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Doctors To Patients: First, Do No Yelp Harm

tsnorquist Government (581 comments)

Won't be long until the US Government institutes this policy with its agencies.

more than 3 years ago

US Congress Tries To Cut Body Scanner Funding

tsnorquist Dogs... (241 comments)

From the explosives side, I've just simply never understood why or how these machines are better than a bomb sniffing dog. Dogs are impartial to: age, sex, race, religion.. etc. They can do the job significantly faster and are generally liked by passengers.

I suppose someone could bring through a composite knife passing through metal detectors, but just lock the cockpit doors and give the pilots a couple .357's. /shrug

more than 3 years ago

Man Arrested For Exploiting Error In Slot Machines

tsnorquist Audit the Casinos (611 comments)

So can gamblers audit the casinos to ensure all the times they lost were not due to a "glitch"?

about 4 years ago

Judge Rules IP Addresses Not "Personally Identifiable"

tsnorquist In other words... (436 comments)

Judge Jones sided with Microsoft (which most slashdotters hate), but sided with personal ambiguity - thus not being identified a "file sharer" by the MPAA/RIAA.

Sounds like a good ruling for the majority of internet users to me.

more than 5 years ago

We Rent Movies, So Why Not Textbooks?

tsnorquist PDF Books (398 comments)

Wonder why the publishers just don't sell PDF versions of the book for $10.00. I'd think doing that would save money on paper, shipping, printing, electricity, etc.

With the use of notebooks/netbooks so prevalent in schools, I'd think this would be a no brainer.

more than 5 years ago

Your Browser History Is Showing

tsnorquist Nice (174 comments)

The following error was encountered:

        * Unable to forward this request at this time.

This request could not be forwarded to the origin server or to any parent caches. The most likely cause for this error is that:

            Being on slashdot!
        * imagemagick bindings that leak memory
        * a hard limit of 4gb in a 64bit version of mzscheme for reason's I don't know

more than 5 years ago

Staying In Shape vs. a Busy IT Job Schedule?

tsnorquist Re:Cycling to work (865 comments)

I cycle too 12 miles a day. I like the challenge of not getting crushed by a car. Reminds me of Paperboy on NES.

more than 5 years ago

Staying In Shape vs. a Busy IT Job Schedule?

tsnorquist If Jason Bourne can... (865 comments)

If Jason Bourne can do pull ups on a fishing boat at sea, I'm sure you can do push ups or sit ups in the hall.

Eat 6 times a day in small volumes to increase your metabolism.

Get an exercise bike and mount a laptop to it to workout while working. You couldn't even geek it out to power the laptop with a DC converter.

Your nerd card has been revoked for lack of imagination.

more than 5 years ago

One Year Later, "Dead" XP Still Going Strong

tsnorquist Windows 7 is much better than XP (538 comments)

I installed the Windows 7 RC on my 2 year old gaming desktop. Noted: I skipped Vista on my home machines. These are my observations of 7.

1.) The system boots faster with identical applications loaded

2.) The interface is much snappier in day to day operations - the layout of menus, shortcuts, drives, and peripherals is more intuitive. *Can't give enough praise for the recent files used under each program (big time saver).

3.) Programs load quicker than XP and use of programs feels snappier.

4.) The Task Bar is what it always should have been. The new changes are extremely useful in day to day usage. I especially like the preview box of open windows in groups while pinned.

5.) Windows Explorer is light years ahead of XP. File management is so much easier now.

6.) USB support feels better. I'm getting higher reads/writes off existing usb keys/hard disk drives.

7.) The interface is nicer looking - I feel like I'm using a modern computer system. I really like the auto size when dragging windows to the side of the screen or top.

8.) No crashing or lockups as of yet. The RC has been rock solid (I wish I had been able to test the beta, people say it was even quicker).

Microsoft sold me on Windows 7. I purchased two copies of the upgrade to home premium for $49 each. I don't know why people say it's outrageous for the OS. I'm not sure you're using the same Windows 7 I am, but it's worth every penny MS is asking.

Noted: I'm an avid Ubuntu user as well.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 "Not Much Faster" Than Vista

tsnorquist Re:Very Sneaky Summary - Lies Worthy of a Politici (821 comments)

I would agree with your observations on this. Windows 7 is noticeably quicker on my gaming machine than Windows XP. I don't have the technical reason for this, but after 15 years of computing I can sense when something is quicker accessing files, loading programs, etc.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Releases Super-Secure XP to US Air Force

tsnorquist Rename it... (507 comments)

How about "Microsoft Cockpits - USAF Edition". When things go to hell, the HDD pulls the handle on the ejection seat.

more than 5 years ago

Linux Reaches 1% Usage Share

tsnorquist Re:Economy and No-Man's Land (414 comments)

I couldn't agree more. I recently put on Ubuntu 9.0.4 on my wife's computer and it's hands down the best release yet. It does everything she needs to do (Web surfing, email, social networking, photos, music). However, i'm still in no mans land as My scanner, art pad, and games rely on windows xp. I truly wish Adobe would port over photoshop to Linux. I've tried Wine and it's not bad, but not good either. Linux is so close to be a viable alternative to the masses, but they just need to do a few things: 1.) Make flash available and perform well from the get go 2.) Make mp3s play from the get go 3.) Fix the damn font from the get go (personal gripe). All in all, linux would work for most people out there if they gave it a shot, I'm highly impressed with the latest 9.0.4 build!

more than 5 years ago

Energy-Beaming Space Collector To Also Alter Weather?

tsnorquist Asteroids (274 comments)

How about focusing the giant death beam outwards towards incoming asteroids. I think we as humans can deal with hurricanes pretty well already.

more than 5 years ago

Illinois Declares Pluto a Planet

tsnorquist And to think... (512 comments)

Our President came from this state. I think I'll start stockpiling canned foods, ammo, and guns like the rest of the hillbilly's down south.

more than 5 years ago

Slumdog Millionaire Takes Home 8 Oscars

tsnorquist Ben Stiller (317 comments)

Was the highlight of the night.

more than 5 years ago

ESPN's Play To Make ISPs Pay

tsnorquist ESPN wireless... (355 comments)

This will get about as far as ESPN's wireless phone service did.

more than 5 years ago

Man Robs Convenience Stores With Klingon "Batleth"

tsnorquist Getaway Vehicle... (579 comments)

100 Darsek says his getaway car was a cloaked FireBird of Prey.

more than 5 years ago



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