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Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light

Selur kind of reminds me,... (126 comments)

of the power cubes from the old transformer series *gig*

4 days ago

Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

Selur Re:Alibaba Is Useless (97 comments)

one could translate the page,... (chinese -> english translation by google isn't that bad)

about two weeks ago

How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

Selur Must be too old,.. (359 comments)

I conquered school (and university) without having a graphical calculator. And yes, I'm one of those who still knows how to calculate stuff in their head and work with fractions, integrals,.. on a normal piece of paper.

+ I too agree 150 $ for a school calculator is way too high, but I don't really see the point why a graphic calculator is really needed to begin with.

about two weeks ago

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

Selur Re:"Sophisticated" look (220 comments)

to me all smart-phones basically look the same :)

about a month ago

Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Selur just wondering,.. (171 comments)

How stable is that foam and how good will it conduct heat once it gets squished by my cat/children/me accidentally putting a bottle/glas on it?
-> without some kind of protection cage this seems kind of a bad idea,..

about a month and a half ago

Privacy Lawsuit Against Google Rests On Battery Drain Claims

Selur Re:ads (175 comments)

.. and not just the batteries of the electronic devices I use. ;)

about 2 months ago

Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data

Selur I hope this surprises no one,.. (68 comments)

I bet 90% of all small businesses still have no real clue data security and about the amount of data their printers, cash registers,.. still contain.

about 2 months ago

Wearable Robot Adds Two Fingers To Your Hand

Selur looks more like .... (77 comments)

.. two dildos, then two additional fingers, so may be it will be a great thing in the sex toy industry

about 2 months ago

Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

Selur Re:Hard to get excited. (129 comments)

so donating 60k isn't really much,..

about 2 months ago

New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

Selur Re:Please do not use this facility (153 comments)

I knew it those Australians, at the other side of the globe, are robbing old ladies!!
(at least they are kind of old fashioned and still use knifes instead of guns :))

about 2 months ago

New Zealand ISP's Anti-Geoblocking Service Makes Waves

Selur Re:Tits and swords (153 comments)

"It's just tits and swords."
Swords? Who needs swords, when they can have a dragon?
-> Tits&Dragons are better than Dungeon&Dragons ;)

about 2 months ago

Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

Selur Re:I don't want a "branded user experience" (88 comments)

needs to be branded and at least partially closed otherwise where should all the code from the NSA go?

about 2 months ago

Facebook's Emotion Experiment: Too Far, Or Social Network Norm?

Selur more interessting,.. (219 comments)

it doesn't sound like this is the first experiment done by the facebook crowd -> What other experiments happened? Were the participants informed about it later? Who takes the blame if such an experiment results in someone getting hurt?

about 3 months ago

Public Interest In Great White Shark Devours Research Site's Servers

Selur Re:What?! (57 comments)

Stress test for the new server, what else?

about 3 months ago

Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Selur Only surprise is,.. (378 comments)

that they didn't scam the bank and bought a few nice gadgets.
(or may be they have and nobody noticed ;))

about 3 months ago

ANTVR - China's Answer To Oculus Rift Is Raising Funds

Selur Re:limited field of view (104 comments)

got a link to these 'early reports'?

about 4 months ago

Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

Selur hoping that Windows 8 is like Vista,.... (294 comments)

Windows 3.1 -> worked
Windows 98 -> crashed but worked sometimes
Windows ME -> just crashed
Windows XP -> worked, but has it's drawbacks (64bit version was better, but never really useful due to missing drivers)
Windows Vista -> too much trouble to use
Windows 7 -> useful, but not as customizable as XP
Windows 8.x -> not so useful if you don't have a touch screen, less and less accessible customizations possible
Windows 9 -> hoping that Windows 8 is like Vista and Windows 9 will be useful like Windows 7

about 5 months ago

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

Selur Why use Word unless forced to do so? (409 comments)

Thinking more about it: Not asking "why use X instead of Word", but asking "Why would you use Word instead of anything else?"

Only reason I use Word is because I from time to time get some strange formated and macro filled document from a client who lives Word and I need to use Word to properly read the document. -> so the only reason I'm using it from time to time is because I'm forced to do

Most of my stuff I write in a normal text editor (and save it inside a git repository ;)).
I only use Word/LibreOffice/GoogleDocs/... for formating and to meet a clients needs.

For personal stuff, which needs formating I normally use LibreOffice.
For publishing stuff I use latex.

Bottom line is, I see no reason to use Word over any other tool.
Even if LibreOffice, GoogleDocs, Office 365 and Word would all satisfy my needs, there is nothing that Word offers to me that separates it from the rest.
-> Why use Word?

about 6 months ago

Why Buy Microsoft Milk When the Google Cow Is Free?

Selur why not LibreOffice? (409 comments)

'Why would we use Google Docs over like Microsoft Word?'
Stupid question:
- Word should be compared with LibreOffice
- GoogleDocs should be compared with Office 365

about 6 months ago


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