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Stephen Hawking: 'There Are No Black Holes'

jzarling Of course he says that... (458 comments)

...because he calls them Hawking Holes!

about 3 months ago

Datawind Not Blowing Smoke: $38 Tablet Coming To the US

jzarling RAM? (210 comments)

I didnt see a spec on RAM - anyone know what it ships with? I recently bought a Samsung Centura which has very similar specs as this tablet, and it has left me wanting.

about 4 months ago

Hands-On With Windows 8.1 Preview

jzarling Start8 - saved my parents... (505 comments)

My parents bought a Win8 AIO monstrosity, it was nightly support calls.
I bought them a copy of Start8 and showed them how to get to the desktop - now all is better.

about 10 months ago

Iron In Egyptian Relics Came From Space

jzarling Giorgio Tsoukalos asks... (119 comments)

Did all these rocks fall from the sky, maybe, but, could some have been brought by ancient astronauts, as gifts to the native population?

about a year ago

Cosmos Remake Coming To Fox In 2014

jzarling Hypnotic Voice... (193 comments)

Carl Sagan had a voice that could lull you into a trance -

about a year ago

Nintendo To Cancel Weather, News, and Other Built-In Wii Apps In June

jzarling Netflix will still live on...? (175 comments)

My Wii is used primarily by my 8 yro for Lego Games, and Netflix - I bet that is 90-95% of how Wii's are used anyway.

1 year,6 days

Set Your Watches For the End of Windows XP

jzarling Re:Who calls MS for support? (712 comments)

I have called to xfer a license - and it was painless.

1 year,10 days

James Cameron Gives Sub To Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

jzarling Re:Napkin sketches not always a good idea (35 comments)

Its terrible when you have Stonehenge monument in danger of being crushed,,, by a dwarf. And it was 18" tall.

1 year,23 days

Google's Server Cooling Plan Produces 4ft Alligator

jzarling Swamp People Tie in... (79 comments)

I hope that they hire Troy from Swamp People to catch it.

about a year and a half ago

Is Mobile Broadband a Luxury Or a Human Right?

jzarling Its a Luxury (332 comments)

Clean food, and water. Free basic education. A safe place to live. Those as the basic human rights - IMO

about a year and a half ago

The Fastest ISPs In the US

jzarling Do we need more speed? (168 comments)

I have charter at the 30/3 increment. it costs just under $50/month. If I wasn't bundled for another 14 months I think I could get by with a slower speed, as long as I can stream some Netflix, and play a bit of CoD, or Battlefield 3 I would be happy. 10MB would probably be enough for me.

about a year and a half ago

Apple Blocks iOS Apps Using Dropbox SDK

jzarling Never go against the family... (356 comments)

This seems a bit like the mafia - Dropbox tried to circumvent the rules of protection, or make money off the books, and hence will have to be taxed...

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: The Very Best Paper Airplane?

jzarling The classic Dart.... (183 comments)

The classic Dart has always my mainstay when making planes for my son and his friends.

I am also partial to the designs in this book : http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Paper-Airplane-Step/dp/0671555510
ISBN-10: 0671555510
ISBN-13: 978-0671555511

I have a variation of the general "Ultimate" designs, and the "Harrier" that resembles a Shuttle - These used to be mandatory for my then 3yro (now 6) when we watched shuttle liftoffs, and landings.

about 2 years ago

RIM Firing (Nearly) Everybody

jzarling Re:Incidentally (440 comments)

They tried to market to a younger culture by touting their BBM service a couple years ago - however Twitter took off and well...

about 2 years ago

Active Video Games Don't Make Kids Exercise More

jzarling More gym class, and recess for younger kids... (304 comments)

My 6yro is a wildman when it comes to most of the Wii "active games" he gets pretty excited and jogs in place and is constantly moving - he gets fairly sweaty doing it, tho he is probably an exception to the rule.

When I was in school we had a lot of phys ed - everyday in grade school, 3 days a week in middle school, and high school. Now I think my kid gets 2 days of gym a week. Sure there is recess, but its in 15 minute spurts, or a 30 minute lunch where half the time is spent eating his lunch.

more than 2 years ago

Have Bad Cars Gone Extinct?

jzarling Re:News to me (672 comments)

I bought a 98 Isuzu Amigo new, and drove it to 200k in just over 10 years. I would have yet today but the head cracked, and the repair was more than we had available with a new baby on the way. I opted to buy a newer used car, a 2001 Monte which other routine maintenance has been fine for 140K and counting.

I do miss that Amigo tho - always started, and never got stuck in the Wisconsin winters.

more than 2 years ago

The Challenges of Building a Mars Base

jzarling Re:Challenge 1: Landing (228 comments)

exactly -
And even if they do land these parts within say 50 feet of each other how are they going to move it all to put it together. Rather than that cute explorer vehicle - it will need a crane of some kind or the whole thing will need to be inflatable, and then have a catalyst that makes the walls solid.

more than 2 years ago


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