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China Plans Particle Colliders That Would Dwarf CERN's LHC

xxxJonBoyxxx But labor costs! (187 comments)

Now if only they could find a source of cheap, expendable workers to mine the tunnel...


NASA Names Building For Neil Armstrong

xxxJonBoyxxx Re:"to Mars" (52 comments)

My point is that making it to Mars implies "ability to make it to the moon." Writing "the Moon and Mars" is like saying that my truck can pull "a string of beer cans and my 26-foot boat".

2 days ago

Activist Group Sues US Border Agency Over New, Vast Intelligence System

xxxJonBoyxxx Re:No Decent Solution (82 comments)

>> The earth doesn't have borders, only men do.

Dude, put down the clip and go upstairs. What's a river? What's an ocean? What's a mountain range?

2 days ago

NASA Names Building For Neil Armstrong

xxxJonBoyxxx "to Mars" (52 comments)

>> to enable human flight to the vicinities of the Moon and Mars (

I hope someone realizes that there's an order of magnitude in there somewhere.

2 days ago

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

xxxJonBoyxxx School district ISP (277 comments)

>> why the CVUSD is considering becoming its own ISP

Because they are in Palm Springs and money falls like leaves there?

>> Metrics are hard to come by after only a single school year

Don't they already have standardized tests? (

2 days ago

New Toyota Helps You Yell At the Kids

xxxJonBoyxxx Wiffle ball bat holder too? (205 comments)

Now, if only there was a convenient place to store my wiffle ball bat too. At least they already have a "mean look" mirror (

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?

xxxJonBoyxxx 1 employee per 400-500K of revenue? (272 comments)

Just a rule of thumb I've seen in the lower end of the tech market to stay profitable. At $100B revenue (per year), that's 200K employees. At 110K employees, they're around 900K per employee, which is great.

5 days ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

xxxJonBoyxxx Re:Ooo...not an INTERNET (503 comments)

>> Care to put a dollar amount out there?

Sure. $100 says that Putin comes out of this thing looking like a world-class statesman to his allies - much like he did walking out from the Syria standoff (where the US also backed down).

For example, I already read a story this morning that Putin has "offered a cease fire" (ah, truly a man of peace!): ... even though he's the guy who invaded Ukraine and armed the f***ers who shot the plan down.

5 days ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

xxxJonBoyxxx Ooo...not an INTERNET (503 comments)

Russia: guns, oil, money and thousands of practicing hackers
US: very, very peezed bloggers and president "with a pen and a phone"

Unfortunately, my money here is on Putin...again.

5 days ago

Lenovo Halts Sales of Small-Screen Windows 8.1 Tablets Due To "Lack of Interest"

xxxJonBoyxxx Sorry to hear - I have a Miix 2 and love it. (125 comments)

My company's VPN was incompatible with Android and I didn't want to spend much on a piece of gear for work, so I picked up the Lenovo Miix 2 for about $200 this year. Paired with a bluetooth keyboard, it's been an awesome companion - I gave up my bulky company laptop months ago and haven't looked back. (My primary workstation is the typical multi-monitor dev monster; I just remote in to that from the Miix.)

5 days ago

Meet LibreOffice Volunteer Robinson Tryon (Video)

xxxJonBoyxxx If you can't figure out your web site's font issue (26 comments)

If you can't figure out your web site's font issue, how do you expect us to believe you can code a full-blown word processor?

(This: "For everyone experiencing weird font issues on our website please know we are investigating the issue since several weeks")

about a week ago

Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

xxxJonBoyxxx "Issue on board" (751 comments)

>> issue on board

Like a missile poking up through the floorboards and then exploding?

about a week ago

Mt. Fuji Volcano In 'Critical State' After Quakes

xxxJonBoyxxx It's over 9000 (151 comments)

The only thing missing from this breathless article was an animation of a scientist inspecting a piece of monitoring equipment, watching the needle bury itself, and screaming "it's over 9000!!!"

about a week ago

Google's Project Zero Aims To Find Exploits Before Attackers Do

xxxJonBoyxxx "fuzzing" (62 comments)

>> automated software that throws random data at target software for hours on end to find which files cause potentially dangerous crashes.

You could just replace that with "fuzzing tools." :) The "files...cause...crashes" is kind of funny too.

about a week ago

Interviews: Juan Gilbert Answers Your Questions

xxxJonBoyxxx Link to download the source of Application Quest? (18 comments)

It sounds like Application Quest is becoming the defacto admission algorithm to admit students at some public colleges. Where can we download the source and see how it works?

about two weeks ago


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