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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

hesiod Re:Why not? (382 comments)

And, of course, if Obama suggests congress do something reasonable, they're CERTAINLY not going to wave their arms and scream about what a terrible idea it is, and how it would turn our country into a Socialist state...

about two weeks ago
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Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

hesiod Re:Super Mario Bros. (288 comments)

Came here to say this.

about a year ago
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Futurama Cancelled (Again)

hesiod Re:Souls crushed, while you wait! (390 comments)

Personally I'm waiting for[...] "Oww my balls" to air

That was an act on "America's Got 'Talent' " a few seasons ago. It even went through a few rounds. No $#!@. I haven't watched since.

about a year ago
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Barracuda Appliances Have Exploitable Holes, Fixed By Firmware Updates

hesiod Re:A major flaw (88 comments)

Correct: we have one of these, so I immediately went to perform the update just to find it was already done.

about a year and a half ago
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US Educational Scores Not So Abysmal

hesiod Re:Dancing around race issue? (412 comments)

Thank you: that's the first reasonable explanation I've heard for why the data misrepresentation might occur. It seems obvious now that it's spelled out, but many others seem to have overlooked that reasoning as well.

about a year and a half ago
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

hesiod Re:Which holiday? (304 comments)

So then "How Far [you are] Traveling For the Holidays" would be the total amount of driving needed for both holidays.

about a year and a half ago
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

hesiod Re:Which holiday? (304 comments)

I say Happy Holidays if I want someone to have happy holidays. I say Merry Christmas if I want them to have a Merry Christmas and then contract AIDS while being raped by rabid gorillas on New Years Day, which happens to be another upcoming holiday... I mean New Years, not Gorilla Rape Day: that's no fun at all.

about a year and a half ago
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Artificial Misting System Allows Reintroduction of Extinct Toad

hesiod Re:Extinct? (121 comments)

Perhaps more "been given some helpful information" — are conversations really fights?!

Them's fightin' words, buddy!

about a year and a half ago
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Artificial Misting System Allows Reintroduction of Extinct Toad

hesiod Re:A very unusual toad (121 comments)

I don't think you can argue that building dams is a requirement of survival. It is disconnected from evolution.

It is certainly not disconnected from evolution: they started doing for some reason, and continued to do it as they evolved. Maybe at some point it WAS a matter of survival, such as lowering down-stream water levels so larger water predators couldn't swim up-stream to get at them.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Recording Business Meeting Audio On an Intranet?

hesiod Re:Who takes the minutes? (85 comments)

The auto-transcribed document wouldn't be able to identify who is speaking at any given time.

about 2 years ago
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RapidShare Urges US To Punish Linking Sites and Not File-Sharing Sites

hesiod Re:Darn you Google! (167 comments)

The problem isn't that I'm offering fake Rolexes for sale, it's that some law breaker is telling people about it!

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Place To Relocate?

hesiod Re:Oh Canada! (999 comments)

Well, there's another mark in the "pro" side of Vancouver!

about 2 years ago
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Startup Aims For $99, Android-Powered TV Game Console

hesiod Re:Hackable? (194 comments)

Racing stripes, a spoiler, maybe cut a hole in the side and add an LED or two. Water cooling is the next step after that.

about 2 years ago
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Competition To Identify Sexual Predators In Chat Logs

hesiod Re:Simple algorithm (273 comments)

Where's the badge pinned? Kinky.

more than 2 years ago
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I prefer my input devices to be as _______ as possible.

hesiod Re:The Trouble with Ignorance (279 comments)

No, but killing a lot of bacteria from a surface leaves more room, and less competition, for the drug/chemical-resistant ones to grow and spread further.

more than 2 years ago
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EU ACTA Chief Resigns

hesiod Re:Call me picky but... (253 comments)

There is no standard that mandates a web server to be on port 80.

Mandated, no. But it is mentioned in RFC 2616 (HTTP 1.1) as the default port. To stray from defaults for no reason is inherently suspicious.

more than 2 years ago
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Hyperion Promises An AmigaOS Netbook

hesiod Re:Possible options for Amiga (258 comments)

The thing I heard is that Amiga's scripting language REXX was awesome

On the Amiga it was ARexx, but yeah it was pretty sweet. It could interface live with just about any program that was open (plus launch any it needed) and operate them without your intervention, so it had similar power to Linux's shell scripts, but had the potential to be somewhat graphical and it was far easier to learn than figuring out the complicated command-line syntax of every program under the sun.

more than 2 years ago
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Hyperion Promises An AmigaOS Netbook

hesiod Re:Meh, its just a name (258 comments)

"cooperative memory protection"? You mean "no memory protection".

Exactly. The programs must cooperate with their shares of memory, or I take my red and white checkered ball and go home, and none of us get to play.

more than 2 years ago

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