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Every Day's a Tax Holiday At Amazon

Tensor Re:Shipping Costs, Etc. (377 comments)

So do you believe that merchandise magically appears at a brick&mortar shop ?

more than 3 years ago

Every Day's a Tax Holiday At Amazon

Tensor employees ? c'mon ... (377 comments)

The employees enjoy the fruits of local taxes because they pay their taxes and pay sales tax on all things bought locally. The ones who are not paying are the citizens of those 17 states that buy @amazon, not its employees.

more than 3 years ago

DIY Synthetic Aperture Radar

Tensor Where ? (1 comments)

So where's the tutorial, TFA just shows a pic (of it?) and says a guy made one for less than $250

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 is Doomed to Fail

Tensor Missing the point (4 comments)

Did he ever even see a Wii ? fine precise control ? nope ... sedentary ? nope ... sold millions ? yup

So WTF is he talking about ?

He's missing the whole point. This is not for assiduous gamers, that is what the normal xbox games are for. This is for the casual gamers, for people who can't be bothered to learn how to use the controllers. For playing with you dad or grandad. This has, or should have, an almost flat learning curve.

more than 4 years ago

My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...

Tensor Re:7 hours easy, 8 should even be possible (454 comments)

Awesome ! Thanks for the reply.

I think the size is due to the current, as they normally support more than 10 amps many over 20 amps

This is mine

They can also charge select LiPo bats at up to 2C, tho the norm is 1C.


more than 4 years ago

My laptop's battery's good for roughly ...

Tensor Re:7 hours easy, 8 should even be possible (454 comments)

You seem to have an understanding of Li-Po batts.

So my question is this, My RC Li-Po charger is huge, it monitors and balances cell charge, charging speed, batt temp, charging time, etc.

Is there that kind of monitoring going on inside the notebook? its not possible "traditionally" but would notebook batts benefit from a balancing from a real charger every once in a while ?


Having seen a large batt short circuit on a heli crash, and an explosion when charging it i'd love to watch as someone short-circuits one of these with a paper clip :D

more than 4 years ago

Distance, in multiples of my height, from my birthplace:

Tensor Re:stupid poll - should be millions, not thousands (465 comments)


You are right, chose the 1st option thinking it was close to a 6km radius instead of 60 blocks !

Tho in absolute measurements i don't really know how far the earth was from here 35 years ago in December.

more than 4 years ago

Man Uses Drake Equation to Explain Girlfriend Woes

Tensor I think i know the reason (2 comments)

Thinking about writing papers such as these instead of going out to pubs... I traveled to London on November and found the girls fun and approachable, and prettier in general than i remembered from past trips.

more than 4 years ago

Miguel de Icaza is now an MVP

Tensor I took the opposite view (3 comments)

Instead of: "How could this impact the development of GNOME and Mono, knowing that MVPs have special access to Microsoft stuff? Could this special treatment from Microsoft put in jeopardy Miguel's position as an open source developer?"

I thought: Wow this could be great he could get access to development releases of the framework to improve newer releases of Mono ... and ... its excellent than one of the most known open source developers in the world, that have developed an OSS alternative to the M$ framework was recognized like this.

more than 4 years ago

Man Sues Neighbor For Not Turning Off His Wi-Fi

Tensor Re:Retard. (428 comments)

the one who modded this as interesting need a crash course in ironic humor.

more than 4 years ago

The LHC, Black Holes, and the Law

Tensor US LAW ? (467 comments)

Who cares what the American law says ? Its built by CERN, its in the France-Switzerland border ...

more than 4 years ago

Slovak Police Planted Explosives On Air Travelers

Tensor Re:Seriously? (926 comments)

<quote>Passengers originating at or transiting through airports with a poor screening record would be denied entry to the US.</quote>

It would be simpler to just stop the airlines from flying to/from those airports.

And can they really do that if you are american ? deny entry to your own country? i don't think so.

more than 4 years ago

Kodak Wireless Picture Frames Open To Public

Tensor Re:Mac address anatomy (185 comments)

racy like this ? NSFW obviously

more than 4 years ago

CIA suffers highest death toll in 30 years.

Tensor WTF (1 comments)

So the logic is basically: "its ok for everyone entering and leaving the US to get practically strip-searched, computers seized and investigated and whatnot ... but god forbid if an Afghan or Iraki informant feels we are bothering him so we just kinda look at them and guess if they are strapped with c4 to their chests or not ..."

more than 4 years ago

HDD Manufacturers Moving To 4096-Byte Sectors

Tensor Re:So only XP is out of luck? (442 comments)

So we should wait only 10 years to have HDDs larger than 2TB ?

more than 4 years ago

Olympics In Brazil? Beware The Visa Application!

Tensor You don't travel much now, do you? (5 comments)

All these are absolute standard visa questions for almost any country that requires a visa.

Before being so shocked check out what a US visa form is like here

Or even better, the UK one

They both also provide a stupid, extermely small box to put ALL the countries you've visited in the last 10 years ... a place where a lot of people would need a few pages.

more than 4 years ago

iPhone Gets .Net App Development

Tensor Re:Launch Times? (327 comments)

So reading the actual MonoTouch page was too much trouble ?

To begin using MonoTouch, you will need to have:

        * Apple's iPhone SDK 3.0 or higher, available from Apple's iPhone Dev Center (
        * An Intel Mac computer running MacOS 10.5 or 10.6 (Leopard or Snow Leopard).

So ... where are the VS.NET and Windows licenses to be sold by the truckload ? Not to mention where would you get the win32 libraries that are dirt simple to bind...

All MonoTouch does is
1) allow apps to be coded in C#
2) use .Net STYLE binding of the native iphone apis.

This is extremely useful to those that want to make apps for the iphone and are experienced in C#

about 5 years ago

E-book readers ...

Tensor Re:E-book readers ... (503 comments)

An iphone-sized screen better than a Kindle (or Sony one) ? You must be high.

Reading more than a few pages on a screen that small is extremely tedious. Read paragraph ... scroll ... read paragraph ... scroll ... read paragraph ... scroll ...

about 5 years ago

What the DHS Knows About You

Tensor Re:Other nuggets (402 comments)

Not only that ... what is most suspicious is that he flew to London but stayed at the Marriot in COSTA RICA !! and in the Sheraton in San Salvador ....

This would be an ideal candidate to flag as a terrorist :)

about 5 years ago


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