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AI Is Funny - a Generative Joke Model

thewiz Re:Al? (211 comments)

Your coffee leaves with the toilet seat up?

about a year ago
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Biogas To Power Experimental Microsoft Data Center

thewiz Finding fuel (55 comments)

Why does Microsoft need poop to power their datacenter?
The MS management should know that there is plenty of fuel: Bob, Clippy, Windows NT, Windows Millenium, Windows 8...

about 2 years ago
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Texas Schools Using Electronic Chips To Track Students; Parents In Uproar

thewiz Re:Simpler, more permanent (540 comments)

Actually, most cows have an ear-tag that has a number, barcode, and RFID.
Why bother the kids with subdermally insertion; just staple a tag on their right ear!

more than 2 years ago
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Libertarian Candidate Excluded From Debate For Refusing Corporate Donations

thewiz Corporate Money (627 comments)

Here's an idea:
1. Take the money from the companies
2. Deposit it in a bank
3. Take out money to donate (anonymously) to people and groups that are fighting against the companies that are trying to grease your hand
4. Feel good about yourself and keep on sticking it to the companies

more than 2 years ago
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What Should Start-Ups Do With the Brilliant Jerk?

thewiz Re:Do unto others (480 comments)

Sadly, many people treat others poorly.
Too bad that the assailants doesn't realize that they are assaulting themselves.

more than 2 years ago
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Raspberry Pi Hits 1GHz With Official 'Turbo Mode'

thewiz Overclocking Raspberry Pi (92 comments)

Does this mean that the Raspberry Pi can bake itself?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Protecting Data From a Carrington Event?

thewiz OCD vs. Backups (386 comments)

Look, the quantity of backups you have on phones, computers, RAID arrays, at work, at home, thumb drives, etc looks like a case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I am NOT a psychiatrist, but I've been treated for it. I'd suggest that you see a psychologist or psychiatrist and see if you manifest OCD symptoms. If you do, get it treated! If you don't, go on vacation and unwind. Putting your business before yourself is the wrong way to live.

Now I need to read the next story on /.

more than 2 years ago
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Legitimate eBook Lending Community Closed After Copyright Complaints

thewiz Authors and Business (288 comments)

Looks like publishers and authors didn't read the contracts that Amazon and B&N sign. The authors gave the rights to electronically distribute their books and even "lend" it from one person to another. Along comes LendInk to help people to find people willing to lend/borrow book(s) with others. Nothing else; no piracy and the actual lend/borrow is conducted via Amazon or B&N.

Does anyone have a list of publishing companies and/or authors that bitched about LendInk? I'd like for my money to go somewhere else.

more than 2 years ago
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Mitt Romney To Announce VP Decision Via Smartphone App

thewiz "Smart"phone App for VP? (461 comments)

Looks like Max Headroom will be the new VP candidate.
At least he has a mute button.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Test Storage Media?

thewiz Testing methods (297 comments)

Or any tried and tested methods for testing storage media?
#2 pencil, Scantron sheet and the test.

Works for me everytime.

more than 2 years ago
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With Cinavia DRM, Is Blu-ray On a Path To Self-Destruction?

thewiz Need Justification? (429 comments)

There is really no justification for the current media pricing.

Really? Ever heard of greed?

more than 2 years ago
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Doctors "Fire" Vaccine Refusers

thewiz Re:Consider me fired. (1271 comments)

It can also be deadly. A friend of mine gave me the Chicken Pox which, within 2 weeks, lead to bacterial endocarditis, spinal meningitis, pneumonia and Reye's syndrome. Note that the US didn't start using the Chicken Pox vaccine until 1995; it hit me in the 1970's. Fortunately my parents found the doctors I needed and I'm alive today.

I wonder how many children die every year because their parents don't want to get them vacinated.

more than 2 years ago
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When it comes to 3D TV:

thewiz Re:3d is annoying (404 comments)

There are some of us that can't go to the 3D movies because watching the movie with the "glasses" will trigger a migraine.
I'm going to wait until they come up with 3D that puts you in the middle of the movie without the glasses..

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Considers Privatizing GALEX Astrophysics Satellite

thewiz Repurposing NASA Hardware (71 comments)

Anyone know when the International Space Station goes up for sale?
Just need to work on how to get there.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Wants Green Rocket Fuel

thewiz Green Rocket Fuel (185 comments)

Just order a few 55 gallon drums of green food coloring.
Presto! Green rocket fuel!

more than 2 years ago
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Slashdot Asks: Whom Do You Want To Ask About 2012's U.S. Elections?

thewiz Re:Distilled Pessimism Squeezed into a Post (343 comments)

Assess Slashdot's core demographic (young white males with liberal leanings).

That's a bit racist and sexist. Frankly, everyone here looks green to me.

about 3 years ago
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US Supreme Court Says NASA Background Checks OK

thewiz Background Checks (172 comments)

Anyone who has worked for the government, a contractor to the government and is/was employed by a company has had a background check done. You don't think said entities simply file away your personal information, do you? You've seen the many stories on /. about people not being hired or getting fired because of their Facebook/My Space/etc account. Well, you also invite the government/employer to use the rest of the information they collect from you to find out who you really are and not the prim and proper job candidate/employee that graced their doorstep.

Face the facts: Our world is a world where collection of information is a hot business and you are the prey. And your personal data that has been given or harvested WILL come back to haunt you.

more than 3 years ago
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Sharks Seen Swimming Down Australian Streets

thewiz G'day Mate! (Nom,nom,nom) (210 comments)

Two bull sharks were spotted swimming past a McDonald’s in the city of Goodna...

Anyone else think we'll see a McDonald's commercial with an Aussie-accented shark?

And Steve Irwin was right: sharks WILL eat ANYTHING!

more than 3 years ago

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Standards for Labeling Datacenter Cabling

thewiz thewiz writes  |  more than 7 years ago

thewiz (24994) writes "I've recently been put in charge of coming up with a labeling scheme for all the cables in our datacenter. Currently, each cable has been labeled using at least one of three different schemes and there is no documentation that on what the labels mean. I've googled to see if I can find an IEEE standard for cable labeling but have had no luck thus far.

Are there standards for what information should be on a cable label and how to label a cable (some of our cables have a label every five feet)? If not, what schemes have Slashdotters used? I'm looking for a scheme that is easy to use, easy to understand, easy to maintain, and doesn't require labels every x feet along the cable."

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