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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

solafide Enlightenment (611 comments)

about 4 months ago

Designer Seeds Thought To Be Latest Target By Chinese

solafide Beta sucks! (164 comments)

Down with Beta! Leave Classic, or we'll go to Hacker News!

about 7 months ago

First Gear Mechanism Discovered In Nature

solafide Evolution is gearing up for a jump! (136 comments)

Who knows, maybe next we'll evolve gears to help us reach those things on the top shelf better...

1 year,6 days

The Windows Flaw That Cracks Amazon Web Services

solafide Not actually a problem with AWS. (114 comments)

This is no different than booting a LiveCD and changing the Windows password from a Linux LiveCD running with access to the same storage device. This is not a flaw in AWS in any fashion, other than illustrating the trust you place in AWS having access to your physical devices. Why is this news? This is a standard if-you-have-access-to-hardware-you-can-have-complete-control-over-everything-on-it-not-encrypted problem.

1 year,7 days

Big Jump For Tablet Storage: Seagate Intros 5mm Hard Disk For Tablets

solafide The hell is 7x a 64gb drive? (201 comments)

Couldn't we just say 500gb up front and be done with it, instead of having a bogus multiplier on a meaningless size? What's next, "this hard drive holds 30 Library of Congresses, which are each 6x the capacity of a regular library?"

1 year,9 days

KDE Releases Calligra 2.7

solafide calligra? (30 comments)

Didn't you mean Kalligra? What kind of KDE program _is_ this?

about a year ago

White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star'

solafide Re:HALOPERIDOL (384 comments)

Many bacteria use metal reduction as its way of obtaining energy, in fact, and also obtain these metals from rocks, so... yeah, your point about bacteria seems false. (Iron, sulfer, selenium, sulfate, nitrite -reducing bacteria all exist.)

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

solafide Re:Here's what you say (1059 comments)

In Massachusetts, you are not required to identify yourself.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

solafide Re:Just keep calm... (1059 comments)

I believe it is entirely within one's rights to stand outside the station protesting, perhaps with your portable 4th Amendment sign; and as a Boston resident, I think I'll be carrying around such a sign when I ride the subway in the future.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Way To Deal With Roving TSA Teams?

solafide Re:You don't have to comply but... (1059 comments)

In Boston, there is no need to identify yourself.

more than 2 years ago

4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?

solafide Re:More Cores, More Power (661 comments)

Scientific computing too. I dream that the abundance of many-core machine will lead to more hobbyist advances in scicomp; perhaps better simulations of liquid flow, or turbulence, or erosion, or plant growth? all these fields need work, and all of them are much more accessible when parallelizable.

more than 4 years ago

Unique ID In India Causes 'Fear of the Beast'

solafide Re:The Bible Proclaims... (725 comments)

Man, if Lot befriended an angle, he must've been smoking something pretty interesting.

I'm possibly missing your sarcasm here, but many books give many people funny ideas: 1984, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Complete Guide to Sex Positions, etc. I think a good number of these are useful books (although, here on /., not the last of those in all likelyhood.) and should not be banned.

more than 4 years ago

SanDisk WORM SD Card Can Store Data For 100 Years

solafide Re:Hmm (267 comments)

Meet my highly excited friend the Atom.

more than 4 years ago

Supreme Court Says Gov't Employee Texts Not Private

solafide Re:Obvious, in hindsight (263 comments)

The Nokia e63 already has a mode-switch much like this.

more than 4 years ago

Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings

solafide Re:Video (1671 comments)

Is it? I thought the asses who took over Iraq prohibited gun ownership initially, and only recently made it legal for the head of a household to own a single gun. I could be wrong, but I can't find a citation either way.

more than 4 years ago

Yale Law Student Wants Government To Have Everybody's DNA

solafide Re:How does he know it's unique? (544 comments)

It depends on the frequency of mutation. There are mutations that are very common, adn those that are rare; thus, if you only are dealing with where 26 introns are located, you're probably going to have a _lot_ of collisions for the most normal people. Note also that DNA replicase has exonuclease activity: it'll attempt to repair mutations everywhere. So, for people without a lot of mutations, who don't have rare mutations, their info generated this way will be essentially equivalent. It really takes a bio student to create a good DNA-based fingerprinting method, but I can shoot at this one a little.

more than 4 years ago



solafide solafide writes  |  more than 7 years ago

solafide writes "A airport in Debrecen, Hungary has agreed to test a University College — London product to track passengers inside the airport using RFID tags. The powered RFID tags are to be worn about the neck, to track the location of passengers real-time, but how long will it be until implanted chips are mandatory?"


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