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HTML5 Draws Concern Over Risks To Privacy

BodhiCat Re:Browsers... (163 comments)

Is the change that there is more space for cookies? up till now its been like a few 100 kbs right?

more than 3 years ago
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Boeing Teams To Offer Spaceflight Trips

BodhiCat Details? What kind of Rocket? (59 comments)

Story is short on details. What kind of rocket? Solid or liquid propellant? Etc. It only show a picture of an Apollo-like capsule.

about 4 years ago
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Oil Leak Could Be Stopped With a Nuke

BodhiCat Re:This will get no play because it is nuclear.. (799 comments)

yes, they have very very large conventional bombs designed to destroy bunkers, i live near the florida coast and don't want radioactivity floating around in the air and the gulf

more than 4 years ago
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Neil Armstrong Criticizes Obama's Space Strategy

BodhiCat Re:Armstrong is right, but this is what Obama want (508 comments)

Plus the space program is a way to put money into the struggling economy that will have benefits for US and mankind down the road.

more than 4 years ago
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Neil Armstrong Criticizes Obama's Space Strategy

BodhiCat Scale Down Constellation for LEO (508 comments)

Maybe they could scale Constellation down to reach LEO (low earth orbit). Forget the moon, that is just going into another gravity well. it is not a "stepping stone" to mars, the asteroids, or the other planets.

The Soyuz spacecraft is based on a diving bell and was outdated almost as soon as it was built. It would be a shame if that will be the only way to get humans into space.

more than 4 years ago
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EMI Cannot Unbundle Pink Floyd Songs

BodhiCat Re:Emi (601 comments)

social networks are a good place to find out about music, also archive.org, pandora, tunewiki, etc.

the era of commercial radio being a good place find good music is long gone

talk to your real life or net friends, go to music festivals and find bands you like, just look around plenty of good music out there

more than 4 years ago
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Subversive Groups Must Now Register In South Carolina

BodhiCat Re:First and Last solution? (849 comments)

um, yes i am a terrorist who is planning to blow up "south of the border" but i wanted to be sure to register myself first ...

more than 4 years ago
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India Moves To Put Its First Man In Space By 2016

BodhiCat Re:Rather a sad, sad contrast... (242 comments)

"Nevermind the fact that Einstein, one of the best known scientists in the world, that contributed significantly to our nuclear supremacy"

No he didn't. Einstein did not work on the Manhatten Project that developed the first atomic bombs, or or on subsequent atomic or thermonuclear weapons programs. His early work was incorporated into the mathematics of nuclear physics by others, but that early work was mostly done while he was in Switzerland.

I do agree with you main argument, but this specific point is not correct.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

BodhiCat Re:Extra things you'll need (1713 comments)

Well, it could be argued that Apple was the first with a tablet with the Newton, it was just before its time.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's "iPad" Out In the Open

BodhiCat Re:Extra things you'll need (1713 comments)

I hate to agree with a PC user, but that is what I see as lacking in the iPad; no useful text editor. Also no useful spreadsheets or web page editors, its only good for fun, can't do any real work on it, except answer e-mails. Maybe Apple didn't want to compete with its MacBooks, and so they didn't give this an OS X operating system, but if they had, then it would be the revolutionary device that all the hype was about.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Tablet Rumor Wrap Up

BodhiCat Re:I was considering one to replace my macbook (348 comments)

Ya, two things about the iphone that limit its usability: 1. small keyboard 2. lack of a good text editing program. The tablet could solve the keyboard problem by having a bigger screen, but if it doesn't have a good text editing program, then its just an iphone/ipod-touch that's too big to put in your pocket.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Tablet Rumor Wrap Up

BodhiCat Staying with Paper (348 comments)

I am not giving up my paper books. They just have a certain feel. I love sitting up at night reading with a bowl of snacks next to me. I just can't see using a Kindel or Tablet for most of my reading.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Prepping Plans For Flexible Path To Mars

BodhiCat Re:Orbiting Fuel Depots (175 comments)

Would you consider building one fuel station for the entire United States in a Bangor Maine a good idea? No? Well, that's exactly what an orbital fuel depot is - a single gas stations that's only useful for those in the near vicinity.

Not a good analogy. For rockets trying to get away from earth is only the first step. Getting out of orbit around the earth is the second. And having enough fuel to do more mission is the third.

Having an orbiting fuel depot would allow smaller rockets to launch with the main payload, either human or robotic, an then add boosters or fuel from the depot once on orbit.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Prepping Plans For Flexible Path To Mars

BodhiCat Re:Orbiting Fuel Depots (175 comments)

yes, do the math, calculus shows that about 99% of a rockets mass is gone by the time it gets to orbit, this is mostly fuel. The trick is to have fuel that burns fast enough to get a rocket into orbit w/o burning up the engines themselves.

more than 4 years ago
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The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

BodhiCat Re:Incorrect premise (945 comments)

I live in a college town with many coffee houses with wireless. When I walk in to them I see about 5 macbooks to 1 pc laptop. The future is with the young.

more than 4 years ago

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