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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

bswarm Inventory... (615 comments)

Atari 2600
Sega Genesis
Playstation 2
1950's Tube Radio
VCR Camcorder
Model T Points/Coil Box
Misc Parts
All working.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

bswarm Depends which decade... (377 comments)

70's Pong
80's Tempest, Mario Series
90's Sonic Series, Gran Turismo
00's Gran Turismo again
10's Nothing Special

5 days ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

bswarm I got those calls every few days (249 comments)

And wasted their time. Told them I have Linux, they handed the phone to the tier 2 tech, still didn't know what Linux was but insisted my PC had a windows virus. They never called back after the next trick I pulled on them.

about a week ago
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Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

bswarm Good Binoculars and Stellarium (187 comments)

I use a Pentax 20x50 Binocular more than my low/mid priced refractor telescope. Also Stellarium www.stellarium.org is a good free planetarium for win/mac/linux PCs.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

bswarm Re:What trolls (382 comments)

When I was 14 my internet was a C.B. radio. We had trolls there too.

about two weeks ago
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New Car Heads-Up Display To Be Controlled By Hand Gestures, Voice Commands

bswarm Re:Hand Gestures? (142 comments)

So what if I program it to turn off the radio by flipping the bird? And what will the cop in front of me (at a stop sign) think when he sees me flipping him off, when all I wanted to do was turn off the radio?

about a month ago
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Why is Sun's Corona 300 times hotter than its surface ?

bswarm Re:The puzzle was explained years ago (4 comments)

I read long ago that the reason why the corona was hotter was because of the shock waves (sound waves) from the inside heating up the outer area.

about a month ago
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San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Dismantling Will Cost $4.4 Billion, Take 20 Years

bswarm Re:Not a bad deal (343 comments)

I agree, every household in most of Ca has been paying for this wart on their electric bill since it opened. Its been closed for almost a year and the decommissioning fees are still being collected. Factor in the cost overruns to build and maintain it and what it's going to cost for the spent fuel rods, which is still unknown, and it's going to equal a very deep money pit.

about a month ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

bswarm Why? (409 comments)

For better care? I don't think so.
To develop a vaccine? Maybe.
To create a new weapon? Seems more likely.

about 1 month ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

bswarm Re:Slashdot Users (242 comments)

Using Linux? Check.

about a month ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

bswarm Re:Stop these fsckers (125 comments)

I got those calls too, 3-4 times per week. They say they're from "Windows Support" not M$. I give them the runaround, wasting their time. Here's what to do, tell them you can't talk on this number and use the infected PC at the same time because it's your car phone, and to call back on your home number, and give them a number to... (use you're imagination here) Calls stopped.

about a month and a half ago
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Tesla Model S Hacking Prize Claimed

bswarm So (59 comments)

Basically they guessed the password to gain control of the accessories you can operate with an android app? Some hacking job there, lol.

about a month and a half ago
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US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

bswarm Re:Bundled Fees? (148 comments)

You should see my water bill, $17 for water plus about $100 in taxes and surcharges every month.

about a month and a half ago
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US House Passes Permanent Ban On Internet Access Taxes

bswarm Bundled Fees? (148 comments)

Franchise Fee $4.91, FCC Fee $0.09, Total fees $5.00 per month. For TV and Internet.

about a month and a half ago
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Utility wants $17,500 refund after failure to scrub negative search results

bswarm Legal Hacking? (3 comments)

This is nothing less than glorified hacking. Using a service to polish a turd, I hope it backfires for both sides of the turd.

about a month and a half ago

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