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Ask Slashdot: Resolving the Clash Between Art and Technology In Music?

gomiam Re:Union tactics (121 comments)

Thank you.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Resolving the Clash Between Art and Technology In Music?

gomiam Re:Union tactics (121 comments)

I find no information at the Wikipedia entry about luddites complaining about quality. Would you be so kind to reference your assertion about luddism being about quality? Because I can hardly see the relationship in, say, agricultural luddism against mechanical threshers.

about a month ago
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A Rock Paper Scissors Brainteaser

gomiam Re:Simple.... Odds are even (167 comments)

Oh, dear, trolls must be starving now. Slashdot is not what it was any more.

about 4 months ago
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Pluto Regains Its Title As Largest Object In Its Neighborhood

gomiam Re:And when Eris' atmosphere is measured... (138 comments)

The New Horizons mission page states that the probe will fly by Pluto during July 2015. I don't know what the probe's ability to get data from Pluto is, but anything that helps restrict the range of observations is, IMO, a good thing: a month can pass quickly.

about 4 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

gomiam Let me guess... (467 comments)

...the movie was "Catch me if you can" (no, I didn't read the link- why should I?).

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

gomiam Re:I had a N900 too... (303 comments)

That's strange because you can change your keyboard mappings (and even cycle through them on the fly through Control-Space). I acknowledge it is not a simple procedure to set up, but once you do it you don't need to think too much about it.

about 6 months ago
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Chinese Moon Rover Says an Early Goodnight

gomiam Dark side of the moon? (284 comments)

It seems the writer of the article hasn't learned there are no "dark sides" to the Moon.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

gomiam Re:I had a N900 too... (303 comments)

Trying to code on a hunt and peck thumb board that required escapes for most punctuation symbols was a waste of time.

Because you couldn't change the mapping, right? I agree that it's not the most comfortable keyboard ever, but I'm typing quite quickly with it, thank you.

about 6 months ago
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Graphene-based Nanoantennas Could Allow WLANs of Nanodevices

gomiam Re:NSA? (45 comments)

And I'm a leaker.

That's what sanitary pads are for, you know.

about 7 months ago
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Factory-In-a-Day Project Aims To Deploy Work-Ready Robots Within 24 Hours

gomiam Re:Seems reasonable... (157 comments)

Titillating idea.

about 7 months ago
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Killing Cancer By Retraining the Patient's Immune System

gomiam Re:How long were his previous remissions? (175 comments)

Actually, while reading/watching about innate HIV resistance in subsaharian Africa, there was some information about the bubonic plague resistance being useful against HIV, which has already been mentioned. The same source stated that the genes providing this resistance survived in about 10% of the European population.

So no, most people survived the bubonic plague by not getting infected. Either that or those genes aren't really that useful otherwise.

about 7 months ago
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Object Lessons: Evan Booth's Post-Checkpoint Airport Weapons

gomiam Re:So, time to scrap TSA/airport security checks (208 comments)

In a democracy the elected member of the government are expandable.

They are usually quite inflated on their own, I don't think they are that expandable.

about 8 months ago
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Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

gomiam Re: Show time (722 comments)

Because recognizing that some tasks can't be left to individual greed if you want to achieve the egalité in the "liberté, egalité, fraternité" ideal is anathema. Yes, sure.

Think about it the next time your insurance company doesn't cover your medical bills (it will come).

about 9 months ago
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Google: Our Robot Cars Are Better Drivers Than You

gomiam Re:Show time (722 comments)

You use "socialist" as if it was an insult. Unfortunately for you it isn't. Go whine somewhere else.

about 9 months ago
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Cow Burps Tapped For Fuel

gomiam Eruptos? (85 comments)

I think the word you are looking for is eructos.

about 9 months ago
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Silent Circle Moving Away From NIST Cipher Suites After NSA Revelations

gomiam Re:What does this use? (168 comments)

Adding more cryptosystems doesn't automatically translate into greater security, as double DES showed.

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

gomiam Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

AFAIK there are no signs of cetacean (or even water-dwelling) past in human evolution.

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

gomiam Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

You are right. My brain wasn't properly engaged.

about 10 months ago
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Why Are Some Hell-Bent On Teaching Intelligent Design?

gomiam Re:More importantly (1293 comments)

Yes, that's an interesting aspect of evolution: since UV light was harmful the cornea changed to block it, but having those extra photorreceptors didn't harm so they didn't disappear :-)

about 10 months ago

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Towards a silicon-like graphene

gomiam gomiam writes  |  about a year ago

gomiam (587421) writes "Arxiv has an article on the effects of doping single-layer graphene with nitrogen atoms. Interestingly, several configurations show promise as either n-type metal (the basis for MOSFET), silicon analogue, or as a magnet."

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