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Aboriginal Folklore Leads To Meteorite Crater

FlyingSquidStudios Re:I'm highly skeptical. (233 comments)

Twenty-five KNOWN craters. The number is far, far higher, and expect that number to soar with better and detailed satellite imagery available to the general public.

more than 4 years ago
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Aboriginal Folklore Leads To Meteorite Crater

FlyingSquidStudios I'm highly skeptical. (233 comments)

The Earth has been hit literally countless times by meteors and the best places to find craters are ones which have very sparse vegetation like Australia (there are around 25 known craters in Australia). The fact that they tell 'lots of stories' about stars falling out the sky with a noise like thunder coupled with the relative commonality of impact craters on the continent along with the fact that there was not a precise location, just a general area, makes it sound an awful lot like coincidence. I'm not dismissing it entirely, but it makes the connection seem a little weak to me.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony, IMAX, Discovery To Launch 3D TV Network

FlyingSquidStudios Thank you for watching. (218 comments)

You're tuned to the Headache Channel.

more than 4 years ago
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The Top 5 Technology Panics of 2009

FlyingSquidStudios Re:Flesh-eating Robots Will Devour Us All (146 comments)

How about the simple fact that there are a hell of a lot more plants then there are human corpses on and around the average battlefield? Hoping it will find a corpse to chow down on (after it gets through the body armor and so on) seems like a silly move if it can just start munching away on the local foliage.

more than 4 years ago
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Mars Express Captures Phobos and Deimos

FlyingSquidStudios Wow. (84 comments)

It's so weird when reality looks like bad Photoshop.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Denies It Built Backdoor Into Windows 7

FlyingSquidStudios On the other hand... (450 comments)

It's not like they need to put a back door on it. There will be about 500 exploits found within the next year as it is.

about 5 years ago
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Vulgar Comment On Newspaper Site Costs Man His Job

FlyingSquidStudios Re:Srsly? (643 comments)

Maybe you should try the many current events news websites out there if you want more pressing stories. This is slashdot, not CNN.

about 5 years ago
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Can We Really Tell Lossless From MP3?

FlyingSquidStudios Any good audio engineer will tell you- (849 comments)

If the mix doesn't sound good on almost any device, it wasn't mixed well. Audiophiles seem to think we don't take the fact that most people don't have high-end audio gear and lossless audio into account.

about 5 years ago
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Environmental Chemicals Are Feminizing Boys

FlyingSquidStudios Re:Dolls and tea sets? (614 comments)

So you're saying humans evolved to play with things that didn't exist when we became humans?

about 5 years ago
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Environmental Chemicals Are Feminizing Boys

FlyingSquidStudios Re:It's the chemicals!? Bollox to that! (614 comments)

they'll be expected to do their share of the child rearing

What? The nerve! Everyone knows fathers are supposed to ignore their children at all times, even if they're on fire.

about 5 years ago
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Your Opinion Counts At CNN — But Should It?

FlyingSquidStudios Re:In Defence of CNN (383 comments)

It's definitely a problem, but as you said, it's a decades-old problem. It is not a top headline and certainly not more important than the economy or the wars.

about 5 years ago
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NASA, European Space Agency Want To Go To Mars

FlyingSquidStudios Re:First things first. (129 comments)

NASA's budget is such a small fraction of the overall budget ($17.318 billion out of $2.9 trillion in 2008) that it really has very little effect on the economy. If you want to worry about the U.S. economy, fighting two different expensive wars is a much bigger problem. Less than half a penny out of every tax dollar goes to NASA. 5 cents goes to the 'global war on Terror.' [see: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/Fy2008spendingbycategory.png%5D

about 5 years ago
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Your Opinion Counts At CNN — But Should It?

FlyingSquidStudios CNN has become 80% fluff. (383 comments)

Their remade web page now puts fluff pieces and human interest stories as the most prominent headlines and images. As I am typing this, the largest headline and photo on us.cnn.com is "Obese kids are coronary time bombs" while stories about the economy and Obama's position on Afghanistan are moved to a small sidebar. The most trusted name in news indeed.

about 5 years ago
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China Bans Physical Punishment For Net Addicts

FlyingSquidStudios Re:STFU if you're an American! (139 comments)

Apparently, some people still don't understand this whole 'representative democracy' thing. Many Americans- millions- never supported and never will support torture. We didn't vote for those who did, we didn't support their policies and some of us would even like to see them do prison time for them.

about 5 years ago
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Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?

FlyingSquidStudios As I found out on my trip from the US to the UK (1174 comments)

Many laptop makers (and probably makers of other electronics too) design their power supplies to be universal. All you need to change is the (usually removable) cable that goes from the outlet to the transformer. I was able to charge my American Macbook by taking the cable out of the clock radio in my room and plugging it into the little square Macbook transformer box thingy. Since that's a feature they don't even bother advertising, I imagine it's cheap and easy enough to make no one's socket better than anyone else's.

about 5 years ago

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Sarah Palin Yahoo E-Mail Account hacked?

FlyingSquidStudios FlyingSquidStudios writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FlyingSquidStudios writes "Wikileaks has posted what is claimed to be the contents of U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo e-mail account. She was reported to have used this account to conduct Alaska State Government business unofficially. The entire contents of her account and screenshots have been posted. The source is 4chan's /b/."
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FlyingSquidStudios FlyingSquidStudios writes  |  more than 7 years ago

FlyingSquidStudios writes "I love my little z22. It only cost 99 bucks, it has a decent battery life, it plays fun games... oh, it's also an organizer. Anyway, the one thing the z22 lacks is an expansion slot of any kind. There's simply no way to add an SD Card/Memory Stick/Whatever. However, it *does* have a mini USB port for data transfer. So... seeing as how there are both flash drives and wifi adapters that are for USB, is there any way to hack the port to let it use them?"

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