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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

Rebelgecko Re:It CAN be done (but not always is a good idea). (438 comments)

I had the same issue with the movie. However one of the people I saw the movie with claims that the parachute ropes (and the people hanging onto them) were slowly rotating around the station. If there were some centrifugal stuff going on, then the scene would make sense.

about a year ago
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OS X Mountain Lion Review

Rebelgecko Re:Macbook Retina a major success, not failure (424 comments)

Unfortunately the retina MBPs aren't straight upgrades from the non-retina ones. If you get one with a retina display you lose a few things.
Ports/peripherals:
  Ethernet port
  CD/DVD drive
  Firewire port
  Audio in

I believe the retina macs also don't let you add more RAM or upgrade/replace your HDD/SSD

more than 2 years ago
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Putting the Raspberry Pi Into Orbit

Rebelgecko Re:So many bitter slashdot readers (82 comments)

I don't think they even took preorders. I ordered mine a day or two after it went up on sale and I've had it for a few weeks

more than 2 years ago
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Plantronics Helps Make Remote Workers' Lives Easier (Video)

Rebelgecko Re:Bloody really?!?! Another one? (233 comments)

This is just a delayed April Fools' Day thing, right?

more than 2 years ago
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Bill Introduced To Ban Sale of MA15+ Games To Anyone Under 18 in SA

Rebelgecko Re:How to beat the system? (161 comments)

Importing classified material? What games are you playing?!?

more than 2 years ago
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Diablo 3 To Be Released On May 15th

Rebelgecko Re:Diablo 3 == D&D 5 ? (246 comments)

D3's skill system is a lot simpler than D2's.

more than 2 years ago
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Can $60 Games Survive?

Rebelgecko Re:Meanwhile in Aus ... (435 comments)

The full version of Mass Effect 3 costs $80 here in the United States, although other games are less of a rip-off

more than 2 years ago
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Arizona Ponders FCC Decency Standards For the Classroom

Rebelgecko Re:There are so many things wrong with this ... (122 comments)

IIRC the FCC doesn't care about didactic nudity. I think a TV station did a "How to do a breast cancer self-examination" segment (which involved broadcasting breasts) and the FCC was fine with it.

more than 2 years ago
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XBMC Running On Raspberry Pi

Rebelgecko Re:Impressive hardware (177 comments)

Don't forget the "phone" part of the iPhone :p

more than 2 years ago
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Senator Rand Paul Detained By the TSA

Rebelgecko Re:MUAHAHAHAH (941 comments)

There's a few places where they've done train station security, but saying that they're pulling over cars sounds a little FUD-y

about 2 years ago
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See the Tesla S at the Detroit International Auto Show (Video)

Rebelgecko Re:Very cool car (143 comments)

I think the point of that might be some day you could just go to a gas station (or gas station equivalent) and swap out your dead battery for a full one, which would let you drive significant distances without needing to stop and charge overnight.

more than 2 years ago
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Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

Rebelgecko Re:wow (649 comments)

At least some of their servers are in the U.S. That doesn't make what's happening OK, but it makes it *slightly* less outrageous

more than 2 years ago
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How Stephen Hawking Has Defied the Odds For 50 Years

Rebelgecko Re:Best care money can buy helps (495 comments)

I don't know the details of how TRICARE works, but shouldn't that cover her?

more than 2 years ago
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Ham Radio Licenses Top 700,000, An All-Time High

Rebelgecko Re:Is it really a loss? (358 comments)

Correct if I'm wrong, but the FCC only licenses Americans, not the whole world. The United State's population growth is a lot less than the rest of the world's (Something like 4%-5% over that same time period, instead of the 7.69% you came up with).

more than 2 years ago
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Android Source Code Gone For Good?

Rebelgecko Re:No shit (362 comments)

Sure, it would be nice for them to release the source code sooner rather than later, but it's a big leap from wanting more frequent/faster releases to saying that the AOSP is dead like the article title is implying.

more than 2 years ago
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Android Source Code Gone For Good?

Rebelgecko No shit (362 comments)

Why should they release the source for an OS that isn't even out in the wild yet? They've already said that the source will be released once the Galaxy Nexus is in stores (probably so that the Nexus is actually the first phone running 4.0. I'm there will be plenty of custom ROMs for other phones/tablets within days of the ICS source being released)

more than 2 years ago
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Diablo III Beta Begins

Rebelgecko Re:Won't be playing (102 comments)

Check out the skill calculator in the summary. There's a lot of different possibilities (Unless I screwed my math up, something like 170,000,000 combinations of skills/runes JUST for the barbarian class. The other classes look about the same give or take a few million combos). Obviously some combinations will be better than others, and even the "best" build will be pretty situational for a given class depending on what you're doing and your playstyle. Personally, I like how they're allowing some more flexibility with abilities by getting rid of skill trees and allowing you to change what skills you have relatively painlessly. When I played Diablo II, I spent a bunch of time leveling a druid, only to realize after I'd played for dozens of hours that my I had allocated my skill points stupidly, and there wasn't anything I could do about it other than make a new character or deal with it.

about 3 years ago
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Mobile Carriers Impose Handicaps On Smartphones

Rebelgecko Re:Wilfully drain batteries? (174 comments)

Sprint for example includes some spyware-y stuff called "CarrierIQ" in all of their phones. It uses battery to log and phone home what you're doing on your phone

about 3 years ago

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Apple introduces new iMacs

Rebelgecko Rebelgecko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Rebelgecko (893016) writes "This morning, Steve Jobs introduced new iMacs. They come in 20 or 24 inch sizes and are constructed from plastic, aluminum, and glass. They will ship with a new Bluetooth keyboard which will look similar to this developmental prototype. Steve Jobs has also shown iLife '08 with features like iPhoto "events" and direct uploading of movies to Youtube."
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iPhone to have custom Youtube app

Rebelgecko Rebelgecko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Rebelgecko (893016) writes "It turns out the iPhone's mystery app is a custom Youtube viewer. The iPhone will play Youtube's videos using the H.264 codec for higher quality. From the look of it it will take advantage of the iPhone's screen design and touch capabilities much more than watching videos in the iPhone's version of Safari would. The videos can be streamed via a Wi-Fi connection or the EDGE network. Starting today the AppleTV will also play Youtube videos."
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Rebelgecko Rebelgecko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Rebelgecko (893016) writes "The new AppleTV model will have a 160GB harddrive and will cost $399. Starting in June a few thousand Youtube videos will be available, and by (Northen Hemisphere's) fall Youtube's entire catalog will be available. According to CEO Steve Jobs, it is "really, really, fun.""
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Rebelgecko Rebelgecko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Rebelgecko (893016) writes "Today, Blizzard has announced a new game in the Warcraft universe, Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth Warcraft: Heroes of Azeroth (or just WHOA for short). Like the first three Warcraft games, it will be a real-time strategy game. There will be not one, not two, but FOUR different available box covers. The events of the game occur 15 years after the end of the Second War."
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Rebelgecko Rebelgecko writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Rebelgecko (893016) writes "Today, Google has introduced their new TiSp. Though unfortunately it is currently Windows only, Mac and Linux support is currently in the works. Three speeds are offered: The Trickle, Number 2, and the Royal Flush. While the Number 2 and Royal Flush are not free ($9.95 and $24.95, respectively), the "Trickle" is entirely advertisement supported. Signal is guaranteed in the bathroom which TiSP is installed in. Even more revolutionary, TiSP will be heavily integrated with Google Checkout. Any packages purchased with Google Checkout can be sent directly to your bathroom! Most of the comments on their help forum seem positive, though there seem to be occassional networking issues. It is unknown whether it assigns I.P.'s freely or not."

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