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Sharp Developing LCD Screens In Almost Any Shape

boris111 Re:The Simpson Special (60 comments)

Cerebro has prior art.

about 2 months ago
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A Garbage Truck That Would Make Elon Musk Proud

boris111 Re:Distance and Charge Time (174 comments)

I think most of the noise is from other sources anyway... like this

about 2 months ago
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Driver Study: People Want Fewer Embedded Apps, Just Essentials That Work Easily

boris111 Re:Need to be able to use without looking at it (148 comments)

I speak standard non-regional American dialect and still same results. I'm Ron Burgundy?

about 6 months ago
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$10k Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At Planes Goes Nationwide

boris111 Re:Profit! (264 comments)

Humor comes from sorrow. Its a sad reality in prison. Why are you so judgy?

about 6 months ago
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Graphene Conducts Electricity Ten Times Better Than Expected

boris111 Re:fUCK BETA (161 comments)

I didn't realize what the hub bub is about until I clicked on the beta link. I'm not even the picky type and all I could say is wow this sucks!

about 10 months ago
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Colorado Town Considers Drone-Hunting Licenses

boris111 Re:I read it wrong.... (341 comments)

Funny I read it as them launching drones for the purpose of hunting them. Could get the missing Vegetarian market involved in the hunting sport.

about a year and a half ago
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Musical Tesla Coils Perform Zelda

boris111 Sell Tickets (82 comments)

If they could get Jack White on board this could make for an interesting concert.

about 5 years ago
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Sprint Revealed Customer GPS Data 8 Million Times

boris111 Triangulation not so good (315 comments)

I don't know if this is specific to Google maps on Android, but when I have the GPS turned off the wireless triangulation is off by at least a half of a mile every time. Makes me wonder if I get in a car wreck in a ditch if they'd really be able to find me.

about 5 years ago
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Possible Dark Matter Signs At the Core

boris111 Re:It's a black hole! (234 comments)

I suspect most Slashdotters better go to school if they haven't! Jimi Hendrix is coming of age timeless music. It's equivalent to reading Catcher in the Rye.

more than 5 years ago
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If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...

boris111 Re:Obvious choice (481 comments)

I always kind of got the impression they like dead bodies a little TOO much.

more than 5 years ago
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If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...

boris111 Vampire (481 comments)

Because they get all the ladies of course. I'd say Necromancer, but dead girls aren't my thing.

more than 5 years ago
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Chessboxing Storming the Athletic World

boris111 Archon anyone (36 comments)

Reminds me of a real world version of this game I played in my youth.

more than 5 years ago
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Rude Drivers Reduce Traffic Jams

boris111 Re:Riiiight. (882 comments)

What's causing traffic is the drivers in the other lanes that do not let or make difficult for the other drivers to merge. It's more efficient for traffic to merge in one point (preferably the end) than to merge at a bunch of different points over that 1/4 mile. Like a zipper! This is why you see solid white lines before merge points at interchanges.

more than 5 years ago
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Bars' Scanning of ID Violates BC Privacy Laws

boris111 Re:Liability (198 comments)

The ID scan itself is already of shaky legal status, but the most troubling issue here is that the ID information from the scan (name, address, etc) is retained by the club in a private database.

I have received junk mail as result of my ID being scanned at a night club in PA. Luckily that night club has since closed and I no longer receive it. Ironically, they had to close because of fines from serving too many underage drinkers over time. They also lost business because of regular police raids. Who wants to keep going to a club where there buzz is killed from a police raid.

more than 5 years ago
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White House Panel Seeks Input On Spaceflight Plans

boris111 Re:Generational Ship (224 comments)

So, lawyers, hairdressers, politicians and marketing people go on the B ark.

What did hairdressers ever do to you?

more than 5 years ago
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Is Sat-Nav Destroying Local Knowledge?

boris111 Re:Road signs (519 comments)

Just like using a calculator in math class... it's how you use the tool. I turn off the voice on my gps in areas I'm somewhat familiar with, but would like to learn the streets better. I turn it onto the bird's eye view to get more of a feel for which direction I'm travelling (don't look at it enough to get my eyes off the road). I use the displayed turn by turn direction at the top to know what the next road to look for is (do not look at it again until I need to know the next turn). GPS is a guide for me not a crutch.

Incidentally, I was thinking about buying my Dad a GPS for Father's day last month, but I know how much joy he gets from giving directions to other people.

more than 5 years ago
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Pickens Calls Off Massive Wind Farm In Texas

boris111 Re:Good. (414 comments)

Exactly. I can think a house is beautiful if it's sitting on a large acreage farm by itself, but put the same house in a subdivision on .25 acre lot where every other house in the neighborhood looks the same... not as appealing.

more than 5 years ago

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