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333 Km/h Rocket-Powered Bicycle Sets New Speed Record

apcullen I think I remember this story... (51 comments)

Doesn't it end with them picking his teeth out of the canyon wall??

about a month ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

apcullen Re:Redistribution (739 comments)

It is, only in that it redistributes money from the healthy to the insurance companies. Saying that "these people are better off because they now have insurance" is misleading. They now have to pay for that insurance, and the cost of insurance has skyrocketed since the law was passed. Furthermore, they can only be said to have benefited from having insurance if they get sick, or if they were already sick and would have been denied coverage.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached

apcullen WTF? (265 comments)

It hasn't been breached... they just got a hold of their email mailing list! This is the crappiest bad summary of all crappy bad summaries.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

apcullen Windows 10 (644 comments)

It's actually just a re-do of Windows 8, but they wrote it in octal.

about 3 months ago
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The Minecraft Parent

apcullen Re:half nonsense (174 comments)

You CAN choose to run a private server. My older son does this. It's not too difficult to set up-- he did it himself and only needed help with port forwarding in the router. . I believe that Minecraft Pocket Edition works in a similar way.

But you have to go our of your way to run this way. And if you were to run this way there is still nothing to prevent a child from logging on to some other server (there are thousands).

about 2 months ago
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The Minecraft Parent

apcullen half nonsense (174 comments)

On the one hand, playing minecraft can be like playing with legos. I've seen my kids create amazing things in minecraft.
With some mods, it can also teach basic programming skills and simple electric circuits.
OTOH
It can be modded into a pvp shooter. Not the worst thing in the world, but it sort of kills the educational value of it. It is not a safe, walled environment because, you know, other players are coming to kill you. Moreover, even in other forms of minecraft other players can come and destroy your stuff. They can also yell at you and call you names and otherwise annoy you via the chat window.

about 3 months ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

apcullen shouldn't even be a headline (183 comments)

newegg has a 1TB one on sale for like 390... which would be 39 cents per GB, 50 cents a GB has been the rule of thumb for SSDs for over a year now.

about 4 months ago
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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 6 months 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 6 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)

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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".

1 year,12 days

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what was really behind the occupy wall street crac

apcullen apcullen writes  |  more than 3 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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