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

nanospook Re:Its own weight? (193 comments)

However we describe it's actions, we really don't know what gravity is do we? It's not really explained.

about 10 months ago
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Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released

nanospook Re:Almost no value (51 comments)

Location is actually more detailed..

about a year ago
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Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released

nanospook Re:Almost no value (51 comments)

4609620 records containing phone number with last 2 digits X'ed out, an user id, and the location which is something like Alabama.

about a year ago
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Chang'e-3 Lunar Rover Landing Slated For 13:40 UTC Saturday

nanospook Re: Mission Priority #1 (90 comments)

I'm hurt. . Gonna go do a load. .

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy Wi-Fi-Enabled Tablet For My Dad?

nanospook He's not dead! (370 comments)

After having whatever you give him.. for a while.. he will do something new and learn how to do things. Face it, the things are fun..

about a year ago
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Chang'e-3 Lunar Rover Landing Slated For 13:40 UTC Saturday

nanospook Mission Priority #1 (90 comments)

Build laundry mat next to Walmart.

about a year ago
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Pen Testers Break Into Gov't Agency With Fake Social Media ID

nanospook Prime Numbers (109 comments)

We are actually quite good at it, as we do in everything, we apply a deep level of analysis to how we are doing it.. 5 quick 5 slow ;) make sure you use a prime number!

1 year,25 days
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Pen Testers Break Into Gov't Agency With Fake Social Media ID

nanospook Perhaps the best defense.. (109 comments)

Is for no one to have any secrets..

1 year,25 days
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Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

nanospook Re:Yup, and it doesn't matter. (722 comments)

Maybe for local trips, but if you are commuting daily and on the road for 1-2 hours a day, wouldn't you rather do something else? I would be happy to catch up on my sleep or do other tasks and let the vehicle drive itself. I hate the waste of time in commuting and would see this as an opportunity to regain it.

about a year ago
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Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

nanospook Re:At what speed? (722 comments)

So if the autonomous car is surrounded by vehicles going 65, will the algorithm maintain a safe speed in relation to the other vehicles or insist on obeying the law? I would think it would be case #1, otherwise, you increase the chances of a collision law or no law..

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Language To Learn For Scientific Computing?

nanospook My favorite is CnH2n+1OH (465 comments)

It take all the work out of the computations..

about a year ago
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Ford Showcases Self-Parking Car Technology

nanospook Re:Dumber and dumber (233 comments)

The purpose of knowing driving skills is to match the technology we are using (so we don't die or kill something else). As the technology changes, so will the skills we need. Is it a loss? Or is it freedom to do other things. Personally I think if if you think it's a loss, you are simply embracing a "can do " self sufficient mentality for ego's sake.

about a year ago
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LG Announces Mass Production of Flexible OLED Phone Displays

nanospook Dew Le Loh Mah! (123 comments)

I want to coat my chopsticks in this OLED stuff so I can watch "The Fly" at a sushi joint!

about a year ago
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Security After the Death of Trust

nanospook Re:most people don't want to bother (162 comments)

I ain't got no time for dat! Seriously.. it's about the backbone technology. Your average person isn't gong to be a subject matter expert on computer security. It has to be embedded in a transparent fashion to make it work and it has to be a transparent technology (as in open source) so the government doesn't use it for their own ends.

about a year ago
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Mars Orbiter Spies Comet ISON

nanospook ObamaCare units (41 comments)

I converted the distance to ObamaCare units and you know can either pay 64 million a year or be penalized at a cost of 4 light sabers. Long live the Empire!

about a year ago
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Sinkhole Sucks Brains From Wasteful Bitcoin Mining Botnet

nanospook Is it relevant (203 comments)

Does the stats on electricity cost really apply? If those PC's are not infected, wouldn't they be using the electricity anyways? They are not on for the bot. The bot just infected them for it's own purposes.

about a year ago
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Myst Was Supposed To Change the Face of Gaming. What Is Its Legacy?

nanospook Re:The graphics were simply brilliant (374 comments)

Actually Castle Wolfenstein came out on the Apple+ back in the 80's.. but I suspect you mean the revamped PC version..

about a year ago

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Petition to Prevent Extradition of Richard O'Dwyer to the USA

nanospook nanospook writes  |  more than 2 years ago

nanospook writes "This petition has been submitted to Change.org by Jimmy Wales, a Wikipedia Founder and emailed to me. This is yet another manifestation of the control American media corporations have over the federal government and the extent they are willing to go to protect their interests by infiltrating legal systems around the world. Here are several recent links to Slashdot on this topic

http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/06/25/1357258/jimmy-wales-calls-uk-government-to-halt-odwyer-extradition
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/13/1548214/us-government-seeks-extradition-of-uk-student-for-file-sharing

The Change.org. link emailed to me
http://www.change.org/petitions/ukhomeoffice-stop-the-extradition-of-richard-o-dwyer-to-the-usa-saverichard?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=7068&alert_id=TkUchzXVVJ_zoFQkJpDWL

asks me to contact as many friends as possible. It occurred to me that if we wanted to get the message out, who would be better to ask than Slashdot readers? I do apologize in advance for the formatting crudeness of this posting. I have a project due and am doing this on my lunch break with a low sugar and a full bladder :)"

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