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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

sconeu Re:Radicalization (691 comments)

Let's look at it another way. Some Aztlan nutjobs somehow manage to set up a base of operations in Tijuana, and say that they want California "back".

They start by sending in suicide bombers to San Diego. The Mexican government does nothing to stop them. They launch rockets into San Diego and Orange County. The Mexican government does nothing to stop them.

Assuming this scenario, what should/would the US government do?

yesterday
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In France, Most Comments on Gaza Conflict Yanked From Mainstream News Sites

sconeu Re:maybe (498 comments)

Hey, AC. I'm going to assume you live in the US.

Let's assume the following hypothetical. A bunch of the Aztlan nutjobs somehow manage to assume some power in Tijuana. They decide that they want California "back".

They start sending suicide bombers into So Cal. The Mexican government does nothing. They start launching rockets into So Cal. The Mexican government does nothing.

What should the US Government do in this situation?

2 days ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

sconeu Re:What's stopping me you ask... (540 comments)

Try PRK.

Plus, they have immensely improved the way they correct astigmatism using lasers.

5 days ago
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Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

sconeu Re:Orange? (225 comments)

Netflix series. "Orange is the new black".

5 days ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

sconeu Re:Where were you when the Eagle landed? (211 comments)

I was six. At a friend's house. I had sprained my ankle, so his dad carried me downstairs so I could watch it on TV with everyone.

about two weeks ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

sconeu Re:What? (382 comments)

Thank you. For once, this would be a legitimate use of the Interstate Commerce Clause.

Clearly, this *is* the purview of Congress, not the President, but all that the White House needs to do to make the petitioners happy is have one of its pet Congresscritters introduce legislation.

It seems to me that the state regulations banning such sales are an intrusion upon the prerogatives of Congress.

about two weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

sconeu Re:If it looks like a duck (147 comments)

He does so have to shoot me now, so SHOOT ME NOW!!!!!

[BANG]

You're dettttthhpicable!!!

about three weeks ago
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Aereo Embraces Ruling, Tries To Re-Classify Itself As Cable Company

sconeu Re:If it looks like a duck (147 comments)

Shoot him now! shoot him now!

about three weeks ago
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Today In Year-based Computer Errors: Draft Notices Sent To Men Born In the 1800s

sconeu Re:Technically, it's not a "draft notice" (205 comments)

At least they didn't give you the "I don't care, you still have to register" bureaucratic BS.

about three weeks ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

sconeu Re:No exhaustive.. (285 comments)

Nope. That was Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie.

about three weeks ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

sconeu Re:Superman logo is a Trademark (249 comments)

Sure they can. They can license it out for this particular statue. Once it's licensed, there's no dilution.

about three weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

sconeu Re:Easier for Illuminati (468 comments)

And yes, I know 24 is fictional (and *bad* fiction, when it comes to tech)

about three weeks ago
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Airbus Patents Windowless Cockpit That Would Increase Pilots' Field of View

sconeu Re:Easier for Illuminati (468 comments)

Funny.... But I actually complained about that when they did it on 24 with the "magic ATC hacking box". Pilots aren't robots, if they see they're about to collide, they'll avoid it. Now there's another mechanism for the 3vil h4xx0rz to use.

But seriously. What happens when the video crashes (I guess the plane will, too), or gets hacked (and don't give me any bullshit about "airgapped")?

about three weeks ago
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

sconeu Re:If you take the bait (117 comments)

I actually did some minor volunteer work for the Anderson campaign in '80. He ran as an Independent, not as a Libertarian.

about three weeks ago

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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  |  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."
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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  |  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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