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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

itzly Re:Welp. (239 comments)

Referring to old security tapes as "movies" is even more unlikely. Unless, possibly, if they were taken with a hidden camera in the girl's shower area.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

itzly Re:Welp. (239 comments)

If my house were to burn down, the loss of a drawer full of crummy old VHS tapes would be on the bottom of the list of things to worry about. Since the original poster was talking about movies, a simple solution is to go to pirate bay, and download them, probably in better quality than the precious originals.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

itzly Re:Back up to optical media (239 comments)

The concept of "master archive" of old VHS tapes has a certain funny ring to it.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

itzly Re:Remember it is the end of winter there (476 comments)

First and foremost, remember that it is the end of winter. Having more sea ice at the end of winter is not surprising.

Obviously, scientists compare the end of one winter with the end of another winter.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

itzly Re:It's about Antarctic ice (476 comments)

The physical foundation is the same of course, but the circumstances are totally different. Hence the effect that Arctic sea ice is shrinking, while Antarctic sea ice is growing.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

itzly Re:It's getting hotter still! (476 comments)

I mean that Al Gore said "may", but the GP pretended that he said "will". That's a big difference. Also, Al Gore is not a scientist, and he was not expressing scientific consensus at the time.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

itzly Re:This means ice is melting (476 comments)

You should have read the article before rushing to hit the Submit button. It's about Antarctic ice.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

itzly Re:What is the point of these articles? (476 comments)

This data doesn't contradict global warming. It's a local effect, and it's been known for years.

yesterday
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

itzly Re:It's getting hotter still! (476 comments)

There's a difference between 'may' and 'will'. At the same time that Al Gore made this statement, most scientists were more comfortable with an estimate of 2030.

yesterday
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How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector

itzly Re:less than one particle per square kilometer/100 (74 comments)

The earth's surface area is pretty large, but from any given point on the earth, you can only see a small bit. And it's probably cheaper to aim a detector at the moon than it is to put one in orbit and look at the earth.

about a week ago
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How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector

itzly Re:mini-explosion? (74 comments)

The cosmic rays collide with the atoms high in the atmosphere, and the atmosphere is notoriously bad at maintaining pockmarks.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

itzly Re:Powershell (725 comments)

- strings terminated by a binary zero rather than their physical size. Who the hell thought that would be a good idea?

Zero termination is simpler, and more flexible. Also, it avoids having to choose the appropriate number of bytes for the size field. Besides, if you want strings with size field, it's simple enough to implement that yourself.

about two weeks ago
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Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday

itzly Re:3:2 resonance (101 comments)

Yeah, let's spend insane amounts of energy for no clear benefit.

about two weeks ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

itzly Re:TI calculators are not outdated, just overprice (359 comments)

It may be more efficient to buy in bulk, but that doesn't necessarily mean the prices will be lower. The TI representative could bribe the person(s) responsible for purchasing to accept the higher prices, for example.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

itzly Re:Free speech but not trade (312 comments)

Nobody claimed the scope was unlimited. It's a limited freedom, like most freedoms. Unlimited freedom usually doesn't work, because it hurts others.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

itzly Re:Free speech but not trade (312 comments)

And how about the freedom of people having a democratic vote on laws that restrict some freedoms in return for other things they may find important ?

about two weeks ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

itzly Re:unfair policy (302 comments)

Only if there's no competition between insurance companies. Otherwise, keeping the rates at a lower level will gain more market share.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

itzly Re:unfair policy (302 comments)

No, in that case, the question would have to have the words "statistically significant" in them. The word "significant" by itself means the same for scientists and laymen alike.

about two weeks ago
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Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

itzly Re:unfair policy (302 comments)

Funny how you react to a comment about Arctic ice with a study of Antarctic ice.

about two weeks ago

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