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Man Killed By His Own Radio-Controlled Helicopter In Brooklyn

Garganus Re:OUCH (479 comments)

Careful, this is NY were are talking about.

Was the helicopter over 16oz?

I'd stop and frisk the helicopter to check, but it's a white helicopter and I've suddenly lost interest.

about a year ago

Tevatron To Shut Down At End of 2011

Garganus 2 > 1 (260 comments)

Sure it's anecdotal, but I've heard and read more news stories from the Tevatron than the LHC in the past two years (if you ignore the non-science "This and That Broken!" news pieces). It's grievous; don't begrudge our actually grieving it.

more than 3 years ago

Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

Garganus Re:Seriously? (1352 comments)

You say that as if there was something wrong with a bias against stupid people.

yep, this is flamebait, rightly modded. who's idea was it to post a story with 'flamewar' in the summary to anything other than Idle? *sigh*

more than 3 years ago

Long-Running Underwater Robot Lost At Sea

Garganus floaties? (132 comments)

And nobody on the sub engineering team thought, "hey, maybe we should add a ballast balloon that floats it to the surface if it loses all contact with the surface." Wow.

more than 4 years ago

FOSS Sexism Claims Met With Ire and Denial

Garganus Re:When this thread has ended ... (1255 comments)

I'd like to see an analysis of the instances quoted.

Ab-so-lutely. And frankly, I'll be more inclined to dive into said analysis when I can go to RTFA for its info, and not find it taking the form of a complaint--a whiny complaint containing heavy injections of prejudice in its own right, a la srlinuxx: "I accepted that's just the way men are. They've always been that way and they always would."

about 5 years ago

Start-up Claims SSD Achieves 180,000 IOPS

Garganus Re:/me gets out the tub o' salt (133 comments)

That doesn't get around the bottleneck at all.

I get nearly 2X the speed of a single drive that is limited by SATA. Theoretically, that might not be the same thing but for all *PRACTICAL* purposes, it gets around the bottleneck just fine for me :-)

Yep, doubling your bus count usually doubles your transfer speed. *rolling eyes*

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

Garganus Re:How inconsiderate! (500 comments)

Cereal and milk all over my keyboard and mousepad. Thanks.

more than 5 years ago

New HDMI 1.4 Spec Set To Confuse

Garganus Re:Ethernet (357 comments)

Exactly. Plus maybe we *will* soon want ethernet to our displays, proper. The end of this summary immediately popped to mind. They're just being forward-thinking and people are complaining?

more than 5 years ago

New Material For Fast-Change Sunglasses, Data Storage

Garganus Re:flicker probably not an issue (133 comments)

The US Air Force got pilots to identify a plane in a pic flashed up for a fraction of a second. The fraction where it dropped below 90% accuracy was 1/220th of a second. Also, if you reverse your test and flash white on a black wall, for most people the fraction of a second to see that the flash occurred is in the order of ten-thousandths of a second.

more than 5 years ago

Building Your Own Solar Panel In the Garage

Garganus Re:Are these _new_ panels? (235 comments)

...get the old glass...

...he stole the glass...

Reading comprehension people. Just garbage-picking construction debris for fun and profit. If you're going to "roadside-recycle," industrial waste is where it's at.

more than 5 years ago

US Forgets How To Make Trident Missiles

Garganus Re:Good reason to get shut (922 comments)

Sigh. It's an even-less-powerful a statement than your correction--rather: "The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." (italics mine) Oh, and it's not a 'saying' in the normal sense; its a passage from the Bible, he he.

more than 5 years ago

Audio Watermarks Could Pinpoint Film Pirates By Seat

Garganus six week old movies (336 comments)

The only thing I'm missing is 64-channel Dobly Digital, which I'll give up any day just to sit in a theatre full of people who are there to watch a movie and not sit and IM all night.

Couldn't agree with you more about the cell phones, but wtf is 64-channel Dolby Digital? That sounds awesome!

more than 5 years ago

Audio Watermarks Could Pinpoint Film Pirates By Seat

Garganus Re:Useless Information (336 comments)

Maybe it is not aimed at cinemagoers, more projectionists?

Um, projectionists usually sit in the booth, not in the seats.

more than 5 years ago

Digital TV Coupon Program Under Way Again

Garganus got mine (147 comments)

Just as an anecdotal data point, I requested coupons the day after the last /. article about their running out. I got them in the mail last week. I'm guessing you were asking rhetorically, but just in case; folks who couldn't wait are boned.

more than 5 years ago

Use Your iPhone To Get Out of a Ticket

Garganus Re:Parking tickets (291 comments)

ianal but I'd guess failing to pay is, itself, the crime. fun how they make it all work out, i'nt it?

more than 5 years ago


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