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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

Snotnose How do I get on this list? (225 comments)

Aside from doing anything illegal, hurting anyone, etc. Seems that if enough of us buy the Get On The Terrorist List for Dummies then the problem sort of solves itself by making the list useless.


Math, Programming, and Language Learning

Snotnose I majored in applied math (241 comments)

some 20 years ago (yikes, did the math and it's closer to 30). I wanted to do signal processing and such, but I realized MIT grad students were doing all the fun stuff. I now write embedded software, and the only time I use math is when I either go off on a tangent, or sine off on an apology for doing so.

5 days ago

Critical Vulnerabilities In Web-Based Password Managers Found

Snotnose Re:KeePass? (114 comments)

I've got my keePass database on my phone. It's always with me, readily available if I need to logon somewhere and I have a trusted computer handy (and a USB cable, of course),

about two weeks ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

Snotnose For me to wear it it would have to be sexy (381 comments)

Sexy enough for an attractive 20 y/o to hop into the sack with my 56 y/o fat self.
/ 20 y/o female
// human female
/// I've posted this same comment in a dup thread a week or two back.

about two weeks ago

A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

Snotnose Re:Subject bait (368 comments)

So a bunch of insane asshats decide to shoot rockets at you, and you're supposed to pull up stakes and move elsewhere? In this example, from Israel to the US?
I have to admit, I must be missing something. If a bunch of nutjobs in Tijuana decided to shoot rockets into my hometown of San Diego I would certainly hope the government would respond.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

Snotnose C/C++, perl, python, Java (359 comments)

Mostly vim, although I'll drop to Eclipse if I need a debugger for Java.

about a month ago

Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

Snotnose Pawn or sell? (112 comments)

Lemme call a buddy of mine to see what he can tell me about this.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

Snotnose It would have to be sexy (427 comments)

Sexy enough so a hot 20 year old would hop into bed with my fat 56 y/o self when she sees me wearing it.
/ make that a hot 20 y/o female
// human female
/// I have no explanation as to why she would wander into mom's basement to see me wearing it tho.

about a month ago

Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution

Snotnose Re:About time (276 comments)

Hell, not knowing you're on it until denied boarding is an abomination. What ever happened to due process? Oh I forgot, it's the terrorists/children/drugs/$fear_of_the_day

about a month ago

Endurance Experiment Writes One Petabyte To Six Consumer SSDs

Snotnose Good news for me (164 comments)

Considering 90% of my storage is write once, read many (email, mp3, dvds, programs, etc), this is good for me as long as the drive has a good, errr, brain fart, scheme so when I write a byte it chooses one I haven't written to in a while. My SSD should last forever, or until the electron holes break free of their silicon bonds.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

Snotnose Re:Python (466 comments)

Python++. The only thing I don't like about it is the way whitespace delimits blocks, but that's already been gone over.
Javascript is the language from hell, I wouldn't recommend it to anybody.
Off the top of my head, here's the languages I've used enough to feel like I was good at: awk, sed, bash, C, C++, perl, python, java, javascript.

about a month ago

Human Blood Substitute Could Help Meet Donor Blood Shortfall

Snotnose Re:Let gay men donate (172 comments)

Why can't generally happy dudes give blood?

about a month and a half ago

Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

Snotnose EZPZ. $Diety created man (686 comments)

and after earth he got bored and went off to play some intergalactic CoD.

about a month and a half ago

Brownsville SpaceX Space Port Faces More Regulatory Hurdles

Snotnose I'm amazed I can still fart (78 comments)

without some regulator from somewhere trying to stick a "out of compliance" tag on my ass

about a month and a half ago

New Car Can Lean Into Curves, Literally

Snotnose Whoopsie (243 comments)

Can't wait until I'm 150% outside the cornering envelope when the system decides now is a good time to reboot.

about a month and a half ago

EFF Tells Court That the NSA Knowingly and Illegally Destroyed Evidence

Snotnose And this is why (269 comments)

the EFF gets a charitable contribution from me every year
/ As does the Alzheimer's foundation
// and Helen Woodward
/// the rest of em can fark off

about a month and a half ago

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

Snotnose Love the local newsreaders (270 comments)

Watching the news tonight the anchor said he offered 1.8 million. I kept watching for her to realize she blew it. Nothing. I backed it up and rewatched it, she definately said million, not billion. News today really sucks :(

about 2 months ago

I Want a Kindle Killer

Snotnose Re:The Nook is/was excellent (321 comments)

I'm a touch typist, I suspect it wouldn't take much for me to get used to doing that. Do I want a backward keyboard? No. But I think I could easily learn to use one.

about 2 months ago

Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

Snotnose 2 basic issues (437 comments)

1) If you need to take control it's probably going to be Right Effin Now!!!! If the car is driving itself what are the odds you're paying any attention to the road?
2) If the car has been driving you around for a couple years with no intervention from you, how good a driver do you think you'll be in an emergency?

about 2 months ago

Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

Snotnose Eff ESPN (340 comments)

My understanding is ESPN adds $2/mo to my cable bill. I never watch ESPN. When do I get the option to say "No thanks, I'd prefer $2/mon over watching steroid injected dudes do stuff I don't care about" ?

about 3 months ago


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