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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

X0563511 Re:example (87 comments)

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

yesterday
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

X0563511 Re:Hacks (87 comments)

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

Good luck with that...

yesterday
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Paper Microscope Magnifies Objects 2100 Times and Costs Less Than $1

X0563511 Re:2012 news (87 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?

yesterday
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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 (164 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.

yesterday
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

X0563511 Re:H3 Baby! (312 comments)

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

2 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

X0563511 Re:The Moon is a Harsh Mistress comes to reality.. (312 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?

2 days 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.

5 days ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

X0563511 Re:Whatever you may think ... (444 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.

5 days ago
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Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

X0563511 Re:Whatever you may think ... (444 comments)

... likely because everyone thought someone else would have been looking at it.

5 days ago
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Double Take: Condoleezza Rice As Dropbox's Newest Board Member

X0563511 Re:Baggage? (313 comments)

You still could have... until you posted.

about a week ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

X0563511 Re:Was it really Tesla's problem? (152 comments)

So you're saying you should expect to send your car at a concrete wall at +100mph, and walk away after emerging from the other side of said concrete wall?

about a week ago
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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

X0563511 Re:Problems? (152 comments)

You mean like the garage fire where the marshals weren't even sure it had anything to do with the car? Or how about the one where a steel rod was levered into the battery at highway speeds managed to start a fire?

Or how about the one who drove through a CONCRETE FUCKING WALL and caught fire? (oh, and I should mention the driver walked away)

about a week ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

X0563511 Re:Incentivising the good behaviour (116 comments)

I'm not talking about banter between friends, the friends I was speaking of were observing "randoms" exhibiting the behavior.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

X0563511 Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

Slap a few zeroes on whatever measure you care to use for the amount of energy involved... it's more than just a little bit of warm oil and smoke.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

X0563511 Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

Instead, you have to store enough energy to fire the thing. I assure you - punching a hole in a capacitor bank charged up to fire one of these will not merely result in an 'arc flash' hazard...

But, at least you can discharge these and then later charge them. It's kind of hard to not have propellant and then suddenly have some when you want it - it's there all the time.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

X0563511 Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

Regarding the background: that is an incredibly high-speed camera, being rotated at a very high speed (think "on a spring"). AFAIK the slug needs to be ferromagnetic. Is uranium? I don't actually know. The sabot is just there to help not destroy the rails and make sure the projectile stays on them (eg doesn't flop out) - it's not meant to help carry the projectile.

The affects on the target when you have something moving that fast are rather dramatic - even plain old steel.

about a week ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

X0563511 Re:Correlation MIGHT be causation (116 comments)

Could also be sarcastic. Eg:

tool: gg
tool: stupid shitheads can't play for shit!
too: (leaves game)

about a week 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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