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Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

bananaquackmoo Re:Local Observatory (187 comments)

I hate to break it to you, but sometimes the "local observatory" is hundreds of miles away...

about two weeks ago

Inside the Facebook Algorithm Most Users Don't Even Know Exists

bananaquackmoo And yet (130 comments)

And yet it still sucks at presenting me with any news I'm interested in. I think I've clicked on a news story from that feed only once and by accident. Hint : I don't have any interest in sports, politics, celebrity gossip, pop music, old news, and pretty much anything else they've recommended.

about a month ago

Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

bananaquackmoo Re:Carrier agnostic, please. (46 comments)

You're in luck, they plan for exactly that.

about a month ago

Google, Linaro Develop Custom Android Edition For Project Ara

bananaquackmoo Re:I like the idea in principle (46 comments)

Maybe YOUR phones are, but mine are not. 3 years and it only has 1 slight scratch on the frame. PS: I don't use a screen protector or a case. I just take good care of my things.

about a month ago

Math, Programming, and Language Learning

bananaquackmoo Re:Your Results Will Vary (241 comments)

Hint : you took calculus. Most people can't even get that far. Congratulations. You can math.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft Takes Down Domains

bananaquackmoo Re:No customer notification (495 comments)

Funny, I got an email. Check your spam folder though. Gmail flagged it as spam for me.

about 2 months ago

Eric Schmidt and Entourage Pay a Call On Cuba

bananaquackmoo Bad summary (190 comments)

It is NOT impossible to LEGALLY visit Cuba. My friend did it in a study abroad program during college in the US. That said, they don't make it easy.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Rapid Development Language To Learn Today?

bananaquackmoo Re:test drive a simple problem... (466 comments)

I'd mod you up if I could. This is the best way to try out new languages. If, for example, you're looking into web based languages, you could use a tool like They have tutorials for solving the same problem using different languages.

about 3 months ago

The Nightmare On Connected Home Street

bananaquackmoo Networking 101 (186 comments)

These days there really should be a basic computer networking class that everyone has to take. If there were then people would know how to fix these problems themselves. Lockdown your LAN and make sure you keep your wireless device software up to date with super strong passwords, if you really need to have wireless.

about 3 months ago

A Different Kind of Linux Smartphone: Samsung To Sell Tizen-Based Model Z

bananaquackmoo Re:More Samsung ? (105 comments)


about 2 months ago

It's Time For the Descent Games Return

bananaquackmoo Re:D2X-XL (251 comments)

Needs funding and non-commercial are two entirely different things. Non-commercial means you can't sell it. Needs funding means exactly that, needs funding. There are ways to get funding without selling something.

about 3 months ago

Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

bananaquackmoo Re:17 seems high (340 comments)

I agree. I wonder if its truly 17 channels or if its 17+ shows. I don't really care about channels as much as I do about specific shows (of which personally I watch less than 17 shows).

about 4 months ago

Help EFF Test a New Tool To Stop Creepy Online Tracking

bananaquackmoo Re:Does it block Piwik Analytics? (219 comments)

I'm guessing his point is that he would prefer it to not be tracked at all.

about 4 months ago

Reason Suggests DoJ Closing Porn Stars' Bank Accounts

bananaquackmoo Re:Pretty chilling honestly (548 comments)

Do you honestly think they DO tell the banks what they do for a living? No. The banks look at who the paychecks come from.

about 4 months ago

BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US

bananaquackmoo Re:Whatevs, yo (258 comments)

And this is relevant to people who drive cars how? Don't get me wrong, I love bikes, they're just not a realistic option for everyone and all situations.

about 4 months ago

Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player

bananaquackmoo Thank you OP (87 comments)

I just wanted to say, this is relevant to my interests

about 4 months ago

Apple, Google Vying For Mobile Game Exclusivity

bananaquackmoo Not News (52 comments)

I hate to break it to you, but this isn't news. This kind of behavior has existed in the games industry and app-store industry pretty much since they've existed.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Do Any Development Shops Build-Test-Deploy On A Cloud Service?

bananaquackmoo Re:How is it different? (119 comments)

Your closet is a lot closer and quicker to reach.

about 4 months ago

Canonical's Troubles With the Free Software Community

bananaquackmoo Re:Infighting: Linux's biggest weakness (155 comments)

Actually there ARE apps close to Lightroom. They're only about 50% of the way there, but it's enough for my needs. Check out Darktable, its my preferred one of the bunch.

about 5 months ago



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