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Prisoners Freed After Cops Struggle With New Records Software

iamagloworm Re:Republicans... (128 comments)

i was going to mod up your captcha, but the mod points have been mistakenly set free!

about 4 months ago
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This 360-Degree, 4K Video Camera isn't Getting Kickstarted (Video)

iamagloworm Re:Dear Slashdot (61 comments)

Mod parent up!

about 5 months ago
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I Want a Kindle Killer

iamagloworm sure it can be improved (321 comments)

of course there is room for improvement with the kindle - but not with any of the things suggested in TFS. the reason why apple and other don't make a competitor is because the margins are low. the profit is in the books.

about 5 months ago
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Snowden: NSA Spied On Human Rights Workers

iamagloworm Re:Snowden has jumped the shark (230 comments)

They are "human rights" organisations because they seek to have governments held accountable for upholding their legally binding international treaties that compel governments to offer basics human rights to their citizens. They are not representing any political ideology, but are independent and international, not seeking to be elected for any personal gain. The closest thing we have to elected officials with such a mandate is the UN. Like all organisations relying on donations, political and non-political, they have a natural incentive to behave in such a way that will increase their donations. There are few organisations in the world independently wealthy enough to allow that kind of absolute freedom.

about 6 months ago
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Judge (Tech) Advice By Results

iamagloworm oh god. shut up! (162 comments)

can we please stop posting this asshole's diarrhea?

about 6 months ago
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Genome of Neandertals Reveals Inbreeding

iamagloworm Re:Inbreeding? In a Small Tribe? I'm SHOCKED! (109 comments)

The summary clearly states inTERbreeding, the title turned it into inbreeding which is more or less the opposite. But this is Slashdot where the editors can't write and the posters can't read.

except that TFA includes the quoted title from the summary...

about 10 months ago
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Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

iamagloworm ping times (277 comments)

seriously, he's complaining about 80ms ping times? i just pinged google.com and it is over 1000ms. life goes on.

about 10 months ago
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Should the U.S. bomb Syria?

iamagloworm Something is going on in Qatar... (659 comments)

an oil pipeline that would pass through Syria on its way to europe is blocked because of russian influence. while interested parties are keen to see the demise of Syria's government for many understandable, if not compelling, reasons, this is a major issue of economic competition. Russian has never been so good at economic competition and much prefers the monopoly.

about a year ago
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Most Americans Think Courts Are Failing To Limit Government Surveillance

iamagloworm why only 1500 people (281 comments)

why do these stupid surveys only ever ask 1500 people? is that the minimum number set?

about a year ago
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James Bond's Creator, and the Real Spy Gadgets He Inspired

iamagloworm this summary terrible (38 comments)

seriously, it is full of mistakes. why is it so hard for editors to edit?

about a year ago
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Beer Fridge Caught Interfering With Cellular Network

iamagloworm Re:Frankly, you're clueless (231 comments)

I wish I had mod points today. This is hilarious!

about a year ago
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My most frequent OS migration path?

iamagloworm Re:Most frequent? (413 comments)

agreed!

It implies that one is going from say Windows to OS X repeatedly.

For me, with some overlapping such as windows when provided by employers, I went DOS - OS/2 - Windows - Linux - OS X.

about a year and a half ago
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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

iamagloworm satellite... (558 comments)

Satellite connection in the middle of afghanistan. I expected worse... Pinging slashdot.org [216.34.181.45] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 216.34.181.45: bytes=32 time=865ms TTL=235 Reply from 216.34.181.45: bytes=32 time=980ms TTL=235 Reply from 216.34.181.45: bytes=32 time=1083ms TTL=235 Reply from 216.34.181.45: bytes=32 time=804ms TTL=235 Ping statistics for 216.34.181.45: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 804ms, Maximum = 1083ms, Average = 933ms

about a year and a half ago
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Former Diplomat Slams Facebook For Inaction On Fake Pages

iamagloworm Re:Cultural Differences (164 comments)

cultural difference of a dirt bag politician.

about a year ago
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Former Diplomat Slams Facebook For Inaction On Fake Pages

iamagloworm Re:I agree with the man (164 comments)

he's a low-life politician, not a career diplomat. these posts get given away to former cabinet members to keep them from causing trouble. best to ignore him and whatever facebook pages contain his name.

about a year ago
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No Such Thing As a Tax-Free Lunch At Google?

iamagloworm FBT (631 comments)

Fringe benefit tax is the norm in Australia. In my opinion, FB should be taxed. The extreme example of Steve Jobs announcing he would renounce his salary shows this. It is otherwise just a loophole to reduce tax. But if you're going to start closing loopholes, there are bigger fish to fry.

about a year and a half ago
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MIT's Charm School For Geeks Turns 20

iamagloworm Re:Cutting up all your meat? (217 comments)

I first read about this in 'I capture the castle' a 1940's novel in which some americans come to england. They are from California and New England, if I remember correctly. I have seen some people do this in Australia as well. I think it more out of lack of left handed coordination than anything else...

about a year and a half ago

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