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Germany Produces Record-Breaking 5.1 Terawatt Hours of Solar Energy In One Month

englishstudent Re:NO NO NO (687 comments)

That's true. Only zombies live in Fukushima now.

about a year ago
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The Old Reader Will Stay Open To the Public Thanks To US Corporation

englishstudent Re:Self-hosting is an alternative (61 comments)

I ended up going with tt-rss. I'm very happy with it. Just wish I could work out the shortcut key for saving tags.

about a year ago
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How To Hack Twitter's Two-Factor Authentication

englishstudent Re:It actually is a big deal (58 comments)

You should be using a VPN over a public wifi network.

about a year ago
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Sony Launches Internet Service Offering Twice the Speed of Google Fiber

englishstudent Re:Sony will figure out a way (268 comments)

You might think so, but the amount of red tape you would have to jump through would likely negate that.

about a year ago
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Google Glass Specs Hit the Web

englishstudent What's it supposed to do? I can't think for myself (198 comments)

THANK YOU! I was starting to think that slashdot readers couldn't think for themselves. Augmented reality apps is where Google glass will really shine.

about a year ago
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North Korea's Twitter and Flickr Accounts Hacked By Anonymous

englishstudent Snotty nosed brat (212 comments)

If you think back to the school yard, if some snotty nosed brat kept shooting off his mouth he would eventually get some sense knocked into him. In this case, the snotty nosed brat is Nth Korea. The softer approach (sanctions) clearly isn't working. Is there any other way to knock some sense into them without going to war? I'd personally like there to be no war, but I'd also like the bs to stop.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

englishstudent Re:No Magic Bullets (635 comments)

The wii title "Just dance!" is pretty good for exercise on the wii. I've tried a few of the wii sports games, but they just didn't do it for me.

about a year ago
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If I could augment my senses (w/ implant or similar) ...

englishstudent As long as I can turn it off. (456 comments)

I want to sense and tune into the electromagnetic spectrum about me.

about a year ago
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Australian Govt Forces Apple, Adobe, Microsoft To Explain Price Hikes

englishstudent Kill your competition? (371 comments)

Why would you even say that? Work for ADOBE much?? While Gimp has a lot to be desired, on a basic level it does the same thing. If you don't believe me- "GIMP is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. " "Adobe Photoshop is a ...graphics editing program used for image creation, motion graphics editing, and advanced image analysis features." While Adobe Photoshop is far superior in many ways it doesn't have to be that way. "GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything."

about a year and a half ago
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Australian Govt Forces Apple, Adobe, Microsoft To Explain Price Hikes

englishstudent Make the competition (371 comments)

Instead of paying for photoshop, we should download GIMP and donate the price we would have paid.

about a year and a half ago
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Australian Govt Forces Apple, Adobe, Microsoft To Explain Price Hikes

englishstudent Re:Valve / Steam... (371 comments)

I wish I could upvote this.

about a year and a half ago
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Untethered iOS 6.1 evasi0n Jailbreak Arrives For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

englishstudent But does it unlock??? (112 comments)

No unlock, no love.

about a year and a half ago
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School Board Considers Copyright Ownership of Student and Teacher Works

englishstudent Knowledge takes many forms. (351 comments)

It's not all about academics. Schools provide opportunities to develop and hone social skills, to forge friendships and to discover new interests. Home schooled students need to be involved in these things (granted this is quite possible). I don't quite understand the problem of standardized tests. If you don't have a standardized test, how will you compare the students? The test should be a guideline as to what is considered common knowledge for students of a particular schooling level. Take it with a grain of salt.

about a year and a half ago
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Details of Chinese Spacecraft's Asteroid Encounter

englishstudent Cautiously optomistic? (89 comments)

I agree with you and yet I felt deeply uneasy while reading the article. Why? I guess I'm kind of hoping for the best while expecting the worst.

about a year and a half ago
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Putting Biotech Threats In Context

englishstudent Scaremonger (117 comments)

Even better, make the virus then sell the vaccine. Repeat ad infinum!

about a year and a half ago
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Wolfram Alpha Gives a New Window On Facebook Data

englishstudent Divided (23 comments)

I have two accounts. It would be interesting to see the differences between them.

about a year and a half ago
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PayPal Preparing To Address Frozen Funds Policy

englishstudent Average Joe (175 comments)

I believe that the average Joe can now accept credit payments using 2CO https://www.2checkout.com/

about a year and a half ago

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