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World's Worst PR Guy Gives His Side

tspaghetti What does a PR person do, exactly? (576 comments)

The way he responded wouldn't even be appropriate if the customer were directly, personally insulting him to start off with. As a PR guy, you have to hold your tongue, whether the person you're talking to is internet famous or not.

about 3 years ago

Earthscraper Takes Sustainable Design Underground

tspaghetti Fire hazard (269 comments)

What happens when a fire breaks out in levels -1 to -4, while you're at level -60?

more than 3 years ago

Understanding the Payoffs From Investing In Space Flight

tspaghetti Moore's Law (264 comments)

From the article: "But signs exist all around us in daily life. For instance, NASA's need for smaller, lighter electronics in space has helped drive the greater trend toward shrinking smartphones and other miniaturized gadgets. " So, NASA invented Moore's Law, too?

more than 3 years ago

CmdrTaco Watches Atlantis Liftoff

tspaghetti amazing (130 comments)

My first & only shuttle launch was down near Cocoa, Florida. We were ten miles away and the ground beneath me shook, it was incredible.

more than 3 years ago

NASA's New Bag Turns Urine Into Sports Drink

tspaghetti "serious savings" (182 comments)

For this trip. Too bad they won't be able to use it in the future.

more than 3 years ago



Ask Slashdot: Can Schools Convert VHS to DVD?

tspaghetti tspaghetti writes  |  more than 3 years ago

tspaghetti (2341496) writes "I'm an IT Support tech at a school district in Maine, and we're running into a problem with old VHS tapes. As time goes on, more and more of them are deteriorating and ultimately failing. Many older educational VHS titles aren't available on DVD, so purchasing new digital copies is out of the question. Adding to the complexity is the fact that the individual teachers, not the schools, own many of the VHS tapes in question. Is there any way to legally preserve these tapes, either through conversion to DVD or some other way?"


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