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Physicists Spot Potential Source of 'Oh-My-God' Particles

ed.han re:translating for the athiests (144 comments)

thank you, because here i was thinking the naming of the OMG particle related to sex!

ed

about two weeks ago
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The Billionaire Mathematician

ed.han re: glad to see someone say that (96 comments)

there was an article recently talking about the importance of praising children for effort rather than results:

NYT: link.

ed

about two weeks ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

ed.han Re:If UVA and Mann have nothing to hide (497 comments)

so the wrong point: if you have nothing to hide why not just give everyone access to your account?

ed

about two weeks ago
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Tired of Playing Cyber Cop, Microsoft Looks For Partners In Crime Fighting

ed.han re:cautiously pessimistic (113 comments)

i for one welcome our botnet overlord masters?

ed

about two weeks ago
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FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps

ed.han does it mean anything though? (123 comments)

this does beg the question: if they're so popular without any FDA approval already, does this have any meaningful impact? i somehow doubt it.

ed

about three weeks ago
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NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever

ed.han re: i dont see a problem here (146 comments)

er...am i alone in thinking
look: if it means fast, then i'm good with it. we haven't replaced the shuttle yet and philosophically, we need our own menas of getting our people into space rather than relying on a nation with whom relations are potentially quite variable.

ed

about three weeks ago
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New Russian Law To Forbid Storing Russians' Data Outside the Country

ed.han Re:Remember... (206 comments)

wish i had mod points, this is an excellent & important observation.

about three weeks ago
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Germany Scores First: Ends Verizon Contract Over NSA Concerns

ed.han Re:Is it any different with anybody else? (206 comments)

Or, how about not requiring encryption in the first place? All introducing a countermeasure does is flag you as a possible person of interest. Far better to nip it in the bud where possible.

about a month ago
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Snowden and the Fate of the Internet As a Global Network

ed.han re:what's the benefit of privacy from the governme (505 comments)

this is absolutely the wrong question to ask, though: have you never heard of innocent people being convicted of serious crimes? mistakes happen all the time. when governments make mistakes, the consequences are a whole lot more severe than when an individual does, acting on his or her own. someone seriously arguing--especially in this day & age--that having nothing to hide means the US government should be able to see anything & everything a US citizen reads/writes online betrays a fantastically naive view of governments and how they use power, irrespective of his or her particular political ideology.

about a year ago
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To replace Google Reader, I favor ...

ed.han no cowboy neal option? (166 comments)

i just realized that there's no cowboy neal option. ?!

about a year ago
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Hundreds of Bank Account Details Left In London Pub

ed.han re: more details (92 comments)

this is normal in the case of data breaches. usually, an investigation is done to determine scope/size of privacy breach. and remember the sony "what outage" story from earlier this year.

i'm mystified as to why the contractor in question isn't being named. that is an absolutely inexcusable lapse in judgment.

more than 2 years ago
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Amazon Seeks 1-Nod Ordering Patent

ed.han a raised eyebrow or smile? (194 comments)

apparently, you should no longer shop while browsing p40n!

more than 4 years ago
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Lower Merion School's Report Says IT Dept. Did It, But Didn't Inhale

ed.han re: wow... (232 comments)

i really don't think that the the heads that roll will be confined to IT. in that kind of environment, someone puts together a request that goes to IT, right? it won't be IT that approved the webcam capability on the hardware.

ed

more than 4 years ago
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IE Market Share Falls To Historic Low

ed.han re: tired of IE's BS (472 comments)

thank you, kyrio, for the opera love. i use opera in preference to everything else b/c it opens faster than everything else.

ed

more than 4 years ago
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Dell To Leave China For India

ed.han Re:It's a lose lose (352 comments)

because the plight of the american worker is the only metric by which one should evaluate anything?

more than 4 years ago
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Students Failing Because of Poor Grammar

ed.han re: oh, no... (1343 comments)

that the canadians generally use british english rather than american english was, i thought, fairly well understood. there's a plethora of (in american english) unnecessary "u"s (e.g., colour vs. color).

more than 4 years ago
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Does Personalized News Lead To Ignorance?

ed.han re:new should not be tailored to consumers (396 comments)

while philosophically i agree with this, i believe the "objective reporting" for which you are yearning has gone the way of the dodo.

ed

more than 4 years ago
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Of the following online annoyances, I most despise ...

ed.han re: misread? (507 comments)

how much more fun would the poll results have been if "ACs" and "goatse guy" were options? :>

ed

more than 3 years ago

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firefly to be developed as MMORPG?

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 6 years ago

ed.han (444783) writes "according to samurai gunslinger, multiverse network has optioned the rights to develop a firefly -based MMORPG.

now, as a browncoat myself, i'm generally happy to see things expand the commercial viability of firefly, but i don't see any way in the 'verse that the show's ethos of "independents against a vastly numerically/technologically superior enemy" can possibly even exist in a MMORPG."

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more w/ the getting over myself

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 10 years ago

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=95340&cid=8169134
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=96263&cid=8238746
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=97333&cid=8317766
http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=98980&cid=8440243

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still getting over myself

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 10 years ago

i was pretty fond of these comment so i'm hanging on to it:

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=89880&cid=7764905

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=89880&cid=7764905

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=89951&cid=7767055

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saving old comments

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 10 years ago

you know, i just wanted to hang on to the link to the one comment i've made here and really really liked. i'm still taking lessons on getting over myself. :>

http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=84739&cid=7396394

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karma is a funny thing

ed.han ed.han writes  |  about 11 years ago

i'm astonished at just how much my karma has vacillated over the past 48 hours: from good to excellent and back again, as moderators mod 1 post up and down. it's funny.

ed

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and the companion to the +5 mod post journal entry...

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 11 years ago

i've now had my first comment modded to 0: offtopic.

woo-hoo! i think i've finally experienced the full range of slashdot commenting...

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babelfish rant

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 11 years ago

OK, i've used babelfish from time to time in the past and it's always been serviceable. but my word...

i work in a small NYC-based office, largely staffed by koreans, who exchange e-mail w/ the parent office in seoul. not being fully conversant in korean, i thought i might be able to rely on the fish to see me through.

i mean, i can see that it's plainly one of the options, to translate from korean into english.

so i pop in the text of an e-mail, and wham! instant aphasic rambling. i mean, it's worse than useless. gah!

[starts to pull hair out in frustration, then reconsiders upon seeing reflection of hairline.]

gah!

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first comment modded to 5!

ed.han ed.han writes  |  more than 11 years ago

well, this is interesting: for the first time since i've been posting here, i've had a comment moderated to +5.

this is new enough to me that it's neat. :>

of course, having said that, i'm sure someone will mod me down...

ed

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