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Google Patents Displaying Athletes On Sports Fields

InfinityWpi Prior Art: Me? (52 comments)

Christ, I did this for a startup back in 2000. You've got to be freakin' kidding me. It's not even an invention! It's a way of doing things! Just because it's done on a screen doesn't make it brand new!

about a year ago

NSA WhistleBlower Outs Himself

InfinityWpi Definitions (860 comments)

Wrong? No.

Illegal, Yes.

Be careful, Mr. Snowden, they're going to be after you...

about a year ago

400 Turns of Civilization V

InfinityWpi Civ V: Off The Grid! (320 comments)

I'm actually looking forward to some of these changes now... paying upkeep for roads makes sense to me. They're more like interstate highways now, not the roads that go every-which-way. The new way to expand your cities and develop culture sound good, too.

Well, there goes part of my 2010 and all of my 2011... just need to get a machine that can handle 3D graphics to play it, now...

more than 4 years ago

How To Build an Open Source House?

InfinityWpi Two Word Answer: (274 comments)

Zoning Laws.

Doesn't matter what you're building, you need to know what's allowed for your area.

more than 4 years ago

How To Destroy a Black Hole

InfinityWpi Fiendish calculations? (364 comments)

Oh, come on... all you have to do is divide by zero! ... no, wait, that's how we got black holes in the first place... well, multiply by infinity, then.

more than 4 years ago

Pointing Stick Keyboard Roundup

InfinityWpi Products you didn't know existed, yet want. (195 comments)

I can see the appeal of having one of these. I always did prefer having a keyboard-nipple instead of a touchpad.

Now, if only someone would build a Wii-knunchuck-like trackball or pointing stick...

more than 4 years ago

Scientist Uses Nanodots To Create 4Tb Storage Chip

InfinityWpi Oh, great... (207 comments)

... means I'll have to buy 'The White Album' again...

more than 4 years ago

Dueling Summary Judgment Motions In Viacom v. YouTube

InfinityWpi Re:Test your /. age by reading the summary... (89 comments)

If you read the heading of this post and thought ' this is stupid, you can gauge someone's /. age by the number of digits in the UID, its probably a valid point, but makes this entire post worthless, so keep that to yourself.

Damn kid. Get off my lawn.

Everything else posted is pretty much 100% correct...

more than 4 years ago

Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down

InfinityWpi Interesting method... (634 comments)

First time I've heard of a DDoS attack being used to break DRM...

more than 4 years ago

Typing With Your Brain

InfinityWpi Regrettably... (262 comments)

... it turns out that they used an old AT-style connector, so you're only able to use your thoughts to type on a 386DX2/40 at best. Wuich is okay, I guess, still runs Linux.

Seriously, tho, combine this with Bluetooth, and we've got ourselves a winner. Connect to your PC, cell phone, PS3, whatever. I'll go in for the surgery as soon as it's availa... wait. Can I also move a mouse with my thoughts? Using a computer with just keys could be harsh these days.

more than 3 years ago

Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

InfinityWpi Re:never a good plan (806 comments)

Why would you threaten to 'kill someone in public'?

more than 4 years ago

Opera 10.10 Released, Includes New "Unite" Tech

InfinityWpi ISP ToS Violation? (262 comments)

And for those of us who's ISP's Terms of Service inclue a line that boils down to "Thou shalt not run a web server on your home PC unless you pay for a buisness-class connection"... well, what then? Just... don't use Opera?

more than 3 years ago

Left 4 Dead 2 Banned In Australia

InfinityWpi Not that bad... (215 comments)

Hey, at least there's no nudity!

about 5 years ago

"Violent" Video Games To Be Banned In Venezuela

InfinityWpi So... (420 comments)

... how's life in beautiful war-torn Venezuela?

about 5 years ago

Up To 90 Percent of US Money Has Traces of Cocaine

InfinityWpi Well, that explains something. (441 comments)

This has to be why people love the smell of their money. Just hold it up to your nose and sniff... and you get a minor contact high from the drugs.

more than 5 years ago

How To Stop Businesses Storing SSNs Indefinitely?

InfinityWpi Why bother? (505 comments)

It's not like your SSN is top-secret these days anyway.

more than 5 years ago

Novel Algae Fuel-Farming Method Gets Big Backing

InfinityWpi Is this based in Alaska? (176 comments)

I have a theory that if this goes wrong, and some of the stuff gets out into the ocean, you get a blob like the one they're tracking up there...

more than 5 years ago

Asus Launches Eee PC T91, a Touch-Screen Tablet Netbook

InfinityWpi I hate corp-speak. (205 comments)

Can we never, ever see the phrase 'new usage model' on Slashdot again? How about "New way to use it"?

more than 5 years ago

Universal Lands Rights To Asteroids Movie

InfinityWpi Old news! (194 comments)

Geeze, guys, this is amazingly old news. Big, expensive movie about rocks that'll crash into each other unless they get blown up? I loved it when it came out the first time... when it was called Armageddon. And Deep Impact.

more than 5 years ago

Spirit Rover Begins Making Night Sky Observations

InfinityWpi Sell the images to raise funding money. (157 comments)

Seriously, who here wouldn't donate a few bucks to NASA in exchange for a "Night sky as seen from Mars Rover" desktop image?

more than 5 years ago


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