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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Punto Socialism or dictatorship? (619 comments)

Are they sure the cause was socialism and not the oppressive dictatorship they lived under? It's not like their socialist government was democratically elected, maybe that's influenced them more?

about 2 months ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Punto Now we know (501 comments)

Now we know why there are no Tornados in Westeros.

about 3 months ago

DARPA Unveils Hack-Resistant Drone

Punto aren't all drones designed to be hack resistant? (107 comments)

That summary says absolutely nothing. Are they implying that all previous drones have no security? Just connect to them and take over. Luckily some genius from DARPA came up with the brilliant idea of adding a password prompt.

about 4 months ago

7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

Punto Re:They can go to 110% and beyond (197 comments)

Ironically (not really but let's use that word) phones with multiple sim card slots are popular in 3td world countries. They're talking about active sim cards, not phones.

about 4 months ago

7.1 Billion People, 7.1 Billion Mobile Phone Accounts Activated

Punto Re:Sanity check (197 comments)

I have 3 mobile subscriptions and 0 TVs, si those numbers sound legit to me.

about 4 months ago

Hulu Blocks VPN Users

Punto Re:Cheap VPN Howto (259 comments)

AWS is one of the "VPN" services that were blocked.

about 5 months ago

Steve Jobs To Appear On US Postage Stamp

Punto What about Dennis Ritchie? (184 comments)

He died the same year, and was way more important than Steve Jobs.

about 7 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Punto Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

>UX research and (more importantly) user expectations continue to evolve

Do you have any source for these statements?

about 7 months ago

How Can Nintendo Recover?

Punto SIM card on the 3ds (559 comments)

Or even better, build a phone on top of a decent controller, even the old NES was good enough. Mobile gaming will never have any depth until there's a good controller available, the touchscreen is no enough. They can bring Mario to phones all they want, but it'll be pointless without a good controller.

about 8 months ago

NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

Punto Non US data is removed? (287 comments)

I thought the NSA was covering their ass by saying they're not spying on american citizens, only foreign threats, now they're saying they _only_ spy on US communications? which is it?

about 8 months ago

Apple Devices To Reach Parity With Windows PCs In 2014

Punto That can't be right (511 comments)

or if it is, it's pretty irrelevant. Don't Android devices outsell iOS like 4 to 1? If those numbers for PC sales are correct, we should be hearing news about how Android outsold PCs long ago. Who cares about Apple?

about 8 months ago

Programmer Privilege

Punto I don't get it, is he advocating for impostors? (353 comments)

I'm for equality and all that, but this guy seems to be asking for equal tratment of impostors of all minorities? If you're not qualified, get the fuck out, no matter what you look like.

about 8 months ago

Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Punto wtf do "young people" have to do with this? (1431 comments)

Victim was in his 40s, shooter was in his 70s. Why are we talking about "young people" again? I supposed videogames are next?

about 8 months ago

Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Punto "what to do?" send a robot of your own? (514 comments)

If one side is sending robots to war, the other side will send their own robots against them. Has anyone figured out the game theory behind a war where both sides send robots instead of humans? It seems like it could be better than what we have now. I don't understand why we're so against the idea.

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many (Electronics) Gates Is That Software Algorithm?

Punto Why not have them figure it out? (365 comments)

While an interesting question (I didn't even know hardware manufacturers were in the habit of converting software into hardware), why don't they figure it out themselves? They must have the tools/people to do it. Are you afraid they'll "steal your algorithm" if you give them the source? (that's much less interesting)

about 8 months ago

Alan Turing Pardoned

Punto was this redacted by Yoda? (415 comments)

by the grace of god, of the united kindom, the queen, pardoned Alan Turing has, hmmm?

about 9 months ago

Playstation 4 Vs Xbox One: Which Shares Better?

Punto Twitch, and probably Youtube (174 comments)

The PS4 can share to, which is the equivalent of uploading a video clip to the "Sky drive", except the upload is done in real time. Also, I suspect Youtube opened up their live streaming feature because of the release of the consoles (especially PS4); now that everyone can share their gameplay, they want to be a viable option.

about 9 months ago

How To Develop Unmaintainable Software

Punto Re:Ahem... Meritocracy (211 comments)

Unless your boss hired you to delegate a task he can't or won't do.

about a year ago


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