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The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone

hammeraxe Russia to Lithuania? (81 comments)

Umm, I'm pretty sure it has to be the other way around. Why would they smuggle cigarettes INTO Russia.... They are much cheaper there compared to Lithuania.....

Unless of course this is another attempt at tarnishing the reputation of a country that is unfortunate enough to border Russia. They already claimed many of the key Maidan activists were prepared in special training camps in Lithuania, which seems unlikely.

about 4 months ago
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Scottish Independence Campaign Battles Over BBC Weather Forecast

hammeraxe Map projections (286 comments)

This is an interesting point actually. Different map projections really do affect the way countries (and especially big countries) look like on the map.

Whether this should have an impact on how the Scottish view their potential independence I don't know....

about 6 months ago
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EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

hammeraxe Mandarins (364 comments)

What the.....

about 7 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Now Taking Bitcoin For Suborbital Flights

hammeraxe Makes sense (70 comments)

Well, that kind of makes sense since both Virgin Galactic and Bitcoin are something akin to vapour-ware... Full of promises but nothing substantial yet.

about 9 months ago
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Intel Launches 'Galileo,' an Arduino-Compatible Mini Computer

hammeraxe The most important features (130 comments)

Ummmm, what about the most important features of the arduino: digital I/O pins, analog input and PWM output? It looks like there might be some in the picture, but the specs don't mention anything at all...

about a year ago
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Shots Fired At US Capitol

hammeraxe Really? (608 comments)

Oh, cmon. Is this reddit? Are we supposed to get the CCTV records and look through to try and identify the shooter?

Sure this is front page news... But why on slashdot?

about 10 months ago
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Fighting Zombies? Chevrolet Reveals New "Black Ops" Concept Truck

hammeraxe Petrol (220 comments)

Right.... And what are you going to do when this thing runs out of petrol 10 miles down the road...

about a year ago
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Robotic Bartender Programmed To Recognize When You Are Ready For a Drink

hammeraxe Hazardous environment (90 comments)

It is understandable that they want to automate the work of bar staff. After all they work in a very noisy, dirty and smelly environment, unsuitable for human workers.

about a year ago
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Robotics Research Lab Willow Garage Shutting Down?

hammeraxe ROS (23 comments)

ROS is a really good framework. And the best thing is that it's open-source so even if WG will go down ROS will continue to exist

about a year ago
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No Child Left Untableted

hammeraxe Re:Wow! (214 comments)

That's ok, nobody's going to click on them anyway.

about a year ago
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Student Arrested For Using Phone App To 'Shoot' Classmates

hammeraxe Solidarity (706 comments)

I think all his classmates should download the app, make similar videos and upload them to youtube just to show how ridiculous this is. They can't arrest them all.
The guy is facing CRIMINAL CHARGES for fucks sake!

about a year ago
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OLPC Now Distributes Kid-Friendly Tablets, Not Just Notebooks (Video)

hammeraxe 6 - 8 years? (55 comments)

So they intend to replace 6 - 8 years worth of books with a tablet? How long are these cheapest of the cheap pieces of hardware actually last?

1 year,4 days
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Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

hammeraxe Re:Oh noes! (736 comments)

Probably none. But I don't think the picture is as dire as you paint it because the change from "driver" cars to driver-less cars isn't going to be instant. It's not like all truckers are gonna lose their jobs tomorrow or next years. It's gonna be a gradual process over the next ten or maybe twenty years.

1 year,4 days
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What percentage of the software you use regularly is open source?

hammeraxe Quantity vs time (222 comments)

In terms of number of programs I probably have more proprietary ones than open source on my hard drive. However, I spend most of my time using OSS. Mostly Firefox and Thunderbird (on my home laptop anyway).

1 year,4 days
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Ask Slashdot: Low-Latency PS2/USB Gaming Keyboards?

hammeraxe 50 ms? (177 comments)

Surely 50 ms is just human response time. I highly doubt a "low-latency keyboard" (even if such a thing exists) could improve your gaming performance...

about a year ago
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Microsoft To Add Ads To Smart Search

hammeraxe What about TV? (169 comments)

So people are complaining about MS putting ads into something that has been paid for by the customer. Understandable. Yet this same thing has been happening on TV and cinemas for years yet nobody seems to mind.....

about a year ago
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How Did You Learn How To Program?

hammeraxe Pascal. (623 comments)

Enough said.

about a year ago
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Apple Leaves Journalists Jonesing

hammeraxe So the story is... (277 comments)

... there is no story.

about a year ago

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