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Fixing Faulty Genes On the Cheap

spacemky Re:How long before... (105 comments)

...people start crapping out citrus fruits?

about 2 months ago
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Russian FSB Can Reportedly Tap Skype Calls

spacemky A solution? (136 comments)

How could we guarantee no spying or eavesdropping via Skype? I think some sort of scrambling/de-scrambling/encryption program that sits at both ends of the Skype connection would do the trick. I'm surprised nothing like this already exists.

about a year and a half ago
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What Will The Expanding World of ChromeOS Mean For Windows?

spacemky LiveBook (263 comments)

Introducing the new Microsoft LiveBook. Boots right in to Microsoft's cloud-based OS. Skydrive, Skype, Office365, Bing search, Hotmail. Coming your way in 2015 or sooner.

about a year and a half ago
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How Linux Mastered Wall Street

spacemky Re:Oh, Linux, how you've forsaken us (339 comments)

I like your conclusion about wall street fat cats using linux to manipulate the market, but to blame Linux is overshooting it. This is like blaming murders on handgun ownership. Just because someone uses a tool for evil doesn't make the tool itself evil.

about 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is There a War Against Small Mail Servers?

spacemky Simple solution: Use Postini (459 comments)

Postini is cheap, and your MTA can be configured to send and receive mail through it. Plus you'll get fantastic SPAM filtering. Problem solved.

more than 3 years ago
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It's Official — AMD Will Retire the ATI Brand

spacemky ATI.com (324 comments)

I remember when ATI.com went to Artificial Turds Inc, a company who sold a fake turd carefully placed atop astroturf, and shipped to anyone. That was way cooler than the current ATI.com.

Ahh, memories. So long ATI.

more than 3 years ago
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What Pinball Looks Like When the Stakes Are High

spacemky Insert Coin (133 comments)

"The winner of the $10,000 prize purse at the World Pinball Championships has requested his entire winnings in quarters."

more than 3 years ago
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"Vegetative State" Patients Can Communicate

spacemky Science: (347 comments)

"Vegetative State" Plants Can Communicate"

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

spacemky Lisa (1713 comments)

It should more aptly be named: iLisa 2010.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Tablet Rumor Wrap Up

spacemky Stupid. (348 comments)

Tablets are a stupid idea. But then again, so is the name "iPod" for a portable music player.

more than 4 years ago
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One Way To Save Digital Archives From File Corruption

spacemky Use TCP/IP (257 comments)

I'd recommend just NOT using X-MODEM or Z-MODEM! Bit errors everywhere. Especially when mom picks up the telephone! ggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

more than 4 years ago
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Who Installs the Most Crapware?

spacemky Dell Inspiron (583 comments)

I bought a 600-dollar-is Dell Inspiron this week with Windows 7. It had about 3 full pages of factory-installed crapware. Took a good amount of time to uninstall all the garbage. Most I've seen in a long time.

more than 4 years ago
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Sun Plans Security Coprocessor For New Ultrasparc

spacemky Math Coprocessor (59 comments)

I'm ok with the security chip as long as it also has a Math Coprocessor. First post?

more than 4 years ago
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Why Should I Trust My Network Administrator?

spacemky Answers (730 comments)

No, No, Yes!

about 5 years ago
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RadioShack To Rebrand As "The Shack"?

spacemky Radio Shack.... (629 comments)

Because: "Radio Shack: You've got questions, we've got blank stares!"

about 5 years ago
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Handmade vs. Commercially Produced Ethernet Cables

spacemky Listen: (837 comments)

Do you like your job? If yes, then just say "Ok, boss, I agree that the store bought cables are a safer bet. I'm used to making the cables on my own, ensuring proper length, etc, but for this application I agree with you, a factory-made cable would be the better choice." Even though, we geeks know that a decent CAT5E/CAT6 cable with a good 568A or 568B crimp would perform EXACTLY the same. There. Thanks for asking Slashdot.

more than 5 years ago
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First Touch-Screen, Bendable E-Paper Developed

spacemky Easy! (174 comments)

I'm not impressed. I can do this with my current LCD Screen. Watch thi*#&$&#*((*#

more than 5 years ago
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If Programming Languages Were Religions

spacemky please don't kill me (844 comments)

I LOL'd hard at that last line in TFA.

more than 5 years ago
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"Anonymous" Hacks Palin's Private Email

spacemky Busted (1733 comments)

I thought this was interesting. Apparently, the "hackers" used Ctunnel.com to proxy to Yahoo! mail accounts, and everything they did is completely traceable.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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SETI Shutting Down Alien Seeking Operations

spacemky spacemky writes  |  more than 3 years ago

spacemky (236551) writes "Due to a lack of funding, the SETI Institute is shutting down its array of 42 dishes which listen for signs of alien life.

From the article:
"Lacking the money to pay its operating expenses, Mountain View's SETI Institute has pulled the plug on the renowned Allen Telescope Array, a field of radio dishes — popularized in the Jodie Foster film "Contact" — that scan the skies for signals from extraterrestrial civilizations.""

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Blind people given OK to sue over Target website

spacemky spacemky writes  |  more than 6 years ago

spacemky writes "A class action lawsuit against Target has been given the green light by a federal judge, allowing the argument that it is inaccessible to the blind. Will this mean that companies and developers will be forced to make their websites accessible, or else get sued?"
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spacemky spacemky writes  |  more than 7 years ago

spacemky writes "From the story:

"In a post on Microsoft's developer network blogs, software engineer Shaheen Gandhi, explains just how demanding HD DVD playback is for the Xbox 360."
Apparently the new drive renders content off its new HD-DVD player entirely using software. "All 6 of Xbox 360's hardware threads are hard at work while playing back an HD DVD. At the moment, the player software pushes Xbox 360 harder than any other (save, perhaps, Gears of War during some particularly busy parts of the game)."

Also interesting, "In total around 4.7 million lines of code were needed to implement the HD DVD player.""

Journals

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mod this up!

spacemky spacemky writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I am so cool. Look at me, writing in my /. journal. Dang, I'm somewhat of a slashdot pimp.

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my old sig

spacemky spacemky writes  |  about 8 years ago I randomly change my sig. The Journal is for archiving previous sigs.

And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality. - U2

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slashdot (haiku 1)

spacemky spacemky writes  |  more than 10 years ago Slashdot my refuge
News for nerds, stuff that matters
Entertaining trolls

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Dear Journal

spacemky spacemky writes  |  more than 10 years ago Dear Journal,

I haven't spoken with you in a very long time. Actually, I've been kind of upset with you lately. You see, you constantly make me void of intelligent ideas, and interesting things to say. Every time I'm around you, I have this block, where I can't think straight. Journal, you really blow my mind.

Later,
spacemky

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