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Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Selur are the debian support forums down? (282 comments)

Sounds more like a question for a support forum than for slashdot,...

3 days ago
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It's Not Just How Smart You Are: Curiosity Is Key To Learning

Selur .. and this is new ? (83 comments)

Isn't this some of those things that kind of is a 'given' ?
Curiosity leads to motivation, stuff you do in an unmotivated or bored state never come out well and (thankfully) will not be remembered.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

Selur copyright&co will make this 'fun' (75 comments)

This is a nice thing in the long run (once 3D printers are more widely spread, better and cheaper), but in the short run this will probably cause more trouble than it is worth.
Thinking about a younger person, like my son, who might scan some of his toys,gimmicks,... and post those scans somewhere and about some lawyer suing because he violated some laws he wasn't really aware of.
-> once 3D printers are more wide-spread the fun really starts :)

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Selur Re:Lock down the Windows desktop (334 comments)

A Kiosk-like system sounds like the best solution. (no matter if it's based on linux/windows/mac/...)

about a month ago
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Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light

Selur kind of reminds me,... (129 comments)

of the power cubes from the old transformer series *gig*

about a month ago
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Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

Selur Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

one could translate the page,... (chinese -> english translation by google isn't that bad)

about a month and a half ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Selur Must be too old,.. (359 comments)

I conquered school (and university) without having a graphical calculator. And yes, I'm one of those who still knows how to calculate stuff in their head and work with fractions, integrals,.. on a normal piece of paper.

+ I too agree 150 $ for a school calculator is way too high, but I don't really see the point why a graphic calculator is really needed to begin with.

about a month and a half ago
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Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

Selur Re:"Sophisticated" look (220 comments)

to me all smart-phones basically look the same :)

about 2 months ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Selur just wondering,.. (171 comments)

How stable is that foam and how good will it conduct heat once it gets squished by my cat/children/me accidentally putting a bottle/glas on it?
-> without some kind of protection cage this seems kind of a bad idea,..

about 3 months ago
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Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Selur Re:ads (175 comments)

.. and not just the batteries of the electronic devices I use. ;)

about 3 months ago
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Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Selur I hope this surprises no one,.. (68 comments)

I bet 90% of all small businesses still have no real clue data security and about the amount of data their printers, cash registers,.. still contain.

about 3 months ago
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Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

Selur looks more like .... (77 comments)

.. two dildos, then two additional fingers, so may be it will be a great thing in the sex toy industry

about 3 months ago
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Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

Selur Re:Hard to get excited. (129 comments)

so donating 60k isn't really much,..

about 3 months ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

Selur Re:Please do not use this facility (153 comments)

I knew it those Australians, at the other side of the globe, are robbing old ladies!!
(at least they are kind of old fashioned and still use knifes instead of guns :))

about 3 months ago
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New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

Selur Re:Tits and swords (153 comments)

"It's just tits and swords."
Swords? Who needs swords, when they can have a dragon?
-> Tits&Dragons are better than Dungeon&Dragons ;)

about 3 months ago
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Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

Selur Re:I don't want a "branded user experience" (88 comments)

needs to be branded and at least partially closed otherwise where should all the code from the NSA go?

about 4 months ago
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Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

Selur more interessting,.. (219 comments)

it doesn't sound like this is the first experiment done by the facebook crowd -> What other experiments happened? Were the participants informed about it later? Who takes the blame if such an experiment results in someone getting hurt?

about 4 months ago
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Public Interest In Great White Shark Devours Research Site's Servers

Selur Re:What?! (57 comments)

Stress test for the new server, what else?

about 4 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Selur Only surprise is,.. (378 comments)

that they didn't scam the bank and bought a few nice gadgets.
(or may be they have and nobody noticed ;))

about 4 months ago
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ANTVR - China's Answer To Oculus Rift Is Raising Funds

Selur Re:limited field of view (104 comments)

got a link to these 'early reports'?

about 5 months ago

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