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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

kilodelta Re:No he didn't (156 comments)

Yup - I've done this myself. Just walk right in.

40 minutes ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

kilodelta Re:Walked past Security Theatre (156 comments)

I was thinking the very same thing. Besides, what fun in there in hijacking an aircraft anymore when you can just terrorize the thousands of people in an airport instead.

They really don't even think about that.

about an hour ago
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Energy Utilities Trying To Stifle Growth of Solar Power

kilodelta Re:Dupe (307 comments)

Here in the northeast National Grid is definitely scared. They've started dumping all sorts of money into advertising what a good neighbor they are. I say screw them.

What I'm planning to do is get the hell out of this region anyhow. Can't stand the winters anymore. So where I go - I plan to put up about 4kW to 6kW of panels with a storage array connected. Probably lithium ion but maybe even super cap in an external structure. Then cut the cord completely. Tell them to come and disconnect everything attached to the house that belongs to them, including their meter.

about an hour ago
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Blood For Extra Credit Points Offer Raises Eyebrows In Test-Mad China

kilodelta Can you just imagine (89 comments)

The amount of guilt a parent will be able to lay on a kid in China? I gave my blood for you!

yesterday
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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

kilodelta I've been in plenty of places (146 comments)

Where Postrgres and MySQL were used for web applications and they performed very well.

3 days ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

kilodelta Re:I love it. (316 comments)

Not all of us love Win 8 - 8.1 and 9 will be better. In fact I'm moving away from Windows in general. For example, how long does it take Microsoft to patch a major vulnerability? In the linux world it took a day.

3 days ago
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Flurry of Scans Hint That Bash Vulnerability Could Already Be In the Wild

kilodelta Updated (316 comments)

My work Unbuntu laptop to BASH IV this morning. I'll do my personal Ubuntu box later tonight,.

3 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

kilodelta Re:How about giving Tibet back to the Tibetans? (84 comments)

Way too late. Because if you pull your genetic sequence you'll find that most of us of European ancestry also got a couple percent of Neanderthal ancesty along with it.

4 days ago
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China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

kilodelta For all her Majesty (84 comments)

China is always behind the curve. They didn't get nukes until the 1970's. And they won't do a Mars mission for another six years?

They may have invented gunpowder and pasta way back when - but they lost it after that.

4 days ago
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Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running

kilodelta If you have (903 comments)

A bit of electrical talent you could in fact circumvent their little device.

4 days ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

kilodelta What is more interesting (85 comments)

Are the groups researching repair of spinal cord injuries. Seems if you get to them before too much time passes you can get the nerves to re-grow and connect again with a certain compound. I think that will stave off future handicapped people.

5 days ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

kilodelta Re:Missing in windows? (399 comments)

Um, it's a command line thing. You won't find it in a GUI.

5 days ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

kilodelta Re:So wait (197 comments)

We'll wave to them from Mars.

5 days ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

kilodelta Re:Why not KDE (394 comments)

When I was a complete newb I used Yggdrasil. Then SCO.

5 days ago
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Russia Pledges To Go To the Moon

kilodelta So wait (197 comments)

They'll get there 61 years after American boots have been all over the surface of the moon. We can tell them been there, done that, got the space suit.

And think - the Apollo space program came up in approximately seven years. The Russians are going to take sixteen years to do theirs. Best wishes! I wonder if they'll salute the American flags we've left behind?

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

kilodelta Re:Read Slashdot (471 comments)

It's funny - I have the opposite issue. For example before I took the position I'm in I had three offers on the table. And I'm just a Linux guy with a bachelors degree.

Advanced degrees really don't mean shit outside of academia.

about a week ago
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Ancient Campfires Led To the Rise of Storytelling

kilodelta Re:The campfire gave rise to two things (89 comments)

But you forget about message degradation the further down the line a message is passed orally so that what comes out is COMPLETELY different than what went in.

In fact kids play this game, except they call it Telephone. So you can understand that it's entirely likely the Jesus character is an amalgam of several other virgin birth and resurrection stories floating around at the time they finally wrote it down.

about a week ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

kilodelta Re:It is all pork barrel politics (337 comments)

There is something Carter did that the world as a general rule doesn't know about. During his time he started phasing out land based missiles in favor of submarine based missiles. So most of our arsenal of nuclear weapons is deep in the ocean, pretty much undetectable.

about a week ago
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Secret Service Critics Pounce After White House Breach

kilodelta Just think (221 comments)

This is just theoretical but were anything to happen to President Obama, VP Biden would step in. I wouldn't mind a President who drops and F bomb now and then to be honest.

about a week ago

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