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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

codepigeon Re:worker wearing full protective gear (419 comments)

Does anyone know how the virus can penetrate a hermetically sealed suit?

It cant, but when the health worker does not use care to disinfect and properly remove the gear, he/she may not as well have worn the suit in the first place.
One of the workers infected in africa admitted that that was the cause of their infection; accidentaly touching their bare skin with the outside of the suit.

about a week ago
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Startup's Open Source Device Promises Gamers "Surround Sound For Your Eyes"

codepigeon Redshift (43 comments)

I found this tool a while back. In a matter of minutes I could feel my eyes sigh in relief:

http://jonls.dk/redshift/

about two weeks ago
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Satellites Reveal Hidden Features At the Bottom of Earth's Seas

codepigeon Re:Dive! Dive! Dive! (54 comments)

How deep is a league? about 3,000 fathoms

about three weeks ago
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First Shellshock Botnet Attacking Akamai, US DoD Networks

codepigeon Re:Open Sores is Insecure (236 comments)

I guess you cocksucking faggots should have used Microsoft Windows Server instead of something as insecure as Linux. For best results use Microsoft Windows, faggots!

Oh man, this comment has me pissing my pants laughing. Its so over the top. it should be in a Will Ferrel movie. If you are not trying to be funny, that would make it even more hilarious. Hehe.

about three weeks ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

codepigeon What has changed? (221 comments)

There was a time that a citizen could walk right up to the white house. What has changed with our society that our president needs to live in a castle with a moat and defense force?

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

codepigeon Re:Discreteness (471 comments)

not looking like a douche with your face in your phone all the time

No, you will just be the weirdo who is constantly picking at his watch. :)

about a month ago
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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

codepigeon Off topic (152 comments)

I have been a daily slashdot visitor since about the year 2001. Just now I was redirected to a full page ad that I would associate with crappy, suspicious websites.

I don't want to be another complainer, but this site is begging me to stop visiting. I am not very happy.

about 2 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

codepigeon Re:Good! (619 comments)

Using Average Income is dishonest/misleading. You should use median income:

1993: $48,000
2014: $52,000

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Household_income_in_the_United_States

about 4 months ago
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Lego To Produce Three Box Sets Featuring Female Scientists

codepigeon Is this lady taking credit? (208 comments)

I heard this story on NPR yesterday and they said the idea came from a 7 year old Dutch girl who wrote LEGO a letter complaining about the lack of girl figurines doing the cools things the boys figures where doing.

about 4 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

codepigeon Re:If not... (865 comments)

You'd be surprised. It seems every time there is change in the tech sphere, Slashdot is the first to voice skepticism and discomfort.

If not outright luddism...

I like to think of it as tempered opposition to running headlong towards the latest fad or 'next big thing'.

"OMG this is going to change the world you luddites! Damn caution, full speed ahead!"

about 5 months ago
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Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0

codepigeon Re:Marissa + Apple (150 comments)

Apple depends heavily on its image. I really can't see them ever attach themselves to yahoo. The impression i have gotten from people under 30, is that yahoo/aol are services for your mom/grandma. Remember the "im a mac, im a pc" commercials?

about 6 months ago
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

codepigeon Not news for nerds... (152 comments)

I was going to say not news for nerds, but it looks like that subtitle is missing from the slashdot logo....oh well.

At least now I get popup adds on my mobile while on slashdot. Awesome.

about 7 months ago
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Federal Student Aid Requirements At For-Profit Colleges Overhauled

codepigeon Re:Wrong target (295 comments)

Maybe we should only let people smart enough to figure it out go to college

Fuck you and your holier than thou attitude. Your touching story is a great example of how in america, if you just work hard enough, just try, you will win in the end. You will be debt free with a husband and a house, working at the Mayo clinic.

La - de - fucking - da. Your story represents about 1% of america bud. Its a fucking fantasy and not even possible for most people. Maybe all us 'stupid' people should just be put down like rabid dogs, so we don't tarnish your perfect world. Come down off your Ivory Tower and meet the rest of the people in your society you self righteous ass hat.

about 7 months ago
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Federal Student Aid Requirements At For-Profit Colleges Overhauled

codepigeon Looking at it wrong (295 comments)

What this tells me, is that there is clearly a demand that is not being met by 'traditional' colleges/universities. These schools offer people a chance at a diploma that they can put on their resume. If you don't have that piece of paper on your resume, you are not even going to get an interview regardless of how knowledgeable you are in the field (unless you have a contact inside the company already).

These schools give people, who maybe got off to a bad start, a chance to go to classes in the evenings, it is a path for those students who were not necessarily 'good' at school and would score poorly on an ACT or SAT test. When more and more of the jobs those people used to get go overseas or to mexico, they have to have some way into the 'new' economy. Either that or they find a way to game the system with welfare/disability (or get stuck forever in working poverty). They have to live, they have to feed their families. These schools offer them a way to do that. (or more likely, the false hope that they can do that)

I think the traditional colleges need to take notice and start offering programs that mimic what these for-profit schools offer. Flexible schedules for adult students, shorter paths to a certificate or diploma, etc. Side note: aren't all colleges 'for profit'? I see the million dollar salaires of university presidents, massive coffers, and multi-billion dollar sport franchises and have to think that they are all 'for-profit'; the profit just goes in different directions.

about 7 months ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

codepigeon Re:Drive usage the same on Xbox? (377 comments)

I can't edit, so I will reply to myself. It looks like the Xbox install is 'only' 17GB.

about 7 months ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

codepigeon Drive usage the same on Xbox? (377 comments)

Does the Xbox install use the same amount of space? Considering you have a fixed 500GB and games have to be installed to the drive, I would be slightly upset that one game takes up that much space.

I couldn't imagine trying to do the digital only thing they were trying to push last year. That's so much data being downloaded at once you would probably get flagged as an evil file-sharer by your ISP.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easiest To Use Multi-User Map Editing?

codepigeon geonames.org (52 comments)

I dont know if this will help you or not, but http://www.geonames.org/ data is under the Creative Commons and provides webservices that you could write your own apps to take advantage of. From what I understand, you can add points to the database (if they dont already exist).

about 7 months ago
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Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?

codepigeon Maybe the question is a bit misleading (627 comments)

It seems to me he is asking if it makes you a bad programmer to rely on auto-complete, not just relying on an IDE in general:

Mombrea argues that 'being a good developer isn't about memorizing the language specific calls

As a recent C# convert, I can tell you that for me, it has become quite addicting.

about 8 months ago
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Sony Selling Off VAIO Computer Business

codepigeon Re:So who is left (204 comments)

Holy shit, I thought you were just naming computer companies. There is no way you can get a brand new packard bell.....until i did a quick search. Wow. I learned something today
http://www.packardbell.co.uk/pb/en/GB/content/home

about 8 months ago

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