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Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?

Rashdot Re:NO, all candy bar (540 comments)

I chose my Samsung GT-I8160 purely because of its size. It's a pity that it's really slow, compared to the latest king sized smartphones. But I don't want to haul one of those around anymore. I wish someone would make a GT-I8160 sized high end smartphone. A slide-out keyboard would be nice, but I don't expect to own one of those ever again. Touchscreens are too easy for phone designers.

3 days ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

Rashdot Re:What about my right to search? (184 comments)

What about my right to search?

There is no such right, except in your imagination.

It must be my imagination that people in other countries may have more rights to search the internet than me.

I realize that universal human rights are not recognized in large parts of the world, but I was hoping at least the EU would.

5 days ago
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On Forgetting the Facts: Questions From the EU For Google, Other Search Engines

Rashdot What about my right to search? (184 comments)

I think I'll switch to google.com, my local version is crippled because of EU law.

5 days ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Rashdot Re:Scale? (168 comments)

get back in the womb, critter your brain is not fully developed yet

Or their mother's basement, whichever is more convenient....

Mother's basement as a convenient replacement for the womb. There's a joke in there somewhere...

about a week ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

Rashdot Re:Think of it as evolution in action (168 comments)

It's a good thing.

So you think it would be a good thing if only the most cold hearted autistic people would survive? There's a brand new state in parts of Syria and Iraq where you will feel right at home.

about a week ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Rashdot Re:Are you fucking kidding? (190 comments)

Years ago I asked my uncle, who was a teenager during WW2, if he knew of people in our village that had hidden refugees during the war. As you mentioned, this was a very dangerous thing to do. He had to think long and hard, but managed to remember two or three families. Next I asked him if he knew about young men who had gone to fight on the German side. He immediately named about a dozen, but added that most did so because the pay was good and some simply went because they would get enough decent food to eat. At that moment I had the sad realization that those who would oppress us if they could, are living quietly among us. They live in every street, everywhere. As soon as an opportunity like WW2 arises, they will jump in and become the oppressors. But heroes are a lot harder to find.

about a week ago
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Apollo 11 Moon Landing Turns 45

Rashdot Re:Where were you when the Eagle landed? (211 comments)

I was 12 and at home in the Netherlands. I had to stay awake all night, but I had no trouble staying awake because that afternoon our neighbor had drowned. When we went swimming in the morning I was in their car. I was all alone that whole night with my thoughts, watching the landing, waiting for hours for the astronauts to get out of the LEM.

I''l never forget.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Rashdot Re:To whoever did this (503 comments)

I don't know who did this and I don't care.

Everybody is accusing everybody else, that means that those who did it are cowards. I hope they will be punished, but I realize that those who are responsible probably never will in this case. Because they will be protected by other cowards.

about two weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Rashdot To whoever did this (503 comments)

To whoever is responsible:

You make think that you're a big balled freedom fighting hero, but in fact you are the worst kind of coward. Instead of admitting what happened, and apologizing, and turning yourself in to the International Crimes Court, you're trying to put the blame on others.

You're a despicable coward. I hope you'll never be able to have good night's sleep for the rest of your stupid life.

about two weeks ago
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French Blogger Fined For Negative Restaurant Review

Rashdot My advice to her (424 comments)

Don't write a court review.

about two weeks ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

Rashdot But.. (106 comments)

Will it drive by the seat of my pants?

about two weeks ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

Rashdot Good (749 comments)

That means that the EU can order all secret services worldwide to hand over all the data they have on the EU and its citizens. Same goes for China etc.

about two weeks ago
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Public To Vote On Names For Exoplanets

Rashdot Re:Always a con (127 comments)

Individuals can't even enter suggestions, only organizations can.

about three weeks ago
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Scotland Could Become Home To Britain's First Spaceport

Rashdot Re:Rather far north. (151 comments)

Yes, but these are politicians performing a carrot and stick maneuver on Scotland.

about three weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

Rashdot Re:So what happens... (162 comments)

True, the Boston bombers apparently considered the whole civilized world as enemies.

But for instance in Lebanon some of the most powerful individuals were killed by bombings. Those were obviously targeted.

So both are true, but in the west we mostly read about bombings and don't always get to hear who the true target was. Maybe because there's not much point in knowing what local figure was targeted and why.

about three weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

Rashdot Re:So what happens... (162 comments)

My point is that someone specific in that crowd probably was targeted, but to us the public, it remains a random crowd of people. At least that's what I've been told by someone who was in some special forces somewhere.

about three weeks ago
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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

Rashdot Re:So what happens... (162 comments)

I believe most bombings are targeted, we just almost never hear who the target was. We just read about some marketplace being blown op, but not who happened to be walking there. Besides, the reasoning could be hard to understand, in some places people can get killed for holding a wrong opinion. Or because someone wants to gain power.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Rashdot Re:Is it too much to ask... (144 comments)

Maybe Slashdot could use an on/off topic moderation level.

(I wasn't going to post on the subject, but now I can write an off topic post too :-)

about three weeks ago
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15-Year-Old Developing a 3D Printer 10x Faster Than Anything On the Market

Rashdot Suarez? (203 comments)

I hope he doesn't use his teeth to create 3D objects.

about three weeks ago

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Pixar gives away RenderMan software for free

Rashdot Rashdot writes  |  about 2 months ago

Rashdot (845549) writes "As a further commitment to the advancement of open standards and practices, Pixar is announcing that,in conjunction with the upcoming release, free non-commercial licenses of RenderMan will be made available without any functional limitations, watermarking, or time restrictions. Non-commercial RenderMan will be freely available for students, institutions, researchers, developers, and for personal use. Those interested in exploring RenderMan’s new capabilities are invited to register in advance on the RenderMan website to access a free license for download upon release."
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