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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

approachingZero Copenhagen and candy corn diet (587 comments)

I survived for several months on Copenhagen, candy corn and multivitamins. I don't advise this.

about two weeks ago
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Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun

approachingZero Re:The other 1% (141 comments)

Okay, thanks for responding.

about three weeks ago
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Underground Experiment Confirms Fusion Powers the Sun

approachingZero The other 1% (141 comments)

'chain of reactions that provides 99% of the sun's power'

What is the other 1% that powers the sun?

about three weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD (361 comments)

Very good. My bag is packed.

about 2 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD (361 comments)

It was meant to be funny, I'm sure they're watching everyone.

about 2 months ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

approachingZero FreeBSD (361 comments)

One more reason to use FreeBSD.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

approachingZero Eagle killers (441 comments)

I like them because they kill the hell out of raptors, and this should bring back the Sage Grouse in Wyoming. Thanks eagle choppers!

about 3 months ago
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US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics

approachingZero And also . . . (165 comments)

Shoots napalm out of a prosthetic wanger and slices and dices with kill-o-manic razor saw hands. Said robot also collects human ears.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

approachingZero Try looking into TechSoup, if you're helping a non (281 comments)



TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting your nonprofit, charity, or public library with tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology.

Our free resources are available to all users. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.

Office Standard 2013 $24.00

about 4 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

approachingZero There is no concrete evidence to support her claim (384 comments)

"One could even say that it played a significant role in bringing down the republic."

How? Because Pompeii had no access to the revolutionary building material and Cesar was able to politically leverage the prestige of his new construction projects to such an extent that he was able to dissolve the Senate?

Seems pretty unlikely.

about 5 months ago
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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

approachingZero Communication, then vs now (1633 comments)

So you want to also limit free speech to old white dudes on soap boxes and manual movable type printing presses?

about 4 months ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

approachingZero Back up? (71 comments)

What are back ups?

about 5 months ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

approachingZero Shit happens (612 comments)

I won't even pretend I read the damn thing. However, I reserve my right to have an emotional opinion.

about 5 months ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

approachingZero One possiblity, this was intentional (233 comments)

Let's say you could take over a Boeing 777

http://www.aviationweek.com/Ar...

Or . . . since 911 all aircraft can be sent a special code that renders them inoperable by the crew so the plane can't be used as a weapon . . .

And let's ask ourselves why would anyone choose to direct an aircraft far far out over a deep ocean away from and population areas . . .

Or maybe I read one to many Tom Clancy novels.

about 5 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Why did they pull the paper?

about 6 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

# ssh -G

ssh: illegal option -- G usage: ssh [-1246AaCfgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-D [bind_address:]port] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-I pkcs11] [-i identity_file] [-L [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port] [-R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-S ctl_path] [-W host:port] [-w local_tun[:remote_tun]] [user@]hostname [command]

My shell is: tcsh 6.18.01

Eunuchswear's solution seems to have given me the answer, but thanks for taking the time to posting.

about 6 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

System clean

That was easy.

about 6 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

Thanks for the reply, very appreciated.

about 6 months ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

I get 'Ambiguous output redirect.' with:

$ ssh -G 2>&1 | grep -e illegal -e unknown > /dev/null && echo “System clean” || echo “System infected”

FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p7 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p7

Is FreeBSD at risk?

about 6 months ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

All of the civilizations you listed did fall off the list, what is so obvious (and which has seemingly evaded your scintillating scrutiny) is that the paper which is the subject of this thread (no long available per the link provided) is only a rehashing of the typical dogeared eco-leftist fear-mongering jingoistic pap that is ignored by the enlightened but embraced by the fearful.

If the shuffling of words you wasted your time with above sways you do commit your emotions and your money please be my guest.

For myself, I'd say your style off coffee shop rhetoric is best given its full measure of worth and ignored.

Be Well.

about 6 months ago

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The Internet - privacy vs. addiction

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about a year ago

approachingZero (1365381) writes "What with all the recent revelations that none of the information sent to and fro across the internet is safe from prying eyes I have to admit I can't stop using the damn thing. So my question is this — would you stop using the internet even if you knew someone was watching you?"
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The battery that might change everything

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about a year and a half ago

approachingZero (1365381) writes "While grazing conservative websites I came across this at hotair.com — This amazing short film shows us a cheap graphene battery might actually give us the ability to store sunlight for use later, or what have you. Keep in mind that if this thing has Republicans excited it might be something that will actually work."
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Kaspersky publishes evidence of new Stuxnet type weapon

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  more than 2 years ago

approachingZero writes "For years my friends and colleges have come to me asking if people could be watching them through their laptop camera or listening to them via the microphone. Preposterous I would say, there are no black helicopters and drop the paranoia. Were they end users closer to being right then we should like to know?"
Link to Original Source

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