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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

thrillseeker Re:If you want to earn big bucks... (315 comments)

90% of businesses are equivalent to selling scented candles from a strip mall.

about a month and a half ago
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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO

thrillseeker Re:The cast (90 comments)

It doesn't have to be totally accurate - only humorous to a sufficiently large audience.

about a month and a half ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

thrillseeker Re:Statute of limitations (467 comments)

They always have a choice.

about 7 months ago
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Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2

thrillseeker Re:I find it interesting (223 comments)

No permissions.

about 7 months ago
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Michael Mann Defamation Suit Against National Review Writer to Proceed

thrillseeker Re:good (393 comments)

I think you are being a bit optimistic if you expect to find actual scientists having proper scientific discussions with each other when government funding is involved.

FTFY.

about 8 months ago
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Two Million Passwords Compromised By Keylogger Virus

thrillseeker Re:Rumors say ... (174 comments)

They're that good!

about 9 months ago
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Cadillac Unveils Pricier Alternative To Tesla Model S

thrillseeker Re:The $5,000 gets you... (196 comments)

A word other than negotiation is in order if American taxpayers ended up footing the bill.

about a year ago
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Early Brain Response To Words Predictive For Autism

thrillseeker Re:Still no editors at at Slashdot (182 comments)

That slasheadline is completely askew to the article (and the original headline).

about a year ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

thrillseeker legitimacy (420 comments)

it's one thing for governments, who have some legitimacy in what they're doing, but have other people doing it ... it's not going to happen

Well Mr. Schmidt - from where do you think governments derive their legitimacy?

about a year and a half ago
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By the Numbers: How Google Compute Engine Stacks Up To Amazon EC2

thrillseeker Re:A non techy benefit of Amazon (76 comments)

Do you think AWS will continue if it's eventually found to be nonprofitable?

about a year and a half ago
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Your iPhone Will Soon Detect Bad Breath

thrillseeker Re:*my* iPhone?? (114 comments)

Well, guess who has bad breath.

about a year and a half ago
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Senate Committee Approves Stricter Email Privacy

thrillseeker Re:Why is this needed? (60 comments)

One should not have to make an effort to maintain security "in their persons, houses, papers, and effects" - breaking that expectation of privacy should be what requires extra effort and explicitly specified reason.

about 2 years ago

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$0 commission stock brokerage backed by Google

thrillseeker thrillseeker writes  |  about 9 months ago

thrillseeker (518224) writes "A Google Ventures backed brokerage is offering $0 commisson per trade in an invitation-only sign up process. Per their FAQ they say they will require no minimum balance and describe how they will make their money: Robinhood will offer margin trading as well as API access. We also plan to offer premium services for active investors in the future. Robinhood is venture-funded by Google, Andreessen Horowitz and many others, which affords us the freedom to focus on building a wonderful brokerage experience rather than short-term profits."
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a different model of online polling

thrillseeker thrillseeker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Vote Early Vote Often writes " Vote Early Vote Often is an effort to approach the online polling of the 2008 US Presidential Election differently — that is, with some accuracy, at least for an online poll. The site is an attempt to balance contacting as many probable voters as possible with reducing the incentive to ballot stuff that online polls bring. It does this by charging a minimal fee of $1 US. If you can spring for a buck (or even a sawbuck) you welcome to visit and make your preference heard. As for the name, we should make it clear for the humor challenged, that yes, it's supposed to be humor . The site just went live, so the database is unpopulated ... and is looking for a good slashdotting."
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Room Temperature Superconduction

thrillseeker thrillseeker writes  |  more than 6 years ago

thrillseeker (518224) writes "Recent experimental confirmation of theoretical work in building silane, which is the silicon equivalent of methane, having a silicon atom with four hydrogen atoms, has shown that supercompression vice supercooling can allow superconduction at room temperature. One-hundred Terabit-per-second routers, along with highly efficient power production and transmission are that much closer to reality. Flying cars, "real soon now.""
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thrillseeker thrillseeker writes  |  more than 7 years ago

thrillseeker (518224) writes "According to the WSJ, Microsoft and Yahoo "are taking a fresh look at a merger of the two companies or some kind of match-up that would pair their companies' respective strengths", in order to defend against the juggernaut of Google. Personally, I can ignore and not use either of them just as well combined as separate, but it probably makes sense to some executive somewhere."
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thrillseeker thrillseeker writes  |  more than 7 years ago

thrillseeker (518224) writes "The Hometown Annapolis has an article about some Marylanders that have developed a technical solution to catch you reading slashdot, err, watch where you surf. From the article:

ETelemetry in Annapolis specializes in business intelligence, helping firms to track their own technology infrastructure and people, to find out who's working diligently and who's updating a MySpace profile or rearranging a Netflix queue. The bane of office loafers everywhere, eTelemetry's Metron and Locate network trackers can pinpoint individual "bandwidth hogs" on a company's network, even tallying the time individual employees spend surfing the net.
When will the Firefox extension to send the contents of the url bar via an encrypted POST when surfing via a proxy be finished?"

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