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Coming Soon(ish) From LG: Transparent, Rollup Display

demonrob Re: Could this be the year (64 comments)

that's cos you're looking right through it. You are part of the 30 percent!

about two weeks ago

Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

demonrob Re:Seriously, an iphone? (143 comments)

Its not the work on the phone - its the tracking of the location.

about two weeks ago

Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

demonrob Re:It's 2014 (349 comments)

Because the internet companies are charged via data size. Think the links between countries - these are charged by capacity. How do you think it should be charged instead? Or should it just be free?

about three weeks ago

Dump World's Nuclear Waste In Australia, Says Ex-PM Hawke

demonrob Re:Bad idea! (213 comments)

Mutant Koalas are the real concern. The current ones are already dangerous enough with their pissing and scratching.

about 2 months ago

UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

demonrob Re:It all winds up on a dinner table (188 comments)

But do they research the dear and the roos? Maybe the now-unempolyed Japanese researchers can come over and research these animals instead?

about 4 months ago

Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

demonrob Re:Medicalizing Normality (558 comments)

Society is changing to interact less in person, and more via electronics .

Tell me more about this electronic breeding you are suggesting? Austism as an evolutionary step? Not likely, but todays society is more likely to allow autistic people to survive and to cope and even to breed than past ones.

ps: if only autism did mean 'good at math!' - our's takes too many short cuts and struggles where she should succeed. She's great at sport trivia though!

ps further: and a bit later on I see that sOnicfreak seems to have also worked out this electronic breeding! I think that's what he's saying anyway.

about 4 months ago

Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'

demonrob Re:Demand all you want (667 comments)

Cosmos covers 20billion years, Creation covers 6000. So no it shouldn't be equal time, it should be a direct ratio of time between the concepts.

about 3 months ago

Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

demonrob Re:Still a ways to go...until we get where? (131 comments)

yes people, this is an interesting discussion, but we do really want to know about the efficiency of unicorn farts. I've heard so much mentioned of them lately but no hard core mathematics or science about it. Do we need to ask the CSIRO for an opinion once they have finished their dragon reasearch?

about 5 months ago

Sulfur Polymers Could Enable Long-Lasting, High-Capacity Batteries

demonrob Re: Dat Envelope (131 comments)

maybe add a couple of wind turbines as well?

about 5 months ago

Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

demonrob Re:no reason to leave home (330 comments)

but we could use the power to fire lasers at those moon people

about 5 months ago

John Carmack Left id Software Because He Couldn't Do VR Work There

demonrob Re:Boo fucking hoo (146 comments)

Why would you want to cry? You got emotional problems you want to tell us about? You do want to read the article and think about it since that is the whole point of these sort of articles. He started a company, he left, people want to know why, its tech and gaming related so its totally relevant. So AC go off and cry about your lack of imagination and sense of interesting.

about 6 months ago

Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

demonrob Re: Oh (474 comments)

but it is important - people are writing wrong things on the internet and it must be fixed!

about 6 months ago

Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

demonrob Re:Oh (474 comments)

who is talking PCs? Computers is the word. Cray made (still make?) fairly good computers. And so do many of the others. And why pointing out when Apple started - the discussion is THE MAC. For an AC you really are pretty dumb.

about 6 months ago

Programmer Debunks Source Code Shown In Movies and TV Shows

demonrob Re:oh duh (301 comments)

It's implied in the film that he's somehow either passing the phone company the right signals to make his calls free

- this needs to be even mentioned on slashdot? oh dear, where has the geek cred gone? And you say 'somehow' - this was standard cracker practice back then.

about 6 months ago

New Treatment Kills Metastatic Cancer Cells

demonrob Re:alt cancer cures (55 comments)

Without chemo I'd be dead. Bowel cancer, spreading through the lymph, chemo got it and stopped all but one tumour, later removed. So yes, "Radiation causes cancer and chemo is a poison." but they do work. Don't take AC's advice and ignore these treatments.

about 6 months ago

Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy

demonrob Re:We have to accommodate Solar PV (579 comments)

It's hawaii, can't they just pump the excess electricity into their volcanoes and get it out again when they need it?

about 7 months ago

Is a Super-Sized iPad the Future of Education?

demonrob Re:iDesk (234 comments)

It is moronic not to. Daughters' school implemented this this year (in Australia). Cheaper than text books, lighter in carrying than the full bag the older one had to transport the year before, more effective. I was doubtful early, but it has to be considered a success. Apple - Ipad -> yeah we can hate apple, but give me another suggestion that would work better? Apple did it back when I was a kid making a good education environment, and it seems they've done it well here again.

about 7 months ago

Google Brings AmigaOS to Chrome Via Native Client Emulation

demonrob Re:Get busy GoG!!! (157 comments)

then go to and get them. The original Bards Tales are included with the 2005ish Bards Tale game. Steam has it as well. Even Androids and Ipads have it. Actually, send me the good money and I'll forward you my copy! Mmm,. good money, its the best sort.

about 7 months ago


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