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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

sudden.zero Re:Slashdot becomes a subscription site!?!? (382 comments)

You jest but maybe it actually is them testing the waters. I noticed upon visiting the beta site the first time that there is no way to disable ads for vetern slashdotters as there is on the normal site. They are obviously trying to find a way to make money off of their large captive audience and since they couldn't convince the majority of us to buy in to the beta site, which forces ads on everyone, this might be the way that they go.

about two weeks ago
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Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

sudden.zero I would be very interested... (200 comments)

...in how they determined that their control group didn't have ADHD since it's so hard to diagnose, lol! All jesting aside I think that this is very interesting, and if it works I would love for my step daughter to be tested this way. She has been diagnosed ADHD, and I believe the diagnosis to be correct. She has trouble focusing on anything regardless of environmental variables.

about two weeks ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

sudden.zero Re:&^*308cbpBO)780i76D$^*.//.we0-fw (79 comments)

Ah but did you use Unicode to make those characters?

about three weeks ago
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Gmail Now Rejects Emails With Misleading Combinations of Unicode Characters

sudden.zero This is going to do... (79 comments)

...absolutely nothing! The scammers will just find some other way to create their automated email garbage.

about three weeks ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

sudden.zero Re:Sorry to tell you... (544 comments)

Oh, I forgot to mention that if you don't mind the keyboard not actually being part of the phone there is a case for the Galaxy S4/S5 that has a slide out bluetooth keyboard. http://www.focuscamera.com/sam...

about a month ago
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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

sudden.zero Sorry to tell you... (544 comments)

...but physical keyboards are just not being made much anymore. I am a software engineering contractor, and I work in the cellular industry. Most of the manufacturers are dropping all physical "qwerty" keyboard designs because they don't see a market for them anymore. Motorola is one of the only exceptions that I am aware of that has a "Smart" phone with a physical keyboard that isn't too horrible. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/2... Other than that you are pretty much out of luck.

about a month ago
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Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

sudden.zero Re:Two different tech (158 comments)

T-Mobile doesn't have contracts anymore. So, it will be a different story this time. Sprint can't enforce contracts that don't exist.

about 3 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

sudden.zero Electric is the clear choice... (659 comments)

especially if the announcement from Power Japan Plus about a battery improvement hold any merit.

about 4 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

sudden.zero Re:No. (566 comments)

Spot on, wish I had some mod points!

about 4 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

sudden.zero Screw That! (566 comments)

As was already stated this is just a ploy for tech companies to abuse the already over abused H1B visa market, and drive wages down even further, because the Chinese will work for peanuts. We had a visiting engineer from China at my job the other day, and in casual conversation he unknowingly gave me enough information to figure out how much he makes a year. His salary comes out to basically McDonald's wages if he were living here in the USA. We were having a conversation about his iPad vs my Galaxy tab, and the engineer told me that " My brother keeps bugging me to buy him an iPad because he only makes 25 Yuan an hour which is half of what I make." So, he basically told me he makes 50 Yuan and hour. So, do the Math at the current rate of 6.23 Yuan to 1 dollar the Engineer makes 8.02/hr. Those are just stupidly poor wages for someone with a computer science degree Chinese or not!

about 4 months ago
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Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

sudden.zero Stupid (164 comments)

I would be impressed if they didn't ask you to log into Facebook to mine your data. Anyone can mine data with full profile access. Let's see them mine that kind of data with a locked down profile. Whatever!

about 4 months ago
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

sudden.zero Re:There has almost... (392 comments)

I meant will work for peanuts, I haven't had coffee yet

about 5 months ago
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The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage

sudden.zero There has almost... (392 comments)

...never been a shortage of science or engineering staff in the United States. The only shortage is science/engineering staff that refuses to work for peanuts, and that is the only reason why there are so many H1B visas. People with 60,000 worth of student loans don't want to work for $20/hr it's ridiculous to even expect them to.

about 5 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

sudden.zero Re:And in other news... (625 comments)

I can tell you this much for certain: I have a little cousin who is not very good at soccer, but he still gets a trophy for every tournament that his team plays in: win or lose. It gives him a false sense of pride and self esteem. If you were to ask him on any day of the week what he wants to be when he grows up he would tell you that he wants to be a pro soccer player. In reality since his team has never won a game, largely due to the fact that his skills as a goal keeper are not good, his possibilities of being a pro soccer player are almost zero, but due to the "No Losers" policy of kids teams these days he still feels like he has a shot. That is where I draw my conclusions from. It may be good for a child's self esteem while they are a child, but unfortunately in the real world those kids are going to end up frying chicken at KFC because their plans as a pro sports player never panned out due to the fact that they have been taught that everyone wins even if they lose!

about 7 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

sudden.zero Re:And in other news... (625 comments)

Really the "winningest" huh? You mean they are the country that has won the most medals? I'm sorry that is Russia with the top medal tally. They had the most medals in 1956,1960,1964,1972,1976,1980,and 1994. Where as Norway is actually second but most were won a long time ago: 1924, 1928, 1936, 1952, 1968, and 2002 being the newest first place win. So no not the "winningest" in a long time, better than the US in the Winter Olympics yes, but of course Russia kicks every countries ass because they live in the cold all the time, and this year they have home advantage. Oh and my information comes from here: http://www.topendsports.com/ev...

about 7 months ago
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ICANN's Cozy Relationship With the US Must End, Says EU

sudden.zero Re:UK invented HTTP. (193 comments)

Amen, brother! If you don't like it then unplug your Ethernet cable and GTFO!

about 7 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

sudden.zero Re:And in other news... (625 comments)

Paris is a cesspool!

about 7 months ago
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Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

sudden.zero Re:And in other news... (625 comments)

If I had any children, which I don't, I would never allow them to go to public school. Politically correctness has ruined our society, and will continue to ruin it until this country is no more. What kind of non-sense is this "No Losers" bologna that they are teaching children these days? If one loses a game, he or she loses, and if one wins then he or she wins. There is no grey area, and those are the facts! This bull shit that everyone gets a trophy whether they win or lose is just that bull shit! When I was a kid when we lost we tried harder so we could get a trophy next time, and then when we finally won the trophy we were proud. These days they are teaching kids that no matter what they win, and life is always fair in their little psychotic delusion of a world! $&%$ politically correctness and the democratic ass that it rode in on!

about 7 months ago

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Scary discovery in Kansas City Northland may be prehistoric

sudden.zero sudden.zero writes  |  about a year and a half ago

sudden.zero writes "Two teenagers exploring a nearly dry creek bed in late January stumbled across what looked like a turtle shell sticking out of muddy water. A little digging with a stick revealed something shocking: the top half of a human skull. And a human tooth. At first, North Kansas City police feared they had a homicide on their hands. Especially since the skull had a hole that looked suspiciously right-sized for a bullet.

“It was all hands on deck,” recalled police Maj. Steve Beamer. “We started ramping up, thinking we may be working a serious investigation.”

The youths dug up a mystery, for sure. But not one for which modern-day authorities can claim jurisdiction."

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Citibanks website is not Linux friendly!

sudden.zero sudden.zero writes  |  more than 5 years ago

sudden.zero (981475) writes "If you buy one of those nifty Linux preloaded notebooks from the likes of Dell, Asus, or Lenovo, the default web browser will always be Firefox. So you use that web browser to fill the application for a credit card at Citibank, and finally receive it. But when you start using that credit card and want to check you card usage on-line, the system won't work when accessed with Linux. That's exactly what has got Linux users furious at the banking giant. full story"
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Contact Lenses With Circuits

sudden.zero sudden.zero writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sudden.zero writes "Movie characters from the Terminator to the Bionic Woman use bionic eyes to zoom in on far-off scenes, have useful facts pop into their field of view, or create virtual crosshairs. Off the screen, virtual displays have been proposed for more practical purposes — visual aids to help vision-impaired people, holographic driving control panels and even as a way to surf the Web on the go. The device to make this happen may be familiar. Engineers at the University of Washington have for the first time used manufacturing techniques at microscopic scales to combine a flexible, biologically safe contact lens with an imprinted electronic circuit and lights."
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sudden.zero sudden.zero writes  |  more than 7 years ago

sudden.zero writes "After spending years apart, Sun Microsystems and Intel have agreed to team up. In an announcement just a day before it's due to release it latest quarterly results, Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz told an audience in San Francisco on Jan. 22 that his company would produce new Xeon-based x86 servers and workstation by later in 2007. In turn, Intel announced that it would now support Sun's Solaris operating system and would encourage ISVs (independent software providers) to support Solaris on Xeon platforms, thus giving Sun access to a much broader audience. The agreement also means that Intel will also support open-source communities from Sun, including OpenSolaris, open Java and NetBeans. While the benefits to a collaborative effort between Sun and Intel are obvious, the agreement is also seen as a blow to Advanced Micro Devices, which had been an exclusive provider of x86 server processors — Opteron — to Sun for the past several years. The agreement now also places Sun on the same playing field as other top x86 server providers such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Dell, which offer both AMD and Intel processors in their respective server products. This makes the deal between Intel and Sun a win-win deal for both companies, said Gordon Haff, an analyst with Illuminata, in Nashua, N.H. see the full story here"

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