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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Watch TV In 2012?

tprox Re:My Setup (479 comments)

Does it translate to anything? "Myndlykill" looks like Mindly-kill ... kill your brainnnnnnsssss.....brainnnsssss....tv gooood...

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Home Testing For Solar Roof Coverage?

tprox Weather Station (85 comments)

Something like a Davis VantagePro2 (http://www.davisnet.com/weather/products/weather_product.asp?pnum=06162) weather station has a small panel that measures UV and solar radiation in addition to weather measurements. I think you can also get additional sensors to add to the station and you can get a dongle that lets you speak with the wireless panel via usb-serial. Then, you can write an easy script to log your measurements (the protocol is well defined) and get a real idea of what your roof is capable of. The VantagePro2 is probably overkill for your purposes, but it's a good thread to chase down for options.

more than 2 years ago
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NSA Makes Contribution To Apache Hadoop Project

tprox Re:OK, now try it in English (102 comments)

I think you should be appointed the editor of something like simple.slashdot.org (similar to simple.wikipedia.org). Great summary!

more than 3 years ago
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Jesse Jackson, Jr. Pins US Job Losses On iPad

tprox Re:Try reading a bit between the lines... (628 comments)

I think the key to what was said above was to have wealth distribution of profits created by automation. The only problem with that is that I'm sure the people who created the automation would want their fair share of their creation, unless they were people motivated by more altruistic ideals.

more than 3 years ago
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Judge Rules That Police Can Bar High I.Q. Scores

tprox Re:News from 1999 (260 comments)

I wonder what happened to that "New Here" guy. I always got a chuckle from them.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Sues Amazon.com Over App Store Trademark

tprox Re:App is generic (285 comments)

Do you sell Progressive Rock?

more than 3 years ago
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New Hampshire Begins Open-Data Efforts

tprox Re:Free Staters? (164 comments)

It's not landlocked, and it's connected just like any other state. It's close to the 128 corridor in MA, and hosts a whole bunch of companies (Velcro and Brookstone to name two). What's your beef with them?

more than 3 years ago
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New Hampshire Begins Open-Data Efforts

tprox Scraper (164 comments)

What I found most interesting was the link in the article to opengovernment.org, which I followed on to this project: https://github.com/sunlightlabs/openstates They provide the screen scrapers which feed the data to the main project. I"m sure that even with the gov't providing data freely there will still need to be formatting transformation required, and some screen scraping needed to get the full picture into some database somewhere. I'm sure there are other frameworks around that build up scraping/database/analysis applications. Does anyone have any experience with these?

more than 3 years ago
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Euler's Partition Function Theory Finished

tprox Re:Mr. Ono... (117 comments)

It's like striking oil on Slashdot!

more than 3 years ago
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iPhone's Liquid Sensors Can Be Triggered By Wintertime Use

tprox Re:Uhhhhh... Condensation? (484 comments)

That's the point of the article. The sensors are working fine, but they trigger even when operating the iPhone well within the specified temperatures. In essence, using the iPhone as intended may still void your warranty.

more than 4 years ago
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Revisiting the "Holy Trinity" of MMORPG Classes

tprox Re:So get rid of healing (362 comments)

I'm sorry, this comment is just so awesome. I'm laughing hysterically, thanks!

more than 4 years ago
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NASA WISE Satellite Blasts Into Space

tprox Scan Rate (139 comments)

Wouldn't that scan complete one sky in 6 months? It's kind of strange to report that it will do 1.5 in 9.

more than 4 years ago
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America's Army Games Cost $33 Million Over 10 Years

tprox AA Platform (192 comments)

I think there's more to it than that. Hopefully the cost includes America's Army as a Platform. I know military training has been trying to enforce compliance to standards (e.g. SCORM) and Learning Management Systems so they can track who has what training. Something like this can bring it all together, and that cost over 10 years sounds like an excellent investment considering they took the time to proof something out, then extend functionality as opposed to the typical requirements swirl that ends up with programs that never actually come to fruition.

more than 4 years ago
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Keeping Up With DoD Security Requirements In Linux?

tprox Let the process work. (211 comments)

Apply for a waiver on those requirements :)

more than 5 years ago
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Barack Obama Wins US Presidency

tprox Re:Two words (3709 comments)

I think that people tend to like their congress rep and senator and blame all the others. I can see that's why people are re-elected.

more than 5 years ago

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