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Ask Slashdot: Most Underappreciated Sci-Fi Writer?

aitala Eric Frank Russell (1130 comments)

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Frank_Russell

EMA

more than 2 years ago
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How the Tevatron Influenced Computing

aitala Tagged Photon Lab (66 comments)

I worked at the Tagged Photon Lab - that's my PhD advisor Don Summers loading tapes into the Great Wall of drives. We drove the poor folks at Exabyte nuts.

Eric Aitala

more than 2 years ago
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WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code

aitala Re:Um... bullshit? (161 comments)

How about http://data.gov.uk/ ? That's Drupal too.

Or is the site not really part of the Gov't?

Eric

more than 4 years ago
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The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

aitala Option 4 (945 comments)

4) Slashdot readers and contributors are on the geeky, bleeding edge and do not represent 90% of the population, most of whom could not care less about 'openness'.

Eric

more than 4 years ago
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Alabama Wages War Against the Perfect Weed

aitala Re:Kudzu (360 comments)

Well the real question is which is going to win out, Kudzu, cogongrass, or crown vetch....

Dr. E

more than 5 years ago
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How To Make Science Popular Again?

aitala Four Words... (899 comments)

Kari Byron, Physics Teacher.

DrE

more than 5 years ago
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Serious Design Failure At USAspending.gov?

aitala Re:Can't write HTML.... (207 comments)

I didn't bother going that far since I was pretty sure the Validator would asplode..

E

more than 5 years ago
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Serious Design Failure At USAspending.gov?

aitala Can't write HTML.... (207 comments)

The site's pages don't even have a proper BODY or HTML close tags..

Jeez.

Eric

more than 5 years ago
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$18M Contract For Transparency Website Released — But Blacked Out

aitala Ah... now I know why (384 comments)

Now I know why its $18 million - they are using Sharepoint.... from Open Source software to the Evil Empire..

E

more than 5 years ago
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Which Game Series Would You Reboot?

aitala Call of Duty (1120 comments)

I would redo the Call of Duty series and replace the Nazis with mimes.

E

more than 5 years ago
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Staying In Shape vs. a Busy IT Job Schedule?

aitala Self powered work station (865 comments)

Bicycle + generator + power cables + workstation = full shift work out...

Eric

more than 5 years ago
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How Do You Justify the Existence of IT?

aitala How valuable is the Fire Department? (411 comments)

Ask him, "How does one justify a Fire Department if your house has never burned down?"

Find out how much product, in dollars, your company produces in one hour on a typical day. That is you max value per hour. Then find out how many people it takes to produce that product. Divide the big total by this number. This is your dollar per person per hour value. Now multiply by 8, then by 5. This is your dollar per person per week value.

You see where I'm going...

E

more than 5 years ago

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