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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Zondar Could this 'negative energy' zone be the source of (227 comments)

Dark Energy?

Would a 'negative energy' zone potentially produce Dark Energy, which is the repulsive force accelerating inflation?

Does this explain why inflation is increasing? More 'black-hole-type' objects with more of this negative energy space in existence... creating more Dark Energy...

about 2 months ago

Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

Zondar Re:Stop Rewarding Mass Killings (1388 comments)

"Can't be done. That would infringe on the media's ratings and profit margins..."

Fixed that for you.

about a year and a half ago

Smart Guns To Stop Mass Killings

Zondar Re:Stop Rewarding Mass Killings (1388 comments)

Shame you can't mod higher than +5.

Everyone recognizes the name Dylan Klebold, but almost no one recognizes Lauren Townsend or Isaiah Shoels.

Stop giving the killers 24/7 coverage for literally MONTHS and maybe you'll reduce their motivation. Couple this with bringing back real mental health facilities and we'll get somewhere.

about a year and a half ago

Caltech and UVic Set 339Gbps Internet Speed Record

Zondar Re:LHC data sets, eat your heart out (79 comments)

Earlier this year, Gizmodo reported that the LHC generates a petabyte of data every second. Actually, that's just one of the two primary experiments.

The have to preprocess the raw data through a filter that determines if the collision is interesting or not. Then they further parse that down and only store a tiny fraction of the raw data generated every day. If they were able to store and distribute that raw data, who knows what kinds of information is being thrown away simply because we can't store it and can't transmit it offsite fast enough.

about 2 years ago

Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge

Zondar Re:breaking and entering (388 comments)

I'm thinking the possible penalties are more related to the sensitivity of the items taken, and less related to the method of obtaining it.

about 2 years ago

Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

Zondar Now UPS can say they delayed my delivery (430 comments)

because of Free Speech too, rightt?


There is no Free Speech implication in delivering a Service.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Phasing Out Office Starter Edition

Zondar Re:Who cares? (132 comments)

Did you mean the programs, or the employees of Microsoft?

more than 2 years ago

New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss

Zondar Re:Collaboration and self-publishing are the answe (567 comments)

Since we were talking about the RECORDING INDUSTRY here, I had hoped you would limit the conversation to the realm of the RECORDING INDUSTRY and RECORDING music.

The thing that is new is that the musician(s) / band no longer absolutely needs the studio executives, the studio marketing people or the studio provided recording facility / engineers to produce a quality product and successfully market it directly to the consumers. The musician also no longer needs the studio to make the connections to those who need music produced, such as filmmakers and TV ad producers.

more than 2 years ago

New Music Boss, Worse Than Old Music Boss

Zondar Collaboration and self-publishing are the answer (567 comments)

Not to be prophetic or philosophical, but it will be in the end like it was in the beginning.

In the beginning, bands formed and recorded music in their garage, with the best equipment and recording technology that they could afford. The collaborated in the best space they could find (someone's garage) and they self published the recording they made. Maybe they made money, maybe they didn't.

Today, musicians can record with (nearly) the same quality in their house as they can in a major studio. Musicians can collaborate over the internet either directly or with the help of a collaboration service that helps musicians find each other and exchange / submit tracks. Musicians can publish their tracks on services where they either get money per track or as a donation model (see for a perfect example of this).

Musicians can self-promote on the internet, and perhaps reach greater audiences than they can through traditional media and distribution channels.

The musicians simply need to embrace these new ways of doing things and be willing to take on these tasks directly instead of having someone else do it (and probably rip them off in the process).

more than 2 years ago

Controlling Bufferbloat With Queue Delay

Zondar Remember AT&T and their 9 second 3G ping times (134 comments)

Yep, same cause. They attempted to minimize packet loss by increasing the buffers in their network. The user experience was horrible.

more than 2 years ago

Zimmerman Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

Zondar Re:Was Travoyn Martin a Nerd? (995 comments)

This has no business on Slashdot. This has nothing to do with technology and everything to do with either politics or clicks/ratings.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Store Umbilical Cord Blood — and If So, Where?

Zondar CBR is the one I used (321 comments)

I think their website is

You pay an up-front fee for the collection and first year storage, and a smaller fee each year for storage.

more than 2 years ago

Rep. Darrell Issa Requests Public Comments On ACTA

Zondar Re:Can't get a law, try a treaty... (186 comments)

Maybe I'm confused. Has Obama said he is opposed to ACTA? If so, why are we even having this discussion?

more than 2 years ago

Growth of Pseudoscience Harming Australian Universities

Zondar Confucious say... (566 comments)

Oh nevermind.

more than 2 years ago



Former Obama "digital strategist" accused of Twitter fraud

Zondar Zondar writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Zondar (32904) writes "Former Obama "digital strategist" Brad Schenck has been accused of creating multiple fake Twitter accounts to send pro gun control tweets to members of Congress. One recipient of these tweets, Rep Steve Stockman (R-TX) said his staff noticed identical tweets coming in from multiple Twitter accounts. Of those, a disturbing trend was discovered:

"Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look at them revealed that only six were from real people."

Brad Schenck, Obama's former digital strategist, somehow managed to follow these some or all of the 10 allegedly fake Twitter profiles before they ever sent a tweet or interacted with anyone.

Is this Twitter sockpuppeting? You decide."

Link to Original Source

Zondar Zondar writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zondar (32904) writes "Wow... Editors around here need to get off their ass. Submitted something eight days ago, it's still pending. So is the complaint story I submitted. Either publish it or reject it. Good fucking god."

Zondar Zondar writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zondar (32904) writes "It seems that internet latency has reached an all time high. The effects of which were recently observed in a Slashdot user's attempt to submit a story. In an era when we can go around the world with a packet in under 500ms, it seems the Slashdot editors are incapable of reviewing and publishing a submitted story in under 5 days. Submit: "CNET reporter James Kim found dead Wednesday December 06, @04:35PM Pending" More info to come..."


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