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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

glitch! Re:Repeat after me... (315 comments)

Okay, I get it. When you need HTML, you just pull it out of your ass. Well played, sir.

about a month ago
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A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)

glitch! Open source? (82 comments)

It's nice that they are providing the source code for the keyboard. If I program the controller myself, I could be pretty sure that there is no keylogger there... Unless I put one in.

about a month ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

glitch! Re:Factory reset. (231 comments)

Five to ten seconds in a microwave oven should do the trick. A good physical smashing is probably effective. Or just bury the damn thing. But don't sell it and have any expectation of privacy.

about 2 months ago
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A Thermoelectric Bracelet To Maintain a Comfortable Body Temperature

glitch! Re:Heat allergies (125 comments)

It sounds like her immune system is pretty messed up. I would make fixing that a priority so it doesn't get worse, or allow some future infection to blossom.

Somewhere, there must be a medical doctor that can figure out the cause, and get it fixed. At the very least, I would suggest vitamin D (2 x 5000IU) and vitamin C (2-10 grams, or as much as the body will take before laxative effect.) That should be safe and may give some relief.

about 10 months ago
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Nearly Half a Million Yahoo Passwords Leaked [Updated]

glitch! Re:I imported them into Excel... (233 comments)

I was halfway expecting to see "joshua" in the list, but I guess anyone who saw and remembers Wargames would not be such a dumbass to use such an obvious password.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

glitch! Dragon's Egg by Robert Forward (1244 comments)

It doesn't look like anyone has mentioned this one yet. I really enjoyed this novel, with more technical detail than most.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

glitch! Re:Older Sci-Fi (1244 comments)

It has probably been a couple decades since I read this book, but my impression was a comparison between a "Western" capitalist society and a "commune" society (that actually worked). And these fictional observations were packaged as a story. I thought it was okay, worth reading once but not great.

more than 2 years ago
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Smell Like An Orc

glitch! Re:Orc? (90 comments)

Do you really want to smell like an orc? Okay. DMSO. The amount may vary per person, but start with one or two teaspoons per day. Increase the dose if nobody complains after a few days. At first, people might wonder, "Did someone open a can of oysters?" And if you keep at it, I guarantee that you WILL smell like rotting garbage.

Please note that while you are helping your health, you are creating a very real risk of losing whatever relationships you may have, if you make this more than a short-term experiment. The smell really IS that bad.

more than 3 years ago
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The 30th Anniversary of Osborne Computer

glitch! What's even scarier is that I almost bought one! (81 comments)

Back in 1981, I was programming for a company with a 64K CPM computer with a Hazeltine monitor. Life was great.

And this book writer Adam Osborne, whose motto was "Just good enough", started selling his barely luggable CPM computer with two 5.25 floppy drives and a five inch monitor for something less than two thousand dollars.

I actually though about buying one of these. Shudder!

more than 3 years ago

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