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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

hypergreatthing i bet (190 comments)

I'm sure there are hundreds of people who are dying to be criminalized without due process and live in Russia just to be an American patriot.

about a week ago

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

hypergreatthing Re:Sword Art Online (154 comments)

they might come out with a sequel.

about two weeks ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

hypergreatthing Re:don't drive with nobody in it? (435 comments)

Brilliant idea. I guess driverless cars that drop people off at the front of the building then park themselves are out of the question. Driverless taxis are out of the question.
Driverless cars that can drive themselves to the maintenance shop are out of the question.

Actually it's not a brilliant idea. It's plain stupid.

about two weeks ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

hypergreatthing Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

I had a 150Mbit connection and i found uses for it all. Having that much extra headroom is very useful.
Just because you can't find a way or can even fathom why someone would want that speed doesn't mean there aren't good uses for it.
I really don't understand the need to say no one needs more than 640k of memory. It plainly makes you look dull.

about two weeks ago

NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

hypergreatthing Re:Not about consumption, but about sales (532 comments)

It's not about health.
The big problem with all of this nonsense is that according to the law/rule/whatever certain companies were immune from complying.

For instance, the local mom and pop store could not sell a 44 ounce soft drink, however the local 7-11 (convenience store) could sell it without any problems.

Talk about corruption right from the start.

about a month ago

Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

hypergreatthing Re:Solution (210 comments)

I'm fairly sure the customer is.

about 1 month ago

Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

hypergreatthing Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

I got an idea.
Use volunteers from convicted murderers to kill people.
That way, no one has to suffer from psychological effects except the already deranged who chose to do that.
Sounds perfect to me.

about 2 months ago

Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

hypergreatthing Re:Use confiscated drugs (483 comments)

Just inject it directly into the heart. Like those adrenaline syringes.
If they have a heart problem and it explodes, then success! Either way, it works.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

hypergreatthing Re:As painful as it is... (552 comments)

if she has higher brain functions then she's not a vegetable. It might take a long time but there's a chance of recovery.
The brain stem takes care of physical movements and automatic movements.
She's in a stage where she's basically paralyzed from the brain down. I'm sure there's some research and tools that can help her. Probably first problem with communication.
Here's something promising:
Maybe instead of an animal a robotic prosthetic arm/hand.
There's some brain mouse thing i remember seeing:
Here's a commercial one that won't break the bank:
I'm sure there are others like it. Get the communication part down first, then go from there. Don't give up hope.

about 2 months ago

Report: Samsung Building VR Headset For Its Phones & Tablets

hypergreatthing Re:Just for games? (49 comments)

why not just use garmin hud or something like that instead?

about 2 months ago

With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

hypergreatthing Re:A pretty good work device (379 comments)

So, what does a surface RT do better than an android tablet?

about 2 months ago

Fusion Power By 2020? Researchers Say Yes and Turn To Crowdfunding.

hypergreatthing Re:Cheap energy - just what we need... (280 comments)

Cheap and Clean energy will save nature.
You can make the price of oil as high as you want, there will still be people using it and polluting.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

hypergreatthing Re:Pff Good luck (281 comments)

Even with access, it takes a lot of know how to get what you really want done on the forms, even diving into vba.
There are fields who only access excel, and there are many levels of expertise within excel from macros to vba to complete what you're trying to do. Someone who's not familiar won't be able to use it. Zero experience in databases doesn't mean they can't learn the basics to support it.

about 3 months ago

Study: Earthlings Not Ready For Alien Encounters, Yet

hypergreatthing Re:next 50 to 100 years? (453 comments)

It's the same reason that led them into space to begin with.
Curiosity and a exploration nature will lead them to contact other species.
If they're not curious about what's out there in space, why would they ever venture into it?

about 3 months ago

London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

hypergreatthing Re:fuck slashdot beta (417 comments)

You've been posting and posting about how awesome some cab service is.
What's not awesome is their price or else uber wouldn't even have a market.

about 3 months ago

The Next Unreal Tournament: Totally Free, Developed By Public

hypergreatthing Re:so (122 comments)

"All code and content will appear on GitHub"

about 3 months ago

The Next Unreal Tournament: Totally Free, Developed By Public

hypergreatthing so (122 comments)

If it's free, as in free to download, compile and use, why would anyone want to use a market place to buy and sell skins/artwork?

about 3 months ago

ESA Taking Applications for Summer of Code in Space

hypergreatthing Re:This is a lie! (21 comments)

No it's not.

about 3 months ago

"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

hypergreatthing if it's so advanced (1374 comments)

Just mandate that the police force has to use it. Once it's been fully adopted and vetted, i'm sure us normal citizens would enjoy the chance to buy it.

Other than that, who cares?

about 3 months ago


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