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Man Claims to be In the CIA to Get Out Of Speeding Ticket

d12v10 Re:Wrong agency; should have claimed NSA (24 comments)

They'd call a local CSS office, get transferred, and talk to the section chief.

more than 5 years ago

Sony Rumored To Be Debuting Wiimote-Like Controller At E3

d12v10 Re:Patentable? (129 comments)

There aren't any patent laws against improvement on a device.

more than 5 years ago

YouTube Video Sends Guatemala Into Crisis

d12v10 Error (405 comments)

Has anyone considered the possibility that he was killed by someone other than the Guatemalan president? Like, say, a family member with an axe to grind?

more than 5 years ago

MIT and the Constant Robotic Gardeners

d12v10 Re:Great idea (101 comments)

This frees up farm laborers to attend to other intellectual pursuits, or other tasks which robots are as-yet unable to do. You incorrectly assume that those humans will suddenly stop consuming food if they are not employed in the fields.

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Launches User Achievements

d12v10 Re:Contradiction (1582 comments)


more than 5 years ago

Reading the New York Times On a Kindle 2

d12v10 Re:I actually just tried the Kindle II... (193 comments)

You're forced to create an account and then send pdfs and text files to an email associated with the account for a fee ($0.20 per file or something like that). It's difficult, and Amazon has everything locked down.

more than 5 years ago

Oil Exploration Leads To Video of a Mysterious Elbowed Squid

d12v10 Nature (256 comments)

Damn nature, you scary!

more than 5 years ago

Inside Dean Kamen's Seceded Island of Geekery

d12v10 Re:Better water purification (187 comments)

They don't filter bacteria or viruses either, and you'll rapidly chew up through the predicted lifetime if you attempt to filter large particles (like, say, dirt or very hard water). They're neat and novel devices, but not terribly practical.

more than 5 years ago

Thanksgiving means mostly ...

d12v10 Re:Personally... (586 comments)

Columbus was a real charmer. Ever hear about how he enslaved the entire population of the Caribbean?

about 6 years ago


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