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Could We Abort a Manned Mission To Mars?

jordanjay29 Re:Should we? (250 comments)

The US became the space leader because the N-1 failed. Had the Russian moonshot rocket worked, they would have beaten us to the moon by a week or so.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

jordanjay29 Re:overqualified (471 comments)

That's 'cause he let the Indian programmers log in to his VPN directly. Always route your outsourced workers through your US computer to avoid suspicious IPs.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

jordanjay29 Re: Read Slashdot (471 comments)

Spiritual retreat.

about a week ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

jordanjay29 Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (178 comments)

You mean let the whole UI stagnate so that the small minority can be satisfied? I don't think you understand how products are made. Yes, of course the onus is on you to make a customizable product look the way you want it to.

Besides, you can make the FF UI look like anything you want. Here's what a friend has his looking like, which is nothing like how I'd want to use a browser, but it shows off the extensibility of Firefox: http://i.imgur.com/587msTp.jpg

about two weeks ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

jordanjay29 Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (178 comments)

Except the whole draw of Firefox is its extensibility. If you just wanted a browser that wasn't Internet Explorer, why not use Chrome? Or Opera? Or Seamonkey? The whole problem that you've devised is in your head, not at Mozilla or the Firefox devs. If you don't like the UI, change it, that's the point.

about two weeks ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

jordanjay29 Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (178 comments)

Yeah, boo on progress! How dare the silly programs introduce new features! Let's just make our world a perpetual 1999.

about two weeks ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

jordanjay29 Fine as long as (267 comments)

For the sake of keeping these tools out of the greedy hands of corporations, I'd almost be okay with using GPL for this project. It's not a cool license for developers, but I'd almost consider the value for end-users more important in this case. Locking this technology up behind a paywall won't do anyone any good.

about two weeks ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

jordanjay29 Re:Common Carrier (288 comments)

Wait, you're telling me that Uber drivers aren't trying to make a profit? That's news to me.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

jordanjay29 Re:Put it this way (789 comments)

Have you been awake for the last 20 years? Putin does not bluff. If anything, Putin is the revolver in Russian Roulette.

about a month ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

jordanjay29 Midwestern Town (214 comments)

I came here to write something like this, but the parent nailed it. I have no mod points, someone please mod him up.

about a month and a half ago
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F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

jordanjay29 what about android? (164 comments)

Are you sending anonymous statistics? Or allowing auto-complete in the browser bar? All of these features rely on data being sent to Google's servers.

about a month and a half ago
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F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

jordanjay29 In other news... (164 comments)

...the sky is blue.

Carry on.

about 1 month ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

jordanjay29 What's stopping me you ask... (550 comments)

Same here. I'd jump at the chance to get LASIK if the technology was there, and I had the money.

about 2 months ago
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A Look At NASA's Orion Project

jordanjay29 One small step..... (108 comments)

Unfortunately, I fear that's a distinct possibility.

about 2 months ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

jordanjay29 Re: any responses (205 comments)

Your math skills need work.

about 3 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

jordanjay29 RE:I hate push button start (865 comments)

My Nissan Juke has a wireless key fob. I can just sit down in the car, and it's ready to start. No messing with fobs in a certain position or keys in a switch. Just sit down, press the break, tap the start button.

about 5 months ago
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Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

jordanjay29 RE:EMP Bait (865 comments)

I'm pretty sure your traditional-starting car's battery would be just as susceptible to an EMP blast. Better break out the hand crank.

about 5 months ago

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Simple Machine Forum Co-Founder Speaks Out

jordanjay29 jordanjay29 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

SMF Friend (1298951) writes "It seems there's something going down at SimpleMachines.org, home of the Simple Machines Forum. Within the past week, a new website has cropped up with dozens of former developers and project management in heated discussions over events that transpired last Saturday. A statement has been released by former Developer and Co-Founder Jeff Lewis, which chronicles the life and hardships of SMF and includes a letter from 30 current and former SMF Team Members asking for the removal of three of SMF's Managers.

"Over seven years ago my friend Joseph Fung and I decided the web needed an alternative to the leading PHP forum package out there. We created a PHP fork of perl based YaBB and after working with what we called YaBB SE for a bit, we re-branded as SMF, or Simple Machines Forums, along with a new core of code written by a developer who called himself [Unknown]. After seven years its crumbling but why?"

Other former SMF contributors are already picking up the story (Original German version).

As of writing this, the SMF community has begun banning members who link to blog post on their official forums, including Co-Founder Jeff Lewis."

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