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Mobile Phone Use Soon To Be Allowed On European Flights

hedleyroos Profit (96 comments)

I'm buying stock in companies that manufacture noise cancellation headphones. Last thing I want is someone in close proximity talking on a phone.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

hedleyroos Re:Is the history he teaches incorrect? (363 comments)

I watched the Big History TV series and was unimpressed. They attempt to make connections between items spanning billions of years eg. Kennedy was killed by a bullet, lead is formed in supernovas. It feels as if the episodes suffer from ADD. Not enough time is spent on a single subject.

What exactly is wrong with the way history is teached? Or is old Bill trying to rewrite a few bits to fit his vision?

about a month and a half ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

hedleyroos Re:Too simple (588 comments)

So that's where you got your nick.

about 1 month ago
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South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

hedleyroos Re:LOL (421 comments)

It is illegal to hunt extinct animals.

about a month ago
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Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

hedleyroos Re:Cut out the middle man! (521 comments)

You realize you're a Black Parrot right?

about 2 months ago
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Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

hedleyroos Re:Stupid (561 comments)

Apple must work on their diversity. All their products are white!

about 2 months ago
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Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?

hedleyroos Re:Pretty stupid reasoning (405 comments)

"mispellings". +1 ironic :). You make good points though.

about 5 months ago
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Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

hedleyroos Re:The Million Dollar Question (56 comments)

Ironically your nick is the surname of a well known South African cricket player.

about 7 months ago
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The Hobbit and Game of Thrones Top Most Pirated Lists of 2013

hedleyroos Obvious (193 comments)

Fans of those movies / shows are more into gaming / software and know how to use torrents and usenet. There will always be a percentage of people who pirate material. The industry should just accept that and move on.

about 10 months ago
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The Feathered Threat To US Air Superiority

hedleyroos Re:Two additional words (195 comments)

Heh, I was also thinking Star Trek. Put some money into shielding tech that we can also use in space.

about a year ago
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Gravity: Can Film Ever Get the Science Right?

hedleyroos Re:No, because reality is FUCKING BORING (438 comments)

I disagree. Reality can be entertaining. Like on The Avengers when Thor uses the metal tower to focus Mjolnir, that's real application of science.

1 year,8 days
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Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

hedleyroos Creative directory (410 comments)

Really timoth?

1 year,10 days
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Molecule In Corked Wine Plugs Up Your Nose

hedleyroos Re:So stop using corks (134 comments)

Boxes are easy to transport and may be subject to different taxation. The downsides are quite bad: higher sulphur content, looks tacky and no flow of air to soften tannins once opened.

about a year ago
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Hollywood's Love of Analytics Couldn't Prevent Six Massive Blockbuster Flops

hedleyroos Re:Better plots? (1029 comments)

I think he was referring to Daniel Craig in the Dragon Tattoo remake, not modern James Bond movies.

about a year ago
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The Trajectory of Television: A Big History of the Small Screen.

hedleyroos Re:I remember when... (134 comments)

I liked his story better.

about a year ago
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Dreambox: the World's First 3D Printing Vending Machine

hedleyroos Name already in use (97 comments)

There already exists a popular Linux based satellite receiver called Dreambox.

about a year ago
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Chicago Sun Times Swaps iPhone Training For Staff Photographers

hedleyroos Re:Grammer perhaps? (316 comments)

"Grammer". You're one to complain.

about a year ago
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Beer Drone Delivery Service For South African Music Festival

hedleyroos Re:Ah, of course... (61 comments)

You've got the wrong city. The majority of Cape Town is safe. Johannesburg is dangerous.

about a year and a half ago

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Politician threatens to close twitter accounts

hedleyroos hedleyroos writes  |  more than 3 years ago

hedleyroos (817147) writes "The South African ANC Youth League is upset about twitter accounts portrating themselves as its controversial leader. They have gone so far as to contact the US embassy in South Africa to assist in shutting down the satirical accounts. From their spokesperson: 'We don't want to expose our strategy on how we will get them. But we will get them and we are going to report them to the police. It's fraud, this thing, it's unacceptable, it's against the law. We will also institute civil claims against them and sue them.'

A radio personality added further fuel to the fire by encouraging people to create more such accounts."

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