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Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought

ender8282 Re:Earth is 6000 years old (98 comments)

Accodring to Ubran Dictionally the term originated in Hawaii. I'm not sure that I believe it, but it is certainly alive and strong there.

about 3 months ago

Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?

ender8282 fdupes (243 comments)

Under *buntu
sudo apt-get install fdupes
man fdupes:
fdupes - finds duplicate files in a given set of directories

about 8 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree?

ender8282 Depends on what field you go into (656 comments)

Honestly diffirential equations probably isn't the most important skill for a Comp Sci graduate to have. Outside of specific applications you'll probably never use it again. I never have. I wouldn't discount all higher math though. Most algebra related classes (discrete algebra, linear algebra) definately have applications and if you don't understant those you'll probably suffer for it. Just suck it up and deal with it. The system isn't about teaching you useful skills. The system is about proving that you can jump though hoops.

about a year ago

New Largest Known Prime Number: 2^57,885,161-1

ender8282 Re:Uhhh... (254 comments)

Not for n = 4 2^4 -1 = 16 - 1 = 15 = 3 * 5 ==> not prime!

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

ender8282 Borderlands 2 (951 comments)

At the moment that is what I'm playing the most. I also play Battlefield 3, Civilization 5, and its been a while but Team Fortress 2.

about 2 years ago

EFF To Ask Judge To Rule That Universal Abused the DMCA

ender8282 Re:I'd like to see more of this (139 comments)

Oooh, Oooh how about 3 strikes. The media companies love it so much; what if they got 3 strikes? If they issue 3 DMCA take down requests that get overturned as failing to consider fair use, they loose the right to issue take down requests.

I predict that a fraction of a second after such a law took affect most companies' bots would issue bad requests. A few months later the courts would rule that 3 of them were in valid, and all of big name rights owners would loose the right to issue take down notices. Then the word becomes a better place and I can watch the Curiosity landing!

about 2 years ago

Court on Video Games: Less Cleavage, More Carnage

ender8282 Age Already Matters (397 comments)

We (the USA) already restrict certain things based on age. You can't vote until you are 18. You can't drive until you are 16. You can't drink until you are 21. You can't serve in the military until you are 17?. You can't work full time until you are 18. I don't think that anyone is going to propose letting a 5 year old, vote, drink alcohol, drive or work full 40 house a week killing people in the military. If we can restrict all of these things based on age why not restrict sales of games. Unless I am mistaken the law didn't restrict minors from owning or playing the games. If parents want to allow their children to play the games they should be allowed to. Just like parents can (or should be able to) let their children operate a vehicle on private property. Children are not first class citizens. They shouldn't be first class citizens. Restricting sales of violent games, alcohol, pornography, or tobacco should be alright.

more than 3 years ago

DVRs, Cable Boxes Top List of Home Energy Hogs

ender8282 Re:Not in use? (324 comments)

Can I be the first to implement it?

"Hey boss look at this cool new feature that I added, it saves the customer money!"
"Well John, that a nice feature. I guess that I am employing to many of you if you have time to implement un-requested features that don't help us. Enjoy the unemployment line..."

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do I Give IT a Login On Our Dept. Server?

ender8282 Ask yourself ths (1307 comments)

OP, You sound some what security conscious so I would ask you the question: Would you let the IT guy plug a small server into your home network. Would you let IT guy plug the server into your home network if he gives you a regular user account on the machine? Would you let IT guy plug the server into your home network if he gives you a root account on the machine? If you are actually security conscious I assume that you would answer no to all 3 questions. A better solution would be: why not plug your little server into your home network and punch open the hole in your own firewall. You would have full control, and would never have to give IT guy an account. In the mean time you can keep pushing them to set up the service on an official hospital machine.

more than 3 years ago

Wikileaks Founder Arrested In London

ender8282 Re:Sorry, no "dirty tricks" campaign here... (1060 comments)

Why do leading US politicians advocate cold blooded murder by government troops?

Because he is effectively a terrorist. In all of the reports that I have read I have yet to hear revelations about the US killing babies and doing horrible things. If those were the kinds of things being reported this case would be very different. Instead diplomatic cables claiming the the Prince of England is an ass have been released. That only serves to hurt the US's relationship with other nations, and generally hurt its international standing. If these same documents had been released by Osama Bin Laden we would say it is yet another terrorist attack. Instead they have been released by a person who in the past has done good things in the name of public disclosure of information. I fail to see the value in this latest release and as a result I am right in line with whichever US politicians are advocating cold blooded murder.

more than 3 years ago

Anyone Can Play Big Brother With BitTorrent

ender8282 Re:Copyright laws. (436 comments)

In some (not all) cases the content owner is deprived of a sale. That sale would likely have put money into the pocket of the content owner. In that case the content owner has been stolen from. Don't get me wrong; I don't for a moment believe that EVERY download is a lost sale. If a person downloads something that they would have otherwise ended up buying, then the content owner has been deprived of a sale and has been stolen from. The flip side is that if after downloading content a person ends up purchasing the content because of the 'preview' they have added a sale. While I don't have any proof I believe that the former far exceeds the later.

more than 4 years ago

If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...

ender8282 Re:Fiscal Management! (1142 comments)

Fiscal Management should be considered basic math and it should be taught as part of all basic math courses. For the AVERAGE person a simple math course should cover basic business/accounting math and it would probably be more useful then algebra, and definitely more useful than calculus.

more than 4 years ago

If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...

ender8282 Re:Statistics! (1142 comments)

Statistics should be considered basic math and it should be taught as part of all basic math courses. For the AVERAGE person a simple statistics course would probably be more useful then algebra, and definitely more useful than calculus.

more than 4 years ago

The US Economy Needs More "Cool" Nerds

ender8282 Re:Oh really? (453 comments)

Ha I have the best of both worlds... I write code in a basement cubicle.

more than 4 years ago

"Loud Commercial" Legislation Proposed In US Congress

ender8282 The best part will be... (636 comments)

no more horribly loud "Come visit California Ads'!

more than 4 years ago

US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked

ender8282 Re:Wait, really? (1053 comments)

As I stated in my first post: If he died from obesity, shame on his family for not helping him. Shame on them for letting someone eat themselves to death. If I die because no one tries to stop me from killing myself then my family and friends DON'T deserve condolences. Friends don't let friends kill themselves.

about 5 years ago

US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked

ender8282 Re:Wait, really? (1053 comments)

I am not arguing that he doesn't have a right to be saved. I am arguing that the he is the person most responsible for saving himself. If people don't take care of themselves NO amount of medical treatment can save them. I am saying to the OP that better access to health care might have saved him, or maybe not eating that umteenth BigMac would have saved him. The OP is arguing that better health care was necessary to save him. I question THAT claim. Because this is all speculation I would like to reiterate that if he was a healthy, active person my most sincere condolences go out to his loved ones.

about 5 years ago

US Life Expectancy May Have Peaked

ender8282 Re:Wait, really? (1053 comments)

Did he eat right and exercise regularly? Having a massive heart attack at age 40 sounds like he wasn't taking very good care of himself to begin with. Ya, it would be great if healthcare took care of everyone who ate themselves to death but lets be realistic, people need to take responsibility for their own health. If he was an avid athlete and just dropped dead then my sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. If he ate himself to death then to his family and friends I say shame on you for letting him kill himself.

about 5 years ago

Bing Search Tainted By Pro-Microsoft Results

ender8282 Google and Linux (582 comments)

Searching for "Why is windows so popular" returns a top hit of: HowStuffWorks "What is Linux and why is it so popular?" I am not sure that either Google or Microsoft are trying to bash each other. I think that there are just a lot more people who want to know why macs are expensive and the search engine pushes it to the top.

more than 5 years ago



DynDNS further reduces free options

ender8282 ender8282 writes  |  about a year ago

ender8282 (1233032) writes "DynDNS is further reducing their free offering. Emails and their community support page inform users of the change:

Starting now, if you would like to maintain your free Dyn account, you must log into your account once a month. Failure to do so will result in expiration and loss of your hostname.

The good news is that they are offering a discount ($10 for the first year of Dyn Pro). The bad news is that next year the price will probably jump up to the standard $25/year."


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