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Last Month's "Planet X" Announcement Was Probably Wrong

NMBob What about Neptune? (44 comments)

Did they ever figure out why the orbit of Neptune is "wrong"? They were looking for, again, Planet X, and discovered Pluto, but it wasn't large enough to affect Neptune's orbit. (or is it 'effect'?)

about two weeks ago

Google Unveils Android Wear

NMBob Wear No Evil. (103 comments)

That's it. Just the subject. Wait...Apple could use that if they ever come out with an iWatch.

about a month ago

Oregon Withholding $25.6M From Oracle Over Health Website Woes

NMBob Re:Explain this please (132 comments)

Well, they've got that sailboat to support. Those things suck up a lot of time (and money).

about a month and a half ago

Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

NMBob Re:I'm an apple fan and this is meh. (264 comments)

Yeah, I didn't quite grasp the big deal of it until the Volvo video. It's a nice way to keep the user interface from being crap, like it is on my Toyota. It'll be familiar and make some sense -- as long as it all doesn't look like iOS7 (just had to throw that in :). The watch thing? Agree. Meh. Oh wait...maybe you'll be able to check your vitals on you iOS In The Car display after an accident before they get the jaws of life fired up.

about a month and a half ago

Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock

NMBob Non sequitur (348 comments)

"When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind. I don't consider the bloody ROI," said Cook. THAT's why their stuff is the most expensive. Now I get it...I think. We had a guy in the office go blind in just a matter of a couple of weeks (blood supply to the optic nerves just went away) a couple months ago and Apple's accessibility crap sucks. All of us trying to set up stuff so he could see things on the screen as it was happening were really surprised at how worthless it all was.

about a month and a half ago

The Science of Solitary Confinement

NMBob Ohmmm (326 comments)

Teach them meditation.

about 2 months ago

Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets

NMBob Re:Drake (77 comments)

Cool...or maybe not so cool if you believe Hawking and think we'll be used as food if we happen to bump into anyone else, or someone decides to build a highway. :)

about 2 months ago

Kepler's Alien World Count Skyrockets

NMBob Drake (77 comments)

So which way is this shifting the Drake equation result? Up or down compared to what we thought the popularity of exoplanets were?

about 2 months ago

Cameron's IP Advisor: Throw Persistent Copyright Infringers In Jail

NMBob Re:In all honesty (263 comments)

You're right. I would have no problem handing money straight to Bergman/Bogart/Henried/whoever for a copy of Casablanca, but who gets the money now (even though I have two legal, VHS and DVD, copies)? All of the principle actors are dead. No one should keep getting money for their performances. Same for books and this crap revolving around the BBC show Sherlock. Everyone else that worked on the movie was paid a salary. Digitize the ultimate version of it, give it to the Museum Of The Moving Image for free distribution and STFU. I wish as much effort was expended on investigating the party in Benghazi as they expend worrying about this crap. If it's good people will buy it, once, if it's not people won't.

about 3 months ago

200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

NMBob Re:That doesn't seem right. (628 comments)

You would think, by now, they would already know to stay away, or go pick up some mines from the Navy and sink a few fishing boats. Maybe it's that 'no opposable thumb/no written history' thing to pass the info along to the next generation.

about 3 months ago

Americans To FCC Chair: No Cell Calls On Planes, Please

NMBob Re:Allow it... (340 comments)

Oh great. That's called a lavatory. They'll all be sitting in there yapping while a line forms. Oh wait, you're not allowed to form a line anymore. Airline issued stadium pals?

about 3 months ago

Cygnus ISS Launch Delayed Due To Sun's Coronal Mass Ejection

NMBob Re:Umm... (30 comments)

I was thinking what if they had launched the day before the CME? Surely their stuff must be able to handle it. They must be just taking their time.

about 3 months ago

Cygnus ISS Launch Delayed Due To Sun's Coronal Mass Ejection

NMBob Umm... (30 comments)

They did know CMEs occur, right? Maybe they are just being cautious the first flight?

about 3 months ago

How Much Is Oracle To Blame For Healthcare IT Woes?

NMBob 80-20 or 20-80 Rules (275 comments)

Seem to be showing up everywhere these days.

about 5 months ago

Stop Listening and Start Watching If You Want To Understand User Needs

NMBob Re:Captain Obvious? (161 comments)

I direct you to healthcare.gov. :) In my experience there's a lot of it NOT going on. I watch my users like a hawk and learn a lot. On top of just making the program do what the user wants watching them use your software generates a lot of 'I never thought they'd do that!' and 'Why didn't they tell me that was not working!' moments. It's infinetly helpful.

about 5 months ago

Why the FAA May Finally Relax In-Flight Device Rules

NMBob Ummm... (278 comments)

How about I'd like everyone to put away their precious CRAP and pay attention during takeoff and landing just in case, oh I don't know, we all need to get out in a hurry. This is silly. There are just a couple more important things going on at any given time during a flight than killing that last little piggy.

about 6 months ago

Health Care Providers Failing To Adopt e-Records, Says RAND

NMBob It never ends (228 comments)

And as soon as a provider gets their system updated it will be out of date. Think this is another 'follow the money' idea?

about a year ago

Google Releases Geothermal Potential Map of the US

NMBob It ain't all pretty steam (401 comments)

There's a lot of nasty crap that gets dredged up out of the ground with geothermal power production too depending on how you do it. It's far from "clean" energy. It's just different dirty stuff.

more than 2 years ago


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