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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

pennyloafer Logged in after two years (2219 comments)

I haven't been a productive poster, but have read Slashdot regularly since 2000. I created an account in 2007 for some reason, just to argue I guess, but I wasn't able to defend myself from the superior knowledge and experience delivered in a somewhat nice way. 7 years later, I have been looking at /. at least few times a week for the highly commented on articles and looking at the comments for more insight on interesting topics. It would be a shame if this was Digg2 and it tanked in a short time. I was very shocked at the Digg transition, but there is probably some inertia here after 20 years.

about 7 months ago
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WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

pennyloafer Re:Your international rights (676 comments)

Not to be a dick, but how is that garbage situation? You should have some strike breakers to maintain the general health.

more than 3 years ago
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PETA Creates New Animal-Friendly Software License

pennyloafer Re:Define 'Harm' (356 comments)

Yeah, I *could* ride my bike to work and help my boss make flour or smith useful things for the local populace. I guess I wouldn't actually have a bike in that situation though... So say walk out the front door and start picking weeds out of the crops I have planted... Dreaming of the day I could buy a plow horse. But I would need some property. Yeah, free! No picking weeds for the local lord for a farthing. Right out I'd say, and mean it. Something like that. Luxury compared to my 20 min commute across the bridge to design stuff on a computer.

more than 4 years ago
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Ninth Suicide At iPhone Factory

pennyloafer Re:Or... (539 comments)

The Apple magic sure has worked for most of you here. I can't believe all the half-excuses for an Apple-employed Chinese company treating their workers so bad. Did you see the videos? Are you (still) a bunch self-righteous douchebags after all these years?

more than 4 years ago
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Ninth Suicide At iPhone Factory

pennyloafer Re:Apple. (539 comments)

Wow, you are are in a sad state. Sorry. I had 5 W-2s to file last year because I was laid off from my 'good job' the year before. I immediately restarted at the bottom with temp jobs, shopped around, and am now enjoying my current job. It's full time staff in electronics at a university & a lot more enjoyable than the the one I had a year ago with the same pay. I'll probably stay here for a while.

more than 4 years ago
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In UK, First "Anarchist's Cookbook" Downloaders' Convictions

pennyloafer Re:Chemistry teaching in Britain (418 comments)

I work in a microfab facility that has some dangerous solutions that I need to use, like HF, H2SO4 96% and Silane gases for wafer fab.

My worst experience back in my organic chem days was with fuming nitric acid. I blew out the bottom of a couple pieces of glassware because I was careless & left a drop or two of rinse water in them :/

more than 4 years ago
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Will Game Cartridges Make a Comeback?

pennyloafer Re:Don't blow (277 comments)

It really is important to clean with 99.999% pure 2-propanol and deionized water mixture to clean off orange Dorito stuff and grape jelly from the pristine edge connector :)

more than 4 years ago
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TSA Worker Jailed In Body Scan Rage Incident

pennyloafer Re:Missing the Point (352 comments)

>But what they're not doing is attempting to "emasculate and demean the people who pass through them". Yes, that's idiotic.

I'm sure it's actually somewhere in between security and the other thing. You need to look at all the angles before calling someone idiotic.

more than 4 years ago
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American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes

pennyloafer Re:Call them! (790 comments)

Thanks for the find narcc! You're not a cop, are you?

more than 4 years ago
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HP To Buy Palm For $1.2 Billion

pennyloafer Re:Doomed (271 comments)

I'd seriously like to see Agilent make calculators. They could make $150 48GX that would probably sell well bundled with the $700 function generator or the $40,000 network analyzer. I wonder why they haven't even tried...

more than 4 years ago
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American Lung Association Pushes For Ban On Electronic Cigarettes

pennyloafer Re:Call them! (790 comments)

Most of the stuff I've seen is from bulk buy auction sites that I wouldn't trust to my health. Could you provide a link to made in the USA ingredients? Thanks.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Blocks Cartoonist From App Store

pennyloafer Re:Better commercial for irony (664 comments)

Thanks, I had forgotten about that one. How times change.

more than 4 years ago
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365 Days of Photojournalism With Stormtroopers

pennyloafer Re:Link to the full photo set - (30 comments)

It is worth the time to take a look at the series. There was a lot of work done on each take, and some are extremely well done & might give you a laugh or smile.

more than 4 years ago
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5 Reasons Tablets Suck, and You Won't Buy One

pennyloafer Re:Battery life (553 comments)

"Processor performance and power requirements were the problem. Now they're not." Now the display is the problem? People have not been waiting for longer battery life, they want...something sold to them. What do millions of people need? I can't see anyone I work with using a tablet for anything useful. Phone & Laptop is it. We need more inputdev to make it happen.

more than 4 years ago
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Southwest Declares Kevin Smith Too Fat To Fly

pennyloafer Well... (940 comments)

I did like his indie type movies in the past. Anyway, he has a new Bruce Willis movie due in theaters in a couple weeks. It's odd that his Twitter page has it as a background. He did take a big hit in pay to keep it R-rated! Yeah! [rollseyes] Good luck Kevin, you are getting pretty unhealthy. I hope you will be able to lose 200lb. in the near future.

more than 4 years ago
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Japan Will Start 3D TV Programming This Summer

pennyloafer Re:3Ality and Sky TV... (105 comments)

I will be the first to say that that a 3D wrestling match on TV is very exciting. I will keep that event and date bookmarked. Yup, wouldn't miss it.

more than 4 years ago
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Phone and Text Bans On Drivers Shown Ineffective

pennyloafer Re:Not too surprising (406 comments)

I had forgotten about that, thanks.

more than 4 years ago

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