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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

denis-The-menace Re:Wrong decision (484 comments)

Wouldn't the ruling also make cable boxes illegal, too?

The cable network is a public network in the sense that hundreds or thousands of people are on that network.

about a month ago

Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

denis-The-menace $507.03 (150 comments)

$324.5 million / 64000 workers = $507.03

These tech workers are getting fuck either way.

about a month ago

Security Researchers Threatened With US Cybercrime Laws

denis-The-menace Re: See... (156 comments)

And we have a proper analogy.

Somebody give this guy some points.

about 2 months ago

Thorium: The Wonder Fuel That Wasn't

denis-The-menace Re:Real Reasons Thorium is Being Held Up (204 comments)

RE: 2) The salt 'plug' that is often cited as a major safety asset for the LFTR has some major engineering obstacles that have been be able to be addressed yet

Can you list a few of these "some major engineering obstacles" ?
The only salt plug I've read about are "Freeze plugs" that melt upon "a bad thing" happening.

about 3 months ago

OpenSSH No Longer Has To Depend On OpenSSL

denis-The-menace Re:symbolism over substance in the realm of secury (144 comments)

funny how this is perfectly accepted in RL in airports.

I think it's because TSA screening actual goal is get the sheeple accustomed to be harassed by their government.

about 3 months ago

Cost Skyrockets For United States' Share of ITER Fusion Project

denis-The-menace Should have gone with thorium (174 comments)

If they would have TRIED with something like LFTR (liquid fluoride thorium reactor) we would have something by now. They HAD a reactor working but moth-balled it in the 70s.

Bravo 1%'rs. Profits are in. Progress is out.

Within 10 years China/India will sell us thorium-based solution for a massive profit.
Just watch.

about 4 months ago

Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

denis-The-menace Re:They do. (256 comments)

And since then, the existing Nuke industry have made puppeticians create laws to PREVENT new nuclear tech from being developed.

Only the military can get around such laws against progress.

This is why this is geared towards military needs.

about 4 months ago

What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal

denis-The-menace Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste (154 comments)

Too bad it's impossible* to reuse nuclear waste.

*Impossible because the rules in the US are as such that you are not allowed to do anything that could result in threatening the revenue stream to current nuclear energy giants. Guess who helped write them?

Technological solutions exists but China will have a solution within 10-20years and we will buy from them because of these "Super Important" laws.

When that happens, the US will rightfully become the banana republic it so desperately want to become.

about 4 months ago

US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

denis-The-menace Re:Whistle blowers (186 comments)

I agree.
Government corruption is best measured on how bad whistleblower laws are in that country.

about 5 months ago

Dinosaurs Done In By... Dark Matter?

denis-The-menace Re:magic (135 comments)

Remember folks:
Dark Mater is a THEORETICAL stuff that weighs a lot or is all over the place to explain why entire solar systems don't fly out of the Galaxy as they spin.

What if there was no Dark matter and Gravity could distorts time in a way that would explain it all.

about 5 months ago

FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality

denis-The-menace I'm Sorry. I have ZERO faith in government. (235 comments)

I'll believe it only if it survives the many lawsuits that will come from the corps.

All this translate to in my mind is:
        "Yo, corps. That last cheque is not gonna cut it."

about 5 months ago

Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

denis-The-menace Re:Classic Slashdot (463 comments)

Once you understand how the site works, the mess makes sense.

about 6 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

denis-The-menace Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

The only reason why /. need great big pictures is for displaying ADS.

Big fonts help too.

Then they will slip in a "story" that is actually a paid Ad and voila! They make "Bank" !

Then the community of /. goes to a less BILLBOARD-LIKE site. /. is not a TV channel. DIGG is a TV channel. /. beta IS a TV channel.

about 6 months ago

Is Intel Selling Bay Trail Chips Below Cost?

denis-The-menace Re:Dice has written off Slashdot (156 comments)

This is what happened to DIGG.

History repeats itself in the name of greed.

about 6 months ago

Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

denis-The-menace Re:Classic Slashdot (463 comments)

ahem. You have to kill him first.

Maybe Taco was told about the forced changed coming and bolted before he would suffer karma/reputation damage.

It seems Dice want to repeat history:
  The demise of DIGG and immediate exodus to Reddit.

Reddit is the closest thing to /. if you can tolerate the twerps.

about 6 months ago



The Gentleperson's Guide To Forum Spies

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  about 2 years ago

denis-The-menace (471988) writes "Many slashdot readers have complained over the past few years that the Slashdot moderation system is broken. Now I think I know why. I've been a Slashdot participant since the 1990s, and used to have a low-numbered account. I don't like censorship. A lot. I was surprised and offended when I discovered active censorship happening right on Slashdot. Read on for details."
Link to Original Source

Is Google Chrome The New IE 6 For Web Designers?

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 5 years ago

denis-The-menace (471988) writes ""Just when you thought you were done with IE 6 and its hacks and exceptions, now you've got a new browser to consider: Google's Chrome.

The good news is that Chrome is a lot more compatible with web standards than IE 5 and 6. However, Chrome has its own idiosyncrasies and bugs.""

Link to Original Source

Using DVI/USB KVM switches with legacy PCs

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  about 7 years ago

denis-The-menace writes "I would like to have a KVM switch with modern connectors (DVI / USB) but still have a way to use legacy PCs (VGA / PS/2) on it. For converting PS/2 connectors on a legacy PC to USB you can get converters (eg. $60 @ For converting a VGA connector on a legacy PC to DVI, I suppose you could use the DVI-2-VGA converter that comes with most video cards these days, plug that in the DVI connector in the KVM and use a regular VGA extension cable back to the legacy PC. I called tech support at Avocent but the clueless "telephone lifter" at the other end gave me the runaround. Has anybody tried to do this already or am I chasing a pipe dream?"

denis-The-menace denis-The-menace writes  |  more than 7 years ago

denis-The-menace writes "Pink Floyd's Peter Clifton was sitting watching television when he saw NASA was searching for original Apollo 11 footage. He had forgotten that in 1979 he ordered footage from The Smithsonian for use in The Dark Side of The Moon demo film. He had all but forgotten a pristine 16-millimetre film of the moon landing was part of his vast personal film catalogue"


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