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Ask Slashdot: What Would Real Space Combat Look Like?

non-registered long periods of boredom ... (892 comments)

... punctuated by moments of sheer terror

about 2 years ago

Clothier Slammed For Using 'Perfect' Virtual Model

non-registered Re:Cheaper (471 comments)

"bang the pool boy on the side" - I don't think you're doing it right.

more than 2 years ago

The Covenant - a New Open Source Strategy

non-registered Re:Per product or per version? (108 comments)

Good comment. We should remember that the cumulative probability of the long tail of "unlikely" outcomes often outweighs the probability of the few most "likely" outcomes. In other words, the outcome will most likely be bad.

about 3 years ago

Emergent Gravity Disproved

non-registered Re:Gravity again? (102 comments)

This was funny. If I knew what a mod point was and had one, I would have used it here.

about 3 years ago

Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

non-registered Re:Alzheimer's Terminal? (838 comments)

Cancer isn't terminal either. Everybody dies of heart failure. All else is proximate.

more than 3 years ago

Terry Pratchett Considers Assisted Suicide

non-registered Re:Alzheimer's is horrifying (838 comments)

So sorry for you and your mother. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

more than 3 years ago

35% Use Mobile Apps Before Getting Out of Bed

non-registered Me, too. (180 comments)

The Alarm Clock.

more than 3 years ago

Poisoned Google Image Searches Becoming a Problem

non-registered Re:a couple add ons that help (262 comments)

Same here: no script & requestpolicy. The amount of tweaking required to surf safely tends to make me visit less than a dozen sites regularly.

more than 3 years ago

Why Does the US Cling To Imperial Measurements?

non-registered Re:Not so bad to have different systems. (2288 comments)

OK, so you come on over to my kitchen and use your new rules of thumb to rewrite all my much-beloved family recipes. I don't have a .4 cc spoon, so make sure you adjust all the measurements and test all the recipes so that the family won't barf and the amounts can be easily measured. I remember when I was a kid, the metric system was the coming thing... until everybody realized our sizable investment in butter-measuring devices. Uh, lemme see,, .454 kilos... uhh.. oh never mind.

more than 3 years ago

$110,000 Fine Is First Under MA Data Privacy Law

non-registered Driving bad behavior? (97 comments)

Why wouldn't the company just hide the data breach? There wouldn't be that many people in the company that would know about it. Easy enough to keep a lid on it. That's what control fraud is for, anyway.

more than 3 years ago

Obama Calls For New Privacy Bill of Rights

non-registered Disillusioned (217 comments)

When I read the summary I thought "Finally!" Then I remembered all the weasel-worded laws enacted at the federal level to nullify any true protections that might be passed at the state level.

more than 3 years ago

Can World Governments Veto Your Domain Name?

non-registered Re:Not News (177 comments)

It requires someone to speak up against it. Why risk a political foofarah if you don't have a pony in the race? Don't be fooled. This is very cleverly architected.

more than 3 years ago

Sandy Bridge Chipset Shipments Halted Due To Bug

non-registered Re:Find a bug... (212 comments)

I trust GP: has empirical data.

more than 3 years ago

Google Adds To Mozilla's Push For 'Do Not Track'

non-registered User-Agent Headers (128 comments)

"Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 1,379,292 tested so far. Currently, we estimate that your browser has a fingerprint that conveys at least 20.4 bits of identifying information." -Panopticlick

I'm thinking opt-out of tracking by cookies, etc., is a throwaway. Google et al no longer need those technologies.

more than 3 years ago

UK Wants ISPs To Be Responsible For Third Party Content Online

non-registered And Competition (158 comments)

Don't forget competition.

more than 3 years ago

Oxford Expands Library With 153 Miles of Shelves

non-registered How safe is that? (130 comments)

Salt mines don't burn.

more than 3 years ago

3D Displays May Be Hazardous To Young Children

non-registered I'll just do it... (386 comments)

...until I need 3D glasses.

more than 4 years ago


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