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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

fizzer06 Re:Get the popcorn (373 comments)

From this article: http://www.nytimes.com/1982/09/26/us/houston-s-great-thirst-is-sucking-city-down-into-the-ground.html/,

Subsidence, as geologists call the phenomenon, is just one of the unanticipated consequences of rapid growth that have come to plague Houstonians. The city's roads, services, and even the very land beneath it, have been unable to sustain it all.

and: Moreover, downtown Houston is sinking fast, too. A recent computer simulation of the process suggested that it could sink 14 feet more by the year 2020 if nothing but ground water was used to satisfy future demand.

5 days ago
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Ars Editor Learns Feds Have His Old IP Addresses, Full Credit Card Numbers

fizzer06 Big Brother (217 comments)

He is a nosy bastard.

about two weeks ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

fizzer06 Re:Fuck the FCC (125 comments)

Maybe they just hate Anonymous Cowards?

about two weeks ago
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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

fizzer06 Re:Uses: (64 comments)

I'm thinking the display could roll up inside of an ink pen like a spring loaded window roller shade. Some enterprising genius could also implement sensors to reproduce script written on paper by the pen to the screen. I'm dreaming of a lot of possibilities.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

fizzer06 Re:Of course not (134 comments)

"We have also never allowed access to our servers,"

Apple lies.

about two weeks ago
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Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On

fizzer06 Re:Probable cause (223 comments)

The Feds kidnapped a "suspected" Russian hacker (Roman Valerevich Seleznev) in the Maldives the other day and flew him to Guam. I wouldn't feel too safe.

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

fizzer06 Re:Problem with proprietary 'free' offerings (174 comments)

I have a version of Streets and Trips from 2006. It won't install on Win 7 64 bit. The 2011 version works.

about three weeks ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

fizzer06 Re:Can I play Descent on it? (133 comments)

I have not been able to install FreeDOS in VMWare Player. Google has hits for instruction with regular VMWare. So far, I haven't found a ready made appliance.

about a month ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

fizzer06 Re:But, will they learn from their mistake? (681 comments)

I remember free beta releases of Windows 95 and the "Rock Star" roll out parties at computer stores like CompUSA. It was a huge geek-fest. Thirty two bit, baby!

about a month ago
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US National Archives Will Upload All Its Holdings To Wikipedia

fizzer06 Re:why? (108 comments)

The NSA already snagged all the available server storage?

about 1 month ago
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CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast

fizzer06 Re:Does it work on movies? (32 comments)

It seems attention spans get shorter all of the time.

about a month ago
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First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android

fizzer06 Re:not the first (193 comments)

Not exactly Linux, but Microsoft has Xenix in the late 1970s.

about a month ago
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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

fizzer06 Re:OS Lock In (173 comments)

This might be the year of ReactOS on the desktop.

about a month and a half ago
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A Bike Taillight that Goes Beyond Mere Taillighting (Video)

fizzer06 Drunk drivers (86 comments)

They are attracted to flashing lights and will home in on this like a June bug to a porch light. Having said that, it looked very well done.

about a month ago
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Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer Buys the LA Clippers For $2 Billion

fizzer06 Re:What a punishment (270 comments)

Most hated man in America buys team from the second most hated man.

about 2 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

fizzer06 Re:Yeah, no... (323 comments)

We can just imagine them into existence. And then some unicorns.

about 2 months ago
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Become a Linux Kernel Hacker and Write Your Own Module

fizzer06 Re:Umm (143 comments)

What happened to all of the really good fart apps?

about 2 months ago
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Become a Linux Kernel Hacker and Write Your Own Module

fizzer06 Oh no! (143 comments)

Just to have Linus publicly cuss me out? No thanks!

about 2 months ago

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