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First Recorded Observation of Freshwater Fish Preying On Birds In Flight

feepness No actually, I didn't catch that. (93 comments)

I was too busy frantically reaching for the mute button to silence your horribly loud banjo music.

about 8 months ago

Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

feepness And this summary... (438 comments)

...focuses on spoilers regarding a movie about space.

about a year ago

Social Media Is a New Vector For Mass Psychogenic Illness

feepness OMG! (373 comments)

I think I have psychogenic illness now!!!

1 year,2 days

How Did My Stratosphere Ever Get Shipped?

feepness You are complaining about a lack of information. (238 comments)

Yet you used a completely new product from before the release, if I understand correctly from the release date of the Stratosphere 2 (Nov 2012).

For both video games and phones and indeed any complicated piece of hardware one must wait. This is a hard learned lesson for me as well. I played Skyrim without bugs... six months after it was released. I've skipped other games and phones entirely. Markets are not instant feedback devices that make every product perfect, they are feedback devices that tell us which products are best.

There are some problems that markets can't fix... monopoly, regulatory capture, etc... Buying complicated technology without waiting for early adopters to pay the break-in price is another one of them.

about a year ago

Why Protesters In Cairo Use Laser Pointers

feepness Re:It depends. (303 comments)

If Obama woke up tomorrow and ordered that all Tea Party members be arrested, I would expect our military to essentially remove him from office - in the immediate case by ignoring him, and in the longer case by Congress impeaching him and removing him from office - which would still require the cooperation of the military (they'd have to decide to listen to Congress and not the President.)

This is what Abraham Lincoln did and he is considered a hero.

about a year ago

Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

feepness Re:It's funny because... (509 comments)

Piracy is not used game sales. People understand the difference, which is why so many more are outraged at losing the latter.

about a year ago

Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

feepness Re:It's Bill Hicks with the puppets all over again (509 comments)

1) The recession ended in 2009.
2) Consoles are far simpler to setup and use, and will look nicer than nearly any build.
3) There are unique functions to each of the input devices on these consoles.
4) There are unique sharing/community functions that will operate across every game on the platform.

PCs do have their advantages (upgradeable power/mods), but consoles also have theirs. Pretending they don't is fanboi-ism.

about a year ago

Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

feepness Re:Then do what I did. (509 comments)

You can, but by definition if everyone does as you then you will not have any games in the used/bargain bin five years from now for any system or even the PC.

Keep your mouth shut. I wait because the first round of buyers are beta testers nowadays, but I don't blab about it. Oh crap!

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Wiring Home Furniture?

feepness Re:A few things to watch out for (235 comments)

, so your comments about making sure that chords are protected is spot on. I've found E, A, and B are good power chords, but they only heat up if you use a wah-wah pedal.

about a year ago

Excel Error Contributes To Problems With Austerity Study

feepness Re:More Statist Bullsiht (476 comments)

Problem with that is we generally rely on our government not dying...

about a year ago

HBO Says Game of Thrones Piracy Is "a Compliment"

feepness Hmmm... (447 comments)

If quality is such a concern, they can always seed it themselves.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Should Bitcoin Be Regulated?

feepness Re:You Can Try (385 comments)

Exactly. No more than they would do so to watch TV.

about a year and a half ago

Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

feepness Re:Next Gen? (230 comments)

With PC sales plunging 20% and Windows 8 considered a failure, I don't think PC is where the money is headed. Valve itself is making a set-top box because they see the writing on the wall.

about a year and a half ago

Humans Evolving Faster Than Ever

feepness Re:This this not evolution (253 comments)

If you're looking at sexual and social selection characteristics, the peacock is an example that I do not find compelling as a direction for our species.

about 2 years ago

How We'll Get To 54.5 Mpg By 2025

feepness Re:All We Need is Legislation (717 comments)

Just goes to show that most Americans have the financial savvy of a 10 year old.

Your post also shows that most Americans have no understanding of anecdotal evidence.

about 2 years ago

Exposing the Machinery of the Resistome

feepness Re:Ome My God (23 comments)

Clearly we need to cull the number of "-omes".

I suggest a... thunderdome!

Two -omes enter! One -ome leaves!

about 2 years ago

Violation of Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

feepness Re:I have the fix (155 comments)

It's *decouple*. And now I'm disgusted by both of us.

about 2 years ago

Will Developers Finally Start Coding On the iPad?

feepness Re:Is it just me? (463 comments)

Powerful computers that cost $15-$20K were less vastly less powerful than the cellphones we had today. The issue was mass production of hardware, not software.

I'm not a big fan of the walled garden, but the hardware in it will find its way to us geeks for a minor markup, if any. See the Rasberry Pi.

about 2 years ago

Sea Level Rise Can't Be Stopped

feepness Listen and understand. (521 comments)

That global warming is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until your tootsies are completely soaked.

more than 2 years ago


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