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Scientists 'Switch Off' Brain Cell Death In Mice

Tyrannosaur Ender's Shadow (78 comments)

I was going to say that there's always a drawback that's worse than the thing you are trying to fix, otherwise evolution would have fixed it long ago.

But reading more, it seems they just fixed a degenerative disease. Which is not universal and not eradicated nearly as well by evolution. ok.

more than 2 years ago
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$60 Light Bulb Debuts On Earth Day

Tyrannosaur Re:money back if not delighted? (743 comments)

As another victim of crappy multi-LED clusters, you have now convinced me to maybe give LEDs another try. I will definitely, however, go for quality this time.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Experience Handling DDoS Attacks On a Mid-Tier Site?

Tyrannosaur Post a link on Slashdot! (197 comments)

I want to see this website!

more than 2 years ago
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I prefer to listen to recorded music ...

Tyrannosaur Re:Anything but (334 comments)

Great article! Bookmarked and will definitely pass on to other people. Thank you!

more than 2 years ago
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I prefer to listen to recorded music ...

Tyrannosaur Re:Anything but (334 comments)

yes. it says this in the article he linked to. It's long, but please read it.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama Campaign Deploys New Cellular Weapon

Tyrannosaur impulse buy (76 comments)

designed 'to trigger the campaign finance equivalent of an impulse buy'

He also wants to get the voting equivalent of an impulse buy. Sadly, too many people vote like this as well.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Shortcuts To a High Tech House

Tyrannosaur Re:Buy Used (281 comments)

Domestic harmony is more important than any gadget.

This is the wisest thing I've heard yet in a comment. Follow this advice first.

about 2 years ago
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Navy Planning To Build Laser Cannon In Four Years

Tyrannosaur Re:Hmm (195 comments)

Wouldn't the obvious solution be to create ships which absorb incoming energy and re-use it for their own use?

If I extend that "obvious solution" to apply to how to counter, say, nuclear weapons, you'll see why that won't work.

about 2 years ago
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IETF Attendees Reengineer Their Hotel's Wi-Fi Net

Tyrannosaur Re:the phone (120 comments)

Dude I'm wearing my pockets inside out as soon as 2015 hits.
At least get the reference right ;)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Store Umbilical Cord Blood — and If So, Where?

Tyrannosaur Re:Who "owns" who (321 comments)

who "OWNS" whom?

FTFY ... yeah I'm single for a reason :(

more than 2 years ago
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Firefox: In With the New, Out With the Compatibility

Tyrannosaur Re:Opera (366 comments)

I am (you may have seen some of my other posts...) a HUGE fan of Opera. And you are right. (Most) everything is built in. Which makes it super nice, because, as you said, it's the Opera team who are responsible for keeping the "plugins" working. But I think that most of that is that Opera has a nice slow(-ish) release schedule. Opera loads all sorts of cool new stuff into a new version, make sure it works, and release it, and then the other browsers struggle to implement their own versions of said cool new features before Opera does it again. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Multiple Desktop Tool For Windows 7?

Tyrannosaur Windows Pager (359 comments)

http://windowspager.sourceforge.net/

Its a lightweight free one that stays on your taskbar, like the linux ones I am used to. You can move windows either by dragging or right-clicking on the title bar. My favourite feature is "keep on top" that I have become dependent on with my linux desktop. :)

PS to run it, just run it. To make it run every time, put a shortcut in the "startup" folder.

more than 2 years ago
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Seagate Hits 1 Terabit Per Square Inch

Tyrannosaur Re:Wondering (224 comments)

Just in case you've been wondering - this is why you are still a virgin.

I thought we were trying to get past the "mom's basement" stereotype of ./ --- why is this "(Score:5, Informative)" ???

more than 2 years ago
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Free Apps Eat Your Smartphone Battery

Tyrannosaur Correction (214 comments)

Ads Eat Your Smartphone Battery

more than 2 years ago

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