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DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

djhaskin987 The Fifth Element comes to mind (188 comments)

It's not a machine gun that shots at people behind you, but still.

about 3 months ago

Did Russia Trick Snowden Into Going To Moscow?

djhaskin987 Is this for real? (346 comments)

I just can't believe a Russian military officer would just come out and say that they're milking Snowden. I don't doubt they are; just that Russia would want to brag about it.

about 4 months ago

Snowden Rallies Privacy Advocates In New York City

djhaskin987 I wonder (72 comments)

I'm all for regulation of mass surveillance. After the Snowden incident I started using a password manager and made sure my pgp key was up to snuff. But I wonder how many other more important secrets he had to tell the Russians to get amnesty, how many ships sank because of his lose lips.

about 5 months ago

U.S. Court: Chinese Search Engine's Censorship Is 'Free Speech'

djhaskin987 If you don't like it, (284 comments)

use some other service. Freedom of speech means that they can provide whatever results they want, but so can Google.

about 7 months ago

MIT Researchers Bring JavaScript To Google Glass

djhaskin987 The lengths we go to (70 comments)

just to play super mario.

about 7 months ago

Microsoft Launches Office For iPad: Includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

djhaskin987 Well, that took a while (184 comments)

It's because Steve Ballmer refused to acknowledge iOS's existence. Now that a new guy is in charge, things are happening again.

about 7 months ago

Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

djhaskin987 How long does he expect to do this? (275 comments)

The difficulty goes up exponentially with pool size. How long does this guy plan to keep buying up the world's computing resources? Cause he'll have to pretty quick to keep his 10% goal.

about 7 months ago

Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

djhaskin987 Re:Someone will make money (198 comments)

Likely. Either they already owned a company, and got the government to use it; or, learning that the government will use it, they bought into the company.

about 7 months ago

Environmentalists Propose $50 Billion Buyout of Coal Industry - To Shut It Down

djhaskin987 no coal = no power = no environmental banter (712 comments)

But then if there is no more coal, the environmentalists won't be able to blog on the internet about coal's evils, as it will be no longer powering their city and therefore their laptops.

about 7 months ago

OpenZFS Project Launches, Uniting ZFS Developers

djhaskin987 FINALLY. (297 comments)

It's about time ZFS went open. I feel like the only reason btrfs got any traction was ZFS licensing issues.

about a year ago

MyOpenID To Shut Down In February

djhaskin987 They roll with the punches (78 comments)

I think it's cool that the company didn't wine about their major cash cow going away. Instead, they went with the flow and are still in business. I wish other tech companies would do that too.

about a year ago

Don't Fly During Ramadan

djhaskin987 Time to Move (1233 comments)

If something like this happened to me, I would seriously consider moving to a different nation which takes privacy laws more seriously. Or one which is less racist.

about a year ago



IRS misplaces it's own officials' emails

djhaskin987 djhaskin987 writes  |  about 4 months ago

djhaskin987 (2147470) writes "So who audits the IRS for information security? "Rep. Jim Renacci (OH-16) today released the below statement following the Ways & Means Committee hearing with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen on the IRSâ(TM) claim that it has lost an unknown number of Lois Lernerâ(TM)s emails as well as the emails of six other IRS officials"."
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3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

djhaskin987 djhaskin987 writes  |  about 7 months ago

djhaskin987 (2147470) writes "The first successful implantation of a 3-D printed skull has taken place in the Netherlands, according to NBC news:

Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process. The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago at University Medical Center Utrecht. The hospital announced details of the groundbreaking operation this week and said the patient, a 22-year-old woman, is doing just fine.



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