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Comment: First Post! (Score 1) 4

by dragonfly_blue (#46133187) Attached to: Oh no, they don't

In other news, Netcraft confirms: Steven King is dying.

According to the Netcraft March 15, 2013 report, Steven Kings _The_Tommyknockers_ only accounts for 0.1.0.- square root of negative blue downloads from the Pirate Bay.

Therefore, it is apparent that Steven King is dying.

Source: Netcraft Survey March 15, 2013

Comment: I miss my friend (Score 1) 1

by dragonfly_blue (#44548257) Attached to: Royal Navy Deployed Laser Weapons During the Falklands War

I miss my friend LASER_CANNON. He was cool, kinda like LASER_GRENADE used to be before he got married.

I also miss my Reddit accounts somebody hacked out from under me from a public terminal, including my LASER_PEN account.

So if you see LASER_PEN on reddit from now on, that's not me any more.


Comment: Stopped by Minneapolis Police on Nicollet Mall (Score 0) 308

by dragonfly_blue (#44548207) Attached to: Federal Judge Rules NYC "Stop and Frisk" Violated Rights

Happened to me last month or two ago. I just wrote an article for Slashdot about my experience, but after trying to submit it now, I think I'm gonna publish it on Reddit. No offense, it's just Really Long & has a Great Deal of Unicode, which is necessary when you get surrounded by 12 cops on Nicollet Mall & are approached by the Forensics Lady putting on some Rubber Gloves for the next part of attempting to hassle me for not being a criminal but still having the nerve to have long hair & Bluetooth.

+ - Cyber Jousting Vector Monkeys Re-Create Optical Tweezers in Minecraft Forums->

Submitted by dragonfly_blue
dragonfly_blue (101697) writes "According to LASER_PEN on, the Slashdot team of Cyber Jousting Vector Monkeys have successfully recreated the long-desired & heretofore considered unobtainable Optical Tweezers in Minecraft. You can witness this for yourself in either the Minecraft forums themselves right here or you can watch without directly affecting the results in accordance to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle through the Dwarf Fortress Forums, as the story goes."
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+ - Seamless Channel Bonding-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Channel bonding over the Internet is a notoriously hard problem, with even the best tools in Linux just using round robin to combine identical connections. But that might be changing, as Connectify, the spook backed networking software company has announced new channel bonding software that claims to use bandwidth, latency and reliability metrics to perfectly bond any Internet connections together. Engadget has tried it and said their "test of the beta software on our end has worked seamlessly so far, requiring just a software installation and two or more internet connections (two ADSL lines in our case).""
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Comment: Postcard Chess : (Score 1) 2

Also, Bollywood-style musicals don't seem to move letterpress paper products the way they did when I was a kid.

Dubstep music also seems to have tapered off of late; perhaps another casualty of Adult Onset Short Attention Span Shadow Puppet Theater Disorder.

Fibre-channel remote booting off a hard drive in a data center you don't know about using Diamond Multimedia Power Line communications devices hidden in a desktop's actual Power Supply Unit still seems to be a fairly solid bet for technology that will stick around for a while.

Comment: As long as I'm not using an IBM 3270... (Score 1) 1

by dragonfly_blue (#43459059) Attached to: The forgotten MACRO language of HTML, XBL

...Terminal Adapter to have Macros available to me, me & my carpal tunnel & tendonitis & shooting pains will probably be satisfied. No matter *what* kind of bastardized remnant of w3c's weird RFC-cluttered Obfuscatathon is currently Remajiggering the Decombobulators, I'm actually pretty happy with them overall.

Still, ECMAscript->JavaScript->Weird_Asynchronous_Wormhole_Allowing_Full_Duplex_Suddenly does not a particular robust, str_cpy resistant, MitM-attack resistant language. Strongly typed, dynamically typed, wat.evar.

+ - Ask Slashdot: What Does The Free/Open Source Community Currently Need?

Submitted by
d33tah writes "In the summer term of my final year of IT's bachelor's course in my university, every student is obliged to develop his own project; the only requirement is that the application would use any kind of a database. While others are thinking of another useless system for an imaginary company that nobody would actually use, I'd rather hack up something the FL/OSS community actually needs. The problem is — how to figure out what could it be?"

+ - Happy Swedish Fish Day!

Submitted by dragonfly_blue
dragonfly_blue (101697) writes "Just wanted to wish CmdrTaco, SarcastaBitch, Hemos, Jon Katz, et. al. a Very verrily Verrily Happy Hoppy Svedish Swedish Fish ( SANS lute ) Fisk Day!

- Jack Merlot

a.k.a. dragonfly_blue

a.k.a. Mark Beihoffer

Yours Truly,

Your Friendly Neighborhood ( BoF ) Systems Administrator

- Jack A. Merlot"

Girl Seeks Help On Facebook During Assault 417 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the emergency-status-update dept.
A 12-year-old girl who was being assaulted by her mother's ex-boyfriend used some quick thinking by sending a message on her iPod to a friend's Facebook account for help. The friend was able to contact the girl's mother who then contacted the police. 42-year-old Raymond Ernest Cesmat was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree. He is being held at the Dakota County Jail on $175,000 bail.

The only thing cheaper than hardware is talk.