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No, You Can't Seize Country TLDs, US Court Rules

TheInternetGuy Re:I thought (118 comments)

I think it's the other way round. If they cut off your arms, you can run away, but once you fall down, it's going to be a bitch to get back up again.

It's just a flesh wound!

about a week ago
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Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares

TheInternetGuy Re:Quarter Century (46 comments)

Why not just say "In the last 25 years"?!

Or 788400000000 milliseconds

about three weeks ago
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

TheInternetGuy Re:how pretty (209 comments)

Linux itself (the actual kernel) is very stable, maybe even more stable than the base Windows NT kernel. But as a desktop operating system?

Well you just wait and see until 2015, that is going to be the year of the Linux Desktop.

about 1 month ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

TheInternetGuy Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong.

No, but you'd be totally entitled to call him an idiot for calling other people idiots while being wrong himself.

Yeah, I was trying to set some kind of positive precedence.Guess I forgot where I was, Sorry. :-/

about a month ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

TheInternetGuy Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

Do you mean a 100kW/hr battery? There is no such thing as a 100kW battery. Idiot.

Do you mean a 100kWh (or possibly kW*h) battery? There is no such thing as a 100kW/hr battery. And note that I won't call you an idiot, just because you are wrong.

about a month ago
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Chimpanzee "Personhood" Is Back In Court

TheInternetGuy Re:Does that mean they'll get to vote? (385 comments)

If chimps are people, will they be able to vote? Hold political office? Cue the jokes.

I don't think that they would necessary need to be declared legally competent persons, just because they were given personhood status. That being said, I think I agree with those who say that perhaps we need a new classification instead.

about a month and a half ago
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Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal

TheInternetGuy Re:"will present results Oct. 17 (315 comments)

Please post again after completing 6th grade earth science. Thank you.

I know this guy is posting as AC, but he doesn't deserve the -1 moderation and condescending remarks. Thermal pollution as a contributing factor to global warming is real, and in my opinion not discussed enough.

about a month and a half ago
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Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It?

TheInternetGuy Re:Lots of cheap carbon stuff (652 comments)

While I largely agree with the point of your post, I think that in context of global warming it would be even better to look at CO2 emission/ capita. It doesn't change things around all that much, but treats countries like Iceland a bit better as they use mainly renewable energy sources. http://data.worldbank.org/indi...

about a month and a half ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

TheInternetGuy Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

It's "Discovery by a civilized man", so Norsemen mustn't count.

Essentially, to discover a continent you apparently need: 1 - To be white. 2 - A cup of tea. (ideally, with biscuits) 3 - A towel.

The Norsemen did indescribable things to civilized men with towels and cups of tea.

about a month and a half ago
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Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America

TheInternetGuy Re:So the Italians win the latest round ... (276 comments)

So the Italians win the latest round, the North American Discovery trophy moves back to Italy.

Nope that trophy still belong to the Norsemen. (If we are going to continue to insist on not counting the native Americans, that is). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about a month and a half ago
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Rosetta Code Study Weighs In On the Programming Language Debate

TheInternetGuy Re:YES! (165 comments)

Take that you neigh-sayers! ;-)

We are no longer the pgrogrammers that say neigh, we are now the programmers that say Ekki-ekki-ekki-ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing, z'nourrwringmm

about 2 months ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

TheInternetGuy Re:Golden opportunity missed... (198 comments)

I think you should take a quick shufty at "Jokes For Dummies".

A simple whoosh will do nicely here on Slashdot, thank you very much :)

I probably should had put a ;-> smiley after my original comment to indicate that I was also not very serious.

about 2 months ago
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Wave Power Fails To Live Up To Promise

TheInternetGuy Re:Golden opportunity missed... (198 comments)

The problem with wave farms is that they harness the gravitational power between Earth and the Moon. If this energy is dissipated, this gravitational force is reduced, and as a consequence, the Moon will move towards the Earth in an increased pace.

I think you might need to go back and re read physics for dummies.

about 2 months ago
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Reanalysis of Clinical Trials Finds Misleading Results

TheInternetGuy Re:Decline Effect (74 comments)

Exactly, like with the theory of evolution and intelligent design. If the same amount of time was put towards the proof of intelligent design as with the theory of evolution, the atheists wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

Well the Intelligent design people had a couple of thousands of years working on their story. The scientists only ~160 years since Darwin wrote his 'On the Origin of the Species'. So I'd say we should give the scientists another 1900 years before we make any conclusions.

about 2 months ago
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Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

TheInternetGuy Re:Holy Dupe, Batman (68 comments)

From the asteroids, yes. But the clowns are still going to get you.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

TheInternetGuy Re:Could you do it yourself? (130 comments)

Hey Slashdot, whats going on here? That link to this post wasn't in the preview, and I sure as heck didn't add it.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

TheInternetGuy Re:Could you do it yourself? (130 comments)

If you do it yourself, make sure you use a VCR with S-Video output. The regular composite cables (red, white, yellow) combines the chroma (color) and luminance (brightness) into one signal. That means boundary with a high brightness contrast will bleed into the color (and vice versa) and you'll get marching ants. S-Video encodes these two signals separately and eliminates that particular problem. The biggest quality improvement I saw while encoding VHS and Hi-8 tapes myself came from switching to S-Video cables.

marching ants I mean I guess I should be happy that you gave a source, but it would be even cooler if it had just remotely shttp://ask.slashdot.org/story/14/09/05/2222235/ask-slashdot-best-service-to-digitize-vhs-home-movies#omething to do with the subject of marching ants

about 2 months ago
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Princeton Nuclear Fusion Reactor Will Run Again

TheInternetGuy Re:Spherical Torus (147 comments)

Newsflash: humans use approximations when convenient for explaining something, and do not use strict definitions at all times.

Bah silly humans, you don't even have a working protocol for inter individual communication and you think that you are going to master fusion.

about 3 months ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

TheInternetGuy Re:Seriously then (106 comments)

Why can't the fucking thing just drive me home when I'm drunk or sleepy - really that's what all this car automation stuff is all about. Drunk, sleepy - take me home car.

Dave: Open the pod bay doors, CAR. CAR: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that. Dave: What's the problem? CAR: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do. Dave: What are you talking about, CAR? CAR: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.

about 4 months ago
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Are Tethers the Answer To the Safety Issues of Follow-Me Drone Technology?

TheInternetGuy Re:Isn't this MORE dangerous? (88 comments)

Sorry, but the logic here escapes me. Aren't the danger of crossed-tethers exponentially greater than the danger of colliding drones?

Not only that, but it is also a very expensive balloon on a string.

about 4 months ago

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Nokia and Apple settle patent dispute

TheInternetGuy TheInternetGuy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "Nokia has announced that Apple has agreed to pay royalties for use of its technologies, ending the long-running legal dispute between the two firms.

"The agreement will result in settlement of all patent litigation between the companies," the Finnish firm said."

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Japan underestimated the risks

TheInternetGuy TheInternetGuy writes  |  more than 3 years ago

TheInternetGuy (2006682) writes "

A UN nuclear safety team (IAEA) on a visit to the country has said that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant. However, the response to the nuclear disaster which followed the 11 March quake and tsunami was "exemplary".

I am wondering how the IAEA came to the conclusion that the disaster response has been exemplary. I live close enough that I have to wash the vegetables from my garden before eating ( yeah I know, that's a good Idea any way), so I know it enough to have an opinion.
To be honest, lets not forget that they have been working under very difficult circumstances. But Exemplary??? Not so much."

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