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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

davester666 Re:Use the cloud, Luke (236 comments)

Then delete them from your HD, because you need the space for downloading more porn.

1 hour ago
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Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise Model Being Restored Again

davester666 Re:Saw it at the Smithsonian a few years ago (95 comments)

Sorry, I phrased it wrong.

I would pay to see a bunch of cats being taped into the shape of a horse [in progress, not the final result].

13 hours ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

davester666 Re:why? (179 comments)

This should finish off the job of not educating a good portion of the population. Between not being able to 'VR' into the class because the internet bill couldn't be paid, to the VR helmet being broken/used for video games instead, to even less 'classroom discipline' [kids actually paying attention to the teacher], to the biggest one, chiefly even less social interaction between kids.

Sure, some kids can successfully learn this way, but not a lot.

And rich kids parents know it's all about connections while growing up, so they will still bundle them off actual schools.

But I can totally see that 'inner city' schools will be forced to spend billions on this technology, and it will be sold to the public as 'giving the poorest children the biggest hand up". And teachers of those schools will generally be for it because it means far less stress in class trying to get children/teenagers to pay attention without being able to discipline them [they will just cut of any student that bothers them] and it makes it that much harder for the students to knife the teacher.

So, this is really a 'win' for America. Spend billions of dollars to help the poor, by giving that money to several large corporations, then shove it out into the poorest schools and forget about it.

yesterday
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

davester666 Re:We had (226 comments)

it takes longer because they have to route the data from the fingerprint scanner through the local FBI office to check for people on the no-cafeteria list.

yesterday
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Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

davester666 Re:DESI Is the SUPREME RACE! (108 comments)

most of them want to come over here and use our washrooms.

yesterday
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

davester666 Re:Great one more fail (561 comments)

Guns will go out with anybody. And they prefer children.

yesterday
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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

davester666 Re:+-2000 deaths? (119 comments)

and yet, if it were to happen, humanity would not learn from it.

2 days ago
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US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp-out Fraud By Patent Examiners

davester666 Re:Ask the US Postal Service (123 comments)

Sure. But lawyers have made out like bandits. I wonder how many lawyers are patent examiners?

2 days ago
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Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

davester666 Re:Do We Want Our Gov't to regulate the drones? (94 comments)

NY Cops killed a man for selling individual cigarettes. The gov't was losing literally nickels for each one, so they set up a task force to halt the problem.

2 days ago
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The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

davester666 Re:NSA probably already has this technology (119 comments)

The NSA could care less about false positives. They just mean the budget as to be upped that much more next year.

2 days ago
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Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

davester666 Re:Linux version first? (33 comments)

It means the manufacturer of the hardware has skinned the OS to jazz it up a bit, then loaded it up with a bunch of apps that you try once and never use again, but you cannot delete.

2 days ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

davester666 Re: well done mods. (287 comments)

..for dubious values of "maintained" and "developed"

3 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

davester666 Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (351 comments)

Yes, Microsoft really should stop making stupid 'wrapper' apps that just wrap a companies web site in a webview and then surprising the company by making it seem as if the company made it.

Surprise, we made an app for you and we didn't even tell you. and here are some ex-customers of yours that are very angry with this very crappy app. why don't you make a proper one for windows phone to try to fix the problem?

3 days ago
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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

davester666 Re:Free? (121 comments)

you are forgetting "first responders", cops, medics in ambulances, firefighters. The unholy trinity.

4 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

davester666 Re:Not just Reno (437 comments)

...and a shitload of money...up front.

4 days ago
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Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

davester666 Re:obligatory (114 comments)

The toilet really needs to do an analysis of your "results" and then tweet things like "Yeah, that was a good one" or "X didn't really do enough to warrant a flush" [yes, a #flushingshame]

4 days ago
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SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts

davester666 Re:Prime and sub contractor (123 comments)

No, they work together on a joint submission, because [they will say] the project is too big and complicated unless we work together, but what they really mean is "we get more money if we don't compete with each other".

5 days ago
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X-Class Solar Flare Coming Friday

davester666 Re:Made in America (145 comments)

Oh, I am set for natural gas. I've got crates of canned beans stored in my basement.

5 days ago

Submissions

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Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs despite strong profits

davester666 davester666 writes  |  about a year ago

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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