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Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

smitty97 Just one... (272 comments)

... to close the door on the way out

about 2 months ago

He Fixed 300,000+ Machines - America's Oldest Typewriter Repairman Dies At 96

smitty97 Re: At last (201 comments)

I hope they set his obit in Courier

1 year,6 days

Ancient Roman Concrete Is About To Revolutionize Modern Architecture

smitty97 Re: Prior art (322 comments)

Problem is, it barely lasts 80 years and that's why you see so many news stories of bridges failing since they're not bothering to replace them

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Preserve a "Digital Inheritance"?

smitty97 Re:Make a list (191 comments)

Posting here should be fine. The total intelligence on Slashdot has been constant. However, the population is increasing.

about a year and a half ago

Browser Choice May Affect Your Job Prospects

smitty97 Re:Loaded language? (374 comments)

Even on the Mac I prefer to use chrome.. The way it handles tabs, plugins and such are better.

about a year and a half ago

$1 Billion Mission To Reach the Earth's Mantle

smitty97 Re:Billiion? (267 comments)

or Carl Sagan

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would You Include In a New Building?

smitty97 Why build? You're better off leasing (422 comments)

First of all, you have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. Then there's the kickbacks to the carpenters. And if you plan on using any cement in this building I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with you, and that'll cost you. Don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. There's the long-term costs, such as waste disposal. I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the boy scouts.

about 2 years ago

Can Anyone Become a Programmer?

smitty97 Re:Absolutely not. (767 comments)

The sum of all IQ's on the planet is constant. The problem is, the population is increasing.

about 2 years ago

Obama and Romney Respond To Questionnaire

smitty97 Re:Here be no surprises (608 comments)

Anyone who refers to workers as "Human Capital" like Romney does in the first answer (and on his website) has no connection to normal humans.

about 2 years ago

Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'

smitty97 What's all the excitement (133 comments)

This one really is just a series of tubes

about 2 years ago

Linux Played a Vital Role In Discovery of Higgs Boson

smitty97 Re:In related news... (299 comments)

So, a round of applause for...this inanimate carbon rod!

more than 2 years ago

The Hobbit's Higher Frame Rate To Cost Theater Operators

smitty97 Videotape? (710 comments)

Waitaminute, he wants theaters to play his 3D 48fps movie, but he releases a message on videotape ? wtf?

more than 2 years ago

America's Next Bomber: Unmanned, Unlimited Range, Aimed At China

smitty97 Re:What about if... (400 comments)

Don't worry, they are stored on secure computers from Lenovo. Nobody got fired for buying IBM^H^H^H Lenovo, right?

more than 2 years ago

China Plans National, Unified CPU Architecture

smitty97 Re:bad idea (240 comments)

I thought we were an autonomous collective

more than 2 years ago


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