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"Synthetic Tracking" Makes It Possible to Find Millions of Near Earth Asteroids

sackofdonuts Let's all just agree (101 comments)

That this is cool. Anything that will help humans identify the source of their ultimate demise is a good thing.

1 year,1 day

Technologies Like Google's Self-Driving Car: Destroying Jobs?

sackofdonuts Robot rulers. (736 comments)

I for one welcome our automated driving overlords. I can sleep on my way to work. I can work on my way to work. I can eat on my way to work. I can text or call someone on my way to work. But by the time we get all the AI worked out I won't need to go anywhere to work. I can work from my home or anyplace in the world for that matter. Robotics can really help humans do a lot of crappy jobs and activities. But I often wonder why we insist that robots do our drudge work the way we do it. Why not just change the way things are done so drudge work is eliminated all together?

1 year,22 days

NSA Officers Sometimes Spy On Love Interests

sackofdonuts Re:I am shocked shocked I tell you (384 comments)

Not surprised. I actually expected this was the case. But that doesn't mean I condone it. And your short retort to the story only serves to diminish the issue. This is some serious shit. And everyone should be outraged by this. And outraged at teh NSA overall. But one wonders what other organizations, those that are less well know, are up to. Organizations like the NRO.

1 year,26 days

Why the NSA Can't Replace 90% of Its System Administrators

sackofdonuts When they say get rid of 90% (251 comments)

What does the NSA mean? Lay offs? Ship to Guantanamo? Make disappear? They can't let all those folks just wander the streets with the knowledge they have. Can you truly leave the NSA and remain alive or condemned to a life in hiding?

about a year ago

New Tech Money, Same Old Problems

sackofdonuts Wish my employer did that. (372 comments)

Driving in the Bay area is horrid. Getting bus service to and from work would be great. Could get some extra sleep too.

about a year ago

US Intel Agencies To Build Superconducting Computer

sackofdonuts Super Conducting? (73 comments)

That is so 1990's.

about a year ago

Sexism Still a Problem At E3

sackofdonuts Everybody like to look at hot chicks (737 comments)

Even women. Sure they complain when guys do it but they like to look as well. So the more hot chicks at these shows the better.

about a year ago

Facebook and Microsoft Disclose Government Requests For User Data

sackofdonuts Re:Treason (140 comments)

Have to agree. Obama is actually complicit with all this so should be brought up on charges. In fact Obama more than others since he explicitly states he will uphold the U.S. Constitution when he takes the job.

about a year ago

Should the Power of Corporate Innovation Shift Away From Executives?

sackofdonuts Hahahahahaha (149 comments)

Man that was a funny write up. Giving the keys to the kingdom to young upstarts and relatively new employee is hilarious. Every work with these kids? They can't balance their own checkbooks without their mothers' helping. And they expect these same kids to spend millions of dollars on their pet projects. Sure, let it happen. We could always use all kinds of mods to World of Warcraft. The facebook and twitter models are not the norm in the world of business.

about a year ago

Speeding Ticket Robots — Laws As Algorithms

sackofdonuts Cops should be worried (400 comments)

With drones doing the surveillance and now automated speeding tickets cops won't have anything to do but go after real criminals. You would think the police unions would be getting out ahead of this stuff and start fighting it asap.

about a year and a half ago

Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

sackofdonuts Big Bang Theory (215 comments)

Does it piss you off or bum you out that they keep dogging and putting down Babylon 5 on the show "Big Bang Theory?"

about a year and a half ago

Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

sackofdonuts Don't care where the docs came from (893 comments)

When is the information going to be published in an easily accessible place for the public? The problem with all these data leaks is that they rarely make it to the main stream population. For this information in particular, will /. post names and banks from this data?

about a year and a half ago

Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts

sackofdonuts Time to say some money (229 comments)

Seems the cops in Boston have a lot of free time these days. Time to save the city some money and reduce the police workforce a bit.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How To (or How NOT To) Train Your Job Replacement?

sackofdonuts Give the kid as much as he can take (292 comments)

He will absorb what he/she can and then with the new found skills find a better job someplace else. You will be called back at which point you can raise your rate. Everybody wins!

about a year and a half ago

Evidence For Comet-Borne Microfossils Supports Panspermia

sackofdonuts Conspiracy? (169 comments)

When dealing with information like that presented in the original article one should always ask, "What is gained by debunking the notion of earth being seeded by life instead of life fully developing on this planet without external help?"

about a year and a half ago

Homeland Security Stole Michael Arrington's Boat

sackofdonuts So you can't bring in products.. (812 comments)

from outside the country and lie about their value but you can bring in H1-B visa people and lie about their salaries? Nice.

about a year and a half ago

No Wi-Fi Around Huge Radio Telescope

sackofdonuts Boo Hoo (224 comments)

So some kids can't get Wi Fi. A vast majority of people around the world grew up without WiFi and of those most who went to school did so without WiFi.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Wants Computer Science Taught In UK Primary Schools

sackofdonuts Gates said this before (168 comments)

When he was trying to get schools in the U.S. to train more children to be able to work in a world with IT. But all Bill was really trying to do was get schools scared about falling behind in their technology knowledge and then have Microsoft save the day by selling school districts a whole bunch of Windows software. At an educational discount of course. Bill Gates is not your friend and doesn't care about anyone's kids IT knowledge.

about a year and a half ago

China Reviewing Game Consoles Ban

sackofdonuts Drone Pilots (67 comments)

They are realizing that they need drone pilots and our gamers are the best in the biz. So they too want to get some of that training for their current and future drone pilots.

about a year and a half ago


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