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Ask Slashdot: Inexpensive Anti-Theft Vehicle Tracking System?

Unoriginal Nick Re:Buy a dog. (296 comments)

A dog won't help much when parking on a college campus.

more than 3 years ago
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China's Influence Widens Nobel Peace Prize Boycott

Unoriginal Nick Creating own award (360 comments)

The AP is also reporting that China is creating a Confucius Peace Prize to be given out the day before the Nobel Prize.

about 4 years ago
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Are Consumer Hard Drives Headed Into History?

Unoriginal Nick Re:SSD's die more than HD's (681 comments)

So from a sample size of 1, you can conclusively prove that SSDs are less reliable than hard drives?

more than 4 years ago
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US Reigns As Most Bot-Infected Country

Unoriginal Nick Re:I read the TFA (121 comments)

The US is most in absolute numbers. In rate per 1000, Turkey has the highest rate.

more than 4 years ago
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BBC Lowers HDTV Bitrate; Users Notice

Unoriginal Nick Yes (412 comments)

I got a good laugh off of this, but is it really possible to get better quality from a lower bitrate?

Sure, if you also switch to a better codec, such as using H.264 instead of MPEG-2. However, I don't think that's what's happening in this case.

about 5 years ago
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New Jersey Outshines Most Others In Solar Energy

Unoriginal Nick Re:2% by 2012? (240 comments)

Replying to myself because I was still looking for this when I posted. Year-to-date (to June), there have been 16,920 thousand megawatthours of electricity from nuclear out of 29,244 - almost 58%.

more than 5 years ago
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New Jersey Outshines Most Others In Solar Energy

Unoriginal Nick Re:2% by 2012? (240 comments)

New Jersey already gets 50% of its electricity from nuclear.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils Windows 7 File-Sharing Beta

Unoriginal Nick Re:Warning - concealed terms of service (230 comments)

The Microsoft announcement says "Use of the software is governed by the Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistance 6.5 Beta License Agreement accessible as a file in this download." So you can't read the terms of service without downloading (and installling?) the software.

If you scroll down further, you'll see "Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 6.5 beta License Terms.rtf" which can be downloaded and viewed separately without having to install the program.

more than 5 years ago
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Fairpoint Pledges To Violate Net Neutrality

Unoriginal Nick Re:No it doesn't. (249 comments)

Read the paragraph before it. The "third party Web site" is referring to the Verizon web site, not Yahoo, MSN, etc. This is a non-story.

more than 5 years ago
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Futurama Returns!

Unoriginal Nick Re:Great show, decent movie (226 comments)

The episodes about Fry's brother, his dog,...

I have all the DVDs, and I still watch the repeats on Adult Swim once in a while, but I'll never watch "Jurassic Bark" again. Saddest. Ending. EVER.

about 7 years ago

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