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Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die

ThorGod add bluetooth and allow pairing with iphones/etc (269 comments)

I never understood why they didn't allow the use of these as "portable hard drives". Apple only marks up their iPads $100 per 32 gigs. They could sell 2x the i-devices by simply adding some bluetooth support.

about a week ago
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MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate

ThorGod could we please stop linearly extrapolating? (323 comments)

I have a strong suspicion that the many resource depletion posts we see on here employ faulty forecasting techniques.

In this case, the article never mentions anything about how prices adjust to:
-demand
-supply constraints
-externalities

It's through prices that all those things communicate and avoid dire situations.

about a month ago
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Codecademy's ReSkillUSA: Gestation Period For New Developers Is 3 Months

ThorGod Re:This just proves... (173 comments)

and just how good and maintainable is that code?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

ThorGod against it! (613 comments)

It's, at best, outdated and, at worst, costing the US economic losses.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

ThorGod Re:Is there anything to show benefit/harm from it (613 comments)

Messing with sleep is reason enough. If you get people out of step they're more likely to:
-make mistakes
-work less/put less effort into work
-be angry/experience negative emotions

And the list goes on. All of those lead to significant economic losses in aggregate.

about a month and a half ago
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Physicists Identify Possible New Particle Behind Dark Matter

ThorGod Re:Ok let me get this straight (103 comments)

This was one thing I didn't quite grasp when I first hit particle physics in college. It really did seem like many things were invented to explain experiments..and thus they explained experiments.

about a month and a half ago
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Suspected Ebola carriers in the U.S. ...

ThorGod Re:I say we all panic (349 comments)

way to kill the "we're all going to die" buzz

about 1 month ago
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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough

ThorGod 14 length passwords? (223 comments)

Am I wrong for thinking this means you just need a string of totally random numbers from 0-9? (or even a-Z, 0-9)

about 2 months ago
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FBI Says It Will Hire No One Who Lies About Illegal Downloading

ThorGod does streaming porn count? (580 comments)

I mean it exists in a legal grey water, I think. I'm talking about sites like pornhub.

about 2 months ago
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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

ThorGod Re:99 is not sub $100 (182 comments)

In a world where people throw away pennies or leave them lying on the street 99.99 is 100.

about 3 months ago
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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

ThorGod 99 is not sub $100 (182 comments)

It's even less accurate when you know the price is 99.99.

It's a very old marketing ploy and I expect better from a /. summary...Yes, it's very cheap, but urg

about 3 months ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

ThorGod Re:striking distance (191 comments)

This is /. We don't read the articles. We maybe read a sentence from the summary and the title of the post then say whatever comes to mind first.

about 3 months ago
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The Odd Effects of Being Struck By Lightning

ThorGod striking distance (191 comments)

I worked for a lightning research lab in college. From what I remember, lightning can strike up to 60 miles (?) from the host cloud if the internal charges of the cloud are "right" for it. My take away was if you can see bolts of lightning then you're (possibly) within range.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Swift Or Objective-C As New iOS Developer's 1st Language?

ThorGod Re:Obj-C (316 comments)

I tell people this when they bring up iphone vs android. From a developer point of view, I prefer the iOS/objective-C/Apple way.

This is with the huge caveat of general happiness on my part. Android's making everyone run linux. I've always wanted to see Windows knocked off the top spot (for economic and CS/IT reasons) - and it's finally happening

about 3 months ago
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Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

ThorGod read some actual philosophy (937 comments)

It just screams like a post someone made without any philosophical background.

about 3 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

ThorGod Re:haven't watched it... (391 comments)

But it is well in my mind. ISIS has me convinced that the US needs to occupy Iraq again...can't get more concerned about this problem then being pro-police force.

about 4 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

ThorGod Re:haven't watched it... (391 comments)

Curiosity is definitely a possible cause...time to let it go.

about 4 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

ThorGod Re:Suppression (391 comments)

I don't understand your argument. Care to give it a second shot, please?

about 4 months ago
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UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

ThorGod haven't watched it... (391 comments)

Why would anyone actually want to watch it?

about 4 months ago
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Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

ThorGod Re:Teach CS with Math classes (293 comments)

I disagree, on the grounds that math ought to be studied for itself. If you try to do everything in math through CS then you'll get a poor grasp of what math is really all about.

about 6 months ago

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NASA's newest Spaceship, Orion, schedules a test flight!

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ThorGod (456163) writes "From the article:

"The Orion space capsule is designed to carry humans farther into the solar system than they've ever been by taking trips to the moon, asteroids and Mars.""

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Ask Slashdot: Why so many AC posts?

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ThorGod (456163) writes "I've noticed more and more AC posts lately. Their posts tend to be more contentious than logged-in users. That's actually a good reason to filter them, and never read them (unless upvoted by mods). What gives? Are slashdot users being overran by trolls, or are slashdot users afraid to speak their minds?"
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Ask Slashdot: Best eReader for scientific journal articles (pdfs)?

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ThorGod (456163) writes "Today, amazon announced the discontinuation of the Kindle DX. I've been using a Kobo ereader for reading journal article PDFs (such as Case and Shiller 2003), but with mixed results. I think it simply doesn't have the screen real estate necessary to read PDFs comfortably. I thought the DX would have, but it's now gone...What do you all suggest? The requirements are: The best experience for reading academic journal articles (PDFs) on an e-ink screen. Anything with an LCD is exempted."
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save your sperm! sperm in older men show increased genetic variation

ThorGod ThorGod writes  |  more than 2 years ago

ThorGod writes "Who knew? It looks like the genetic mutations present in a man's "troops" increases linearly as they age 20 to 40. So bottle up some of your "brew" while you still have the chance! (It's not like it's a bad idea, right?)

Quote: "According to Dr Kari Stefansson, of Decode Genetics, who led the research, the results show it is the age of men, rather than women, that is likely to have an effect on the health of the child."

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19336438"

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