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The Man Responsible For Pop-Up Ads On Building a Better Web

SJHillman Makes sense (131 comments)

We finally have it confirmed that pop-up ads are the result of anal sex. Makes sense to me.

about a week ago
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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

SJHillman Re:Shocker (159 comments)

Because Florida Man only lives, works, and commits felonies in Florida. Expecting it to be elsewhere is like expecting to find Batman fighting crime in San Francisco. It's just not going to happen.

about a week ago
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Connected Collar Lets Your Cat Do the War-Driving

SJHillman Re:Open WiFi (110 comments)

Just because it's by choice doesn't mean it's not a vulnerability. You can choose to never lock your front door, but that doesn't mean it's not a vulnerability... it just means you made the choice not to secure it.

about two weeks ago
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Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

SJHillman Re:Nerd Blackface (442 comments)

Making fun of someone is still making fun of someone. Just because they can get a good job later on doesn't make it better.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive

SJHillman Re:From the pdf... (201 comments)

Why won't you let me have my magic space drive? Picard had one. Solo had one. Why can't I have one?

about three weeks ago
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NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive

SJHillman Re:From the pdf... (201 comments)

The best part of science is when we expect X to happen, but we get Y instead. And the very best of that is when X = nothing.

about three weeks ago
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NASA Tests Microwave Space Drive

SJHillman Re:free electricity! (201 comments)

It is possible to generate electricity without expendable fuel, whereas our current methods of chemical propulsion *must* use expendable fuel. Unless your religion doesn't believe in solar panels?

about three weeks ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

SJHillman Re:Can you hear me now? (76 comments)

There's plenty of politicians who will do whatever it takes to benefit the dead. For some of them, it's their core voter group.

about a month ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

SJHillman Re:Can you hear me now? (76 comments)

Yeah, but the blind never saw it coming and the deaf just don't want to hear about it.

about a month ago
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Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

SJHillman Re:$1M? (260 comments)

Developing a working prototype and developing a commercially-feasible product are two different things. You could conceivably meet the requirements of this, but by using components or techniques that are not commercially feasible due to cost, safety, or other issues. However, it would be a big step in the direction towards doing such a thing. Google is paying for you to help make that step... not necessarily to develop a device that's worth commercializing.

about a month ago
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Google Offers a Million Bucks For a Better Inverter

SJHillman Re:Solar power? (260 comments)

"if you want a solar-powered Chromebook"

I'm a little confused... why would you convert dc to ac, only to convert it back to dc for the computer to use? If it's a dedicated power source for one device, wouldn't it make more sense to keep it dc?

about a month ago
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Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

SJHillman Re:Don't buy cheap android (291 comments)

I have an LG Optimus F3 from Virgin, and before that was an LG Optimus Slider, also Virgin. Although they're a tad underpowered and the Slider froze up once in a while (every few months), I've had no gripes with them. Considering the F3 was $60, I'm pretty goddamned happy with what it can do. The closest thing I've seen to a bug with the Optimus F3 is that GPS will sometimes freeze if I'm also using music, texting and bluetooth all at the same time, but that's more likely to be a performance thing. Again, for the price, perfectly acceptable. There's nothing wrong with cheap android phones as long as you use them for their intended tasks. You don't buy a Honda Civic and then complain that it can't tow your 30 foot party boat.

about 1 month ago
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Breaches Exposed 22.8 Million Personal Records of New Yorkers

SJHillman Re:In ... the New Your State? (41 comments)

It stopped being our state a long time ago.

about a month ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

SJHillman Re:Need a EULA for video (67 comments)

" insert a screen before every show"

Don't be silly. They'd insert the screen right over the damned show.

about a month ago
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UK Computing Student Jailed After Failing To Hand Over Crypto Keys

SJHillman Terror (353 comments)

"He's also accused of trolling on Facebook."

If that doesn't spell out terrorist, I don't know what does.

about a month and a half ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

SJHillman Sucks (702 comments)

I can see this sucking for people who kill their battery browsing Slashdot while waiting for their flight.

about a month and a half ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

SJHillman Re:Audible warning (579 comments)

"other" would have been fine. Hell, it's even fewer letters than "regular".

about a month and a half ago
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Unintended Consequences For Traffic Safety Feature

SJHillman Re:Audible warning (579 comments)

It strongly implies that a disability is the only thing that determines if a person regular/normal. Otherwise it would be acceptable to say "black people or regular folks"... which most people would agree isn't generally acceptable even if non-blacks are the majority. The easiest, simplest and best way would be to just say "other" folks. It acknowledges that disabled people are in a separate group without implying that a disability puts them in a completely separate category from regular or normal people. I don't take offense because the poster obviously didn't mean it like that, but it's still a very rude way of phrasing something. In general, if you can't replace a group with "black people" without sounding racist, you should probably reconsider how you phrased something.

about a month and a half ago

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