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GitHub Founder Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

Travis Mansbridge Re:a... what? (170 comments)

Maybe he was dictating


Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

Travis Mansbridge Re:Does the math work out? (191 comments)

Expanding to related industries to lower internal costs is known as vertical integration and has been making industrialists rich for over a century.

3 days ago

Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

Travis Mansbridge Re:I'll stick with my F 1.4 lenses, thanks (126 comments)

As is obligatory in any discussion of phone cameras, there is a fundamental difference between a device designed solely for photography, and one where photography is a relatively minor feature in a device designed mostly for mobility and communication. Advancements in this second field should be considered in an entirely different light (if you'll pardon the pun).

4 days ago

Mathematicians Devise Typefaces Based On Problems of Computational Geometry

Travis Mansbridge Re:Useless bullshit (60 comments)

What if you need to jot something down and all you have is some glass, a furnace, some aligning pegs...

5 days ago

Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

Travis Mansbridge Google needs to do their research (98 comments)

Anyone who's seen Back to the Future knows hoverboards are just around the corner.

about a week ago

Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

Travis Mansbridge Re:Somehow I doubt it. (102 comments)

You don't need to play StarCraft to be able to play StarCraft.

about a week ago

Guardian and WaPo Receive Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage

Travis Mansbridge Re:Good (78 comments)

Assange merely set up a website allowing people to leak any information anonymously, regardless of the impact, without having to face the consequences. Snowden took measured, deliberate action, releasing information specifically related to our civil liberties, even allowing time for those responsible to come forward before continuing to release information. How does the Collateral Damage video or the multitude of diplomatic cables released over wikileaks compare to just one of Snowden's many revelations?

about a week ago

First Glow-In-the-Dark Road Debuts In Netherlands

Travis Mansbridge Re:Useless (187 comments)

Yes, but today we are talking about driving.

about two weeks ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

Travis Mansbridge Re:Buy a Prius as your next car... (863 comments)

Actually, that was the Gilded age: something gilded appears golden but is actually not so.

about two weeks ago

Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

Travis Mansbridge Um... (80 comments)

Plug it in?

about two weeks ago

$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

Travis Mansbridge Re:Why? (111 comments)

Should we worry about things where nothing bad ever happens?

about two weeks ago

'weev' Conviction Vacated

Travis Mansbridge Re:Or in legal parlance (148 comments)

Actually, the appeals circuit doesn't reevaluate the evidence of a case but merely whether the letter of the law was followed during the trial. If it wasn't, a new trial begins, and if it was, they may still appeal to a higher (supreme) court.

about two weeks ago

NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections

Travis Mansbridge Re:Watcher watching (104 comments)

Everyone seems to be operating under the impression that Glass can record continuously. As I've seen, it can't be doing much of anything for longer than a minute or two at a time without running the battery down, and recording video is exceptionally intensive, causing the device to become quite warm after a matter of seconds.

about two weeks ago

93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels

Travis Mansbridge Re:I assume they dont want to make money (214 comments)

Yeah, then they could just buy another planet after this one craps out

about two weeks ago

Study: Video Gamer Aggression Result of Game Experience, Not Violent Content

Travis Mansbridge Re:Nintendo Hard (180 comments)

Search youtube for "wii remote accident"

about two weeks ago

Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

Travis Mansbridge Re:Nah...TL:DR (115 comments)

Sort of, except its purpose is to reduce load time over the internet rather than increasing render efficiency for the client (nobody's computer struggles to display static images on a web page)

about two weeks ago

Online Skim Reading Is Taking Over the Human Brain

Travis Mansbridge Too long.. (224 comments)

Didn't read

about two weeks ago

Facebook and Google's Race To Zero

Travis Mansbridge Re:Next AOL? (53 comments)

But the first 10 minutes are free!

about two weeks ago

Study: Exposure To Morning Sunlight Helps Managing Weight

Travis Mansbridge Re:correlation does not prove causation (137 comments)

True, but the summary does say "..independent of an individual's physical activity level, caloric intake, sleep timing, age or season."

In any case causation is not proven, and this is a pretty small sample anyway.

about three weeks ago



Little Big Planet delayed due to Quran references

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Travis Mansbridge (830557) writes "According to an article over at CNET, the much-anticipated title 'Little Big Planet' will be delayed until October 27th, due to phrases from the Quran being used in two of the background tracks. The developer, Media Molecule, said that they prepared a 'zero day' patch to resolve the issue, however '...a decision was made within Sony that the right thing to do for quality and support...was to replace existing disks.'"

Demonoid is Back

Travis Mansbridge Travis Mansbridge writes  |  about 6 years ago

Travis Mansbridge (830557) writes "It appears that the bit-torrent tracker Demonoid (Shut down on November 9, 2007) has come back online, apparently under new management. From the site's front page:

Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he's been needing to attend to. For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.
Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site. The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged. We will try to keep running everything just as it always has been.
The trackers and website seem to be working properly, and should any issues arise, they will be taken care of as soon as possible. The site might be going on and offline over the next days as we work out any problems.
The message is signed by the new admin apparent, 'Umlauf'."


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