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Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared

Gliscameria Skittish? (89 comments)

Maybe birds are just super skittish and just run off whenever any weather event is on the way?

yesterday
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Gliscameria Re:What Bullshit (372 comments)

Why not both? I'd think the most survivable lifeform would be some kind of hybrid.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

Gliscameria Re:Ziploc bag (226 comments)

Such great arguments about this... Cell phones just plain killed this one furnace, which is kind of a big deal when you've got a bunch of wafers in it. Huge signs in the grey room saying "NO CELL PHONES"... ahhh... but everyone's cell phone was special! My cell phone would never do that, it's a good boy!!! Surely that sign was for some other phone.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Gliscameria Re:Nothing of value lost? (573 comments)

DOZENS! Seriously though, their movies tend to be reasonably popular and overall enjoyable.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Gliscameria Re:I absoluetly bet it is Sex Blackmail! (573 comments)

They can't be dumb enough to believe that all of the information isn't going to get distributed. That's the best part about blackmail like this - you can just keep doing it over and over again. The best part is - they are probably still being hacked.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Gliscameria Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

They have to realize that absolutely everything that was downloaded will be distributed. The hackers may delay a bit, but that's about it.

2 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

Gliscameria Re:Land of the free (573 comments)

I live in AZ and would like to see some statistics for crime since we went open carry. It could be skewed because of the economy a bit, but it'd be nice to see. I remember when it started the only major argument against it was from the police, they were mad that they couldn't arrest people for carrying a gun anymore.

2 days ago
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Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

Gliscameria Another angle (74 comments)

Even if you don't believe that the government will use these backdoors for evil, what's to stop anyone else? The more backdoors and surveillance they build into the system the more likely it is that someone one will find and exploit them. Plus, there's a lot of money in information. I don't think it would take too much convincing to get someone with access to go rogue and start feeding corporate/tech info to the highest bidder.

5 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Gliscameria Re:both subjective and objective... (433 comments)

I had a tube preamp in an otherwise digital system and I loved it. I have this ancient regular radio/receiver, you don't even need to hook up speakers. You can just crank it up and listen to the electronics; it also makes a wonderful space heater.

5 days ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Gliscameria Audiophiles (433 comments)

If you are cutting vinyl you are either an audiophile or a dumbass at this point. It's not fair to compare a format that (should) mainly consist of people that really care about 'sound' to a format that is largely used just to get the song out. In the article he's comparing professional quality vinyl to radio compressed garbage. How about compare the best vinyl tracks to the best digital ones and see who comes out on top instead of comparing apples and oranges?

5 days ago
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Possible Dark Matter Signal Spotted

Gliscameria Re:What, what? Something's wrong here. (66 comments)

It's not a bad thing to be extra cautious around buzz words. Dark Matter feels like a fudge factor for our ability to observe the universe or our models of it. Hey, these numbers don't add up- just stick in another variable. Is it more likely that there is a magic unobservable substance that makes our models correct or that our models need tuning?

about a week ago
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Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

Gliscameria Re:This really is a man's world... (377 comments)

Just uncropped the image, definitely pron. Also, what's up with pictures of women being OK at all. I mean WE ALL KNOW that they are naked under those clothes, it's disgusting.

about two weeks ago
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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

Gliscameria Re:(Mg,Fe)SiO3 (128 comments)

I'm not talking about digging a hole a thousand miles down, but we haven't even gone 10 miles. There's talk of mining asteroids when we haven't punched through the top 1% of the surface of our own planet.

about three weeks ago
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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

Gliscameria Re:(Mg,Fe)SiO3 (128 comments)

This always gets me. We've been to space and sent stuff outside of the solar system, but we haven't even dug a significantly deep hole in our own planet.

about three weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

Gliscameria Re:Seems like more marketing nonsense (216 comments)

800Gbs would have to be one of the fastest ways ever devised to spend money. "I'll just run a speedtest... and I'm bankrupt."

about three weeks ago
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Fly With the Brooklyn Aerodrome (Video)

Gliscameria Re:It's a (22 comments)

Thanks. I watched the one video and it looked like it was basically a glider with a fan. It's still pretty cool, but when you overhype it like that you really ruin the fun.

about three weeks ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Gliscameria Re:Adblock plus is free (319 comments)

I'd really rather just give the money directly to the site than give google more power. Reddit/Imgur made it pretty simple to do, and a reasonable rate.

about a month ago
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Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Gliscameria Re:Ads (319 comments)

Unless you are actually clicking the ads and buying stuff you aren't any better. (If these loud video ads become the norm I'll be installing some form of ad blocker, until then it's just tolerable visual noise)

about a month ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

Gliscameria More money! (107 comments)

Hey, a telecom corporate shill is proposing a massive tax backed program to funnel money into telecom companies, much surprise.

about a month ago

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