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WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

Ecuador Re:Diplomatic pouch? (289 comments)

If it were up to me and that simple, it would have been done already.

2 days ago

Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

Ecuador To make it clear (174 comments)

Because the summary sort of makes it sound like a lot of people had to pay for a $15000 replacement: The article says that many people have had to change their drive unit. It does not say specifically that they had to change it out of warranty and out of pocket. Given how new the Model S is and that the existing policy was for 125,000 miles anyway, I suspect it would be very few if any that were adversely affected by the old policy. Musk says they have to stand by the word that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable and the cost to the company is the increase in reserves for dry units that they will need to cover the new warranty since it is applied retroactively.

4 days ago

Involuntary Eye Movement May Provide Definitive Diagnosis of ADHD

Ecuador Eh, I thought there already was... (198 comments)

I thought there already was a definitive diagnostic test. See here or here (for those who like me are not in the US or a country where you can access the videos, you will need a browser plugin to view them, e.g. I have Media Hint - sorry for the inconvenience).

5 days ago

Errata Prompts Intel To Disable TSX In Haswell, Early Broadwell CPUs

Ecuador a bug != errata (131 comments)

You either say "bugs - or errata" or "a bug - or erratum", since bug is singular and errata plural. At least the error - or "erratum" (see what I did here) in this case was in TFA and not introduced in the /. summary.

about a week ago

Old School Sci-fi Short Starring Keir Dullea Utilizes Classic Effects

Ecuador There are browser plug-ins to fix that (91 comments)

It opened fine for me in Firefox with Media Hint - after the obligatory ad of course! But, yeah, Hulu is a terrible choice to host an "indie" short.

about two weeks ago

2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

Ecuador "to create unbelievable video results" (76 comments)

I thought the point was to create believable video results. Bad, fake-looking 3D out of 2D sources has been done to death, mostly for the cinema...

about two weeks ago

Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency

Ecuador Re:Puh-lease (85 comments)

Well, or at least that's how it looks like.

about two weeks ago

Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency

Ecuador Puh-lease (85 comments)

How can they not have PCs when their country, as a whole, is on /. ?

about two weeks ago

Ecuador To Forge Ahead With State-Backed Digital Currency

Ecuador Re:They could call it ... (85 comments)

Funny, but no, I do not think the name of the precursor to the Euro would be a great name.

about two weeks ago

Sony Tosses the Sony Reader On the Scrap Heap

Ecuador PRS-500 owner (172 comments)

I liked my PRS-500. I thought it was a decent device, with so-so software. I didn't use it much after the first month or so. Then I got a Kindle. It more than doubled my daily reading and I still carry it always with me, several years later. In retrospect, I realized that I liked the PRS-500 just because it had the first good display I had seen for reading, but the software implementation, both on the device and the PC/store part were the bare minimum to make an "ebook reader" type device. I saw that some PRS-500/505 users gave it a little more life with Calibre later on, but that was not thanks to Sony. So I don't know about "hardware genius", was it perhaps before serious competitors started coming with devices which were at least on-par hardware-wise but had some brilliant ideas and software behind them?

about two weeks ago

The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

Ecuador Billions? (402 comments)

If Hamas were funded with billions, they would not be limited to firing 500-Euro worth DIY rockets... But then again the article is from "", which I suspect is a strong believer in the idea that the entire world is conspiring to help Hamas bring terror over Israel, and whoever thinks otherwise is obviously promoting antisemitism.
I thought /. was not about promoting a particular political agenda - even if it is thrown a thin "tech" veil...

about two weeks ago

SpaceShipTwo Flies Again

Ecuador Glide test? (22 comments)

According to the linked article this was a glide test, not even a powered one. Given the fact that SpaceShipTwo (a bit of a hyperbolic name - RocketPlane would be more accurate) has flown dozens of times, some of those powered, I don't get the "news" aspect exactly. Is it that they had stopped for a few months and it is "news" that they resumed? Still how does that translate to "competition heats up"? And when we say "competition", which other recreational high altitude planes are we talking about and how are they doing?

about three weeks ago

3-D Printing Comes To Amazon

Ecuador Meh (62 comments)

Perhaps they should wait a bit until they had something more interesting to launch? They are just some quite expensive novelties for now. Perhaps when you can print your own tiny violin things will start to get interesting.

about three weeks ago

Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

Ecuador We are talking about Oracle customers (97 comments)

If they really did mind about a $23k option enabled by default on each CPU, they would not be Oracle customers, would they?

about three weeks ago

Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Ecuador Re:Not so bad (582 comments)

And I cannot wait to learn who really shot down MH 17.

I usually don't take sides, but it must be the side who doesn't let anybody else approach and destroys the evidence?

about three weeks ago

Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Ecuador Re:Memory Troubles: (582 comments)

I think you're forgetting that they invaded Georgia when George W. Bush was president.

It wasn't much of an invasion though, they couldn't even reach Alabama or Tennessee.

about three weeks ago

Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Ecuador Re:Great... (582 comments)

So, the problem is that Putin goes half-way helping the separatists? He should just go ahead and send in the Russian army? Well, I guess that would be honest...

about three weeks ago

SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

Ecuador Re:Another example (114 comments)

Yeah, it is a deplorable thing when a company suggests that you spend an extra $30/per capita for science, but it is fine when your politicians at the same time have you spending $2100/per capita for the military. Unless your problem is not the proposal itself but who makes the proposal. Perhaps you are more comfortable with the established method of only lobbyists being able to affect where taxpayer money goes. So SpaceX should hire lobbyists and pressure the house and the congress instead of participating in "panels".

about three weeks ago

Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should

Ecuador I had a Greenpeace membership once... (288 comments)

Being a geek kid I used part of my allowance for good, such as a Greenpeace membership. But, being a geek kid I had to look into exactly what they were doing with my money and found out there were much better ways to spend if you want to protect the environment. I was 14 at the time IIRC. So, I probably would say it doesn't take a genius to figure Greenpeace out, but I can't be sure. I mean the local Mensa told me I scored the max of the preliminary test (around 140?) so according to them I was some sort of genius, but then said I would have to pay them monthly for the privilege of me being a genius (after "verifying" with their longer non-free test), which made me doubt their finding. So it does or does not take a genius to figure out Greenpeace for the posers they are.

about three weeks ago



Man with tiny brain lives normal life

Ecuador Ecuador writes  |  about 7 years ago

Ecuador (740021) writes "In a story that is sure to spur Civil Service jokes, Reuters reports:
"Scans of the 44-year-old man's brain showed that a huge fluid-filled chamber called a ventricle took up most of the room in his skull, leaving little more than a thin sheet of actual brain tissue.
"He was a married father of two children, and worked as a civil servant," Dr. Lionel Feuillet and colleagues at the Universite de la Mediterranee in Marseille wrote in a letter to the Lancet medical journal.""

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