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Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

sanjacguy SHOCKED! (117 comments)

I am shocked, SHOCKED, at the gambling that goes on in this establishment!

about 2 months ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

sanjacguy Re:Prison is more than punishment (914 comments)

I don't see how anyone could make it through this protocol and be functional let alone normal. How would you have meaningful conversations with anyone if your sense of time is so skewed that it takes a week to say a single sentence. This seems a lot like solitary confinement.

about 6 months ago

Book Review: Survival of the Nicest

sanjacguy Re:Congratulations. (176 comments)

You've just reinvented "enlightened self-interest" under the 1 millionth new name! Click here to claim your prize.

Too bad nobody can ever seem to agree on what the enlightened part actually is.

about 7 months ago

The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

sanjacguy Re:You'd think the lack of air would be a big clue (267 comments)

Exactly, we built stuff to fly us through the air, go fast on the ground, and dive beneath the waves. We're going to encounter problems going into space (and staying there) and we will overcome them. People said the human body may not be cut out for flying but we do it all the time now.

about 8 months ago

The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

sanjacguy You'd think the lack of air would be a big clue. (267 comments)

"The human body may not be cut out for space."

While this is true, and the lack of air being a BIG clue that we are not 'cut out' for space, we are also not 'cut out' for moving at 60 MPH, hurdling through the air at a few hundred MPH, or enduring pressure that would turn us into a fine red paste. We comparatively routinely do these things with cars, planes, and submarines.

about 8 months ago

Military Robots Expected To Outnumber Troops By 2023

sanjacguy Obligatory - I for one... (177 comments)

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

about 10 months ago

Scientists Says Jellyfish Are Taking Over the Oceans

sanjacguy Oh? (274 comments)

I, for one, WELCOME our new invertebrate overlords.

Go Pods!

about 10 months ago

What's your favorite medium for Sci-Fi?

sanjacguy CowboyNeal? (322 comments)

I prefer the one where Cowboy Neal reads the book to me, with accompanying finger puppet theater.

1 year,15 days

TOR Wants You To Stop Using Windows, Disable JavaScript

sanjacguy Oh sure... (341 comments)

Of course it's more secure! The only way in left is the door!

Of course it's more secure! I also hear that DEATH is a great way to lose weight. Die, and the pounds just melt away!

Can we please have a serious suggestion other than changing your OS? This is like saying "That them thar wood house is no good. Better replace it all with brick."

about a year ago

Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

sanjacguy All of the Above (321 comments)


about a year ago

Electronics-Loving 'Crazy Ants' Invading Southern US

sanjacguy Re:Depends on the electronics (250 comments)

A couple of things to keep in mind about bathrooms in Texas: 1) there's moisture there, both steam from showers/baths and from direct water sources - and Texas is in a deep drought 2) the fan housing has to go outside 3) lots and lots of tile makes ants easier to spot

about a year ago

On the end of USPS 1st Class Saturday delivery:

sanjacguy Obligatory (564 comments)

I expect Cowboy Neil to deliver the mail on Saturday.

about a year and a half ago

What Is Your Favorite Ancient Olympic Game?

sanjacguy Javelin Catching! (207 comments)

Obviously the greatest sport never played. Javelin Catching!

more than 2 years ago

Who's Your Favorite Vampire Hunter?

sanjacguy COWBOY NEIL???? (336 comments)

Damn, where's my Cowboy Neil option? I'm sure seeing him vampire hunt would be hilarious!

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?

sanjacguy Windows Mobile (1027 comments)

I have had a Windows 6 phone and a Windows 7 phone. Windows 6 was basically a short screen version of Windows XP. One reason I had for sticking with Windows phones was their interoperability with their other products (such as MSSQL, IIS, Exchange, etc) and the other products previous versions. However, Windows 7 phones won't interact properly with certain older email servers at least without a patch to the phone.

And in my case, AT&T won't roll that patch out. In theory, this means I might have a beef with AT&T but I'd think that Microsoft would put better compatibility software from the beginning.

Next time, I'll probably go with an iPhone since I already know they work and it'll be easier on trying to track down accessories.

more than 2 years ago

Do You Really Need a Discrete Sound Card?

sanjacguy Re:Sometimes Yes You Do (520 comments)

Here's the thing - I could spend another 6 hours troubleshooting the new 3rd party driver, or finding it, only to be in the same spot I'm at now. Or I could nip out to the local retailer, buy a card, slap it in, download and install drivers for it, and I know that'll work. The question is how much money is my time worth? Hence why the title of the post is 'Sometimes Yes You Do'.

more than 3 years ago

Do You Really Need a Discrete Sound Card?

sanjacguy Sometimes Yes You Do (520 comments)

I have a MB with a built in RealTek sound 'card'. I also run Windows XP 64, cause I'm crazy. The RealTek system for XP 64 is notoriously unstable. When I played Champions Online, the game would disable the sound because it could and would crash the program. Borderlands took it the other route - you can run the program, but you will always crash when you hit level 10, due to the special level 'ding' sound for level 10. Solution? Get a sound card, or a new OS.

more than 3 years ago


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