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Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

sconeu Re:Filthy Ingrates (181 comments)

+1.

The sad part is that some idiots will not see the implied <SARCASM> tags.

yesterday
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

sconeu Re:Skydiving lesson (165 comments)

What's the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?

One goes WHAP! Damn!

The other goes DAMN! WHAP!!!!

yesterday
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

sconeu Re:Dear Liza! (396 comments)

I don't necessarily agree with editing posts, but it would be nice to post a correction and not have to wait 5 minutes to do so.

4 days ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

sconeu Re:Dear Liza! (396 comments)

Except that you have to wait for 5 minutes to amend it.

4 days ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

sconeu Re:esr will save us! (243 comments)

Clearly then, the next generation version control system should be named "Sexy Flanders".

4 days ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

sconeu Re:This Yeti/Area-51/LochNess story just won't die (200 comments)

Uh, actually, it was a derived requirement. "Must have military test pilot experience" *WAS* a requirement.

Since the military did not allow women to be test pilots, "Must urinate via a penis" was a derived requirement.

5 days ago
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South Korean ID System To Be Rebuilt From Scratch After Massive Leaks

sconeu Re:Identification != Authentication (59 comments)

If it's derived from name/birthdate/gender, what happens if you have two men named "Johann Schmidt" who were born on the same date?

about a week ago
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Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

sconeu Re:(some) cars are gadgets now (158 comments)

The Ford agency does escort service now?? COOL!!!!!

about a week ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

sconeu Re:Prison population (407 comments)

I was referring to their blatant purchase of Congress.

But your comment WAS funny as all hell.

about a week ago
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As Prison Population Sinks, Jails Are a Steal

sconeu Re:Prison population (407 comments)

Easy way to solve the "prisoner shortage".

Put Congress, Wall Street Execs, and Hollywood execs into prison.

about a week ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

sconeu Re:I installed it (139 comments)

I installed it in a VM. Or should I say, I *TRIED* to install it in a VM....

Granted, this was on an old Core2 Duo machine, or something like that.

about two weeks ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

sconeu Re:Just moves a choke point (395 comments)

DOH! Never mind. I was using a 5 minute charge cycle (which is what GP used)

about two weeks ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

sconeu Re:Just moves a choke point (395 comments)

My math shows 714kW, which is a more reasonable, but not by much .7 * 85kWh/5min * 60min/hr = 714kW

about two weeks ago
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Rosetta Takes Stunning Self-Portrait 10 Miles From Comet's Surface

sconeu Re:Miles? (62 comments)

Sounds like *SOMEONE* in Canada is trying to... overcompensate...

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Florian Mueller About Software Patents and Copyrights

sconeu Re:I'll pass... (187 comments)

Exactly. Florian is a troll or a shill. See the archives of Groklaw.

about two weeks ago
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First Man To Walk In Space Reveals How Mission Nearly Ended In Disaster

sconeu Re:Neat interview (122 comments)

Hell, Leonov discussed it himself in the book he co-wrote with Dave Scott, Two Sides of the Moon.

about two weeks ago
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How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

sconeu Re:Research (165 comments)

For years, I had a paid subscription to the dead-tree LA Times. As the years progressed, the reporting became worse and worse, until the "reporting" was useless. (yes, the quotes missing on the first instance are deliberate).

I contributed my money to pay their salaries. Guess what? When it devolved into repeating press releases or cloning Wikipedia? I stopped paying.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

sconeu Re:So... (580 comments)

I figured they just put you on a scale against a duck.

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux

sconeu Re:Bluish People (80 comments)

If I saw blue people, I just figured it was an Intel ad.

about two weeks ago
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Snapchat Says Users Were Victimized By Their Use of Third-Party Apps

sconeu Re:I'm disappointed ... (90 comments)

swb did. Right above you.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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Ask Slashdot: Best pay-as-you-go plan for text and voice only?

sconeu sconeu writes  |  about a year and a half ago

sconeu (64226) writes "My wife uses an assistive communciation device. She wants to use it for SMS texting... We currently have Verizon, so we don't have a SIM. The computer will take a SIM. I'm looking for a pay-as-you-go plan where I can take the SIM from a cheap phone and put it in her computer. Any suggestions?"
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John Anderson calls for Instant Runoff

sconeu sconeu writes  |  about 7 years ago

sconeu (64226) writes "In an op-ed piece in the Christian Science Monitor, former presidential candidate John Anderson calls for Instant Runoff Voting.

Who is Anderson? Most Slashdotters are too young to remember, but he was the maverick Republican candidate who went independent in 1980. He was considered a spoiler, in much the same manner as Perot in '92 and Nader in 2000 and '04."
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sconeu sconeu writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sconeu (64226) writes "Astronaut Wally Schirra, one of the Original Seven Mercury Astronauts, pilot of Sigma 7, commander of Gemini 6 and Apollo 7 died from a heart attack in La Jolla, CA at age 84.

Schirra was also a commentator for CBS on spaceflight coverage.

The only two of the Original Seven left are now John Glenn and Scott Carpenter."
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sconeu sconeu writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sconeu writes "As we all know, John C. Dvorak is almost always wrong. Therefore we need to realize when he gets it right, such as this rant on mobile phones.

His call for the death of the mobile phone industry may be a little overblown, but I'm willing to chalk it up to hyperbole in this case <grin>, because I happen to agree</grin>."

Journals

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LUA and iTunes

sconeu sconeu writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Even Apple, with the knowledge that comes from OS X, where people don't run as root/admin by default, has managed to screw up permissions in iTunes.

I bought my daughter an iPod Shuffle for her birthday. She's set up (under Win XP) as an ordinary non-admin user. She tried to change the CD rip format from AAC to MP3, and she got a permission error. I had to log in as admin, and change the default rip mode for her. She was then able to rip to MP3.

Even those who (should) know better screw up.

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