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Samsung Terminates LCD Contract With Apple

CubicleView Re:Retina Displays? (377 comments)

I didn't comment on how long I thought it would remain a meaningful term, only that I believe it would lose meaning at some point in the future.

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Terminates LCD Contract With Apple

CubicleView Re:Retina Displays? (377 comments)

I'm inferring quite a bit, but my take on the OP's comment is that the term Retina Display is meaningless to him, not because of ignorance, but because he understands the principle behind the term and is more interested in the actual numbers.

about 2 years ago
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iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

CubicleView Re:Check your countries. (470 comments)

Someone needs to overclock the iPhone 5 and upload the results for a fair apples to androids comparison then.

more than 2 years ago
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No Bomb Powerful Enough To Destroy an On-Rushing Asteroid, Sorry Bruce Willis

CubicleView Re:No need to deflect it (352 comments)

I think you're basically arguing that it's better that the shotgun pointed at you from two foot away be loaded with shot instead of a deer slug.

more than 2 years ago
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Home Office To Ignore Wikipedia Founder's Petition Against O'Dwyer Extradition

CubicleView Re:Time and Place (276 comments)

I'm a bit fuzzy on the details but generally for extradition you usually have dual criminality. Shooting someone in Scotland from England is a crime in England and Scotland, so your anaolgy is flawed as I don't think O Dwyer has been charged with any crimes in England.

more than 2 years ago
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Gamera II Team Smashes Previous Best Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time

CubicleView Re:not really practical application (118 comments)

Do you also feel that all the school projects you've ever worked on were futile as well?

about 2 years ago
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Face Unlock Tricked By Photograph

CubicleView Re:Solution (174 comments)

The silver surfer could probably unlock the phone as well.

more than 2 years ago
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MIT Creates Glucose Fuel Cell To Power Implanted Brain-Computer Interfaces

CubicleView Re:There should be a -1 SPAM mod (95 comments)

I would have to assume that by the length of the spam post and how annoying it was even to skim over that it can only serve one of two purposes.
1. some sort of google rank gaming
2. To evoke a negative feeling towards MyCleanPC

more than 2 years ago
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New Curiosity Rover Landing Target May Save Months Travel to Prime Destination

CubicleView Re:Why not a crawler? (64 comments)

Aside from stability issues others have mentioned, a snake large enough to house all the stuff in the rover would be very well, large I think.
link chosen from google image search becasue you can get an idea of scale from the people standing beside the rover. http://news.cnet.com/8301-19514_3-20013071-239.html
Combining and recombining like a Japanese cartoon robot works best in cartoons. Sand and other realities would make it difficult to execute well on Mars

more than 2 years ago
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No Tech Panacea For Tech-Distracted Driving

CubicleView Re:Same As the NTSB (257 comments)

I intentionally left point 2 very vague and it covers both scenarios you mention. Regarding your last point, I don't think it's effective to use angry ranting to convey precise reasons.

more than 2 years ago
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No Tech Panacea For Tech-Distracted Driving

CubicleView Re:Same As the NTSB (257 comments)

I'm used to cycling in city traffic (Dublin, Ireland) and sensors and empty junctions don't factor there. Some of the quieter areas might have them but I honestly don' t know. All I know for sure is that outside of the city there are plenty of junctions which don't have sensors. Oh and I don't push any buttons when I'm on the bike, I just run them once it's "clear" :D

more than 2 years ago
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Splashtop Drops Windows 8 Metro Testbed Onto Android

CubicleView BUY NOW!!! (36 comments)

FTA

The app usually costs a whopping $49.99, but it’s currently on sale for $24.99, so get it while it’s hot.

or you know, don't.

more than 2 years ago
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No Tech Panacea For Tech-Distracted Driving

CubicleView Re:Same As the NTSB (257 comments)

I've wondered about that myself. Assuming the traffic light system remains unchanged, 2 reasons I can think of against allowing any flexibility in running red lights are

1. Force of habit, if John Doe is used to running red lights since the junctions nearby are always empty he might plough into someone absentmindedly when at an unfamiliar junction.

2. Ambiguity, a red light is a red light, a “clear junction” is open to interpretation

I’m sure there are plenty of other reasons against the idea, but the above two seemed enough to me.

more than 2 years ago
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Taxes Lead Angry Birds Maker Rovio To Consider Move To Ireland

CubicleView Re:People do what you incite them to do (626 comments)

Your informative statement is at best an anecdote. I realize that I have the whole of the internet to research what you attest to, but you could at least provide some idea of which Finish benefits are better and why.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Granted Broad Patent On Wedge-Shaped Laptops

CubicleView Re:It's a design patent... (326 comments)

I was going to reply the same, but then I figure he was referring to the linked website. I used to use adblock to remove annoying blot out the screen flash adverts, some where along the way I stopped bothering since I think it contributed to the odd glitch on some websites (to each their own). It seems to me that those intrusive ones are not as common as they were anyway obviuos skip buttons etc, and I don't notice the others any more. Either way I never clicked on an advert unless perhaps by accident, so I wouldn't say from personal experience that slashdot would lose money if I were use adblock. I guess the parent poster needs adblock to protect himself from himself maybe?(:P) To attack the other side of the argument, it seems to me that slashdot is entitled to make money whatever way they see fit. I wouldn't recommend making money in a way that annoys the core user base, but whining about it off topic seems a bit pointless to me.

more than 2 years ago
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In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins

CubicleView Re:Really? (1359 comments)

You may well be right, but when you throw out a blanket "most people" you're speaking for every religion and person on the planet. I imagine there are several countries out there where sleeping in on a Sunday doesn't factor much into the equation.

more than 2 years ago
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TomTom Flames OpenStreetMap

CubicleView Re:Why would it need studies? (345 comments)

One obvious difference between the two is 2234483, but then you don't really care since you're probably just trolling anyway.

more than 2 years ago

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CubicleView CubicleView writes  |  more than 9 years ago Permanent record, pah, one big meteorite should finish it, you wait and see.

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