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Comment Re:His first mistake was changing his lifestyle (Score 1) 654

I would also add to yours:

Find some hobbies you enjoy, and start doing them more.
    For me, this would be camping, boating, computers, stuff like that.
Go on a nice vacation, or if you want to get away from everyone you know, go on a permanent vacation.

As far as the women goes, I have been single for 10 years now, you don't need a woman in your life, and as goathumper points out, you are richer than Hugh Hefner, who cares about finding a meaningful relationship, just don't get married and live happy till you die.

Comment Re:Buy an island (Score 4, Informative) 654

Hey slashdot. Can we edit/delete our posts please? FFS, this site is almost 20 years old and you still don't have this capability?

That is because it is the way Slashdot was designed. It is intentional, as if you could go back and edit your posts, you can change their tone afterwards.

Comment Re:ummmm (Score 1) 366

But because the North won, they got to abolish slavery and weaken states' rights at the same time.

Funny how they only abolished slavery in those pesky southern states. Maryland was allowed to keep their slaves for a year after the emancipation proclamation.

Comment Re: Isn't this thing already deployed? (Score 1) 415

AC-130 orbiting the area: You mean that one that turned into a crater, oh and we took care of the people running from the wreckage and the tank moving on your position, need anything else while we're here?

Why compare the F-35, a fighter with the A-10 a ground assault craft, wouldn't it make more sense to compare a ground assault craft to its replacement ground assault craft?

Comment Re:sweden (Score 1) 248

..because he believed he was about to be extradited to the U.S.

Sweden was the country extraditing him from the UK, not the US, do try to keep up, the US has no pending charges or reason to arrest Assange as he hasn't done anything different from Greenwald, who hasn't been arrested.

Comment Re:What is UNUSUAL (Score 0) 248

Do you often have paranoid delusions? The guy has been charged with rape, and is evading justice, why would the US have anything to say about it? If the US wanted him, they wouldn't have had Sweden try to extradite him, it would have been easier to just extradite him from the UK, as they are one of the Five Eye allies of the US.

Trying to claim that this is all an elaborate attempt to get him into the US so he can be tortured or jailed is silly. He frankly hasn't done anything worse than the Washington Post, or Greenwald has done, and there is no attempt to arrest or torture them.

Comment Re:What do you expect? (Score 1) 138

It depends. If he can get 3G, or even 4G, Skype would only require a smartphone which uses minimal power, so a small panel to charge a battery you use to charge the phone would be enough. The laptop only needs to be turned on when remoting a system or when a real screen is needed, not 24/7. In fact, many times a tablet or even a cell phone can be used for remote desktop activities.

I am not sure what the power budget for a sat uplink is though, that might be difficult, but with enough batteries and solar panels, you can pretty much run anything.

I posted some information about some of the gear I use to keep my cell, tablet, and laptop running in the woods:

It can be done, you just have to realize that running a laptop 24/7 is a bit extreme and not needed.

Comment Re:Easier than that (Score 1) 138

If a professional solution of batteries is desired, you can't go wrong with Goal Zero:

30W solar panel:
90W solar panel:
This has 400WH battery:
which should be enough for a laptop and cell phone, or even a sat link if cell service isn't available.
They even have tripods for the solar panels:

I have a Yeti 400 paired with a single 30W panel for Boy Scouts, I can spend 99% of my time doing Boy Scout stuff, and the 1% of the time work needs me is rather simple. I can also charge everyone's cell phones, which incidentally are needed on a camping trip for safety purposes, as well as in case a parent needs to contact us or be contacted.

I'm still looking for a 12v fridge to pair with this to keep stuff cold, but I can't seem to find anything in the size/power range I want.

Biology grows on you.