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Chicago Robber Caught By Facial Recognition Sentenced To 22 Years

SLot Re:Coming soon... (143 comments)

Have a passport? You already in the database. Served in the military or ever been fingerprinted? You already there as well.

about 6 months ago

Proton-M Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Satellite Crashes

SLot Re:Different problem (160 comments)

I wish I had mod points. This had me laughing out loud.

about 6 months ago

Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

SLot Re:LOL ... (367 comments)

Same as he is/was everywhere else.

about 7 months ago

Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

SLot Two men (551 comments)

are sitting in Odessa, discussing what is going on in Ukraine.

Man 1: I stopped speaking Russian.
Man 2: Why? Afraid the Ukranians will beat you?
Man 1: No, that Russians will come to protect me.

about 8 months ago

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide

SLot Re:Reasonable expectations (256 comments)

Also in Dallas. Hate D/FW airport. Enjoy Germany, beautiful country. Croatia is also a great place to vacation. My next trip is Bucharest.

about a year ago

Welcome To the 'Sharing Economy'

SLot airbnb experience (153 comments)

I loved it for Zagreb. Had the best flat & owners I'd ever met. Guy even got me a prepaid phone to use while I over there so I could txt/call friends and buy tram tickets. Was super clean, had washer and balcony with rack for drying. Very near to Upper City and main train station. 6 nights for 400 bucks for whole apartment. Will go back, will stay at same place.

London was ok, but far cheaper than hotel. And by far cheaper, I mean *FAR FAR* cheaper.

Anyways, if you do your homework, airbnb isn't a bad thing at all. Helps a lot to know the area and ask plenty of questions of your hosts before you go.

about a year ago

Schneier: The Internet Is a Surveillance State

SLot Re:The Job Creators (333 comments)

doesn't make it less correct.

about a year and a half ago

Guatemala Deports McAfee To the US

SLot Re:Lets all remember (141 comments)

of course, but nobody gonna click. glad you got it.

about 2 years ago

Guatemala Deports McAfee To the US

SLot Lets all remember (141 comments)

that if there ever is a trial, it will last only 30 days.

about 2 years ago

West Nile Virus Outbreak Puts Dallas In State of Emergency

SLot I live in Dallas (167 comments)

There is an interesting conclusion that can be drawn from this actually. Most of the deaths have occurred near the Park Cities - extremely wealthy parts of town.

They also are known to use more water than else where in the city: 254 gallons per person per day. This leads to lots of runoff and standing water.

Not surprising at all that they have a West Nile problem.

more than 2 years ago

Jury Rules Google Violated Java Copyright, Google Moves For Mistrial

SLot Re:Time for the Judges ruling? (475 comments)

still some active a.t'ers around. :D trick is knowing where to look.

more than 2 years ago

Google Heads Up Display Coming By the End of the Year

SLot Sounds a lot like (177 comments)

what Kopen is doing with Motorola: Golden-i

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu Tablet OS To Take On Android, iOS

SLot Re:7" form factor FTW (237 comments)

7 inch tablets fit nicely in my pants pocket, the battery lasts 8+ hours of *active* use. What's not to like?

Totally agreed. The only thing my Tab doesn't do is make phone calls. I'd dump my cell phone in half a second if it could.

more than 2 years ago

The Sports Footage You Won't See Today On TV

SLot Re:And in Rugby too (277 comments)

has nothing to do with cars. I'm so completely lost!!!

about 3 years ago

88-Year-Old Inventor Hassled By the DEA

SLot Re:Not just meth (757 comments)

thats what bullies are for.

about 3 years ago



ESA Wants to Probe Uranus

SLot SLot writes  |  more than 3 years ago

SLot (82781) writes "British space scientists are leading plans to send a probe to explore giant ice planet Uranus. They have put forward a detailed proposal to the European Space Agency to launch a joint mission with NASA to the distant world, 1.8 billion miles from the sun. It would give scientists their first close-up views of Uranus since NASA’s Voyager 2 flew past and captured fleeting pictures 25 years ago."
Link to Original Source

Savage 2 - A Tortured Soul Linux Client Available

SLot SLot writes  |  more than 6 years ago

SLot (82781) writes "Independent developer S2 Games just released both 32 & 64 bit linux clients for their latest title: Savage 2 — A Tortured Soul. Free to download, unlimited LAN play, and a 5 hour demo for online play. Savage 2 combines RTS/FPS/RPG in a unique and highly satisfying manner. Reviews available here and here. Downloads available here."

SLot SLot writes  |  about 8 years ago

SLot (82781) writes "According to this article, Microsoft is set to announce they will support SuSE!

From the article:
"Microsoft is expected to announce late Thursday that it's partnering with Novell Inc., its longtime rival in the market for computer operating system software, to support Novell's version of Linux, according to a report on the Wall Street Journal's Web site.
The report comes one week after Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison said his firm would sell support services to its customers who also use Red Hat's version of Linux — for much less than Red Hat charges for the same service."

Who would have ever thought we would see the day?"



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SLot SLot writes  |  more than 11 years ago

This is SLot's Journal page. There are thousands more, but this one is his. You most likely are interested in him, and probably would be more interested in the some real content, like the links you see up top there, where you can customize Slashdot, change your password, or just click pretty widgets to kill time.

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