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Hack an Oscilloscope, Get a DMCA Take-Down Notice From Tektronix

rhodium_mir Re:Analog (273 comments)

I don't own a fishing boat because if I want fish I'll just buy it at the store. Why do fishing boats even still exist?

about two weeks ago
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Hotel Chain Plans Phone-Based Check-in and Room Access

rhodium_mir Re:Fucking anti-social Millennials (120 comments)

I love the self checkouts. I don't want to have to talk to some pretty young lady working the register when it's Saturday night and I'm buying a frozen pizza and a bottle of lube.

about three weeks ago
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New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

rhodium_mir Re: minivan dead? (205 comments)

>It gets better gas mileage (28mpg) than almost all SUVs

That isn't very good compared to an SUV (Is that really the best that a minivan can get? I thought there would be at least one outlier that could best an SUV):

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/byclass/Small_SUV_4WD2014.shtml

Those aren't SUVs. They're passenger cars with lift kits installed.

about a month ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

rhodium_mir Re:Crazy (778 comments)

Human life has whatever value the free market says it does and not a penny more.

about a month ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

rhodium_mir Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

Network Solutions offers kinda-sorta-100 year registration. Technically it's just a ten year registration that they automatically renew for you every ten years, but it still would've saved Sony a lot of trouble in this case.

Network Solutions price chart

20 and 100 Year Domain Registration Service - If the domain name registry of a particular third level domain does not provide for an initial registration term of 20 or 100 years, then Network Solutions will register your domain name on your behalf for the maximum term available at the respective registry, and as long as your domain name is registered with us, we will continue to add additional years to your registration on an annual basis up to the total of 20 or 100 years, depending upon the term you select from the date of purchase.

about a month ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

rhodium_mir Re:Black hole? (277 comments)

Also, for $1000 they could have simply registered the name for one hundred years.

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

rhodium_mir Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

If you count your sockpuppet your's is 125474 + 2454394 = 2579868.

about a month ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

rhodium_mir Re:Who couldn't see this coming? (300 comments)

Or... a work force reduction after an acquisition that increased the work force by 30% isn't a portent of the end?

Of course, in the slashdot world microsoft has been going out of business since 2002.

Micro$oft will never recover from the disaster that is Bob^wME^wVista^wWindows 8.

about a month ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

rhodium_mir Re:Too little too late (346 comments)

But how do you survive without a Start menu?

about a month ago
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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

rhodium_mir Re:that's not the FAA's job (199 comments)

ADS-B transponders start at $2500.

about a month ago
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Lyft's New York Launch Halted By Restraining Order

rhodium_mir Re:The death of the American dream (92 comments)

The American dream was the idea that equal under the law individuals could pursue their own happiness on their own terms, where apart from regulating criminal conduct, government wouldn't have any authority to stop the individuals from attempting to build their own lives and businesses the way they saw fit.

Granted, things weren't so great if you were non-white*, didn't own land, or lacked a penis... But aside from that huge majority of the population everyone was treated equally.

*including those dirty Irish.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

rhodium_mir Re:Government control of our lives... (155 comments)

If you want to deliver dimethylmercury by drone there are even more regulations... This is INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM SLAVERY!

about a month and a half ago
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Wireless Contraception

rhodium_mir Re: yes but (302 comments)

If your ideas had any merit the free market would recognize that and corporations would pay you large piles of rhodium to write them down. Clearly they don't.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

rhodium_mir Re:Government control of our lives... (155 comments)

Gone are the days, when pursuit of happiness was understood as a natural right granted to each human being not by their government, but by the Creator.

Which days were those?

about a month and a half ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

rhodium_mir Re: Cry Me A River (608 comments)

Downloading a free copy of Visual Studio Express is "an extremely complex barrier"?

about a month and a half ago
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Cassini's Space Odyssey To Saturn

rhodium_mir Re:Spacecraft (45 comments)

Voyager I and 2 still going in interstellar space over fourteen light years away from Earth.

Voyager I is 127.6 AU away from Earth which is closer to 0.002 light years.

about a month and a half ago
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Mayors of Atlanta & New Orleans: Uber Will Knock-Out Taxi Industry

rhodium_mir Re:Uber should be stopped (273 comments)

Human society MUST NOT be free. It must only be sold at fair market value.

about 2 months ago

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