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Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

iggymanz Re:innovation thwarted (137 comments)

no such law, comcast has been doing that with their "bundles' for years (yes I have basic one); they hope you'll upgrade number of channels or else buy some pay-per-view thing once in a while so they prefer you have the TV hookup.

3 days ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

iggymanz Re:Easy to catch Tesla (281 comments)

cost is important, eye-candy is not. ugly electric car at same price would win over cool looking gasoline one for anyone not juvenile.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

iggymanz Re:OpenBSD (267 comments)

One example is VMWare's VCenter to mange vmware virtualization. Various disk array and SAN switch vendors also use flash UIs.

Other things major companies have to deal with: PCI compliance auditor might have sample/issue system that uses flash, the famous one I have to deal with does.

about a week ago
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Intel Planning Thumb-Sized PCs For Next Year

iggymanz Re:Intel: Don't announce until the product is read (101 comments)

No. You're talking about a niche of a niche market. That little geeky market doesn't matter

This article is something for mainstream, huge customer base

about a week ago
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FreeBSD 10.1 Released

iggymanz Re:I Switched To FreeBSD (121 comments)

Haven't notice any issues with OpenBSD smp for things like web serving, and with rthreads becoming the default libpthread lightweight threads have good performance

about a week ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

iggymanz Re:What a moron! (119 comments)

I was making a joke, but the limited number of actually interconnected neurons between your ears might prevent you from processing such.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

iggymanz Re:OpenBSD (267 comments)

yes there is, plenty of admin web gui demand it, plenty of banks and other financial web gui demand it (retirement accounts)

flash might need to die but it'll writhe and groan for a few more years

about a week ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

iggymanz Re:Heh... (108 comments)

Over the fence where we outsource our carbon pollution (China), I see rising middle class, longer and longer lifespan, better health and more food.

Some pollution problems but benefits again outweighing negatives. of course, they're smart enough over there to be ramping up nuclear and have thorium breeder program. So long term their carbon pollution problem dwindles

about a week ago
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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

iggymanz Re:Wifi what about the poor saps (106 comments)

1. top of the line phone?, who needs one? not me. your question makes no sense. irrelevant.
2. I pay $20 a month to provider with rule that I use free wifi when available for cell calls (they have servers to tie to that) and internet access, it goes to tmobile otherwise. been using them for over a year. $10 would be half of that, assuming your $10 a month a valid number

about a week ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

iggymanz Re:schools get too much money for shiny (107 comments)

In our state they stopped teaching cursive handwriting, right at the time I was doing research into genealogy using cursive handwritten census and military records. Are they totally trying to detach children from any ties to traditional skills, ability and history?

about a week ago
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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

iggymanz Re:Heh... (108 comments)

Western civilization and technology, much longer and healthier lives...yeah I can see all those ill effects. let's go live in a cave and beat hides on rocks to clean them

about a week ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

iggymanz Re:What a moron! (119 comments)

Reading comprehension fails you, I was not offering a definition for "assault rifle". Read again.

about a week ago
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Laser Creates Quantum Whirlpool

iggymanz Re:I thought the distinction was arbitrary already (59 comments)

Wrong, relativistic mass a very relevant point when talking of any "massless" particle that has real world consequences regarding momentum transfer, conservation of momentum etc. All "massless" particles must have relativistic mass, they cannot exist without it

about a week ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

iggymanz Re:Systemd appears to me like the Dolphin of init. (575 comments)

systemd is not simple to use, it is a bloated sprawling nightmare of complexity.

there are better looking alternatives for parallel startup and monitoring/restart (when desirable), too bad developer mindshare couldn't have gone toward sane alternatives that have simple modular building blocks which is the Unix way

about a week ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

iggymanz schools get too much money for shiny (107 comments)

The biggest problem with most public schools is lack of focus on the basics of speaking, writing, math, history and science. None of those even require a computer or internet connectivity. Children can get their office droid skills later, and even IT skills later if they choose that career path.

about a week ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

iggymanz Re:What a moron! (119 comments)

I think all guns can be assualt guns, if used to assault someone. For example, if I bean someone on the head with my black powder 1858 New Army, it becomes a Black Powder Assault Revolver. As opposed to shooting some SOB dead with it, then it's just a weapon.

about two weeks ago
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US Marshals Auctioning $20M Worth of Silk Road's Bitcoins

iggymanz Re:What a moron! (119 comments)

You make me laugh. Black powder revolvers are way too much of a PITA for criminals to want or use. Show me links to black powder pistol homicides after 2004...

about two weeks ago

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

iggymanz iggymanz writes  |  about a year 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 and a half 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 and a half 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 3 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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