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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

show me altoids Re:Huh? (450 comments)

You may be correct, I have not used it much. All the better reason for them to run an evaluation. I personally have never rotated an image at arbitrary angles, and maybe his shop does, so it would be a deal breaker and they would find that out quickly. All the more reason to run a series of tests before full implementation.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

show me altoids Re:Huh? (450 comments)

Wish I had some mod points, this is a great step that the submitter didn't mention that could give 90% of your answer very quickly. Put LibreOffice on a few machines and have them use that for a while. If they are baffled and can't cope, end of story right there. If they take to it like a breeze, you can probably pilot it to more people. You should be able to tell by taking a few intermediate steps like this.

about a week ago
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Merlin's Magic: The Inside Story of the First Mobile Game

show me altoids Re:Bob, if you're reading this- (60 comments)

My story was about the same. It's probably still somewhere in my mom's basement.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

show me altoids Re:This Was News Yesterday (479 comments)

Okay, but effectively yours works the same way. If the chainsaw is idling, the chain is not turning.

about 7 months ago
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Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

show me altoids Re:This Was News Yesterday (479 comments)

Given his performance-nature of his stunts, think of it like the guy who juggles chainsaws, a not-recommended use of the device, that could, and in this case did, lead to injury and death.

Actually, juggling chainsaws, while somewhat dangerous, isn't as bad as it looks. Even though the motor is running, the chain is not moving, at least with a stock chainsaw. You have to press on the trigger for the chain to move. Fucking safety interlocks, how do they work?

about 7 months ago
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NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

show me altoids Re:Idiocracy (628 comments)

Oh, so much this. I have been startled enough by this kind of thing that I jumped and looked around, probably yanking the steering wheel a bit.

about 8 months ago
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Apple Retailer Facing Class Action Suit Over Employee Bag Checks

show me altoids Re:The incredible irony of.. (353 comments)

Too bad I don't have mod points, I get them very often. Treating your employees like criminals is stupid. And you are 100% right about Ford, but for better or worse the world is different now in many ways, Apple's employees are a tiny part of the total population.

about 9 months ago
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China Environment Ministry Calls Itself One of Four Worst Departments In World

show me altoids Re:Montey Python (126 comments)

The Department of Redundancy Department.

about 9 months ago
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U.S. Independence Day is a ...

show me altoids Re:Will Smith (330 comments)

Lighten up, Francis. Oh, wait, that quote is from another movie about the might of the US military coming to save the day. Nevermind, carry on.

about 9 months ago
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NSA Releases Secret Pre-History of Computers

show me altoids Re:Pay no attention (167 comments)

You mean it wasn't just a viral advertisement for next year's "average guy hunted down by the government for knowing too much" blockbuster movie?

"Enemy of the State 2: Electric Boogaloo"

about 10 months ago
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How I Got Fired From the Job I Invented

show me altoids Re:George Zimmer? (252 comments)

Most of all,, we are sorry that we got caught stealing someone else's idea and then trademarking it.

about 10 months ago
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Researchers Are Developing Ad Hoc Networks For Car-To-Car Data Exchange

show me altoids Re:Hacking potential (126 comments)

I don't think you have to assume malicious behavior for this to be a real mess. The only way it would work properly is if every car on the road had one of these and they were all in working order. Shit, some people can't even be bothered to fix their headlights unless they get a ticket.

about a year ago
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Researchers Are Developing Ad Hoc Networks For Car-To-Car Data Exchange

show me altoids Re:Nope nope nope. (126 comments)

So all the other drivers flip you off because they are assholes? I think you may be projecting.

about a year ago
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Transfusions Reverse Aging Effects On Hearts In Mice

show me altoids Re:C. Montgomery Burns (130 comments)

I remember a TV series from when I was a wee lad, The Immortal. A guy has something special in his blood that makes him effectively immortal. An old rich dude chases him around to harvest the blood for himself.

about a year ago
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Interview: John McAfee Answers Your Questions

show me altoids Re:Familiar (239 comments)

I would not doubt for a second that Heinlein, as well as Thompson, were big influences of his.

about a year ago
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Box With Hidden Camera Travels Through the Mail

show me altoids Re:Should be standard (136 comments)

Ah, yes, these look like the same devices they use on Mythbusters fairly often.

about a year ago
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Box With Hidden Camera Travels Through the Mail

show me altoids Re:Accelerometer (136 comments)

Many times frozen items are shipped with an indicator inside that will clearly show if the inside got over the freezing point at any time in its journey. I can't think offhand if I have heard of accelerometers being used routinely, but I'm sure they could be.

about a year ago

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