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Will IBM's Watson Kill Your Career?

tagno25 Re:This Can't Be Happening!!!!! (206 comments)

You didn't watch TNG did you? Eugenics Wars, Sanctuary Districts, WW3

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Provisioning Internet For Condo Association?

tagno25 Fiber (257 comments)

Run fiber to each condo. It goes further than ethernet, does not get/cause RF interference, can be upgraded easier, and with the correct equipment can even have the TV on the same fiber.

more than 2 years ago

Megaupload User Data Could Be Destroyed Soon

tagno25 Re:Suing the FBI? (260 comments)

So it would be like the FBI preventing access to a parking building full of cars. Then allowing the land owners to demolish it, because the management cannot pay the owners. The FBI then arrests anyone entering on trespassing charges, and allows the owners to demolish the building. The rubble including the cars is then re-purposed by the land owners.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Does Europe Have Better Magazines Than the US?

tagno25 Troll Submission? (562 comments)

Now that all the large chain book stores have disappeared from the landscape

What did Barnes & Noble close?

If you go to a Tech store that sells books, like MicroCenter, there are plenty of magazines covering a wide variety of subjects. Some of them have disks and others may have downloads.

more than 2 years ago

Chance To Snap Up Your Own Observatory

tagno25 Re:40,000 over 10 years? (62 comments)

Your math is off. it would be £40 a member.

more than 2 years ago

Why Do All Movie Tickets Cost the Same?

tagno25 Re:Prices ARE different (464 comments)

from that URL

Autofocus in a video camera is a passive system that also uses the central portion of the image.

more than 2 years ago

Google Wallet Stores Card Data In Plain Text

tagno25 Re:Social Engineering (213 comments)

Last 4 digits and issuer are printed on most receipts. Sometimes even the name and expiration date are printed.

more than 2 years ago

After Six Days of Outages, BofA Claims It Hasn't Been Hacked

tagno25 Re:If they weren't hacked... (315 comments)

They have a reason. Its not a good one. I'm not aware of any GOOD reason for a 6 day outage.

The recent outage of had good reason. It was hacked, so they shut it down to re-build the systems.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Calculators With 1-2-3 Number Pads?

tagno25 Re:Really?? (393 comments)

You either rearrange the keys, buy stickers to go on the keys, or find a new keyboard. My Inspiron 1501 I rearranged the keys, but on my EEE I had to get stickers because not all the keys can be rearranged.

more than 2 years ago

AT&T and Verizon LTE Networks Compared

tagno25 Re:Moving and more users? (116 comments)

Tell that to the passengers on a bus or the other people in the car. And putting WiFi on buses would not help, since the bus would still need a way to get internet.

about 3 years ago

AT&T and Verizon LTE Networks Compared

tagno25 Re:This will render FTTH obsolete. (116 comments)

Fiber == 1Gbps possible
Fixed wireless == 1Gbps possible, but very expensive
Cellular wireless with LTE Advanced == ~100Mbps possible
Cellular wireless with USA 4G == upto ~50Mbps possible

So NO, FTTH is not pointless

about 3 years ago

AT&T and Verizon LTE Networks Compared

tagno25 Moving and more users? (116 comments)

How well does it perform when moving at 30mph and 60mph? So what if it works good an a stationary device on a network with very few users, that does not mean that it will work good with more users or while moving.

about 3 years ago

Do You Want Best Buy Opening Your New Laptop?

tagno25 Re:Why.... (543 comments)

My Inspiron 1501 is still working, of course I have opened it to clean the heat-sink, replaced the HDD, added RAM, and replaced the wireless card.

about 3 years ago

What If Aliens Came To Save the Galaxy From Mankind?

tagno25 Re:It's our own damn fault (534 comments)

For less than 3% of the current US defense budget, you could FULLY FUND NASA!!

Why the HELL is NASA always the FIRST thing talked about when cutting, and Defense always the LAST.


What is even worse is that since 1958-2010 NASA only spent $471.23 billion and the defense budget in 2010 was $685.1 billion.

more than 3 years ago

Saudi Arabia Constructing World's Tallest Building

tagno25 Mane one larger (225 comments)

Now someone needs to make one with a volume of 3*3*3 KM

more than 3 years ago

Ubuntu 11.10 Down To 12-Second Boot

tagno25 Re:HDD -- SSD (221 comments)

On a desktop I would get a 8GB to 32GB SSD for the OS/boot partition and a large, 500GB+, HDD for the programs and everything else.
On a laptop a setup similar to above would be nice, but is not practical on most machines.

more than 3 years ago

Getting the Latest Rover To Mars

tagno25 Re:Power? (191 comments)

Power source
The Curiosity rover will be powered by radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs), as used by the successful Mars landers Viking 1 and Viking 2 in 1976. Radioisotope power systems are generators that produce electricity from the natural decay of plutonium-238, which is a non-fissile isotope of plutonium used in power systems for NASA spacecraft. Heat given off by the natural decay of this isotope is converted into electricity, providing constant power during all seasons and through the day and night, and waste heat can be used via pipes to warm systems, freeing electrical power for the operation of the vehicle and instruments.
The Curiosity power source will use the latest RTG generation built by Boeing, called the "Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator" or MMRTG. Based on classical RTG technology, it represents a more flexible and compact development step, and is designed to produce 125 watts of electrical power at the start of the mission and 100 watts after its minimum lifetime of 14 years. The MSL will generate 2.5 kilowatt hours per day compared to the Mars Exploration Rovers which can generate about 0.6 kilowatt hours per day.

more than 3 years ago

Internet-Based Political Party Opens Doors

tagno25 Re:Yawn (291 comments)

As the group explains on its Web site, “Americans Elect is the first-ever open nominating process. We’re using the Internet to give every single voter — Democrat, Republican or independent — the power to nominate a presidential ticket in 2012. The people will choose the issues. The people will choose the candidates. And in a secure, online convention next June, the people will make history by putting their choice on the ballot in every state.”

more than 3 years ago

Sydney Has 10,000 Unsecured Wi-Fi Points

tagno25 Re:How many of those were buinesses..... (176 comments)

I tried to connect to one of these.

1. They wanted 3.00 GBP for 24hrs surfing
2. They wanted 10.00 GBP for a week.

3. And this is a big three: They wanted CC information. There was no HTTPS; I knew the router was sat in someone's living room; alarm bells rang loud.

4. They want you to have a Fon router for free unlimited surfing

more than 3 years ago



Nebraska senator sues God

tagno25 tagno25 writes  |  about 5 years ago

tagno25 (1518033) writes "US courts have thrown out a case against God, seeking a permanent injuction against the deity for "death, destruction and terrorisation," on a technicality, with the judge pointing out that since God has no known address or physical presence, a writ cannot be served against him.
The suit was launched by Nebraska senator Ernie Chambers, who became disgusted with the "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants," and so opted to seek justice in a court of law.
He claims to have launched legal action against God to highlight the fact that "anyone can sue anyone else, even God."
via the BBC"


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