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Take a Picture Just By Thinking About It, Using Google Glass With MindRDR App

SemperUbi imperfect brain-wave translations (41 comments)

"Oh look at that smoking hot babe! I gotta keep that - oh no wait, how do I change my default settings? My girlfriend will just


about 2 months ago

I suffer from jet lag ...

SemperUbi Melatonin (163 comments)

works for me - on the flight east, one hour before when bedtime will be in the new time zone. Then the next night, another an hour before bedtime.

about 3 months ago

Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?

SemperUbi Virgin Mobile (482 comments)

I've used Virgin Mobile for the past six years, pay $30/mo and am as satisfied as I've ever been with any phone carrier.

about 5 months ago

Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

SemperUbi Re:easier way (311 comments)

And as a mathematician, I would already remember more significant figures for pi than I would likely be able to get from a bullet-scatter pattern.

about 5 months ago

Mathematicians Use Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun To Calculate Pi

SemperUbi easier way (311 comments)

I would just approach my fellow humans with the Mossberg 500 and ask if anyone remembers the value of pi. I live in Silicon Valley: even the zombies would remember it.

about 5 months ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

SemperUbi Re: Ridiculous. (914 comments)

People are generally irrational, and child abusers maybe even more so. I doubt this punishment will deter anyone who's rationalizing away their abuse of others.

about 6 months ago

Genomic Medicine, Finally

SemperUbi Re:Isn't delivery still a problem? (64 comments)

Genomic medicine can be as simple as having your genome sequenced and interpreted by someone who knows what they're doing. Healthy people usually have several genetic polymorphisms or mutations, only some of which are significant, and sequencing can help you learn which genetic findings are significant health risks, and which are harmless. What you're talking about is gene therapy, which is a lot more involved.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?

SemperUbi Re:You'll regret being an early adopter. (421 comments)

Five years? In tech time, that's like the Pleistocene era! Good strategy for Google -- limit the supply for a ridiculously long time, making it invite-only to increase the recipients' impressions of a great favor having been bestowed on them -- all of which should increase demand over what it might've been if any old schlump could buy a pair. Too bad Google didn't think through the social side effects. How do you relate to someone who might or might not start recording you at any time without your knowledge? I'm not interested in buying a pair and being 'That Guy' (gal, in my case).

about 7 months ago

Google Wants To Write Your Social Media Responses For You

SemperUbi Re:Mechanical Monk. (163 comments)

The folks at CERN will be disappointed. Also, you get all of my imaginary mod points.

about 10 months ago

DEA Argues Oregonians Have No Protected Privacy Interest In Prescription Records

SemperUbi Re:DEA, meet HIPAA and HITECH. (455 comments)

Seriously! We MD's and other hospital staff all have to get mandatory patient privacy and security training every year. Some people at the DEA need to do this too because they are WAY out of line.

about a year ago

My ISP...

SemperUbi "Effectively caps me" (290 comments)

" being terrible at what they do"

This is the best poll option EVER. I would click on it repeatedly for days if I weren't so neurotypical.

1 year,29 days

Request to Falsify Data Published In Chemistry Journal

SemperUbi Re:Science - It Works (163 comments)

We're talking impartial SCIENCE, man. I say we need "typewriter font -1" and "typewriter font +1." Let the battle begin!

No matter who wins, we'll shake hands, raise toasts to each other in the mead hall, then go slaughter the Comic Sans crowd.

about a year ago

AT&T: Don't Want a Data Plan for That Smartphone? Too Bad.

SemperUbi Re:Too bad. (798 comments)

I'm liking Virgin Mobile a lot, and I've had their unlimited data plan for two years now. I would love to know how much market share they've picked up since then. Anyone know?

about a year and a half ago

Amazon Charges Sales Tax On "Shipping and Handling"

SemperUbi Re:Buy Amazon Prime. (330 comments)

You get all of my imaginary mod points.

about 2 years ago

In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

SemperUbi Re:Voting for Obama (707 comments)

Darth Cheney isn't going to leave him alone until he gets a big smooch. I'm just not sure it'll be on his face.

about 2 years ago

In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

SemperUbi Re:Vote (707 comments)

"Don't let tailored analogies restrict your thinking on the utility and limits of regulation." Agree. Analogies don't constitute a valid argument.

about 2 years ago

Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

SemperUbi Re:You're a company (430 comments)

Damn, you're right. You can't even make jokes any more without Mitt Romney having already said it!

more than 2 years ago

When I need a robust business solution, I prefer it ...

SemperUbi "rich, multihorned..." (275 comments)

Sounds like a Craigslist ad to me. "Must like long walks on the beach and menages-a-trois with minotaurs."

more than 2 years ago

Bethesda Announces Elder Scrolls MMO

SemperUbi Re:YES! and OMG NUUUUU (295 comments)

"Staying low lvl meant that enemies were weak. Lvling up with the wrong skills meant that you stayed weak, while the enemies got stronger."

OTOH, this is SO much like real life...

more than 2 years ago


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