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Google Nexus Gets Wireless Charger

jslarve Re:The distinction is minor (223 comments)

Luckily, I leave my Nexus 7 plugged in all the time. My one gripe about this device is that it's find to find the hole when plugging in the USB charger. (flour, or not). It does seem to have a propensity to wear.

1 year,7 days

Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

jslarve Some lossy sound better than other lossy. (749 comments)

Not saying that lossy is ever better than non-lossy, but with good "dithering", it can really make a big difference. Probably better for artists to provide their own mp3 (or whatever file type) than leaving it up to a vendor to do it. This Izotope video is pretty informative, despite being kind of an ad. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVNzylf9sGo

about a year and a half ago

What's the Shelf Life of a Programmer?

jslarve Re:Depends (388 comments)

Depends on the programmer!

Bah. Continence has nothing to do with being a good programmer.

about 2 years ago

Rover Finds Ancient Streambed On Martian Surface

jslarve Re:Water, or some other fluid? (180 comments)

Probably never occurred to those rocket scientists and geologists at NASA. :)

more than 2 years ago

Why You Shouldn't Write Off Google+ Just Yet

jslarve Re:Hangouts are cool (286 comments)

Thanks. I did find that, but it's still a whole lot of work to make stuff go away. I'd love to see it work like Google Reader.

more than 2 years ago

Why You Shouldn't Write Off Google+ Just Yet

jslarve Hangouts are cool (286 comments)

To be honest, I'm completely baffled by the google+ feed. It's very difficult to make "seen" things go away. Other than that, it's pretty cool. I've only been using it to attend a couple hangouts. Hangouts are really great, especially if you know ahead of time to comb your hair. It was a bit of a shocker to see my ugly mug on the list of attendees.

more than 2 years ago

Return of the Vacuum Tube

jslarve Re:But in outer space... (313 comments)

Not a good enough vacuum (particles, gasses, solar wind, etc)

more than 2 years ago

Billionaires and Polymaths Expected To Unveil a Plan To Mine Asteroids

jslarve Re:It's even dumber than that. (531 comments)

But look at all that cheddar

more than 2 years ago

Camera Gun Would Let Hunters Get Killer Wildlife Shots

jslarve Catch and Release Hunting (263 comments)

That's pretty neat, really.

more than 2 years ago

Library of Congress To Receive Entire Twitter Archive

jslarve #n hashtag is supposed to help (106 comments)

I don't know how correct it is, but @PogoWasRight uses it. I asked her why, and she said that tweets with the #n are ignored by Library of Congress import.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage

jslarve It's about time (609 comments)

It's about time that this video (uploaded in May 2010) finally gets it's due.

about 4 years ago

Has Google Broken JavaScript Spam Munging?

jslarve Re:Mung (288 comments)

I'm heartened to see that they make a mention of the "South Park" version of Mung, as that's the one I thought of.

more than 5 years ago



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