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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

guygo Re: Two words: (148 comments)

They asked what issues drone delivery will face. My point is that the ability to anonymously take down a drone is way too much temptation for some to pass up. I think it highly likely that there will be attempts to bring them down. What I do personally has nothing to do with it. Sheesh.

10 hours ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

guygo Two words: (148 comments)

Target practice.

10 hours ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

guygo On the good side... (168 comments)

Mom loves the way the meat glows when you cook it!

yesterday
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Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

guygo So cool... (70 comments)

total gold. and for free. most excellent.

2 days ago
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A New Homegrown OS For China Could Arrive By October

guygo new platform (93 comments)

Oh good. Noob hackers need a new platform to practice on. Windows exploits are SO 20th century. If their knock-off OS is anything like their knock-off lunar rover, it should be as stable and secure as the first release of Win95, providing no end of fun for wannabe malware authors.

about a week ago
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Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

guygo Re:Probably has to do with pages. (105 comments)

I'm with medv. I much the way people wake up just before their alarm clock goes off, I think we subconsciously keep track of where we are in the book, and the pages give us a concrete measuring stick to judge by. Then we can relate passages of the story to physical locations in the paper book, giving us more of a timeline reference. At least, that makes sense to my experience with ereaders v books.

about two weeks ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

guygo Re:Why? (124 comments)

you have no idea what you're talking about. if I "must be young", you must be unborn.

about three weeks ago
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John McAfee Airs His Beefs About Privacy In Def Con Surprise Talk

guygo Why? (124 comments)

Why would anyone listen to this paragon of paranoia?

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?

guygo The Wart (427 comments)

... rules. I have been on a WRT54Gs running DD-WRT since I can't remember, and I really see no reason to mess with something that ain't broke.

about three weeks ago
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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

guygo It's a trick question... (180 comments)

The vaulted Speaker of the House has already stated it is a better metric to judge them on how many laws they have repealed. Oh... nevermind.

about a month ago
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Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia

guygo next... (167 comments)

the Berlin Wall goes back up.

about 1 month ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

guygo FS compatability... (136 comments)

As an old DECcie I loved VMS, but then I was coming from RSX-11m. It made for a pretty good software development system. One thing that can really hold it back though is its file system. While it is a robust FS, it is very closely coupled with the OS. There could be some real problems if/when people want to run it on something like ext4 or ReiserFS. Bodes for a whole new set of drivers and fs converters. Sigh.

about a month ago
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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

guygo Oh great! (219 comments)

Just what we need. From the people who brought you the Yutu moon rover...

about a month ago
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Appeals Court Affirms Old Polaroid Patent Invalid

guygo amazing... (45 comments)

a common-sense decision from a Patent Court.

about a month and a half ago
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Wireless Industry Lobbying Hard to Keep Net Neutrality Out

guygo sometime... (85 comments)

AT&T also said their service representative would be there at 10:00am. How'd that work out?

about 2 months ago
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Man Arrested For Parodying Mayor On Twitter Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

guygo Re:Let's hope its a section 1983 suit (163 comments)

wonderful. that would be the only way to stop them, and it is certainly appropriate. and thank you for the education. I had no idea they could lose their OWN shirt. excellent.

about 3 months ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

guygo Under our noses... (686 comments)

It is not certain that we would recognize it if it was right under our noses.

about 3 months ago
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FCC Gets Go-Ahead For Plan To Expand Rural Internet Access

guygo But but but (156 comments)

"Well, we said it, but we didn't really MEAN it! I mean - come on, just think of the incredible 0.0001% loss of profits! How can I justify that to my stock holders?"

about 3 months ago

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