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A Day in Your Life, Fifteen Years From Now

slashchuck Re:But... (687 comments)

TLDR

about 2 years ago
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Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Beating Heart Muscle

slashchuck Re:WHAT WHITE PEOPLE ARE HIDING! (121 comments)

Slashdot should reduce the font size of the Troll/Flamebait postings. It will cut down on the disk space used.

more than 2 years ago
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Israel Says It Will Treat Online Credit Card Theft As It Would Terrorism

slashchuck Re:Retaliatory action? (422 comments)

Motorola commercial cell phone was developed in Israel. Motorola has its largest development center in Israel Intel has four major development centers in Israel.

Microsoft has one of its three strategic development centers outside the US in Israel. It is based on several startup companies that Microsoft has acquired in Israel, which are now part of this development center. Most of Windows NT technology was developed in Israel.

AKAMAI technology was developed in Israel by Danny Lewin, its co-founder and CTO. Mr. Lewin was killed on 9/11 on one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center.

SAP AG, the enterprise software leader, has its larger development center outside Germany in Raanana, Israel. This center, called SAP Labs Israel, is also based on several startup companies that SAP acquired in Israel.

Checkpoint, the world leader in internet security and firewalls is an Israeli company.

The AOL Instant Messenger was developed in 1996 by four young Israelis.

Given Imaging, an Israeli company, developed the first ingestible pill-sized video camera, used for medical diagnostic without the need of an invasive operation.

The Israeli company M-Systems developed the USB-Flash Drives, used for portable storage all over the world. The company was recently bought by SanDisk, an American company, the world leader in the flash storage market, established by an Israeli.

IBM, Kodak, Cisco, HP, Google, Novell and many others, also have large scale research and development centers in Israel.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Wins $625.5 Million Ruling Over Cover Flow

slashchuck Re:Conclusion (113 comments)

Mirror Worlds Technologies, Inc. was a company based in New Haven, Connecticut, which created software using ideas from the book Mirror Worlds: or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox...How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean (1992) by Yale professor David Gelernter, who helped found the company and served as chief scientist. The company ceased operations in 2004.

The troll is Mirror Worlds, LLC of Tyler, Texas (a subsidiary of Plainfield Specialty Holdings I, Inc.) which filed the suit against Apple, Inc. for patent infringement .

These trolls buy up patent rights of defunct companies and use them as an excuse to file infringement lawsuits.

I believe that professor has nothing to do with this lawsuit.

more than 3 years ago
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The Sum Total of the World's Knowledge: 250 Exabytes

slashchuck 295 exabytes (168 comments)

The total according to this article is 295 exabytes.

more than 3 years ago
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Rediscovering WWII's Top-Secret Computing 'Rosies'

slashchuck Re:Common practice (113 comments)

In the late 60's a Fortune 500 corporation, that ran a chain of over 3,000 retail stores, needed to calculate annually the bonuses to be paid to the store managers.

To do the calculations they used a room-full of Comptometers operated by dozens of women.

The process took as long as a week to complete.

more than 3 years ago
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Harry Potter Blamed For India's Disappearing Owls

slashchuck Another reason... (252 comments)

Tastes just like chicken vindaloo.

more than 3 years ago
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For Firefox 4, You'll Need To Wait Until 2011

slashchuck Re:Anybody remember if... (238 comments)

I have most of my addons working on Minefield 64-bit 4.0b7pre (released 08-24-2010)

I disabled "Add-on compatibility checking"

Even though a few of them show as incompatible, they seem to work normally.

The exceptions are Xmarks & Web Developer which don't seem to behave.

more than 3 years ago
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Dutch Hackers Create Wi-Fi Sniffing Drone

slashchuck Wi-Fi Sniffing Drone? (81 comments)

Is that anything like the opium-smoking drones of the 19th Century or the cocaine-sniffing drones of today?

about 4 years ago
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'Robin Sage' Social Hoax Duped Military, Security Pros

slashchuck Re:Only link that matters (191 comments)

... folks I know from school, SCA, or family...

SCA stands for?

School Construction Authority
Scientific Computing Associates
Scottish Canoe Association
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
Shipbuilders Council of America
Society for California Archaeology
Society for Creative Anachronism
Society for Cultural Anthropology
Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists
Student Conservation Association
Surgical Care Affiliates
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget

more than 4 years ago
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SanDisk WORM SD Card Can Store Data For 100 Years

slashchuck Re:That's what they said about CD-Rs (267 comments)

... Maybe someone with a bit better scientific background can comment on such.

As if anyone like that would admit to be reading /.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Browser For Using Complex Web Applications?

slashchuck Re:but I thought HTML was supposed to fix all that (347 comments)

I wrote a web-based certificate issuing app. The layout of the certificates was mandated by law. I have found that creating PDF's is the best way to ensure that printed output stays consistent with the report design requirements. Plus you can easily save them locally or email them with the assurance that the recipients will see the same report you designed.

more than 4 years ago
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Verizon Removes Search Choices For BlackBerrys

slashchuck Re:Do you hear me now?? (510 comments)

Waiting for Nexus One.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox 3.5 Now the Most Popular Browser Worldwide

slashchuck Re:Browser down. (422 comments)

You young whippersnappers and your emacs or vim. In my day it was edlin or nothing.

more than 4 years ago

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Nobel Prize Winner Got Free House and Free (as in Beer) Beer

slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  about 2 years ago

slashchuck (617840) writes "Niels Bohr is one of the greatest scientists who ever lived and a favorite of his fellow Danes when he lived in Copenhagen. Apparently, after he won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a gift – a house located next to the brewery. And the best perk of the house? It had a direct pipeline to the brewery so that Bohr had free beer on tap whenever he wanted."
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Nexus 4 includes support for LTE

slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  about 2 years ago

slashchuck (617840) writes "One of the drawbacks of Google's Nexus $ was its lack of support for 4G LTE. Now comes a report from Anand Tech that is supported on on the Nexus 4.

It seems that a simple software update can allow the Nexus 4 smartphone to run on LTE Band 4. All users have to do is dial *#*#4636#*#* (INFO) or launch the Phone Info app. After that, choosing to connect to AWS networks should allow the Nexus 4 to run on LTE networks on Band 4.

The AnandTech report states explicitly that the LG Nexus 4 only works on LTE Band 4, on 1700/2100MHz frequencies, and supports bandwidths of 5,10, and 20MHz."

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slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

slashchuck writes "NEW YORK — NewsChannel-4 has learned of a massive system failure affecting all blackberry users in the western hemisphere. The RIM Company, which stands for Research In Motion, developed blackberry technology and said its infrastructure failed around 8 p.m. Tuesday and has been down ever since. E-mails are not being pushed to portable blackberry devices."
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slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

slashchuck writes "RIM has announced at 8pm EDT, that the BlackBerry service has suffered a total "infrastructure" breakdown.
The news was announced on WNBC-TV 11pm EDT news broadcast."
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slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

slashchuck writes " Info World is reporting that California police arrested a "mid-level" software pirate. According to TFA he "... allegedly sold illegally copied Microsoft and Adobe Systems software on the Internet for seven years, netting him an estimated $750,000."

If a "mid-level" pirate can only earn about $100K a year, what do low-level ones earn?"
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slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  more than 7 years ago

slashchuck writes " Century Rain an SF novel by Alastair Reynolds, (2004). This noir story, which takes place three-hundred years in the future, has a character, (on page 97), explaining why his people are called 'Slashers':

... Niagara made a careful gesture like some religious benediction: a diagonal slice across his chest and a stab to the heart. 'A slash and a dot,' he said. ' I doubt it means anything to you, but this was once the mark of an alliance of progressive thinkers linked together by on of the very first computer networks. ...'


I was not aware that membership in this 'alliance of progressive thinkers' entailed learning special gestures?"
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slashchuck slashchuck writes  |  about 8 years ago

slashchuck writes "Sam Ramji, Director of Microsoft's Open Source Software Lab, has posted an offer to Mozilla for "some 1:1 support in getting Firefox and Thunderbird to run on Vista.""

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