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UK Gov't Plans To Push "Emergency" Surveillance Laws

dasgoober Patriot Act, UK (147 comments)

... or sounds a whole hell of a lot like it...

about 5 months ago
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Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

dasgoober I may not be Mensa material... (561 comments)

(never tested) but even I'm smart enough to know that reducing the size of my dating pool isn't a good idea.

about 6 months ago
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I prefer my peppers ...

dasgoober Re:Common Examples (285 comments)

Actually, a vine-ripened habanero has a very fruity flavor to it .. my aunt grows them.
The ones bought at the store have no such fruitiness.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Fastest, Cheapest Path To a Bachelor's Degree?

dasgoober not needed (370 comments)

I have 13+ years of IT. Went to community college for 2 yrs, then State school for 1, where I dropped out.
I just put "University: [state school name]" and it passes most filters .. very few ask if I graduated; if they don't ask, I don't bring it up.

Doesn't seem to have hurt me, so far.

about 9 months ago
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Facebook Introduces Hack: Statically Typed PHP

dasgoober Really? (230 comments)

Is it really that difficult to type your variables by naming convention, and then, enforce the convention by beating anyone who breaks it about the ears?
You can't discipline yourselves, so you need the language to do it for you?

about 9 months ago
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Your Next Online Order Could Be Delivered To Your Car's Trunk

dasgoober another option (162 comments)

Howzabout having your driver-less car queue up at a curb-side delivery area, outside of a distribution point?
Then, the car's trunk gets opened remotely, or there is a single-use code to open it?

about 10 months ago
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Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates

dasgoober Re:Wait a second riiight there.... (449 comments)

Most days, I'll want the automated put-put, but on weekends, I'll want to dust off the sports car.

about a year ago
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Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates

dasgoober makes you wonder ... (449 comments)

... how insurance companies are gonna try and make up the difference.
And the ridiculous rationale they're gonna present for doing so.

about a year ago
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Snowden Publishes "A Manifesto For the Truth"

dasgoober Re:why didnt Snowden use Wikileaks??? (398 comments)

Scuttling their chances for plausible deniability (*clutch the pearls* "THEY did what?") and The Powers That Be's ability to sweep it under the rug, as the work of some rogue faction that would be dealt with so that it would never happen again (snark), backed them into a corner where they couldn't hide.
Snowden backed some big, dangerous animals into a corner.

about a year ago
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Fuel Cells Are 'So Bull@%!#'

dasgoober Re:Hydrogen is indeed quite dangerous... (479 comments)

I guess it would depend on how hot the vapor was, and if it could cause damage to the lungs?

about a year ago
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Concern Mounts Over Self-Driving Cars Taking Away Freedom

dasgoober I wanna ... (662 comments)

Send the car to pick up the kid from school, while I'm at work...

Buy something online at a local store, and send the car to pick it up, with a curb-side/drive-thru service.

about a year ago
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The First 'Practical' Jetpack May Be On Sale In Two Years

dasgoober Where's the "Acme" label? (127 comments)

Looks like the Coyote strapped some jets to grampa's rocking chair.

about a year ago
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The Case of the Orca That Killed Its Trainer

dasgoober Re:This is an apex predator (395 comments)

Given that it's equipped with teeth like that, and all they seem to get, in captivity, are fish that it swallows whole, I wonder if they miss/have an urge to just rip into something..

about a year ago
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The Case of the Orca That Killed Its Trainer

dasgoober Re:That took some balls... (395 comments)

Into the orca pool == Out of the gene pool

about a year ago
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Study Finds 3D Printers Pay For Themselves In Under a Year

dasgoober Re:China (322 comments)

Though, maybe an interesting idea ... maybe this plastic can be collected and recycled into 3D printer "ink"?

about a year ago
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Sony & Panasonic Plan Next-Gen 300 GB Optical Discs By the End of 2015

dasgoober Power usage? (289 comments)

Will it have equal or less power usage than my SSD, for those of us who like the extended laptop battery life?

about a year ago
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Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone To Facebook: Start a Premium Subscription Service

dasgoober Just on mobile... (156 comments)

So many people who are addicted to FB, and are willing to pay money for it, frequently use it from their phones. If ads on phones are intrusive enough, cause page rendering to be slow, and eat bandwidth, then those people would probably be willing to pay, to avoid them.

about a year and a half ago

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