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Ask Slashdot: Best Personal Archive

murkwood7 Engrave it in stone! (2 comments)

I'm looking at M-Disc.

Still not sure how to handle reader obsolescence. Other than re-doing everything every 5-10 years.

2 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

murkwood7 Re:Just Require an IQ Test (650 comments)

Ah yes, extrapolating from one case to a generalization. Always good science!

WAIS 3? Is that a measure of how often you wash your hands? I'm to exasperated to google it...

3 days ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

murkwood7 Re:its a tough subject (650 comments)

... im not a flue shot kinda guy...

I'm not a "flue shot kinda guy" either. What with those chimney sized needles and all.

3 days ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

murkwood7 Re:The average human being (291 comments)

Not at all. To have that happen they have to prove that you're a physical danger to yourself or somebody else. Simply being eccentric, insane, or even being a criminal sociopath who defrauds people doesn't have a chance of landing you there.

My first thought to this is: "What country do you live in? Where reality has something to do with the court system?" .\:p/.

In my country (USA), everything depends on what the definition of the word 'is' is. And the only ones qualified to even discuss the issue are lawyers. Because, of course 'the truth' is 'vastly overated'.

about a week ago
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QVC hosts debate whether the Moon is a planet or a star

murkwood7 Does anybody now not understand why (1 comments)

we have the kind of government we do? And why, ah, some companies feel the need to dumb down computer interfaces?

about two weeks ago
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This Is the Most Anti-Science Congress in Recent History

murkwood7 Why does our current two-party system have to... (1 comments)

SUCK?

Why is it, when we start (just start!) to rein in the mad excesses of the Democrats, we get dumped squarely into the ignorant excesses of the Republicans?

about two weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

murkwood7 Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

.... HOAs are completely up front about those things and if you don't read the bylaws before buying, you're a dumb motherfucker.

When it comes to your neighbors "bossing you around", NOBODY is completely "up font". You dumb motherfucker.

about three weeks ago
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US Seeks China's Help Against North Korean Cyberattacks

murkwood7 Re:"Cultural arrogance" (153 comments)

You beat me to, what seems to me to be, obvious rejoinders to the excuses given here. And did a MUCH better job than I could!

I would add that the US, given its melting-pot nature, is the target of every monoculture-country(TM) on this planet. For obvious reasons.

about a month ago
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Seattle Police Held Hackathon To Redact Footage From Body Cameras

murkwood7 Re:Why dashcams? (93 comments)

You jack off to people in pain, don't you.

about a month ago
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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

murkwood7 Re:Surrender to SpaceX, France (168 comments)

You would like that wouldn't you?

Would you like to participate in that invasion also?

about a month and a half ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

murkwood7 Re:Human made (465 comments)

I would say "Amen", but for the people who would crucify me for that.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Pseudo ADHD?

murkwood7 Yeah..., (1 comments)

What 'e said.

about 1 month ago
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Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria

murkwood7 Re:Starting to get weary of clickbait "journalism" (45 comments)

They don't write like that for clickbait. They write like that because it's easier to read.

Seems to me that click-baiters also write like that.

How do you tell the difference? Without just "knowing"? i.e., There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of scholarly sites. And entirely unknown numbers of click-baiters.

about 2 months ago
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Test Flight For NASA's Orion Capsule Slated for December 4

murkwood7 If we wait to colonize space, we never will! (59 comments)

The only way to ensure human survival is to colonize space. Starting with this solar system but eventually moving on to others.

The only way to colonize space is to fucking START COLONIZING SPACE.

I believe that if we wait to start colonizing space something, space rock, super volcano, radical islamists, pick your poison, will destroy the possibility of survival.

about 2 months ago
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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

murkwood7 Re:Duh (115 comments)

Bitcoin is money with metadata.

Would it be more accurate to say: "Bitcoin is cash with metadata"

about 2 months ago
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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

murkwood7 Re:News flash (115 comments)

Since I am based in Europe, I do observe these tendencies with some level fascination. It is just as if the US envies Europe the dark ages of non-enlightenment and wants to go into something similar to compensate.

I don't know that it is envy.

We do have a segment of the population believing that "we can do it better". Whether or not "it" is worth doing at all.

about 2 months ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

murkwood7 Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (454 comments)

Compared to a computer, a human is utterly incompetent to operate any heavy machinery...

Compared to a cockroach, humans in general are utterly incompetent to breed.

Your point is? You don't have a point. To live is to experience. If you don't want to experience anything...

about 2 months ago
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Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

murkwood7 Re:How do you do it? (51 comments)

I should say that Anna-Maria Hefele does not appear to be inhaling when making sounds.

about 2 months ago
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Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

murkwood7 Re:How do you do it? (51 comments)

There are several tutorials on youtube on how to do overtone (also called throat) singing. She doesn't cover it, because probably there's enough of it already.

"Throat singing" involves operating the vocal cords while inhaling. This lady, Anna-Maria Hefele, at least, is NOT doing that.

about 2 months ago

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Have we reached peak gadgetry?

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about 2 months ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "This story: http://www.digitimes.com/news/..., made me think more on the subject of "peak gadgetry". An example of what I think of as "peak gadgetry" would be the current smartphones. They all look, and essentially operate, the same. Wearables, as exemplified by "smart watches", don't seem to add anything compelling to the mix. Short of something like nanonics, a la Peter Hamilton's "Nights Dawn" trilogy, I don't see anything on the horizon to replace smartphones or revolutinize communications.

Personal transportion hasn't quite caught up to peakness, maybe. I don't know that electric vehicles are it or not. EVs are slowly gaining popularity (maybe like early days of cellphones, say early 1990's).

I'm seeing an increase in the number of stories about consumer purchasing falling off, with more and more desperation on the part of marketing and sales departments. I'm only mildly surprised that no government has tried to mandate something like google glass to force advertisements on their citizens. Or something equally onerous!

Is this possibly the beginning of the end for capitalism?

As an aside. Apple has made me, an American who loves his country, hate them (Apple). I could not possibly care less about their fortunes. But I can still read articles about them for industry and cultural trends."

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Testing Only!!

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about 2 years ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "when i submitted a story i was prompted to share via facebook, twitter, and linkedln. i chose facebook and the software promptly posted to my wife's facebook page. why did it do that???????"
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Some states dropping GED due to price spikes!?!

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about 2 years ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "I know many people are tired of the rip-off prices (or spiraling-out-of-control costs!) in anything education related. It seems to me that there should be a Wiki-style Educational resource that states could use for this purpose. I. e. High School equivalency wiki. The basic educational requirements for someone to function in society (read and understand job ads, job apps, and, say, nutritional labels, wouldn't change drastically from year-to-year."
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