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Comment Well this is a new low. (Score -1, Offtopic) 129

Good fucking job slashdot, could you seriously get any worse? YES.

Linking to Gawker? After all the negative stories here about their thieving? Lack of ethics? And holy fuck what an abomination of web design?

Does anyone at slashdot really care at all anymore? It's been fashionable to say the site has been getting worse, since, say the second(?) wipe of UIDs. But seriously guys and girls this site is as relevant as the tech section on cnn. I keep coming back, in the hopes that someone, anyone, will start caring again and work on making slashdot worth something, but every time I do it is like expecting Lucas to not fucking rape our childhood dreams again for some more cash.

You guys should seriously be ashamed of yourselves.

Comment Re:I call BS (Score 1) 244

A factory is nothing like a world class data center when it comes to building materials, cooling, power, networking, interior.

One billion seems high, but this is probably the cost for both centers and everything else. World class data centers are expensive to put up with a per foot charge that would terrify most people, why do you think so few companies actually build their own?

Comment Oh boy, what's that cost per crime down to? (Score 3, Informative) 280

A large proportion of the cash has been In London, where an estimated £200 million so far has been spent on the cameras. This suggests that each crime has cost £20,000 to detect.

From: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/6082530/1000-CCTV-cameras-to-solve-just-one-crime-Met-Police-admits.html (1.5 years ago)


X-37B Robotic Space Plane Returns To Earth 55

Kozar_The_Malignant writes "The secretive X-37B robotic space plane has returned to Earth after a seven-month mission. This was the vehicle's first flight. Looking like a cross between a Predator Drone and the Space Shuttle, it landed at Vandenberg AFB in California, which was to have been the military's shuttle launch facility. Speculation is that the X-37B is an orbital spy platform."

Comment Re:Artificial Brains? (Score 1) 320

Let's continue this out even further. What if consciousness is an emergent property of a heavily quantum entangled system (ie our brain). What happens when the forces bound into our xyzt plane of existence are rendered useless to the continuation of your life, your soul, but leaves the entanglements in dimensions 5-11 proposed by m-theory?

Things gonna' get messy 'round here!

Comment Re:Pardon my language and lack of depth, but.. (Score 4, Interesting) 799

^ this a hundred times.

I have tons of trouble convincing my friends out of country that the US isn't the one portrayed on television and there are very, very, distinct differences in culture even only a few hundred miles apart. Some parts of the country actively HATE other parts and where it not for our central government would have nothing to do with each other.

I'm out in California after much time in the East and would completely love it if California where to leave the union. Those americans are crazy!

Comment slashdont. (Score 1) 291

Make the data type as precise as possible.

Now, try to make it more precise.

Indexes are like friends, you can have too many.

Don't do * querys.

If user MYSQL do everything in a view.

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