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Researchers Tout Electricity Storage Tech That Could Recharge Devices In Minutes

_14k4 I return to /. after many years of absence... (31 comments)

To find, first thing on the front page - a nice nifty dup. Glad to see nothing has changed. ;)

about 10 months ago
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Neil Armstrong Criticizes Obama's Space Strategy

_14k4 Re:Shut Up, Former Astronaut! (508 comments)

yeah, go to hell those who agreed into loans they know they couldn't afford if their "gamble" didn't pay off. /me signs for loans he knows he can afford on a "worst case" scenario. (Yes, worst case for me means working at stop and shop, walmart, and mcdonalds. I'm not mexican, just ok with working "below" where my education has taken me.)

more than 4 years ago
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GIMP 2.8 Will Sport a Redesigned UI

_14k4 Re:2 things (401 comments)

So, "Gimp 7 was your idea." ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Online "Guilds" Mirror Real Life Gangs

_14k4 Re:just surprised people still play WoW (160 comments)

Hey, tool, you missed the point.

I'd like to play make-pretend but at the same time have adult conversation (read: chatroom with a broadsword); I'd not like to deal with leet speak and spam about how much that new toon wants to have sexors with me.

more than 4 years ago
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Online "Guilds" Mirror Real Life Gangs

_14k4 just surprised people still play WoW (160 comments)

Really. I tried it again after a year off, and yeah, the graphics are great and play on ANYTHING these days, however it just doesn't have the same hold as it used to. I'm playing Eve now, and yeah, it's grindy (all grinding, really) but it seems a bit more "adult" - maybe that's just it. The trial for EQ2 is going well, and that even seems a bit more adult, too.

Gangs are gangs. I've never done well in raid situations as I tend to get toned out (firefighter) for calls when we're about to enter the instance, etc. I'm always "that guy" who goes linkdead...

more than 4 years ago
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Casual Games Quickly Transforming the MMO Market

_14k4 Re:WoW was ruined (238 comments)

What I'd like is a game I can devote 20/60 minutes to and not really have to worry and think too hard about. I am a programmer, and spend all day in front of the pc. Lately, when I'm not in front of the pc I'm taking up things like working on my home, carpentry, etc. But when that game itch comes back, I can't find something that's a) free (I'm poor), b) mmo / social interaction, c) fun.

Well, I should say I can't find something graphical. I've been playing a lot of Materia Magica (a mud) lately...

more than 4 years ago
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Thomas' Testimony and the RIAA's Near-Fatal Error

_14k4 innocent until proven? (283 comments)

If she is innocent until proven guilty - why does she have to give up her hard-drive and "prove" her innocence? Nobody is forced to prove innocence. The RIAA should be given the challenge, without her hard drive, of proving guilt. /shrug (IE: external records, etc.)

more than 5 years ago
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Periodic Table Gets a New, Unnamed Element

_14k4 Bolognium (461 comments)

Of course, we should see if it is indeed snacktacular first.

more than 5 years ago
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Breast Cancer Gene Lawsuit Argues Patents Invalid

_14k4 I don't care... (294 comments)

I just want my wife's breast cancer _gone_... it's been 3 years now, post diagnosis.

more than 5 years ago
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What Filters Are Right For Kids?

_14k4 Re:One father's experience (678 comments)

So, what you're saying is:

Squid saved your family!

I like it. :)

more than 5 years ago
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Narcissistic College Graduates In the Workplace?

_14k4 Re:anecdotal evidence (1316 comments)

On that F... that may be true, however the ideals of the students (though, not all of them who received that F) make way for the thought that they didn't deserve that F; that the cause-effect of work-put-in to reward-received is somehow this black-box that simply works on desire not actual work.

more than 5 years ago
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Shuttleworth Proposes Overhaul of Desktop Notifications

_14k4 Re:Users read? (306 comments)

Your problem? You should admin the network so that these requirements can be forced. Lock it down, man!

more than 5 years ago
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IRiffs Takes MST3k Open Source

_14k4 Re:Open Source? (100 comments)

I think, really, they mean "Open Access, Hosted Content, For Sale."

about 6 years ago

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Chess Champion Bobby Fischer Dies

_14k4 _14k4 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

_14k4 writes "From CNN: Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has died aged 64. Bobby Fischer became an increasingly anti-establishment figure after ending his chess career. Spokesman Gardar Sverrisson said Fischer passed away in a Reykjavik hospital on Thursday. There was no immediate word on cause of death. (wikipedia mentions kidney failure)"
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Google to video-advertise on YouTube

_14k4 _14k4 writes  |  about 7 years ago

_14k4 writes "Video website YouTube is to feature advertising for the first time, after Google revealed it is offering companies the chance to run ads on some of the site's most popular content."
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_14k4 _14k4 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

_14k4 writes "PhysOrg.com writes: A 27-year-old man described as one of the world's most prolific spammers was arrested Wednesday, and federal authorities said computer users across the Web could notice a decrease in the amount of junk e-mail. Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails. "He's one of the top 10 spammers in the world," said Tim Cranton, a Microsoft Corp. lawyer who is senior director of the company's Worldwide Internet Safety Programs. "He's a huge problem for our customers. This is a very good day.""
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