top Ask Slashdot: Video Streaming For the Elderly?
I agree with all this. I am well past 60 and Roku was drop dead easy, helped me kill cable too.
top A Scientist's Quest For Perfect Broccoli
Well IMO steaming broccoli is the problem, never really liked it much that way. Now baked in the oven is a game changer for me, love it love it, oh and raw isn't bad either.
top How Silicon Valley's Tech Reign Will End
The bay area has one great thing going for it, as I sit in 105 degree heat, its weather. A few days with a little heat, some rain, smog gets blown to other parts of the state. I lived there for many years, Fremont, Saratoga, San Jose, Redwood City. It started to get a little crowded for me so I left but I sure do miss it's weather.
top Duke University Creates Perfect, Centimeter-scale Invisibility Cloak
Now that is funny! oh and of course we are! lol
about a year and a half ago
top US Suspects Iran Was Behind a Wave of Cyberattacks
I am an American Indian, what was that again?
top Court Finds In Favor of Libraries In Google Books Affair
Well having worked in a couple of libraries, after fines clear no records are kept. I can tell you a total of books you've checked out but there is no way to see what books they were. Yeah they an change this but as of today, nothing is there.
top Google Puts Souped-Up Neural Networks To Work
I've often wondered how "sucks" got to mean something bad.
top To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets
Well the arguement goes like this, at least it did for motorcycle helmet laws. Sure if you choose not to wear one please don't, just sign a waiver you will be responsible for ALL your care in case of serious injury. I do not want to pay for your brain damage care because you CHOSE not to wear a helmet. Also we need to teach bicycle driver they are a vehicle, not a pedestrian, and do NOT have right of way like a pedestrian, at least in this state.
top Ask Slashdot: Hearing Aids That Directly Connect To Smart Phones?
The only ones I found that worked well at all were 12 thousand dollars, they used bluetooth , phones, ipods were crystal clear, but so was the price, same amount I put down on the house I'm living in. So I still say huh a lot, lol
top Are Commercial Games Finally Going To Make It To Linux?
Boy isn't that the truth! I have never had a problem with HP in Linux or using Windows. that said I never have gotten the HP suite to work anywhere. Bloated, confusing, crashes, you name it. Their software is as bad as their printers are good.
top The Implications of Google Restricting Access To Anti-Islam Film
Well maybe if Google gave an "opt out" button so the people in the mid-east would realize the vast majority of people in the US don't care to see this video and actually think it's disgusting just like the Virgin Mary made out of tampons. I never saw that either and just like this video I hope Karma catches up to the 'artists' .
top Iran and North Korea Team Up To Fight State-Sponsored Malware
Perfect, I'm reading the same thing I'm thinking on
/. I need to see a doctor.
top Ask Slashdot: How To Best Setup a School Internet Filter?
Been working in Education for the last decade and I can say give it up. I have never seen any filter work more than a day at best. Lightspeed whatever just doesn't last very long. Kids start with proxy, but quickly switched to stealing passwords. The school year is only a week old and I have already seen a fairly complete list of staff passwords and ever our sys admin password. Get a Federal approved filter and do the best you can, keeping the systems working will kill all the time you have believe me.
top GAO Sting Finds More Fake Military Parts From China
news flash... Governments lie, all governments all the time.. new around here?
top Belgian Rightsholders Group Wants To Charge Libraries For Reading Books To Kids
Used to be part owner in a day care a few years ago. Disney sent us a letter about paying to show their movies at the day care. I sold the business after that so I am not sure where this went, I just laughed.
top FAA Bill Authorizes Surveillance Drones Over US
And privatization means the police can hire companies to do things the constitution won't let them, pesky little laws.
top Next-Gen Spacesuits
Agreed. Now for the tinfoil hat. We seem to have lost our will to explore space, it's not just money, people hardly care about space travel anymore. Reminds me of the Mule in Asimov the Foundation Series. Remember all the SF stories of Aliens denying us the right to space? Why send ships to stop us when just a few mental tweaks will take care of it? My only hope is breaking the heliosphere is a tripwire like the obelisk in 2001. I know I gotta turn off the TV. But Momma thats where the fun is.
top AMD's New Radeon HD 7950 Tested
Quiet computer? Well I bought a 4870, which just burned up, thank god. I got tired of leaving my computer on all night because I couldn't go through boot up without my computer sounding like a jet plane taking off and waking the whole house. At least I could control the fan in Windows for gaming but in Linux it just sat there at 5k rpm. Well at my old age I went back to school and gave up gaming, no time or money for a video card that costs as much as a console. BTW playing even WoW, or Rift at ultimate caused the card to run at 100c, scared me, probably explained the burned up board. So its win win I get to play with Linux again, and I have my day for me. No more ATI for me, second expensive card I bought from them and both didn't work out so well.
top How Will You React To Twitter's Regional Censorship Plan?
Lol my mom worked as a physicist at SLAC in the 70's, when she won CB'er of the year. I still remember how proud she was of that. BTW Twitter? Closed my account.
top SETI To Scour the Moon For Alien Footprints?
I'm reminded of that X-files show and the cockroaches, aliens everywhere, using swarm tech, lol. If the Panspermia theory is correct aren't we the aliens?
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