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Universal Flu Vaccine "Blueprint" Discovered In before (100 comments)

someone buries the evidence

about a year ago

New All-Solid Sulfur Based Battery Outperforms Lithium Ion Re: That is very energy dense (322 comments)

In Li-Ion batteries the average cell voltage is around 3-3.2V, so you need about 4 cells minimum for 12V. Arguably this would be the case for these new batteries too.

about a year ago

FDA To Decide Fate of Triclosan, Commonly Used In Antibacterial Soaps Toothpaste (223 comments)

Personally, I find the thought that we put that stuff in our mouths every day much more worrying than the use in soaps. It's also in fabrics, clothing, plastic tools etc.

about a year ago

Twitter #Hacked Re: Did Yoda write this? (111 comments)

actually the sentence should be "...manager of network security did not specify...", so no, they didn't mean "did not specify security".

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Using a Tablet As a Sole Computing Device? iPad works ok (417 comments)

My Mom, she is 68 this year, has just switched from a 15" MacBook Pro as her only computer to an iPad 4 as her only computing device. She really only does e-mail, browsing, some e-banking and the odd video/movie every now and then. The MBP was clearly overkill for her in the first place, but the iPad does pretty much everything she ever needed with much less bulk, weight and cost. She certainly uses the iPad more than she used the MBP before that, so she must be satisfied with it.

about a year and a half ago

The Coming Internet Video Crash Re:Free market! (419 comments)

Nope, the free market likes profit margins just as much, there is no need to please the customer. I've been travelling in NZ and AU for a little over two months now. Capped internet is the standard here. It was particularly bad in Tasmania. No free WiFi anywhere but at McDonalds and there it's capped at 50MB. Paid WiFi is available, 99$ for 30 days or 1GB of traffic, yes you read that right. Internet video, uploading content (my photos of the trip) or cloud computing is entirely unthinkable in such an environment. If this trend continues, the further development of the internet is coming to a standstill. Entire industries will die (streaming, online games etc).

about 2 years ago

HIV Vaccine Trial Shows 90% Immune Response Great (386 comments)

That's great. This combined with existing anti-retroviral therapies might actually extinguish HIV from the face of the earth in only a few decades, if used widely.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Laptop + DSLR Backpacks Re:Reconsider your pack (282 comments)

Spare the irony. For traveling, the outlined equipment is quite adequate, I know from my own experience (i.e. less than 2kg of equipment, which can be easily carried around even for hiking trips without tiring the back). If the OP was a professional fotographer, he would probably just resort to a hardened roller case with ample space for both the computer and the camera(s) with lens(es) and a tripod to boot. As for the financial aspect: If both the DSLR and the MBP are fairly up to date, their resale value is probably higher than the new price for the "light kit". Since the OP was asking for a solution and not for a bargain, the reasoning is sound.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Laptop + DSLR Backpacks Reconsider your pack (282 comments)

A 17" MBP and a big DSLR just happen to be a bad choice for travelling. Go for a 11" MBA and a Panasonic or Olympus MFT camera instead. Almost the same capability at a fraction of the weight and bulk, and less expensive to boot. You can easily half your pack's weight this way.

more than 3 years ago

The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing Re:Interesting Story! (514 comments)

the answer is right there in the OP: "I enjoy mowing..." Why do people eat too much and become fat? They enjoy it. Why do people drink to much an become drunk? They enjoy it. Why do people spend too much? They enjoy it. Mankind is not rational and there is no need to be. If the guy enjoys mowing his huge lawn, let him do it.

more than 3 years ago

The Mathematics of Lawn Mowing Re:obligatory? (514 comments)

and in Soviet Russia, the law(n) mows you!

more than 3 years ago

Airship Inflated To Create Monster "Stratellite" Hindenburg (204 comments)

The HindenbErg, eh? I'd like that with my Cheeseberger in Pittsberg, before I lose all my money to a bergler, thx.

more than 4 years ago

Most Useful OS For High-School Science Education? Choice (434 comments)

If your only choice is between XP (SP3, I assume) and OS X 10.6.x and your goal is to keep the total cost of ownership as low as possible, then I think the decision is a rather obvious one: OS X. If however it's an option to upgrade the entire network to Windows 7 and thus have a uniform environment, then you might want to research into this a little further. As for software, I can't really comment, but with the right tools, Macs are still more versatile than pure Windows machines, even if it means having a dual boot system with OS X, Windows.

more than 4 years ago

Study Hints At Time Before Big Bang Men in Black (408 comments)

We all knew there were Universes in Universes every since Men In Black came into theatres, didn't we? Old news, really.

more than 6 years ago

Submissions hasn't submitted any stories.


top writes  |  more than 6 years ago Still haven't figured out why I've had bad Karma for the past couple of weeks, but I guess it doesn't matter much anyway. Nobody reads comments past the first 50 anyway.

top writes  |  more than 9 years ago Got my first post modded "Insightful" several days ago and didn't even realize it until now:D


Finally writes  |  more than 10 years ago After years of reading Slashdot, I finally convinced myself to create an account...yet another account on a discussion board. This is going to cost hours:D

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