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Roku Now Licensing Its Media Player Design

Labarna Re:Wise up (53 comments)

I bought the Roku XD|S because it has a toslink connector on the back.

about 4 years ago

California To Drop State Rock Over Asbestos Concerns

Labarna Re:Hmmm... (256 comments)

At work I learned of simple and chemical asphyxiants. I presume that most rocks (along with concrete) would represent simple asphyxiants. I think it will become a bigger deal once transporter technology is ubiquitous.

more than 4 years ago

Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues

Labarna re:It had a collision if NOMAD. (260 comments)

www.sorehands.com (142825) writes: Alter Relationship After the collision they repaired each other. That is where the confusion came from. ------------------- Our Roomba at home is called Tan-Ru (sp?) because it too was a robotic probe whose mission was to sterilize.

more than 4 years ago

Flaw In Emergency Response System May Have Killed Hundreds

Labarna Re:More like a flaw in statistics (437 comments)

Having responded as a volunteer firefighter/emergency medical provider (you have volunteered, right?), I can say that in the USA, it is a 911 caller working with an EMS dispatcher that determines the alacrity of an ambulance response. Presumably the dispatcher uses a tool such as the one described in TFA, but the caller is the one describing the situation. Insurance has absolutely nothing to do with the situation. If your condition is immediately life threatening you will be treated (even without your consent if you are unconscious). I know that everyone wants to say that the US system of emergency medicine is broken, but it isn't. I imagine that you will be billed an unknowable quantity at some time in the future, but that is after you have survived what might have been a deadly situation.

more than 4 years ago

Complex Life Found Under 600 Feet of Antarctic Ice

Labarna Complex life... (237 comments)

You mean there is an imaginary component?

more than 4 years ago

Google Airs Super Bowl Ad

Labarna I loved the ad. (315 comments)

It was well done. It described what many people use Google for.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Prototype Sends Electricity Through the Air

Labarna A bit of poetry (240 comments)

"But I killed the galoot when he started to shoot electricity into my walls." Robert Service (The Ballad of Pious Pete is an excellent poem)

more than 5 years ago

Professor Gets 4 Years in Prison for Sharing Drone Plans With Students

Labarna Re:Antithetical to "education". (354 comments)

I am glad that the academics who worked on the Manhattan Project did not feel this way. Although it is difficult to keep secrets for forever, some need to be kept (to at the very least make "the other side" spend a lot of money to discover them).

more than 5 years ago


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