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Comment: Re:Don't (Score 1) 417

by exley (#33471524) Attached to: Software (and Appropriate Input Device) For a Toddler?

Agreed. This kid isn't trying to "explore a computer" he's just doing the kinds of things an 18-month-old kid does -- bang on some stuff, make some noise, etc. This father is really just engaging in some wishful thinking if he thinks it's more than that. Then again, isn't everyone's child a prodigy?.

Comment: Re:Nothings confirmed... (Score 4, Insightful) 222

by exley (#33382184) Attached to: UVB-76 Explained

If you read down further in that article there is a section that states "According to an archived Russian webpage (purportedly written by the Russian Strategic Rocket Forces), UVB-76 is used to transfer orders to military personnel, along with the time at which they should be executed." The citation for this, however, is an unavailable Wayback Machine archived page. Maybe it's being Slashdotted now but it's not helping the veracity of these claims. Yeah, this is a crappy submission. All it links is a Wikipedia page and nothing of substance.

The fact that Taco submitted this is a nice reflection of the declining state of Slashdot submissions -- if Taco doesn't give a fuck, then why should anyone else?

Comment: Re:For Sale (Score 4, Informative) 125

by exley (#32352050) Attached to: Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely After Final Official Mission

The cost to pick up one of the shuttles is almost $30 million. They aren't being sold (at this point anyway); that number is allegedly just the cost to clean up the shuttle (removing hazardous materials, etc.), get it display-worthy, and transport it to its final location.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/25/space.shuttles.retirement/index.html

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