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Star Wars Episode 4 To Be Dubbed In Navajo

gregg Should be easy (155 comments)

That's what protocol droids are there for. Let me know when they translate it into Bocce.

about a year ago
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War By Remote Control, With Military Robots Set To Self Destruct

gregg Re:bombs with non-traditional locomotion... (144 comments)

I know what you mean. Nothing is more important than a weapon that cleans carpets prior to killing the enemy.

I don't know. I think it would be preferred to have a weapon that cleans up AFTER killing the enemy. Bodily fluids can stain if left to set.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Implications of Finding the Higgs Boson?

gregg Re:Probably (683 comments)

Biggest rock is best rock. Frankly, it seems obvious to me...

more than 2 years ago
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Verizon Claims Net Neutrality Violates Their Free Speech Rights

gregg Re:You're a company (430 comments)

"Corporations are people, my friend." - Thomas Jefferson

Actually I think the quote goes "Soylent Green are people, my friend - Robert Thorn."

more than 2 years ago
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Ray Bradbury Has Died

gregg Re:I KNEW Venus was up to no good! (315 comments)

He wrote stories about Venus, too. The one that has stuck in my mind was the child recently emigrated from earth who missed seeing the sun (because Venus was cloudy and rainy).

The story you are referring to is All Summer in a Day

more than 2 years ago
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Russian Scientists Revive Plant From 30,000-Year-Old Seeds

gregg Re:I saw this movie (162 comments)

The only movie I can think of is "Little Shop of Horrors", but I don't think that was quite the violent-plant image you had in mind...

It could be The Day of the Triffids. Nothing is scarier than malevolent celery.

more than 2 years ago
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Do You Like Online Privacy? You May Be a Terrorist

gregg Re:Similar to McArthur anti-communist propaganda.. (720 comments)

My grand parents knew friends who were arrested as they were suspected communists during the witch hunt years McArthur was going after people who simply had an opinion about the government...

I think you mean McCarthy.

more than 2 years ago
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Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email

gregg Re:The problem isn't the medium. (601 comments)

So people are receiving lots of emails, of which 90% are useless, and this guy decides the solution is to switch from emails to 'chat-type' services. So now you've got lots of chat messages, of which 90% are useless. Problem solved?

This is just another example of Sturgeon's Law in action.

more than 2 years ago
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BMW Working On Laser Headlamps

gregg Sales Point: Pink Floyd (330 comments)

The only car where the Pink Floyd music library is included as a feature; complete with laser light show.

more than 2 years ago
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SlashTweaks Let YOU Micro-Edit Slashdot

gregg Re:Actually sounds useful (257 comments)

I guess there can be only one Pony moment.

Does that mean that /. has jumped the shark or the pony?

more than 3 years ago
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Porn Industry Ready To Drop Flash

gregg Re:never gonna work (249 comments)

No other vendor has the power that PORN does , if porn industry unilaterally decided tomorrow to adopt HTML5 .. in very short time, every computer on the planet would have upgraded their browser. period.

If that is true, then all we have to do now is get the porn industry to adopt ip6.

more than 4 years ago
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Inertial Mass Separate From Gravitational Mass?

gregg Re:e = mc2? (405 comments)

The 'm' in the equation refers to the rest mass. Determining if the rest mass is inertial or gravitational mass is left as an exercise for the reader. Please show your work for full credit.

more than 4 years ago
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The Movie Studios' Big 3D Scam

gregg But it is +1 better (532 comments)

3 > 2 so 3D must be better than 2D. Personally, I waiting until they 'turn it up' to 11D.

more than 4 years ago
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Gas Wants To Kill the Wind

gregg Re:Missed the Better Headline (479 comments)

Gas Seeking to Break Wind

I think that was the original title of a spinal tap album...

more than 4 years ago

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NASA video game lets you build and run complex spa

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Developed by the Information Technology Office at NASA's Ames Research Center NetworKing lets players build fast and efficient communication networks by first setting up command stations around the world and then linking them to orbiting satellites and space telescopes. Resources are earned throughout the game as players continue to acquire more clients.

NetworKing is available to the public for play on the NASA 3D Resources website. Players can access the game using an Internet browser. It can be downloaded and run on both a PC and Macintosh operating system."

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NASA makes famous sound bites available for use as

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Digital Trends has a story about NASA using famous sound bites as ringtones.

From the article:
NASA has been going through its audio archives and come up with a selection of what it’s calling “historic and interesting sounds” that can be used as ringtones or computer notification noises.

“NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years,” NASA App project manager Jerry Colen said in a press release. “Now we’re making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use.”"

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Netflix to offer more streams at once

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Netflix will soon offer “family plans” for its streaming video service, according to the company’s investors relations page.

While details of the plans were not disclosed, it is likely that a family plan would allow Netflix customers to add multiple users to a single account at a discounted price."

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Happy 80th Birthday, William Shatner!

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Today another geek legend celebrates a birthday. Best known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner has cemented himself into geek science fiction lore forever. Today he begins his ninth decade on this planet — yes, Captain Kirk is now 80 years old."
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First robot marathon kicks off in Osaka, Japan

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Five knee-high androids have crossed the starting line in the world's first marathon for two-legged robots.

The contestants are expected to take four days to complete the course, which involves 423 laps of an indoor track.

A live video feed can be found here"

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The Mystery of the Giant Planet Hidden In Our Sola

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Jesus Diaz from Gizmodo has an article a new gas giant hiding out in the Oort Cloud. From the article "There's a giant planet right here, hiding in our Solar System. One that nobody has ever seen, even while it is four times larger than Jupiter and has rings and moons orbiting it. At least, that's what two astrophysicists say.""
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Have astronomers seen the birth of a black hole? |

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "An exploding star spotted 30 years ago in a nearby galaxy appears to be a newborn black hole, astronomers reported on Monday.

X-ray observations suggest the supernova, called SN 1979C, is a black hole in the making, a team of U.S. and European astronomers said."

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BBC News - Pi record smashed as team finds two-qua

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi — and a few digits either side of it. Nicholas Sze, of technology firm Yahoo, determined that the digit — when expressed in binary — is 0."
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Caucasians and Asians don't examine faces in the s

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Caucasians and Asians don't examine faces in the same way, according to new research. PhD student Caroline Blais, of the Université de Montréal Department of Psychology, has published two studies on the subject: one in Current Biology and the other in PLoS One."
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FCC admits CableCARD a failure, vows to try someth

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "The FCC has had it with CableCARD, pointing out that after a decade of work, there are only 14 certified devices on the market that aren't directly controlled by the cable companies. In the FCC's ideal world, cable signals will be wide open to all devices, including Xbox 360s, TiVos, and PS3s. It's the latest broadside from the FCC's new Disrupter-in-Chief."
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Robotic Submarine Running Debian Wins Internationa

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "This August, a team of 35 undergraduate students from Cornell University sank the competition at the 12th annual Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, sponsored by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Office of Naval Research. The competition takesplace in a large acoustic testing pool operated by the US Navy SPAWAR Systems Center. It calls for entries to pass through a gate, follow a path, ram a submerged buoy, fire through a square target with small torpedoes, drop markers into bins containing simulated targets, recover a PVC target and surface through an octagon shape, all without human intervention."
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Periodic table gets a new element

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "The BBC is reporting that the periodic table will soon have a new addition — the "super-heavy" element 112.

More than a decade after experiments first produced a single atom of the element, a team of German scientists has been credited with its discovery."

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Microsoft to abandon Caligari TrueSpace

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Microsoft took over Caligari TrueSpace earlier last year and later released the software as freeware. They have now decided to discontinue TrueSpace — the first services will be disabled by tomorrow."
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Obama Recommends Delay in Digital TV Switch

gregg gregg writes  |  more than 5 years ago

gregg (42218) writes "Six weeks before the nation's television stations are scheduled to convert to digital transmission, the Obama administration is asking Congress to consider a delay.
In the most significant sign to date of concern about the impending digital TV transition, the Obama transition team co-chair John Podesta said the government funds to support the change are "woefully inadequate" and said that the digital switch date, Feb. 17, should be "reconsidered and extended.""

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