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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

iggymanz Re:Emphasis on "for-profit"? (252 comments)

Not a swindle at all, it's a person's choice as to what they will study and if they want to consider present or future job market. A person is responsible for their own choices in this world

7 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

iggymanz Re:Why dislike something you know nothing about? (699 comments)

So you have years less experience on far fewer operating systems than me, and yet you try to claim that a boot system so bloated it needs thousands of pages of documentation is the superior one. Your credibility takes a large hit right there.

You don't recognize bad engineering, nor a non-unix way solution

9 hours ago
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OpenBSD Drops Support For Loadable Kernel Modules

iggymanz Re:Devel/Debug (161 comments)

it doesn't, running "make" to compile a changed .c file or two then link a 10MB kernel is freaky fast. Modules typically are how device drivers were written

9 hours ago
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Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio

iggymanz Re:Van Eck phreaking (75 comments)

funny how "young" readers have that reaction to many things in that book. Those of us born in early 60s just laugh at the all old tricks that still work

9 hours ago
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Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio

iggymanz good god this is old technique (75 comments)

done deal in the 1980s and subject of a few major computer magazine at the time.

live long enough and see the same "new" thing being discovered over and over, about once a decade.

what's next, article about a "picture phone"?

9 hours ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

iggymanz Re:Confirms that Apple's strategy is correct (405 comments)

Learn to buy a better grade of mechanical watch, you Luddite; you could be winding it as you crank your Model T or while jerking off to your coffee table's National Geographic collection

yesterday
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Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

iggymanz Re:If you don't understand why this is important.. (735 comments)

not important at all, you're just a hot-button focused kind of person. Instead, "why was Yosemite released with such bad bugs and looks like ass", that is the important question. Now if sitting on or sucking cocks is any part of the answer to that question, then I would care. But it probably isn't, so I don't

yesterday
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

iggymanz Re:Just like "free" housing solved poverty! (259 comments)

You prattle on about irrelevant things. We're talking about lazy able-bodied people who don't work and make other people assume responsibility for their care, feeding and bills; unlike normal adult who takes care of themselves. Anything Ayn Rand said or Fox new said is of no import or relevance at all. Whatever a big corporation does is irrelevant to those people's malfunction.

yesterday
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

iggymanz Re:Confirms that Apple's strategy is correct (405 comments)

nonsense, get with the times. Better mechanical watches were self-winding with user's normal daily wrist movement

yesterday
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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group

iggymanz liar (63 comments)

removing malware isn't "taking down" a hacking group; that's just what a victim does

2 days ago
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Lava Flow In Hawaii Gains Speed, Triggers Methane Explosions

iggymanz Re:SURPRISE! (64 comments)

Lava hasn't flowed there since humans have lived

Wrong.

That volcano erupted in 1823, and the current eruption started in 1983, 31 years ago. Research before you spew bullshit, no excuse for those residents living there.

2 days ago
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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

iggymanz Re:The depressing part (278 comments)

You are wrong, Joe Plumber typically makes two times or more what average IT worker does.

And mostly those know-nothing foreign HB1 are useless, they are overpaid.

2 days ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

iggymanz Re:Creationists? (992 comments)

no those are "makers".

    and when you die you meet your 3D maker.

4 days ago
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Lava Flow In Hawaii Gains Speed, Triggers Methane Explosions

iggymanz Re:SURPRISE! (64 comments)

the surprise is that they built a town there in the first place. now we're supposed to spend our tax dollars on this *emergency*

4 days ago
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"Police Detector" Monitors Emergency Radio Transmissions

iggymanz Re:People with skills ... (215 comments)

and typical jammer is very easy to find, you wouldn't believe the severity of punishment either.

4 days ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

iggymanz Re:Time for a revolution (424 comments)

You run your virtual mouth off about setup you don't have. Anyway, the government doesn't need your money, you've lost everything at that point, the government has won and you have been made an example and they can move on to the next victim while you rot in jail.

4 days ago
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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

iggymanz what a shit head (582 comments)

Right now on this world we have: wars of choice by superpowers against those who did not attack them, spread of disease with greater than 50% fatality rate, nuclear weapons in quantity sufficient to wind back civilization and progress thousands of years wielded by countries doing saber rattling........and this mental midget thinks AI is the biggest threat.

4 days ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

iggymanz Re:Time for a revolution (424 comments)

You are hilarious, the IRS has all it needs to find and get your bitcoins. They have you, see XKCD five dollar wrench comic.

5 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 2 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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