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Dell Starts Accepting Bitcoin

jfdavis668 Can I pay the tax in Bitcoins? (152 comments)

How do they forward the taxes owed to the IRS? Or is it just considered barter?

4 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

jfdavis668 Re:Ah. (751 comments)

The previous time, the aircraft was hit 100km beyond the range of the missile. I would have denied it, too. No one has yet figured out how the missile flew so far and still had the power to track and intercept an aircraft.

5 days ago
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Bing Implements Right To Be Forgotten

jfdavis668 Right to be remembered (64 comments)

Can we force search engines to remember us? Some of us don't want to be forgotten.

5 days ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

jfdavis668 Re:I don't understand how that could be common (275 comments)

And if you forget, you may not put money in that account, or even close the account. Then how does the automatic payment work?

5 days ago
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Study: Why the Moon's Far Side Looks So Different

jfdavis668 Re:Rotation (79 comments)

At the time, the Moon did have an atmosphere. It was hot enough to vaporize silicon and aluminum, components of today's crust. What the paper is proposing is that the hot Earth keep the Moon hot enough to keep these elements vaporized on the Earth facing side, while the far side was cooler and the elements precipitated out. This would cause a migration of crustal components to the far side, thickening the crust. This way it was not as susceptible to puncture by falling objects.

about two weeks ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

jfdavis668 Re:IETF next (311 comments)

Civil engineers are sued when they make mistakes designing a road.

about two weeks ago
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Fresh Evidence Supports Higgs Boson Discovery

jfdavis668 Type 13 (42 comments)

Well, I guess Earth isn't a type 13 planet after all.

about a month ago
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Hackers Ransom European Domino's Customer Data (including Favourite Toppings)

jfdavis668 Draw a unicorn on the box (100 comments)

Some politician must have requested that they draw a unicorn on the box.

about a month ago
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There's No Wind Chill On Mars

jfdavis668 Wind chill on Venus? (110 comments)

So, what is the wind chill on Venus? Would a very dense, hot atmosphere have a wind chill?

about a month and a half ago
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Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

jfdavis668 And how do we recycle (363 comments)

All these toxic batteries we are creating?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

jfdavis668 Re:Scotland? (259 comments)

It's been a while since I saw anyone refer to the gripping hand.

about a month and a half ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

jfdavis668 Re:Light pollution? (311 comments)

This light needs to be bright enough to see at a reasonable distance. Is there some light we will now turn off when we implement this? Otherwise, miles and miles of previously completely dark road will now add light directly into the sky.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

jfdavis668 Re:Light pollution? (311 comments)

Yes, but they will still be making light even at 3 in the morning when there are no cars. And there are thousands of miles of road to light up, even where currently there are no permanent lights.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

jfdavis668 Light pollution? (311 comments)

How much are these going to add to the light pollution problem? Lights pointing straight up are not what we are looking for.

about 2 months ago
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Rubik's Cube: 40 Years Old and Never Meant To Be a Toy

jfdavis668 Re:40 years and I still can't solve it (105 comments)

BTW, I bought a cube. With lots of assistance from the Internet, I was able to solve it. It only took 40 years. Thanks.

about 2 months ago
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China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

jfdavis668 ReactOS (222 comments)

May have an opportunity here.

about 2 months ago

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Eliminate Windows Drive Letters, the time has come

jfdavis668 jfdavis668 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jfdavis668 writes "Isn't it about time we eliminate Drive Letters from MS Windows? What other modern OS still saves A: and B: for floppy drives, and demands that the boot drive be C? Since the days of LAN Manager and its predecessors, drives could be accessed by \\ServerName\ShareName. I have been using drive letters since college, on VM/CMS and Bondwell CP/M machines, but that was almost 30 years ago. Isn't it about time we stop reserving A: for the floppy drive? We no longer need to save keystrokes by mapping names to drive letters. This may be too late for Windows 7, but needs to be eliminated in Windows 8."

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