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Comment: HP-32SII (Score 1) 328

by rot26 (#45448227) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Cheap Second Calculators For Tests?
HP-32S or HP-32Sii

Should be allowed into any certification exam. Made until the early 2000's, so it should be relatively cheap and readily available. Will last the rest of your life if you don't do something stupid.

Engineering cred. I bought mine used on ebay a couple of decades ago and it's still selling for as much or more than what I paid for it.

Comment: Re:I read this on Techdirt: (Score 0) 510

by rot26 (#45355807) Attached to: Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government
Off topic but I'm curious: how did you get a five-digit member number? How long ago did you FIRST open your account? 5 digits would mean that unless someone intervened you would have to have been a slashdotter for something close to 15 years. Since by your comment I would guess you're no more than 17, you would have started reading /. when you were two? Set us straight here, lad.

+ - Indian archaeologists dig for 1000 ton Gold treasure based on a seer's Dream

Submitted by rtoz
rtoz (2530056) writes "Indian archaeologists have started digging near an Old Fort in Uttar Pradesh State for searching 1000-tonne gold treasure based on a seer’s dream.

A 12-member team comprising archaeologists, geologists and workers began digging a mound in the ruins of the fort built by Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh, in Duandia Kheda village in Unnao district, 100km from Lucknow, in Uttar Pradesh State of India.

The hunt has created curiosity after reports that highly-revered local seer Shobhan Sarkar told India minister Charan Das Mahant that India’s financial troubles will ease to a great extent if the gold was excavated and spent on public welfare.

Early this month, Shobhan Sarkar had claimed that the 19th century local king Rao Ram Baksh Singh had appeared in his dream and told him about 1,000 tonnes of gold lying buried near a 180-year-old Shiva temple in Daundia Khera village of Unnao. The king was hanged to death by the British rulers during the revolt of 1857 and his palace, situated near the temple, was destroyed."

Comment: Re:Queue The Anarchist & Druggie Comments In.. (Score 1) 318

by rot26 (#45081817) Attached to: 8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'
Heroin is actually good at what it was designed for by Bayer labs back in the early 1900's. Pharmaceutical grade heroin of known potency and knowledgeably prescribed dosage is very safe, you can take it your whole life. Addicts die because they are forced to buy on the black market without medical supervision.

Comment: Re:I find it more interesting... (Score 1) 318

by rot26 (#45081331) Attached to: 8 Users of Silk Road Arrested, 'Many More To Come'
considering from the standpoint of police resources, they are going to go after the sellers and big buyers first

In your imagination. Being essentially lazy publicity seeking morons, they always go for the lowest hanging fruit, i.e. the ones they can round up with the least effort. That MAY be the biggest dealers, but, ah, probably not.

Comment: Re:Let's see what happens... (Score 2) 119

by rot26 (#44669655) Attached to: Former Lockheed Skunkworks Engineer Auctioning a Prototype "Spy Rock"
You probably have a good imagination, it would seem.

This guy has a plan and it has nothing to do with actually succeeding with the auction... for the intended audience (maybe just one person) this is a shot across the bow, in a public forum, and the most important information (to the right person) is what is not said. 90% of this story (if it's not a hoax, which it probably is) will never be told, which may be the whole point here.

APL is a write-only language. I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them. -- Roy Keir