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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

David Govett Hunka Hunka Burnin' Byte (285 comments)

I remember when Byte was 600+ pages, and could break a nerd's arm when it was picked up.

about 3 months ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

David Govett Thanks for the warning. (193 comments)

Crypto-ideologue replaced by overt ideologue.

about 4 months ago
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Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them

David Govett Grow up and smell the corpses (351 comments)

The world is neither a faculty lounge nor a museum. It's a Darwinian battlefield where those who can, do (for as long as they can), while those who can't, fall. But you'll find that out soon enough.

about 4 months ago
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EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

David Govett We are the Borg... (364 comments)

Government control expands. How long until they implant chips in citizens, to shut them down at will?

about 6 months ago
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The App That Tracks Who's Tracking You

David Govett A more apropos app (52 comments)

How about an app that tracks who's tracking you, then mails thousands of junk e-mails to every officer in the companies tracking you.

about 6 months ago
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Studies Say Earth Won't Die As Soon As Thought

David Govett The pressure's off (155 comments)

Whew! I was worried.

about 6 months ago
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Solar Lull Could Cause Colder Winters In Europe

David Govett Global Whatevering (320 comments)

This, too, is caused by Global Whatevering.

about 6 months ago
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Canada Quietly Offering Sanctuary To Data From the US

David Govett Grow up, children (184 comments)

Silly. Every major country has multiple agencies that conduct Internet espionage. Canada, for example.

about 7 months ago
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End of Moore's Law Forcing Radical Innovation

David Govett Don't assume (275 comments)

The end of Moore's law is a concern only if it is assumed that transistors will be used indefinitely.

about 7 months ago
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Why a Cure For Cancer Is So Elusive

David Govett Researchers, hurry the hell up, please (366 comments)

We all get cancer many times in our lives, but our immune system normally eliminates it without our awareness of the close call. The problem with most cancers is that they are not cause by something present, a mutagenic virus, for example. Instead they result from something absent, a healthy, raring-to-go immune system. Therefore the focus should be on boosting the immune system.

about 7 months ago
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Why Bitcoin Is Doomed To Fail, In One Economist's Eyes

David Govett Think seignorage (537 comments)

In a word, seignorage, the profit made by a government by issuing currency, esp. the difference between the face value of coins and their production costs. No government would sacrifice that.

about 8 months ago
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NSA Wants To Reveal Its Secrets To Prevent Snowden From Revealing Them First

David Govett Achtung, NSA (216 comments)

If the NSA were on the ball, it would release mountains of spurious, preposterous information to muddy the waters and discredit what's-his-spying-ass-name. Plus any scraps of gossip (real or not) might discourage the misguided critter.

about 8 months ago
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Astronomers Discover Largest Structure In the Universe

David Govett Somebody didn't study astronomy (143 comments)

Must I remind yet again? The largest structure in the universe is the universe, because it's a subset of itself. No more largest structure pronouncements, please. The matter is settled. Also sprach Zarathustra.

about 8 months ago
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Stephen Wolfram Developing New Programming Language

David Govett Egomania (168 comments)

Like Virgin and Trump, Wolfram is such as egomaniac that he probably has his named stamped on his toilet paper.

about 8 months ago
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How the NSA Is Harming America's Economy

David Govett A very short-sighted conclusion (330 comments)

Rather than hurting the American economy, it has helped, by keeping tabs on the technologies and business plans of foreign competitors. What do you think industrial spying is? And don't you think that the Federal Government is involved in such espionage. In fact, every major government in the world conducts industrial espionage. Groweth up.

about 8 months ago
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Prison Is For Dangerous Criminals, Not Hacktivists

David Govett Obvious place to start: (337 comments)

One-third of prisoners in federal prisons are illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico. To fix the prisons, first secure the border.

about 8 months ago
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Prison Is For Dangerous Criminals, Not Hacktivists

David Govett The Real Punishment (337 comments)

The punishment is not the imprisonment, because most hackers spend their waking hours confined to a room, cut off from physical contact with other humans. The punishment is isolation from the Internet, which leaves hackers with nothing to do but ponder their sorry, childish selves. That is what hackers truly and deeply fear.

about 8 months ago
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When Does the Universe Compute?

David Govett When all you have is a hammer... (182 comments)

Scientists quantify the universe, so hither, thither, and yon, all they see is computations.

about 10 months ago
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Utility Sets IT Department On Path To Self-destruction

David Govett There's dumb, then there's Northeastern dumb (478 comments)

I'm sure the Russians and Chinese would never take advantage of American infrastructure information India.

about 10 months ago
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IDF Hackers Test Readiness In Israel For Cyberattacks

David Govett Balanced attack (61 comments)

Offense and defense.

about 10 months ago

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