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After 40 Years As a Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms

sconeu Unfortunately.... (63 comments)

Unfortunately, the arms cost $6 Million, and everything he does with them is in slow motion, accompanied by a reverb sound effect.

13 hours ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

sconeu Re: Nonsense (370 comments)

Thank you. I stand corrected.

yesterday
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Backblaze's 6 TB Hard Drive Face-Off

sconeu Re:Man, am I old ... (165 comments)

You guys took about 15 pictures/hour on your honeymoon? (assuming 8 hours/day of sleep)

When did you guys find time to fuck?

What do you think is *IN* those 7000 pictures? Hint: it ain't the local scenery or tourist spots....

yesterday
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

sconeu An area the size of Texas? (174 comments)

I'm sorry, that isn't an approved measurement. Can someone give it to me in football fields?

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

sconeu Re:Nonsense (370 comments)

[PEDANTIC]
What is a HOSTS.TXT file? Back in '84 there was /etc/hosts
[/PEDANTIC]

OK, maybe a VMS system had a HOSTS.TXT.

2 days ago
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Spacecraft Spots Probable Waves On Titan's Seas

sconeu Re:Springtime on Titan (82 comments)

[PRODUCERS]
It's Springtime
For Titan
And Jupiter!!

Saturn is happy, and gay!
[/PRODUCERS]

2 days ago
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Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

sconeu Re:Impressive (54 comments)

That's deliberate. You have to wait for it.

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

sconeu Re:Should Allah be translated to God? (872 comments)

Actually, observant Jews would use a euphemism. They never use the word for G-d, but say, for example, "Hashem" (The Name), or "Ha Kadosh Baruch Hu" (The Holy One Blessed Be He).

4 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

sconeu Re:Not really missing vinyl (432 comments)

I've got the Empire Brass collection of Bach chorales on CD. Had it since I can't even remember when... Do they still perform live?

4 days ago
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Proposed Theme Park Would Put BBC Shows On Display

sconeu Re:Monty Python? (78 comments)

It's all in good fun, until someone pulls the lever and releases the bengal tiger...

4 days ago
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BGP Hijacking Continues, Despite the Ability To Prevent It

sconeu Re:BGP? (57 comments)

Based on this thread, I doubt they're mute, given that people are expressing opinions on both sides...

On the other hand, both sides might be moot....

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

sconeu Re:How about criminal charges ... (514 comments)

If the police aren't going to bother either learning, or following the law ... they have no business being police officers.

Indeed. As we are all aware, "Ignorance of the law is no excuse".

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

sconeu Re:Pay with the pension fund! (514 comments)

I thought Truman's sign was "The Buck Stops Here".

about a week ago
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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

sconeu Re:Creedence Clearwater (243 comments)

Bull. Google for "take me down to the very last city".

about a week 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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