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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

slickwillie Re:I don't think it's hard to guess (248 comments)

6. Has the subject ever posted anything on the Internet that casts us in a negative light? If yes add to list. Also send a SWAT team to their house.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing

slickwillie Re:Nothing is Free.... (90 comments)

Then there is the Surface business plan: Sell below cost but make it up in volume.

about 6 months ago
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Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

slickwillie Re:Meh (224 comments)

"Seriously, think about that. What happens when this mentality involuntarily leads society to continue to shrink their ability to be attentive to anything?"

Someone made a documentary film on this subject a few years ago. IIRC it was called "Idiocracy".

about 7 months ago
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Pneumatic Tube Communication In Hospitals

slickwillie We used to call it p-mail (350 comments)

in the olden days.

Not to be confused with pee-mail, messages that dogs leave for each other on trees and stuff.

more than 4 years ago
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Old Operating Systems Never Die

slickwillie And what about Plan 9? (875 comments)

You know, the OS from the people who created Unix.

They also had an associated embedded OS called Inferno. Philips actually used Inferno in an Internet telephone. Funny that it wasn't a success. It cost something like $600 or $800 10 years ago, and took literally minutes to load a web page at modem speeds.

more than 5 years ago
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Old Operating Systems Never Die

slickwillie What has anyone Hird of the Hurd? (875 comments)

Is it still being developed?

IIRC Linux was supposed to be a temporary stand-in until the Hurd was ready to go.

more than 5 years ago
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Making Cesium Atoms Do a Quantum Walk

slickwillie Re:Encryption plan (117 comments)

It could just be a lot of quantum talk.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Is Adobe Flash On Linux Still Broken?

slickwillie Re:Open Source Flash? (963 comments)

That was my first thought - tell the owner.

But what about strictly online websites? I went to a real estate foreclosure site recently (realtytrac.com IIRC). When I clicked a location I got "your browser and OS are not supported". I sent an email to the admin but never got a reply.

more than 6 years ago

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