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Ask Slashdot: What To Tell Non-Tech Savvy Family About Malware?

notgm i think your uncle is right (340 comments)

you've been compromised, and now you're spamming /.

about a year and a half ago

Cisco Pricing Undercut By $100M In Big Cal State University Network Project

notgm Re:I knew cisco was expensive (220 comments)

by winning more than a fourth of the contracts that ALU wins.

about 2 years ago

ISS Robotic Arm Captures Dragon Capsule

notgm Re:Second? (147 comments)

It doesn't count though, since it's just a test run.

about 2 years ago

Micromotors Race About By Turning Water Into Hydrogen Gas

notgm Re:so... (85 comments)

my point is that it's poorly reported. there's no mention of how much aluminum it takes to make hydrogen, nor how much hydrogen one might expect from the process.

about 2 years ago

Micromotors Race About By Turning Water Into Hydrogen Gas

notgm Re:so... (85 comments)

i did rtfa, and rtfs. neither speaks to the amount of fuel the motors take in, nor the amount of hydrogen produced.

about 2 years ago

Micromotors Race About By Turning Water Into Hydrogen Gas

notgm so... (85 comments)

these motors do work, while creating fuel?


about 2 years ago

Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private

notgm Re:Surprise. (300 comments)

if he's makes a claim that he's going to buy out shares at a 47% premium, and owns 20% already, sounds like he's just doing a fancy wide-screen director's cut of the old pump-and-dump.


about 2 years ago

What's Next For Superhero Movies?

notgm write a new story? (396 comments)

or has that been done before?

about 2 years ago

Hawking Is First User of "Big Brain" Supercomputer

notgm hawking's been hacked. (93 comments)

i'm convinced that someone else is controlling what his computer-chair-interface says. perhaps it's even...bum bum bum....a super advanced AI, tricking us all into giving it access to a supercom...oh no! it's too late!

more than 2 years ago

Invasive Species Ride Tsunami Debris To US Shore

notgm Attention, "Fittest": (173 comments)

Start surviving....NOW!


more than 2 years ago

Copyright Infringer Tries To Shut Down Reporting On Her Infringement

notgm Re:Suing herself? How you say .... (418 comments)

i read the original story the other day, as it was listed in someone's sig here at slashdot - i followed the trail, and after she had taken down Jay's picture, she replaced it with an Anne Geddes picture. that made me chuckle.

more than 2 years ago

Book Review: The Logic of Chance

notgm Re:safe to ignore (44 comments)

rather large difference in "explaining jargon once, and then using it heavily" vs. "using jargon throughout and never explaining it", which is what the OP doesn't like.

put it in context, explain it once, and proceed - don't force us to put down the work every three words to go learn something...teach it actively.

more than 2 years ago

Location Selected For $1 Billion Ghost Town

notgm Re:Wouldn't it be easier.... (172 comments)

so then pay off homeowners to have testing done on their neighbors.


more than 2 years ago

Chinese Physicists Achieve Quantum Teleportation Over 60 Miles

notgm a butterfly flaps its wings in China... (216 comments)

and half a world away, another butterfly does too.

not nearly as exciting. boo, science!

more than 2 years ago

Yahoo Board Director Patti Hart Stepping Down Over Thompson Scandal

notgm or perhaps... (96 comments)

...perhaps it sends the message that what you are able to do, and what you continue to do effectively is more important than what on-paper tests you've passed.

the board member did not effectively research the candidate...whether or not the CEO works out in the end is of no consequence.

more than 2 years ago

A Boost For Quantum Reality

notgm well, actually... (241 comments)

it is, and it isn't.

more than 2 years ago

Controlling Bufferbloat With Queue Delay

notgm Re:s/slower/laggier/ (134 comments)

if we weren't so pedantic, the buffers wouldn't have the need to store anything.

insightful modifier is insightful.

more than 2 years ago

Paramount Claims Louis CK "Didn't Monetize"

notgm Re:I don't get it (288 comments)

no problem at all - it's just that the fine point of the paramount mouthpiece is being missed and ignored.

I guess it really depends on how LCK formed his venture...but i'd say for the sake of this argument, any value he paid to himself was salary...not profit.

profit is what belongs to the organization after salary/lease/interest/tax is paid. in this case, it sounds like there was zero profit, although LCK made a tidy salary. in order to "monetize" the project, it would have to show a profit, which it did not, because LCK didn't fudge around with a budget - he didn't need to.

it's a fine point, but that's the idea behind the paramount statement...technically correct, but fundamentally flawed.

more than 2 years ago


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