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Conglomerate Rock From Mars: (Much) More Precious Than Gold

thrillseeker Re:Up next, tulip bulbs from Mars (65 comments)

Get the bidding high enough and I'll go fetch them so fresh rocks.

about three weeks ago
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The Military's Latest Enemy: Climate Change

thrillseeker Re:Congressional funding (163 comments)

It will be interesting to see the Republican controlled Congress debate military funding for a problem made up for political gain by the Democratic controlled Pentagon.

Fixed that for you.

about a month ago
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Joey Hess Resigns From Debian

thrillseeker Re:Yep (450 comments)

... and the winner writes in the history books that their way was the better technical choice.

about a month ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

thrillseeker Re:Debian GNOME needs some attention (403 comments)

It took me a few weeks to get used to Unity on Ubuntu. It's quite second nature now.

about 3 months ago
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Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout

thrillseeker What failures? (392 comments)

There is no failure to see here - move (on) along - the websites have brilliantly served their purposes - they've managed to transfer $5 billion so far from taxpayers to the carefully selected chosen ones - who will carefully contribute to the next group of chosen ones. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/...

about 3 months ago
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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 5 months 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 5 months 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 10 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 10 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 a year ago
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Two Million Passwords Compromised By Keylogger Virus

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

They're that good!

1 year,13 days
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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 and a half 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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$0 commission stock brokerage backed by Google

thrillseeker thrillseeker writes  |  1 year,3 days

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 5 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 8 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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