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XKCD Author's Unpublished Book Remains a Best-Seller For 5 Months

Martian_Kyo Re:Randall Munroe (169 comments)

I like your ironic use of ironic.

about three weeks ago

Buttons That Morph Out of Your Touchscreen

Martian_Kyo Re:Shapes and interfaces (134 comments)

Actually if this can be refined further you could actually use it for porn. Imagine feeling the curves of the porn star in the pictures, well you don't have to imagine anymore.

more than 2 years ago

Buttons That Morph Out of Your Touchscreen

Martian_Kyo Re:Oh FFS (134 comments)

It's still better then having great marketing for a ridiculous product. Being wise does not only mean to be able to see through good marketing and spot bad products, but also to look past bad marketing to see good products. Are you really willing to ignore a good product cause of bad marketing, I mean even after you discover that product is actually good.

more than 2 years ago

Dealing With the Eventual Collapse of Social Networks

Martian_Kyo Re:Friend-face (370 comments)

Too big to fail?
One could say it's....unsinkable....

Nerd pleeease. Nothing is too big to fail, history has proven that time and time again (Titanic, Roman Empire, British Empire, Napoleon, USSR...etc etc)... It's too big to fail NOW, but give it time, it will wither down (or is it wither up)...

more than 2 years ago

Dealing With the Eventual Collapse of Social Networks

Martian_Kyo Re:backup your date to multisources (370 comments)

It's a pity I can't replace my hard disk every few years and ghost the old data in matter of few hours.

The difference is when the data is on MY hard disk it's under MY control, and I have the responsibility and power to replace it in time.

If facebook/flicker or any site decides to just shut down tomorrow without warning, I don't have time to react.

Hard drive's fail much more predictably then web sites.

more than 2 years ago

NBC Apologizes For Editing Zimmerman 911 Call

Martian_Kyo Re:Error My Ass (1005 comments)

What was description of the perpetrator of this crime? Was it 'young black male'? If so would you really accept that as detailed enough of description to attack anyone, or be suspicious of anyone.

more than 2 years ago

Tensions Between Archivists and 'Occupy' Protesters Over Preserving the Movement

Martian_Kyo Re:Yes, Let's Record All the Rapes and Assaults (153 comments)

Since that list is basically taking things out of context to make a point, I'll do the same This seriously

Occupy Toronto – Foot sniffer arrested


Occupy OKC – Young man with history of drug abuse found dead


Occupy Oakland – Yelling and nonsense at Burger King

As someone said, considering the number of people that gathered, and how long it lasted this list is not surprising or even high crime rate. I am pretty sure most of these things happen at music festivals( example ), or gun shows (search for gun show accidents provides a nice list) or sport events. Parent's post just gives data, which is not same as information. So instead of informative, it should be tagged as data...ful

more than 2 years ago

An Open Alternative To Kickstarter

Martian_Kyo Re:Kickstopper (124 comments)

I agree only I would call it the NutKicker

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Martian_Kyo Re:My advice... (1016 comments)

It might not be important but sure as hell is incriminating.

more than 2 years ago

Which Company Is the Largest?

Martian_Kyo Re:You can save a lot (378 comments)

When you are in business of selling overpriced needless trinkets (like apple is) you depend on the overpayed and overprivileged people to buy your stuff. It just makes you wonder when will the bubble burst?

more than 3 years ago

Apollo 11 Flag Swatch Goes Unsold At L.A. Auction

Martian_Kyo Re:Who cares? (120 comments)

umm no. it wouldn't.
I'd rather have the dust of the flag that went to the moon, then a piece of flag that never did.
The eternal question. Is it better to live life or just survive it?

more than 3 years ago

Apollo 11 Flag Swatch Goes Unsold At L.A. Auction

Martian_Kyo Re:Who cares? (120 comments)

Why would you want to own The most underachieving part of the flag
It's like being proud of the child that never left home.

more than 3 years ago

How To Succeed In IT Without Really Trying

Martian_Kyo Re:Not limited to IT (283 comments)

Yeah, I'm going to disagree with you there. I know the old saying, do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. But my experience is more like, if you do what you love for your 9 to 5, what do you do when you need a break?

I realized (much too late) that the better approach is:
Do what you like?
Keep what you love as a hobby?

more than 3 years ago

Facebook To Be 'Biggest Bank' By 2015

Martian_Kyo Re:FUD, Bullshit, and lies .... (301 comments)

No no no not 4.0! I said 3.0! Nobody's coming up with 4.0! Who can surf in 4.0?

3 is the key number. Think about it! Three's a company. Three's a magic number The holy Threee-nity!
Step into my office!

more than 3 years ago

Russia Backs Down On Skype, Gmail Ban

Martian_Kyo Re:ban at what scope? (52 comments)

True but banning applications is really not the best way.

To paraphrase the popular saying:
Applications don't leak information people leak information.

If your employees are stupid enough to discuss US invasion plans over hotmail, and you ban hotmail they will find even dumber way to discuss it trust me.

more than 3 years ago

Ceglia Sues For 50% Facebook, Old Emails as Evidence

Martian_Kyo Re:On the bright side... (350 comments)

"The Social Network 2:Electric Boogaloo" would be more appropriate

more than 3 years ago

The Death of BCC

Martian_Kyo Re:Gonna miss that site (366 comments)

Score: 5 Dyelxsic
/. is in desperate need of the dyslexic mod.

more than 3 years ago

Left-Handed Gamers Getting Left Behind?

Martian_Kyo I wouldn't say it's true (426 comments)

They aren't being left behind
They are right behind.

about 4 years ago



Bugs might be the future of computing

Martian_Kyo Martian_Kyo writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Martian_Kyo writes "Having a bug in your computer used to be a bad thing but not for long. From TFA:

Enter a beetle known as Lamprocyphus augustus. In a study published this week in Physical Review E, researchers at the University of Utah describe how the inch-long Brazilian beetle's iridescent green scales are composed of chitin arranged by evolution in precisely the molecular configuration that has confounded the would-be fabricators of optical computers."

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