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pbjones The stars (246 comments)

Go where no nerd has gone before...

about two weeks ago
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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

pbjones Nomination (163 comments)

A Darwin Award.

about three weeks ago
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Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

pbjones now! (701 comments)

Now! repartition seems redundant at this point.

about a month ago
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German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks

pbjones I gave up (244 comments)

Tried to get my iPad into the typewriter, the screen cracked when I hit the first key.

about a month ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

pbjones sounds right (749 comments)

if the data is available in the USA then it can be produced for a warrant, regardless of where the data is stored.

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

pbjones Re:If it were a pocket watch.... (381 comments)

Yes, a pocket smart watch, with extra long battery life. An iPod nano in a classic pocket watch format.

about a month ago
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William Binney: NSA Records and Stores 80% of All US Audio Calls

pbjones Think about it (278 comments)

The USA has a crap phone system, to gather 80%of voice calls would require a duplicate network almost as big as the existing one! could not be done without most technicians noticing. He almost had me believing until I read the words, " total population control" yer, right.

about a month ago
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The Pentagon's $399 Billion Plane To Nowhere

pbjones slight of hand (364 comments)

US gets the F-22, the rest may get the F-35, which one is better? not the F-35. It's a project to have the rest of the world pay for aircraft development.

about a month and a half ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

pbjones bad power (278 comments)

bad power grid and the electronic CFL are a bad mix.

about a month and a half ago
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On 4th of July:

pbjones wooooot Alice Springs Show day (340 comments)

the people of Alice Spings in Australia get a day off to go to the local Ag Show. Bargain!

about a month and a half ago
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FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

pbjones Re:praise freedos! (133 comments)

20 years, oh dear, commander Keen, oh gosh, I am feeling so old.

about 2 months ago
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How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

pbjones no wristband (196 comments)

it's a way of monitoring your heartbeat and steps without selling you a wristband. nothing to do with sound quality.

about 2 months ago
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Ford's Bringing Adaptive Steering To the Masses

pbjones Prius? (128 comments)

It's on my ten year old Prius, what next? Electric air con compressor? Oops, got that too...

about 3 months ago
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Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

pbjones Wrong, wrong,wrong! (213 comments)

Other people created this problem, they should fix it. Oz should not have to suck up the worlds nuclear waste just because it's an easy way for the rest of the world to get rid of an issue that they knew about before building power stations.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

pbjones The man with the gun (737 comments)

Sadly survivors with guns will dominate the scenery. Anyone who can farm skills will be important but dominated by unskilled morons.

about 4 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

pbjones Thanks to Douglas Adams (642 comments)

The film must have been a reference to a section of an Adams story where a survey marker was placed on earth to mark the center of the universe. IIRC

about 4 months ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

pbjones Offs (99 comments)

It's a rock! It takes a pretty stoned mind to call it Australia. And Tasmania misses out again!

about 4 months ago
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A Bid To Take 3D Printing Mainstream

pbjones Tired of the hype (143 comments)

3D printers will be attractive to consumers when they are sub$500 AND provide quality prints quickly. People take print time into account along with price so if it takes hours to print an object that they can buy over the counter, people will just buy over the counter and avoid the hassle of a machine thumping away for hours. My prediction has always been that 3D printing will be done in a shop front or via mail order. This latest unit is just taking advantage of the dissatisfaction with the current crop of consumer printers, and may not actually live up to the promises.

about 4 months ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

pbjones As much as I hate M$.... (650 comments)

MS has offered upgrades at a reduced cost, it has supported it for about a decade, if people hold onto it, they do so at their own peril. Who holds onto a photocopier for ten years and expects spare parts? Yes I own an old laser printer and sadly, if it breaks I don't expect to have spare parts available. The devil inside me says that people are also holding on to XP because many machines could be activated with the same code, or even without a code in the case of many laptops supplied with a restore CD.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Model S Has Hidden Ethernet Port, User Runs Firefox On the 17" Screen

pbjones Offs (208 comments)

Jail breaking automobile software, yer, there's a recipe for disaster!

about 5 months ago

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