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Hacker Modifies Facebook Home To Work On All Android Devices

virb67 Gee (124 comments)

This "hacker" wouldn't actually be named Mark Zuckerberg, would he?

about a year ago

Lamenting the Demise of Hangups

virb67 The best hangup (215 comments)

The best hangup is when, mid-conversation, you whip your cell phone off a wall, smashing it into a million pieces. Didn't have those in the old hangup days, did you?

about a year ago

Multimorphic Teases Open Source Multi-Game Pinball

virb67 Meh (40 comments)

The video screen is cool, but the actual pinball looks pretty boring. They probably should've less time on the video screen and more time on how to make a kickass pinball game.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Software To Help Stay On Task?

virb67 Simple Solution (301 comments)

Electrodes on the testicles. Worked for me!

about a year ago

Residents Report Bright Streak Over Bay Area Friday Evening

virb67 Atmospheric Smug Fire (123 comments)

It's most likely that the high concentration of smug that has accumulated in the middle atmosphere above San Francisco was ignited by static electricity.

about a year and a half ago

Scientist Seeks 'Adventurous Human Woman' For Neanderthal Baby

virb67 Neither Super-Smart nor Super-Strong (697 comments)

They were probably neither super-smart nor super-strong, just super-horny. They screwed their way into oblivion...or was it immortality?

about a year and a half ago

How Apple Killed an iTunes Competitor

virb67 Another Casuality of the Lala Acquisition: WOXY (143 comments)

WOXY was the single best radio station I've ever come across to discover great up-and-coming new indie bands. It was a longtime terrestrial radio station that operated out of Cincinnati. When you watch dustin Hoffman annoying the shit of Tom Cruise by incessantly repeating "97X, BAM! the futurrrre of rock-n-roll", he's repeating WOXY's tagline. The station switched over to an internet-based ad-free model in the early 2000s and got into financial trouble. Lala became the station's patron savior, financially keeping the station alive, hoping to parlay its relationship with the station into indie credibility and an instant customer base. It worked too well. When Apple bought Lala there were many that hoped the company would continue to support the station, but alas, Woxy shut down almost immediately after the purchase and has been dead ever since. RIP WOXY.

about a year and a half ago

First Photos and Video of Raspberry Pi Model A

virb67 Re:Ummmmm... (125 comments)

And why would anyone choose this model over B, with twice the ram, Ethernet, and a second USB port for a measly 10$ savings?

about a year and a half ago

First Photos and Video of Raspberry Pi Model A

virb67 Ummmmm... (125 comments)

Nobody wants this.

about a year and a half ago

White House Must Answer Petition To 'Build Death Star'

virb67 Re:Make sure... (384 comments)

The real question is whether it's AT-AT compliant.

about a year and a half ago

Seafood Raised on Animal Feces Approved for Consumers

virb67 Whole Foods (386 comments)

This makes me think $15/lb for local cod at Whole Foods isn't so unreasonable.

about 2 years ago

The Futility of the Ongoing Piracy War

virb67 The "pirates" win in the end (232 comments)

Anything from which infinite copies can be made, instantly, and basically for free by anyone has no monetary value. The "pirates" realize this and are paying fair market value, which is zilch. The only way to convince them otherwise is with the threat of violence.

about 2 years ago

Data-Mine Your Own Facebook Data With Wolfram Alpha

virb67 Hear that? (55 comments)

That's the sound of thousands of Facebook users viewing the sum of their lives and realizing it's dull as shit.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?

virb67 Easy (1365 comments)

Childhood's End

about 2 years ago

Damn Small Linux Rises From the Dead With a 4.11 RC1 Release

virb67 Re:Acronyms overloading. (101 comments)

"laser radiation beam" may sound cool, but it's also redundant.

about 2 years ago

US Gov't Says They Can Still Freeze Megaupload Assets If the Case Is Dismissed

virb67 Face it (530 comments)

Face it. This is no longer a country of laws. The powers that be do what they want, how they want, whenever they want. Get used to it.

about 2 years ago

Startup Turns Fixing Your Grandma's PC Into a Game

virb67 Seriously? (113 comments)

How stupid do you have to be to give these idiots money?

about 2 years ago

Human Stem Cell Transplants Successfully Reversed Diabetes In Mice

virb67 New Discovery That May... (92 comments)

So sick of this headline science shit. "New Discovery That May Cure Cancer". "New Discovery That May Cure Parkinson's". "New Discovery That May Cure Alzheimers". Blah blah fucking blah. Come back when you actually do something.

about 2 years ago

Banking On Your Personal Online Data

virb67 The sad truth (106 comments)

The saddest part about your personal information--your privacy--being bought and sold by third parties is that it is not, actually, worth very much. The way corporations like Google or Facebook make it worthwhile is they sell TENS OF MILLIONS of potential customers at a time. Even if one did take control of the market for their own personal info how much do you think you could make? A few cents a transaction maybe? A couple of bucks tops if you're in a really coveted demographic? The true amount is probably a fraction of a fraction of cent. Worth it?

more than 2 years ago

Too Many Biomedical Graduate Students, Not Enough Jobs

virb67 Too many X students; not enough X jobs (226 comments)

This is true for most professions today in the U.S.. When the U.S. exported its manufacturing industry, vaporizing millions of well-paying blue collar jobs in the U.S., the middle class was told that these jobs would be replaced by even higher paying white collar or "creative" jobs for everyone--you just had to educate yourself. Well, people listened, and they educated themselves, and now they're finding out that they were sold a big fat bucket of bullshit. Just ask any recent law grad, or architecture grad, or marketing grad, or, yeah, bio-med grad. There just aren't enough of these professional jobs to replace the ones we've lost. There never was and there never will be.

more than 2 years ago


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