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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:I won't upgrade. (681 comments)

I only transitioned off XP because of unfixable security holes...so yeah, I'll stick with 7 for however long I can. If corps aren't using it, then I'm not either.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Considers Linux Journal Readers, Tor (And Linux?) Users "Extremists"

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:ISIS Caliphate (361 comments)

I was talking to a co-worker who is 15+ year Army vet, and we both agree with you. When ISIS is faced with a "real military" (Jordon, Iran, Syria, whomever) they will crumble into dust.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Create Walking, Muscle-Powered Biobots

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Another materials article (33 comments)

hmmm,,,let's look around, were to find such a thing...hey, I just found almost 7 billion walking "nutrient chemical solution recycling systems" just walking around! Engage VAMPIRE mode for more power! Really though, this thing could use blood straight from "the tap"...vampire robots! great idea! Hey, I think that might be a "new idea" that hasn't been made into a movie or such...

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Straight Talk GSM or Ting CDMA (146 comments)

and by going into WalMart you get to see the amazing weird side of American culture, bonus!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Not a problem (146 comments)

Via the IMEI database, which is the "serial number" of the phone, and is unique per phone.

about three weeks ago
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NASA's Orion Spaceship Passes Parachute Test

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Maybe Moon not Mars (75 comments)

Children on Mars would probably turn out...weird. Less gravity, higher radiation...after the 2nd generation they might not even be able to com4e back to earth!

about a month ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re: Good Riddance to bad rubbish (532 comments)

"I used to suck dick for coke. Now that's an addiction. " Half Baked

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Flat or angled? (501 comments)

yeah...I would think this might just "shift" the tornado activity further east...these walls wouldn't dissipate energy just move it. With wind turbines we might actually dissipate some energy from the storms but that adds huge complexity to the idea. Add into this Oklahoma is getting hit with fracking-induced earthquakes all the time now in the 2-5 range...

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:better idea (501 comments)

Maybe where you live it is. If I had the cash I could pick up 50-100 in a day, double that if there's a gun show in town. Machine shop the firing mechanism for the automatic, and your done. Of course I live in Tulsa, OK so we are literally awash with weapons. I have two friends who could mill these...one of them does every once in awhile, if someone can come up with the proper paperwork. He's a licensed gunsmith so he has to be VERY careful doing weapon mods...but I've seen his work and often he uses "better parts" than the originals.

Fast n Furious aside, I've been told most of the weapons are originally from various governments who "legitimately and legally" bought them from various manufactures. This is where they've gotten their packet-radio broadcast system the cartels have been setting up too, set up by Mexican special forces. The cartels are making so much money they can easily pay more than the real Army.

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:better idea (501 comments)

seems to me we mostly just have the feds ship them straight to them ala Fast and Furious.

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Your taxes at work (501 comments)

It helps too as they are pretty much at war with their neighbors...so they can just shoot people far easier. If this many people rushed the Israeli border the IDF probably would have bombed them by now.

about a month ago
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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:Your taxes at work (501 comments)

Technically, Mexico is a first-world state since their a democracy who is aligned with NATO. The term comes from the Cold War...1st world=western democracies , 2nd=eastern communist (Warsaw Pact)/ 3rd=everyone else who hadn't chosen sides yet. Mexico might not be "highly prosperous" and seemingly not working with the US much... Part of the issue is we would have to cut ourselves off from the Rio Grande river, or put the wall in the middle of it. I would make it like the wall of Monsters, tall and fortified...or like Hadron's wall.

about a month ago
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What Happens If You Have a Heart Attack In Space?

l0n3s0m3phr34k in space... (83 comments)

no one can hear you scream "I'm having a heart attack!" Right now, you'd probably die if it was severe enough. Honestly, I think the higher risk would be from a stroke; zero-g might cause random blood clots to dislodge. The article doesn't mention this device actually getting deployed yet; their still testing it on the Vomit Comet. After what our guys did during Apollo 18 though, I'll put money down on them fabricating some type of defibrillator from the ISS itself. Since your in free-fall zero G, you might get lucky and have a longer time period since your heart doesn't need to pump nearly as hard; or that might screw up your internals even more! As Dennis Leary said "we just don't know". We probably should be inducing heart attacks in mice up there to see what happens.

I kinda find it hard to believe that NO ONE has sent a single defibrillator up there by now, just from a risk-assessment standpoint. Even though we send all our astronauts through rigorous health checks pre-flight, some of our astronauts are pushing 65-70. We've sent up student projects, a small defib doesn't weigh much. I have a feeling that a heart attack victim would fare well in a Soyuz emergency landing, if they even could in a rapid enough time frame.

about a month ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

l0n3s0m3phr34k Same crap, different feild (199 comments)

This is just like the ban slapped on amateur rocketry after 9/11. Knee-jerk reactions to non-existent problems. Amazon would never fly any drones without some massive insurance policy; they aren't even being given ANY chance to present a properly risk-assessed and due diligence plan forward - just a big NO from the FAA. This also reminds me of the recent cock-up over Russian rocket engines where SpaceX warned us the Russians would do just what they did a week later.

Henry Ford must be spinning in his grave seeing how much we clamp down on real innovation now. If he had to deal with this Brazil-style bureaucracy in his day his car wouldn't have ever seen the light of day; the Wright Brothers would have been issued a cease-and-desist and then raided by some fed SWAT team at Kitty Hawke. Just ridiculous and sad.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:You know ... (358 comments)

You could do like that one "unstable super hero" did, jar of bees...throw it through their window...

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:You know ... (358 comments)

I would have blasted them with my horn for those entire 15 minutes, right behind them.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re: You know ... (358 comments)

If he had some type of directional antenna on it too, no one would probably have ever noticed.

about a month ago
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

l0n3s0m3phr34k Re:I think you're on to something here. (358 comments)

I have seen the same thing...various city vehicles, street sweepers, even temporary street signs that have red and blue lights on them now. It's very confusing seeing several sets of red-n-blues slowly moving down the highway in the middle of the night, giant cloud of dust around them...at first it looks like some industrial accident happening but then it turns out to be frakking street cleaners! It basically makes everyone ignore red-n-blue even more, since now it might just be some city vehicle sitting there while the guy looks at some maps!

I did pass up the chance to buy a truck that used to be owned by a Federal Marshal, I kick myself all the time for not getting it...it still had all the kit in it from lights, external speakers, prisoner bar in the back, quick-draw gun holster...but I knew I would get in SO MUCH TROUBLE with it using the lights to make people get out of the fast lane!

about a month ago

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