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GNOME 3.14 Released

iroll Re:Commands lines (250 comments)

OR, you could:

1) move mouse to upper left corner
2) click the thingy
3) type "ter"
4) hit enter

You can even skip 1 and 2 by pushing your windows (or whatever you want to call it) button, which acts like the upper corner thingy.

about 3 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

iroll Re:Spot on (156 comments)

The sticking point isn't that they regulate sales (all sales are regulated at some level), but that they expressly forbid manufacturers from direct sales.

about 3 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

iroll Re:Federal Overreach (156 comments)

Ha! Whoops! Read that as unconsititutional. It took me about a dozen rereads to spot it... guess I'm just not used to anybody actually arguing that something is constitutional :)

about 3 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

iroll Re:Spot on (156 comments)

Sure, but right now Bar *is* bound to dealerships, even where none exist, at least in all of the states that Tesla hasn't won concessions in.

about 3 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

iroll Re:Why so much fuss? (156 comments)

They're afraid that a Fiat or a Mitsubishi coming back to the states without a dealer presence will just use a combination of the internet and maybe some Apple Store-style mall showrooms to eat their lunch, shipping the cars out of central depots, and avoiding all of the overhead of traditional dealerships.

about 3 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

iroll Re:Spot on (156 comments)

Just because FooCo sold franchise rights to its dealers doesn't mean that BarCo should be legally required to create franchises. That doesn't protect FooCo's franchises from FooCo's bullshit, it doesn't protect consumers from FooCo or BarCo, and it's against the most fundamental tenets of free enterprise.

There are good reasons to create franchise networks, but they should have to compete with other models. The current system was put in place for only one purpose: to artificially create a need for dealers.

about 3 months ago
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

iroll Re:Federal Overreach (156 comments)

What are you smoking? Regulating interstate commerce is a power directly allocated to Congress by the constitution.

about 3 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

iroll Re:systemd (385 comments)

First, you are wrong. Ha! Got you there, fucker. Let's see how you come back from that.

Second, I honestly don't care if your snippy comments and "sparing" us the trouble of finding it on wikipedia ourselves get you some cheap karma. But while you're at it, oh arbiter of internet fame, why don't you try searching slashdot and count how many articles have been posted about systemd in the last year? Maybe even click on one and see how the befuddled masses were able to cope with such arcane information?

TL;DR: No, you.

about 3 months ago
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Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

iroll Re:systemd (385 comments)

Tell me about it. The summary starts with "Linux creator Linus Torvalds..." ...is this supposed to mean something to me? Couldn't the supposed "editors" have at least given me a link to help me figure out what a "linux" is and why we should care what this Torvalds character thinks?

about 3 months ago
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L.A. TV Stations Free Up Some Spectrum For Wireless Broadband

iroll Re:Seconded! (80 comments)

Why can't you just go up on your roof and mount a VHF/UHF antenna?

about 3 months ago
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Autonomous Trucking

iroll Re:Prepare Now (142 comments)

Yes, clearly we must protect obsolete industries at any cost.

about 5 months ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

iroll Re:when Wall St. gets theirs... (220 comments)

>somebody got away with something so nobody should get prosecuted for something different

GJGE

about 6 months ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

iroll Re:give them probation.... maybe felony if necessa (220 comments)

This is a felony. It's fraud and theft. Good engineers don't get fired for stealing 10% or less of what good engineers in the prime of their careers are making.

He didn't download a movie. He didn't copy that floppy. He appropriated a taxpayer resource to line his pockets.

about 6 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

iroll Re:hmmm (119 comments)

Being reclusive doesn't make you a recluse. A recluse withdraws from society; Watterson is just largely withdrawn from participating in the popular media. For someone as famous as he is, who is actively sought by writers and interviewers, that's reclusive behavior.

about 6 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

iroll Re:Their business model sucked (338 comments)

Google "Earth Class Mail."

These services existed before Outbox and continue to exist now that it's gone. They just don't assume that the USPS wants to facilitate their businesses for free (or at a loss), so you don't see their CEOs being interviewed for hand-wringing articles about how bad the government is.

I have no doubt that the USPS is run by incompetents, but that doesn't mean they're the only incompetents in this story.

about 8 months ago
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Group Wants To Recover 36-Year-Old Historic Spacecraft From Deep Space

iroll Re:Satellite smash (141 comments)

Liability insurance would be cheaper than sending you to a community college class about statistics and probability.

about 8 months ago
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How Silk Road Bounced Back From Its Multimillion-Dollar Hack

iroll Re:A fool and their money... (50 comments)

Another amazing act of mental acrobatics and insane projection. Where dark corner of your pathetic psyche are you dredging up these things from? What am I distancing myself from? Or am I not distancing myself, I can't keep it straight.

In everything I've written in this thread, I've not made a single value judgment about illegal drugs, you raving lunatic. And by the way, you know a helluva lot less than you think you do. It is an undisputed fact of economics that contraband (guns, drugs, porn, forbidden politics, outlaw jedi) will command a premium proportional to the risk required to deliver it.

Maybe you should smoke a little less crack so that it's not so obvious to everyone what an insufferable idiot you are.

about 8 months ago
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How Silk Road Bounced Back From Its Multimillion-Dollar Hack

iroll Re:A fool and their money... (50 comments)

If you deposit on a per-transaction basis, you can only lose as much money as you can lose if all of your transactions fail.

If you leave your money on deposit, or "store" your bitcoins there because you don't know how to drop a wallet into dropbox, you are basically dangling a carrot for somebody to steal (MtGox). I mean, think about PayPal for goodness sakes. After the whole minecraft incident, what sane person would just "let it ride" in a paypal account? PayPal is great for facilitating transactions, but there's no reason to trust them with massive deposits.

about 8 months ago

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Govt. attacks paper; demands 4 years of reader IPs

iroll iroll writes  |  more than 6 years ago

iroll (717924) writes "The founders of the Phoenix New Times have been arrested for exposing a "secret" grand jury subpoena targetting their newspaper. From the New Times article:

The subpoena demands: "Any and all documents containing a compilation of aggregate information about the Phoenix New Times Web site created or prepared from January 1, 2004 to the present, including but not limited to :
A) which pages visitors access or visit on the Phoenix New Times website;
B) the total number of visitors to the Phoenix New Times website;
C) information obtained from 'cookies,' including, but not limited to, authentication, tracking, and maintaining specific information about users (site preferences, contents of electronic shopping carts, etc.);
D) the Internet Protocol address of anyone that accesses the Phoenix New Times website from January 1, 2004 to the present;
E) the domain name of anyone that has accessed the Phoenix New Times website from January 1, 2004 to the present;
F) the website a user visited prior to coming to the Phoenix New Times website;
G) the date and time of a visit by a user to the Phoenix New Times website;
H) the type of browser used by each visitor (Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape Navigator, Firefox, etc.) to the Phoenix New Times website; and I) the type of operating system used by each visitor to the Phoenix New Times website."

This story has been picked up by other media outlets around the country, including the NY Times"

Link to Original Source
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iroll iroll writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Loins Aflame (717924) writes "Healthy young men and women take the same amount of time — about 11-12 minutes — to become sexually aroused, researchers at Canada's McGill University report.

The researchers did pretty much exactly what the average slashdot reader would do upon getting a new thermal imaging camera: they pointed it at some crotches. The study participants were "imaged" first while they watched Canadian travelogues and reruns of Mr. Bean, and then while they watched porn. Result: both sexes got hot in the pants in the same amount of time.

Next up on Ask Slashdot: How can I rig up a thermal imaging system to let me know how well my date is going?"
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iroll iroll writes  |  more than 8 years ago

iroll (717924) writes "HP's leadership continues its winning-streak; from the article:

"Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairwoman Patricia Dunn said Friday that several of her fellow board members want her to remain on the job despite a criminal investigation into her efforts to plug a media leak.

...As part of their surveillance, the company's investigators posed as HP directors and at least nine reporters to obtain personal phone records. As part of the masquerade, the investigators used the Social Security numbers of the people involved to dupe the phone companies into turning over the records.""

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