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Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

antdude Re:Government picking favorites (86 comments)

Nope, others and I were able to watch and hear unclear pictures OTA on TV compared to digital.

6 hours ago
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Bidding At FCC TV Spectrum Auction May Be Restricted For Large Carriers

antdude Re:Government picking favorites (86 comments)

But some people have issues with digital OTA. When it is not strong, picture/audio drops out and unwatchable. With analog, one can still watch even if not clear. Digital is either you get it or not.

13 hours ago
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The Best Way To Watch the "Blood Moon" Tonight

antdude Which direction? (146 comments)

I cannot seem to find which direction it is? North? East? West? South? I hope to see it from east of L.A. with its light pollutions. :(

3 days ago
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Unix Admins

antdude Re:Tmux (136 comments)

I still like the plain old screen. I don't need the fancy splits, status bars, etc. If I wanted more than one screens, I run separate commands. I have had screen crash before even though very rare. I would hate to see tmux crash all my sessions.

about a week ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

antdude Q3A (630 comments)

I was expecting Quake 3 Arena's railgun type. :/

about a week ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

antdude Re:If only there was an update tool from xp to win (641 comments)

Too messy to do OS upgrades. It's better to do clean installs and then go from there even if it is tedious. However, drivers are a problem.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Orders Comcast To Stop Labeling Equipment Rental a Service Fee

antdude Re:A simple solution (97 comments)

You can subscribe and watch sports from MLB, NHL, NBA, etc. Although, blackouts suck.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

antdude Re:Guarddog: (186 comments)

It totally was. :(

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

antdude Re:Why? Is it really necessary? (186 comments)

What if it is a portable machine and wants to use public wireless Internet? Also, what if (s)he wants to block outgoing connections and stuff which hardware firewalls can't do?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

antdude LeopardFlower looks good, but... (186 comments)

"As of 2014-01-12, this project is no longer under active development." text. :(

I like GuardDog, but it is no longer updated and doesn't work with the latest Debian/Linux's Kernels when I tried it a couple years ago. :(

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: User-Friendly Firewall For a Brand-New Linux User?

antdude Re:Guarddog: (186 comments)

Because it is no longer updated. I used to use it too, but it doesn't work with the latest stable Debian and its Kernel versions. :(

about two weeks ago
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Why No One Trusts Facebook To Power the Future

antdude Re:Who? (218 comments)

And newsgroups, IRC, etc. :P

about two weeks ago
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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

antdude Re:The second coming of tech-crash (180 comments)

I want a stand alone smartwatch to replace my old school Casio Data Bank 150 watch. I don't want to use a mobile phone for it.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Experiences With Free To Air Satellite TV?

antdude Re:Don't expect it to be Cable (219 comments)

Basically, we are better off with the over the air (OTA) local TV stations (100+ channels in Los Angeles (L.A.) areas!) than satellite TV for local broadcast stations and Internet assuming viewers have access to both. I read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F... and nothing really good interest me. :/ Adjusting dishes can be a pain and annoying. It is already bad enough for my antenna(s/e). :)

about two weeks ago
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The Inside Story of Gmail On Its Tenth Anniversary

antdude Re:Auto play audio? (142 comments)

But do they have to do it on all stories? I wished there was a HTML5 media player blocker like FlashBlocker.

about two weeks ago
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Threatened Pandemics and Laboratory Escapes: Self-fulfilling Prophecies

antdude Re:Offtopic - April 1st joke? (94 comments)

Yeah, it was annoying. Also, it was HTML5 media player so it wasn't blocked like Flashblock, Mozilla's addon on demand player, etc.

about two weeks ago

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Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide and summary.

antdude antdude writes  |  about 5 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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  |  1 year,14 hours

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  |  1 year,7 days

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  |  more than 10 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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