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BrewPi: Raspberry Pi and Arduino Powered Fermentation Chamber

jkinney3 Basic Experimental Engineering Research = BEER (96 comments)

BEER is good. BEER should be studied in school. BEER should be required for graduation. BEER should be in the home. BEER should be promoted for the betterment of society. BEER is good for everyone of all ages.

about 2 years ago

With regards to beer, I prefer it to be:

jkinney3 Homebrewed! (840 comments)

And from my brewery! London brown ale keg foamed out Saturday. Tapped Red Ale that same day. Porter #112 in fermentor now. A bit of the Blind Toad Stout (12.5% and fantastic!) is still hiding in the back of the beer fridge.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: CS Degree Without Gen-Ed Requirements?

jkinney3 I would not hire you (913 comments)

So you're too lazy or disinterested to bother to learn those skills that will make you tolerable as an adult. The ability to work your way through something you have to do yet are not interested in is the critical sign of maturity that you will be lacking when you are facing a job task you have little to no interest in. It is my fervent hope that you don't lose interest in wiping your butt, bathing and other things that distract you from your single-minded existence.
Good luck with that.

more than 3 years ago

I Name My Servers After:

jkinney3 beer styles (722 comments)

porter, stout, wit, ipa, etc
windows machines were named after english and non-english words/slang for "shit".
then I cleaned out the "shit" and no longer posses any windows machines.

more than 2 years ago

Embed a Video, Go To Jail?

jkinney3 Grow a pair and call for a boycott (314 comments)

I am astounded that the /. crowd has not been calling for an absolute boycott of ALL media from ALL labels who sign on to these kinds of bills.

Put down the mp3 player and streaming video toys and pick up an instrument. If you want entertainment, get creative and make your own. Then you can do all the sharing you want with content you make.

Like it or not, whining about "they are taking away my perceived rights" on /. will have no effect on the people who are writing this legislation. But if the people who are supposed to be paying for this content all say loudly in one voice "Your content is crap and I don't want it" and then grow a pair and stick to their convictions and DON'T WATCH THE CONTENT FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BACKING THIS LEGISLATION IN ANY FORM, the loss of 10-20 million viewers will have an impact the longer it keeps up. The only language those people understand is cash. They think they are getting less than they deserve so they buy votes. We outnumber them so remind them they exist because we allow them to. It's not like your life will end if you don't hear/view the latest "thing".

Besides, if /. started looking around and something other than the media content this is about, you might notice there's a lot of stuff that geeks can do to keep crap like this from expanding.

Walk away. Nothing to see here. Literally

more than 3 years ago

My phone is ...

jkinney3 ON FIRE!!!! (274 comments)

can't call 911!!!!
All the gadgets on it cause it to overheat and burst into flames!!!

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

jkinney3 Re:Are you armed? (562 comments)

the bullets are for thinning out the competition for food.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

jkinney3 are vegetarians a food source? (562 comments)

Does having a list of all know vegetarians within 2 miles count as a food source? :-)
I do have several days worth of canned food on hand at all times along with dried beans and rice for weeks. Canned turkey spam. Yum! I also have 3 days worth of water in a series of jugs that I do cycle through to keep them "fresh". Plus batteries (hidden from my 12 year old gamer) and a Coleman camp stove with 6 jugs of fuel. Add tents, sleeping bags good to well below freezing, many back packs, several first aide kits, and few items of ID/deed/title nature in a fast grab pack in the safe with the arsenal and ammo. What I don't have is fuel cans and carriers for the car and enough spare dog food. The cats will likely have to fend for themselves as they will scatter while the dogs will clump around us. Plus the hip flask with single malt scotch for emergencies!
My tools are usually scattered all over the house so a fast grab and run of those is likely to be fatal to me in many emergency types (fire, tornado, zombie uprising, etc).

more than 3 years ago

Red Hat Paid $4.2m To Settle Patent Suit

jkinney3 lawsuit settlement != royalties (48 comments)

RedHat settles a lawsuit and obtained the ability to continue to include code that was found to be patented by others. RedHat paid the cash and in exchange the code is now available under the GPL v.[23] with no further repercussions either upstream towards developers or downstream towards JBoss users. Did they license the code with that cash? That's not what it looks like. It looks like the cash was paid as a penalty and the legal team at RedHat made sure that was all that would ever be paid for the use of that. Did RedHat buy the license with that cash? Not sure but that is allowed in the GPL (my understanding at least. IANAL).

more than 3 years ago

Debian Is the Most Important Linux

jkinney3 Debian most likely to inspire change (354 comments)

I read the article not as Debian is the most important distro but rather is Debian is the most likely to cause people to say "I can do better than that" and then expend the energy to do so. The RedHat derivatives are far fewer in numbers because RH does such a good job of covering all the bases people want to see in a distro. That is to say, RedHat users are more satisfied with the efforts of RedHat than Debian users are with the efforts of the Debian community.
That said, Debian is an outstanding community distro whereas RedHat is an outstanding enterprise distro. Use each appropriately for best effect.

more than 3 years ago

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

jkinney3 ergs or watts or Mev or .... (868 comments)

I want it in some form of energy. That's the only "common factor" unit of exchange that actually makes sense. It kicks the speculators to the street, it's stable and tangible. It brings inflation to 0 as the "value" of the currency never changes. It makes real "fair trade" possible as every one can see the cost and value transparently. Besides, what we buy with our paycheck is basically energy. Food, toys, transportation, etc. By working all transactions in energy units, it bypasses many forms of currency manipulation.

more than 3 years ago

Order of importance if disaster strikes?

jkinney3 missing options (458 comments)

  1. ID, guns & ammo, loved ones, food, data, other
  2. guns & ammo, food, loved ones, data, other
  3. food, fuel, fighting tools, other
  4. loved ones get their own guns and help get food, other

more than 3 years ago

Should Cities Install Moving Sidewalks?

jkinney3 Ziplines!!! (698 comments)

Imagine multi-block long ziplines!

more than 4 years ago

Judge Rejects SCO's Motion For a New Trial

jkinney3 In the year 3012.... (168 comments)

The head of Daryl McBride is seen in court appealing the latest decision against SCO which declared Daryl McBride not eligible for compensation for inclusion into Futurama episodes on the grounds that he is "just wasting space now that other more important heads need shelf space for. Like Tiger Woods 9th wife" said Leyla. Bender, while trying to get McBride to bite his shiny metal ass, broke the head jar and dropped the head of McBride accidentally into a metal stamping machine. The head of Pam Jones laughed her jar fluid into a total froth while Fry looked on confused.

more than 4 years ago

Why Online Privacy Is Broken

jkinney3 let 'em fight in the courts (220 comments)

Use the same arguments as Intellectual Property proponents. Everything I say and write belongs to me. You have to ask permission to hear it.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Steering Wheel Mount

jkinney3 OH PLEASE LET THIS BE A JOKE!!! (230 comments)

Besides it's useless when turning the wheel. They need a universal joint with automatic leveling so the ipad stay readable while cornering at high speeds. Yikes! Where did that baby carriage come from?

more than 4 years ago

First LHC Data Hint At New Particle

jkinney3 AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!! 4-1 is bad news day! (124 comments)

I'm going to have to start putting a squid block on slashdot on Aprils fools day.

got all excited about finding a new particle...

more than 4 years ago



used Aston Martin for sale

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes "The vehicle had only one previous owner. His name was Bond. James Bond.

The car used for the road scenes in Goldfinger and Thunderball is being sold. It's been in a downstairs room of a Philadelphia area radio station owners house for 40 years. He's never driven it. He managed to buy it from Aston Martin in 1969 for $12,000. Expected auction price is $1M+ with proceeds to fund a crime prevention foundation the owner runs."

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BP knew 11 months ago of problems

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes "Internal documents have surfaced that show BP knew the main pipe and the blow out preventer valve were substandard. Executives ordered a blatant disregard for existing policies to proceed with the drilling."
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GaTech students opensource winning healthcare code

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes "Georgia Tech Flatliners finished first, second and third at the NHIN CONNECT Code-a-Thon Challenge, held April 28-29 at Florida International University in Miami. The group entered three solutions to the challenge and took top honors. The challenge asked teams to create innovative stylesheets to display the information in a Continuity of Care Document (CCD) to a primary care physician taking calls from patients after office hours. The team consisting of computer science Ph.D. student Klara Benda and master's students Adrian Courreges, Monosij Dutta-Roy and Hassan Khan, presented three solutions: a problem-based approach, a multi-context approach, and a rapid-access approach which took first, second and third place respectively. They competed against IT professionals in the healthcare field as well as other student teams. All three Flatliner solutions are now available for free download and use through Open Health Tools (OHT), an open source community for health IT."
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Synthetic life with a "kill switch"

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes "No Good Will Come Of This
Wired is reporting that DARPA is looking at ways to create synthetic organisms that are effectively immortal but can be killed with the flip of a switch if required. The BioDesign project has a $6M budget.
No indication if it's a Lee Majors or Lindsey Wagoner plan.
Backporting that kill switch would also be a BadThing."

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/. Poll: Best going away gift for Daryl McBride

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes "Best going away gift for Daryl McBride
  1. Collection of plush penguins
  2. Subpoena
  3. Cardboard sign saying "Will waste company resources for food"
  4. Standing ovation
  5. Tools suited for new job — i.e. toilet plunger, mop...
  6. Retro-active bonus reversal
  7. Boot print from Cowboy Neil

Small classes give extra boost to low-achieving st

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes " In a shocking discovery, students perform better when the student to teacher ratio is small.

OK. The really important part was that kids in small classes early, first through third grade, held that performance benefit through grades beyond.

The big new is that under-performers got the most benefit from the earlier smaller classes.

Now will Georgia do anything about huge class sizes? Probably not."

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Lost Robot - Please Help!

jkinney3 jkinney3 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

jkinney3 (535278) writes "A submersible robot owned by Dallas' Southern Methodist University was stolen last weekend while it was being kept in a car near the Texas school. There is a reward for for the return.

This robot is the schools first entry into the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition. Anyone in the area keep an eye out. A bit more detail at News Daily."

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