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Ask Slashdot: Educating Kids About Older Technologies?

belg4mit James Burke (208 comments)

Connections, ConnectionsÂ, ConnectionsÂ, and The Day the Universe Changed.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Life Organization With Free Software?

belg4mit Hiveminder (133 comments)

Hiveminder.com is a freemium task tracking service with an IMAP interface available.
It's pretty nifty, and means many criteria, although I no longer use it because I found
myself spending too much time managing task relationships. That's more a manner
of how I was using it though, I think...

about 3 months ago

Neglect Causes Massive Loss of 'Irreplaceable' Research Data

belg4mit Journals (108 comments)

Perhaps this is n opportunity for journals to update their business models?
Warehouse and convert data, as well as curate contact lists for papers.

about 4 months ago

Scientists Discover Huge Freshwater Reserves Beneath the Ocean

belg4mit Re: Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Water (273 comments)

You might want to recheck your "facts." The prevailing theory is that excess fire surpression has lead to more dramatic wildfires, not a lack of "timbering." Indeed, selective harvesting of mature trees for more board-feet also leaves the forest more vulnerable to fires, since younger trees as are not as able to withstand them.

about 4 months ago

How Microwave Transmission Is Linking Financial Centers At Near-Light Speed

belg4mit Nothing "near" about it (236 comments)

Light speed in glass is less than that in air, which is less than that in vacuum. But the light (infrared, microwave, your favorite color) is still travelling at light speed.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Science Books For Middle School Enrichment?

belg4mit Anything with hijinx (203 comments)

Some of my favorites as a kid: The Mad Scientists' Club, The Great Brain,
Homer Price, Henry Reed, Bruno & Boots.

about a year ago

Politician Wants Sci-fi To Be Mandatory In School

belg4mit Re:HHG2TG (295 comments)

You're speaking of hard sci-fi, my own preference, but there is softer, less tecnologically speculative sci-fi.

about a year ago

The Dark Side of Amazon's New Pilots

belg4mit Ubunut 10.0.4 worls (312 comments)

Amazon is being particularly uncool about this. When I submitted a ticket this weekend I got a message back a day later thanking me for my suggestion that they add support for Android, when the point was thay it had already been supported!

Fortunately(?) streaming is working on my desktop with FF17 under Lucid Lynx (the previous LTS).

about a year ago

The ATF Not Concerned About 3D Printed Guns... Yet

belg4mit Re:Nothing to see here (344 comments)

Right, I said the ight to bear arms was granted to protect other rights as a matter of last resort.
That does not make it natural or intrinsic. By the logic that any potential means of self-defense
must be permitted, regardless of repurcussions and efforts to limit those, one has a right to
possess an M-28 Davy Crockett. That is of course ridiculous, and I acknowledge thay where one
draws the line with regards to what weaponry is reasonable to permit is a sticky one, but I
maintain that does not have a right to any and all forms of them simply by virtue of genus.

Thank you for the reasoned response though.

1 year,22 days

The ATF Not Concerned About 3D Printed Guns... Yet

belg4mit Re:Nothing to see here (344 comments)

Natural rights are unabridgable, like life, liberty, pursuit of happiness*.
Your right to a handheld explosive-powered projectile launcher is not natural.
It is a right, but it does not come directly from being a human. However it is
granted to you in the recognition that it may be necessary to exercise it as a
last resto to defend other rights e.g; home invasion or tyrranical regime.
However guns are not the end all be all of anything.

* or liberty, equality, brotherhood; or whichever set of similar principles one cherishes.

1 year,22 days

Auto-threading Compiler Could Restore Moore's Law Gains

belg4mit Re:Great white hope? (404 comments)

Indeed. silicon is sort of a shiny black color!

OP probably once read or heard the phrase,
misunderstood the context and thought it
would embiggen the post's language.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?

belg4mit Re:Chrome for Android does not support this plug-i (547 comments)

One browser not having a particular plugin is different from
"Android tablets are not supported by service X."

You might want to try Dolphin, or Firefox.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?

belg4mit Re:Netflix is on more tablets (547 comments)

What're you talking about? Prime streams in a flash-enabled browser.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 works well since release; unlike hulu which brilliantly
focused on supporting older android phones with tiny screens beforee
ventually releasing a huluplus only app.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Mathematical Fiction?

belg4mit Rudy Rucker (278 comments)

He has a modern version of Flatland, and his other novels vary from sci-fi w/ math, to too much math not enough sci-fi :-P

about a year and a half ago

GoDaddy Goes Down, Anonymous Claims Responsibility

belg4mit Re:Who instead of Go Daddy? (483 comments)

HostGator. I've used BlueHost too, but HostGator's been more responsive and techie friendly.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?

belg4mit Re:CRC (440 comments)

The v1.4 nagware works fine

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do I De-Dupe a System With 4.2 Million Files?

belg4mit Re:CRC (440 comments)

Unique Filer http://www.uniquefiler.com/ implements these short-circuits for you.

It's meant for images but will handle any filetype, and even runs under WINE.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For a Laptop With a Keypad That Doesn't Suck

belg4mit eMachines E527 (300 comments)

Or equivalent. It's low cost, and probably an oudated model, but the design has been plenty solid over the last 18 months.

about 2 years ago



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