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A Brain Implant For Synthetic Memory

stinkydog Guns, lots of Guns (87 comments)

Who says they need to replace existing memories? Booting up 5 years of flight school after one operation seems like an obvious use of this technology. Downloading a full Chinese or Korean vocabulary would be handy as well. Even if training the muscles took time, having the data local would sure expedite the process. Think of all the roles, military and otherwise that require memorization of facts/processes and the applications of this tech become had to imagine.

SD

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Develop "Narrative Authentication" System

stinkydog Do you really want this? (117 comments)

Computer: Last time you were on, you watched a video. In that video a _____ was having sex with a ____. Respond?

End of Line

about 10 months ago
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A Ray of Hope For Americans and Scientific Literacy?

stinkydog They took our GUNZ (668 comments)

Those that are literate enough to figure out what the tea party actually means might understand the science. The rest joined the "Don't Let O-bama Take our Gunz" party and have no interest in science beyond muzzle velocity and jacket composition.

SD

1 year,6 days
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How long before most automobile driving is done by computers?

stinkydog All restaurants in the future are Taco Bell (472 comments)

Perhaps in the dystopian "demolition man" future we will consider surrendering our manhood at the car door, I expect that a Sylvester Stallone style anti-hero will save humanity from that fate however.

SD.

1 year,18 days
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Judge Hints At Jail Time For Porn Copyright Troll Prenda Law

stinkydog Do I get my money back? (63 comments)

Do I get my money back? It was not me downloading all that stuff. Seriously...

about a year and a half ago
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Don't Super-Size My Smartphone!

stinkydog Galaxy Note (660 comments)

I love my Galaxy Note. It is an awesome Phonelet. Unlocked international with ICS. Add a headset (it does look a little odd when you talk into it) and you are gold.

SD

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deal With Refurbed Drives With Customer Data?

stinkydog Other point of contact (385 comments)

There are some eastern european 'gentlemen' that will pay top dollar for quality information. Just extract the names and social security numbers, you can keep the drive.

SD

more than 2 years ago
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On my death, my data ...

stinkydog A cranial drill and pair of forceps (201 comments)

I keep all the good data locked in the foamy grey stuff. I can carry nearly eighty gigs of data in my head. Good luck decrypting that mess.

StinkyDog

more than 2 years ago
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The Mystery of Mars' Bizarre Plumbing

stinkydog Re:Everyone knows the answer ... (62 comments)

Close, in my new paper I out the real cause, Prehistoric Intelligent Interplanetary Sand Kracken. How could it be anything else?

SD

about 3 years ago
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Ohio Supreme Court Drawn Into Magnetic Homes Case

stinkydog I call BS (462 comments)

Magnetized steel beams are not the likely culprit. How did it make it this far with such a lousy summary? This reads as a grounding issue. The symptoms fit perfectly. The steel beams are connected to earth at one potential and the grounding rod / waterline bond is at another. Somewhere in the house, connections are bridged so current is flowing from one ground path to the other on a high resistance link. The fix is to bond the building steel to the common earth that the electrical panel is utilizing with a hefty piece of copper wire. Drain the imbalance and modern electrical equipment starts working correctly.

SD

about 3 years ago
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Retrieving a Stolen Laptop By IP Address Alone?

stinkydog Assume they are as stupid as they are. (765 comments)

Place an email on the account the laptop is checking:

The RAM/Bike/Boat you sold me is working perfectly, but I have misplaced your address. Please let me know where to send the $300 cash.

Once you have an address, you have something to talk to the police about.

SD

more than 4 years ago
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How Truthful Are You When Creating Web Accounts?

stinkydog I always provide an Email Address (309 comments)

I generally provide the following for sites I kind of trust:

Bill.Gates@microsoft.com
William Gates
1060 West Addison
Chicago, IL 60613-4397

I leave UCE@ftc.gov if I think I am going to get spammed.

more than 4 years ago
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Colbert Wins Space Station Name Contest

stinkydog Consolation Prize (471 comments)

Serenity is the best name for the module, but Colbert still deserves something. I propose:

The Stephen Colbert BioWaste Recycling Module

Both are cranky, only work for a half hour at a time, and run on waste products. A perfect match.

SD

more than 5 years ago
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My top-level book organization is based on ...

stinkydog Geologic Filing System (423 comments)

You choose a location and pile your books. Add any new books you read to the pile. Repeat. Wait 1.5 million years and the bottom layer has turned to coal.

SD

more than 5 years ago
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I Backup My Personal Data..

stinkydog Re:Back Up (393 comments)

As long as my disks are spinning, pretty much nothing....

more than 5 years ago
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I Backup My Personal Data..

stinkydog Back Up (393 comments)

I zip up all my stuff and rename it StarTrek_New_Footage.iso and upload it to Bittorrent. I used to name the wad JennaJ_Best_Scenes, but having to explain that to the wife while trying to recover the pictures of kids is not fun.

SD

more than 5 years ago
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McDonalds Files To Patent Making a Sandwich

stinkydog Wendy's IP (346 comments)

Here is the IP required to assemble a Wendy's oldfashioned hamburger. Use it wisely.

Bun
Mayonaise
Ketchup
Pickle
Onion
Tomato
Lettuce
Mustard
Cheese
Meat
Bun

If you can source square 1/4lb 'beef' patties that are about 35% fat your are in business.

SD

more than 5 years ago

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Oops!? Multiple Undersea Fiber Issues

stinkydog stinkydog writes  |  more than 5 years ago

stinkydog writes "My overseas users started pitiching a fit this morning and I finally found a good line at Bloomberg.Com on what happened:

Internet and telephone communications between the Middle East and Europe were disrupted after three submarine cables between Italy and Egypt in the Mediterranean Sea were damaged. The failures cut the flow of ``data of various kinds'' between Europe and the Middle East, and there's no timeframe for when communications will be restored, said Sanjeev Gaur, director of assurance at Reliance Globalcom Ltd. in India. France Telecom SA, which plans to send a maintenance boat to fix the problem, said the situation should be back to normal by Dec. 31."
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stinkydog stinkydog writes  |  about 8 years ago

stinkydog writes "To quote the classics (aka Civilization), "My words are backed by nuclear weapons". We all knew they had them, but North Korea offically joined the Nuclear Club at 0136 GMT by detonating a device near Kilju city. Time to start stocking up on ammo for the coming apocolypse. Early reports can be see at CNN.Com and BBC.Com."

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