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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

gizmod Re:containment (296 comments)

Ok this might be a really stupid highly uninformed question, but how long would a perfectly spherical graphene balloon contain helium at X PSI? Perhaps 2 layers one slightly offset to the other one to cover additional gaps?

about two weeks ago

London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

gizmod Re:say what you will... (105 comments)

A three sixty degree turn that will allow us to set foot where no one has gone before.

So much for changing direction :/

about 3 months ago

Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

gizmod nobody cares (253 comments)

All comments hidden O.o Look everybody, Blizzard is selling level 90 WoW characters... See? Nobody cares...

about 7 months ago

Troll Complaint Dismissed; Subscriber Not Necessarily Infringer

gizmod Revelation (189 comments)

Wow? What a revelation this is indeed.

about a year and a half ago

HTC Losing Ground Faster Than RIM or Nokia

gizmod Re:Why is that "interesting"? (280 comments)

I hear your cry but it sounds like you what you need is am actual proper camera.

about 2 years ago

How Do You Spot a Genius?

gizmod Re:Over-rated (385 comments)

If your children excel academically in any way I would say that helping them develop socially is your greatest challenge. Most intellectuals, genius or not, really struggle with that facet of life. I know I did. I'm not saying I'm really smart of by any means a genius or something, I'm just saying that I was one of those nerdy kids that really *loved* math and science and was largely ostracized by most kids because of it.

about 2 years ago

Apple, Microsoft, Google, Others Join Hands To Form

gizmod Re:This is needed because ... (138 comments)

Are you blind? Go to Scroll to bottom. Yep mozilla right there with the rest of them.

about 2 years ago

Company Creates a Self-Making Bed

gizmod Re:Making a bed... (159 comments)

Oh god I modded you down, hope posting fixes that...

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Getting a Tech Job With Skills But No Formal Degree?

gizmod No degree needed (266 comments)

You don't need a degree to do programming, web, development or syadmin type jobs. What you need is experience. Lots of it. experience.experience.experience. That's what the last 17 odd years in development taught me. I have no formal education at all, self taught all the way and I'm pretty good at what I do (if I do say so myself) You are going to have to prove yourself in the beginning, but once you gain their trust along with some good solid experience, nothing can stand in your way if you persevere. It's easier if you have a passion for it. Good luck.

more than 2 years ago

Researchers Create Life-sized 3D Hologram For Videoconferencing

gizmod Peeling of skin?? (60 comments)

More like peeling of her clothes...

more than 2 years ago

UK Man Jailed For 'Offensive Tweets'

gizmod The end? (922 comments)

I dont want to sound cynical but is free speech really just a concept nowadays? When will our erosion of rights end? Are we slowly creeping towards a state where we will get so fed up we revolt? I guess the majoriy always wins and thats sad when its the majority being denied and they dont even realise it. I guess in a world with billions 1 guy or a 1000 guys or whatever the minority is it doesnt matter as long as its not you. Maybe thats whats wrong with democracy. It doesnt cater for minorities too. Anyways juat my 2c

more than 2 years ago

Genetically Modifying Silk Worms For Super Silk

gizmod Re:I, for one, (129 comments)

although if bitten by one it could potentially turn you into a comic book superhero.

Silkwormman? Somehow that just doesn't sound right.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Dilutes Open Source, Coins 'Open Surface'

gizmod Re:There's nothing to dilute. (191 comments)

People talk about open source as if users give a damn. Users are only interested in 2 things, how much it costs, and if it works Maybe when it comes to applications for users yeah, but what about frameworks and libraries? Developers are only interested in two (there's more, but this sounds better ;) )things when it comes to frameworks and libraries, does it work, and if it doesn't can I fix it?

more than 3 years ago

Carmack Addresses FPS Creativity Concerns

gizmod Re:Doom and Quake? 1993 & 1996... (280 comments)

Albert Einstein is most well known for his Theory of Relativity. That was by no means his only achievement, but it got him the spotlight alright. If he were alive today he would ***still known best for things done x+15 and y+18 years ago*** Was he a creative out of the box thinker? You bet. Can he claim it as a strong point? Absolutely, but Einstein was known to be modest ;)

more than 3 years ago

Vodafone Femtocells Rooted, Secret Keys Exposed

gizmod Streisand (77 comments)

Streisand Launch in 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

more than 3 years ago

European Pirates Arrested in Massive Police Operation

gizmod Re:The reasoning - rigor (278 comments)

Alas, the world is not perfect your right. But just because something is done a certain way and accepted as such by the court of law or anyone for that matter, it doesn't necessarily make it right or acceptable. But as I said, what defines these things called "right", "acceptable" in this context? See, citation, even if the facts are correct might not even be enough because, human morality, thinking and understanding is uhm, fudgeable? But this is a topic for another day, getting way too philosophical and I've had too much wine ;)

more than 3 years ago

European Pirates Arrested in Massive Police Operation

gizmod Re:The reasoning - rigor (278 comments)

Your comment lacks sufficient rigor. Something the law is supposed to provide when ruling over issues. If there's no rigor, then hell the courts can do almost what they want without *rigorous* application of the law. But then again, I cannot deny that I have always been a supporter of "Spirit of law" vs "Rule of law". In a perfect world when we try and reconcile the two we'd want the "interest of the public" to prevail. Now what's in the interest of the public and whats in the interest of the corporate world are, almost, always different. Devil's advocate time, who defines these things? You? Me? Us? Slashdot? God? The Pink Unicorn?

more than 3 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 12

gizmod Re:First post (188 comments)

Using 10 here. Seems bigger isn't always better ;)

more than 3 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 12

gizmod Version numbers (188 comments)

Sheesh, these browser version numbers are climbing quickly. Quick release cycles these days. Firefox 5 is allready in beta.

more than 3 years ago



Australian Court Order Served Via Facebook

gizmod gizmod writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gizmod (931775) writes "Victoria police got court approval to use the site after attempts to serve the order in person, over the telephone or via the post failed.
The "prolific" Facebook user was accused of, among other things, using the site to harrass, bully and threaten another person, and police said they transcribed all the court documents and sent them to his Facebook inbox.
A video was also made of the order being read "as if the Respondent was being directly spoken to" and sent electronically to him."


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