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It's World Backup Day

bruthasj april fool's (135 comments)

Convenient. Day before the pranksters come out. Wonder what cmdrtaco has prepared.

more than 3 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism

bruthasj SU is a coping mechanism (308 comments)

SU is a coping mechanism for technologists to deal with inevitability, death. Ray Kurzweil is our age's Ponce de Leon.

more than 3 years ago
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LHC Scientists Create and Capture Antimatter

bruthasj Re:Only if... (269 comments)

If antiidiot doesn't exist to take care of most of the worlds problems, what does that make you?

more than 3 years ago
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EPIC Files Lawsuit To Suspend Airport Body Scanner Use

bruthasj Re:another Obama disappointment... (559 comments)

Ron Paul and others were vocally against the wars. The Dems supported it just enough. Remember, it takes an act of congress to go to war.

more than 3 years ago
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House Passes NASA Authorization Bill

bruthasj Re:A constant problem in NASA (149 comments)

Just start calling it the "Federation" right now. First contact coming up soon anyway.

more than 3 years ago
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Wired Youths In China & Japan Forget Character Forms

bruthasj Recall vs Recognition (508 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recall_(memory)

I've been studying Chinese off and on for 16 years; living in the region for 10 years. I speak fluently, I read at an advanced level and I input characters at a good pace on the computer. But, I write like I'm still in primary school.

Our brains are literally offloading the recall function to external computational devices. But, as we play video games, watch TV and read, our recognition systems are tuned and trained to a fine degree.

Look forward to what cognitive studies come out of this. I doubt we'll see a total loss, but if we lose the assistance, it'll be interesting to see how humans cope as the skill gap between recall and recognition gets wider.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Claims 'We Love Open Source'

bruthasj Re:Meet the 4 stages (464 comments)

Are you speaking from the MS angle or the Linux angle?

more than 3 years ago
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Restaurant Tells Diners To Eat Everything On Their Plate

bruthasj Re:I like the idea (126 comments)

It's a statement on conservation. Don't like it? Don't go. Just because you can throw money around doesn't make you entitled to whatever you want.

more than 4 years ago
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Russian Man Aims To Reinvent "Taser" Technology

bruthasj Iron Man 2 (131 comments)

Interesting to see this pop up on Slashdot on my return from watching Iron Man 2. You wouldn't have a chance to say, "dont tase me bro."

more than 4 years ago
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An Early Look At Civilization V

bruthasj Re:they don't need religion in CIV5 (286 comments)

Just mod the game to produce grassland instead of desert for global warming. It's a quick change in the xml config.

more than 4 years ago
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Air Canada Ordered To Provide Nut-Free Zone

bruthasj Re:Shrimp free zone? (643 comments)

Wear a full face mask with a filter, if it's that bad.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Opening Outlook's PST Format

bruthasj Re:PST format a dad design idea from the start (319 comments)

In Unix, storing all your email data in one gigantic file is called mbox. And, there's all sorts of vim-vs-emacs-like threads about it and maildir. You'd also be surprised about various online email systems that do something similar with a bit of redundancy via replication.

more than 4 years ago
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Washington Post Says Use Linux To Avoid Bank Fraud

bruthasj IE (422 comments)

Beyond multi-factor authentication, there's another fundamental problem with many Bank websites. They only work in IE. It's difficult to convince non-power-users to drop a bank and go with another that works in Konqueror or even Firefox. This is especially a problem in a non-US country where every bank has the same problem.

more than 4 years ago

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bruthasj bruthasj writes  |  more than 7 years ago

bruthasj writes "Looks like the lawyers at d*gg are getting a bit heavy handed as of late. Several sites have been getting cease and desist letters because they use ``digg'' in the dns name. Website author of diggdot.us blogs about this, saying:
diggdot.us has been around for exactly a year. I put it together one day because I found myself hitting d*gg.com, del.icio.us/popular and slashdot.org many times a day and was tired of seeing duplicate stories.
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Fast forward one year (a few weeks ago). We get a cease & desist letter from d*gg's lawyers. We're not the only ones. A few other d*gg community sites (diggcard.com, digggames.com, digg2phone.com) have received the same letter and have shut down.
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D*gg: The New Scientologists?

bruthasj bruthasj writes  |  more than 7 years ago Looks like the lawyers at d*gg are getting a bit heavy handed as of late. Several sites have been getting cease and desist letters because they use ``digg'' in the dns name. Website author of diggdot.us blogs about this, saying:

diggdot.us has been around for exactly a year. I put it together one day because I found myself hitting d*gg.com, del.icio.us/popular and slashdot.org many times a day and was tired of seeing duplicate stories.
...
Fast forward one year (a few weeks ago). We get a cease & desist letter from d*gg's lawyers. We're not the only ones. A few other d*gg community sites (diggcard.com, digggames.com, digg2phone.com) have received the same letter and have shut down.

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First Journal Entry in a Hotspot

bruthasj bruthasj writes  |  about 11 years ago

Here I am in the midst of a sea of people migrating to that long silver craft that will take us over to Osaka Japan. That's right, I'm sitting here in an airport's Wifi hotspot writing a journal entry on slashdot. Pitiful as it might seem.

I had to hack around their stupid gateway settings because it wasn't working at all! But, it's legitimate, since I registered with my account that I have with the local company.

Anyway, I'm going to Japan to have some meetings with my prime contractor. Hopefully we can get this LCD fab running in Taiwan.

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