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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Parallax. (259 comments)

LOL. You win the internets for today.

8 hours ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Parallax. (259 comments)

No, the phone is shown at exactly right angles, and they're right, the lens is photoshopped out. Meanwhile, it's 1 mm. What is that, the thickness of 2 business cards?

8 hours ago
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Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise Model Being Restored Again

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Restoration (96 comments)

And why does it take 18 months to restore something that took a few weeks to build from scratch?

2 days ago
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Microsoft Killing Off Windows Phone Brand Name In Favor of Just Windows

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:KIlling off the Microsoft Store Name Too (352 comments)

Microsoft has been killing off the Windows Phone brand name for years now -- by releasing Windows Phones.

5 days ago
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Willow Garage Founder Scott Hassan Aims To Build a Startup Village

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Live there? (62 comments)

They could call it the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. Certainly it's never been done before.

about two weeks ago
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Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Might want to rewrite that summary (97 comments)

Or are they really are landfilling babies at the experimental mushroom farm???

They're only using baby lawyers, so it's OK.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:That'll teach them (50 comments)

Yeah; that'll certainly be a deterrent next time. By income ratios, that's less than the average person pays for a parking ticket.

about two weeks ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:using sophisticated software (136 comments)

I think you're perhaps misinterpreting the readings from your sarcasm detector.

about two weeks ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:It could be illegal. (136 comments)

From your cited article:

Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue had until Thursday to act on the bill known as House Bill 819, but she decided to let it become law by doing nothing.

Priceless.

about two weeks ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:warehouse (136 comments)

Yeah. They used a look-into-the-future technology to determine that data collected and stored in the 60s might contradict your political paranoia 50 years later. It's the same tech they used to print Obama's birth announcement in Hawaiian newspapers because (again) they knew that one day a Kenyan would try to get elected to the White House.

about two weeks ago
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Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:using sophisticated software (136 comments)

It means it's already been modified by the eco-whackjobs to produce results that agrees with their other (obviously) manufactured data and craven plans to decimate the angelic and blameless fossil fuel industry with their fanciful notion that mankind could possibly have an effect on the environment.

about two weeks ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:I guess that explains (212 comments)

You just red-lined my non-sequiturometer and renewed my faith in Slashdot at the same time.

about two weeks ago
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Judge Allows L.A. Cops To Keep License Plate Reader Data Secret

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Good (108 comments)

In the first place, I think "The LAPD notionally works for the people" is closer to the truth. Judged by their behavior over the last 50 years, they should be classified as a 'street gang'.

Secondly, if the public doesn't have access to the data they're collecting, then we don't know what they're collecting. It sounds like a tautology, but the difference is very real. All we have is their word on what data they are and are not collecting, or when that changes (increases). Without access to that data, we are forced to take them at their word. Which is probably OK, because we all know that "cops never, ever, ever lie".

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Saw similar posts before the web existed (331 comments)

Much as I despise posts that start with "this", I have to agree. Until Microsoft loses their fascination with whizzo shit like displaying (i.e. running) unexamined/foreign stuff as "previews" and confusing that with "interoperability", the problem will persist. They've never gotten it through their heads that all this "seamless" wonderfullness that looks so great as 2-minute demos in developer conference rollout keynotes cause unending grief for decades to come. Sometimes other companies fall prey to this kind of thinking (Firefox toolbars), but they learned it all at the feet of the masters, with Outlook previews and Word macros, and Explorer running code from .bmp files when you visit the directory... And then, of course there's IE, the crack whore of the industry, who'll have unprotected sex with ANYTHING.

about a month ago
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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Are there any reasons... (174 comments)

And, like Disney, for example, 30 years after the founder dies, the corporation he left will be an example of soulless tincture of evil. Watching and waiting for this to happen to Apple next.

about a month ago
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The Flight of Gifted Engineers From NASA

NoNonAlphaCharsHere Re:Wow. (160 comments)

Indeed. There are principal investigators who have spent their whole 30-year careers on a single project.

about a month ago

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