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Give me a solder gun, and I can produce ...

Manos_Of_Fate Re:One of my favorite quotes (321 comments)

I'm pretty sure that the likelihood of getting mod points is directly related to how much and how recently you spend reading stories (not on the front page, but the actual comment page). The number it gives out is probably based off of how many points it needs to give out compared to how many people it thinks are around to use them. So commenting won't help you, but opening each story and glancing over the comments might.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?

Manos_Of_Fate Re:I don't have a beef with one (1027 comments)

I'm not saying you are, but your post did read like a lot like an advertisement.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What's Your Beef With Windows Phone?

Manos_Of_Fate Re:uhhh... (1027 comments)

Actually, using a single menu at the top makes it so that it is always in the same place, as opposed to floating, and having possibly several of them out at once, all taking up screen real estate. I'm not necessarily saying that makes it universally better (though I happen to prefer it), but saying that it is entirely form over function just because you don't like it and can't be bothered to see the function is disingenuous.

more than 2 years ago
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Tim Cook Prefers Settling To Suing and Has a Huge Quarter

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Stocks are, in part, based on future growth (246 comments)

I suspect some government contractors would not appreciate you suggesting that their sales somehow mean less because they were made to the government and paid for with taxes.

more than 2 years ago
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Tim Cook Prefers Settling To Suing and Has a Huge Quarter

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Huge Quarter? (246 comments)

This is how I read that initially. I was very confused until I read the summary.

more than 2 years ago
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Quantum Experiment Shows Effect Before Cause

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Time delay - info from the future? (465 comments)

Assuming you know enough information to determine that a particle has been disentangled (and I think that this is the case), then you have faster-than-light transmission of information.

I'm not a physicist, but the way I understand it, there's no way to tell if a particle is entangled without observing and comparing both particles.

more than 2 years ago
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I believe humanity will first achieve ...

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Teleportation = FTL travel (637 comments)

I read this and the first thing I thought was, "Can you really grow cotton in Arizona?" I think something might be wrong with my brain.

If you accumulate enough ormus in your body, you'll be able to biolocate from one place to another, even between different planets, instantaneously.

Wasn't Ormus a character in Diablo 2? Kinky.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

Manos_Of_Fate Re:OK I'm confuzzled. (296 comments)

Copyright is a complex issue with many applications and rules, and even in this thread there appears to be very little agreement as to which parts, if any, do or should apply here, and whether one or both parties are doing something wrong. To ask whether all of Slashdot is for or against copyright is a gross simplification in several ways.

more than 2 years ago
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Magician Suing For Copyright Over Magic Trick

Manos_Of_Fate Re:One question. (296 comments)

It isn't like he's mute, you know. He just doesn't really talk on stage, during the act.

more than 2 years ago
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How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

Manos_Of_Fate Re:People who know my name can't find me on Facebo (315 comments)

I have the same problem. If you Google my name, you'll find a photographer, a musician, and some guy who flew across the English Channel in a jetpack. Sadly (especially in that last case), none of them is me. And yes, if you really wanted this post almost certainly contains enough information to identify my real name. Have fun with that.

about 2 years ago
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How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

Manos_Of_Fate Re:I use two... (315 comments)

Is Anonymous Coward the dope one or the coke one?

about 2 years ago
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How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Different login or different site? (315 comments)

I read it as meaning the second thing, per site, but I see how it could be easily mistaken to mean "every time I log in to something". Now I'm not even sure what they meant.

about 2 years ago
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How Many Online Aliases Do You Use?

Manos_Of_Fate Re:I hide. (315 comments)

As a matter of fact, I think a parent should have the perogative to take his kid out at anytime during his life.

"Son, you're a scumbag, you've hurt too many people and you've been in and out of jail for the last 20 years. It's time for you to go." BANG.

The problem with this is, what constitutes "bad person" or "badly led life" varies widely based on the moral/religious/political beliefs of the individual. How many people would put "being gay" or "not being my religion" on that list? Hell, I bet there are more than a few who would put "advocating murder" on that list.

We have a justice system for exactly the problem you're trying to fix.

about 2 years ago
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Drug Turns Immune System Against All Tumor Types

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Interesting times we live in... (330 comments)

So what, live underground and grow your own mushrooms?

Modern life doesn't lend itself to avoiding carcinogens in any realistic fashion unless one is ready to become a hermit.

And those mushrooms are probably known to the state of California to cause cancer.

more than 2 years ago
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Vast Web of Dark Matter Mapped

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Did I miss... (86 comments)

They're just measuring the known affects of dark matter, as opposed to measuring the dark matter itself.

more than 2 years ago
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Ebert: I'll Tell You Why Movie Revenue Is Dropping

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Alamo Drafthouses are the model of the future (865 comments)

The Arclight Theater in Hollywood (also there are 3 others in/around LA) is also very good, for similar reasons. And they do reserved seating, which is awesome.

more than 2 years ago
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Smallest space my belongings could fit (unbroken):

Manos_Of_Fate Re:Furniture (312 comments)

I guess the answer depends whether the stuff needs to be usable afterwards. I'm pretty sure I could fit everything into 5m^3 if it was suitably crushed.

Smallest space my belongings could fit (unbroken):

more than 2 years ago

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