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Illinois Politician Wants a Kill Switch For Anonymous Speech Online

dorianh49 Re:Death of Slashdot? (522 comments)

Anyway, I though Slashdot died years ago, around the same time that I joined.... Oh.

about a year and a half ago

Why a Linux User Is Using Windows 3.1

dorianh49 Ski Free (415 comments)

Enough said.

about a year and a half ago

Hobbit Film Underwhelms At 48 Frames Per Second

dorianh49 Re:Modern 120Hz+ HDTVs (607 comments)

Dejudder. Turn it off, and all will be well.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With Refurbed Drives With Customer Data?

dorianh49 Re:knowledge is power (385 comments)

Myth. You are aware that hard drives contain rare earth magnets, right?

more than 2 years ago

Engineers Create World's Lightest Material

dorianh49 Re:This is getting ridiculous... (177 comments)

Michael Dell sells company, house, and family and goes all in to invest in said material.

more than 2 years ago

Work Underway To Finally Build Babbage's Analytical Engine

dorianh49 Re:Don't buy one! (86 comments)

Yeah, but can you imagine a beowulf cluster of these things?

more than 2 years ago

Opportunities From the Twilight of Moore's Law

dorianh49 Re:Unlikely (148 comments)

I may be wrong, but I thought Moore's law was specifically referring to the manufacturing process, and not performance. So, Moore's law can retire and performance can still improve. They're not mutually exclusive.

more than 2 years ago

Designer Creates "Euthanasia Roller Coaster"

dorianh49 No, Mr. Bond... (409 comments)

No, Mr. Bond... I expect you to ride.

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

dorianh49 Re:While I want to call Flash out ... (174 comments)

I think Adobe will soon be slipping in presidential flashcards, as they get more and more desperate.

more than 2 years ago

Wild Parrots Learning To Talk From Escaped Pet Birds

dorianh49 Re:European Starlings (225 comments)

Wish I had some mod points (haven't seen them in a long time); that's interesting stuff :)

about 3 years ago

Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

dorianh49 Re:Why.... (543 comments)

Vostros are still better built than Inspirons, Dell's true consumer line. Vostros are more of a "prosumer" or "home/business" class laptop. I bought one for my wife that is still going very strong almost 3 years after purchasing it. Nothing is loose or falling apart. Meanwhile, friends and associates who bought Inspirons (I warned them) are experiencing build-quality issues right and left. But, buy a Dell Latitude, or Lenovo Thinkpad T-series, or HP Elitebook, or Panasonic Toughbook if you want a laptop to last.

about 3 years ago

Monty Python Members Reunite For Chapman Film

dorianh49 Stop that, stop that... (55 comments)

... much too silly. Right! Now, nobody likes a good laugh more than I do, expect perhaps my wife... and some of her friends. Oh, yes, and Captain Johnson. Come to think of it, most people like a good laugh more than I do, but that's beside the point. Now! Let's have clean, healthy commenting.

more than 3 years ago

USB Foot Controls

dorianh49 Restless leg syndrome... (123 comments)

My restless leg syndrome might cause the controls to go haywire and open undesirable websites, though.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Choose a Windows Laptop?

dorianh49 Re:Ask Steve Jobs (898 comments)

Steve would just say he's holding her wrong.

more than 3 years ago

StarCraft AI Competition Results

dorianh49 Re:Any 'learning' bots? (113 comments)

It's just a matter of getting the bot to play tic-tac-toe against itself. Unfortunately, it may not see the point of engaging in any "war" games after that.

more than 3 years ago

Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks

dorianh49 Groundhog Day response (130 comments)

Me... me... me... me, also... this is a man we're talking about, right?

more than 4 years ago

Patent Issued For Podcasting

dorianh49 Napster on dial-up (150 comments)

I got one song a week. Does that count?

more than 4 years ago

Bad Driving May Have Genetic Basis

dorianh49 Re:Driving While Asian (449 comments)

A friend of mine in Hawaii told me once, 'sure, the natives are horrible drivers. But, just a few generations ago, they were eating each other, so there's been a lot of progress.'

more than 4 years ago

Leap Second To Be Added Dec 31, 2008

dorianh49 3... 2... 1... (255 comments)

3 2 1 jokes in 3... 2... 1... 1...

more than 5 years ago

Anatomy of the First Video Game, Born 1958

dorianh49 Re:Balin (137 comments)

Sounds about as fun as a bucket of warm spit.

more than 5 years ago


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