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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

X0563511 Re:Oh noes, I can't drive X miles (343 comments)

Indeed. I'd love that kind of commute.

I drive 65 miles... and I would love to live closer, but it's either too expensive or bad neighborhoods!

yesterday
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

X0563511 Re:Oh noes, I can't drive X miles (343 comments)

I drive 120 miles, 5 days a week. ... what kind of cycle count would these batteries have?

yesterday
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SpaceX Successfully Delivers Supplies To ISS

X0563511 Re:Pair of legs... (87 comments)

Like the Canadarm?

2 days ago
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The Dismal State of SATCOM Security

X0563511 Re:Aren't those guys rocket scientists? (54 comments)

I'd think most expensive satellites have some form of thruster on them for retasking, station adjustment, and debris avoidance...?

5 days ago
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The Dismal State of SATCOM Security

X0563511 Re:Encryption (54 comments)

Or, one could fall back on terrestrial radio for all of these examples...

5 days ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

X0563511 Re:Relevant Skills (355 comments)

Please define "organic food."

All food is organic, because our metabolism is organic chemistry.

about a week ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

X0563511 Re:Well, If the NSA Can't Crack It, Ya Right (171 comments)

Just checked with Firefox, Safari, and IE. The only thing special is that Firefox has adblock plus on it.

about a week ago
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

X0563511 Re:example (89 comments)

No, that's dumb. Electrical appliances don't work without electricity. 2+2=4.

about a week ago
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

X0563511 Re:Hacks (89 comments)

see if that fork ... is actually a festering spike of salmonella.

Good luck with that...

about a week ago
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

X0563511 Re:2012 news (89 comments)

That still doesn't answer his question.

Yes, you can see that there is a thing that is 1/100th the width of a hair. Can you see what it is? Can you distinguish it from other similarly sized things in close proximity?

about a week ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

X0563511 Re:Well, If the NSA Can't Crack It, Ya Right (171 comments)

I've never once seen a browser do that, and if I did I would stop using it immediately. That's a huge security issue.

about a week ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

X0563511 Re:H3 Baby! (313 comments)

Honestly, I'd be OK with another space race. Even if we lose.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

X0563511 Re:The Moon is a Harsh Mistress comes to reality.. (313 comments)

Just because he thinks you're an idiot doesn't necessarily mean he disagrees with what you said. Even a broken clock is right once a day, maybe he thinks you were just an idiot who happened to be right?

about two weeks ago
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Fruit Flies, Fighter Jets Use Similar Evasive Tactics When Attacked

X0563511 Re:Are we sure it is JUST like a fighter jet? (65 comments)

Makes sense to me - the primary function of the wings is to provide lift "up" - so for a more effective turn you pivot so that the maneuver is always "up" before you execute.

about two weeks ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

X0563511 Re:Whatever you may think ... (446 comments)

It's not the language that's at fault, it's the attitude that resulted in a gimpy "replacement" for malloc() being used for all platforms because some platforms had a slow malloc() once upon a time.

about two weeks ago

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Massive police raids on suspected protestors

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff's department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than "fire code violations," and early this morning, the Sheriff's department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.

Jane Hamsher and I were at two of those homes this morning — one which had just been raided and one which was in the process of being raided."

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Bill introduced to reinstate the draft

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "
The Universal National Service Act of 2007 (H.R.393) was introduced to the United States House of Representatives on January 10, 2007 by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). It proposed the requirement that all residents in the United States aged between 18 and 42 carry out national service, and be available for conscription during wartime. It would allow no deferments after age 20.
The text of the bill can be found at govtrack."

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Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Sellout!

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  about 2 years ago

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/04/04/1946231/plantronics-helps-make-remote-workers-lives-easier-video

Yep. It's come to this. Slashdot is now serving undisguised advertisements in place of stories.

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using adblock to kill article tags

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Well, it appears that you can use Adblock-Plus to kill the tag block on articles here.

Fire up Adblock-Plus and add the following as a filter. You may need to have the Adblock-Plus Element Hiding Helper installed, I'm not sure....

slashdot.org#DIV(class=tag-widget body-widget)

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posting delays suck

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

It's been 1 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
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It's been 3 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 4 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 5 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment ....

My karma has been maxed for god-knows how long. This is ridiculous.

UPDATE: a new record!

Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 8 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

WTF!!!

UPDATE: It's getting worse. At least it only happens vs anonymous posts, but still...
It's been 15 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment.

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