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Engineer Thinks We Could Build a Real Starship Enterprise In 20 Years

villain222 can u smell what the rock is cooking? (589 comments)

Can you smell the crowdfunding? Jabroney! Not sure about that spelling.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Spammers You Know?

villain222 so... (333 comments)

...I'm going to cut the chase here. KILLS ZEM ALL!!!!!! man, this is a tough room.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Unity/Gnome 3/Win8/iOS — Do We Really Hate All New GUIs?

villain222 you've forgotten something... (1040 comments)

In all of the fuss here. you've guys forgot the best gui yet. webOS. yeah, i said it. it brought it all together in one slick package (palm does it again). too bad HP had to have "big plans" for it. I feel Palm will rise again. Mobile/Touchscreen usability is where everyone is headed. eventually the desktop will be mostly touch. Command line is good for those who have time on there hands initially. but for the average Joe you need usability to get things going. HP is about to put webos on the selling block. Hopefully someone will scoop it up and slap in on top of there system. Android has got some good momentum. If they can add the usability of webos they could really deal a deathblow to the rest of the pack. Another big issue in gui and their usability is security. Security can be the most complicated thing and that's why the average joe should have almost nothing to do with it. Security in business and at home should be dealt with in 2 totally different ways. Unfortunately its not. Windows for example has the same security mechanisms in all version of its OS. They just to dumb things down for the average consumer and what you get is shitty security. the model has to be re-done. Users should be able to do what ever they need to, to get the desired result. anybody else can't. No online apps should ever be able to make a change to that system. just going to one site as an administrator account can totally screw things up without the user knowing (thanks a lot Command Line).

more than 2 years ago

Help Rename the Department of Homeland Security

villain222 bab5 (382 comments)

How about the "nightwatch".

more than 2 years ago

Storing Hydrogen At Room Temperature

villain222 Where's my award? (152 comments)

I store hydrogen at room temperature all the time. Especially after i eat some chili. FARTGAS!!!!

about 3 years ago

What You Eat Affects Your Genes

villain222 Re:And your..... (249 comments)

dude, ankle length shirts?? Sweeeett.

about 3 years ago

Brain Power Boosted With Electrical Stimulation

villain222 I'll be right back... (153 comments)

Where did i put that stun gun? Last time I tested that on myself i was a bit tipsy. I wonder if that cancelled out the brain cells i killed that night. If only i could remember.

about 3 years ago

Anonymous Kills Websites, Cartels Kill Bloggers

villain222 Neville Chamberlain? (627 comments)

For fear of retribution on both fronts... No comment.

about 3 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

villain222 the future, the final frontier (1521 comments)

I've enjoyed slashdot for quite a long time. at least 10 years or more. Oddly I just a few years ago got an account and did some random commenting. Even though i was a minuscule commenter, I read every day. Slashdot, for me is about hope for the future. I read every day to see that something i can't grasp - A connection with the universe that i want to explore. CmdrTaco, thank you for generous amounts of time and great amounts of information that you've shared with us. With this on your resume, no worries.

about 3 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

villain222 Re:Lose the Ability to post (1521 comments)

Hey now, we all know what legacy support means. a few thousand lines of code in linux and 1.21 gigawatts of code in windows. Its just time to let go.

about 3 years ago

The Lesson of Recent Hacktivism

villain222 warm and fuzzy. (159 comments)

while i like the idea of security and keeping my stuff secure, i love the fact that this hacktivism shows one very good point. Corporations and the governments they've bought have all been chipping away at society in an attempt to go back to the good old days of serfdom, but when a few people in the masses who happen to know some shit get together, pissed off people get their message across.

more than 3 years ago

Invent the Medical Tricorder, Win $10,000,000

villain222 My issues. (167 comments)

If it runs linux i'm sold. Fortunately LCARS is not anywhere near being our defacto gui interface. I don't want to live in a purple, tan, and orange hell.

more than 3 years ago

'Pruned' Microchips Twice As Fast and Efficient

villain222 New Idea? Or just a twist on an old one? (127 comments)

"Pruning" has been around a while. Intel's been doing it since the 486 sx. That was just a laser zapped cpu that didn't use all of its components to get the job done at a less capable pace. You had to pay a premium to get the full DX. Now we're cutting things out to get the better performance. So now we will have to pay more for performance and for a lesser supply of materials. See, Capitalism wins once again. That's probably the real innovation here.

more than 3 years ago

Study Shows Technology May Inhibit Good Sleep

villain222 I got your poll right here (155 comments)

I find that if either the TV or the computer has something interesting I'm locked in. That's why i call them the devil box and satan screen. oooo! Navy Seals!

more than 3 years ago

HP Donates To WebOS's Major Hombrewing Group

villain222 Palm-ish (77 comments)

This is something you'd expect from Palm. Palm has for sometime allowed people to do what they want. Here's the facts: a. if you're a hacker -- you're doing it for your own good mostly (because if something breaks you can fix it). b. Why spend money to prevent all this stuff for the small minority that do it? Is it worth all the r&d? c. good ideas come from small places. Things can be learned by what the hacking community is focused on. HINT here Apple. real mulitasking!!! all the jailbreakers wanted it and got it. I like palm/hp so i hope they come up big. they should look at the android market as Blackberry is to help get them back in the game.

more than 3 years ago

New Sunlight Reactor Produces Fuel

villain222 here we go again. (269 comments)

I'm getting a little tired of all this future tech stuff that sounds like it will solve all of our problems, but never seems to come to fruition. throw this one on the list with Transporters and Warp drives.

more than 3 years ago


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