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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

sconeu Re:Disturbing (218 comments)

Just so you'll know, it was Blessed Holy Saint Ronald Reagan who established in-state tuition for UC. Before Reagan's tenure as governor, UC had no tuition for CA residents.

18 minutes ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

sconeu Re:don't use biometrics (81 comments)

Quoth Cardinal Richilieu:

If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.

23 minutes ago
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Colleges Face New 'Gainful Employment' Regulations For Student Loans

sconeu Re:Disturbing (218 comments)

In-state tuition of the University of California is over $10K per year. My daughters averaged $27K (ncluding room and board) per year.

4 hours ago
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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto

sconeu Re:Dup (66 comments)

Don't forget the "Ancient Unix" source.

Though with the SCOundrels' demise, it may not be available any more.

2 days ago
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US Post Office Increases Secret Tracking of Mail

sconeu Re:Wanna put an end to it? (111 comments)

Not in California. The politicians f**cked with the "open primary" so that yeah, you can vote for anyone in the primary, but only the two top vote-getters get on the final ballot. Oh, Two Dems made the cut? Sucks for you GOP's or Libertarians, doesn't it?

2 days ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

sconeu Re:Horrible track record (442 comments)

Kind of like Toyota's slogan

"Toyota... Moving forward.... Even when you're jamming on the brakes!"

2 days ago
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Law Lets IRS Seize Accounts On Suspicion, No Crime Required

sconeu Re:Maybe we need to vote in a 3rd party? (424 comments)

The 10 percent approval/90 percent retention is...

All those other assholes in Congress suck, but MY Congresscritter is a good guy.

5 days ago
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Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic

sconeu Re:Filthy Ingrates (206 comments)

+1.

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

about a week ago
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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

sconeu Re:Skydiving lesson (175 comments)

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

One goes WHAP! Damn!

The other goes DAMN! WHAP!!!!

about a week ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

sconeu Re:Dear Liza! (399 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.

about two weeks ago
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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

sconeu Re:Dear Liza! (399 comments)

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

about two weeks ago
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Help ESR Stamp Out CVS and SVN In Our Lifetime

sconeu Re:esr will save us! (244 comments)

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

about two weeks 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.

about two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Data From Windows 10 Feedback Tool Exposes Problem Areas

sconeu Re:I installed it (147 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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Ask Slashdot: Best pay-as-you-go plan for text and voice only?

sconeu sconeu writes  |  about 2 years 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  |  more than 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>."

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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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