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Best Cube?

Circlotron Re:Time Cube (266 comments)

Dang! Beaten to the punch.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Circlotron Re:Rotary phones? (790 comments)

In Australia from the mide sixties onward we had phones with a pair of identical steel bells. They worked but sounded pretty plain. Before that we had phones with a thick and a thin *brass* bell each tuned to a specific pitch. Sounded way way WAY better.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

Circlotron Re:Related - the clack of wheels on the tracks (790 comments)

The answer is, surprisingly, almost 15 feet

I was going to prove you wrong, but yeah, it works out to about 14.83 feet!

about three weeks ago
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Gunmen Kill 12, Wound 7 At French Magazine HQ

Circlotron Re: islam (1350 comments)

Capitalism does indeed require faith to work. You need to have faith that the piece of paper in your hand is worth twenty dollars. When a population loses that faith difficult times ensue.

about three weeks ago
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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains His Christmas Tweet

Circlotron Re:No group "owns" any day on the calendar. (681 comments)

He died on the Jewish passover day, a known date. He lived to 33-1/2 years old. That would put his date of birth about the first week in October.

about a month ago
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Tesla Roadster Update Extends Range

Circlotron Cd of 0.36 in the 21st century??? (128 comments)

My 1992 Holden Commodore has a Cd of 0.31 so what's all this 0.36 stuff? Bob Pease would be turning in his grave.

about a month ago
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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

Circlotron Re:KISS (191 comments)

Australian Holden cars from 1971-1978 had a low tech solution to the blind spot problem at the front - the A pillar, though deep, was made narrower than the distance between the average pair of pupils. That way you only ever had at most one eye blocked. Very crashworthy cars for their day too. http://www.australiastoughestc... https://www.google.com.au/sear...

about a month and a half ago
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Edsac Goes Live, At UK's National Museum of Computing

Circlotron Then as now (37 comments)

That computer really was an earthshaking milestone, as the video clearly shows.

about 2 months ago
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The Dutch Village Where Everyone Has Dementia

Circlotron Necessary reading (231 comments)

When my time comes I hope they provide a (then) retro version of Slashdot.

about 2 months ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

Circlotron Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

Do 4 or 6 plug-ins hanging from each car? Don't see that happening any time soon.

Like a cow on a milking machine.

about 4 months ago
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CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

Circlotron The obvious contradiction (180 comments)

The article summary says "I believe that the CSS code we write today will be readable by computers 500 years from now." Yet at the bottom of the Slashdot main page it says "All seems condemned in the long run to approximate a state akin to Gaussian noise. -- James Martin"

about 4 months ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Circlotron Re:Windows XP was different... (577 comments)

XP was fast as hell until you patched it up to SP3.

I'm with you. Nowadays I run XP SP2 as it comes off the CD with zero updates and no network or internet access in VirtualBox on Mint 17 for the occasions I must. (COM port behaviour with Wine can be iffy.) SSD and 16 Gigs of ram and it boogies. SP2 to SP3 made the wheels fall off.

about 4 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Circlotron A bit of clear thinking needed (549 comments)

Insurance policy for the human race? If the human race is so destructive of its environment and self and pretty much everything else it comes in contact with, 1/ why is that not simply going to happen again on Mars? 2/ If history is any indicator, does the human race warrant being preserved? An alien civilisation would view us as a cancerous blot on the universe.

about 4 months ago
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IBM Solar Concentrator Can Produce12kW/day, Clean Water, and AC

Circlotron Re:Cubic litres (268 comments)

I can only drink spherical litres, you insensitive clod.

about 4 months ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Circlotron Re:Old News (937 comments)

Basically, when you give up the certainty of Romanticism and Religion, you need to fill the void with something in order to give life meaning and direction, or else there'll be this big empty spot where your heart used to be.

Good example of that is when Japan lost WW2 and the people came to realise that the emperor was NOT the invincible descendant of the Shinto sun god. For many it was a great dissapointment and they kinda fell into a hole for a while. Many replaced this devotion to a religious emporer figure with devotion to a secular job. Japan then rose and rose.

about 5 months ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

Circlotron Re: Actually... (116 comments)

Sorry, make that 2,000,000 km. But you get the idea.

about 5 months ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

Circlotron Re: Actually... (116 comments)

I wonder how they reconcile their Eco-green mentality with organising an event that encourages 100,000 people to drive their cars maybe 20,000,000 kilometres to attend.

about 5 months ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

Circlotron The next step (116 comments)

So when are we going to see driverless F1 cars?

about 5 months ago

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