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Massive Storm Buries US East Coast In Snow and Ice

taxtropel You Bastards! (290 comments)

Give us back our snow! --Sad Washington Ski Bum

about 9 months ago

Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight

taxtropel Nothing but money making FUD! (222 comments)

OMG have you people seen their website! It's all "subscribe now" "donate now" "we bring fear, give us your money!" ridiculous

about 10 months ago

On the subject of robots ...

taxtropel Re:Missing Option (318 comments)

I gave mine to a community college after it became self aware. Now it's addicted to drugs :(

1 year,7 days

Matchstick-Sized Sensor Can Record Your Private Chats Outdoors

taxtropel Rescue Potential (90 comments)

It's not always about spying and surveillance. It's not always about privacy and big brother. This technology would be endlessly useful in a search and rescue situation! Imagine pinpointing an unconscious person's breathing and directing rescue personnel to that location, or locating the cries of a small trapped / lost child. Or a victim stuck in a structure fire! Do you have any idea how LOUD structure fires are!?! Not to mention that unlike the Hollywood portrayal, fires are pitch black! Finding people and the potential of leaving people behind are some of the hardest things that firefighters do. I can think of countless uses for such a device as this for fire and rescue.

about a year ago

Should the U.S. bomb Syria?

taxtropel Asteroids! (659 comments)

MY family was in Buenos Aires when the Bugs struck! Kill em all I say!

about a year ago

Official: Microsoft To Acquire Nokia Devices and Services Business

taxtropel So wait... (535 comments)

Let me get this straight...the same man, who single-handedly ended Nokia's push into open source software and at the same time drove Nokia into oblivion is coming to run Microsoft? That will work out well.

about a year ago

San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet-Mounted Cameras For Firefighters

taxtropel HIPPA (209 comments)

Any victim of a fire or other incident to which fire or ems respond are automatically protected by HIPPA. Posting of any video to the public would violate said patients' HIPPA rights.

about a year ago

Why Your Sysadmin Hates You

taxtropel I hate you... (572 comments)

because you refuse to READ!

about a year and a half ago

Foxconn Invests $200 Million In GoPro

taxtropel GoPro is Evil (83 comments)

GoPro has single handedly ruined the ski industry. As a pro skier and snowboarder I have seen this first hand. GoPro has made people believe that if they have $200 (to buy a camera) they are gonna get discovered and become big time pros with a red bull contract. When the reality of the situation is that those same idiots are tearing off downhill completely out of control. Wrecking and hurting others in the process. I don't take issue with the camera but I do take issue with the image GoPro is trying to sell. Similar in effect to the tobacco industry advertising, only with much more traumatic implications.

about 2 years ago

Mandriva 2011 Out

taxtropel Dropped (156 comments)

I dropped mandrake linux when they fired the founder back in 06(?) After that I switched to LFS (and BLFS). Currently my new laptop hosts Ubuntu until I can get a new LFS built.

more than 3 years ago

I would soonest put my trust in a ...

taxtropel Spouse (312 comments)

Mmm...mechanical sex...so tasty...

more than 3 years ago

For Texas Textbooks, a Victory For Evolution

taxtropel w00t (626 comments)

Go Science!

more than 3 years ago

Apple's iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked

taxtropel Sweet (208 comments)

Way to go ElcomSoft! Good to see hackers sticking it to the once hacker-originated Apple Computers Inc. Sad to see that Apple Computers has become another catholic church style entity.

more than 3 years ago

Ants Used For Mind-Controlled Robotic Limbs

taxtropel Re:I for one... (82 comments)

Yes, it's a very nice computer. +++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR+++

more than 5 years ago

Barack Obama Wins US Presidency

taxtropel Thank God (3709 comments)

Please I hope "God"had nothing to do with it. Can we please get past this religion drug? Anyhow, now that the troll bait is out of the way. Congratulations to Mr.Obama, friends, & cow-orkers.

about 6 years ago



Android KitKat Released

taxtropel taxtropel writes  |  1 year,28 days

taxtropel (637994) writes "Google officially released the Kit Kat version of android.

Today we are announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, a new version of Android that brings great new features for users and developers. The very first device to run Android 4.4 is the new Nexus 5, available today on Google Play, and coming soon to other retail outlets. We’ll also be rolling out the Android 4.4 update worldwide in the next few weeks to all Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 devices, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Play Edition devices.


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Russias "Space Troops" Not quite prepared for Alien Invasion.

taxtropel taxtropel writes  |  about a year ago

taxtropel (637994) writes "In a story posted on Russia Today We find that Russia is not yet ready to take on the galactic task of fighting an alien civilization . Quote:

“So far we are not capable of that. We are unfortunately not ready to fight extraterrestrial civilizations,” the center’s deputy chief Sergey Berezhnoy explained.

I wonder what the Russians know that we don't..."
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