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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

bswarm For Physics... (234 comments)

The Mechanical Universe video series is a great learning tool for physics. Or, check out the courses at some free, some paid if you want a certificate.

about a month ago

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

bswarm Re:In other words....Don't look like a drug traffi (462 comments)

I used to look like the guy on a package of Zig-Zag papers, got pulled over all the time, and let them search my van. They never found anything because there was nothing to find.

about a month and a half ago

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

bswarm Inventory... (635 comments)

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

about 2 months ago

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

bswarm Depends which decade... (382 comments)

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

about 2 months ago

TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

bswarm I got those calls every few days (251 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 2 months ago

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 is a good free planetarium for win/mac/linux PCs.

about 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

bswarm Re:Slashdot Users (242 comments)

Using Linux? Check.

about 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago

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 3 months ago


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