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Silver Pen Allows For Hand-Written Circuits

dziban303 Re:Not slashdot too! (161 comments)

That's it. I've reached my limit. I am removing Slashdot from my RSS reader. It's no longer news for nerds, it's news for idiots who think they're nerds. The number of inane, boring, misleading, untrue, crazy, stupid and just plain wrong posts far, far outnumber legitimate items of interest. Buffoons post stories and another set of buffoons approve them. Goodbye, Slashdot.

more than 3 years ago
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Android App Quality Pathetically Low Says Developer

dziban303 Re:99% of everything is crap, says everyone (336 comments)

You should apply for a job at the Onion. Seriously, this bullshit is better than their bullshit.

more than 3 years ago
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Boeing's Enormous Navy Laser Cannon

dziban303 Re:Why Navy? (291 comments)

They're using longwave IR, but as the summary noted, as a FEL it can produce light at pretty much whatever wavelength they want.

more than 3 years ago
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10-Year Study Reveals Electron Shape

dziban303 Re:Units (370 comments)

Idiocy wasn't the point, really. Some dude insinuating that the Good Ole Days were better, when he clearly wasn't around for the Good Ole Days, was the point. You get a "Also, nice six-digit UID starting with 5. Get the fuck off my lawn," too.

more than 3 years ago
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10-Year Study Reveals Electron Shape

dziban303 Re:Units (370 comments)

Whoosh. Also, nice six-digit UID starting with 5. Get the fuck off my lawn.

more than 3 years ago
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10-Year Study Reveals Electron Shape

dziban303 Re:Units (370 comments)

What has Slashdot become?

Nice 6 digit uid there, kid.

more than 3 years ago
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TI vs. Calculator Hobbyists, the Next Round

dziban303 Re:Math environments are hackable hobbyist friendl (301 comments)

>all desktop applications

Yeah, try dragging a PC or even a laptop with you as you swing a machete with 40-50 pounds of gear on your back.

Or try stuffing a PC into your toolbox.

Not everyone works behind a desk.

You're an ivory tower weenie. Shut up.

-- BMO

How old are you? 3? How am I suppose to respond to "You're an ivory tower weenie. Shut up.". Schoolyard taunt? Grow the fuck up.

Last time I checked a hiking backpack and a small laptop were an option for most. You can even get toughened notebooks. You'd know that if you ever held a machete you arrogant ass. But I somehow don't see an image of you walking through the jungle with a machete in one hand and your HP or TI calculator in the other even semi realistic.

Go troll somewhere else, and make it believable.

Dude. You just told Bear Grylls to grow the fuck up. Better get your house in order. You are not long for this Erf.

more than 3 years ago
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Tunnel Boring Machine Completes Hole Under Niagara Falls

dziban303 Re:No, I'm not going to RTFA just to find out (193 comments)

Also, IT'S NOT FUCKING CEMENT, IT'S CONCRETE.

Cement is an ingredient of concrete. It is not the finished product. Calling concrete "cement" is as stupid as calling clothing "cotton", or calling a sandwich "mayonnaise". Once you apply the mayonnaise to bread and add some lunchmeat, your creation has become a sandwich, and it is no longer simply mayonnaise.

Yeah, I get that fucking irritated by this.

AND SO SHOULD YOU.

more than 3 years ago
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AP Files FOIA Request For Bin Laden Photos

dziban303 Re:Strange bedfellows, those are... (518 comments)

Now they are joining forces?

It's like some kind of hideous, journalistic Voltron.

more than 3 years ago
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Triple Monitor Gaming: Dual GPU GeForce Vs. Radeon

dziban303 Re:Future? (136 comments)

I had a roommate with a mid-range projector upon which we would play console games. Shot it at a white wall in a room with good blinds to keep it dark. Playing a fighting game or Madden with life-sized characters is awesome. Highly recommended. I get the feeling it wouldn't be as neat with a PC game, though: we had big plushy couches to sit on, which would be an impediment if playing an FPS with mouse and keyboard, though any game requiring a gamepad would be fantastic.

more than 3 years ago
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Piracy Is a Market Failure — Not a Legal One

dziban303 Re:Eastern Europe (591 comments)

Are you insinuating that market penetration of Firefox in a region is an indicator of overall acceptance of OSS in that region? That's pretty asinine, even for /. If you ask ten random Firefox users why they use it, I wager that nobody will answer "because it's open source." In fact, I'll double down on that wager: I bet nobody in that random sample of ten will even know that Firefox is open source, or, for that matter, know what open source means.

more than 3 years ago
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Man Pays $200,000 To Save Fake Online Girlfriend

dziban303 Re:Stupid person. News at 11 (464 comments)

Is this a relevant story because the fraud happened online, or because of some other reason that is not in TFA?

Teh lulz are always relevant.

more than 3 years ago
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Iceland Eyes Liquid Magma As Energy Source

dziban303 Re:Profound (215 comments)

Liquid magma, as opposed to solid magma?

more than 3 years ago
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Two-way Radio Breakthrough To Double Wi-Fi Speeds

dziban303 Re:he! (244 comments)

We have clearance, Clarence.

Roger, Roger. What's our vector, Victor?

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Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue!

more than 3 years ago
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How Your Username May Betray You

dziban303 Re:Pretty sure (308 comments)

This is why I always use CmdrTaco as my username.

more than 3 years ago
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Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark

dziban303 Re:What I want to know.... (159 comments)

Sunk costs should never influence your current decision.

more than 3 years ago
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The Strange Disappearance of Dancho Danchev

dziban303 Re:Unfortunately (160 comments)

...but this guy is in a pretty shitty country where the cops are far, far more corrupt than the ones in the western world.

Clearly you've never visited the city of New Orleans or the state of Illinois.

more than 3 years ago
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Using LED Ceiling Lights For Digital Communication

dziban303 Re:Possible patent suit approaching? (143 comments)

Good idea.

When I worked at JcPenney we would waste a day just ticketing items..... and oftentimes did not finish because of customers demanding service.

Those fucking customers and their fucking demands. Hey, asshole, can't you see I'm busy ticketing items? What, just because you pay my salary you think I should drop this mundane task to assist you?

more than 3 years ago

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