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Plan C: The Cold War Plan Which Would Have Brought the US Under Martial Law

TFlan91 Re:Then there was War Plan Red (299 comments)

This is a prime example of why I went to school for history. It's filled with good laughs like this.

2 days ago

Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

TFlan91 Re:life in the U.S. (255 comments)

Solution: Move your residence.

2 days ago

Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

TFlan91 Physics 101? (139 comments)

Umm... This sounds like Physcis 101... Something traveling through a medium vs a vacuum will always be slower was one of the first lessons I learned

5 days ago

TWEETHER Project Promises 10Gbps MmW 92-95GHz Based Wireless Broadband

TFlan91 Re:Physics doesn't work like that. (54 comments)

Then I should be able to flip this and say that, if and when I am able to reduce my "body frequency" I can walk through walls

about a week ago

A State-By-State Guide To Restrictive Community Broadband Laws

TFlan91 Hmm (160 comments)

Correct me if I'm wrong, please, I don't mind.

That being said, I was under the impression that - yes there are some laws/ordinances prohibiting (or outright banning) municipal broadband from happening - it was COST and MAINTENANCE of the actual infrastructure that was stopping these communities.

about two weeks ago

Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

TFlan91 No. (562 comments)


about two weeks ago

SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

TFlan91 Re:Fix slashdot! (248 comments)

Only when my disable ads checkbox isnt checked

about two weeks ago

SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

TFlan91 Re:Fix slashdot! (248 comments)

It's all these damn ads they've added.

I swear every other week I find a new ad bar, or some ad has moved and margins are all fucked.

Atleast they keep it interesting...

about two weeks ago

Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support For Windows 7

TFlan91 The new XP (640 comments)

... Win7 = WinXP in corporate world now

about two weeks ago

How Civilizations Can Spread Across a Galaxy

TFlan91 Re:I think you misunderstood (272 comments)

" but something similar to Daedelus, for instance, would suffice"

Not sure what you intended on referencing, but Stargate! Woo!

about three weeks ago

New App Detects Government Stingray Cell Phone Trackers

TFlan91 Re: requires root access and will only run on Qual (71 comments)

I recently purchased and starting playing with the one plus one. It's easily rooted (this is my first non-apple mobile phone) and I've already have many apps that track tower ID's, but...

For someone like myself who doesn't travel all that often, I look at these apps every now and then to remember where my towers are. This is so that when I do need to do something I want private, I can simply recall if the tower I'm connected to is what I remember.

Not hard to do

about a month ago

Texas Instruments Builds New Energy Technology For the Internet of Things

TFlan91 Your power level! (54 comments)

Your power level is draining with every hit!

This fight is over .... Freeza?

(Let's hope they call this device Freeze)

about a month ago

Windows 10 Adds Battery Saver Feature

TFlan91 Re:triggering below percentage is dumb (96 comments)

^ This.

So this. 100x this.

The logic behind all these battery savers is ridiculous.

"Your battery is now at 20%" - Let me warning you every 5 minutes that it's low, consuming even MORE battery. Once is enough, thanks.
"Your battery is now at 10%" - Let me tell all applications about this so they can all send their data to the "cloud" all at once, draining it EVEN FURTHER!
"Your battery is now at ... " - Phone turned off due to too many bells and whistles about your battery being low!

about 2 months ago

Study: HIV Becoming Less Deadly, Less Infectious

TFlan91 Oh I've seen this before... (172 comments)

Just went on a family vacation where my little brothers were playing a game on their iDevices.

The game - not giving it any specific advertisement - revolves around you "building" a disease meant to kill everyone on Earth. It gives you 3 categories on how the disease is perceived; Infectivity, Severity, and Lethality.

As Severity increases, the world becomes aware of the disease, the higher the severity the greater the focus the world has on finding a cure. So to combat this, you "devolve" traits that increase severity until the world doesn't care anymore or cares less than you want it to so infection continues.

Keeping on this fine line of severity until everyone in the world is infected, and then you "evolve" traits that kills everyone within minutes, winning you the game.

It seems HIV is taking a page out this games strategy book and sayin "Hey! Don't look at me, I won't kill you for another 20 years! Look at that guy over there first! (heuheuheuheu)".

about 2 months ago

Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas

TFlan91 And yet... (143 comments)

And yet there are news stories all over the place about how BECAUSE OF the mass switch to natural gas, my electricity bill is going up double digits...

about 2 months ago

American Express Seeks To Swap Card Numbers For Secure Tokens

TFlan91 Re:Not a new idea (130 comments)

Here's a shiny powerpoint to download. Click Here. They say it works. They also say some random number (that sometimes has a letter in it?) next to a $ sign with god awful English.

Seriously, click here.

about 3 months ago

Facebook Wants You To Vote Tuesday

TFlan91 Re:Bad idea (165 comments)

This is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

about 3 months ago



Ars Technica Reviews /. Beta

TFlan91 TFlan91 writes  |  about a year ago

TFlan91 (2615727) writes ""In the modern responsive Web Three Point Oh Internet, Slashdot stands like a thing frozen in time—it's a coelacanth stuck incongruously in an aquarium full of more colorful fish. The technology news aggregator site has been around since 1997, making it positively ancient as websites are reckoned. More importantly, Slashdot's long focus on open source technology news and topics has caused it to accrete a user base that tends to be extremely technical, extremely skilled, and extremely opinionated." ...

"For most sites, a redesign isn't a big deal—Ars has certainly had its share, and we will have more as we evolve. But Slashdot is unique in that there is no other place on the Internet with quite the same mix of entrenched knowledge and personalities. The user base skews heavily toward developers, and unlike StackExchange or other, newer communities, this community has been allowed to ossify for more than a decade. Programmers—and most of the core active Slashdot community are programmers to the bone—don't like it when their tools are changed for no reason, and slapping a fresh coat of paint onto the front of the site without delivering any obvious value to those core users isn't going to work.""

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