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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

laejoh Re:WHAT? (731 comments)

All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, public health, and decimation, what have the Romans ever done for us?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

laejoh Undertaker! (731 comments)

There's money to be made burying corpses! Yihaa!

about a week ago
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Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

laejoh Re:I don't need this (518 comments)

Are those your eyes or are those NSA's?

about three weeks ago
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The 3D Economy — What Happens When Everyone Prints Their Own Shoes?

laejoh Re:What do the cartridges cost? (400 comments)

I just bought a 3D printer to print my own inkjet cartridges!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

laejoh Re:Duff's Device (373 comments)

who they're trying to impress

Larry Wall, obviously!

;)

about three weeks ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

laejoh Re:The Day After (878 comments)

The Day After is a silly, happy disney version of what would happen after a nuclear war. Do yourself a favor and watch youtube for Threads.

about a month ago
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Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

laejoh Re:No alien abduction theories?! (382 comments)

Knight Templars from Outer Space!

about a month ago
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Oil From the Exxon Valdez Spill Still Lingers On Alaska Beaches

laejoh Re:HMMMM (261 comments)

Here you are: "It's like mayonnaise left out on the roof of your car. The surface will crust over, but the inside of the clump still looks like mayonnaise,"

about a month and a half ago
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The Tech Industry Is Getting Ridiculous

laejoh Re:There is one simple reason (102 comments)

Aren't you confusing IT with high speed pizza delivery?

about a month and a half ago
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Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology

laejoh Re:"Forgettable sea creature" (159 comments)

Let's call them "Elder Things" then!

about 2 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Label Your Tech Gear, and If So, How?

laejoh Re:WARNING Sticker: (250 comments)

Mine are labelled as "Contains Precious Bodily Fluids (and there's nothing wrong with them)".

about 2 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

laejoh Re:But... (341 comments)

rappy keyboard!

about 2 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

laejoh Re:But... (341 comments)

If you want to know more, read Gödel, Esher and Bach!

about 2 months ago
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Eclipse Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

laejoh Re:Still using it (155 comments)

Assembly!

about 2 months ago
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Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons' 40th Anniversary

laejoh Party Time! (218 comments)

I put on my robe and wizard's hat!

about 3 months ago

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R.I.P. Michel "Mike" Donnet

laejoh laejoh writes  |  about 9 months ago

laejoh (648921) writes "Many of you are probably not familiar with his story, but in 1941, this man, together with his friend Leon Divoy, sneaked into a German base in occupied Belgium to steal an old sabotaged airplane and fly it to the UK to join the RAF. In RAF service he flew 375 missions, shot down 4 enemy fighters and damaged 5 others."
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Man builds fully-functional Boeing 737 flight simulator in his son's bedroom

laejoh laejoh writes  |  about 9 months ago

laejoh (648921) writes "An aeroplane enthusiast has taken his obsession a step further than most after using his son’s bedroom to build a Boeing 737 flight simulator that exactly mimics the real thing.

Laurent Aigon, 40, from Lacanau in France, has spent the last five years collecting and buying components from around the world with best friend and fellow enthusiast (obviously) Jean-Paul Dupuy.

The pair spent thousands of euros on internet orders for bits and pieces to construct the simulator – which is so realistic that the Institute of Aircraft Maintenance at Bordeaux-Merignac Airport asked him to give a lecture on his achievement.

Mr Aigon has since schooled himself in all the procedures for take off and landing and says he is able to fly his ‘plane’ just like a real-life pilot."

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Voyager 2 Has Accepted The Commands!

laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 2 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft Nov. 4 to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft. Confirmation was received today november the 7th that the spacecraft accepted the commands."
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The Beaver magazine namechange because of filters

laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 4 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "As of the April-May 2010 issue, the magazine "The Beaver" will be renamed Canada's History. The stated reasons are that the name has become so associated with the sexual euphemism that online material by the magazine using its name in the header is being blocked by spam filters. Use of the word 'beaver' on the internet has taken on an identity that nobody could have perceived in 1920."
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Dead Parrot sketch is 1,600 years old

laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 5 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "Monty Python's 'Dead Parrot sketch' — which featured John Cleese — is some 1,600 years old. A classic scholar has proved the point, by unearthing a Greek version of the world-famous piece. A comedy duo called Hierocles and Philagrius told the original version, only rather than a parrot they used a slave. It concerns a man who complains to his friend that he was sold a slave who dies in his service. His companion replies: "When he was with me, he never did any such thing!" The joke was discovered in a collection of 265 jokes called Philogelos: The Laugh Addict, which dates from the fourth century AD. Hierocles had gone to meet his maker, and Philagrius had certainly ceased to be, long before John Cleese and Michael Palin reinvented the yarn in 1969."
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Security breach at Belgian ISP exposed

laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 5 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "Belgacom, the largest Belgian ISP, admitted today that 2,000 of its ADSL accounts were compromised earlier this year.

The company discovered details of its subscribers posted on a webpage by hackers who weren't happy with download limits on broadband internet connections.

Belgacom didn't communicate the security breach to its users at large, apparently to avoid panic."
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http://fitnathemovie.com has been suspended

laejoh laejoh writes  |  about 6 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "http://fitnathemovie.com/ has been suspended while Network Solutions is investigating whether the site's content is in violation of the Network Solutions Acceptable Use Policy. Fitna is an upcoming film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The movie will offer a critical view on the world of Islam and the Qur'an. The name comes from the Arabic word Fitna which is used to describe "disagreement and division among people", or a "test of faith in times of trial". Network Solutions has received a number of complaints regarding this site that are under investigation. Wilders has stated that he will try to get the film on the Internet before the end of March 2008. A news article on Reuters has stated that the movie has an expected release date of March 28."
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Free lifetime supple of beer for stolen laptop

laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 6 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "A LIFETIME supply of beer is being offered in New Zealand for the return of a stolen laptop. The laptop contains designs, creative work, contact details and financial information and was stolen from Rotorua's Croucher Brewing Company this week. The owners of the brewing company are offering free beer to whoever dobs in the person responsible."
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laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 6 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "If you've ever tried Astroglide, you know it's some of the slipperiest stuff ever made. Astroglide suffered a data breach this week. People who ordered the company's products from their Web site from 2003 to the present may have had their names and email and shipping addresses published on the Internet."
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laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 6 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "BBC reported yesterday that the cast and creators of Monty Python musical Spamalot gathered in Trafalgar Square to set a new record for the world's largest coconut orchestra.

The cast and creators led 5,567 people "clip-clopping" in time to the Python classic Always Look On The Bright Side of Life for the Guinness World Records (GWR) attempt.
I wonder were the coconuts came from!"
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laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "BBC business editor tries out Vista and asks himself: So would I do it again?

The answer is no. Do what I originally had planned to do. Wait for half a year until the driver issues are settled and then buy a new PC.


You will probably enjoy Vista, but there's little reason to do it the hard way."
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laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "A fishing crew has caught a colossal squid that could weigh a half-ton and prove to be the biggest specimen ever landed, a fisheries official said Thursday.

Colossal squid, known by the scientific name Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, are estimated to grow up to 46 feet long and have long been one of the most mysterious creatures of the deep ocean."
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laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

laejoh (648921) writes "The BBC reports about Net safety day today. Efforts to make the net less risky for children are being marked by the fourth Internet Safety Day on 6 February. Events are being held in 31 nations and a blogathon will record activities held as far apart as Australia and Canada. I didn't notice and it was by watching the BBC website that I learned about this day. Bad marketing?"
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laejoh laejoh writes  |  more than 7 years ago

laejoh writes "Actress Denise Richards throws a laptop on top of an 80 year old woman. Read more about it on bbc."

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