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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

ReverendLoki Deputy Who? (463 comments)

Deputy Who

So, did Peter Capaldi get a demotion?

about two weeks ago

How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

ReverendLoki Re: Phones + 1 laptop. (260 comments)

No, I'm definitely part of the reason too.

It's ok, there's plenty of blame to share. Maybe you'd like some too, or did you use the power of your mind to add your reply to the Slashdot database?

He uses a tablet he made using responsibly harvested bamboo, free trade copper wire and artisan hand-blown glass. He sells them on Etsy, too.

about three weeks ago

How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

ReverendLoki Re:Phones + 1 laptop. (260 comments) my basement looks like something out of The Matrix.

You're farming humans for power?

Isn't that why we have kids?

No, I'm pretty sure my kid is somehow actively draining energy from me.

about three weeks ago

Research Unveils Improved Method To Let Computers Know You Are Human

ReverendLoki Already spotted in the wild - thought it was an ad (91 comments)

I can't remember where, but I've seen this in use this past week. When I saw it, first thing I thought was that this was one of those annoying ads disguised as a game that are out there. Still, once recognized for what it was, it was simple, much less a pain in the a$$ than the text based CAPCHAs.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

ReverendLoki Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (281 comments)

Sooo... your evaluation of S/O/L (heh, cute) Office is based upon how they convert to and from proprietary formats created and designed by other developers? Out of curiosity, any complaints involving files created in their native formats, used exclusively with their respective suites?

I've tried to support a mixed Open Office/MS Office shop, and yeah, it was a pain. But, if something was going to stay entirely within one sphere or the other, no problems.

about 4 months ago

Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?

ReverendLoki Re:Er... (259 comments)

Not only that, but they are willing to let you pay that install fee in monthly installments, over the course of a year, no financing fees involved.

That's $300 up front, or $25/month for one year, after which you have guaranteed 6 more years of free service. If you want to break it down, that's around $3.57 a month of the course of this agreement. AND there were NPO's offering to help people offset even that much.

about 7 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

ReverendLoki Re:BWAHAHAHAHA! (430 comments)

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"Get 420 More Comments"

I'm taking a juvenile day today.

about 7 months ago

Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication

ReverendLoki Re:Dynamics (390 comments)

Until someone sends every car a rogue "Look out you're about to crash!" signal, and every car hits the brakes as hard as they can. Then you get to find who has sub-par brakes, and who doesn't have a smart vehicle yet (or maybe who circumvented it).

Would emergency vehicles have this as well? I can see not implementing it in police vehicles (might need to ram, or otherwise contact another vehicle in the course of duty), or Fire or EMS vehicle. They would then be susceptible to this sort of thing (when the car in front gets the rogue signal, not them).

about 7 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

ReverendLoki Re:munis are broke (430 comments)

Have you seen the scale of rates being charged? They are charging $300 for the fiber install, which they are even willing to finance at 0% interest over a year ($25 a month!), and if you do nothing else, you get a FREE 5 Mbps connection. If you opt for the full connection, they waive the install fee, and then give you 1 GBps down AND up for $70. In addition, they are providing free gigabit service to schools, libraries and hospitals.

And what is the city giving in return? An expedited permit process, and only charging half as much per pole to connect. How is this a bad deal for the city or it's constituents?

about 8 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

ReverendLoki Re:BWAHAHAHAHA! (430 comments)

You make your sarcastic comments, but where I am, it's getting very very competitive here. Hell, recently TWC bumped us up from 2 to 10 Mbps for free. Also gave us free HBO (not an introductory offer, just plain free), and offered to give us a wifi point (already covered, but still).

Of course, I'm in KCMO, in a section where Google Fiber isn't yet, but is imminently on its way, but I'm sure that's completely irrelevant, and does not undermine the cableco's competitiveness message in any way at all.

about 8 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

ReverendLoki Re:Sounds like... (430 comments)

I think the point was, in that case it would be ^H^H^H^H^H. In caps.

Ain't no pedantry like technological pedantry.

about 8 months ago

Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like

ReverendLoki Re:Until you experience the speed ... (338 comments)

This is why Google is rolling out to KC, Provo and Austin. I know in KC, the city agreed to streamline and cut a deal on government costs on rolling out the hardware - less giving "big business" a break, and more taking the course of action that's best for it's citizens, really. I believe Provo and Austin have done similar, and if I recall, Provo even had a small, existing fiber rollout in place to start from.

about 8 months ago

The Death of the American Drive-in

ReverendLoki The Boulevard Drive-In in the Kansa City metro (236 comments)

One drive in here, the Boulevard Drive-In, has the 4K digital projectors, and claims to be the first drive in to do so. It is doing great business, with one screen, occasionally running theme nights, and engaging with the community. It is definitely worth checking it out if you are in the area.

There are 2 more drive-ins in the metro (one news report claimed this was the most active drive-in in any major metro today, but I never saw any substantiation for it); the Twin Drive In, which has two screens of course, and is fairly nice and in a remote, peaceful location, and the I-70 Drive-In, has 4 screens, and last time I went there many years ago, was a festering hole. I really want to go back to the Boulevard soon, and I'd like to go to the Twin again sometime, though it can probably use some updating.

1 year,30 days

Linux 3.11 Officially Named "Linux For Workgroups"

ReverendLoki Re:what? (376 comments)

if {parentPost == siride}
        Return 0;
Recursion jokes never end.;

about a year ago

Kick-started Remake of Leisure Suit Larry Now On Sale

ReverendLoki Re:Well..... (113 comments)

At least Lucas has Jar Jar Binks to liven things ups.

So, in other words, point for Al Lowe then?

about a year ago

Temporal Cloak Erases Data From History

ReverendLoki Great Timing! (102 comments)

Great timing! Now, how soon can I get this for my Verizon phone?

about a year ago

Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

ReverendLoki Re:hope (288 comments)

I'll have the soup, please.

about a year ago

Lawrence, KS To Get Gigabit Fiber — But Not From Google

ReverendLoki Re:I question their longevity. (83 comments)

I don't. Larryville is home to college kids, the type of weird that aggregates around universities, and some rednecks. The name definitely appeals to 2 out of those three demographics, and at least plays off of the "Wizard of Oz" vibe for the 3rd.

about a year ago

Missouri Legislation Redefines Science, Pushes Intelligent Design

ReverendLoki Re:His noodley goodness, the Flying Spaghett Monst (813 comments)

I think that's what that odd last line is meant to address - I think it may be an attempt to prevent an argument like the FSM.

about a year and a half ago


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