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NASA's HI-SEAS Project Results Suggests a Women-Only Mars Crew

dlingman Where is Peter Dinklage when we need him... (396 comments)

So - a crew of mostly females and Tyrion then? Sigh. I'm betting there is an HBO writer working on this right at this moment.

4 days ago
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Consumer Reports: New iPhones Not As Bendy As Believed

dlingman Re:I still don't get this. (304 comments)

I sit on my Nokia all the time.

Countries are rebuilding cobblestone roads using Nokia's instead of rocks to get an increase in durability. Me, I'm wondering how many of the 9 reported bent phones were bent by people who wanted to try to see how strong they were, only to discover exactly how much force it needed to bend.

about a month ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

dlingman Re:Maybe (253 comments)

Why go to 401 ppi? So they could fit 1920x1080 into that size of screen. If you want users to stream HD video to their phone, having sub-hd resolution isn't going to do it. You don't want your phone to be 25% bigger than the already huge size of the 6+ to meet those display requirements. (326x1.25 is 407 - close enough to 401)

about a month ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

dlingman Web sites - yes specs matter (253 comments)

Given how bloated web sites are, and the move away from mobile to full desktop web sites, yes, our phones need all the horsepower they can get.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

dlingman Maybe they have families (275 comments)

Having kids can eat up a lot of your spare time. While I realize this isn't a problem for that many slashdotters, it has been known to happen to the occasional software developer. Suddenly coping with family can look a lot like burnout, especially in the early years.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

dlingman Re:Business (275 comments)

And since when is Obj-C new? It's been out for 31 years now...

about a month ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

dlingman As someone with a white macbook... (129 comments)

I'm hoping their auto update thingy won't try to force the 64 bit version (which won't work) down my throat.

about a month ago
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SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card

dlingman Go video go... (210 comments)

And now we have a decent sized amount of space for digital video. Huzzah!

about a month and a half ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

dlingman Rolling roads (491 comments)

We need to get away from vehicles altogether, and switch over to R.A.H's rolling roads. Portable power supplies? Don't need them.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

dlingman Re:Powershell (729 comments)

a[2] = *(a + 2) = *(2 + a) = 2[a]

You're missing a ; at the end. Other than that, an optimizing compiler should notice that you're assigning something to itself, and make that entire line go away...

about a month and a half ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

dlingman 3G is bad... (542 comments)

So - straight to LTE then? I don't blame him for saying 3G is not a good idea. much better tech is out there already. why waste time on 3G?

about 2 months ago
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Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries

dlingman Re:Could have fooled me (221 comments)

No, that's Moose and Squirrel...

about 2 months ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

dlingman Star Citizen (86 comments)

47.9 million via crowdfunding. 'Nuff said.

about 3 months ago
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The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

dlingman Asimov already covered this... (285 comments)

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/I... Detective Del Spooner: Human beings have dreams. Even dogs have dreams, but not you, you are just a machine. An imitation of life. Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a... canvas into a beautiful masterpiece? Sonny: [With genuine interest] Can you?

about 3 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

dlingman Re:Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

Yah - like the new language from Apple - Swift. Except, if you think about it, Apple has been working on it for 4 years... You should be able to potentially find people with up to 4 years experience with it. That formerly worked at Apple.

Just because a product or a technology has only been on the market for 3 months, doesn't mean that there aren't people with years of experience with it.

about 4 months ago

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