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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

pscottdv Re:Cue the Bozos (979 comments)

Hilarious. I wish I had mod points.

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: David Saltzberg Answers Your Questions About The Big Bang Theory

pscottdv Re:Too Bad (106 comments)

Normal characters are boring. Only characters with huge character flaws are entertaining.

This has nothing to do with the Big Bang Theory. All successful sitcom characters abnormal.

about two weeks ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

pscottdv Re:Thermodynamic equilibrium is not required (211 comments)

The thermodynamic and information theory definition of entropy are the same, which is why "bringing thermodynamics into biochemical or origin of life questions" is entirely relevant.

about three weeks ago
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13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

pscottdv Re:13 year old (134 comments)

Now you've got the trees being deadly.

A fungus deadly to AIDS patients was found by a 13-year-old to be growing on trees.

The passive voice has it's uses.

about a month ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

pscottdv Re:Jurisdiction 101 (391 comments)

English subjects subject to English law.

FTFY

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

pscottdv Re:I wish I had read Dale Carnegie (548 comments)

To be fair, Mr. Carnegie would hardly have approved of my post either.

It occurs to me that Princeofcups may be confusing Dale Carnegie with Andrew Carnegie.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

pscottdv I wish I had read Dale Carnegie (548 comments)

How to Win Friends and Influence People

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?

pscottdv Re:Pick a different job. (548 comments)

Chicago is pretty good.

about a month ago
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Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

pscottdv Re:That kinda sucks (172 comments)

Apple adapted. Sony didn't.

about 2 months ago
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

pscottdv Re:Good... (181 comments)

That is a very insightful analysis. What are you doing on Slashdot?

about 2 months ago
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Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland

pscottdv Re:Good... (181 comments)

I have a t-shirt that says "Skywalker, when you want your heroes with a little whine."

about 2 months ago
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Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

pscottdv Re:666 (753 comments)

Yes, I went totally cashless about ten years ago, and still lament the loss of my freedom.

You are confusing a cashless individual with cashless society, i.e. a society where anonymous transactions are not just not common, but not possible. While I don't agree that such a society guarantees a loss of freedom, I do agree that IN such a society, loss of freedom becomes much more likely.

about 3 months ago
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Walter Munk's Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment

pscottdv Re:Happens every day (55 comments)

What I'm not quite buying is the idea of a wind fetch in the Indian ocean sending a swell to California (or Mexico), since it would be entirely blocked by Australia.

Or focused. Just sayin'

about 3 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

pscottdv Re:why? (346 comments)

:-)

about 3 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

pscottdv Re:why? (346 comments)

You're analogy is great. Now imagine GS calls the post-office and asks them to pull a letter out of your box. What is the proper response of the postmaster?

about 3 months ago
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Up To a Quarter of California Smog Comes From China

pscottdv Re:Pollution from China (259 comments)

...there's historical precedent for going to war in order to be able to 'write off' debt.

Oh, well that's OK then.

about 8 months ago
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Docker 0.7 Runs On All Linux Distributions

pscottdv Re:Awesome! (88 comments)

As far as I can tell it's a chroot jail with limitations.

about 10 months ago

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Popular Video Site Hulu Appears To Have Been Hacked

pscottdv pscottdv writes  |  more than 2 years ago

pscottdv writes "It would appear that the popular video site, Hulu has been hacked. Many of the links on the site have been modified to point to the domain of the Pirate Party of the Netherlands, piratenpartij.nl. For example, the link from the "Most Popular Shows" page to the page for "The Outer Limits" was presented as: http://www.hulu.com.proxy.piratenpartij.nl/outer-limits."
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Livna Repository Unreachable

pscottdv pscottdv writes  |  more than 2 years ago

pscottdv writes "The livna repository for Fedora appears to be down. Attempts to contact the mirrorlist at livna result in a 403 Forbidden error. Livna is (or was) a repository with the sole purpose of hosting the legally questionable libdvdcss package. Will it now become difficult for Fedora users to play DVDs?"
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HP to Open Source WebOS

pscottdv pscottdv writes  |  more than 2 years ago

pscottdv (676889) writes "This year the artists formerly known as Palm had quite a rough few months with HP dumping the hardware side of their own webOS mobile computing platform – their most recent move, having been announced just last month, is live today: open sourced webOS for all. While the actual main product which will be known as Open webOS 1.0 will not be released until September, they’ve already got the Enyo piece of the pie available today."
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pscottdv pscottdv writes  |  more than 7 years ago

pscottdv (676889) writes "An Astronaut is being charged with attempted kidnapping. I was under the impression that Astronauts went through extensive psychological screening to make sure people living together in small steel tubes in outer space don't go nuts.

Does an incident like this warn against possible problems with long-term missions such as manned exploration of Mars?"

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