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NASA Rover Fails to Turn Up Methane On Mars

kdogg73 Re:Poor NASA (106 comments)

Just you wait 'til they find oil.

QFT: Mod parent Insightful.

1 year,15 hours

Excess Coffee May Be Linked To Early Death

kdogg73 News Flash (220 comments)

Excess living leads to early death.

My grandparents drank coffee every day and lived to be in their late eighties and nineties.

about a year ago

Early Apple Employees Talk Memories of Steve Jobs, Thoughts On New Movie

kdogg73 I enjoyed that interview (146 comments)

Sounds like Daniel Kottke would be a great person to know. Let him roll about those days. Thanks!

about a year ago

Tar Pitch Drop Captured On Camera

kdogg73 Glass (142 comments)

Don't forget the viscosity of plain old glass.

about a year ago

Neuroscientist: First-Ever Human Head Transplant Is Now Possible

kdogg73 Overheard in recovery (522 comments)

Oh, oh, that's much better. Wait... wait. Oh, my! What have you done? I'm backwards. You flea-bitten furball! Only an overgrown mop-head like you would be stupid enough to...

about a year ago

AMD Making a 5 GHz 8-Core Processor At 220 Watts

kdogg73 Re:Poor AMD... (271 comments)

Then along comes Apple...

about a year ago

Cyber Squatters Grab Up More Than 600 'Pope Francis' Domain Names

kdogg73 Pope name (73 comments)

FYI: There is no Pope Francis I until there is a Pope Francis II.

about a year and a half ago

Huge Meteor Blazes Across Sky Over Russia; Hundreds Injured

kdogg73 Re:Almost? (409 comments)

A quick analysis of the trajectory will verify that. Someone else's comment on the smaller piece outpacing the larger piece of DA14—still many hours off—is an indication that there is no relationship between the two.

What an exciting event!

about a year and a half ago

Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age

kdogg73 Be Now Known As... (542 comments)


about a year and a half ago

Fragmentation Leads To Android Insecurities

kdogg73 Re:Or... (318 comments)

You must be new here.

about a year and a half ago

DNA Confirms Parking Lot Remains Belong To King Richard III

kdogg73 I came here for Hoffa (212 comments)

But all I got was this lousy king.

about a year and a half ago

WotC Releases Old Dungeons & Dragons Catalog As PDFs

kdogg73 Scans (224 comments)

FTFA: "The scans are good quality, and best of all, the PDFs are searchable."

I was curious if they had re-set the type for a slimmer PDF. I would expect 320 pages of the Dungeon Master's Guide (even at 1-bit) may be hefty, but maybe not. Certainly more economical for a lost art.

about a year and a half ago

BioWare Launches "Gay Planet" For the Old Republic

kdogg73 Planet Name (333 comments)


Okay... I'm sorry. Don't be mad. I cringed too when it crossed my mind.

about a year and a half ago

Review: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (video)

kdogg73 Re:Too many dailies (204 comments)

If it's too easy, you get bored. If it's too hard, you get bored. If it's too repetitive, you get bored. If the dailies aren't each revolutionary, you get bored. I hate dailies, but let the reward justify the hard effort? Kinda like life, or are we all expecting the silver spoon. I love this expac. And I hope it takes me a while to get through it all. :) BTW: I hear if you reach Revered/Exalted on your main, your alts will gain rep twice as fast... starting in patch 5.1? But that's what I've heard.

about 2 years ago

iPhone 5 GeekBench Results

kdogg73 Re:Faster is fine - do we need thinner? (470 comments)

Thinner phone is a desirable concept, practical or not. However, it seems that with a thinner phone, you can wrap it with a more protective case. Have you seen what Otter Box has? It can easily double the thickness.

about 2 years ago

Smooth, High Definition Video of Curiosity's Landing On Mars

kdogg73 Re:Uh... (78 comments)

I would say yes, it's the modern production fix of dropped frames, like interpolating photography when the data's not really there to increase the size. Other stuff is probably from a camera dynamically trying to balance light and color. Nonetheless, truly an awesome video.

about 2 years ago

Rover Fuel Came From Russian Nuke Factory, But Supplies Running Low

kdogg73 1.21 gigawatts (139 comments)

[referring to the Curiosity rover]
Reuters [looks through a camcorder] This is heavy-duty, Doc. This is great. Uh, does it run, like, on regular unleaded gasoline?
NASA Scientist: Unfortunately, no. It requires something with a little more kick. Plutonium.
Reuters: Um, plutonium. Wait a minute. Are...
[lowers the camcorder]
Reuters: Are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?
NASA Scientist: Hey, hey, hey! Keep rolling. Keep rolling there.
[The reporter raises the camcorder]
NASA Scientist: No, no, no, no, no, this sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity I need.
Reuters: Doc, you don't just walk into a store and-and buy plutonium. Did you rip that off?
NASA Scientist: Of course. From a group of Soviet nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts. Come on! Let's get you a radiation suit. We must prepare to reload.

more than 2 years ago



Minecraft 1.5 "Redstone" Released

kdogg73 kdogg73 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

kdogg73 writes "Jens Bergensten and the Mojang team have released the latest version of Minecraft 1.5 dubbed Redstone. Changes and updates include an added redstone comparator, redstone block, hoppers and droppers, light and weight sensors, Herobrine removal and many bug fixes among other things. Videos detailing the changes and new redstone devices already litter youtube."
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Minecraft Redstone 1.5 in Pre-Release, Official Release March 13

kdogg73 kdogg73 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

kdogg73 writes "Jens Bergensten announces Minecraft Redstone 1.5 is now in pre-release, sets official release date to March 13. Among the main changes are a number of new redstone-related blocks, including the Comparator, Hopper, Dropper, Daylight Sensor, Trapped Chest, Weighted Pressure Plates and Block of Redstone."
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Using BBEdit to Manage Code

kdogg73 kdogg73 writes  |  about 4 years ago

kdogg73 (771674) writes "My bread and butter is desktop publishing on the MacOS: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator (Quark is dead). I never see the print medium actually going away altogether, but the pinch increases every year, reminding me to keep my horizons open. My employer appreciates that, as our work shifts to more web-based design. Beyond generating a web ready PDF, I have dabbled with Flash, HTML and basic web managing such as WordPress, MODx and other content site management tools over the years. Adobe packages Dreamweaver/Flash with some of their Creative Suites, and I have those handy. My question is to what people think of the program BBEdit versus other text-based code editors, including Dreamweaver's own. I used this back in the 90s and loved it. I'm debating on asking for a full copy. I see myself copying source in and out of the content management programs to BBEdit, cleaning up inline CSS and other HTML code as needed. Thanks for any insight."
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