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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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 4 years ago
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Inside the AP's Plan To Security-Wrap Its News Content

Nerrd great. (138 comments)

Now we'll only be able to read the news through a DRM-114 Confabulator.

more than 5 years ago
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I'll keep my castle secure primarily with ...

Nerrd Re:Funny combination (828 comments)

WD40 destroys ductape. Thats kinda like leaving a key under the mat and a note on the front door saying please don't break in.

more than 5 years ago
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What Did You Do First With Linux?

Nerrd Re:destroyed it (739 comments)

Yeah, ditto. It was either that exact machine for me, or whatever Powerbook I had at the time. I hardly remember which was first. I'd already been using FreeBSD and OpenBSD for a year or two on PC hardware by that point.

more than 5 years ago

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