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Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

apcullen Re:how long before (119 comments)

Didn't you RTFA? They were built by Cisco.

RTFA?... but isn't this slashdot?

about a month ago
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Boston Trying Out Solar-Powered "Smart Benches" In Parks

apcullen how long before (119 comments)

how long before the NSA hacks these into spy-benches?

about a month ago
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Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

apcullen Re:Less consumer choice, higher prices ahead (158 comments)

actually if sprint and t-mobile combine their networks they might be able to compete with verizon, which is a good thing for everybody. right now each company only competes in certain markets.

about 2 months ago
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Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

apcullen Re:Less consumer choice, higher prices ahead (158 comments)

you realize that these links don't actually disprove the op's anecdote, right? The jd power link says that verizon has the best network reliability and neither company is mentioned as having good or bad wireless customer satisfaction.

about 2 months ago
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Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

apcullen 440 (234 comments)

Am I the only one who was shocked that a major firm had only 440 openings across the country?

about 2 months ago
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What qualifications should the 'driver' of a fully autonomous car need?

apcullen Re:Putting people in an autonomous car (301 comments)

That sounds good until the problem is detected on a highway while moving at 65 miles an hour. it's really not safe to just stop then.

about 2 months ago
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Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

apcullen Re:Can I vote for.. (512 comments)

... all of them? Seriously the inclusion of a trained Shakespearian actor (Stewart) was the only saving grace of that branch-off of TOS.

come on... it's not like the series didn't have any redeeming qualities at all... is it?

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

apcullen No. (466 comments)

But it's not how the Internet, or telecommunication for that matter, has ever worked

It's not how you ever wanted the internet to have worked. There. Fixed that for you.

about 4 months ago
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Is Analog the Fix For Cyber Terrorism?

apcullen slashdot needs... (245 comments)

Slashdot needs an official galacticawasntnetworked tag.

about 4 months ago
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IBM Employees Caught Editing Wikipedia

apcullen Garbage (112 comments)

FTFA:

The interest in Power Computing products is mainly due to Apple’s use of PowerPC processors in its products in the 1990s, not due to the Wikipedians’ interest in IBM.

Interest in the power architecture has nothing to do with the fact that it's in millions of XBOX 360 and PS3 game consoles... it's really all about some products that Apple hasn't sold in 25 years.

And people wonder why nobody RTFA?

about 6 months ago
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The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

apcullen Re:Legally questionable? (227 comments)

Wrong. If properly reverse-engineered, it is not at all questionable, it is legal. If it were not, all personal computers would be made by IBM, and they would have sued Compaq out of existence for reverse engineering their bios and making the first "PC Clone".

about 8 months ago
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eBay CEO: Amazon Drones Are Fantasy

apcullen irony (189 comments)

Is it just me or is it ironic that this article directly follows another article titled "Studies show people are biased against creative thinking"?

about 8 months ago
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I'd rather be spied on by ...

apcullen Re:USA (324 comments)

The parent's score of 5 is well-deserved... but it is not at all funny. What slashdot needs is a "+1 Disturbing" or better yet "+1 Tragic" mod for comments like this one.

about 9 months ago
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The Academy For Software Engineering: a High School For Developers

apcullen programmers now a commodity (56 comments)

The point of this is to turn programmers into even more of a commodity. The idea isn't to produce labor, the idea is to produce cheap domestic labor.

about 9 months ago
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OCZ May Be On Its Last Legs

apcullen Rebates (292 comments)

They also used rebates to make their products seem $20 less expensive. There's a new rebate every week, and the rebate expires after a week. So you must file for your rebate the day you purchase, or by the time to go to collect the rebate yours will have expired.Got burned by this once. Didn't turn me into a repeat customer.

about 9 months ago
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Alcatel-Lucent To Cut 10,000 Workers, Calls It "Shift Plan"

apcullen You say Tomato.. (75 comments)

You say Shit Can... I say Shift Plan!

about 10 months ago
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Steam Machine Prototypes Use Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs

apcullen Re:Intel i3 (187 comments)

It runs some games faster than an 8-core AMD...

Ouch. And probably true for most games, not just some of them. To be fair though, I think most game developers target intel chips and use intel compilers. I will bet that with both playstation and xbox going aggressively multi-core, developers will change that, and we'll begin to see it in benchmarks.

about 10 months ago

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what was really behind the occupy wall street crac

apcullen apcullen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

apcullen (2504324) writes "Time Magazine guest columnist Naomi Wolf claims that "Instead of imminent safety issues, the timing of the crackdown was far more likely to do with the fact that the Occupy movement was planning something media-savvy at last: a âoecarnivalâ on Wall Street on Thursday in which protesters would telegenically tell their individual stories of hardship, job loss and disenfranchisement. ""
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