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UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

antdude Re:I won't notice (287 comments)

Ditto. I still don't own a BR drive and player. I just got a HDTV (moved and CRT TV was too heavy) and monitor (old 5:4 LCD monitor was dying).

yesterday
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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

antdude Re:I have an even better idea (282 comments)

What about the illegal immigrants getting their driver licenses?

yesterday
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

antdude Re:Cardholder services (230 comments)

What if they spoof your location. You would be in big trouble with the drones. :(

2 days ago
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Regular Exercise Not Enough To Make Up For Sitting All Day

antdude Re:Limited power to change working situation... (348 comments)

Or hack/mod your own. I have another computer with its monitor on a bookshelf to force me to stand to use it. Obviously, this won't last long since I will be finally laid off on Friday. :(

4 days ago
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Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

antdude Re:Too bad! (141 comments)

That print link tried to print literally!

5 days ago
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Elon Musk's Proposed Internet-by-Satellite System Could Link With Mars Colonies

antdude Re:The return of echomail . . . (105 comments)

I still use Zmodem today through/via the Internet. ;)

about a week ago
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Silicon Valley Security Experts Give 'Blackhat' a Thumbs-Up; Do You?

antdude Re:Completely believable! (98 comments)

Which employer was this? :P I'll need a new job soon since I'll be laid off. D:

about a week ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

antdude Re:Obligatory Onion link (314 comments)

There are stuff that I want to see in person first. Or sometimes I need something really quick like right now as an emergency.

about two weeks ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

antdude Re:I'm not a wedding DJ, but ... (314 comments)

Yeah, sometimes I need to get stuff right away that takes 15 minutes to buy and use! Online orders can't do that like Amazon. :(

about two weeks ago
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SystemD Gains New Networking Features

antdude Re:What has happened to Linux? (552 comments)

It is not just Linux. Look at Windows, Mac OS X, etc. they are all getting worse IMO. Buggier, harder to use, etc. This is why I care not for the (lat/new)est stuff. I will keep using old stuff. :(

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Targets Office Workers With Facebook At Work Service

antdude Re:More stuff done (112 comments)

I can't spit, but I can drool. :P~

about two weeks ago
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PC Shipments Are Slowly Recovering

antdude Re:Is there a new game coming out? (130 comments)

Ditto. I used to be a hardcore PC gamer. Not anymore, so no need to upgrade. I still use WIndows XP Pro SP3, 2.5 GB of RAM, 512 MB PCIe video cards, etc.

about two weeks ago
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Talk to the World Through Ubi -- and Use Gestures, Too (Video)

antdude Re:Ubi is cute (38 comments)

You're cute. :P

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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Young people are 'lost generation' who can no longer fix gadgets...

antdude antdude writes  |  about three weeks ago

antdude (79039) writes ""Young people in Britain have become a lost generation who can no longer mend gadgets and appliances because they have grown up in a disposable world, the professor giving this year’s Royal Institution Christmas lectures has warned.

Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering, at the University of Manchester, claims that the under 40s expect everything to ‘just work’ and have no idea what to do when things go wrong...""

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Urinal Dynamics: a tactical guide and summary.

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "Boing Boing shared an over one minute YouTube video showing "Urinal Dynamics: a tactical summary — We illustrate the importance of good technique when using a urinal and offer some advice. Through high-speed video footage of a simulated male urine stream we show that reduced splash can be achieved by aiming at a vertical surface, moving closer to the urinal and by decreasing the impact angle."

Splash Lab has more videos and text details."

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PG-13 Films More Violent Than R-Rated?

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "France 24 reported "Gun violence is on the rise in U.S. (United States) movies and has more than tripled since (19)85 in those rated as acceptable for teenagers 13 and older, according to a study out Monday.

The amount of such violence seen in modern movies rated PG-13 even exceeded that in films rated R for adults in 2012, said the findings by American and Dutch university researchers in the US journal Pediatrics.

The findings raise concern about the impact that seeing shootings in fictional movie scenes may have on youths in real life, since a large body of research has shown that viewing violent films can increase aggression, the researchers said..."

Seen on Dark Horizons."

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Ants' pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections.

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article — "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies — The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony...""
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Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year ago

antdude (79039) writes "This Science Daily article mentioned "Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference ... For some entomologists, an apparent paradox exists: Despite choosing a career working with insects, they exhibit negative feelings toward spiders which range from mild disgust to extreme arachnophobia..."

Seen in Engwinner's forum thread."

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The Ant Internet (Anternet)

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "This last year's IEEE Spectrum article, with its four minutes YouTube video, mentioned The Ant Internet (Anternet) — "Before researchers developed the Internet, ants developed the Anternet, a surprisingly similar communications network ..."

Seen in antman1's forum thread. Hmmph, ants should had ruled the Internet instead of spiders with their webs."

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Movie Trailers Are Getting Insanely Fast...

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "This brief/short Wired article, with its interactive chart and embedded YouTube videos, shows "Movie Trailers Are Getting Insanely Fast. Trust Us, We Counted the Cuts. — The Claim: Trailers Are Getting Faster

Film critics have long lamented the degradation of moviegoers’ attention spans. Movies, they say—and their mini-versions, trailers—have gotten more manic and misdirected in their quest to appease ADD audiences.

We wanted to quantify such claims. So we took to YouTube and counted the number of cuts in 154 trailers over the decades—a sample of Oscar winners, top grossers, and personal favorites..."

Seen on Dark Horizons."

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Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to?

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "BBC News, with its eleven/11 images and embedded short videos, shows "Secret life of the cat: What do our feline companions get up to? Ever wondered what your cat spends its time doing when you're not around? Where do our purring pets go when they disappear through the cat flap? ..."

Seen on Ars Technica."

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The Trajectory of Television--starting with a big history of the small screen.

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "Ars Technica has a three pages article on "The Trajectory of Television (TV)--starting with a big history of the small screen. From surrogate storyteller to high-def streaming infotainment, TV has come a long way...""
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Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "British Medical Journal (BMJ) research report said that "Surgeries on Friday Are More Frequently Fatal ... compared to those who opt for really bad Mondays, Britons who have a planned surgery on a Friday are 44 percent more likely to die. And the few patients who had a leisurely weekend surgery saw that number jump to 82 percent. The skeleton staff working on weekends might be to blame..." and the "day of week of procedure and 30 day mortality for elective surgery: retrospective analysis of hospital episode statistics...""
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Teen(ager)s, Social Media, and Privacy

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "Pew Internet has a few reports showing that "Teens are sharing more info(rmation) about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data ..."

Seen on Boing Boing."

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Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Fast

antdude antdude writes  |  about a year and a half ago

antdude (79039) writes "A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."

Seen on Slate from HardOCP."

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Why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations?

antdude antdude writes  |  about 2 years ago

antdude (79039) writes "Boing Boing reports on why "why is it so hard to make a phone call in emergency situations? ... But it is a fact that, whenever disaster strikes, it becomes difficult to reach the people you care about. Right at the moment when you really need to hear a familiar voice, you often can't. So what gives?""
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Why are you reading my journal?

antdude antdude writes  |  more than 11 years ago

There's nothing to see here. Move along.

If you really want to read my boring(?) journals, go to my Web sites then!

Oh, and trolls like those who support GNAA, suck. God will never let them in Heaven when it is time. :)

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