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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

davester666 Re:Sigh... (486 comments)

That's exactly what they said at the start of WW I and WW II.

1 hour ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

davester666 Re:Anti-competitive behavior is a big deal (234 comments)

well, there is a good reason for having a limited number of licenses, such as having too many taxis, which has happened, and then it becomes a "that's my customer, no that's MY customer" thing.

simply put, Uber is going for a reset of the taxi system, and wants to ignore ALL the existing regulations, but there is a VERY good reason for most of the regulations for the taxi industry.

they don't want to fix it, they want to be it. where 'it' is a taxi system that is regulated by Uber.

and THAT would be train wreck.

1 hour ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

davester666 Re:Poor Vladimirs... (186 comments)

At least he hasn't [yet] completely killed a specific style of mustache.

13 hours ago
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Hacker Disrupts New Zealand Election Campaign

davester666 Re: Way to go (73 comments)

If you live in the US, you are failing quite spectacularly.

yesterday
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

davester666 Re:yet if we did it (445 comments)

Clearly it was an accident.

Police officers must get special training to be able to work computers, talk on cell phones, do all kinds of things while driving.

Otherwise, it makes no sense that they are exempted from the laws that say drivers can't use these devices while driving.

yesterday
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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

davester666 Re:Just like the wheel. (244 comments)

the only acceptable place that could possibly be mostly agreed on by everyone except "environmentalists", requires a completely different transport mechanism, one that either can cross large bodies of water or can launch it into space.

Though I suppose Harper might be willing to accept nuclear waste besides just performing fellatio on the US president, just to make sure the US is happy...

2 days ago
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DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

davester666 Re:paleo-racists (56 comments)

and the odd killer whale in the surrounding moat

2 days ago
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Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

davester666 Re:Skeptic (70 comments)

He wasn't sure he was a physicist?

2 days ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

davester666 Re:That's nice, but... (406 comments)

no need for HOV lanes....only the NSA can use the freeway.

3 days ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

davester666 Re:How much? (146 comments)

I know you've "left", but the article is totally written in the sense of an independent review of a sneak peek of the hardware and NOT by Dell/Alienware, and only by careful reading of the entire article do you actually find out it effectively an advertisement for the hardware.

A casual reader would easily mistake it for an actual review, and not the paid ad that it is.

3 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

davester666 Re:Simple fix (155 comments)

what's this step 4??

Press the reset button.

Who the hell designed this stuff?

3 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

davester666 Re:can it get me home from the bar? (283 comments)

No he's Irish. That's why they are going for independence. The Brit's can't do it every day, and the Irish don't want to hang out with non-hard core people.

3 days ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

davester666 Re:How much? (146 comments)

Um "press coordinated announcement by Dell-Alienware" == advertisement

and making a press release appear to be a review [also known as "branded content"] is a violation of church and state

but it's the new thing to get a few extra sheckles these days

3 days ago
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Hal Finney, PGP and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies At 58

davester666 Re:Obligatory (38 comments)

no, jumping into an ice bucket is not the same as having it dumped on you.

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

davester666 Re:Simple (615 comments)

fuck. I was totally trying to come up with that exact command line because vi was screwing up some text I was pasting in that had tabs, and vi had auto-indent set so it would keep indenting further and further. Eventually, I figured out how to turn off the auto-indent.

Curse You, Almond+ router!

3 days ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

davester666 Re:It'd be nice... (248 comments)

I think the airlines refund the money if they punt you from the flight for being on the no-fly list.

Otherwise, I think there would be much more of a shitstorm about this, as there would be thousands of people around the country complaining about paying several hundred to several thousand dollars, but not being permitted to take the flight.

4 days ago
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Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches'

davester666 Re: 1st post (260 comments)

Drip Irrigation
-costs too much to install
Change to less water intensive crops
-don't make as much profit
Desalination
-desalination plant costs too much

We need to make the maximum amount of money NOW, before it's too late.

5 days ago
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Scientists Craft Seamless 2D Semiconductor Junctions

davester666 Re:But can you do it fast and cheap? (49 comments)

They just need to make it last until the warranty period runs out. Or rather, make the warranty period shorter than the expected failure date.

Hell, the user flexed it too much anyway.

about a week ago

Submissions

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  1 year,19 days

davester666 (731373) writes ""Network equipment giant Cisco Systems has announced plans to cut 4,000 jobs, about 5% of its workforce.
The news came after it reported net income of $2.3bn (£1.5bn) in the fourth quarter, up from $1.9bn a year earlier."

Translation: The CEO is having some trouble buying Airplane Gas for his car."

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MS rebranding Windows for portable devices again

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

davester666 writes "From macnn.com: "The Windows Mobile cellular platform is being rechristened as Windows Phone, says Microsoft's French product chief for the software, Audrey Zolghadr..."

I guess they're hoping we'll finally stop calling it "microsoft wince"..."

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Journals

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Man, I wish I could get into posting to the Journal...

davester666 davester666 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

On a regular basis. But I find it tough to get into a new pattern of living.

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