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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

Nerrd Just Figuring this out? (563 comments)

I've been using one of my three monitors in portrait mode for decades. It was more important when you couldn't fit a full page of text in landscape orientation. It's also quite helpful to conserve desk real-estate.

about a week ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Nerrd Re:Oregon... (198 comments)

The more reasonable approach - which is actually used in a lot of places - is to pump water uphill. The real problem is when there is no shortage of water, and the reservoirs are full. This is precisely their argument when not honoring wind contracts.

about 3 months ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

Nerrd Oregon... (198 comments)

Part of the problem might be that they can't sell the power. The wind farms we currently have are already producing more power than the bonneville power administration is willing to purchase - even though they are under contract to do so.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Nerrd Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

They're not a utility - they damn well can terminate service for any reason.

about 3 months ago
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That Toy Is Now a Drone

Nerrd Line of Sight (268 comments)

Line of sight between the operator and the model - has always been a legal requirement of operating R/C aircraft.

about 6 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Nerrd Re:THIS JUST IN (298 comments)

The Gyro Compass was patented in 1911.

about 7 months ago
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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Nerrd THIS JUST IN (298 comments)

British Navy Invents Dead-reckoning.

about 7 months ago
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Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

Nerrd What Could Possibly Go Wrong? (74 comments)

I just can't help asking myself, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

about 7 months ago
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3D Maps Reveal a Lead-Laced Ocean

Nerrd Re:Avgas (266 comments)

It is tetraethyl lead - just like cars used.

about 10 months ago
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3D Maps Reveal a Lead-Laced Ocean

Nerrd Avgas (266 comments)

Nearly the entire worldwide fleet of piston powered aircraft still burn leaded gas.

about 10 months ago
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NetAFP Holds Netatalk 2.2 Source Code Hostage

Nerrd So much for community... (2 comments)

Since when was the failure of a business model a reason to violate the law? oh, wait, RIAA...

more than 3 years ago
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Kodak Sues Apple & RIM Over Preview In Cameras

Nerrd Re:desperate times... (285 comments)

Eh, not so. Kodak is a leading producer of Medium Format sensors. Sensors that are much finer instruments than even the $8000 canon pro cameras.

more than 4 years ago
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A Requiem For Saab

Nerrd Re:Near-Death Experience of Saab (438 comments)

eh, i think you're a little off the mark there. Badge Engineering is not exemplified by purchasing powerplants from another company. That is a practice which goes back to the very beginning of the industrial age. Badge engineering is taking an off the shelf product and putting your badge on it. Two cars that share a chassis/platform, also, are not badge engineering. Is an Audi A3 a badge engineered NewBeetle? I think not.

more than 4 years ago
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Maori Legend of Man-Eating Birds is True

Nerrd Re:so... (338 comments)

Its all a matter of perspective. I'm quite certain dinosaurs still coexist with humans, in fact, we seem to enjoy them batter dipped and deep fried.

more than 5 years ago

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