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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

doconnor Re:Sad... (390 comments)

The have shown TIE fighters in the atmosphere on Star Wars: Rebels, which is canon.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

doconnor Re:I agree, except: (390 comments)

Light saber technology is not the best example, since that is a Jedi weapon and the Jedi are all but extinct during this period.

The Death Star is an impressive example of technology that did not exist in the first episodes.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

doconnor Re:Well, let's face it ... (390 comments)

Unlike most media companies, Disney takes the long view of merchandising. Anyone was can make a movie that sells merchandising for a year or so, but Disney knows that for a movie to be able to keep selling merchandise for 70+ years, like Snow White has, the movie has to have a very appealing and timeless story to it. The original trilogy has that long term appeal. That is something Disney is going to try to recapture.

about three weeks ago
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Firefox Signs Five-Year Deal With Yahoo, Drops Google as Default Search Engine

doconnor Re:Redrum (400 comments)

Because he is booting from a LiveUSB, it gets a completely refreshed system every time he boots and the defaults are restored. It's probably not easy to change the default on the LiveUSB, especially since he, no doubt, is always optimistic he is just about to fix his main system.

about a month ago
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Sketches Released of New Star Wars Museum

doconnor Wrong franchise (65 comments)

Looks more like Star Trek style architecture with is curved and clean look then Star Wars style. It even had a saucer section on top.

about a month and a half ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

doconnor Re:Haters gonna hate (695 comments)

"I've always paid my way."

You haven't paid for the impact of your greenhouse gas emissions.

about a month and a half ago
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Smart Meters and New IoT Devices Cause Serious Concern

doconnor Re:1984 (168 comments)

I had the impression when I read 1984 that the cameras where a relatively minor annoyance compared to other things, like manipulating language, undermining all interpersonal relationships and the rats eating your face.

about a month and a half ago
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

doconnor Re:Why? (137 comments)

An even better example is the Super Mario Bros. movie.

about 3 months ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

doconnor Re:Not MAD. (342 comments)

It is 54% that live in urban areas that create the "world as we know it". Many of the rural population are little more then subsistence farmers.

about 3 months ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

doconnor Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Show written by and for an Americans but filmed here may contribute to the Canadian economy, but they do little for Canadian culture.

about 2 months ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

doconnor Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

I suspect they just want to know how many customers they have, not specifically who they are.

One of the CRTC jobs is to ensure Canadian TV content gets created and we are not stuck with 100% American programming and Canadian culture disappears entirely. If everyone starts watching all their TV on Netflex and similar services, Canadian TV could all but disappear. Most counties other then US have systems to ensure domestic content is produced, but Canada is so close to the US, the pressure far greater.

Movies aren't subject to regulation and Canadian made movies are barely seen in cinemas (and the few that are tend to be based on Canadian TVs shows).

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

doconnor Re:Apps (471 comments)

The smartwatch I had was adequate for a calender and shopping list, and newer ones would have a higher resolution.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

doconnor Apps (471 comments)

I had a Sony Smartwatch for a while before it broke. Here are the apps I would like to see/write, besides the obvious notification apps:

Nextbus predictions
Remote control for mythtv
Monthly calender
Google maps with walking route
Weather
Display brief text, like shopping lists

Looks like a lot of these where covered in the Apple Watch presentation.

There lots of things people use their smartphones for that only require a quick glance. They are the kinds of things a smartwatch is suited for.

about 3 months ago
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Researchers Harness E. Coli To Produce Propane

doconnor Re:Propane burning emits CO2 (82 comments)

If the propane is made from CO2 that is absorbed from the air, like plants are able to, then it is carbon neutral.

about 3 months ago
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Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

doconnor Re:How about no? (104 comments)

How is an air conditioner supposed to know what temperature you want it to be without an Internet connection?

about 6 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

doconnor Re:Rejecing evolution is the point (772 comments)

It will make the world a better place if your political opinions are based on evidence and logic.

about 7 months ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

doconnor Rejecing evolution is the point (772 comments)

If you can't use science to overturn part of your cultural identity, then you are missing the most critical requirement of an enlightened democracy and you don't actually comprehend science. Science is applicable to all beliefs and every decision you make everyday.

about 7 months ago
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Climate Journal Publishes Referees' Report In Response To "Witch-Hunt" Claims

doconnor Re:Witch-Hunt. Right. (330 comments)

My previous comment from another article happen defends nuclear power.

However it will take more the eliminating coal to reduce our emission by 80%-90% in the next 35 years.

about 7 months ago

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How often do you put pen to paper?

doconnor doconnor writes  |  more than 3 years ago

doconnor writes "Throughout the day
Once a day
Once a week
Once a month
Once a year
Pen? I haven't used a stylus since the iPhone came out."
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When to round

doconnor doconnor writes  |  more than 4 years ago

doconnor (134648) writes "We do a rather complex financial calculation involving a fair number of steps, like multiplying and dividing by various factors, choosing one value or another based on criteria. The issue has been raised about what steps along the way we should round to the nearest cent. These steps are showing in various reports with various levels of details. Should only the major input and output values be rounded, should rounding be done after each step that is shown in the reports or is it worth rounding at all?"
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Canadian investigators hack unsecured wireless net

doconnor doconnor writes  |  more than 6 years ago

doconnor writes "Canadian human-rights investigators used a women's unsecured wireless network to post on white supremacist websites as part of an investigation. It was discovered when the source of the source of the messages was subpoenaed from Bell. The office of Privacy Commissioner is investigating. The article goes on to warn of the dangers of unsecured wireless networks."
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Ulysses spacecraft on its last legs

doconnor doconnor writes  |  more than 6 years ago

doconnor writes "JPL announced that Ulysses' mission will be ending after 17 years. The power generated by the decay of a radioactive isotope has been slowly decreasing. To conserve power its main transmitter was shut off. Unfortunately due to a fault in its power supply it cannot be turned back on. The team plans to continue operating the spacecraft in its reduced capacity, using the alternate S-band transmitter, for as long as they can over the next few weeks."
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doconnor doconnor writes  |  more than 8 years ago

doconnor writes "The Canadian version of TV Guide (which is completely separate from the US version) will stop publishing Nov 20 and go online instead now that so many people get their TV listings online or through settop boxes. It has been publishing since 1976."

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