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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

will_die Re:it is all going to go horribly wrong (488 comments)

last I saw, poland was schedule for Euro switch in 2015 and the reason for the delay was they had not meet all the qualifications for EU membership

2 days ago

US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

will_die Re:Fracking takes water out of action (191 comments)

That you cannot get the recipes is a big lie propagated by the gasland film.

You can do a google search and find the generic recipes. The problem is those recipes are generic and depending on the soil the proportions of different chemicals change. The big problem and why various companies have been fighting the various anti-frackers is that as you use the water it picks up chemicals from the ground, the various anti-fracker groups want companies to do a constant scan for those picked up chemicals and track all of them and report all of them.

about two weeks ago

Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio

will_die Re:Bye, bye, STEM ... (528 comments)

We learned nothing from Galileo's fiasco?

You mean actually have proof of what you are talking about?
Don't force that or the whole global warming beliefs are dead.

about three weeks ago

Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives

will_die Re:Already happened to sharks (180 comments)

Check the dates, sales did not go up back in the 70s it has gone up with a wealthier asian population who can now afford shark as a food source.
There was a surge of killing, but not a market for the sale, after Jaws. However there has been an increase of sales of shark flesh,in the USA, with the popularity of "shark week" and an increase of the sale during that time.

about a month ago

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak An International Emergency

will_die Re:keep calm everyone.... (183 comments)

Also researches in Canada, USA and Russia have found forms, in labs, of air borne ebola.

about a month ago

Microsoft Tip Leads To Child Porn Arrest In Pennsylvania

will_die Re:Which company is next in line? (353 comments)

dropbox usage license already allows them to do something like this, so chances they are.

about a month and a half ago

The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads

will_die Re:Looks like a fairly simple hack they did. (182 comments)

So what happens with those that change MAC address? I do that every few times a year with my wireless router, messes up some sites because for a few months sites that use MAC address for location through I was coming from Africa.

about a month and a half ago

Planes Can Be Hacked Via Inflight Wi-fi, Says Researcher

will_die Re:Noncence (151 comments)

Delta is now going with a free tv and movie system that you can view via a browser or an ipad/ipod app. The plan in with future plane is to order without monitors on each seat.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

will_die What does unwind mean?? (149 comments)

In this context what does unwind mean?
You already have "exiting" and "reducing" so it may not be a negative usage.

about 2 months ago

Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

will_die Re:Let's get one thing straight: (342 comments)

Accordin to Democrates it was bipartisan.

about 2 months ago

Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

will_die Re:World War Z (170 comments)

Not the case. Reston virus, an ebola strain was airborne, and research labs from various countries, include USA and Canada have shown that ariborne ebola can be found.
However there are no reports that this strain is airborne, or at least the governments of the world are not letting that information out in fear of all the problems that would bring........

about 2 months ago

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

will_die Re:weird choice (156 comments)

Because the other technologies are in existence and suck. So go with something future based and hope that works instead.

about 2 months ago

French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

will_die Re:TripAdvisor (424 comments)

I use tripadvisor all the time and generally find the review to good. You do get the standard,"loud birthday party next door, 1 star place sucked", which can be easily ignored. If you look at most of the reviews of this place they are mostly first review, or all reviews are only from that city, all of those can be ignored.
Also because of the nature of the people, and because it is more travel based reviews tend to be older, putting reviews up there you don't run into the Yelp problems.

about 2 months ago

White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

will_die Re:Please explain to NON US people (382 comments)

The state laws came about because cars use to be sold how directly from the manufacturers and that lead to lots of problems with lack of support.
With cars being the second biggest purchase, besides a house, states started to require that you had to have service and support of warranty, recalls, etc from where you purchase the vehicle or close to where you live. If you move away from where the dealer is, that is your responsibility.
Tesla wants to get away from that where if you need support you call them, and they determine over the phone if they will provide support; if they don't then you can take your vehicle to California and they will look it over. If they do you are then required to go to a third party garage, which most can do only limited work. If those garages cannot do the warranty work your vehicle will be shipped out of state to a place that can do the work.
It is not that weird of a law most countries have the same laws of protection.

about 2 months ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

will_die Re:Bank accounts for the poor (753 comments)

My German bank account makes it money by giving almost no money in interest, and charging over $1 per automated transaction. On the good side no ATM fees.

about 2 months ago

Wireless Contraception

will_die Re:yes but (302 comments)

And yet another example of some idiot who did not even read the basic parts of this case.

about 2 months ago

Wireless Contraception

will_die Re:Why? (302 comments)

Because as the summary says it allows governments to control it. As opposed to other methods it would hard to remove without surgery and the government could control the passwords.

about 2 months ago

Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

will_die Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

Just so you are informed. Religious reasons for no vaccination is very low on the list and is mainly from groups such as the Amish and the main reason Amish don't vaccinate is not for religious reason but items such as since they are closed community the risk is not as high.

The biggest reasons for people not going with vaccines are not trusting of "big" science and vaccines are loaded with all those chemicals, similar to GMO.

about 3 months ago

Seven ISPs Take Legal Action Against GCHQ

will_die Re:WTF (65 comments)

GCHQ = GeoCaching HeadQuarters.

about 3 months ago



The C-64 turns 30.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 2 years ago

will_die writes "The Commodore 64 came out 30 years ago and to celebrate this the BBC went and got two groups of kids to try out an old system, complete with tape drive.
Sure to bring a few grins to people who had one of theses old systems."

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Finland trail to try scanning snail mail.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 4 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "In an effort to cut carbon emissions, and reduce costs, Finland's postal company, Itella, has begun a pilot program wherein snail-mail letters are converted into PDFs and made viewable online by their addressees, instead or in advance of physical delivery. The effort is volunteer only, a little over 100 people and around 20 business as of last month, but it has already sparked concerns in Finland about privacy and government overreach.
The volunteers will have images of all their letters viewable on a computer or phone. The postman will still arrive twice a week to deliver the scanned letters, as well as any packages or attachments. Additionally, the postal service will filter out junk mail."

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Buy Thor for $10,000 and the Ark of Truth for $5K

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 4 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Propworx after all the recent auctions for their Battlestar Galactica props are now selling off 15 years of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis props. Over the next couple of months minor items will be sold off on ebay and the major items will be sold off in two live auctions.
Ebay auctions will consist of smaller props, most costumes, drawing and even parts of stargates. The live auctions will contain items such as the Thor puppet, The Ark of Truth and the only fully working Stargate*.

*Multiple Stargates needed for travel."

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Wrong Region DVDs create a political problem.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 4 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "During a recent visit to the Whitehouse American President, Barak Obama, gave the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, a present of 25 DVDs. It now turns out that those DVD were encoded as Region 1 and the UK uses Region 2, causing the works "Wrong Region" to appear when the PM tried to use his gift. Questions about the technical solution have been directed to the White House.
Hopefully Gordon Brown gift of a pen holder made of the timbers of an anti-slave ship and the sister ship to a ship whose timbers were used to make a desk that has sat in the Oval Room since 1880 came with a pen that does not run out of ink after one use."

Death of one of major singers in Schoolhouse Rock

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Since Slashdot has a long history of article and comments about Schoolhouse Rock! I figured it should be noted that one of the most famous singers died this week.Blossom Dearie sang many of song for that series, including "Mother Necessity," "Figure Eight" and "Unpack Your Adjectives."

Besides Schoolhouse Rock! she sang in her girlish voice for over 50 years primarily in jazz and cabaret. In addition to singing she played the piano and wrote various songs. However the songs she sung for Schoolhouse Rock! were written, composed and played by Bob Dorough, who is still alive.
She died of natural causes after many years of failing health."

Breakdown cost of a PS3.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "The people at iSuppli have taken apart an October 2008 version and create a build of materials, along with providing a comparison to original PS3.
The article provides information about the changes Sony has made. Some of the big ones are the hardware has gone from costing $690.23 to the current price of $448.73. This was done using a combination of removing parts currently 2,820 vs the original 4,048, cutting the cost of the CPU $46.46 vs $64.40, and cutting the cost of the graphic processor to $46.46 from $64.40.

The PS3 accounted for 16.4 percent of global video game unit shipments in the second quarter of 2008, second only to the Nintendo Wii, which accounted for 54.2 percent of the market."

Battlestar Galactica for sale. Frak, just props.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Battlestar Galactica, the SciFi channel one, will be holding multiple auctions to sell off props and costumes. The first auction will be Jan 16-18 with a print and on-line catalog coming out in December; the second auction will be in April catalog at a future date. Auction site is the Pasadena Convention Center but they will be offering internet live bidding, with live internet broadcasting, and will handle world-wide shipping, cost extra.
These auction are for the expensive and key items of the show such as Adama's lighter, Arrow of Athena, and maybe even a Viper. During the final 10 weeks of the show they will be holding Internet auctions on lesser price items.
Until the auction they are high lighting items as they catalog them and posting them on the web site where you can subscribe to the RSS feed, or email to receive notification. So far the post have been interesting with pictures of the items, screen shots of the item in the show, a history of the item and how it was made."

Microsoft makes jQuery part of dev platform.

will_die will_die writes  |  more than 5 years ago

will_die (586523) writes "Over the weekend it was announced that Microsoft is making jQuery a part of Microsoft development platform aka Visual Studio. Future versions of Visual Studio, and VS2008 by way of a patch in a few weeks, will ship with jQuery and be modified to include examples, documentation and intellisense support.
The version shipped will be unmodified from the official version but Microsoft plans to change AJAX to provide additional capabilies based on jQuery, along with controls to provide new functionality.
Any bug fixes or changes that Microsoft wants in the jQuery library will be processed through the normal jQuery process; in the words of the jQuery team "no free ride will be given."

Announcement from Microsoft
Announcement from the jQuery team

At the same time Nokia has announced they will be shipping jQuery as part of the Symbian OS development kit."


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