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Actually, It's Google That's Eating the World

abrotman Their business ... (205 comments)

has always been Data.

about 8 months ago
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AMD's Open Source Linux Driver Trounces NVIDIA's

abrotman Re:Nice heading (147 comments)

And who is to blame for that? nVidia could release specs and work with the OSS community.

about a year ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

abrotman Petition (386 comments)

For what it's worth ...

https://www.change.org/petitions/google-keep-google-reader-running

about a year and a half ago
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Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

abrotman Ocean Air - Corrosive? (438 comments)

I vaguely recall that ocean air is fairly corrosive to electronics. Would they really use iMacs in a situation where they'd possibly have to be replaced frequently and possibly fail at sea? I realize the buyer will have lots of money, but it seems foolish.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Steve Wozniak Anything

abrotman Disappointment? (612 comments)

Are you disappointed in the direct Apple has taken over the last few years with a closed ecosystem, mild lock-in, and suing competitors? Can you comment on what you might have done differently if you had been the CEO? Where do you see Apple focusing in the future?

If you could tell 1984 Woz something, what would it be?

about 2 years ago
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Diesel-Like Engine Could Boost Fuel Economy By 50%

abrotman Re:From a buffoon (721 comments)

http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2011-01/vws-260-mpg-diesel-hybrid-concept-may-actually-get-built

Like that?

about 2 years ago
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Comcast To Remove Data Cap, Implement Tiered Pricing

abrotman Tier *trials*, cap removed elsewhere (329 comments)

The article doesn't say they're definitely implementing tiered pricing for everyone, they're trying it in a few markets.. In markets where tiered pricing is not being trialed, the caps are completely removed.

http://blog.comcast.com/2012/05/comcast-to-replace-usage-cap-with-improved-data-usage-management-approaches.html

more than 2 years ago
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Scientists 'Switch Off' Brain Cell Death In Mice

abrotman NIMH (78 comments)

Was one of the mice named Jonathan Brisby?

more than 2 years ago
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Sony Put Video Service on Hold Due to Comcast Data Caps

abrotman How many MB/GB is a movie? (348 comments)

Roughly how much is a two hour movie in terms of MB/GB? Is it really a concern of someone using a Sony/Netflix service that watching a movie per day would put them over the limit?

more than 2 years ago
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MATE Desktop 1.2 Released

abrotman Re:More Linux fragmentation... (194 comments)

How is this fragmentation? It's just more choice. Gnome2 is dead as far as gnome.org is concerned. Don't like it? Don't use it.

more than 2 years ago
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Hanging Out at Sun Studio, Where Rock and Roll Was Born (Video)

abrotman It's worth the trip (102 comments)

I went to Memphis for Blues and the food, and decided to go over to Sun Studios (Stax Records is also in town and pretty interesting as well). They have a fair amount of memorabilia and they tell you a lot of interesting facts, though if you're a huge fan of that music, you probably already know those facts. If you're stuck in Memphis for 24hrs, it's not near Beale St, but it's close enough, and worth the effort.

more than 2 years ago
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Harnessing Slow Water Currents For Renewable Energy

abrotman Could the windbelt work as well? (113 comments)

I'd wondered before if something like the windbelt (http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/09/11/2257228) would work in a small stream or river. You would have the same constant flow over the belt, and I'd guess it would create the same oscillations (though probably not as much). I'm not an engineer, just curious.

more than 5 years ago

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