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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

jasonditz Only 8 meters? (175 comments)

I would think if you're allowed to attach any mechanical device you want where your legs would be I'd think someone would come up with a catapult that would just hurl him the length of a football field. No one's touching that record.

about 2 months ago

Autonomous Car Ethics: If a Crash Is Unavoidable, What Does It Hit?

jasonditz Re:A bunch of nuns? (800 comments)

I agree. The "autonomous driver" should be expected to ethically mirror a hired driver. You wouldn't knowingly get in a cab whose driver considers himself and his passengers expendable, so why would you be okay with the car doing that?

about 4 months ago

Average latency to

jasonditz pretty quick (558 comments)

18.6 ms, Saginaw, MI Charter Communications

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Buying a Laptop That Doesn't Have Windows 8

jasonditz If you're fine with os-free... (570 comments)

why is it a big deal if it ships with Windows 8? Just format the hd and bam... os-free laptop.

about a year and a half ago

Vietnam Admits Deploying Bloggers

jasonditz They have to pay? (93 comments)

I'm shocked any regime has to hire shills to blog about how glorious they are. It seems like most nations have enough jingoist idiots to do that gratis.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: The Search For the Ultimate Engineer's Pen

jasonditz All that stuff is customizable (712 comments)

Fountain Pen, Japanese EF nib, Noodler's Bernanke Blue (or Bernanke Black) ink for quick drying.

about 2 years ago

Mac OS X Mountain Lion Gets Three Million Downloads In 4 Days

jasonditz Re:Why not? (397 comments)

Yeah I was content with 10.6.8 but a new version of Xcode was worth $20 by itself.

more than 2 years ago

Racist Woman Given Indefinite Jury Duty

jasonditz Re:Fitting (54 comments)

Suppose we create something new called "farming duty" where they make a certain class of people toil on other peoples' farmland (we'll call them duty-tations) under threat of prison or whipping for room and board. Sound good?

more than 3 years ago

I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

jasonditz Re:Obvious Missing - GOLD (868 comments)

pieces of eight are silver-backed so that's something...

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Organizes Global Protests For WikiLeaks

jasonditz Re:skip wiki get soldier (275 comments)

Or fundamentally the same as what every decent sized newspaper does on a daily basis.

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Organizes Global Protests For WikiLeaks

jasonditz Re:skip wiki get soldier (275 comments)

Actually they revealed massive criminal activity on a number of fronts already, and we've only gotten a small portion of them. The Iraq War Logs alone detailed enormous numbers of war crimes related to facilitating torture and killing civilians. The State Department cables, which we've only got about 1 percent of, already detailed a State Department plot (signed off on by the Secretary of State) to steal credit card numbers and passwords from top UN officials. That's a major crime under international and domestic law.

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Organizes Global Protests For WikiLeaks

jasonditz Re:Please don't. (275 comments)

Since WikiLeaks was already being called a "terrorist" organization by high ranking US officials before Anonymous started its DDoS attacks how much more damage was there to do?

more than 3 years ago

Zimbabwe Gov't Websites Hit By Pro-WikiLeaks DDoS Attack

jasonditz Re:Other People wil suffer. (115 comments)

I've had people make the same argument to me against the WikiLeaks leaks in general, except with the Obama regime instead of the Mugabe one.

That embarrassing a corrupt government is going to lead to a crackdown is no real excuse not to embarrass them, as they're going to find an excuse to crack down either way.

more than 3 years ago

The 10 Worst Tech Products of 2010

jasonditz Re:Time to put PC Pro on a list like this... (203 comments)

If we're just talking about things being overpriced they could have given the spot to those bladeless fans from Dyson. £650 is too expensive, but the US price ($650-$700) is actually a pretty good deal, and the new aluminum unibody system is easier to self-upgrade than the old "stick a pizza slicer in the back until it pops" ones were.

more than 3 years ago

Badgers Digging Up Ancient Human Remains

jasonditz Double Standard (172 comments)

Oh sure... humans digging up ancient badgers isn't news, but when its turned around suddenly its "oh the poor ancient humans."

more than 3 years ago

64-Bit Flash Player For Linux Finally In Alpha

jasonditz Re:Adobe Reader (172 comments)

Yeah we desperately need that or SOMETHING that can edit/save IRS forms. I had to do all my taxes on my netbook this year because that was the only 32-bit Linux I had left.

more than 4 years ago

Next Linux Kernel Due Early March

jasonditz Just for the sake of graphics? (196 comments)

Is the new Nvidia functionality solely for the graphics cards or does it also mean improved support for Nvidia chipsets like the MCP78S.

I guess what I'm really asking is: is there any chance the next kernel will fix this, or will using USB microphones and CDMA modems on my Pavilion P6130F remain a pipedream?

more than 4 years ago

Priest Tells Poor To Shoplift

jasonditz Re:Let's stop firehosing the Rich with Free Money (86 comments)

452,000 is "new claims" not the total number of unemployed in the US.

America has unemployment over 10%, that amounts to 5+ million people receiving benefits and several million who didn't qualify or whose benefits have run out.

more than 4 years ago



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