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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

X0563511 Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (78 comments)

I should retract that. After finding my old forum post about this, I realized that it's been quite some time. I've since got new hardware, moved on to Windows 8, etc... and possibly they have updated their build too.

In any case, the freaking thing ran fine out of the box. I am absurdly happy right now!

yesterday
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

X0563511 Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (78 comments)

Sometimes all that crashing happens anyway. Try to play IWAR on anything build in the last 10 years... good luck! If you manage it, do let me know because I REALLY would love to play that.

yesterday
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

X0563511 Re:It is near (160 comments)

I think this is appropriate.

yesterday
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:NPC (50 comments)

You don't need to know why, because what they were measuring is what steers the reasoning. You either have the emotional response or you don't.

yesterday
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:fMRI? (50 comments)

True, but this isn't the case. In the case of the dead fish, they didn't filter the results (google "multiple comparisons correction") and got bullshit data because of it.

yesterday
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:fMRI? (50 comments)

All that proves is why multiple comparisons correction is so important, and why everyone uses it.

yesterday
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:unimpressive study (50 comments)

You didn't actually read the article you linked to, did you?

yesterday
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:Gömböc (50 comments)

Hell, even if traffic laws didn't, running out into the highway (or just stopping your car on it) is not exactly safe. The nice thing to do would be to rescue the thing, but not at significant risk to your own health/life.

yesterday
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

X0563511 Re:Coming to a plane journey (160 comments)

It helps that it doesn't travel by air or aerosols.

Even if that were true (not going to beat a dead horse there) all it takes is one (unfortunate for us, fortunate for the virus) mutation to throw that out the window.

yesterday
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

X0563511 Re:Microsoft Linux (311 comments)

Maybe for the same reason you might end a question with a period instead of a question mark? (no reason at all)

yesterday
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

X0563511 Re:Tablet Interface (311 comments)

Yea, they better not fucking do that... again...

yesterday
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MIT May Have Just Solved All Your Data Center Network Lag Issues

X0563511 Re:I for one (83 comments)

Careful, the next one might have "smart" quotes!

about a week ago
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FreeBSD 9.3 Released

X0563511 Re:BIND??? SENDMAIL??? (77 comments)

Give me BIND or give me... well, nothing. BIND of GTFO.

about a week ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

X0563511 Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

Domains and SSL certificates. It seems nobody can handle these things expiring until OMG IT'S HAPPENING TOMORROW!!!

about a week ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

X0563511 Re:Less. (435 comments)

I'd imagine that a good chance of getting away in a getting away car is behaving yourself in traffic, not drawing attention to yourself.

about a week ago
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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

X0563511 Re: Here it comes (435 comments)

Knives and other cutting implements can be abused by criminals, don't include them in my kitchen!

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

X0563511 Re:If anyone actually cared... (708 comments)

Because computers are made of components with standardized interconnects. You don't replace parts of a board, you replace the board. If you know what you're doing, you can repair individual components... because those parts are standardized.

That is not the case everywhere else.

about a week ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

X0563511 Re:If anyone actually cared... (708 comments)

Cars don't seem to follow the same rules other things do.

End of story. (don't be an ass)

about a week ago

Submissions

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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."

Link to Original Source

Journals

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Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Sellout!

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 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
It's been 2 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
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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