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NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload

NMBob They missed one. (109 comments)

Where's the seismometer? Three would have been nice. It could have dropped them off at three different places.

about 3 months ago
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"BadUSB" Exploit Makes Devices Turn "Evil"

NMBob Re:and this is news why? (205 comments)

Or they could already come programmed from a "trusted" factory. It's not like that hasn't happened before. Yikes!

about 3 months ago
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NASA: Lunar Pits and Caves Could House Astronauts

NMBob I've seen this before. (157 comments)

The movie 2001? They land on the moon and descend into a pit.

about 3 months ago
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Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

NMBob Now we know everything? (347 comments)

So I guess there's no question that we know every detail of what happens as a star is collapsing and that the photons didn't just take longer than we think they should to make their way out? And, also, wasn't this optical photons they were looking for? What if there was a brightening, but below the threshold of the detectors? If it's radio/X-rays/etc. then see the first sentence.

about 4 months ago
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First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

NMBob Re:Having no idea... (44 comments)

Oops...read the article. 302 neurons. They were not looking at all of them.

about 4 months ago
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First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

NMBob Re:Having no idea... (44 comments)

We're going to need a computer to figure that all out. :) Thanks for the info. I guess I'd better go find something to read on the subject. It all, literally, boggles the mind. Did that nematodes brain actually only have a couple/few dozen neurons?

about 4 months ago
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First Movie of an Entire Brain's Neuronal Activity

NMBob Having no idea... (44 comments)

Do neurons just fire or not fire in a binary fashion, or are there different levels/voltages of on and off?

about 4 months ago
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US Supreme Court Invalidates Patent For Being Software Patent

NMBob One button safe? (220 comments)

So you mean it might be safe to poke one button on a coke machine and purchase a Coke again without worrying about Amazon's lawyers showing up behind you? Whoa!

about 4 months ago
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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

NMBob Re:Shocked! Shocked! (225 comments)

If only we could shut down Eric's like they did Rick's.

about 5 months ago
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US To Charge Chinese Military Employees With Hacking

NMBob Net neutrality sucks (225 comments)

The NSA was pissed, because all of the Chinese espionage traffic was slowing down their espionage traffic, and with everyone only getting an equal slice of the bandwidth...well Holder had to to something.

about 5 months ago
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Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

NMBob Atta boy! (522 comments)

Now I AM going to buy all the books and read them after the TV thing is over. I hope just about all "modern" word processor writers just felt a slap in the face, although part of it must be the users fault too. :) -- Waiting semi-patiently for next weeks episode.

about 5 months ago
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Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

NMBob Re: I wonder... (208 comments)

Right. "Oh what a wonderful world" it would be if all the power you needed was "free", but with the number of people we have, and will have, that's never going to happen, and if it ever does it's not going to happen anytime soon. Plus, now there are lawsuits against wind farms, because they are killing eagles. We need a good ol' fashioned plague. What was the number of people needed to populate another planet (an article a few weeks ago)? 10,000 to 40,000? Sounds good to me.

about 6 months ago
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Stanford Getting Rid of $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

NMBob I wonder... (208 comments)

How much social injury does having no electricity cause?

about 6 months ago
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OpenBSD 5.5 Released

NMBob Re:Can I relax now? (128 comments)

Yeah, but isn't it going to take like 10^500 (or is it 10^800?) years for all of the baryons to fizzle out? Rats. More code to write.

about 6 months ago
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OpenBSD 5.5 Released

NMBob Can I relax now? (128 comments)

Does this mean I don't have to worry about Tuesday January 19, 2038 at 03:14:07 UTC anymore? What's the new date/time when things will crash and burn?

about 6 months ago
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Book Review: Designing With the Mind In Mind

NMBob I'll pitch in. (52 comments)

Someone should buy a copy for Apple, Inc., iOS division, and probably OSX division in the future.

about 6 months ago
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Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat

NMBob Perpetual consumption machine. (171 comments)

Once I drink all of the contents and eat the bottle I have to get another bottle to wash down the first one, then after I drink all of that one and eat the bottle I have to get another one to wash that bottle down with, then...

about 6 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 8 months ago

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