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Neurologists Shine Light On Near-Death Experiences

Aussie Re:I died and was brought back to life (351 comments)

Similar experience here. Heart attack at work in 2009, revived multiple times in ambu & ER, no memory of anything between going unconscious and waking 4 days later in ICU. Same feeling of nothing, no light no darkness just nothing. Though I should mention that as an atheist that is what I expected anyway.....

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Stay Fit In the Office?

Aussie Re:Enroll in Martial Arts (372 comments)

Judo here, perfect geek sport, highly technical and develops great physical control. The full contact nature of Judo also ensures an effective self defense tool, not to mention practical, fun training sessions.
I also add regular resistance training and some weekend cycling but the Judo is what I enjoy most.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

Aussie Re:Some classics (1244 comments)

I was gonna mention him, "Odd John" comes to mind. Enjoyable read.

more than 2 years ago

Celebrating the Sci-fi Ray Gun

Aussie Re:Klono's Whiskers! (158 comments)

That was my first thought, how can you discuss Science Fiction ray guns without mentioning E.E. Doc. Smith ? Those Lensmen had a ray/beam/field/etc for every eventuality. I still enjoy pulling his books out every coupla years.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Holds iPhone Funeral Event

Aussie Re:Why do we care about this? (311 comments)

Sure there could be more than one. The problems start when exclusive deals are made. Let's say for example that Skype were to make some sort of deal with Apple that excluded Android phones from decent support or your local telco makes a deal with Microsoft and supports certain network features on Windows 7 phones only. Multiple smartphone platforms would be great if corporations didn't view it as an opportunity to be dicks.

about 4 years ago

Aussie Gamer Loses PS3 Court Case Over 'Other OS'

Aussie Re:This is theft or wilful damage (206 comments)

Crap, he was given a choice of "lose Linux" or "lose future features". The missing choice is refund.

about 4 years ago

Aussie Gamer Loses PS3 Court Case Over 'Other OS'

Aussie He should appeal (206 comments)

He no longer has what he paid for and Sony are responsible. They should have at least provided a method of restoring the functionality to how it was.
I must admit I'm surprised the ACCC took that stance, I'd really like to see more details.

about 4 years ago

One Quarter of Germans Happy To Have Chip Implants

Aussie Re:Not an informed choice. (170 comments)


On the EU ID card:

  "the Germans will love it, the French will ignore it and the Italians and the Irish will be too chaotic to enforce it. Only the British will resent it."

more than 4 years ago

It's 2010; What's the Best E-Reader?

Aussie Ipod Touch + Stanza (684 comments)

Works for me, unit is small enough to carry with a screen big enough for me to read. Stanza works well enough and I also have music, movies, games etc.

more than 4 years ago

Cursive Writing Is a Fading Skill — Does It Matter?

Aussie Re:Penmenship matters (857 comments)

If you want a real writing skill that is of some use, learn shorthand.

Hear. Hear. I really wish my school had taught shorthand instead of cursive. I'm 45 and I can say that cursive has been useless to me while shorthand would have been a very, very useful skill.

Though I think these days the time would be better served teaching touch typing while kids are young enough to absorb it thoroughly, maybe with shorthand as an option in high school.

more than 4 years ago

Favorite seasonal transition?

Aussie Re:I'm from Michigan. (451 comments)

here in Aus we also have two, football & cricket.

more than 4 years ago

Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter

Aussie Re:Or may not have (299 comments)

>An amateur astronomer puts up pictures on his blog and we're comparing it to Shoemaker-Levy?

Levy is an amateur, his degree is in english lit. He won an amateur astronomers award.

(what I tried to post last time, bloody web2 crap)

more than 5 years ago

Something May Have Just Hit Jupiter

Aussie Re:Or may not have (299 comments)

An amateur astronomer puts up pictures on his blog and we're comparing it to Shoemaker-Levy?

Bad Astronomy says "it's jumping the gun to call it an impact event before we get more observations". I've got an idea for the next Slashdot article: "Asteroid heading towards earth - or maybe just spot on lense".

more than 5 years ago

Warehouse or No, UK's Expensive Net Spying Plan Proceeds

Aussie Re:Spambot (134 comments)

removing bad moderation

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Update Slips In a Firefox Extension

Aussie Re:updating third party software? (803 comments)

A significant question here: If it wasn't Microsoft, would anyone be nearly as angry?

Apples & oranges, only MS has the desktop monopoly to make this work.

And the lack of an uninstall makes it malicious by my standards.

more than 5 years ago



iPhone not ready for enterprise says SAP

Aussie Aussie writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Aussie (10167) writes "APPLE will have to put aside the culture of secrecy around its innovations if it wants the iPhone to succeed in the enterprise market, SAP said. Early this year SAP revealed it was building business software for the iPhone in partnership with Apple. However, Bob Stutz, SAP's product and technology group chief, said Research In Motion's BlackBerry would remain the only realistic option for its mobile enterprise applications until Apple can prove that the iPhone is ready for business."
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Not dead yet but soonish I guess

Aussie Aussie writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Oh, I nearly died in late March from a heart attack, nearly forgot.

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