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Military Electronics That Shatter Into Dust On Command

mhajicek Re:BUCK FETA (221 comments)

I for one.

about 8 months ago
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Slashdot BETA Discussion

mhajicek Re:This sucks. (60 comments)

I find the classic works MUCH better on my phone. I can zoom and pan as I desire. Beta locks my zoom and makes me scroll forever.

about 8 months ago
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Google's Quantum Computer Cannot be Explained Classically

mhajicek Re:What about the actual device physics? (2 comments)

Indeed. And the question of whether or not it's actually quantum is really irrelevant when it comes down to it. What matters is how it performs.

about 8 months ago
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At my current workplace, I've outlasted ...

mhajicek Data says (177 comments)

Less likely to outlast coworkers if reading Slashdot...

about 8 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

mhajicek Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

Citation needed.

about 8 months ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

mhajicek Re:Scholarships, you mean (321 comments)

Indeed. History shows that tuition rises to match the money available.

about 8 months ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

mhajicek Re:No, Salaries (321 comments)

I have seen plenty of managers who actually have negative value to the company. The technical workers eventually find workarounds to get things done in spite of the manager, but he's still reducing efficiency.

about 8 months ago
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James Dyson: We Should Pay Students To Study Engineering

mhajicek Re:No, Salaries (321 comments)

Indeed. Employers can't find enough qualified workers willing to work for what the employers would like to pay.

about 8 months ago
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Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

mhajicek Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

Get ready for your new Terrafoam domecile.

about 8 months ago
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

mhajicek Re:Amazing (393 comments)

Do you have any practical suggestions on how to accomplish that?

about 8 months ago
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

mhajicek Re:In All Fairness (393 comments)

Indeed. "I was just following orders" is no excuse.

about 8 months ago
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

mhajicek Re:and the TSA exists because... (393 comments)

Didn't know that. Thanks, I'll have to look into that.

about 8 months ago
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Confessions Of an Ex-TSA Agent: Secrets Of the I.O. Room

mhajicek Re:and the TSA exists because... (393 comments)

I haven't flown since the scanners were installed. We're planning a road trip family vacation.

about 8 months ago

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Free electricity?

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mhajicek (1582795) writes "Researchers seem to have built a functioning power cell which gets its energy from ambient heat:

http://www.technolog...nld2012-03-08/

If this proves out this will be huge. I mean really, really huge.

"These guys have created a circuit consisting of an LED connected to a strip of graphene by some wire. They simply placed the graphene in a solution of copper chloride and watched. Sure enough, the LED lights up. (Actually, they needed six of these graphene circuits in series to generate the 2V needed to make the LED light up but you get the picture.)""

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Does the White-house's "We The People" petition si

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  more than 2 years ago

mhajicek (1582795) writes "Or is it just a way to make dissenters easier to ignore? I'm finding that even when signed in I am unable to sign or create a petition. Also, the response to a petition to abolish the TSA "https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/response/response-we-people-petition-abolishment-transportation-security-administration" could be summed up with "No. You're wrong to not like it.""
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I for one...

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mhajicek (1582795) writes ""The DOD defines collateral damage as lawful, “so long as it is not excessive in light of the overall military advantage anticipated from the attack.” This unfortunate trend has prompted development of the Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System (ARSS), essentially an unmanned surgical instrument of death." Hmm, the "Prove yourself" word is appropriately "massacre"..."
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Secret Treaty Worse Than Copyright Treaty

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mhajicek (1582795) writes "“This is the first time I’ve ever seen any transnational treaty referring to a new body to be set up under that treaty as a government. But it’s the powers that are going to be given to this entirely unelected government that are so frightening.”"
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Physicists Measure Elusive 'Persistent Current' Th

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mhajicek (1582795) writes "ScienceDaily (Oct. 12, 2009) — Physicists at Yale University have made the first definitive measurements of “persistent current,” a small but perpetual electric current that flows naturally through tiny rings of metal wire even without an external power source."
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Intelligent software figures out politics!

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  about 5 years ago

mhajicek writes "There's a company working on software to scan the internet (and other sources) and parse it into useful information, deciphering relations between different concepts and such. As a demo / proof of concept, they've made available for public use a program called HealthBase , which tries to figure out causes, treatments, and complications for various conditions. Just for kicks, I input "Politicians", to see what it would do.

According to HealthBase:
Cons of Politicians include Raise Concern, Loath, and Be Socialist.
Complications of Politicians include Be Socialist, Confusion, Destroy future, and Destroy liberty.
Treatments for Politicians include Argument, Newspaper, Culture, and Citizen.
Food and Plants for Politicians:
Cannabis.

Seems to work okay to me..."

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Man legally carries assault rifle to Obama protest

mhajicek mhajicek writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mhajicek writes "Gun rights activists have been exercising their right to bear arms in the states of Arizona and New Hampshire, which do not prohibit or require permits for the carrying of an unconcealed firearm. Doing so among protesters at a presidential speech has caused a bit of a media flurry, but law enforcement officers and Secret Service agents were unconcerned."
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