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The Light Might Make You Heavy

XPeter Not heavy but... (138 comments)

Not heavy...just "Big Boned"

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

XPeter Dasher (552 comments)

Dasher is a small software package (akin to notepad) that assists in typing without a keyboard. Maybe you could combine some sort of eye-tracking or morse-code system that can translate her eye movements into numbers and letters on Dasher?

about 2 months ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

XPeter How about... (321 comments)

We increase scholarships for ALL students pursing fields of job growth, not just engineering

about 6 months ago
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US Military Settles Software Piracy Claims For $50M

XPeter Oh man (127 comments)

This submitter has the typical Slashdot FOSS douchebag attitude. This case has NOTHING TO DO with open source software, yet you can always find a way to jam it in there eh?

about 8 months ago
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Comcast Donates Heavily To Defeat Mayor Who Is Bringing Gigabit Fiber To Seattle

XPeter And this is why... (356 comments)

...Lobbying needs to be illegal. Period.

about 8 months ago
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Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop

XPeter Re:Enough is Enough (257 comments)

Microsoft gave the business community a decade, support and all. Bureaucracy and inefficiency shouldn't be Microsofts problem

about 9 months ago
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Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop

XPeter Re:Enough is Enough (257 comments)

Not two or three, more like four or five now. SP3 was released in 08, and once 7 released, manufacturers made the switch.

about 9 months ago
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Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop

XPeter Re:Enough is Enough (257 comments)

What software company is still actively supporting products from 2003?

about 9 months ago
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Chrome Will End XP Support in 2015; Firefox Has No Plans To Stop

XPeter Enough is Enough (257 comments)

It's been over a decade, guys. I understand there are legacy software needs, but you've had ample time to find a replacement.

about 9 months ago
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Using Zillow's Creative Commons Neighborhood Boundary Data For the U.S.

XPeter Re:Zillow (32 comments)

Well what do you expect? Zillow can't view the interior of the homes they price, so they can only make an assumption based upon market trends and exterior features. How can you expect them to know whether or not you have new stainless steel appliances and mahogany floors versus only plastic stuff and dirty carpet?

about a year ago
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Duke Energy Scraps Plans For Florida Nuclear Plant, Forced To Delay Others

XPeter Re:Shame (233 comments)

Oil, coal, we burn them both for power.

about a year ago
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Duke Energy Scraps Plans For Florida Nuclear Plant, Forced To Delay Others

XPeter Shame (233 comments)

It's such a shame that the far left has put such a stigma on nuclear power. All of the nuclear accidents in history have happened because of poor oversight, not to the fault of the technology itself. Oh well, I guess we can keep burning oil for the next hundred years.

about a year ago
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Yahoo Board Approves a $1.1B Pricetag For Tumblr

XPeter Strange (142 comments)

They could've bought YouPorn for a lot less.

about a year ago
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A New Version of MS Office Every 90 Days

XPeter Great (292 comments)

MS has finally realized that waterfall development isn't the best for consumers; now only if they'd offer it at an affordable price...

about a year ago
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The Trouble With 4K TV

XPeter Welcome back to 2005 (442 comments)

The same thing happened when the first 1080P screens came out. The market will adapt, there's no problem here.

about a year and a half ago
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27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

XPeter Here comes the anti-gun crowd (2987 comments)

Seriously, you could "try" and take away all the guns...but if you really wanted one, you could always get one. Same with drugs, the black market is ALWAYS there.

And the libs always tend to forget that guns actually help save lies as well. I was reading an article not too long ago about a single mother who was sleeping with her newborn child, when she heard someone trying to break in. She grabbed her shotgun, and as soon as the two perps walked into the house, she shot them dead. Now if she didn't have her gun, she could've been killed and her baby orphaned.

about a year and a half ago
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Violation of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

XPeter Walter White (155 comments)

He's not only a fantastic meth cook, but a stellar physicist as well

about 2 years ago
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Trained Rats Map Minefields With GPS

XPeter As a New Yorker... (103 comments)

I'd love to see those fat little fuckers get blown up to pieces.

Maybe the DoD can come take some from the subway?

more than 2 years ago
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SpaceX Launch To International Space Station Delayed For Code Tweaks

XPeter Re:Elon Musk (97 comments)

They already have thousands of pre-orders for the Model S, and I'm betting they'll get even more for the Model X

more than 2 years ago

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Ask Slashdot: Starting a website in college?

XPeter XPeter writes  |  about 2 years ago

XPeter (1429763) writes "I'm a freshman in New York looking for a way to start up an idea of mine. The general premise is to create a website that would connect people to find additional work aside from ones main job.

  I have a team, and have started the groundbreaking, but one crucial question remains: How would I monetize a website like this? Should I host advertisements, or take a percentage of the job cost? Also, what payment methods should I use?"
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Oil Rig Explodes In Gulf of Mexico

XPeter XPeter writes  |  more than 3 years ago

XPeter (1429763) writes "For the second time in less than six months another Gulf oil rig has caught on fire; this time owned and operated by Mariner Energy of Houston. It is unclear whether or not the rig is leaking oil into the waters, when it was spotted by a patrolling helicopter this morning. All 13 people on the platform have been accounted for and rescued."
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Starcraft 2 To Be Released In Mid 2010

XPeter XPeter writes  |  more than 4 years ago

XPeter (1429763) writes "It's finally here folks, after over a decade of waiting the second Starcraft game is set to be released by ActiBlizz in the middle of 2010, with the beta starting later this month. The new Battle.net has been equipped with multi-game voice chatting, along with a shop to purchase ActiBlizz titles. For those interested, "Thousands" of players will be given access to the beta (which you can sign up for here: http://www.starcraft2.com/beta-faq.xml), across North America, Australia, Taiwan, Europe, New Zealand, and South Korea."
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Two big Blizzard releases in 2010

XPeter XPeter writes  |  more than 4 years ago

XPeter (1429763) writes "The speculation can finally end, Blizzard has confirmed that Starcraft 2 and WoW: Cataclysm will be released in 2010, with Diablo 3 following in 2011. Shacknews has the story http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/60136 "Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has confirmed that just-revealed World of Warcraft expansion Cataclysm and StarCraft II are the two titles the company expects to hit in 2010"

Many hoped that Diablo 3 would be released with Starcraft 2, but this doesn't seem to be the case."

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