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Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

swatthatfly maybe the sumary is misleading (941 comments)

According to the article: “Passengers, as in this case, who refuse to comply with security procedures are denied access to the secure gate area. He was escorted out of the screening area by local law enforcement,” the official said.

about 3 years ago

Man Open Sources His Genetic Data

swatthatfly fork (198 comments)

I'm not happy with the way he manages his DNA. I think I'll fork it.

more than 3 years ago

Best Education Path To Learn Video Game Programming?

swatthatfly 1/100 (240 comments)

I work as a dev for one of the biggest game companies. Around me, in the studio, are close to 100 programmers. Over the last 4 years I have only met 1 (one) programmer without a university degree. He got fired at some point when cuts were made, but not for lack of coding skills. So your chances of finding a job without a university degree here are 1/100. I would do a CS degree! Of course, very little of what you learn in school will be used, so it may be that you can use those 3 years of your life to get a kick ass game out on your own, and even make money instead of spending on tuition. tThe experience gained this way will make yo employable right away. But realistically speaking, very very few people have the discipline to do it.

more than 4 years ago

I can see X LEDs as I fall asleep. X = __

swatthatfly sheep not LEDS (480 comments)

I count sheep, although I can see the appeal of miniaturized sheep embedded in electronic displays.

more than 4 years ago

Slashdot Discussions Now Include Roulette Video Chat

swatthatfly video rulette is slashdotted (192 comments)

Looks like the player is slashdotted. None of the videos load properly.

more than 4 years ago

Raleigh Councilman Offers Child Naming Rights To Google

swatthatfly Sounds like an April 1st joke (121 comments)

An article where a dude named Bonner Gaylord will name his children after the Google founders is just an excuse for an April first warm-up. Some people just can't wait to get started with the pranks.

more than 4 years ago

Tapping the Earth For Home Heating and Cooling

swatthatfly Re:I wanted to (215 comments)

Same thing in Montreal. I had my mind set to change my old oil/electric furnace and heat pump with a geothermal system. The total price after federal and provincial rebates was over 3 times more expensive than other "regular" systems. We calculated that you need 14 years to break even, and start to save any money in heating/AC cost. Not worth for us.

about 6 years ago

Machine Prints 3D Copies Of Itself

swatthatfly Re:Dupe! (341 comments)

I heard that before.

more than 6 years ago


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