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NASA's Space Launch System Searches For a Mission

sconeu Re:Ooh I Got One! (50 comments)

Nobody said anything about bringing them back


Microsoft Lobby Denies the State of Chile Access To Free Software

sconeu Re:I have an idea (141 comments)

Actually, that per-seat license does make it your damn VAULT.


Modular Hive Homes Win Mars Base Design Competition

sconeu Re:Depleted Uranium? (61 comments)

How much fuel does it take to put a kg of DU on Mars?

The same amount that it takes to put a KG of any other payload on Mars.

2 days ago

Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation

sconeu Re:Microsoft naming practices (413 comments)

Insecure Exploder. And its companion mail program, LookOut!

4 days ago

Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene

sconeu Re:Marijuana... (178 comments)

Marijuana. Is there anything it CAN'T do?

Make donuts?

about a week ago

Why Hasn't This Asteroid Disintegrated?

sconeu Re:That's no asteroid... (74 comments)

The correct answer is that Marvin the Martian lost his lludium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator, and wasn't able to blow it up.

about a week ago

Study: Firmware Plagued By Poor Encryption and Backdoors

sconeu Re:Going to need MUCH better firewalls (141 comments)

Well, you could, you know, NOT CONNECT the IP enabled water heater to the Internet.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are Online Job Applications So Badly Designed?

sconeu Re:command-click when submitting (277 comments)

Doesn't work if the "Submit" is a button instead of a link.

about two weeks ago

NFL Fights To Save TV Blackout Rule Despite $9 Billion Revenue

sconeu Re:Punishes fans? (216 comments)

You forgot, ESPN also has nonstop 24/7 coverage of LeBron James.

about two weeks ago

California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

sconeu Re:You go girl (286 comments)

Now go after them for their blatant false advertising:

"OWN $MOVIE ON BLU-RAY TODAY!!!", when they later actually claim that you don't own the movie.

about two weeks ago

More Quantum Strangeness: Particles Separated From Their Properties

sconeu Re:Limits of Measurement (144 comments)

Hasn't Bohm come up with a working HVT? ISTR that his works, provided reality is non-local, and the EPR/Aspect/entanglement experiments have proven that such is actually the case.

about two weeks ago

The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads

sconeu Re:Hide behind todays popular hate-topic... (182 comments)

Ah, I misunderstood. I thought you were referring to published file checksums, not TCP/IP checksumming.

about two weeks ago

The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads

sconeu Re:Hide behind todays popular hate-topic... (182 comments)

Download checksum are usually one or more of MD5SUM, SHA1SUM and SHA256SUM.

A simple transposition of bytes will not generate identical hashes.

about two weeks ago

Tesla's Already Shopping For More Office Space

sconeu Re:Look to the future (100 comments)

This is Tesla we're talking about. Delivery would be by SpaceX.

about two weeks ago



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?"

John Anderson calls for Instant Runoff

sconeu sconeu writes  |  more than 6 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."

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."

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>."



LUA and iTunes

sconeu sconeu writes  |  about 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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