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E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone

Bohnanza Re:Seriously? (116 comments)

Reading e-books two or three lines at a time on a 3.2-inche screen would turn anyone off of reading

I prefer to read on my phone over any other format. I can hold it and turn pages with one hand, and since only one paragraph fits on a page, I never lose my place even if I am distracted. I read MUCH faster on my phone than when reading from a paper book.

My current phone is bigger, but I read many books on my Iphone 3, with a screen size of only 3.5 inches, so I think the experience would be similar with these small phones.

And I am not alone, e-reader apps have always been among the most popular.

about a month ago
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Selectively Reusing Bad Passwords Is Not a Bad Idea, Researchers Say

Bohnanza 1111111 (280 comments)

or maybe PASSWORD

about 2 months ago
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Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza

Bohnanza Re:Songle (45 comments)

I have recently become a heavy user of Songza, and one of the best features is the lack of ad breaks. I expect this to change pretty soon.

about 3 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

Bohnanza Test project: (323 comments)

Print me up a Scarlett Johansson

about 4 months ago
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Russian GLONASS Down For 12 Hours

Bohnanza Not only that... (148 comments)

Glasnost seems to be dead too.

about 6 months ago
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Doctors Say New Pain Pill Is "Genuinely Frightening"

Bohnanza I'm sceptical (294 comments)

I'll just have to try some before I make up my mind about it.

about 7 months ago
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How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

Bohnanza Re:Stupid (359 comments)

They HAD to do it. After all, there is no place in Russia cold enough for it to snow.

about 8 months ago
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60% of Americans Unaware of Looming Incandescent Bulb Phase Out

Bohnanza Wish they'd phased them out in reverse (944 comments)

I can buy fluorescents and LEDs to replace 40 and 60 watt bulbs, but there is still no good replacement for the 100 watt bulb. The "100 watt equivalent" fluorescents are nowhere near as bright, and are so large that they don't properly fit in some fixtures.

about 9 months ago
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Artificial Blood Made In Romania

Bohnanza Makes sense (232 comments)

Transylvania is in Romania

about 10 months ago
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J.K. Rowling Should Try the Voting Algorithm

Bohnanza I'll try it too (128 comments)

JK Rowling should come over to my house for some sexy-time.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Yahoo Actually Stage a Comeback?

Bohnanza Re:No. (260 comments)

She is hot, though.

about a year ago
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Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years

Bohnanza I did absolutely nothing (808 comments)

...and it was everything that I thought it could be.

about a year ago
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Yokohama Accidentally Tweets That NK Missile Is Inbound

Bohnanza Re:Pre-written? (131 comments)

Sounds like something serious enough to use an air-raid siren instead of a tweet.

about a year and a half ago
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Spinning Black Hole's Edge Rotates At Nearly the Speed of Light

Bohnanza Rotation speed limiting density? (227 comments)

TFA mentions a fact that I'd read about before, that the black hole's rate of rotation increases as it collapses due to the conservation of momentum. But since no matter can actually mover faster than the speed of light, is the collapse limited by this maximum rotation rate? Would the black hole cease collapsing when the rotation rate neared the speed of light?

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Windows Failure

Bohnanza It's not just Windows "8" (913 comments)

"Windows" itself is rapidly becoming meaningless. In a decade or less MS operating systems will be used mainly by businesses and hobbyists. Touchpads and "The Cloud" are much more appealing to regular consumers who are really only interested in using the internet. And there is really no reason to use the MS offerings for these purposes.

about a year and a half ago
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Ouya Dev Consoles Ship, SDK Released

Bohnanza Re:"Closed" (169 comments)

(p.s. Ouya is pronounced "Wee-Ya")

That just ruined it for me.

about 2 years ago
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Mars Rover Solves Metallic Object Mystery, Unearths Another

Bohnanza Quality Control (179 comments)

Perhaps it would help if we built rovers that didn't fall apart as soon as they get moving.

about 2 years ago

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