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Jaguar and Land Rover Just Created Transparent Pillars For Cars

P1h3r1e3d13 Created? (191 comments)

nothing on these augmented displays will look right except from the driver's perspective

And only from one head position!

Every time some concept car âoeinventsâ video-cameras-instead-of-mirrors, I wonder whether it's occurred to anyone that mirrors show a different view depending on the position of the viewer. Is that so fundamental that we just forget it entirely?

5 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

P1h3r1e3d13 Duh. (212 comments)

Nobody tries to pick which of Barry Bonds' home runs was the result of steroid use. Everyone seems to understand implicitly how juicing just raised his overall chances, but they seem to think each weather event either is or isn't caused by climate change.

5 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

P1h3r1e3d13 History fail or math fail? (324 comments)

This kind of tax could set back the country's technological development by some 20 years â" to the pre-internet age.

20 years ago was 1994. I used the internet in 1994.

about 2 months ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

P1h3r1e3d13 Just making stuff up? (324 comments)

This kind of tax could set back the country's technological development by some 20 years Ã" to the pre-internet age.

According to what? Your pseudorandom hyperbole generator?

about 2 months ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

P1h3r1e3d13 Re: Agner Krarup Erlang - The telephone in 1909! (342 comments)

It's really not uncommon (outside of grocery stores). Almost every fast food restaurant does this, for example. And banks. Just think of anywhere where the people behind the counter announce, ÃoeI can help the next person.Ã

about 2 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

P1h3r1e3d13 Who's the victim? (311 comments)

Poor Tor, it's not their fault people did nasty stuff with their service.

But yesterday, when spammers happened to use NO-IP's free service, that made NO-IP âoeshady.â

about 5 months ago
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Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:IETF next (311 comments)

Yeah, but not when they build a good road and somebody uses it to traffic drugs.

about 5 months ago
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The Bursting Social Media Advertising Bubble

P1h3r1e3d13 Survey studies (254 comments)

Survey studies have little to no influence on my understanding of human behavior. Who actually believes that people know what influences their purchases? At least get some real-world observation.

about 6 months ago
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How Virtual Reality Became Reality

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:Hyperbole much? (104 comments)

Again, you could say that about movies or existing video games, any time you get “sucked in.” Until a double-blind test demonstrates indistinguishability, I'm taking any statements about your brain's acceptance of reality as marketing hype.

Source: cognitive neuroscience degree

about 7 months ago
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How Virtual Reality Became Reality

P1h3r1e3d13 Hyperbole much? (104 comments)

As far as your brain is concerned, there's no difference between experiencing something on the Rift and experiencing it in the real world.

Total bullshit.

"This is the first time that we've succeeded in stimulating parts of the human visual system directly,"

Total bullshit.

You could have said exactly the same things about the upgrade from movies to 3D movies, or from pictures to movies, and they would be just exactly as true as they are here.

about 7 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

P1h3r1e3d13 Oh, that's not new (338 comments)

Stanford Research Institute had a fax machine precursor in the 50s or 60s and shopped it to the USPS to transmit less-sensitive mail. They got about the same response.

about 8 months ago
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Sophisticated Spy Tool 'The Mask' Rages Undetected For 7 Years

P1h3r1e3d13 Trying too hard (98 comments)

Most of your suggestions are clearer, or better style, but only “pete” is an actual error.
If you want to get that picky, you could use actual quotation marks, instead of straight quotes.

about 10 months ago
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Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:Summary named the sattelite wrong... (61 comments)

The irony is that this is the only comment that's relevant to the article, and it's at -1.

about 10 months ago
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Weird Asteroid Itokawa Has a Dual Personality

P1h3r1e3d13 Maybe (61 comments)

There's a “Slashdot Classic” link in the footer.
For reference, it goes to http://slashdot.org/?nobeta=1

about 10 months ago
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Webcam-Equipped Remote-Controllable Halloween Haunt

P1h3r1e3d13 Where's the video of it running?! (24 comments)

Can anybody find the one thing we care to see on that barftacular site?

about a year ago
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US Nuclear Weapons Lab Discovers How To Suppress the Casimir Force

P1h3r1e3d13 Off switches? (112 comments)

could be used as on-off switches for nuclear devices

On-off switches? What exactly is the function of an “off” switch on a nuclear bomb?

about a year ago
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Boulder's Tech Workers Cope With Historic Flood

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:What is Boulder Co.? (85 comments)

Oh, is it not referring to the city of Boulder, CO? As a non-Coloradan, I had no idea there was a Boulder County. Now I'm really confused. Is “Co.” a common abbrev. for “County?”

about a year ago
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Boulder's Tech Workers Cope With Historic Flood

P1h3r1e3d13 What is Boulder Co.? (85 comments)

What do they do? Sounds like maybe an ironic name for a cloud storage company....

Ohhhhhhh. “Boulder, CO” — not “Boulder Co.” Never mind.

about a year ago
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CT State Senator Wants To Ban Kids From Using Arcade Guns

P1h3r1e3d13 Re:cowboys and indians? (335 comments)

My mom didn't allow gun toys. So I built Lego guns and even once bit off the corner of my sandwich, pointed it at something, and said bang.

about a year ago

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