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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

digitalPhant0m Re:Just wondering... (416 comments)

I can't figure out if this is better or worse than being labeled racist.

about two weeks ago
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A Toolbox That Helps Keep You From Losing Tools (Video)

digitalPhant0m Re:"losing" tools (82 comments)

Just implement a stop and frisk before leaving work. Tools found.

about three weeks ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

digitalPhant0m Re:High Security (356 comments)

They (government) do this to the people they fear most. Hackers, political dissidents, free thinkers and non-lemmings.

about a month ago
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Is a Free Man Again

digitalPhant0m Re:Same thing in the US (356 comments)

Untrue.
I went for over 15 years without eating meat or eggs. I did not get sick when I started again.

about a month ago
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Smartphone App To Be Used As Hotel Room Keys

digitalPhant0m Re:New and interesting failure methods? (150 comments)

With insecurity by default, what's to stop someone from walking up to a door with a small power screwdriver, pulling a battery, and walking into your room in about the same time as it takes you to swipe a card and get in?

Wild guess: A small power screwdriver?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

digitalPhant0m Re: It freakin' works fine (928 comments)

If you haven't had any problems you aren't trying hard enough.

If you haven't had any problems you are lying.

Fixed that for you.

about 1 month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

digitalPhant0m Re:Proud? (764 comments)

I think many Gay people would disagree with you (Which would include all that I personally know).

Just as many people who are born predisposed/with depression would disagree with you.

You don't wake up one day and decide these things.
Just like you didn't decide to be straight.

If it's nature or nurture doesn't matter, either way it's not a decision.

about 1 month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

digitalPhant0m Re:News for Nerds? (764 comments)

But considering just how straight white male oriented the tech industry is, it's good to point out that occasionally we have other possibilities.

Tim Cook isn't a white male?

It truly won't be an issue when the tech industry is more aligned with the general population. We're not there yet.

Why would it need to be aligned to any population?

about 1 month ago
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

digitalPhant0m Proud? (764 comments)

"I'm proud to be (insert ethnicity/color/sexual preference)".

You don't often hear of people that aren't "proud" of those things.

Last I checked pride comes from something one achieves rather than something someone is born with/as.

about 1 month ago
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LAX To London Flight Delayed Over "Al-Quida" Wi-Fi Name

digitalPhant0m Re:This was no AP. (339 comments)

Are we sure this wasn't a Free hotspot only for Al-Quida Terror Network members?

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

digitalPhant0m Re:Don't really care (1007 comments)

If you do have a "debate" you generally have to enter into it with the understanding that no matter what you say, you will be wrong. Any logic, reason or science will fall upon the deaf ears of "faith".

about 2 months ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

digitalPhant0m Re:It makes you uneasy? (1007 comments)

what is the difference when Christians insist creationism be taught in schools as if there was as much evidence for it as evolution?

You get to live.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

digitalPhant0m Re:Click Here (238 comments)

I'm clicking. Nothing is happening.

about 2 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

digitalPhant0m Re:Simple answer (942 comments)

Watching the water and waiting for bubbles.

about 3 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

digitalPhant0m Re:FP? (942 comments)

It's worth recalling that that whole "man on the moon" endeavour, and other space missions, have gotten messed up (some more than others) because of different engineering teams using US Standard AND Metric units. Had they just used Metric like ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE, there'd be less hassle.

Because everyone else has been so successful with going to the moon?

about 3 months ago
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

digitalPhant0m Re:FP? (942 comments)

I'm sure that those other 42 countries made it to the moon far sooner than the U.S. did. Oh wait.

I'm quite happy being incapable of using the metric system but being a part of an extremely capable and pioneering country. Thanks.

about 3 months ago
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2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

digitalPhant0m Re:huh? (269 comments)

You are assuming that the Valet speaks and or reads english.

about 3 months ago

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Verizon Wireless snoops on it's customers.

digitalPhant0m digitalPhant0m writes  |  about 8 months ago

digitalPhant0m (1424687) writes "A story at the L.A. Times details how Verizon Wireless has jumped onto the recently popular bandwagon of pushing the envelop (or downright abusing it) when it comes to tracking users without their knowledge.
I'm sure this qualifies as news, however at the rate of privacy abuse revelations the last few years, it's hardly shocking."

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IBM Reveals 35T Tape Archive

digitalPhant0m digitalPhant0m writes  |  more than 4 years ago

digitalPhant0m (1424687) writes "IBM researchers today announced they have demonstrated a world record in areal data density on linear magnetic tape – a significant update to one of the computer industry's most resilient, reliable and affordable data storage technologies. A whopping 35T (Yes, Terabytes)."
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