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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

xednieht RE: most lego's are a rip off (355 comments)

So are kids. One night of pleasure costs you 18 years (if you're lucky) and about $500K.

about a week ago

Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

xednieht As it should be really (810 comments)

99.9% of the people have nothing important, relevant, or interesting to contribute to society. Shut up, go watch your Jerry Springer shows, and let those who can take care of things. It's not your capital or investments that are risk, it's ours. At least you can take solace in knowing that you have little to lose.

about a week ago

To Reduce the Health Risk of Barbecuing Meat, Just Add Beer

xednieht Timing of said beer (179 comments)

Would it not be just as effective to pair a meal with a few good beers? Does the beer have to be added when cooking or can said beer be added while eating?

about two weeks ago

Why There Are So Few ISP Start-Ups In the U.S.

xednieht Can't blame the incumbent or the governments (223 comments)

There were thousands of independent ISPs once, they extincted themselves because they lacked the vision to work together and instead died one by one. I had a ringside seat.

about two weeks ago

Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

xednieht Add some reality to the simulation (150 comments)

Participants will be euthanized at the end of the "experiment". That's essentially what a one-way mission to Mars is, the worlds most expensive euthanasia program.

about three weeks ago

Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age

xednieht All I want to know is (224 comments)

Will I still get cake on my birthday?

about a month ago

How Ireland Got Apple's $9 Billion Australian Profit

xednieht random audio ads on /. (288 comments)

Why the FUUUUUUCK does audio randomly start playing on ads on /. who is the fucking imbecile that thought it would be a good idea to annoy the FUCK out of people. Fuck you moron, Fuck you moron, FUCK YOU MORON! Yes i'm mad bro.

about a month and a half ago

Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

xednieht How do you disable audio ads on /. (390 comments)

Why the FUUUUUUCK does audio randomly start playing on ads on /. who is the fucking imbecile that thought it would be a good idea to annoy the FUCK out of people. Fuck you moron, Fuck you moron, FUCK YOU MORON! Yes i'm mad bro.

about a month and a half ago

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

xednieht Wake up HR noobs (533 comments)

Programming software is a means to end... that end being huge stacks. Want my eyes to light up about programming? Want me to do hop on my desk and do the dance of joy for programming? Then add a few more 0's salary and a few more days to my PTO. Do that and I'll be happy as a clam and program 'till my fingers wear down to nubs.

about 3 months ago

Army Laser Passes Drone-Killing Test

xednieht Yeah but... (173 comments)

Have you any new developments to report on shark tech?

about 4 months ago

NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

xednieht Stated more accurately (698 comments)

China has discovered NSA's backdoor into computers, and worked with computer manufacturers to build a much more better and newer back door for NSA.

about 4 months ago

GM's CEO Rejects Repaying Feds for Bailout Losses

xednieht Should have let them fail (356 comments)

GM cars suck anyway, will never buy one.

about 4 months ago

China Bans Financial Companies From Bitcoin Transactions

xednieht Re:Went down, then came back. (110 comments)

Well you could have waited an additional 15 minutes and it would have gone back up ;-P It swings wildly both ways. I'm more curious to see what happens to BTC when inflation sky-rockets in the U.S.

about 5 months ago

Tesla Faces Off Against Car Dealers In Another State: Ohio

xednieht As a former Ohioan I can honestly say (214 comments)

The happiest day of my life was when I moved out of that hell hole. "Inbred swine" a euphemism for Ohio politicians.

about 5 months ago

Why People Are So Bad At Picking Passwords

xednieht Red haired women (299 comments)

Also are the most passionate lovers.

about 5 months ago

DRM To Be Used In Renault Electric Cars

xednieht Problem Solved (231 comments)

Don't buy Renault.

about 5 months ago

Nearly 1 In 4 Adults Surf the Web While Driving

xednieht The automobile has outlived it's urban utlity (365 comments)

I take the rapid and rarely use my car. I can text and surf till my fingers wear down to nubs, without a care in the world.

about 5 months ago

Bill Gates's Plan To Improve Our World

xednieht Out of touch (445 comments)

If capitalism is so great why is the U.S. only #1 is stealing wages from workers? The U.S. ranks poorly in healthcare value, education, quality of life, and a host of other areas. Whatever the U.S. has, it is certainly NOT capitalism. Try selling narcotics and see how capitalism works for you.

about 5 months ago



E.T. Throws Stones

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 3 years ago

xednieht (1117791) writes "Bosnian man's house hit an incredible 6 times by meteorites — believes ET is messing with him. The odds of being hit by a meteorite are very small yet since 2007 his house has been hit 6 times. Belgrade University confirms the rocks he handed over are in fact meteorites."
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Apple claims liberated iPhones crash Cell towers

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 4 years ago

xednieht (1117791) writes "Wired article http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/07/jailbreak/
"The nation's cellphone networks could suffer 'potentially catastrophic' cyberattacks by iPhone-wielding hackers at home and abroad if iPhone owners are permitted to legally jailbreak their shiny wireless devices — that's what Apple claims."

Is this just a vulnerability of iPhones or can the same be done with other hacked phones. Is this truth or just FUD from Apple/AT&T."

Lost in translation

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 4 years ago

xednieht writes "What do a Chinese restaurant, American car, and Microsoft's new search engine have in common? Poorly translated names.

You remember the "Translate server error" restaurant in China?
The Chevy Nova (doesn't go) sold in Latin America?
Well there's now a new kid on the block Bìng — Chinese for "disease".

Is this a mistake or was it planned? Are they hoping it becomes viral, spreads like a disease, becomes a pandemic? Or was it just a bad choice in names?"

Palin's daughter a closet heterosexual

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 5 years ago

xednieht (1117791) writes "From USAToday http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-01-palin-daughter_N.htm

Surprise, surprise... Leave it to the GOP to make the Jerry Springer Show look like Sunday School.

Fighting a war against WMDs — $500 billion.
Bailing out failed corporations — $1.5 trillion.
Choosing a running mate who's daughter get's boinked and the mother gets screwed — priceless

This could be the turning point for the GOP... make love not war.
Perhaps this, more than anything, demonstrates how badly aligned the moral compass of the GOP really is:
If Bristol would be in the armed services and killed thousands in the line of duty she would be a hero.
If Bristol would get injured or killed in the line of duty she would be a hero.
Bristol takes a shot from the one-eyed bazooka and becomes tabloid fodder?.... Puhleeez!!!

Truth be told this is the first campaign in decades that has even registered on my radar."

Blasting off BEFORE takeoff...

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 6 years ago

xednieht writes "NASA reports some astronauts have been tipping the bottle before takeoff. Apparently contained in the results of a study found in several pdf's at this link http://www.nasa.gov/audience/formedia/features/ast ronautreport.html. Hmmm... if you were about to be launched into space at 16,000+ mph strapped to millions of gallons of explosives what would you do? Isn't the flight pretty much computer controlled?"
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How Many Open Source developers are there?

xednieht xednieht writes  |  more than 6 years ago

xednieht writes "I'm doing an economic impact research project focusing on the OpenSource development model. Is anyone aware of a reliable source or raw OpenSource census data, similar research, etc.?

FreshMeat.net has some high-level stats regarding the projects hosted there. I'd like to know of more sources of data like that, as well as more granular data.

Feel free to contact me directly at <info at jenom dot com> if you have some leads on data, if you have questions, and/or if you are inclined towards a research project of this nature.

As always, thanks /. community"

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