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USPS Reports $15.9 Billion Loss, Asks Congress For Help

jimktrains Re:Cuts (473 comments)

As much as I'd like to see Congress give the USPS much more independence, I do think that unprofitable offices and routes should remain open or be replaced by something to service them (more cheaply).

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

jimktrains Re:Cooling (422 comments)

I know supercomputing centers that do this: the heat from the server room is used to heat the building. I'm not 100% sure of the details but it's worked for quite a long time without incident. I don't think building HVAC is used to cool the room, but somehow heat is exchanged.

about 2 years ago

Bill "The Science Guy" Nye Says Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

jimktrains Re:I disagree; Bill is an idiot. (1774 comments)

>They're like the Amish except with no balls.

Actually, the Amish don't discount technology and science as evil or anti-christian, but they feel that a simpler life is a better life. IIRC they feel that the modern western life distracts from Fod, not that it conflicts with God.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: To AdBlock Or Not To AdBlock?

jimktrains Re:Everything (716 comments)

I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with analytics. Perhaps you don't like Google's methods or something like that, but you could do your own on server logs. Analytics can be very useful for figuring out if something is working or not (e.g.: A/B testing and funnel analysis) or just how users are using your site in order to make it more usable.

about 2 years ago

NYPD Developing Portable Body Scanner For Detecting Guns

jimktrains performance and cost (575 comments)

I wonder if this is just as effective as the scanners in the airport, and what the cost difference is.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Announces Pilot of Trusted Traveler Program

jimktrains Re:Another "class" of citizen. (388 comments)

I'm not 100% sure how this isn't exactly what a future terrorist would need to get something through security. If not everyone is treated equal you create the perfect flaw in the system. That said, the current system doesn't actually protect us anyway, so a flaw in a horribly flawed system is just meh.

about 3 years ago

PROTECT IP Act Follows In COICA's Footsteps

jimktrains Letter (162 comments)

I wish I had the time and knowledge to write a well-worded letter I could print and mail to my rep and senators.

more than 3 years ago

PROTECT IP Act Follows In COICA's Footsteps

jimktrains Re:Time to ditch DNS (162 comments)

##dns-p2p and #namecoin on freenode

more than 3 years ago

SourceForge Open-Sources Their Platform Software

jimktrains Re:Advertising? (58 comments)

Full disclosure? I see it often when a link to a site affiliated to /. in some businessy manner appears.

more than 3 years ago

Wikipedia Moves To Delete the Free Speech Flag

jimktrains Re:5 fucking color stripes in a square. (258 comments)

Ditto, the deletionists are why I have such mixed feelings about wikipedia. I don't see any good reason a legit article shouldn't be deleted based on some persons definition of fame.

more than 3 years ago

The Joys of Running a Bug Bounty Program

jimktrains I'm working on a better bounty program (52 comments)

I was in the middle of writing a site for bug/feature bounties that any project could sign up and use, but I'm not quite able to demo it yet. I've slowed work because I got tons of negative feedback on the idea from people thinking that it's a beaten concept and there was no reason to write a (better) app since others are out there. I'm still working, but slowly.

more than 3 years ago

US Dept. of Justice, ICE Still Seizing Domains

jimktrains Funny that they aren't accessible (252 comments)

It's funny that the site is just an image and not section 508 compliant. Can something be done about that? Can they be sued for not following the law?

Also, I'd like to see the warrants for all this but I don't have the time or money to follow through with a FOIA.

more than 3 years ago

The Matrix Re-Reloaded

jimktrains Re:No. (640 comments)

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Why would I have to recover from something that was never even rumored to exist?

more than 3 years ago

The Matrix Re-Reloaded

jimktrains Re:No. (640 comments)

I'm not sure what you're talking about. There was only one matrix movie. There were some movies on the docket, but everyone held true to their artistic values and didn't make them. Good men I tell you; good men.

While we're at it: I'd like to clear up the rumors around Star Wars. There were some very terrible people suggesting that Lucas do some very terrible things including a prequel trilogy. As far as I heard, ideas were drawn up and they were so bad that some of Lucas' inner circle pursuded him no to create a prequel or "remaster" the theatrical version. Those people are saints and heros in my opinion. Can you imagine if they weren't honest with him?

more than 3 years ago

Google Buys Manhattan Office/Telecom Hub

jimktrains Re:HTTP/real estate (87 comments)

I'd love to go to NYC and tour the subway. I'd love to see some of the out-of-use stations, but I don't know of/think there is any way to do that.

more than 3 years ago

PayPal Withdraws WikiLeaks Donation Service

jimktrains Pay Anonymously (794 comments)

I wish there was a way to pay anonymously without having to go through a single company. There is always bitcoins, I guess, but that's not a perfect answer I feel.

more than 3 years ago


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