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Hierarchical Membrane For Cleaning Up Oil Spills

jep77 carpet... (32 comments)

Now all we have to do is cover the sea floor with this carpet and lift it up whenever there's a need. Perfect!

about a month ago

HP Gives Printers Email Addresses

jep77 Finally I can toss out my fax machine! (325 comments)

For years I've been looking for a viable replacement for my aging fax machine. Fax... that's short for facsimile for you youngsters.

I know the rest of you have all been looking for an better way than plain e-mail to exchange physical copies of documents. There's just nothing like holding the document in your hand. Am I right?

So I'll let *you* decide what I need to have printed. Send me your stuff:

more than 4 years ago

NSA Develops USB Storage Device Detector

jep77 Re:Arms race anyone? (233 comments)

Well obviously you wouldn't fill the mouse and keyboard usb ports with epoxy.

more than 4 years ago

How To Avoid a Botnet Infection?

jep77 Re:I hope Taco doesn't work in IT (396 comments)

You didn't feel the breeze? Your hair sure got messed up when that whooshed by you.

I've found something even more effective than blocking port 80 and 443 on browser equipped machines. Unplugging and placing the computer in its original packaging and using it as a chair or an end table is nearly fool proof. Issue pencils and paper to all workers. Computer security problem solved.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Volunteer Professional Services?

jep77 Church (366 comments)

Find the nearest church. The leaders there will be able to help you find a cause.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft COFEE Leaked

jep77 Re:Useless? (171 comments)

Of course it doesn't... it's missing the necessary double F.

Boring story so far.

more than 4 years ago

Metadata In Arizona Public Records Can't Be Withheld

jep77 Re:Smart police officer (103 comments)

To the computer forensics division. Or something.

more than 4 years ago

Dutch City Fears Loss of Pornography Archive

jep77 Re:Only one? (61 comments)


more than 5 years ago

Dutch City Fears Loss of Pornography Archive

jep77 Only one? (61 comments)

Why on earth would you only have ONE copy of something that important...
Maybe it just wasn't very good...

more than 5 years ago

Intel Develops Micro-Refrigerator To Cool Chips

jep77 Re:Intel is also planning... (94 comments)

I'm all for the micro-kegger but I want to keep my chips warm. When's the last time you went to a Mexican restaurant and were happy the chips were cool to the touch when they arrived.
Keep the refrigerated technology for the beer... I like my chips warm!

more than 5 years ago

Lots of Pure Water Ice At Mars North Pole

jep77 Re:We had pure water once... (176 comments)

Right, but now we know where to get a refill...

more than 5 years ago

Intel Testing Solar Power For Data Centers

jep77 Baby Steps... (66 comments)

The cost is still too high and the output is still too low but at some point the technology is going to catch up. I just hope groups with deep pockets continue to invest cash in alternative power projects like this.

more than 5 years ago

Sniping Could Be the Next Killer iPod App

jep77 Which one is the accessory? (461 comments)

Is the iPod an accessory for the rifle or is it the other way around?

Wish I could read TFA... short of being able to see what the point is this is just stupid.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA Hearing Next Week Will Be Televised

jep77 Re:Send me a copy (291 comments)

Your sig makes me laugh, considering the thread.

more than 5 years ago

RIAA Hearing Next Week Will Be Televised

jep77 Send me a copy (291 comments)

I was wondering if someone could send me a recorded copy of the stream since I won't be able to watch it live.

more than 5 years ago

Chandrayaan Maps Apollo Missions

jep77 Re:Please... (86 comments)

...revealed... by a top scientist associated with the Indian moon mission, P Sreekumar, who quit his job in the US to be a part of the Indian moon team...

For conspiracy theorists this is obvious... Sreekumar didn't quit his job in the US... he was sent to work on the Indian moon team to make sure they properly "found" and "mapped" the sites.

I'm no conspiracy theorist but I sure would like to see pictures. The discussion about why nobody has sent a mission to the moon that was able to do just this came up at work last week and when I saw this article I thought we'd be able to close the topic at work and move on to better things.

more than 5 years ago

Oregon Governor Proposes Vehicle Mileage Tax

jep77 Re:WTF do they need GPS for? (713 comments)

Oops... I forgot my sarcasm tags on that first sentence.
The point I think I wanted to make what that I think this plan is silly and wasteful while being prone to errors and tampering.
At the other end of the post I was trying to illicit responses from other slashdotters with ideas on how the governments could collect taxes to pay for travel infrastructure once we move away from commercially pumped fuel sources. Assuming one day fuel for vehicles can come from some off-grid technology that the government has not direct control of or any direct way to meter another source of revenue will have to be developed. IMHO GPS is not the answer but not only because of privacy issues.
I also don't think adding infrastructure taxes at the point of vehicle purchase or registration is a good idea... laying aside the fact the automotive lobby wouldn't allow thousands of dollars in taxes to be added at the time of purchase.

So, what better idea can we all come up with? Toll roads are a royal pain unless you use the wireless passes, another privacy concern for some. Physical vehicle tracking is right out since none of us like the government watching us so much....


more than 5 years ago


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