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Facebook To Start Testing Internet-Beaming Drones In 2015

idanity typo ? (42 comments)

why will Facebook be releasing the drones ? is the title a typo?

about 2 months ago

City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros

idanity is it just me? (249 comments)

I cannot stand any *untu but they're on the rigth track at least.

about 2 months ago

Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

idanity perhaps (269 comments)

Perhaps you need the gene to find the gene?

about 2 months ago

Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks

idanity location of protests (246 comments)

they didn't protest @ the Redmond headquarters because most people in Redmond wouldn't care. Even if they did, few people would see the protests. the Microsoft headquarters is hugely supported by all their employees and after hours all you get are the black SUVs following you around if you venture too far around their boundaries. Besides, which building would you protest on the M.S.campus? It's nicely lit up, well groomed and clean (perfect skateboard tracks) but not a lot of public traffic. anyone in this area is either a M.S. employee or they are retired.

about 3 months ago

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

idanity truth? (441 comments)

did he stumble upon the future plan(s) ? is his book too much like the base model for all control that we are facing, or are teachers just not allowed to write a book?

about 3 months ago

Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

idanity chernobyl or 3 mile island (258 comments)

why don't we pool all the waste in an already contaminated area. since chernobyl is a dead city, can't we just mail it to them and leave it at the empty post office ? btw, that's supposed to be a bit of humor in a bit of realism.

about 3 months ago

TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

idanity Re:Why is this on Slashdot? (251 comments)

agreed, this belongs on Redit or another similar place.

about 3 months ago

Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

idanity who gets the nukes then? (375 comments)

Are they selling them, or are they going to fire them off into space? seems to me that they would be best kept where they are, and the U.K. can still maintain them.

about 3 months ago

Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

idanity timing (96 comments)

my phone stays in my cargo pockets, When lean over in a chair to fart, they should be able to hear that fart loud and clear. now lets see them try to figure out what i ate? I also take my phone in the laveratory with me, so they should also have great opertunity to hear some of splash-logs greatest hits.

about 3 months ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

idanity Eadle eyes (550 comments)

I'm waiting for Eagles eyes to be properly cloned for humans. when that happens, i will switch out my bad eyes for some eagle ones... should take a few more weeks or months (sarcasm, since we have to state when we're doing it now, but it should be within a few years to be able to completely create a new eye from our own DNA).

about 4 months ago

What Came First, Black Holes Or Galaxies?

idanity if (76 comments)

if a black hole came first, nothing would escape it. so, the black holes are 2nd.

about 5 months ago

Russia Moves From Summer Time To Standard Time

idanity Because (158 comments)


about 5 months ago

How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

idanity questionable (196 comments)

more like a sensor that induces subliminal messages to buy more apple stuff.

about 5 months ago

Google Is Offering Free Coding Lessons To Women and Minorities

idanity sadly (376 comments)

define Minority ? you (google) should offer this without the gender and racist remarks... then just fail the people who don't live up to your criteria. -or better yet, just delete the user data of your "majority" whoever that is...

about 5 months ago

Astronomers Discover Earth-Sized Diamond

idanity dibs (112 comments)

i call dibs

about 5 months ago

Belief In Hell Predicts a Country's Crime Rates Better Than Other Factors

idanity contradictory (471 comments)

the quote 'in societies where many people believe in hell compared to those where more people believed in heaven." is contradictory. in what religeon(s) do they preach in only one or the other ? afaik, if you believe in one, you have to also believe in the other. as in, 'if you don't make it to heaven, where do you go " its sad that people don't realise there is a way to build a heaven on earth, and it only takes honorable measures to acheive it. not greed.

more than 2 years ago

Mad Scientist Brings Back Dead With "Deanimation"

idanity Re:Space travel etc. (501 comments)

i disagree...............as you may be lucky to get someone like Plato or Socrates, we are more likely to bring back someone more close to an imbred mental patient...

more than 5 years ago

Machine Condenses Drinking Water Out of Thin Air

idanity if everyone owns/ uses this, can the world support (438 comments)

in their statistica, they measure the amount of water in the air. and if...if..we suck up all the air's water, will we make this planet like mars. if....if..enough of these were being used, and everyone on the planet, was to take and store water (again, future, in a haste like thought) would we see the end of free water? if..and again, i stress "if"...we dried out the moisture in the air, would our landscape suffer... before anyone flames out, i want to let you know, i already know all h20 has been used over and over, but i just wonder, about prolonged use, or living in a climate (even our houses) that has its water removed...

about 6 years ago



asking slashdot: port a java program from XP to (any) linux

idanity idanity writes  |  about a month ago

idanity (591710) writes "I have a small but useful java program that only runs on (m.s.)XP.
I would like to run this program in my fedora 20 laptop. or any GNU/Linux system.
  the basics.
  the (java) program is used to tune an ECU chip in my car yet the software is buggy and only runs on XP while the owners have no intention of updating. As they have laid off the author after he was finished.
  I have requested them to update the software and want to help them (and myself) to being able to use this program in GNU/Linux.

  where do I start, and what is there to do?
primarily I never want to run XP, or need to use microsofts os's to do such a tiny thing
secondly, I wish to see this program become useful and function as it would help everyone who's already invested in it (I am invested over 1k into it sofar (for the hardware))."

WindowManagers; what you prefer + why

idanity idanity writes  |  more than 5 years ago

idanity writes "I have run linux for exactly ten years. and lately, I have reverted back to e16 and its never been better.................... I have had a love affair with many distros, wm's and have bounced between blackbox, gnome and just last year KDE 3.5 (all was good, except for KDE 4 (which is why i even reverted to enlightenment again)and in this reminiscint of e16, i wonder, ...what everyone else is running, and why ?"


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