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Comment Re:Not surprised (Score 1) 319

If you're just interested in a specific set of comments, you can click on the comment number next to a post. That will load up just that comment and its children. For example, your comment is #38465010. I find it useful because it limits the number of comments. Safari on my poor old iPod Touch can't handle the more popular Slashdot articles due to the mass of comments that get loaded all AJAx-y, so I filter to the most popular comments and then drill into the ones I think will have interesting children.

Submission + - How To Automate Everything In Windows (

jfruhlinger writes: "Sysadmins for *nix systems have a number of command line scripting tools available to automate any conceivable task, and tend to view Windows contemptuously as an OS where you need to drag icons around a screen by hand to get anything done. But you can automate just about anything in Windows that you can imagine, whether you're dealing with a high-powered Windows server or just your home PC."

Submission + - China Blocking The Tor Tunnels In Its Firewall? (

nonprofiteer writes: In recent months, administrators of services with encrypted connections designed to allow users secure remote access say they’ve seen strange activity coming from China: When a user from within the country attempts to reach a server abroad, a string of seemingly random data hits the destination computer before he or she can connect, sometimes followed by that user’s communication being mysteriously dropped.

The anti-censorship and anonymity service Tor, for instance, has found that many of its “bridge nodes”–privately-placed servers around the world designed to connect users to the rest of Tor’s public network of traffic re-routing computers–have become inaccessible to Chinese users within hours or even minutes of being set up


Submission + - Amazon's Kindle Fire 'split' Silk browser benchmar (

MrSeb writes: "One of the Kindle Fire’s most hyped features is the Amazon Silk web browser. Amazon took great pains to explain how its idea of a browser was unique on tablets. The powerful Amazon Web Services (AWS) back end is used to compress, cache, and serve content to the Kindle Fire, thus accelerating the page load process. Amazon also suggests that Silk can outsource JavaScript execution to AWS, theoretically speeding up surfing and squeezing more life out of your battery. After some hands-on time with the Kindle Fire, do the claims of a faster web experience hold up?"

Submission + - Apple asks to see Samsung call center records (

An anonymous reader writes: Apple recently asked Samsung to provide any call center support records involving customers who confused an Apple product for a Samsung product or vice versa.Samsung refused, offering the sketchy excuse that such a request would be overly burdensome to the extent that many customers may have called a Samsung call center to comment on how much they disliked Apple products and how much they love Samsung products

Submission + - Google Maps Mystery Spied in China Desert Solved (

Velcroman1 writes: Slashdotters read Monday about strange symbols in the Gobi Desert recently imaged and indexed by Google Maps. Alien landing zones? Some military thingy? Bizarre art project? Nope. The grids of zigzagging white lines seen in two of the images — the strangest of the various desert structures — are spy satellite calibration targets, according to one NASA scientist.

Comment Re:Nothing to prosecute here - Statute of Limitati (Score 1) 948


Could you at least have the fucking brains to DO THE RESEARCH YOURSELF before opening your mouth like a fucking parrot?

FYI - the article you linked lists "injury to a child ... that is not punishable as a felony of the first degree" under the 5 years limitation. TFA states this happened 7 years ago.


Submission + - Chinese robots play ping pong (

wisebabo writes: While I'm not sure I'd agree with the commentary as to their emotional disposition, I'm glad that finally someone has built a robot capable of playing ping pong. They don't seem to be that great at playing, but hopefully the technology will get better. As a side note, while the humanoid design is appealing and might help it qualify for competition, is that really the best design? I recall seeing once some Japanese robot that was decidedly not anthropomorphic that did some amazing super fast ball bouncing. Are there any other designs that have been used or even tried?

Submission + - Speedy neutrino mystery likely solved, relativity (

sbulut77 writes: Excerpt from "CERN faster than light Neutrinos false, Relativity and Physics saved. Special Relativity is alive and well and the laws of physics from the CERN Neutrino experiment wrong due to Global Positioning System error. The research was done at the University of Groningen, Netherlands. They crunched the numbers of the CERN system and corrected the numbers to 32 added nanoseconds on each end, which wipes out the previous speed of 60.

Submission + - Mars is not the best place to look for life ( 1

EccentricAnomaly writes: A story over at Science News quotes Alan Stern (former head of NASA Science missions) as saying: "The three strongest candidates [for extraterrestrial life] are all in the outer solar system" He's referring to Europa, Titan, and Enceladus. So why is NASA spending $2.5B on the next Mars Rover and planning to spend over $6B more on a Mars sample return when it can't find the money for much cheaper missions to Europa or Enceladus?

Submission + - Faster-than-Light Neutrino Mystery Likely Solved

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "It's now been three weeks since the extraordinary news that neutrinos travelling between France and Italy had been clocked moving faster than light and more than 80 papers have appeared attempting to debunk or explain the effect. Now Ronald van Elburg at the University of Groningen has made a convincing argument that he has found the error. The OPERA team says it can accurately gauge the instant when the neutrinos are created and the instant they are detected using clocks at each end but the tricky part is keeping the clocks at either end exactly synchronized using GPS satellites, which each broadcast a highly accurate time signal from orbit some 20,000km overhead. But there are two frames of reference: the experiment on the ground and the clocks in orbit. If these are moving relative to each other, then under special relativity "from the perspective of the clock, the detector is moving towards the source and consequently the distance travelled by the particles as observed from the clock is shorter," writes van Elburg. How big is this effect? Van Elburg calculates that it should cause the neutrinos to arrive 32 nanoseconds early but this must be doubled because the same error occurs at each end of the experiment accounting for 64 nanoseconds, almost exactly what the OPERA team observes. "If it stands up, this episode will be laden with irony," according to the Physics arXiv Blog. "Far from breaking Einstein's theory of relatively, the faster-than-light measurement will turn out to be another confirmation of it. ""

Submission + - Electronic Tattoos Tap Bio-Gaming, Med-Monitoring (

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers recently showed a bio-electronic monitor that goes on like a temporary tattoo, but allowed games to be controlled with subvocalization commands. Their funding is public, so the first real-world electronic tattoo apps will probably be for military surveillance, but the inventors are targeting the device for all types of bio-monitoring that now requires messy paste and electrodes. Since it looks like a tattoo, my bet is that cool-looking stylized versions will start appearing soon.

Submission + - Facebook One Trillion Page Views Report False (

techtribune writes: You may have read in the news in the last couple of days that Facebook managed to hit 1 trillion page views in a month, which is by no means an easy task. If any site could do that, it would probably be Facebook — right? Well, not exactly. All of the news we heard yesterday about being the first site to hit a trillion page views is false, or not accurate to say the least. Doubleclick, an advertising company, had shown off its AdPlanner report which placed Facebook at 1 trillion page view during June. Why this isn't accurate is because Doubleclick is utilizing cookie tracking technology and these cookies are not reliable.

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