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Cox Internet is now Metered

SillySnake I got this.. (1 comments)

I got the same email a couple of months ago here in Oklahoma City.

more than 2 years ago
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First Person Dungeon Crawlers Making a Return

SillySnake I love these! (1 comments)

A lot of the original types of this game were before my time, but I spent hours and hours playing some of the "newer" versions like Mordor and Demise.

more than 2 years ago
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Best second major for a mechanical engineer

SillySnake Masters (3 comments)

I'd get a masters degree in something before I got two bachelors.

more than 2 years ago
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Applying for a Job, #3

SillySnake Schools? (4 comments)

What types of schools are you seeing online degrees from? I'm starting to see some of the major state schools offer online degrees in engineering related fields. I think over the next 10 years or so it'll become more and more common. I've got to say I agree with you about the people with B.S. degrees. I wouldn't hire most of the people I went to school with.

more than 2 years ago
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Crack In Fukushima Structure May Be Leaking Radiation

SillySnake Re:"May be" "Possibly" "Calm down" "Sleep" (280 comments)

Not that I don't have some of the same concerns about editorial staff as the next person, but I think the article was changed after I submitted the link. I think the headline on the Slashdot article is a direct copy and paste of the Routers story when I submitted it.

about 3 years ago
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How To Get a Game-Obsessed Teenager Into Coding?

SillySnake Addons or Mods (704 comments)

Try to get him pointed towards an addon or mod for whatever game he plays. If he writes something successful he'll start to spend more time maintaining that than playing. If he does it as a project with you or some of his peers it'll be more fun.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

SillySnake Re:Come on (1582 comments)

I'd been reading Slashdot for several years by then.. but OMG PONIES WAS THE BEST!

about 5 years ago
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February Deadline For Emergency Beacons Approaches

SillySnake Re:Cost of avionics (184 comments)

I'm curious to know what requirements you think are outdated.

more than 5 years ago
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Any "Pretty" Code Out There?

SillySnake Re:Hello World (658 comments)

You must work on Saturdays.

more than 6 years ago

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Japan nuclear struggle focuses on cracked reactor

SillySnake SillySnake writes  |  about 3 years ago

SillySnake (727102) writes "Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said it had found a crack in the pit at its No.2 reactor in Fukushima, generating readings 1,000 millisieverts of radiation per hour in the air inside the pit.

"With radiation levels rising in the seawater near the plant, we have been trying to confirm the reason why, and in that context, this could be one source," said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said on Saturday."

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China Considering Cuts on Rare-Earth Metal Exports

SillySnake SillySnake writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SillySnake (727102) writes "A draft report by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has called for a total ban on foreign shipments of terbium, dysprosium, yttrium, thulium, and lutetium. Other metals such as neodymium, europium, cerium, and lanthanum will be restricted to a combined export quota of 35,000 tonnes a year, far below global needs.

Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/6082464/World-faces-hi-tech-crunch-as-China-eyes-ban-on-rare-metal-exports.html"

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