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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

iggymanz Re:ACLU only interested in pushing their agenda (231 comments)

let's get this straight (heh) now, your sister gets in fight while drunk, and the city is doing legal things against her, and you expect the ACLU to do something for her because.......why?

12 hours ago
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A Low Cost, Open Source Geiger Counter (Video)

iggymanz Re:geiger counters vs. survey meters (46 comments)

the amount of shielding needed would make device bulky and/or heavy, that's why special rad hardened electronics are instead used for such things

13 hours ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

iggymanz Re:Bloatware (274 comments)

Fuel economy decreases with size, the largest ships are the most efficient transportation on the planet, with three times the fuel efficiency of rail.

yesterday
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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

iggymanz Re:I don't believe it. (231 comments)

Pictures of cops jerking off while watching screen? should be easy to find

yesterday
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

iggymanz Re:Sexual Harassment??!? (546 comments)

I did not advocate nor make any statement about not having rules or not having boundaries, instead made one of "absolute rules"

yesterday
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Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

iggymanz Re:I've questioned that myself (222 comments)

You are confused, if Amazon continues to spend more money than it makes, it will not be able to pay its creditors' loans and it will fail. Problem if any is self-solving.

yesterday
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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion

iggymanz Re:Bring back Gates of Borg (113 comments)

We can continue to use Gates, actual photo of his rotting corpse would be wonderful

yesterday
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A Low Cost, Open Source Geiger Counter (Video)

iggymanz Re:geiger counters vs. survey meters (46 comments)

Absolutey false, stop spreading nonsense you made up between your ears. You don't know how a G-M tube works, it does NOT output current proportional to events or energy. When saturated it will "fire" at a very slow rate, and moreover have a drastically shortened lifespan.

What would you shield with, an absurd amount of lead? Nonsense, instead rad hardened electronics should be ( and ARE) used.

A G-M detector wouldn't be able to detect neutrons, without a huge "rem ball", yet another reason a G-M based detector shouldn't be used

yesterday
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A Low Cost, Open Source Geiger Counter (Video)

iggymanz geiger counters vs. survey meters (46 comments)

Geiger counters are great for prospecting for uranium or looking for any residual contamination after being in a hot site. However, they will be easily overloaded in a nuclear disaster area and could even give a very low rad reading while you are getting a maiming or lethal dose. What you need is called a "survey meter', and they do NOT work on the same principles as a G-M tube. But I daresay this guy will need a different type of electronics to make a survey meter that could be dropped in, your normal SOC and microprocessors will go apeshit in a rad environment

yesterday
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A Low Cost, Open Source Geiger Counter (Video)

iggymanz Re:Slashdot jumps the shark... (46 comments)

Look again, links to the video are at end of news story; the linkedin profile link at beginning is not the main story

yesterday
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

iggymanz Re:Do Not Want (109 comments)

So it meets a Slashdot anonymous coward's self-alleged needs, who is lying about using Ubuntu 14.10. 'nuff said about Ubuntu

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

iggymanz Re:Sexual Harassment??!? (546 comments)

Point is people laying down absolute rules for the world between their ears can be wrong in reality.

2 days ago
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Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes

iggymanz Do Not Want (109 comments)

Rubbish UI on an OS that is trying to fly off in some random direction, ignoring end user needs.

2 days ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

iggymanz Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

This is my rifle (raise weapon),
this is my GUN (grab crotch),
this is for fighting,
THIS is for fun

2 days ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

iggymanz Re:Red flags (286 comments)

That's pretty much the kind of job "women in construction" do, I see them on crews never handling the jack hammer or spreading the concrete, but waving flags and such.

2 days ago
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The Inevitable Death of the Internet Troll

iggymanz Re:Sexual Harassment??!? (546 comments)

how do we know what the babe with the hot ass considers unwanted beforehand?

2 days ago
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

iggymanz Re:backup for 911 (115 comments)

Wrong, in the USA there is very high per capita ownership of guns in nice areas with no crime. It takes a lot of money to own and maintain firearms.

Fear the inner city punk with just one. Most the gun crime (and rape, armed robbery, etc.) is done in inner cities by a couple of subcultures with no respect for life and property.

2 days ago

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How Not to Design a UI: Slashdot Beta Site is a Train Wreck

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 10 months ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "As with Canonical's Unity and Windows 8, the majority of otherwise intelligent coders are completely out of their element when trying to make a user interface. They fly off on tangents, ignoring any user needs or input, making something understood and useable only to themselves. A bad UI is neither discoverable, learnable, efficient of space, nor capable of providing proper feedback to the user. With apologies, I link to the vilest and most aweful forum interface misdesigned by the minds of idiot-savants in full idiot mode, the Slashdot Beta Site."
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Petition to Say No To War in Syria at Petitions.Whitehouse.gov

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A petition against the United States of America going to war in Syria is at Petitions.WhiteHouse.gov. The reasons given include the USA is not under attack by Syria, there is no declaration of war, and Syria has not attacked U.S. armed forces nor citizens."
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The Glorious Return of the Twinkie

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The geek food staple Twinkie is coming back. The sturdy main component of the foundation to the geek four food groups of sugar, fat, caffeine and bacon; with rumored shelf life on the order of the time span to cool a white dwarf to room temperature; the Twinkie along with Ding-Dongs, Ho-Ho's and Cupcakes will be returning 15 July 2013 A.D. to the shelves under new management of Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulous & Co which paid over $400 mega dollars (U.S.) for the brands."
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Testable Dark Matter Theory with Anapoles

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A simple and testable model of dark matter was made by phyicists Robert Scherrer and Chiu Man Ho, that has dark matter particles with doughnut shaped magnetic fields, called anapoles, that only interact with electromagnetic fields when moving. Hence the they rarely are observed to interact with matter in their present very cold state; however such particles are detectable and this theory can be verified in the near future. These particle are also a type of majorana fermion."
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Draft of IPCC 2013 Report Already Circulating

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "More precise modeling has changed some long term climate predictions: sea levels to rise almost a meter more than present over the next century, but past dire warnings of stronger storms or more frequent droughts won't pan out. Instead there will be less strong storms, but peak winds in the tropics might be slightly higher. Temperature rise of global average will be about 3 degree C total, including the 1 degree C rise over the 20th century. In places where precipitation is frequent, it will become even more frequent; in arid areas, the tendency will be to become even drier. Some new arid areas are expected to appear in the south of N. America, South Africa and Mediterrainian countries. Overall, hardly a doomsday scenerio."
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Planet in Habitable Zone only 22 Light-Years from Earth

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The planet GJ 667Cc, found by data from earth-based observations, orbits once every 28 earth days in the habitable zone of a dim metal-poor M class dwarf. It is surprising to find probable rocky planet with at least 4.5 times the Earth's mass near a star of that composition. At a distance of 22 light-years, such a star could be reached by a fusion powered craft in a trip of several centuries."
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Wifi Signals Damage Sperm

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 2 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "Argentinian scientists find that microwave emissions from laptop wifi adapter damage sperm cells and their DNA, in a study led by Dr. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba. At the end of the linked article a U.S. urologist pooh-poohs the results but last quoted words were "..I don't know how many people use laptops on their laps anyway.""
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High Fat Diet is Fine

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 3 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "A study at John Hopkins of 55 obese but otherwise healthy subjects from the ages of 30 to 65 had the volunteers on a high fat but low carb diet along with moderate exercise. Besides losing weight, there was no observed arterial hardening, which counters the health advise of many decades past. There was also other evidence of cardiovascular health. The subjects even had arterial stiffness improvement after a 900 calorie McDonald's lunch."
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Obama Admin OK with Assassinating U.S. Citizens

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  more than 4 years ago

iggymanz (596061) writes "The Obama administration agrees with and will continue the Bush-era policy of having the option of assassinating American citizens if they are working with those considered to be terrorists. No Due Process for You, our state of being terrorized apparently justifies expedited justice."
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