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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

slapout Re:Works better for flu (244 comments)

"She has no symptoms which means she is not contagious"

But we won't know for sure for three weeks. 21 days is not a lot of ask of someone.

yesterday
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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

slapout Re:Works better for flu (244 comments)

I don't think having her give up three weeks of her life it too much to ask in order to err on the side of caution. After all, she was willing to risk her life to help treat people with it. Compared to the risk of dying, this should be nothing to her.

yesterday
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Power and Free Broadband To the People

slapout How are they going to use it? (254 comments)

If these people are living in poverty, how are they going to have a computer to access the internet with?

yesterday
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

slapout Re:Minimalism Overkill (305 comments)

Thank you! Apple keeps trying to take things away, but they've gotten to the point where it hurts functionality.

about two weeks ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

slapout Sibling Rivalry? (305 comments)

Siblings should not be the same. Are you and your siblings exactly alike? You're better and some things and they are better at others.

A desktop and a mobile OS should not be exactly alike. Sure, they can share similarities, just like you share traits with your siblings. But even twins are not exactly the same. Nor should they be.

A desktop OS should be designed for different jobs than a mobile one.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

slapout Godzilla (27 comments)

Didn't Godzilla fight those one time?

about 2 months ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

slapout Left or Right? (475 comments)

If you take an American driverless car to London, I hope it can figure out which side of the road to drive on...

about 2 months ago
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Inside the Facebook Algorithm Most Users Don't Even Know Exists

slapout The algorithm I want (130 comments)

All the posts from my friends + all the post from places I've liked - anything I've turned off (like game requests)

Is that so hard?

about 3 months ago
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"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola

slapout Re:ROI for drug development (390 comments)

Don't forget the money that goes to the lawyers. Have you seen all the commercials on TV lately for law firms trying to get people to sue drug companies?

about 3 months ago
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Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

slapout Re:Need a EULA for video (67 comments)

"Don't be silly. They'd insert the screen right over the damned show."

Don't be silly. That'd interfere with the commercial they're already showing over the show.

about 3 months ago
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DHS Mistakenly Releases 840 Pages of Critical Infrastructure Documents

slapout Yeah, right (50 comments)

"Mistakenly" Sure...

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

slapout OK (359 comments)

"Please post your editor and language of choice in the comments."

O'Reilly and English

about 4 months ago
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Seattle Gets Takeout By Amazon

slapout On letter off (61 comments)

Misread as "Seattle Gets Taken out By Amazon".

Drones gone haywire maybe.

about 4 months ago
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Why Software Builds Fail

slapout Simple answer (279 comments)

Complexity

about 4 months ago
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Programming On a Piano Keyboard

slapout Re:Did that 23 years ago (57 comments)

I remember playing around with GFA Basic and a Midi keyboard hooked to my Atari ST. I had it set up so that whatever note you played on the musical keyboard, the computer would calculate a note an octave higher and then send that note back out to the musical keyboard and it'd play that note. It was pretty cool.

about 4 months ago
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George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum

slapout Fits (98 comments)

Chicago. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

about 4 months ago
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2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

slapout Re:Yes, let's tax the poor (619 comments)

It will affect you. Unless you don't buy anything from stores or restaurants.

about 4 months ago

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Blender 2.5 with revamped GUI enters beta testing

slapout slapout writes  |  more than 4 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "The main complaint about the open source 3d modeling program Blender has been it's hard to use interface. The next version, 2.5, will feature a totally revamped GUI designed to make the program easier to use. While the latest stable version is 2.49, developers have upgraded the latest 2.5 alpha release to beta status. The 2.5 beta can be downloaded at the Blender website."
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Weird Al's "What I Learned" releasing on i

slapout slapout writes  |  about 6 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "Weird Al has a new blog post about his experience of releasing a new song via iTunes. "Overall, I'd have to say that the digital experiment was a success. It was very gratifying for me to be able to put a parody out while the original song was still at its commercial peak". But referring to the fact that iTunes ended up posting the song a day late: "I probably won't be as inclined to announce new singles in advance, though. I've learned from hard experience that iTunes is not able to guarantee a time — or, apparently, even a day — that a song will go live on-line.""
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