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'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization

mu51c10rd Medieval battle? (34 comments)

Perhaps the 11 were battle casualties? In which case...where did the victors go?


Amazon Launches Android-Powered 'Fire TV' For Streaming and Gaming

mu51c10rd No local media support (180 comments)

No DLNA? This is simply a less functional Roku device. At least you can do a custom channel to play local files. I wish WD TV would get an Amazon app...but it appears that door is closed with the release of this device. Amazon hasn't realized there are a lot of people with local files as well...not just online app accounts.

about two weeks ago

Amazon Launches Android-Powered 'Fire TV' For Streaming and Gaming

mu51c10rd Re:Odd Market. (180 comments)

Not everyone wants a game console or PC tower sitting next to their TV. Also, having a streamlined deivce with a great UI makes sure the support calls are removed from the rest of the family. Who wants to tell their 10 year old for the 50th time to turn on the PC first and log in before using the TV? Also, I prefer to have a TV mounted on the wall with no entertainment center. These type of devices fit very well without sitting on the floor or running cables to nearby furniture. There is definitely a market...I have 3 WDTV SMPs..

about two weeks ago

White House To Propose Ending NSA Phone Records Collection

mu51c10rd Re:Why the focus on some archaic communication too (208 comments)

That's funny. I could have sworn one of the hottest technologies around was a thing called a "cellphone".

Which, oddly enough, are mostly used to play social games, store apps, browse the internet, and check emails/texts. Notice phone plans went to unlimited voice when the shift from voice calls to data usage happened? I still use the phone...but I admit it is mostly work related now...and I am too old to be part of "generation Y". Voice calls are going to voip or being replaced with social media and text messaging. It concerns me as well that the government can pay lip service to us and claim they won't collect the voice calls...while still collecting the internet and voip traffic.

about three weeks ago

'Chicken From Hell' Unearthed In American Midwest

mu51c10rd One question really (78 comments)

Could we deep fat fry them?

about a month ago

Waves Spotted On Titan

mu51c10rd Raining methane eh? (73 comments)

Sounds like a men's college dorm to me....

about 1 month ago

Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

mu51c10rd Re:A simple request. (623 comments)

Interesting nickname attached to your comment. Foreshadowing perhaps...?

about a month ago

Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

mu51c10rd Re:clearly (623 comments)

Should have at least asked for free shipping...

about a month ago

How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

mu51c10rd Re:Sochi Project by Rob Hornstra & Arnold van (359 comments)

Not to nention that Sochi is characterised by poverty, separatism, terrorism and mass beach tourism

So when poor beach tourists start advocating a violent separation from Russia, we should be concerned?

about 2 months ago

New Type of Star Can Emerge From Inside Black Holes, Say Cosmologists

mu51c10rd Re:Beta problem is a financial one (193 comments)

Nice to know we as a community were worth 13.5 million as an intangible asset. However, now we are valued at 0...so we are now worthless to Dice.

about 2 months ago

New Type of Star Can Emerge From Inside Black Holes, Say Cosmologists

mu51c10rd Beta problem is a financial one (193 comments)

Dice released their 4th quarter filing...and it does not cast Slashdot in a good light:

Slashdot Media was acquired to provide content and services that are important to technology professionals in their everyday work lives and to leverage that reach into the global technology community benefiting user engagement on the Dice.com site. The expected benefits have started to be realized at Dice.com. However, advertising revenue has declined over the past year and there is no improvement expected in the future financial performance of Slashdot Media's underlying advertising business. Therefore, $7.2 million of intangible assets and $6.3 million of goodwill related to Slashdot Media were reduced to zero.

Looks like running AdBlock on Slashdot and turning off ads may soon be the cause of their demise...

about 2 months ago

Utah Bill Would Prevent Regional Fiber Networks From Growing

mu51c10rd Rep Curt Webb (111 comments)

The representative for HB060 is Curt Webb from Logan UT. Seems odd as his area is not remotely close to UTOPIA or Google Fiber. Looks like someone someone found a disinterested politician who doesn't know any better to push this bill?

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

mu51c10rd Slap on the wrist (822 comments)

While what he did was breaking the law by revealing information he was sworn to protect...I figure give him a slap on the wrist. Call him guilty on all charges...and then give him 500 hours of community service and let him on his way. The NSA on the other hand...needs to be reigned in and the government needs to have better checks and balances. Where is our recourse when all 3 branches agree and engage in unconstitutional behavior?

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

mu51c10rd Re:No solution for you... (420 comments)

That's not true. A WD TV Live box only needs to find the SMB shares on your network or any DLNA devices...and it will start compiling a media library for you. Bonus are the web apps for Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, etc.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

mu51c10rd Re:WD TV Live plays almost everything (420 comments)

I also have a WD TV Live box. I paired it with a NAS and a machine running Playon...and have all the content to keep the family happy. WD listens to their users too...(when I was active in their forums, they invited me into their beta program)...it's always improving.

about 3 months ago

I'd rather pay for my space latte with ...

mu51c10rd Space bucks (265 comments)

Definitely Spacebucks....I would like to see how Mr. Coffee works...

about 4 months ago

What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

mu51c10rd Re:Hard to believe (804 comments)

You position the fans pointing upward, that keeps the machine firmly on the desk

Or would that create enough lift to hover above the desk? I like the idea of a floating desktop...

about 4 months ago

Panoramic Picture Taken By China's Moon Lander

mu51c10rd Is this faked too? (125 comments)

Wow, the Gobi desert looks eerily familiar to the Nevada desert...

about 4 months ago

NSA Wants To Reveal Its Secrets To Prevent Snowden From Revealing Them First

mu51c10rd Less sensitive material? (216 comments)

So we finally get to find out where the breakroom is at Ft Meade? Perhaps we will get a map of the bathrooms? Perhaps the supplier of office supplies?

about 5 months ago



Cisco purchasing Sourcefire

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  about 9 months ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "According to this, Cisco is purchasing Sourcefire for 2.7 Billion dollars. It remains to be seen what their plans are for popular open source products such as Snort and ClamAV. Forks anyone?"

Nurse Chapel has passed away

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 5 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "A piece of Trek history has quietly passed away. Majel Barrett Roddenberry of Star Trek fame passed away on December 18th. She carried various roles from Number One in the TOS pilot episode, to Nurse Chapel, Deanna Troi's mother, to all the ship computer voices up to the soon-to-be-released movie. She will be missed. The article on her passing is here."

SCO chooses to lose their Unix business

mu51c10rd mu51c10rd writes  |  more than 6 years ago

mu51c10rd (187182) writes "SCO has chosen to try to opt out of the Unix business by selling it to York Capital Management. There is an article at Computerworld detailing their decision. Perhaps SCO has finally thrown in the towel and we won't be subjected to more SCO news?"


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