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Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

steak how about cobol? (643 comments)

I keep seeing stories about how cobol is sticking around, let the kids do it.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Tablet and Software For a Partially Sighted Person?

steak ipad seems to be the thing (63 comments)

the va gives the blindish vets ipads.

about two weeks ago
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There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

steak Does the judge understand? (303 comments)

If the judge orders the lawyers to give inaccurate information it could lead to an injustice in either direction.

about two weeks ago
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Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space

steak it was a paternity thing (166 comments)

all those illegitimate children were looking to hit up his estate for palimony.

about three weeks ago
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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

steak Re:New Years resolution (79 comments)

you mean I don't have to say www anymore?

about three weeks ago
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The Downside of Connected Healthcare: Cyberchondria

steak but, but, but.... (79 comments)

morgellons

about three weeks ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

steak oil and water (755 comments)

religion is about faith. science without proof is faith. religion with proof is not faith.

about a month ago
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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

steak That's racist (448 comments)

Literally.

about a month and a half ago
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Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

steak Re:Do what India does (266 comments)

And India has invented how many of these drugs?

about a month and a half ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

steak typical hippies (465 comments)

the ends justify the means, until they lose the moral high ground.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

steak physical buttons are better (269 comments)

with physical buttons, you dont have to look at it to know where your inputer is on the device.

about a month and a half ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

steak Re:golf (171 comments)

yeah i like the cartoony golf video games better than the simulator styles. I almost bought a xbone just to play powerstars golf, but then I came to my senses.

about a month and a half ago
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Preferred Type of Game?

steak golf (171 comments)

in any form is my favorite.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

steak why worry (312 comments)

it takes a village to raise a child; so let the village worry about your unruly spawn.

about 2 months ago

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The Great and Powerful Woz

steak steak writes  |  1 year,7 days

steak (145650) writes "Someone on Google+, apparently people do use it, asked for opinions on the "JOBS" movie; and Steve Wozniak gave the reply that many have expected since "Pirates of Silicon Valley" first came out.

the Apple I was the FIFTH time that something I had created (not built from someone else's schematic) was turned into money by Jobs. My Pong game got him his job at Atari but he never was an engineer or programmer. I was a regular member at the Homebrew Computer Club from day one and Jobs didn't know it existed.

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No Kindle for university students

steak steak writes  |  more than 4 years ago

steak (145650) writes "The Justice department forced the kindle textbook test porgrams to shutdown because it supposedly violates the ADA.

"The Civil Rights Division informed the schools they were under investigation. In subsequent talks, the Justice Department demanded the universities stop distributing the Kindle; if blind students couldn't use the device, then nobody could.""

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Why does Firefox 3 switch favicons?

steak steak writes  |  more than 6 years ago

zeos386sx writes "Firefox 3 has been out for sometime now and there is still a problem with it that has been bothering me; it's not a huge deal, just weird. Firefox sometimes switches the favicons of bookmarked sites to the favicons of different sites on a domain; for example if I click on my bookmark to my school (http://www.baylor.edu/path/current.asp) and then click on the link to blackboard (my.baylor.edu) the bookmark's favicon switches from the normal interlocking b u to the blackboard favicon. Even more baffling is when I go to my blog and then click on the last.fm link firefox switches the bookmarked favicon from blogger to last.fm. So why is firefox changing the favicons of my bookmarks around?"

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CMI9739A

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

this is really here for my own purposes.

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=9138147

mute

IEC958 Capture Monitor
IEC958 Capture Switch
IEC958 Capture Valid Switch

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Biostar iDEQ 200V and Fedora Core 1

steak steak writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I recently purchased a Biostar iDEQ 200V from newegg, and i love it. I bought
it for the express purpose of having a small-form-factor linux box; and I chose fedora core
1, mainly because I have been using red hat related products since red hat 5.2
(my fisrt distro was caldera 1.3, oh how times have changed). Set up was pain
free, as most distros are nowa days. I didn't try to use the onboard video card
although Via does provide drivers for the km400 chipset. Instead I used
my newly freed up radeon 7500 (thank you 9800 pro) as the video card. One note
about drivers the sound card was detected as a Via 8233, but Biostar says that it is a C-Media 9739/A. Either way it worked just fine the way Fedora autodetected it. The network card also worked right out of the box and was autodetected as a Via Rhine-II card. The only problem I have had is getting 3d hardware acceleration to work, and since I am planning on taking this rig to Quakecon this year I'm gonna need hardware aceleration. My roomate found this helpful how-to for upgrading Fedora Core 1 to 2.6.x on Linux Electrons; I don't know if your in to that or not.

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mac haters

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I just realized something. people always talk about how blindly loyal mac fans are, but they never mention how unreasonable mac haters are. for example, while i am a mac fan, i admit that the hardware is overpriced. there is not much you can say bad about os x (although it is in no way perfect), and when i start speaking about how much better os x is than windoze all they can say is "os 9 sucked." yes it did now get up off your ass and come into 2003.

p.s. i have also noticed that said mac haters are almost always use windows and think that linux is something you put in the bed of your truck.

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sour and sweet II

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

sour:

storm borks 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7zx-1, athlon tbird 700, 768 pc133

sweet:

i have a legit reason to replace my 3 year old motherboard

gigabyte ga7vaxp ultra, athlon xp 2500+(barton), 256 pc2700

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sour and the sweet

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

sour:

$300 g-chart card for my dad's gps stop working

sweet:

hurricane claudette knocked the gps around and it started working again.

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amazon dvd recomendations

steak steak writes  |  more than 11 years ago

today i was really really bored so i played with the recomendations page on amazon and i got my dvd recomendations down to

1. The Day the Earth Stood Still

is this movie any good, hopefully i just confused amazon with all my inputs in the space of 30 minutes. becuase i wouldnt know what dvds to buy if amazon doesnt tell me. ;)

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