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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

dimethylxanthine What year is it? (330 comments)

Thought it was 1997 for a minute...

2 days ago
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Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

dimethylxanthine Matter of coice (68 comments)

This one decided it would rather spend another aeon in the cold of space alone than land in Russia.

about two weeks ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

dimethylxanthine Re: Around or on top of millitary bases? (237 comments)

Why Chinese, right away? They could be Russian for all you know. They're still no different from the commission we know and plenty of ruthless crooks there too. *cough* Putin *cough*

about two weeks ago
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NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

dimethylxanthine Ethically? (402 comments)

If we had done anything ethically on this planet we wouldn't have to be looking for a new one to move to in the first place...

about 6 months ago
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Enlightenment E19 Pre-Alpha Released

dimethylxanthine One word... (89 comments)

Screenshots!!

about 7 months ago
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How the Web Makes a Real-Life Breaking Bad Possible

dimethylxanthine Ban the internet! (194 comments)

Joking. Interesting read. Clearly some drugs, by all means not all, should be legalised - better quality, increased safety, less incentives to invent untested and often hazardous chemicals and, last but not least, PROFIT for the country's budget! Old school politics and the WOD nonsense have caused enough damage already. Even the head of UK Police is saying it: End war on drugs, says Durham police chief Mike Barton

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Events Calendar Software For Local Community?

dimethylxanthine Owncloud (120 comments)

Though it provides a handful of other features, such as file storage and address books, it has a pretty robust CalDAV management interface, complete with user & group sharing and mobile device support - which is what I've primarily set it up to do for our SME without the need of signing up for Google Apps at $5 a pop.

Hope this helps.

about 8 months ago
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iPhone 4, iPad 2 Get US Import Ban

dimethylxanthine Old hardware still being produced?? (213 comments)

Is this really such a big deal? How long since iPhone 4 / iPad 2 have gone out of production and replaced by newer models? Doubt the ruling will have any serious impact...

about a year ago
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Pod2g Confirms iOS 6, iOS 6.1 Beta 4 Untethered Jailbreak

dimethylxanthine Lack of technical details (98 comments)

Rather disappointing the complete lack of even vague details about how the Jailbreak came to be. Hopefully there'll be something to munch on once 6.1 GM is released...

about a year and a half ago
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Kim Dotcom's Mega Claims 1 Million Users Within 24 Hours

dimethylxanthine Spotty availability (211 comments)

"Demand was great enough to knock Mega offline for a number of users attempting to either connect up or sign up for new accounts, and Mega's availability remains spotty as of this articles' writing."

Just wait until Slashdotters start waking up around the World. That should take care of both spotty and availability.

about a year and a half ago
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FBI Dad's Misadventures With Spyware Exposed School Principal's Child Porn

dimethylxanthine Re:This is probably common (346 comments)

"70 percent of the time - it works every time!" - Anchorman

about 2 years ago
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Stratfor Hacker Could Be Sentenced to Life, Says Judge

dimethylxanthine Getting caught (388 comments)

A slight off-topic - but how do people who have the skills to realize complex attacks manage to fail to cover their tracks and get caught?

about 2 years ago
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New Technology May Cut Risk of Giving Syrian Rebels Stinger Missiles

dimethylxanthine DRM for Weapons (279 comments)

What, this isn't already done by default? Nothing learnt from Saddam/Iraq then...

about 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

dimethylxanthine Yes but... (438 comments)

Does it run iOS?

about 2 years ago
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Our Weather Satellites Are Dying

dimethylxanthine Subcontract (193 comments)

Why not lease or buy the data from the Russians & the Chinese while we're getting the new ones into orbit... Cheaper and would get the job, or at least some of it, done. 2c

about 2 years ago
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Alpha Centauri Has an Earth-Sized Planet

dimethylxanthine UVB x 3 (152 comments)

I wonder what factor protection they use over there. Oh wait, it's only 6 Mkm away from Cen B.

about 2 years ago

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Pacific Island of Niue to Mint Star Wars Coins

dimethylxanthine dimethylxanthine writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dimethylxanthine writes "Niue residents will soon be able to choose from several collections of Star Wars themed coince, including a set featuring Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan, R2-D2 + C3PO, Yoda and Han Solo / Chewbacca. While legal tender with a denominations of $2NZ, the coins will be minted from 1oz pure silver and as such not for daily use by most people — "No one is going to go buy an ice-cream with them", as New Zealand Mint spokesman Chris Kirkness put it. A total of 7500 will be minted, so coin collectors should be thiking about finding a transport for this pacific island, which is far far away from most places before November, which is when the coints will go into production."
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KDE Ships the first beta of KDE 4.7

dimethylxanthine dimethylxanthine writes  |  more than 3 years ago

dimethylxanthine writes "May 25th, 2011. Today, KDE has released a first beta of the upcoming 4.7 release of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks, which is planned for July 27, 2011. With API, dependency and feature freezes in place, the KDE team's focus is now on fixing bugs and further polishing new and old functionality.

The 4.7 release will bring a number of exciting improvments:

        KWin, Plasma's window manager now supports OpenGL-ES 2.0, improving performance and deployability on mobile devices
        Dolphin, KDE's flexible file manager has seen user interface improvements and now sports a better user experience for searching in files' metadata.
        KDM, KDE's login manager now interfaces with the Grub2 bootloader
        Marble, the virtual globe now supports offline address search, especially making its mobile version more useful on the road"

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How Form 696 could pull the plug on live music

dimethylxanthine dimethylxanthine writes  |  more than 5 years ago

dimethylxanthine writes "The 696 Form compels licensees who wish to hold live music events in 21 London Boroughs to report to the police the names, addresses, aliases and telephone numbers of performers, and most worryingly, the likely ethnicity of their audience. Failure to comply could result in fines or imprisonment. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/how-form-696-could-pull-the-plug-on-the-capitals-music-scene-1028240.html Thanks!"
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Career advise for aspiring environmental scientist

dimethylxanthine dimethylxanthine writes  |  more than 6 years ago

dimethylxanthine writes "Greetings Earthlings! Biotech is the best topic I could find for this inquiry (I was looking for the Ecology/Nature section, which seem to be missing from the list at the moment), but before I digress... The reason I implore upon your wisdom, is because I believe that among you (us?) might be those exotic individuals that willingly chose to put themselves in harsh outdoor environments extended periods of time outdoors, studying nature, plants animals and trying to figure out how humans or aliens (ecology), can fit in the mix without disrupting the balance, or better yet, figuring out how to restore it. The real reason behind the question, is that my soul mate, who has been doing work not related to her degree for past 3 years wants to get back to her life's passion and do research in Ecology, namely subaquatic marine aliens and their mediation. Also since finding the right information which would fit one's needs like the right gear ratio on a converted electric Aprila is hard to hit even on the internet, so I'm directing this to the crowd who might have the relevant information for an aspiring environmental scientist. Kudos! (Note to editor: feel free to edit links/comparisons at your convenience)"

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