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WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS

portwojc The future is bright still (183 comments)

Commercial launch capabilities are still in motion from these competitors. It's only a matter of time and desire for some group to get together and build their own fort up in orbit and beyond thanks to them. It takes a government entity years to do anything but a private one gets it done faster and often under budget.


Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

portwojc Sadly an event will have to take place (363 comments)

The only way this will problem will be corrected is when a horrific event occurs. Then people will care. Now they just check the phone and think they are in control.

about a week ago

Feds Say NSA "Bogeyman" Did Not Find Silk Road's Servers

portwojc HTTPS and HTTP gotcha (142 comments)

How many sites out there are HTTPS but deliver some data via HTTP by mistake or oversight? Looks like that applies here too. Good job tracking this down. Plain old inspecting what your receiving and digging into it.

about a week ago

Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

portwojc Re:Doom by boredom (170 comments)

It worked for Star Wars Galaxies it'll work for Quake Live.

about two weeks ago

Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

portwojc Wow Disney Marvel failure number one (590 comments)

They usually do so good using established works and expanding upon them. At least call her a Goddess if you're going to do it right.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Settles With No-IP After Malware Takedown

portwojc I see these and laugh (83 comments)

I always find it funny to see Microsoft using legal actions to fight malware rather than just fix the problem...

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

portwojc Worried I am not (403 comments)

If Disney knows how to do anything it's to take the work of others and run with it.

Episodes I-III barely touched the extended universe just as fan boy nods - the new ones can have this easily too.

The books are separate from the movies. The masses don't know what all happened in them anyway. We'll wish to see it on screen but I'm thrilled to see what they do.

In closing. They are doing fine with Marvel and Disney paid a billion dollars for Star Wars. A BILLION dollars. They won't mess this up. If they do well it's safe to say the mouse will be very upset.

about 4 months ago

Norway Is Gamifying Warfare By Driving Tanks With Oculus Rift

portwojc Re:I wouldn't want it (106 comments)

Then let's give it to the company commander instead. He needs something to keep him occupied so we can get the job done.

about 4 months ago

Norway Is Gamifying Warfare By Driving Tanks With Oculus Rift

portwojc I wouldn't want it (106 comments)

As a former M1A1 tank driver I would not want this system at all. I don't need something extra that can go wrong and leave me blind at the wrong time. Imagine yanking all that crap off just to be able to see again. Give it to the commander and let him play with the toy but he'll set it aside I'm sure.

Tanks are not all that hard to navigate. Plus you're not suppose to get tanks into positions where you have those sorts of problems. If you do then you have the rest of your platoon to help be your eyes. As well as "scratch your back" if you need it.

about 4 months ago

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

portwojc Future not hard to see it is (325 comments)

If there is one thing Disney is good at it's their ability to take someone else's work and run with it.

about 5 months ago

Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

portwojc Road to Hana (174 comments)

Lets see it drive the road to Hana and back. That would be interesting. Bonus points for not getting yelled at.

about 5 months ago

Adam Carolla Joins Fight Against Podcast Patent Troll

portwojc Just bust the patent or explain somthing to me (126 comments)

How hard could this patent be to get around? Parent claims are only 1,13,23 and 31. The first of those three talk about in some form right off the bat of "reproducing media program files". The media file isn't being reproduced. It's saved and played. Plus those seem to be centered on the player - which shouldn't be the problem of the podcaster right?

31 is the harder one but that looks like a playlist or like an RSS file of sorts. Check this file and see if there is something new in the list available.

Either that or I'm off base so just don't be a troll.... humor attempt failed...

about 6 months ago

Lies Programmers Tell Themselves

portwojc It's very basic (452 comments)

It should work in any browser.

about 6 months ago

Pinterest Reveals Its First Transparency Report

portwojc Let the record show (23 comments)

That the defendant did in fact pin the "Lime green lampshade with yellow and purple fringe" at 8:52pm on Friday March 7 of 2013. What does this have to do with anything you ask, besides possibly bad taste? I don't know but that's for you to decide isn;'t it?

about 6 months ago

Is Traffic Congestion Growing Three Times As Fast As Economy?

portwojc Perhaps an additional cause is to blame? (187 comments)

What about all the road construction that is going on? That can be a big cause of congestion.

about 6 months ago

'CandySwipe' Crushed: When Game Development Turns Nasty

portwojc Re:Rate (251 comments)

I removed it from my mobile device just now. I too feel better.

about 7 months ago

House Committee Approves Bill Banning In-Flight Phone Calls

portwojc Re:I'm confused (366 comments)

It's right above the line that says the President is allowed to change laws that have been passed.

about 7 months ago

Watch Bill Nye and Ken Ham Clash Over Creationism Live

portwojc Ice ice baby (593 comments)

There is an ice storm warning for the area right now. I bet they'll be postponing the debate soon.

about 7 months ago

Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

portwojc Those who live in Kansas (430 comments)

The bill is by "The committee on commerce" which looks to be...

You might want to contact them. We all know where / how this bill got it's start. You need to voice your opinion and remind them who they really serve.

about 8 months ago

Why Whistleblowers Can't Get a Fair Trial

portwojc Re: One and the same (441 comments)

Third party sounds good but in reality you're out numbered and playing against a stacked deck. The best way is to use the system against itself. Get people of like minds into the central committees (I believe that's what they are called). They control who gets put on the ballot for the primaries as endorsed. People who vote party line (which is A LOT) will blindly let vote them in at Primary time because they are endorsed. Then it's a numbers game come general election time. Getting on these committes isn't impossible either. You may be third party sure but chances are good that you share views with one of the major two parties. Bite your tounge and steer things with others helping in the right direction.

about 8 months ago


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