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Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake

eyepeepackets Re:Yellowstone hotspot/McDonalds/Impact Crater (65 comments)

Glad to see someone else made the connection between this location and the Yellowstone hotspot. In terms of geologic time, this entire area is really "hot" and prone to large events of various types. Having a concentrated earthquake swarm in this area is worrying, especially since I live in Boise....

I was living in Portland during the whole Mt. St. Helens cycle in the late '70s/early '80s and the only adult nightmares I've ever had involve geologic events: It's hard to fully appreciate such things until you've experienced them.

about a month ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

eyepeepackets Decay is required... (577 comments)

for their business model to function...and they won't break it.

about 3 months ago
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Tinba Trojan Targets Major US Banks

eyepeepackets Flash and Silverlight (61 comments)

Flash and Silverlight, Adobe and Microsoft, again -- and again and again. Is it the year of the Linux Desktop yet?

about 3 months ago
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Intel Unveils MICA "My Intelligent Communication Accessory" Smart Bracelet

eyepeepackets Re: Why dismiss 49% of your market? (48 comments)

The male version would be a cock ring: "Honey, would you get that?"

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

eyepeepackets Shoes... (635 comments)

...clothing in general. Spoons are good too. Is this not Fark?

about 4 months ago
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How the Ancient Egyptians (Should Have) Built the Pyramids

eyepeepackets Apply the razor (202 comments)

Interesting intellectual execise for these folks, but Occam's Razor suggests the sled/water bucket/rows of slaves on ropes behind whips is far more likely.

about 4 months ago
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FCC Warned Not To Take Actions a Republican-Led FCC Would Dislike

eyepeepackets Freedom of Choice in the U.S.A. (338 comments)

So, where is the freedom? Where is the choice? I can choose between Corporate Person A or Corporate Person B but not a Citizen Cooperative (government)? I thought these Corporate Person types loved Freedom and Choice. These Corporate Personages are crooks who lie like the politicians they buy -- and their products generally suck.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

eyepeepackets Re:Microsoft naming practices (426 comments)

You, sir, are a world-class wag. Cheers!

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

eyepeepackets Re:Microsoft naming practices (426 comments)

Yes, a good point about the exploits-as-we-type attribute of Microsoft's blackbox software.

Historically, IE earned the name "Internet Exploder" because during its early days, it would not only crash, but crash and take the file system down with it, requiring a complete reinstall/rebuild of the system. I was slow moving from the Atari ST world onto PCs for my home system and when I did, the new PC came with Windows '95 with Internet Explorer built in to the OS. In the first thirty days of owning this system, IE crashed and trashed three times, after which I went down to Powell's Books in Portland and bought a copy of SAM's Slackware Linux -- and never looked back.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

eyepeepackets Microsoft naming practices (426 comments)

Never could decide which one I liked better: Internet Exploder or Internet Exploiter.

Microsoft should still be considering changing the name: As one posters here suggests, sometimes the stink will just not wash off.

about 4 months ago
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Web Trolls Winning As Incivility Increases

eyepeepackets Solution (457 comments)

Provide a common forum without restrictions by having a two-tiered forum: Serious Discussion and Peanut Gallery. How sites impliment this is optional, but it does allow for both the serious and the silly, the thinkers and the trolls. Requires quality supervision and moderation, yet here is the rub -- sites which either don't want to moderate their forums or do a really crappy job of it (Slashdot, this mirror is for you) are the ones that have the most trouble with trolling.

about 4 months ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

eyepeepackets Re:Why no 1 Tb version? (183 comments)

Samsung has had 1TB drives since December of last year for msata form factor. Not sure when the 7mm cased 1TB drives were born, but they're available too. Pricing isn't too scary either.

about 4 months ago
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Math, Programming, and Language Learning

eyepeepackets Symbolic logic... (241 comments)

would be better than math if one is looking for a bridge from language to programming. Absent symbolic logic, math -- especially algebra -- is a good introduction to the concept of computer programming because of its logic component (application of the algebraic hierarchy is a simple logic system.)

For kids, Lewis Carroll's symbolic logic is both fun and useful.

about 5 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

eyepeepackets So that's why... (291 comments)

...my hot, young honey turned into a raggy, naggy, whiney stenchcow who dedicated her life to making me miserable? Well at least now I know -- thanks Science Guy!

about 7 months ago
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Should We Eat Invasive Species?

eyepeepackets Needs salsa? (290 comments)

I hear Mexicans taste terrible and Hondurans are even worse: Not a good idea.

about 7 months ago
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Understanding an AI's Timescale

eyepeepackets Brains versus CPUs (189 comments)

This article at Science Daily is helpful in understanding the issue: http://www.sciencedaily.com/re...

Comparing CPUs and brains is like comparing apples to planets: Granted, both are somewhat round but that's pretty much the end of any useful comparison.

Note that I don't agree that CPU-based computers can't be made to be intelligent, but I do think such intelligence will be significantly different.

about 7 months ago
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Autodesk Unveils 3d Printer As It Aims To Become Industry's Android

eyepeepackets Baked Goods (85 comments)

I want the oven/crucible from Diamond Age -- anything else is just an incremental step along the way.

about 7 months ago
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SanDisk Announces 4TB SSD, Plans For 8TB Next Year

eyepeepackets Re: At that speed? (264 comments)

Yeah, but the maintenance requirements are very high, the MTBF is unacceptable, and they can say "no."

about 7 months ago
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Programming Education Making A Comeback In Primary Schools

eyepeepackets Re:Meta-programming first? (138 comments)

Homophone: The land mine of the English language.

about 8 months ago
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Programming Education Making A Comeback In Primary Schools

eyepeepackets Re:Meta-programming first? (138 comments)

Yeah, what the hell was I thinking. Here, let me slap myself silly and see if it helps....

Nope, but it's the thought that counts.

about 8 months ago

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