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Human-Powered Helicopter Team Sets New Records For Altitude and Flight Duration

KnightBlade Nice, but.. (59 comments)

I was imagining 25 people pedaling their asses off and lifting a substantial amount over the ground.

about a year ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Reinvent the Toilet

KnightBlade Free as in poo (338 comments)

All toilets should be Free - Richard Stallman.

about 2 years ago
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Are Indian High Schoolers Manning Your IBM Help Desk?

KnightBlade Presumptuous (237 comments)

The term "graduate" means different things in US and India. You can hold a 'diploma' that's 10+3. This 'diploma' isn't considered a graduate in the US. It's not a degree because it's shy of the typical 4 year course structure. It could just mean they have a 3 year 'degree' than a 4 year bachelor's degree. Your assumption is flawed. 1 year of additional education can make a lot of difference if you're a developer or something else, but for a help desk job, I doubt it would add much value. Also, if you have a 4 year degree, why wouldn't you aim for a dev job?

about 2 years ago
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Survey Finds No Hint of Dark Matter Near Solar System

KnightBlade Alien race (125 comments)

Has anybody considered that it could be an alien race making planets (and therefore mass) invisible and just fucking with us?

more than 2 years ago
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Research Suggests E-Readers Are "Too Easy" To Read

KnightBlade Doctor's prescriptions? (185 comments)

Yes, because we all remember our Doctor's prescriptions in almost illegible handwriting, don't we?

more than 3 years ago
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Covert Video of Apple IPad 2 Just Released

KnightBlade Re:Flip (190 comments)

I love the one where he has a tape that plays with that question. He picks the phone and leaves the receiver on that machine. Hilarious!

more than 3 years ago
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Goodbye Bifocals — Electronic Glasses Change Focus

KnightBlade Re:Perfect for (166 comments)

Not to mention these need to be charged. TFA shows a pair being "induction charged". Know, what pair of glasses doesn't need to be charged? The normal kind! What happens when you're in the middle of an important conference/meeting and these give in? "Uhmmm.... excuse me, I'm sorry, I can't sign this document, cause, ummm... my glasses just ran out of juice so I can't read the fine print." Their you tube channel shows a side by side comparison of how images look through normal vs their glasses. http://www.youtube.com/user/PixelOptics#p/u/1/AhCQYNLH2sM I don't wear glasses, so I don't know how true the facts they state so actually are.

more than 3 years ago
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How Should Poll Numerical Increments Be Set?

KnightBlade You forgot (311 comments)

You forgot Fibonacci you insensitive clod!

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

KnightBlade Re:Never (606 comments)

Not to mention an idiot texts while driving and ends up crashing into a building. News flame touting this as another terrorist attack.

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

KnightBlade Re:Never (606 comments)

You know I've always wondered what if we could have that convoy idea that you mentioned implemented in reality. Every 5-10 miles off the freeway, there could be a stop where people club their vehicles to something and ride until some set distance. Not very convenient, but like you said, awesome mileage!

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

KnightBlade Re:Never (606 comments)

Most high end cars deal with ice and snow drifts better than you might think. Mercs have something they call DSR (downhill speed regulation or something) and the vehicle computes the best speed, torque etc multiple times each second to take you downhill safely. Newer Audis have something similar as far as I know.

more than 3 years ago
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How Long Until We Commonly Use Flying Cars?

KnightBlade Re:Never (606 comments)

You mean like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiUjamlRuRY Audi is doing a project that aims to do just that. There are a couple of videos out there. One where it accurately follows a pattern and uses GPS to figure out where to go next, carefully avoiding obstacles in the way. It's nowhere close to what you say, but given enough time and resources, that day isn't far away.

more than 3 years ago
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Unseen Moon Landing Video Released

KnightBlade remastered? (212 comments)

Does the original image on the left, in the video actually look sharper to anyone else than the remastered one? I find the remastered one looks blurry. :S

more than 3 years ago
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Levitating Graphene Is Fastest-Spinning Object

KnightBlade so? (146 comments)

What uses can this possibly have? The material is "exotic" so probably extremely expensive. Rotating it at tremendous speeds proves what? Yes, its strong enough, but what do we put these on display in malls? Just asking...

more than 3 years ago
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"Pre-Crime" Comes To the HR Dept.

KnightBlade Nice profession (554 comments)

So now stalking is officially a profession. "Don't call us stalkers! We believe in the well being of our clients so we want to stop crime before it happens. We are doing a noble deed here."

more than 3 years ago
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Ballmer, Bezos Fund Effort To Undermine Bill Gates

KnightBlade Re:put your money where your mouth is (or shut up) (866 comments)

You're doing good in this economy, pay your fair share, you privileged prats. Or go live in India or China where you outsource all your jobs to.

It always comes down to outsourcing jobs doesn't it?

more than 3 years ago
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Compared to a year ago, social networks now ...

KnightBlade Too many things to worry about (270 comments)

Although I still have accounts and do occasionally log in, I've cut back to less than 95%. The privacy issues and the noise surrounding the real "networking" aspect have just gone up. You constantly need to worry about what you're posting who is harvesting it and what not. Not to mention that 90% of the feeds are about someone finding some cat in some game or finding some eagle somewhere in some game. My time is better spent elsewhere.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Releases PS3 Firmware Update To Fight Jailbreaks

KnightBlade Re:Ravings Of A Delusional Fanboy Vs. Reality (336 comments)

Yeah, that makes sense. Tomorrow you're going to fart while I'm eating. I should kidnap you and throw you in a river to prevent my lunch from being ruined.

more than 3 years ago
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Flash On Android Is 'Shockingly Bad'

KnightBlade Re:Choice (657 comments)

You can have your browser not fetch flash and thus circumvent that problem. You can enable it for sites and even better specific content that you need. It's not a always on solution. But it helps at times. And in my experience, websites like kongregate work just fine. IMO, the mistake that people make is to think of flash on mobile devices the same way as they think of flash on their computers. I'm not defending flash or how bad it's implementation is, esp. on linux, but it's not as bad as people make it sound if you understand it's advantages and stick to those.

more than 3 years ago

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checkout site for ebay reported an attack website

KnightBlade KnightBlade writes  |  more than 5 years ago

KnightBlade (1074408) writes "Recently I tried to buy an item from ebay. I was redirected to checkout.auctiva.com for payment. On trying to make a payment and clicking continue, Firefox reported this site as an attack website. I read why it was blocked an apparently it installs trojans and malware. Now there is no way to make a payment unless I am willing to mess up my computer by having some junk installed on it without my consent. I'm wondering if any other users on slashdot have had a similar experience. http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=https://checkout.auctiva.com/MyOrder.aspx?NoScript=true&ItemId=250374604307&TransId=0&OrderId=0&isCouponChosen=0&UserId"
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Microsoft starts "search perks" to attract

KnightBlade KnightBlade writes  |  more than 5 years ago

KnightBlade writes "It's all pretty simple. Get SearchPerks! and you can earn tickets towards cool prizes for something you do anyway — search the Internet. Here is how it works: Get 500 tickets just by signing up and downloading the Perk Counter Start searching using Live Search at Live.com and MSN.com, or on Windows Live Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger For every search (up to 25 per day), you'll earn a ticket towards great prizes Stay tuned for additional ways to earn tickets once you join the promotion Redeem your tickets for prizes once the promotion ends on April 15, 2009 http://www.getsearchperks.com/SignUp.aspx?campaignid=perks"

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