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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Dins Re:Legal Issue (152 comments)

So go get your own asteroid - nobody's stopping you!

2 days ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Dins Re:Of course you forget... (80 comments)

That's the comment I clicked the link to see.

about a week ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

Dins Re:Give me a ping... (136 comments)

Anybody else read the headline as "Study Shows How Humans Can Echocolate"?

about two weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

Dins Re:In five years (206 comments)

If they're not using it at 16, I doubt they're suddenly going to start at 25. Facebook originally took off in colleges, and then high schools, etc. The teen and young adult demographic was a large part of their early success. If I were them, I would at least be concerned with a marked drop off in the young person user base. They probably are, but would never mention it publicly.

about three weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

Dins Re:In five years (206 comments)

This. My 16 year old son says none of his friends use Facebook at all. Or when they do it's to keep in touch with older relatives like you say. Facebook will certainly be around in 5 years, but I'm betting they've lost a whole bunch of market value by then...

about three weeks ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

Dins Re:Subpoena-able? (151 comments)

Sounds great, and I agree.

However somehow I don't think the police would. They apparently don't like to be watched... Constant monitoring is awesome if you're the one doing the monitoring. Not so much if you're the one being monitored. Personally, I don't think police should have a choice, considering the nature of their jobs. Unfortunately I think their unions would disagree, and I don't see the general public winning that fight. Sad, really...

about three weeks ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Dins Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

I made basically the same antenna from your link, although I added a reflector about 1-2" behind it made out of cardboard covered with aluminum foil. It works great! Much better than the two store-bought "HDTV" antennas I tried before hand, and it was a lot cheaper to build.

I live in the Milwaukee suburbs and I get something like 15-25 channels depending on the day and the weather, all from inside my ground floor apartment. All in beautiful 1080i HD! Granted most of those are redundant channels with "local programming", but I do get ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and PBS, so all of the major sporting events are covered. However I do need to adjust my antenna angle or move it around sometimes - the signal is not always rock solid - so I do believe they probably have reduced the transmission power.

Add in Netflix, and my...resourcefulness...in accessing things that you just can't easily buy or stream, and I've been cable TV free for a couple of years now.

about a month ago
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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

Dins Re:All security is illusory. (126 comments)

B-b-b-ut...

Completely off topic reply on a completely off topic post, but I for one am getting sick of this affectation of repeating consonants at the beginning of sentences to...I don't know...simulate stuttering? Where'd this come from? I don't know, but I've just started seeing it in the last several months and it's already pissing me off.

Ok, I feel better now. I will accept my -1 Off Topic mod points with pride.

about a month ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Dins Re:Am I doing something right? (238 comments)

Hehe - case in point. Your headline above "He found this AFTER he finished his coffee".

I went to CNN, and the story URL is actually: "www.cnn. com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/10/16/erin-pkg-moos- mouse-in-coffee .cnn.html"

about a month ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Dins Re:Am I doing something right? (238 comments)

One trick I use is to hover over the link. Sometimes the missing piece of information is in the URL, then I can decide if I actually want to give them a click. For instance, "You'll never believe what scientist have found to cause headaches!".

Then the link will be "www.cnn.com/blah/blah/caffeine.withdrawl.headaches.html\

about a month ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

Dins Re:Gamer Gate Why ? (164 comments)

The whole "Gamergate" thing all just seemed like a lot of hand wringing and teeth gnashing over nothing. I'm vaguely aware of what it was, but don't see how it would ever relate to mine or really anyone's enjoyment of video games.

In other words: Who the fuck cares. I'll be over here playing some games until everyone's done talking about it.

about a month ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

Dins Re:Why? (171 comments)

Ha - so I'm not the only one...

about 2 months ago
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The Minecraft Parent

Dins Re:Is minecraft really 'creative'? (174 comments)

It's nothing but creativity. If you don't create things, there's next to nothing to do there. I've played it extensively with my now 16 year old son, and it's been a great way for me to keep open a key line of communication with a teenager. Now we've moved on to 7 Days to Die, but that's another story. :)

about 2 months ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Dins Re:The protruding lens was a mistake (425 comments)

I don't know how their design people allowed a protruding lens in the first place. It really runs contrary to Apple's design sensibility, but I guess we're seeing the first evidence of what happens to Apple without Jobs. The protrusion is ugly, and it mars the flat, smooth design.

The 5th generation iPod Touch (most recent, I believe) has a protruding lens which sticks out about 1 mm also. That came out about 2 years ago, and I have one. The protrusion is just enough to be annoying if you don't use a case.

about 2 months ago
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Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

Dins Re:Is this technically impossible - no. (191 comments)

I personally don't believe that the NSA can't crack strong encryption. I just think it's time consuming enough that they don't make the effort unless it's REALLY REALLY important to them and they have no other means to get at the data. Probably 99% of the time they can work around it, like you suggest.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Dins Re:Microsoft can now kill Java (330 comments)

I honestly am hoping the community rallies behind one of the many clones out there.

I've been playing 7 Days to Die with my son recently, and even though it's still in alpha, I can highly recommend it for those who like the survival aspect of Minecraft (i.e. night is coming, build your base before you die to hordes of zombies). The graphics are much improved over Minecraft and the crafting is more in-depth. Plus it has a great overall feel to it. Kind of feels like you're playing The Walking Dead when you're playing with others.

about 2 months ago
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Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

Dins Re:"Salmon Cannon" (147 comments)

Not me! Did you watch the video? It's an awesome idea, and I just couldn't stop laughing!

about 3 months ago

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