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FAA To Allow Use of Most Electronic Devices Throughout Flights

Krau Ming headphones vs buds (221 comments)

any insight on whether the bullshit headphones rule will soon be relinquished as well???

about 9 months ago

Gabe Newell Talks Linux As the Future of Games at LinuxCon NA

Krau Ming Re:Microsoft is in trouble (369 comments)

We need a /. poll to give us an idea of what that number is. I certainly fall into the category of "I would ditch windows for linux or a mac if not for the games."

about 10 months ago

Nissan Plans To Sell Self-Driving Cars By 2020

Krau Ming Re:Good (333 comments)

If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

about a year ago

Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Krau Ming Useful but... (99 comments)

It would be just as or even more useful to have this 3D tool available for the commonly used animal models in research. Given the cost to do just one single brain, it won't be feasible to analyze healthy brains vs brain suffering from disease X. Even if it was feasible, identifying anatomical abnormalities in disease provides limited insight into the mechanism of the disease... these things are sorted out with other techniques that require the use of animal models. I think this is a nice teaching tool for med/health science students but has limited benefit otherwise.

about a year ago

AT&T Quietly Adds Charges To All Contract Cell Plans

Krau Ming class action (338 comments)

deploying class action lawsuit in 3... 2... 1...

about a year ago

I paid attention to news of the Marathon bomb ...

Krau Ming surprised... (317 comments)

that the video-games-cause-violence crowd hasn't started incessantly bleating through the media yet...I guess that's reserved only for school/theatre shootings?

about a year ago

You Don't 'Own' Your Own Genes

Krau Ming Re:This is discovery of fact (293 comments)

yeah it's like patenting the sun because you figured out how to make solar panels.

about a year ago

North Korea Threatens US With Preemptive Nuclear Strike

Krau Ming Re:First strike! (727 comments)

Deploying model D-R ONE in 3...2...1...

about a year ago

Tesla Motors Battles the New York Times

Krau Ming Re:Fault Irrelevant: Shows Flaw (700 comments)

Gas lobbyist: "Hey buddy, unless your non-gas car magically unplugs itself in the morning, that's another 5 seconds. That's 10 seconds total EVERY DAY...possibly 70 seconds per week! TOO MUCH!! BUY GAS!!"

about a year and a half ago

64GB MS Surface Pro Only Has 23GB of Free Space

Krau Ming Re:On linux (588 comments)

* A mind mapping tool

you can map...MINDS???

about a year and a half ago

Virus Rebuilds Heart's Own Pacemaker In Animal Tests

Krau Ming Terrible headline (45 comments)

The novelty in this work comes from using this gene to restore pacemaker function, ie: the headline should read "Delivery of the gene Tbx18 to heart rebuilds damages pacemaker cells in animal tests". Use of a virus to deliver a gene is a routine procedure in the lab and has been done thousands and thousands of times... the current headline makes it sound like some kind of virus is out there that can improve your heart function, should you happen to be sneezed on by the right person.

about a year and a half ago

Young Students Hiding Academic Talent To Avoid Bullying

Krau Ming really? (684 comments)

we needed a study to confirm this???

about a year and a half ago

In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

Krau Ming Mo (707 comments)

I will vote for whoever grows the best moustache in the first 6 days of Movember.

about a year and a half ago

If I was to be killed by science-fiction villains, I'd rather:

Krau Ming lovingly (405 comments)

slayed by fembots

about 2 years ago

To Encourage Biking, Lose the Helmets

Krau Ming Re:But that's not the real problem. (1651 comments)

I don't cycle because asshole crackheads have stolen my bike on more than one occasion. Doesn't matter what kind of lock you have, in Toronto (and probably every major city) bike theft is rampant and by far the biggest deterrent for people that would otherwise like to bike to work/school.

about 2 years ago

Your Moral Compass Is Reversible

Krau Ming 53% (295 comments)

of the the people in this sample were clearly RETARDED. simple.

about 2 years ago

Could Flying Cars Actually Be On Their Way?

Krau Ming go go gadget (381 comments)

Personally I'd be fine with an inspector gadget style personal helicopter backpack. ( Would easily suffice for daily commuting to the job and back, leaving the car off the road until needed for weekend trips with the family.

about 2 years ago

Poll Finds Americans Think the TSA Is 'Doing a Good Job'

Krau Ming this rock (523 comments)

is doing a good job of keeping tigers away. you don't see any tigers around do you?

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 Is Ready

Krau Ming Re:Brace yourselves (558 comments)

it's got appz?? cool. i luv apps...their so much better than programs. my phone has lots of apps.

about 2 years ago



Ask Slashdot: best way to take notes in the modern classroom?

Krau Ming Krau Ming writes  |  about 2 years ago

Krau Ming (1620473) writes "After about 8 years spent in research, I've made the decision to go back to school... medical school. When I last spent the bulk of my days sitting in lectures, I took notes with paper, and if the professor wasn't technologically impaired, he/she would have posted powerpoint slides as a pdf online for us to print and make our notes on. Since it has been so long, I am looking for some options other than the ol' pen and paper. Is there an effective way of taking notes with a laptop? What about tablet options? Are there note-taking programs that can handle a variety of file types (eg: electronic textbooks, powerpoint slides, pdfs)? Or should I just sleep in and get the lectures posted online and delay learning the course material until the exam (kidding)? Thanks Slashdot!"

Balls Banned at Bubblewrap Public School

Krau Ming Krau Ming writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Krau Ming (1620473) writes "from TFA:
"The happy days of kicking a ball around at recess ended Monday after students took home a letter advising that henceforth, no child could bring a soccer ball, football, volleyball or even tennis ball to the junior and senior school... The letter stated that there have been a “few serious incidents” in which staff and students have been hit, or come close to being struck, by flying balls. From now on, only Nerf balls or sponge balls can be brought to school."

The bubblewrapping of our children continues...when will it end? Won't someone please just think of the children???"

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Vancouver loses hockey game; trashes downtown

Krau Ming Krau Ming writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Krau Ming (1620473) writes "Game 7 of the NHL playoffs final was played last night in Vancouver, where the Canucks were smoked by the visiting Boston Bruins, 4-0. Apparently some of the crowd gathered downtown did not like the result of the game and decided to loot stores, burn cars, etc. This pales in comparison to riots at soccer matches overseas, but still, not bad for a Canadian riot, eh?"
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Man killed by armed bird at cockfight

Krau Ming Krau Ming writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Krau Ming (1620473) writes "from TFA: "A man attending a cockfight has died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to its limb."

Obviously this is what you get for arming a crazy rooster with a knife. Good thing it wasn't given a gun."

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Scott returns to Dick

Krau Ming Krau Ming writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Krau Ming (1620473) writes "From the main article: "Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions will produce a 4-hour TV adaptation of author Phlip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle", based on a script by Howard Brenton. The original 1962 novel was a science fiction 'alternate history', that won a sci fi 'Hugo' book award in 1963. Premise of the book, about daily life under totalitarian Fascist imperialism, occurs in 1962, fourteen years after the end of the Second World War in 1948. The victorious Axis Powers, Japan and Germany, conduct intrigues against each other in North America, specifically in the former US, which surrendered to them, after the Axis conquered Eurasia and destroyed the populaces of Africa." --Michael Stevens

Hopefully this will fall in the category of well-done PKD adaptations (though I'll leave it up to the slashdotters to determine which of the previous movies should be categorized as such)."

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