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xkcd's 13-Gigapixel Webcomic

NoseyNick Re:is it funny? (193 comments)

I found the petunias first, and didn't get the reference until I saw the whales. There's plenty of missiles too, but nowhere near the whales (yet?)

about 2 years ago
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New DRM-Free Label Announced

NoseyNick Re:That will last about five minutes (90 comments)

I've got no problem forcing GM foods to be labelled "this food has been genetically modified", as long as organic food is forced to be labelled "this food was sprayed with organic shit" ;-)

about 2 years ago
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Joe Cornish To Write and Direct Snow Crash Movie

NoseyNick Re:Let's just hope (256 comments)

The matrix was great - too bad they never made any sequels :-/

more than 2 years ago
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Redheads Feel Pain Differently Than the Rest of Us

NoseyNick Re:Gingers? (265 comments)

Thank you. I came here to make sure this had been posted, and it had. I brought mod points, but you were already at 5, so all I can offer is my sincere thanks :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Seti Live Website To Crowdsource the Search For Alien Life

NoseyNick Re:And this is different from seti@home ? (90 comments)

"Waste of good money I could spend elsewhere" - like on your electricity bill? Your CRT is using something like 60-120W more than an LCD.

more than 2 years ago
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The Inside Story of Virgin Oceanic's Mission To the Mariana Trench

NoseyNick Re:Virgin (93 comments)

Yes, Virgin means, y'know, untouched, unsoiled, etc in the UK too.
Richard Branson's brands have included Virgin Records, Virgin Games, Virgin Cola, Virgin Airways, Virgin Megastores, Virgin Trains, most amusingly Virgin Brides, but Mates Condoms.

more than 2 years ago
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Boiling Down the Meaning of Life

NoseyNick Re:Monty Python (218 comments)

Six by nine, surely?

more than 2 years ago
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Halliburton To Dump Blackberry For iOS

NoseyNick Re:Honesty (188 comments)

Except it does.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft, Nokia, and Amazon Contemplated RIM Takeover

NoseyNick Re:Healthy business decision (114 comments)

Until reasonably recently, phreaking and phishing weren't real words either, and even now, probably only in somewhat limited circles. I wonder if phogey will join that club? I don't phear it, it doesn't phrighten me, I look phorward to seeing it used more phrequently :-)

more than 2 years ago
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Atlantic Crossing By Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon

NoseyNick Re:buying balloons (51 comments)

Check your local air regs, you may not be allowed to launch a 30-footer without special permission. You probably CAN launch below some specified weight-limit though, which is usually enough for a GPS, APRS board, small 2m transmitter, camera, and batteries.

Nick VA3NNW, part of the http://haven-1.elven.ca/ team

more than 2 years ago
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Atlantic Crossing By Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon

NoseyNick Re:Heard it, relayed (51 comments)

Can't help wondering if the "?????" is NOT a bad decode, but a bad GPS fix. The rest of the frame is quite well-formatted including the / and O. It looks like it still has Altitude (the A=) but the value looks dodgy compared with when it DOES have a fix.

Nick VA3NNW ... recently been studying APRS101.pdf and oh, my, what a mess, not so much a standard, looks more like a dumping ground of every new format anyone felt like inventing :-(

more than 2 years ago
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Google Pulls the Plug On BlackBerry Gmail App

NoseyNick Re:This is untrue (122 comments)

It IS served by a stock email app. It's called BIS. You just use the incredibly easy "email setup" wizard on any device (except perhaps enterprise-only ones?). You don't need any app.

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

NoseyNick Re:Definitely not (327 comments)

Given how autism is diagnosed, what's the difference?

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

NoseyNick Re:Autism in Silicon Valley (327 comments)

My (HFA) autistic kids can SOMETIMES concentrate on one thing for hours on end, and SOMETIMES be distracted by EVERY DAMNED THING imaginable. It entirely depends what the task is, and how much they wanted to do it.

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

NoseyNick Re:When I was a kid we didn't have autism spectrum (327 comments)

... or more likely, miscarried when their mother ate a snickers bar, possibly before she even realised she was pregnant.

more than 2 years ago
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3D Printer For Your Kids

NoseyNick Re:Print me (195 comments)

No, no! "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with!" :-)

more than 2 years ago
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RIM Server Crash Leaves Millions Without BBM

NoseyNick Re:Like Apple Messenger? (191 comments)

Psion series 5, had a (stylus) touchscreen and lovely cut+paste, 1997.
... or were you counting the Apple Newton, similar timeframe?

more than 2 years ago

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