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Comment: Re:Slashcott for a week... Dice-cott forever! (Score 1) 40

by Jerry Smith (#46311805) Attached to: The Individual Midnight Thread

Yep, pretty much that.

Oh, and AC, in case I don't see you again, let me thank you for your contributions to /. over the years. You've been by far the most prolific poster, and although you often troll or spam or just don't make any sense, you've also written some of the best posts I've seen anywhere. Honestly, I don't know how you do it, but wherever you end up, keep up the good work. Take care of yourself, okay?

I hope AC stops by at soylentnews: it wouldn't be the same without him.

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Journal by Jerry Smith

I'm leaving my excellent karma here (probably worth shit nowadays, anyone has now excellent karma but I had it before it was cool): I've seen beta and it is what pushed me over the edge. /. had been going bad for a while now but beta added the rotting smell.
Goodbye, thanks for all the fish, and hop by at http://soylentnews.org/~Jerry+Smith.
Signing off.

+ - US Army develops pizza with three-year shelf life->

Submitted by NRI-Digital
NRI-Digital (2676943) writes "Military rations have an ugly reputation, but the US Army is hoping to introduce a morale-boosting comfort food to ration packs in the form of miracle pizza slices that will remain edible for three years. The interviewee in the article describes the pizza's crust as "a little moist and not super crispy", which sounds like classic understatement, but maybe that's a small price to pay for a taste of home while serving abroad. In any case, the food science involved in creating the pizza, which took two years to develop, seems pretty cool."
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Comment: Re: 82 years old (Score 1) 401

by Jerry Smith (#46201543) Attached to: Leonard Nimoy: Smoking Is Illogical

So ... why did they smoke until they became addicted? What do you think happens anyway? "Wow, this does nothing for me! Better keep at it until I'm addicted!"

Try thinking before posting.

Peer pressure and social contagion. Youngsters see older people smoking and feeling good about it (the older ones being addicted, and really liking it), and there you have it.

+ - SPAM: Slashcott Feb 10 to Feb 17 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here so links don't get mangled!)

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott


Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
[spam URL stripped] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention. -----=====##### LINKS #####=====-----

Discussion of Beta: [spam URL stripped]
Discussion of where to go if Beta goes live: [spam URL stripped]
Alternative Slashdot: [spam URL stripped] (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))"

+ - Boycott Beta 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

Moderators — only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors — only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] — Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Captcha: fuckbeta

http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4757125&cid=46169357
http://developers.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4757125&cid=46169451
http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4757045&cid=46168351
http://science.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=4756947&cid=46167453"

Comment: Re:Standard practice... (Score 1) 192

by Jerry Smith (#46129093) Attached to: Peanut Allergy Treatment Trial In UK "A Success"

generally on the order of 1/100000000000 000000000 000000000 0000000 0000000 0000000 00000 00000

So basically, one molecule of the thing in a gallon of water?

No. It's much, much less than that. The quoted value there is one part in 10^60. A mole is 6.02x10^23. There's about 200 moles of water molecules in 1 gallon (3.8 liters and 55 moles per liter for water). So one molecule of water in one gallon is one part in 10^26. To get one part in 10^60, you'll need about 10^34 gallons of water. Wikipedia indicates this is the volume of Betelgeuse (a massive star that's about a million times the volume of the sun.)

And this is why I don't skip AC's.
*stands up and applauds*

+ - Harvest Energy from Internal Organ Movement->

Submitted by TempeNerd
TempeNerd (410268) writes "A consortium of research institutions have published research on a new implantable piezo-electric device that will harvest energy from internal organ movements (lungs, diaphragm, heart) to power devices like pacemakers.
As reported in Phys.org, this appears to be the first time that such a design is actually powerful enough to do so without any external charging or other inputs required.

Of course, this is still in the animal testing phase, but this tech seems attainable and life changing."

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+ - Bitcoin exchange operatores arrested, BitInstant now down->

Submitted by Grantbridge
Grantbridge (1377621) writes ""The Department of Justice said Robert Faiella, known as BTCKing, and Charlie Shrem from BitInstant.com have both been charged with money laundering.
The authorities said the pair were engaged in a scheme to sell more than $1m (£603,000) in bitcoins to users of online drug marketplace the Silk Road." from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/tech...

It seems that BTCKing and Bitinstant have had people arrested over money laundering charges, and are now unavailable. If running an exchange counts as money laundering, then is the USA making itself a no-go area for bitcoin exchanges? Or will a reputable bank step up and run one complying with money laundering regulations."

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+ - How Do You Move a City?->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "The town of Kiruna in Lapland, Sweden, is known for its Jukkasjårvi Ice Hotel and for hosting the recent Arctic Council summit. It also sits within the Arctic Circle, on one of the world’s richest deposits of iron ore. Now in danger of collapse due to extensive deep mining, the city center is to be relocated."
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