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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Get (or Share) News About Open Source Projects?

antdude Showing (lat/new)est additions & up(grad/dat)e (83 comments)

I miss freshmeat/freecode for showing the (lat/new)est additions & up(grad/dat)es on its home page without an account. :(

yesterday
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Two South African Cancer Patients Receive 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants

antdude I wonder if that would work for my small jaw. (68 comments)

I was born with a tiny jaw and I could not open my mouth wide. Surgeries, using a bones from my right hip into my mouth to extend the jaw bones, didn't help much to make them bigger.

yesterday
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Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

antdude Re:Stallman was right (97 comments)

Sure, but what about the service part. How do we know what happens to the data that goes in and out of these phones? Can we encrypt from our phones to the other end like voice communications, textings, etc.?

yesterday
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

antdude It depends. (101 comments)

I prefer to download them even if they are streamable since my Internet can be slow, unstable, etc. If I can't do that, then I am forced to stream. I don't watch Hulu, Netflix, etc. though. I do plenty of free videos like YouTube.

3 days ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

antdude Allergies. (532 comments)

I get bad allergies and my eyes are always itchy. I am near sighted and rarely see far. I wear eye glasses when I have too. I also can't see 3D.

3 days ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

antdude Re:Flat UI Design (164 comments)

I don't like them too. I miss the 3Dish designs. :(

3 days ago
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CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

antdude Re:No excuse (40 comments)

Because they care not? :(

4 days ago
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Deaf Advocacy Groups To Verizon: Don't Kill Net Neutrality On Our Behalf

antdude Re:Dear Verizon (76 comments)

One line ASCII art: ..!..

4 days ago
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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

antdude it's (152 comments)

FYI. It's = It (i/ha)s.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

antdude Re:Connect with a VPN (390 comments)

Where can we get free VPNs to do that?

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

antdude Re:Not just Comcast (401 comments)

It seems like all(?) companies are like this. [sighs] :(

about two weeks ago
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People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

antdude Re:This is just how people are. (709 comments)

It is funny how people say my family is too cheap not to use ACs during hot times. Using ACs is expensive!

about two weeks ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

antdude Re:Going back to cash (753 comments)

It is better to have variety of money types.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide and summary.

antdude antdude writes  |  about 8 months ago

antdude (79039) writes "Boing Boing shared an over one minute YouTube video showing "Urinal Dynamics: a tactical summary — We illustrate the importance of good technique when using a urinal and offer some advice. Through high-speed video footage of a simulated male urine stream we show that reduced splash can be achieved by aiming at a vertical surface, moving closer to the urinal and by decreasing the impact angle."

Splash Lab has more videos and text details."

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PG-13 Films More Violent Than R-Rated?

antdude antdude writes  |  about 8 months ago

antdude (79039) writes "France 24 reported "Gun violence is on the rise in U.S. (United States) movies and has more than tripled since (19)85 in those rated as acceptable for teenagers 13 and older, according to a study out Monday.

The amount of such violence seen in modern movies rated PG-13 even exceeded that in films rated R for adults in 2012, said the findings by American and Dutch university researchers in the US journal Pediatrics.

The findings raise concern about the impact that seeing shootings in fictional movie scenes may have on youths in real life, since a large body of research has shown that viewing violent films can increase aggression, the researchers said..."

Seen on Dark Horizons."

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Ants' pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections.

antdude antdude writes  |  about 9 months ago

antdude (79039) writes "Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article — "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies — The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony...""
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Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference

antdude antdude writes  |  about 10 months ago

antdude (79039) writes "This Science Daily article mentioned "Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference ... For some entomologists, an apparent paradox exists: Despite choosing a career working with insects, they exhibit negative feelings toward spiders which range from mild disgust to extreme arachnophobia..."

Seen in Engwinner's forum thread."

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Movie Trailers Are Getting Insanely Fast...

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "This brief/short Wired article, with its interactive chart and embedded YouTube videos, shows "Movie Trailers Are Getting Insanely Fast. Trust Us, We Counted the Cuts. — The Claim: Trailers Are Getting Faster

Film critics have long lamented the degradation of moviegoers’ attention spans. Movies, they say—and their mini-versions, trailers—have gotten more manic and misdirected in their quest to appease ADD audiences.

We wanted to quantify such claims. So we took to YouTube and counted the number of cuts in 154 trailers over the decades—a sample of Oscar winners, top grossers, and personal favorites..."

Seen on Dark Horizons."

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Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to?

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "BBC News, with its eleven/11 images and embedded short videos, shows "Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to? Ever wondered what your cat spends its time doing when you're not around? Where do our purring pets go when they disappear through the cat flap? ..."

Seen on Ars Technica."

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The Trajectory of Television--starting with a big history of the small screen.

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "Ars Technica has a three pages article on "The Trajectory of Television (TV)--starting with a big history of the small screen. From surrogate storyteller to high-def streaming infotainment, TV has come a long way...""
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Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "British Medical Journal (BMJ) research report said that "Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal ... compared to those who opt for really bad Mondays, Britons who have a planned surgery on a Friday are 44 percent more likely to die. And the few patients who had a leisurely weekend surgery saw that number jump to 82 percent. The skeleton staff working on weekends might be to blame..." and the "day of week of procedure and 30 day mortality for elective surgery: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics...""
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Teen(ager)s, Social Media, and Privacy

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "Pew Internet has a few reports showing that "Teens are sharing more info(rmation) about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data ..."

Seen on Boing Boing."

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Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Fast

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."

Seen on Slate from HardOCP."

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Why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations?

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "Boing Boing reports on why "why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations? ... But it is a fact that, whenever disaster strikes, it becomes difficult to reach the people you care about. Right at the moment when you really need to hear a familiar voice, you often can't. So what gives?""
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The myth of the eight-hour sleep.

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "Over an over year ago, BBC News did a(n) article/story on "The myth of the eight-hour sleep — We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night — but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural..."

Seen on Blue's News."

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Journals

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Why are you reading my journal?

antdude antdude writes  |  about 11 years ago

There's nothing to see here. Move along.

If you really want to read my boring(?) journals, go to my Web sites then!

Oh, and trolls like those who support GNAA, suck. God will never let them in Heaven when it is time. :)

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