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RF Safe-Stop Shuts Down Car Engines With Radio Pulse

rot26 Re:And,,, (549 comments)

Cataracts happen at more common energy levels. Not as hard to deal with these days, but for the megawatt radar techs back in the 60's and 70's it was a pretty big problem.

about 10 months ago
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World's Smallest FM Radio Transmitter Created With Graphene

rot26 Re:*world's smallest VCO (60 comments)

Big fleas have little fleas on their backs, which bite 'em. And so on and so on, ad infinitum.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Cheap Second Calculators For Tests?

rot26 Re:HP-32SII (328 comments)

inb4 ebay blah blah blah ... it probably wasn't ebay since ebay was started after I bought it. carry on.

about 10 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Cheap Second Calculators For Tests?

rot26 HP-32SII (328 comments)

HP-32S or HP-32Sii

Should be allowed into any certification exam. Made until the early 2000's, so it should be relatively cheap and readily available. Will last the rest of your life if you don't do something stupid.

Engineering cred. I bought mine used on ebay a couple of decades ago and it's still selling for as much or more than what I paid for it.

about 10 months ago
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Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

rot26 Re:I read this on Techdirt: (510 comments)

Off topic but I'm curious: how did you get a five-digit member number? How long ago did you FIRST open your account? 5 digits would mean that unless someone intervened you would have to have been a slashdotter for something close to 15 years. Since by your comment I would guess you're no more than 17, you would have started reading /. when you were two? Set us straight here, lad.

about a year ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

rot26 Re:Blunders Ahoy! (158 comments)

The truth hurts, newbie?

about a year ago
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Mac OS 10.9's Mail App — Infinity Times Your Spam

rot26 Re:Blunders Ahoy! (158 comments)

Low ID's don't mean anything any more. They're obviously selling them or giving them to "friends" now. Go find a low ID and check out the history.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Hardest Things Programmers Have To Do?

rot26 Re:Maths (473 comments)

Did you say sax and violins?

about a year ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

rot26 Re:Queue The Anarchist & Druggie Comments In.. (318 comments)

Heroin is actually good at what it was designed for by Bayer labs back in the early 1900's. Pharmaceutical grade heroin of known potency and knowledgeably prescribed dosage is very safe, you can take it your whole life. Addicts die because they are forced to buy on the black market without medical supervision.

about a year ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

rot26 Re:I find it more interesting... (318 comments)

note to self: discontinue using "low-hanging fruit" metaphore.

about a year ago
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8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'

rot26 Re:I find it more interesting... (318 comments)

considering from the standpoint of police resources, they are going to go after the sellers and big buyers first

In your imagination. Being essentially lazy publicity seeking morons, they always go for the lowest hanging fruit, i.e. the ones they can round up with the least effort. That MAY be the biggest dealers, but, ah, probably not.

about a year ago
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Skype: Has Microsoft's $8.5B Spending Paid Off Yet? Can It Ever?

rot26 Re:No. (147 comments)

but have they tried Murmur, or Mumble, or Hrrumph?

about a year ago
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Meet the Programmer Behind Social Fixer

rot26 inevitably... (64 comments)

Prepare for this to quit working in 3... 2... 1...

about a year ago
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Former Lockheed Skunkworks Engineer Auctioning a Prototype "Spy Rock"

rot26 Re:Let's see what happens... (119 comments)

You probably have a good imagination, it would seem.

This guy has a plan and it has nothing to do with actually succeeding with the auction... for the intended audience (maybe just one person) this is a shot across the bow, in a public forum, and the most important information (to the right person) is what is not said. 90% of this story (if it's not a hoax, which it probably is) will never be told, which may be the whole point here.

about a year ago
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SF Airport Officials Make Citizen Arrests of Internet Rideshare Drivers

rot26 Re:Well (510 comments)

any company that wants to start a taxi company can start a service

You're really naive. Why don't you start Shavano's Taxi in NYC? Think you can? Taxi service is highly regulated everywhere. The prices are set by the local authorities, who have the ability to deny licensing to anybody they want to. It's a rigged game.

about a year ago
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Famed ATM Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies Days Before Black Hat Conference

rot26 Re:They WILL kill you... (110 comments)

That's a really self-serving definition of "collateral damage". You're a tool.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Is Sitting On Six Million Unsold Surface Tablets

rot26 Re:Bury (550 comments)

If you work for Microsoft marketing, and I assume do, the marketing problem is obvious.

a bright one indeed

Guffaw. It's so bright its gotta wear shades. It's so bright its mommy calls it "sunny". It's so .ODdj8sj ... sorry I threw up in my mouth a little.

about a year ago
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787 Dreamliner On Fire Again

rot26 Re:Airbus CEO was on hand for a comment (246 comments)

there is another that follows along about 100 feet behind. it looks like a chrome toaster or the gas tank from a 1972 hodaka super rat.

about a year ago
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Electrical Engineering Labor Pool Shrinking

rot26 Re:It's not JUST EE's. . . (401 comments)

Most security gigs are tailored around having a military background. You might not have noticed yet but give it another 10 years and you'll start to get the picture. (Sort of like being ex-military is an unwritten prerequisite for a lot of police forces now.) That's why the TLA agencies (and cops for that matter) all have that "kill dem all, let gwad sort 'em out" attitude. (see sig below)

about a year ago

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