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Touring a Carnival Cruise Simulator: 210 Degrees of GeForce-Powered Projection

slashmydots Cool! (42 comments)

So they can simulate running aground, sinking, getting jacked by pirates, all the plumbing failing, people throwing up, kids running around being brats, the restaurants running out of food, and the ship claiming your tickets are incorrect? That must have taken a lot of clever programming.

2 days ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

slashmydots Re:Only for white people ? (430 comments)

Seems rather biased to think that only white people can have racial biases.

Especially considering that most black people are raised to think white people are evil, racist, privileged assholes and that learning and going to college are "too white."

2 days ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

slashmydots here's a question (380 comments)

If a drill site was leaking that much methane, wouldn't it sort of maybe blow up?

4 days ago
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Tracking the Mole Inside Silk Road 2.0

slashmydots Re:blow their minds (81 comments)

Will you work for bitcoins? lol.

5 days ago
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Computer Error Grounds Flights In the UK

slashmydots not likely (68 comments)

That explanation isn't likely. They have pen and paper backup solutions for simply putting planes in order for landing and takeoff. To shut down to that degree, it would have had to be something more important like radar shutting down so planes might collide.
Or they're idiots and didn't have a backup pen and paper solution that was used for decades before computers and all staff should have been trained on.

5 days ago
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Tracking the Mole Inside Silk Road 2.0

slashmydots blow their minds (81 comments)

If I ran a secret tor service site thing, I'd had 5 moderators and 1 administrator and they'd all be me just to mess with people's heads. That would prevent moles.

5 days ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

slashmydots Re:I have a solution (512 comments)

Are you fucking stupid or something? I said when A PERSON FILMS THE POLICE then they walk over to THAT PERSON and try to delete the footage, physically prevent them from doing it and detain the officer. I'm not talking about the dumbass law violator getting arrested that's being filmed.

Here's what I'd realistically do. They tell me to hand over the camera, I tell them to get a warrant. They say it again, I ask what law I'm violating. They ask again or try to take the camera by force, I'll like and tell them it's streaming online in realtime so they can't erase it and inform them they're done and over with in their police career. They try and take it a fourth time or threaten to use force, I'd let them touch me once then cut their throat with a knife I always have on me and call it self defense in court. Who gives a fuck if they were a cop. That's irrelevant. They were just a person violating a law and assaulting me and I have a right to make sure that evidence I filmed goes to court and gets them arrested/fined/fired and to protect myself from a completely unwarranted assault.

5 days ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

slashmydots I solved it (134 comments)

I solved it before them. Don't drink, ever. Works for me.
On that subject, if it calls one single photo of me drunk, we're gonna have a big fucking problem. I don't ever upload a single photo of me for privacy reasons but still.

5 days ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

slashmydots I have a solution (512 comments)

It should be legal for, when any cop trying to do this, to assault and detain them. They're breaking the law, violating the constitution, destroying evidence, and committing fraud, all in one and what the hell are you supposed to do, call the police? I'd knock him the fuck out and make him prove in court that I didn't need to. Surprise, I needed to in order to preserve evidence of him committing a crime. You know, a citizen using force to prevent a crime from being committed...that thing that's completely legal in 50 states. OH THAT'S RIGHT police officers are magic and immune to the law and can go around making up their own laws. I forgot.

5 days ago
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How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook

slashmydots Re:bring it on (69 comments)

To see what my friends are doing and post stupid memes of course!

5 days ago
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Lenovo Recalls LS-15 Power Cords

slashmydots if you work in computer repair... (71 comments)

If you work in computer repair then you're thinking what I am. The LS-15 HP (and lenovo) power supplies light on fire...and everything else HP makes. I bet their ink cartridges spontaneously combust. I've had 5 HPs light on fire at my shop in 2 years.

about a week ago
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How Your In-Store Shopping Affects the Ads You See On Facebook

slashmydots bring it on (69 comments)

1. use a Facebook-only e-mail address - CHECK
2. don't have a smartphone (or don't log in to FB on yours ever) - CHECK
3. use a fake name on Facebook - CHECK
4. never give Facebook any of my music, shopping, or any other favorites or preferences on my profile - CHECK

Try again, bitches, you've got nothing on me. And people think I'm paranoid.

about a week ago
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Keurig 2.0 Genuine K-Cup Spoofing Vulnerability

slashmydots Re:Holy Fuck! (269 comments)

Not as much as the cost of those RFID tags or whatever they had to add to their cups. The expense was obviously passed directly onto the customer.
They spent money on RFID tags and charged the consumer more to ensure that the customer pays them more money by not buying off-brand stuff. Now that's how you show customer appreciation.

about a week ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

slashmydots can't find it (416 comments)

I tried to link to a lecture that explains which law of physics forces sexual harassment to retroactively make past lectures also sexist and offensive but they took that one down too. Oh well.

about a week ago
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Army Building an Airport Just For Drones

slashmydots too expensive (48 comments)

$33 million?! Just buy an abandoned KMart parking lot for $10,000 and resurface it then build a radio hut tower thing.

about a week ago
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Rosetta Results: Comets "Did Not Bring Water To Earth"

slashmydots I find this ridiculous (135 comments)

Does anyone else think it's complete nonsense that a rock the size of a small mountain would fill up the oceans, which are the volume of probably about a billion small mountains? I don't think a billion ice balls hit Earth.

about a week ago
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NetHack: Still One of the Greatest Games Ever Written

slashmydots even more (186 comments)

If you have a 32-bit OS, you can still play Exile III from spiderweb software. It's one of the best RPGs ever made. The story, combat, spell list, writing, and non-annoying puzzles were so far ahead of their time, it's insane.

about a week ago
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Feds Plan For 35 Agencies To Collect, Share, Use Health Records of Americans

slashmydots uh oh (209 comments)

I'm so glad NASA is concerned about my health but I'm worried they may find out that I'm an alien.

about a week ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

slashmydots bullshit (280 comments)

They turn the damn power plant down and feed it less fuel which costs less money. I call massive bullshit on this one.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

slashmydots WRONG! (415 comments)

Look at the sales numbers of Office 365 and then fire whoever's idea this was. I'm not paying $1000 a seat over 10 years for MS fucking Office.

about a week ago

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