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Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Nostalgia gone awry (116 comments)

Are you also nostalgic for slavery?

about 3 months ago
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New Tool Makes Android Malware Easier To Create

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER So buy our anti-virus software! (42 comments)

See! See why we're important! You need to buy our software, and quickly!

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Firefox OS (303 comments)

...with portable bluetooth keyboard

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Long Will the Internet Remember Us?

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER nothing lasts forever (126 comments)

Nothing lasts forever. Move on.

about a year ago
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Without Plutonium, Deep-Space Probe Missions May Sputter Out

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Save the Helium! (268 comments)

Get in line, damnit. Helium gets saved first.

about a year ago
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Interviews: Ask James Randi About Investigating the Truth

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER after-life? (386 comments)

What do you believe happens -- if anything -- after we die?

about 2 years ago
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Interviews: Ask Ray Kurzweil About the Future of Mankind and Technology

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Your vitamin regimen? (244 comments)

I've read that you ingest huge daily amounts of vitamins, minerals, and possibly other supplements. Would you share the specifics of what you ingest and in what quantities? Are your choices based on research or something else?

about 2 years ago
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GhostShell Hackers Release Data From Exploiting NASA, FBI, ESA

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER GhostShell is gov't shill (124 comments)

This fake info was posted by a government shill. The point of the post is no different than Operation Fast & Furious--find those behind the lines.

about 2 years ago
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Vegetative State Man 'Talks' By Brain Scan

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Not the first time (202 comments)

What have they done with those 5 patients since then?

however, it remained impossible to establish any form of communication at the bedside.

Sounds like all they've done is frustrate the hell out of them, but I hope I'm wrong.

more than 2 years ago
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Vegetative State Man 'Talks' By Brain Scan

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Not the first time (202 comments)

Both the BBC and the Star articles claims this is a first. But it's not.

more than 2 years ago
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Steve Ballmer: We're a Devices and Services Company

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Bumpy times ahead (295 comments)

Yeah, and how about those Microsoft Wifi routers from years ago? e.g. Microsoft MN-700. Were those rebrandings or genuine MS?

more than 2 years ago
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The Deepest Picture of the Universe Ever Taken: the Hubble Extreme Deep Field

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Wow. (185 comments)

It's a fucking illusion. You're impressed by magic?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Taming a Wild, One-Man Codebase?

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Jenkins for deployment (151 comments)

Use Jenkins for deployment. You can automate the entire process. For example, imagine automatically deploying after checking in a revision that contains the word "***DEPLOY***" in the commit comment.

more than 2 years ago
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The Pirate Bay Launches Free VPN

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Pure Crap (359 comments)

Yes, you can stream just fine. Some of these services block torrenting. Some services offer free trials, too. So instead of spreading FUD, why don't you try one first?

more than 2 years ago
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Kindle Fire Is Sold Out Forever

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Out before the iPad mini (309 comments)

I've had my Fire for 6 months and don't have any battery problems, including when WiFi is turned on. All day is not a problem, although I do not watch video with it. I'm guessing your battery doesn't hold a full charge anymore. Can you swap it out?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Contractors, How's Your Health Insurance?

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER Re:Just buy insurance...it's honestly that simple. (468 comments)

I don't understand how it's only $300/month for you and your family. I pay $498/month for just myself, and that is an HMO, not even a PPO or a major medical plan. Did you get "emergency care" only? Do you live in some rural location (I'm in an urban area)?

more than 2 years ago

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Caffeine Linked to Lower Skin Cancer Risk

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 2 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "The curative effects of coffee continue to be discovered as the Harvard School of Public Health and Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital published a new study today that links caffeine consumption with reduced skin cancer rates. Quoting:

    The study of nearly 113,000 men and women found those who drank three or more cups of coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk of basal cell carcinoma than those who said no to Joe.

Caffeine in non-coffee substances was found equally effective. The cause is speculated to be related to caffeine's ability to "kill off damaged skin cells," said Dr. Josh Zeichner, assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. "If you get rid of these cells that are damaged, then they don't have the opportunity to grow and form cancers.""

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Print your own custom robot

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 2 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "In the future, you may go to a "Robo Kinkos" store to have your robots printed.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology today announced a five-year research initiative to let people design personalized robots and have them made with three-dimensional printers.

The ambitious project envisions a day where individuals choose from a set of templates to create a robot to solve a specific task, be it playing with a pet or measuring radon levels in a basement. It is funded by a $10 million National Science Foundation grant and includes the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University."

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Ask Slashdot: Why are there so few attractive women in IT

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 2 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "I have worked in IT departments for 20 years in dozens of different companies, large and small. In all that time, I can only recall one or two attractive women in those departments. I realize attractiveness is in the eye of the beholder, but my male colleagues report the same experiences. I also realize the gender ratio of those in IT is skewed towards male. But if one considers even 10% of those he sees attractive, then my figures still don't come close to adding up. What's going on here? Are we "programmed" to not find female co-workers attractive when, if circumstances were different, we'd find them precisely that?"
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Ask Slashdot: How to become paperless?

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 2 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "I've had numerous ADF scanners over the years, and all of them jam or grab multiple pages at a time (thereby missing pages). Like you, I've got years of tax returns and legal documents to scan, but with these kinds of barriers, it would take months to scan everything. Enterprise-grade machines cost 5 figures. How do Slashdotters become paper-free?"
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Redbox to compete with Netflix

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 2 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "Redbox and Verizon have teamed up to offer streaming video, available 2012 Q2: subscription services and more in an easy-to-use, flexible and affordable service that will allow all consumers across the U.S. to enjoy the new and popular entertainment they want, whenever they choose, using the media and devices they prefer."
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Ask Slashdot: How to securely share passwords?

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 3 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes "My tech-savvy father died suddenly and unexpectedly. He did everything online: bill-pay, banking, ebay sales (and other auction sites), paypal, investing, etc. When he died, he still had online auctions up for sale, items I had no idea how to fulfill when sold. He still had unprocessed auction refunds, people claiming they returned items and are waiting for a refund.

Fortunately, he left gmail.com open and logged in when he died. So I was able to configure his account to forward to mine for any future emails he received.

He even had his health insurance automatically debited from his checking account (who needs heath insurance when you're dead?)

I had no way to log into these systems to cancel pending transactions. I called every institution; some were willing to help while others required me to fax/mail death certificates and proof of executorship (which I didn't have yet). Meanwhile, auctions were selling for items I had no idea how to fulfill; debits from his checking account were occurring even though they were irrelevant; etc. You get the idea.

How can I share my login credentials with my siblings so they don't have to go through this when I'm gone? I change my passwords every month and never use the same password on more than one site. I don't want my siblings to be able to impersonate me unless I'm dead, so publishing a monthly list to them won't help and would be insecure."
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Ask Slashdot: Best way to destroy 10-15 hard drive

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER writes  |  more than 3 years ago

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "I have 10-15 old hard drives I want to trash, some IDE and some SATA. Even if I still had IDE hardware, I don't want to wait several weeks to run DBAN on all of them. I could use a degausser, but they are prohibitively expensive. I could send them to a data destruction firm, but can they be trusted? What's the fastest, cheapest DIY solution?"

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