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Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has Underground Ocean

Lanforod 2312 (51 comments)

Can't wait to ingest some enceladian alien bugs that will protect me from radiation!

about 6 months ago

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why Zebras Have Stripes

Lanforod Holsteins? (190 comments)

So why doesn't this theory apply to Holstein cows? Just because of the stripes vs splotches of black and white?

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Manage Your Passwords?

Lanforod Re:Air Gapped Box (445 comments)

Find and physically remove the wifi chip?

about 7 months ago

'CandySwipe' Crushed: When Game Development Turns Nasty

Lanforod Re: Rate (251 comments)

Once you get past the first 50 or so levels, there seem to be no more cut scenes. Shrug.

about 7 months ago

NPR Labs is Working on Emergency Alerts for the Deaf (Video)

Lanforod Radio broadcast texts? (89 comments)

I don't know anyone who even has one of these emergency radios. Being HOH myself, I'd never get one, rarely ever even try to listen to standard FM/AM radio broadcasts, and would never try to listen to an emergency broadcast. Be prepared for weather. Know what is expected before the normal comm channels go down. If something is unexpected, most people aren't going to find out via emergency radios, but by word of mouth.

about 8 months ago

$499 3-D Printer Drew Plenty of Attention at CES (Video)

Lanforod Re:Shoes? (155 comments)

How bout crocs. Those seem to be a basic plastic... :P

about 8 months ago

MIT Develops Inexpensive Transparent Display Using Nanoparticles

Lanforod Re:That's just great... (87 comments)

Times Square ever displayed

about 8 months ago

Russia Backs Sending Top Students Abroad With a Catch

Lanforod Re:Malaysia (167 comments)

Most Universities likely charge higher for international students, so it should actually drive tuition down. International students actually make universities money, local ones... eh, not so much.

about 8 months ago

Virtuix Omni is a Step Toward True Virtual Reality Gaming (Video)

Lanforod Why is a HMD required? (87 comments)

Been reading up on these ODT. Sounds cool. While I understand the benefit of adding an Oculus Rift etc., why is that considered a requirement? I'd rather play a FPS using this in front of several screens going nearly 360 degrees, so that I can do true aiming with a gun controller. Shouldn't the HMD be optional? Better yet, come up with an included holo-display that moves with the player.

about 9 months ago

Scientist Seeks Investment For "Alcohol Substitute"

Lanforod Taste vs Effect (328 comments)

I don't drink Alcohol for the effect/buzz etc. I drink it for the taste. I love a cold beer, or nice rum n coke, a scotch on the rocks, or a glass of pinot noir, all depending on the situation. The buzz can be nice, but that's more what the teenagers drink for, IMO.

about 10 months ago

Tesla Model S Catches Fire: Is This Tesla's 'Toyota' Moment?

Lanforod Re:Big Oil is Dancing (388 comments)

You forgot: Reach Alpha Centauri with a warp drive Valve completes Half Life 3 and Eps 1-3 of HL3 (possibly harder than Jaws 19?) Human consciousness can be uploaded to the cloud

about a year ago

SSHDs Debut On the Desktop With Mixed Results

Lanforod Re:Does it require windows only software? (154 comments)

Try reading again. 8 GB of Flash. It's not the same as a 65MB cache on a standard drive, it's more like two drives bundled into one package with the most used files 'cached' on the 8 GB of Flash. I'm not clear yet on if the files are actually cached (meaning there is another copy on the 2 TB HDD part), or if they live normally in the 8 GB Flash part.

about a year ago

Half-Life 3 Trademark Filed In Europe

Lanforod Re:Half-Life 3 guranteed within 1-2 years (150 comments)

I was a kid when HL1 came out. In Uni during HL2. Done by the time Ep2 came out. Now married with a kid due in a few weeks. Less of an interest in gaming as well. Main difference is I've had a job since I was 14 in some form or another other than some short breaks in between jobs.

My point? I'll buy HL3 within a week of it coming out. HL2 was just too good to pass up HL3. It may just take me a lot longer to get through the game, which just means to me that it's better value to me personallly for my money.

about a year ago

Captain Cyborg Is Back! Kevin Warwick Predicts the Future

Lanforod Re:Cochlear Implants (57 comments)

I'd say that would be a candidate. First useful one was done in 78, though the first CI ever was done in 1957. I just got one myself!

about a year ago

True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed (Spoiler: Humongous)

Lanforod Re:Shadow banking system (387 comments)

Homes financing interest is deductible in some countries only...

1 year,4 days

True Size of the Shadow Banking System Revealed (Spoiler: Humongous)

Lanforod Re:Shadow banking system (387 comments)

I bought a car last year. Could have paid cash. Instead, got it at 2 years for 1.99%. Why? Because I'm averaging >4% in my mutual funds. Even if I had a lousy year like 2009, it would take two lousy years for it not to at least break even. I agree, buying on credit sucks, but it does depend on the interest rate. And if you've got the discipline to budget properly and pay off your entire balance each month, may as well rack up those credit card rewards, cash back or miles, what have you.

1 year,4 days

What's Causing the Rise In Obesity? Everything.

Lanforod Re:Europe versus USA (926 comments)

Every bar I've been in in Europe has 'everyone chugging pint after pint of beer'... and typically in higher quantities than the US. It's cheaper, and pints are bigger.

about a year ago

AI Is Funny - a Generative Joke Model

Lanforod Re:Al? (211 comments)

Alberta Premium, Royal Reserve, Gibson's, and Wisers say hi. Gibson's may be the only one of those 4 worth not mixing. I'll give you Crown though. It's passable, though I do tend to mix it about half the time. Better off with a good mixed scotch such as JW Black Label if you want straight/on the rocks whiskey.

about a year ago


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