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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity

Trogre Possibly (157 comments)

Well either that or we need to rethink how we measure brain activity.

5 days ago

Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

Trogre Answer: possibly (138 comments)

After so many "Your next car" posts on Slashdot presenting anti-features like MS Windows, brain control or remote disabling systems, finally here's a story with a feature that might actually benefit being added to a car.

Well done.

about a week ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

Trogre Re:I would write my own with LDAP (98 comments)

My goodness, what has happened to Slashdot? Have the competent admins been replaced with morons?

about a week ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Trogre ESB has it all (701 comments)

Several lines of dialogue, usually in this order:
"Punch it"
"Let's hope we don't have another burn out"
"Would it help if I got out and pushed?"
"They told me they'd fixed it!"

about two weeks ago

Favorite "Go!" Phrase?

Trogre Finally a decent nerd poll (701 comments)

I don't really have a single answer myself, but this is quite possibly the best /. poll in several months.

about two weeks ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Trogre Re:Back in the day? (502 comments)

Heh, yeah I remember throwing a second I/O card into my 286, soldering up a couple of resistor ladders to the back of D-25 connectors and enjoying 8-bit stereo sound on the resultant 2 DACs plugged into LPT ports with different addresses. Oh yes.

about two weeks ago

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

Trogre Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

You mean other than the fact they're a complete joke?

about two weeks ago

Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Trogre Without a doubt (753 comments)

From the summary:
Recent research suggests that many believe we will stop using notes and coins altogether in the not-too-distant future

I am certain that research is correct. Just as it was correct 40 years ago.

about two weeks ago

Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

Trogre Nice (238 comments)

Can I use it to line the inner surface of my telescope?

about three weeks ago

SpaceX Wins FAA Permission To Build a Spaceport In Texas

Trogre Name your spaceport (80 comments)

I vote Mos Eisley.

After all, where else would one find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, outside of Washington that is...

about three weeks ago

Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

Trogre Re:What we need... (235 comments)

The problem is that there are no license requirements for bikes, so many riders are totally unaware of the actual laws, and often highly inexperienced..
Drivers at least have to pass a test, and while there are plenty of bad drivers they should at least have some experience and understanding of the rules.

Well the solution to this is fairly clear...

about three weeks ago

White House May Name Patent Reform Opponent As New Head of Patent Office

Trogre Re:Obama (211 comments)

So... why is it still open?

about a month ago

Can the NSA Really Track You Through Power Lines?

Trogre Re:Interessting in any case (109 comments)

Smart TVs are almost certainly involved and if they aren't already, soon will be.

Gullible people seem quite happy to install TVs with inbuit cameras and microphones in their living rooms and connect them to the Internet. What could possibly go wrong?

about a month ago

On 4th of July:

Trogre Summertime fireworks (340 comments)

While I don't celebrate 4th of July (not American) I've always thought that mid-summer was an awkward time to hold fireworks displays.

By the time it's dark enough to effectively set off fireworks it's well past kids bedtimes and noise becomes a large consideration.

In my southern-hemisphere country we celebrate Guy Fawkes (or the failure thereof) on 5th November but that's of course close to our summertime so we have the same problem.

The UK seems to have gotten that right - Guy Fawkes in late autumn when it's dark in the evenings but not freezing cold.

about a month ago

Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Trogre Re:Trust (136 comments)


I'm... not... sure you're replying to the right post there, sonny. I was the one backing up your fair use of the legitimate term M$. I know nothing of your use of MSN, with a $ or otherwise.

about a month ago

The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Trogre Re:CFL (196 comments)

My experience with LEDs is the opposite - the diodes outlast the ballast components, in particular the mains voltage capacitor.

about a month ago

Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Trogre Re:Trust (136 comments)


M$ is the acceptable shorthand for Microsoft Corporation, commonly used by those who dislike them.

And, if you have been paying any attention to the activities of that company, this will include you.

about a month ago

The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

Trogre CFL (196 comments)

'twas a CFL, or more specifically a box of six at about $5 each. it took a while before I settled on a brand that lasted longer than six months.

I have bought a few LED ones too - they have good emitters, but the cheap mains capacitors in the ballasts let them down, blowing after a relatively short period.

I would still really like to see CFL and LED bulbs come out with separate ballasts. Then you can just replace the part that's failed.

about a month ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Trogre Re:Plus bonus.... (501 comments)


about a month ago



Trogre Trogre writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Trogre (513942) writes "The recently troubled free CD database freedb has been picked up by a group called Magix. From Kaiser's blog: "Following my announcement that I would like to let freedb go, I was approached by many interested parties. ... Even if I shall no longer be actively associated with freedb, I shall continue casting a critical glance on freedb's future. The decision in favour of MAGIX has given us a new prospect of further development, offered a congenial and comfortable atmosphere during difficult negotiations, and provided the newly implemented hardware with generous capacities. " This might be good news since Grip still doesn't support MusicBrainz."


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