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Retail Chains To Strike Back Against Online Vendors

GreennMann Stores finally catching on? (532 comments)

I remember back in 2008 when I went to the apple store in my local mall and saw an external hard drive. Of course it was over priced since it was in the apple store, so I instead used one of the showroom macs to purchase a WD 2TB external HDD from new-egg. It did not matter that what what apple was selling was "unique" or of "higher quality".

more than 2 years ago

Predicting Life 100 Years From Now

GreennMann Re:California wants to split off (552 comments)

I would definitely bank of California breaking away physically before breaking away politically.

more than 2 years ago

Makers Keep Flogging 3D TV, Viewers Keep Shrugging

GreennMann There was that one time.. (457 comments)

Seeing Avatar in theaters is the only time when 3D enhanced my experience rather than detracting from it like all the other movies over the past few years that used 3D as a last second gimmick. So it is possible to make 3D work if done right but I cant yet speak for the quality of the 3D TV experience. IF there is enough content of the same 3D quality as Avatar, AND the quality of ordinary 2D content on 3D tvs is not compromised, AND if the slight peeves like glasses, and viewing angle are overcome, AND when the price of 3D TV becomes comparable to that of their 2D counterparts, THEN there will be a feasible market for 3D TV and I will gladly go out and buy one.

more than 2 years ago

First Four Exoplanets of 2012 Discovered

GreennMann Re:I know best of ... (36 comments)

How many more exoplanets need to be discovered for it not to be news anymore?

more than 2 years ago

My favorite New Year to observe:

GreennMann No solar calendar whatsoever (219 comments)

I prefer to time in the number of peta-seconds elapsed since the big bang.

more than 2 years ago

My phone's battery lasts ...

GreennMann Just long enough (254 comments)

As long as it lasts me the whole day with moderate to heavy use from when I wake up to when I go to bed and plug my phone in I am happy. Besides it is much more easy to remember to charge my phone every night instead of every other night.

more than 2 years ago

The Weight of an e-Book

GreennMann Real units? (243 comments)

"billionth of a billionth of a gram" That is painful to read. How about scientific notation? 1*10^-18 grams Or the use of a prefix? 1 atto gram

more than 2 years ago

I am about to select ...

GreennMann just to be ironic (315 comments)

i did not vote... -at least thats what my vote says

more than 5 years ago

Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

GreennMann Re:Go old school (1354 comments)

well thats the paul reubens way of getting chicks dont see y since dotty is quite fine

more than 5 years ago

Spammers Say the Darndest Things

GreennMann Re:My collection (115 comments)

I love the ones that look like they can be put into fortune cookies.

more than 5 years ago



The Antarctica ice bridge finally breaks off.

GreennMann GreennMann writes  |  more than 5 years ago

GreennMann writes "An ice bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to two islands in Antarctica has snapped. Scientists say the collapse could mean the Wilkins Ice Shelf is on the brink of breaking away, and provides further evidence or rapid change in the region. Sited on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Wilkins shelf has been retreating since the 1990s. Researchers regarded the ice bridge as an important barrier, holding the remnant shelf structure in place. Its removal will allow ice to move more freely between Charcot and Latady islands, into the open ocean."


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