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Inside Ford's New Silicon Valley Lab

OhSoLaMeow Re:Several? (39 comments)

Let's get our approximates right!

A couple = ~2
A few = ~3
Several = ~7

I always heard that 3 was a crowd.

10 hours ago
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The Untold Story of the Invention of the Game Cartridge

OhSoLaMeow Re:Obligatory Joke (60 comments)

We'd probably have records with twenty parallel grooves and reading heads with 40 or more needles.

I'm an old fart. I worked on a Burroughs B3500 back in the 70s. The "Disk Module" was a 10MB cabinet about 4 ft by 4ft by 2ft. It had 4 platters and there was one head per track. Seek time was non-existent but rotational delay was a bitch.

4 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

OhSoLaMeow Hmmmm... (795 comments)

So, I guess you could say that Ford is the Milli Vanilli of cars?

4 days ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

OhSoLaMeow Re:Sounds legit. (412 comments)

Looks like a woman, drives like a man? An accident waiting to happen. You don't want to play chicken with the rooster.

Well I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walked like a woman and drove like a man
Oh my Lola la-la-la-la Lola la-la-la-la Lola

about two weeks ago
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BU Students Working On a Cheaper, Gentler Suborbital Rocket

OhSoLaMeow Re:Gentler Suborbital Rocket (43 comments)

Now with lubrication.

But are they ribbed?

about a month ago
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The Slow Death of Voice Mail

OhSoLaMeow Okay, I'm officially tired (237 comments)

I read the headline as "The Slow Voice of Darth Maul".

Time to stop reading /. and get out of the office.

about a month ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

OhSoLaMeow Re:Geeze! (351 comments)

Are you suggesting that Peter Jackson does not read /. ?

about a month ago
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Facebook Offers Solution To End Drunken Posts

OhSoLaMeow My suspicion (134 comments)

My suspicion is that /. could use this even more...

about a month and a half ago
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Mathematical Trick Helps Smash Record For the Largest Quantum Factorization

OhSoLaMeow Re:Right... (62 comments)

What's a qubit?

(Too soon?)

Mod parent funny for the Cosby connection.

about 2 months ago
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Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth

OhSoLaMeow Re:Wait till they see water! (128 comments)

actually the total amount of water would only cover the entire surface with a uniform layer one fifteenth of one percent the total radius of the planet. Water is in fact, therefore, pretty scarce on Earth.

How many libraries of Congress is that?

about 2 months ago
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Here's What Your Car Could Look Like In 2030

OhSoLaMeow Facebook comes to /. ? (144 comments)

A first-glance at the headline and I read "Here's What Your Cat Could Look Like In 2030". In 2030 he's gonna be worm food. Not a pretty picture.

about 2 months ago
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The Man Who Made Tetris

OhSoLaMeow Re:Tetris is based on a Russian board game (37 comments)

but did albert really say this ?

"The problem with internet quotes is that you cant always depend on their accuracy" -Abraham Lincoln, 1864

about 2 months ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

OhSoLaMeow Oblig XKCD (81 comments)

Ballooning

about 2 months ago
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AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All

OhSoLaMeow Re:AT&T (35 comments)

Maybe Comcast will do in-flight wifi instead?

The cable costs alone would be prohibitive.

about 2 months ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

OhSoLaMeow Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

I choose option 2, just because I'd rather give the money to Motorola (well, Lenovo now I guess) than to TWC.

Motorola cable business was acquired by the ARRIS Group (head end, plant and CPE equipment)

about 3 months ago
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An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

OhSoLaMeow Finally! (77 comments)

A perfect use for Cloud Computing.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft's Quantum Mechanics

OhSoLaMeow Riiiiiight. (39 comments)

<Bill Cosby Voice On>
What's a qubit?
<Bill Cosby Voice Off>

about 3 months ago
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Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure

OhSoLaMeow Re:Pixie Dust (252 comments)

Well, they can run it on whale oil instead.

Whale oil beef hooked!

about 4 months ago

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The Deat of Slashdot

OhSoLaMeow OhSoLaMeow writes  |  about 2 years ago

OhSoLaMeow (2536022) writes "From the Daily Caller:
"A recently introduced bill in the Illinois state Senate would require anonymous website comment posters to reveal their identities if they want to keep their comments online. The bill, called the Internet Posting Removal Act, is sponsored by Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein. It states that a “web site administrator upon request shall remove any comments posted on his or her web site by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate.”
This could be the death of Slashdot: No more ACs."

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Bed, Bath & Beyond recalls tissue holder on ra

OhSoLaMeow OhSoLaMeow writes  |  about 3 years ago

OhSoLaMeow (2536022) writes ""Bed Bath & Beyond Inc is recalling tissue holders because one of its materials emits low levels of radiation, the company said on Friday."

They go on to say "The NRC has also informed us that the material is believed to be in the tissue holder itself and cannot be inhaled, nor can it contaminate other objects (such as tissues)."

Darn. Not enough radiation to generate the 1.21 gigawatts needed for my flux capacitor."

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