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The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds

Shivinski They do exist (453 comments)

There are computer "nerds" who aren't stereotypical. I agree, more needs to be done to encourage these people to emerge, but there certainly are some cool nerds out there....Infact I skydive regularly and as a part time job I do fashion photography for various commercial sectors. So we do exist, but there's nowhere near enough of us!

more than 4 years ago

Programmable Quantum Computer Created

Shivinski Could be worse... (132 comments)

On average, the quantum computer operated accurately 79 percent of the time,

Well, its better then anything Microsoft can come up with...I'll take 10!

more than 4 years ago

SKA Telescope To Provide a Billion PCs Worth of Processing

Shivinski Ahhh, but can it... (186 comments) Crysis at full resolution!?

more than 4 years ago

UK Plans To Link Criminal Records To ID Cards

Shivinski Frist you need the ID cards... (359 comments)

...and seen as UK government isn't exactly the most efficient thing in the world it will probably be another 5 years before they even try and introduce the cards for then these plans for criminal records on ID cards would have been either forgotten or heavily campaigned against.

about 5 years ago

Microsoft Patents the Crippling of Operating Systems

Shivinski Now it can claim (394 comments)

"Microsoft, Crippling Operating Systems Since 2005..."

more than 5 years ago

Database of All UK Children Launched

Shivinski sigh... (296 comments)

...Big Brother strikes again...

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Launch Date Leaked — 23 Oct. 2009

Shivinski So basically... (127 comments)

We shouldn't expect Wnidows 7 until at least May 2010?!

more than 5 years ago

Some Large Dinosaurs Survived the K-T Extinction

Shivinski Quantum Mechanics... (269 comments)

As with most articles lately, it'll probably emerge that quantum mechanics is behind the survival of these select few dinosaurs.

more than 5 years ago

Hundreds of Thousands of Chinese Black-Hats

Shivinski Re:This is America (247 comments)

Are you kidding?

Many European cars fail American crash safety standards.

Are YOU kidding? Its more like many US cars fair EUROPEAN safety standards. You don't even have ncap safety ratings for your cars. Tests performed a few years ago showed that the avarage european drives a car thats almost twice as safe in a carsh as an american car! Just because your cars are bigger, dose not make them better.

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Ponder Conficker's April Fool's Activation Date

Shivinski Cloud (214 comments)

Maybe its just the "Computer Underworld's" version of cloud computing

more than 5 years ago

Card-Sniffing Malware On Diebold ATMs

Shivinski Re:In Soviet Russia... (143 comments) reversal, that's actually true, here in the west..well it was, a year or two ago...banks held you up, and forced you to get a loan that you could never afford...unfortunatley somewhere along the line of repaying the loan and filing for bankruptcy the whole system went a bit tits-up.

more than 5 years ago

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Shivinski Parents, on Slashdot!?! (409 comments)

There must be many parents (and soon-to-be parents) here at Slashdot

This is Slashdot you incompetent clod. Noone here has a girlfriend let alone children!! Christ, half of us still live with our parents...

more than 5 years ago

Bickering Blocks US Mobile Phone Payments

Shivinski In Soviet Russia... (267 comments)

...We have a similar system. You pay to wave...

more than 5 years ago

Indymedia Server Seized By UK Police, Again

Shivinski Re:Freedom of the press? (528 comments)

Freedom of the press is a vital tennet of our society

It is, but yet again we see the nanny state that is our UK government grovelling to shutdown servers that they deem 'innapropriate'. I for one am sick of wasting my tax on causes like this. Why can't the UK do something productive, get up off its arse and spend my tax on the economy, or maybe on catching REAL criminals!

This is one of the reasons I'm leaving the UK in favour of Switzerland or such like once I graduate. I'm sick of this big brother, overprotective, nanny state!

more than 5 years ago

Halo 3 Criticized In Murder Conviction

Shivinski One word... (839 comments)


Mod me down, it was worth it :P

more than 5 years ago

6-Year-Old Says Grand Theft Auto Taught Him To Drive

Shivinski 6 Year Old Drives... (504 comments)

..See we don't have this problem here in England, beacuse even if a 6 year old managed to play GTA, steal their parents car keys, and get in and start the car. I bet you my life savings that he would stall before he even managed to pull off!

That is the ONLY reason why we still use (as you americans like to call them) manual cars in the UK. To stop our kids stealing them!

Once 'GTA:Manual Shift' comes out, that's when all of us in England and Europe will quietly swear under our breaths.

more than 5 years ago

In Japan, a Billboard That Watches You

Shivinski Thats just not right! (133 comments)

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!
How dare you Japan! How very DARE you take over the classic 'soviet russia' joke! That is just NOT funny!

I am very, VERY disappointed in you Japan. And I hope you are ashamed of yourself!

more than 5 years ago

Firefox 3.1 Beta 2 Adds Private Browsing

Shivinski You know what this means! (216 comments)

allowing users selectively to erase the last hour, the last two hours, the last four hours, today's, or all browsing history

I think I speak for every male here when I say, halleluja to private porn browsing without having to whipe out all your login cookies afterwards!

more than 5 years ago

UK now censoring Wikipedia

Shivinski I can still see it (1 comments)

I'm on Sky Broadband, apparently one of the one's thats ment to be blocked, but the page, complete with the picture, comes up just fine for me...

more than 5 years ago


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