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Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

SJHillman Re:20 years? (149 comments)

Or AC was using the article to figure out today's date.

about a week ago
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Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

SJHillman Re:20 years? (149 comments)

AC just assumed that Slashdot is continuing it's excellence in timely reporting of two year's ago news.

about two weeks ago
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Economist: US Congress Should Hack Digital Millennium Copyright Act

SJHillman Re:Hack it? (129 comments)

I believe you're thinking of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, not the DMCA

about two weeks ago
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The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

SJHillman Re:light speed (122 comments)

The trick is slowing light down to the speed of an unladen swallow

about two weeks ago
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Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

SJHillman Re:IQ of congress (163 comments)

If the bugs weren't written by their peers, they'd be features.

about a month ago
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Researchers Discover Ancient Massive Landslide

SJHillman Re:UOM conversion help, please (44 comments)

Wolfram Alpha and Google equate 39 Manhattans to the following:

- 1,310 square miles
- 3,393 square kilometers
- 634,079.63 American football fields
- 475,193.28 Association football fields
- 0.85 Rhode Islands
- 1.7 Area Flattened By The Tunguska Event(s)
- 1.0 Acres Designated and Managed As Wilderness In The Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
- 1.0 Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
- 1.0 Non-tidal watershed below Waterville on the Kennebec River, ME

about a month ago
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Comet Probe Philae Unanchored But Stable — And Sending Back Images

SJHillman Re:Big deal... (132 comments)

That's just the SJ Sathanis in the background

about a month ago
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Google's Lease of NASA Airfield Criticized By Consumer Group

SJHillman Re:Jealous? (138 comments)

Pshaw, sure they do. Work 80 hours a week and never take vacations so you have a nice fat paycheck? You stole that $500,000 house and that $70,000 car (even though you were entitled to spend your money on them). Sadly, a lot of people feel this way about people who have more than them.

about a month ago
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Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead In Congress

SJHillman Re:Meh (257 comments)

Amazon collects tax in 20 states, covering roughly 190 million residents (as of July 2013 pop. estimates), or a little over 60% of US residents. That's a pretty significant amount.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

SJHillman Re:Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (525 comments)

"There's plenty left to dislike MS for without twisting the truth."

How many more generations until we forget about Microsoft Bob? How many!?

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

SJHillman Re:wasted money (698 comments)

I think you've seen far, far too many movies if you think silencers quiet it nearly enough to bring the volume down to a level that a cell phone could replicate.

about a month ago
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US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

SJHillman Re:wasted money (698 comments)

I think you grossly underestimate the difference between the maximum volume of a cell phone (or laptop or even most desktop speakers) and the volume of even a relatively small firearm going off.

about a month ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

SJHillman Re:Ok... just turned two score, but... (438 comments)

There's a name for the effect, which I can't recall, but we tend to project our current self into our past self's shoes. When someone in their 40s thinks about when they were a teenager, they remember it as if they had the experience and wisdom that they have in their 40s, not as they actually were in their teens. This is one of the main reasons older generations talk about how kids these days are dumber, etc... because they don't accurately remember how kids were in their day, just how they would have been if they had decades more life experience.

TL;DR: You were just as dumb as a kid as the "kids these day" are that you're complaining about... you're just too dumb to account for the decades in between.

about a month ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

SJHillman Re:Walkers still use paper maps (236 comments)

"Paper maps don't go flat"

My paper maps are pretty flat to begin with... actually, all of my paper is.

about a month and a half ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

SJHillman Re:FOREVER, really ? (236 comments)

It's also plausible that GPS will outlive us all. The Matrix, Terminator, Bambi, seen them?

about a month and a half ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

SJHillman Re:timeline (236 comments)

According to this timeline of GPS, the first to market with a hand-GPS was the Magellan NAV 1000 in 1989.

However, in 1990, the DoD decreased the accuracy of the system - before the start of the First Gulf War.

In 1994, the FAA and Clinton tells the worldwide (commercial) airline industry that GPS is free for them to use for the "foreseeable future"

1995 was when the first GPS constellation was finally complete, so that at least 4 satellites were always visible from any point on at Earth.

Source: http://www.techhive.com/articl...

about a month and a half ago
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The Plane Crash That Gave Us GPS

SJHillman Re:Thank you, Presidents Reagan and Clinton. (236 comments)

I have no doubt that one of them was a great actor, but I'm not so sure about the other one's saxophone skills - did Reagan ever even touch a sax?

about a month and a half ago
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New Atomic Clock Reaches the Boundaries of Timekeeping

SJHillman Re:Old saying (249 comments)

A man with an atomic watch won't shut up about it.

about a month and a half ago

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