245 comments)

this is a test comment; please ignore

about 2 years ago
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in which i am a noob all over again

Ptolemarch Glad to see you again! (17 comments)

We here were just today talking about you, and your old relationship with Slashdot. :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Mafia Wars didn't infect US drones

Ptolemarch [Test comment; ignore] (1 comments)

This is just a test comment. Ignore me please.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Acquires Zagat

Ptolemarch Makes sense, but then what wouldn't? (114 comments)

The acquisition makes sense, in that they obviously want ratings of restaurants (and other places) on Maps, and they've already changed tactics there once or twice. This'll pretty much take care of that problem.

I start to wonder, though, whether any acquisition by Google wouldn't "make sense". Their purchase of Motorola Mobility makes sense, too (though not to everyone). When you buy a consumer electronics company and a restaurant guide in consecutive months, what won't you buy? What acquisitions won't "make sense"?

Google buys Pacific Gas and Electric for $20B. Makes sense...

about 3 years ago
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All links in user comments are unclickable

Ptolemarch Not a feature. (2 comments)

It's a bug. We've already noticed it and we're on it.

more than 3 years ago
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Russian Bomb Squad Defuses Sex Toy

Ptolemarch Nine times out of ten, it's an electric razor. (5 comments)

Lovely. I never quite thought this was true:

Narrator:
Was it ticking?
Airport Security Officer:
Actually throwers don't worry about ticking 'cause modern bombs don't tick.
Narrator:
Sorry, throwers?
Airport Security Officer:
Baggage handlers. But, when a suitcase vibrates, then the throwers gotta call the police.
Narrator:
My suitcase was vibrating?
Airport Security Officer:
Nine times out of ten it's an electric razor, but every once in a while...
Airport Security Officer:
[whispering] it's a dildo. Of course it's company policy never to, imply ownership in the event of a dildo... always use the indefinite article: a dildo, never your dildo.
Narrator:
I don't own...

Fight Club (also)

more than 3 years ago
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Senator Alleges White House Wrote Allawi's Speech

Ptolemarch Re:I'm amazed (1281 comments)

If our schoolchildren were forced to read some of the classics, I wonder how different things might be in America today.

I'm not so sure. I'm a student at St. John's College, where the sophmores just got done reading Plutarch's Cato the Younger, Caesar, Antony, and Brutus.

In the Seminar discussions that followed, I was amazed by how many students, who claim to hate tyranny, given their fairly extreme views on Bush, but were quite the fans of both Caesar and Antony, and against Cato and Brutus. It was mind-boggling. I and one other of my classmates were basically the only ones defending the defenders of the Roman Republic.

more than 9 years ago

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Wicked Lasers Sells One-Watt Green Laser

Ptolemarch Ptolemarch writes  |  about 3 years ago

cogent writes "Wicked Lasers, famous for last year's 1000mW handheld blue laser, and infamous for its handling of six-month-long backorders, is now selling a green version. There are three power levels, each priced at $1/mW. Since the eye is far more sensitive to green than to blue, this is pretty much the state of the art in putting-dots-on-stuff technology. Wicked Lasers sent out an email, promising to handle backorders much better this time."
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