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New Treatment From Australia For All Cancers

kevkingofthesea Re:Exciting Times (217 comments)

Assuming there's been an increase in cancer incidence in recent history (not saying there's been one, I just don't feel like looking it up), I'd conjecture that it's primarily due to our greatly increased average lifespan, not any ill effects of whatever foods or chemicals we might have added to our daily diets.

about a year ago
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Four Month Mars Food Study Wraps Up

kevkingofthesea Re:And not really useful.... (142 comments)

The veggies were freeze-dried, not frozen. That significantly reduces their weight.

Dunno about the meat.

about a year ago
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Kodak Ends Production of Acetate Base For Photographic Film

kevkingofthesea Re:Sad, but inevitable. (137 comments)

I agree. There's a quality to film that digital has yet to produce.

As a medium for documentation, digital photography is superior, but for artistic purposes, film is still a strong contender. There's something charming about the darkroom process, as well.

about a year ago
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Motorola Developing Pill and Tattoo Authentication Methods

kevkingofthesea Re:Authentication In Pills = Dumb (194 comments)

The pill itself isn't the auth - the pill uses your body to generate a signal which is used to auth.

about a year ago
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Google Plans Wireless Networks In Emerging Markets

kevkingofthesea Re:Customers? quoting nobody at all (43 comments)

You are correct, if by "nobody at all," you mean the first line of TFS.

about a year ago
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Predicting IQ With a Simple Visual Test

kevkingofthesea Re:Smartphones (325 comments)

Does that mean that people are getting smarter?

No, just their phones.

about a year ago
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Sorry, Larry Page: Tech-Industry Viciousness Is Here To Stay

kevkingofthesea Re:Negativity vs. Competition (201 comments)

They're a huge company - there are plenty of examples of both in their history. Google Fiber is one of the more recent examples of good competition from Google.

about a year ago
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Sorry, Larry Page: Tech-Industry Viciousness Is Here To Stay

kevkingofthesea Negativity vs. Competition (201 comments)

This submission, and the comments so far, have missed some key differences between negativity and competition. It is possible to compete without being negative towards your competitor. Good competition (from the consumer's point of view) involves both (all) sides striving to create the best product they can. Bad competition is when, rather than improving themselves, competitors seek to cut each other down.

about a year ago
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Has Supercomputing Hit a Brick Wall?

kevkingofthesea Re:Clarke's Three Laws (185 comments)

To be fair, the first law doesn't say anything about how long it will take to prove him wrong, nor does it even say he will be proven wrong - only that he probably will be.

about a year ago
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Boston Replacing Microsoft Exchange With Google Apps

kevkingofthesea Re:Other MS products? (251 comments)

From the article:

"Boston officials said they vetted Google and are satisfied with the security protections that come with Google Apps for e-mail and document storage. Also, Boston isn’t completely cutting ties with Microsoft, as it will continue to use its other products, such as the Windows operating system on its PCs." (Emphasis mine)

about a year ago
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Robot 'Fly' Mimics Full Range of Insect Flight

kevkingofthesea Re:Energy Density (41 comments)

It's wild when you realize that even if the entire mass of the "fly" was a battery, it would only be able to contain 144 Joules.

about a year ago
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Google Pledges Not To Sue Any Open Source Projects Using Their Patents

kevkingofthesea Re:Ah but can you not also make bridges out of sto (153 comments)

From the summary:

The patents covered in the OPN will be free to use in Free/Open Source software for the life of the patent, even if Google should transfer ownership to another party.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Projects For a Heap of Tech Junk?

kevkingofthesea Re:Negative Worth (210 comments)

CRT response times are usually better, too.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?

kevkingofthesea Re:Dictionary (770 comments)

What about smaller conversions? Say, feet to inches to fractions of inches vs. meters to centimeters to millimeters? It's a whole lot easier to figure out what 3/10 of a cm is than it is to figure out what 3/32 of an inch is.

about a year and a half ago
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White House Petition To Make Cell Phone Unlocking Legal Needs 11,000 Signatures

kevkingofthesea Re:Unlocking of cell phones (193 comments)

albeit nearly obsolete

IMO, a phone is not obsolete so long as it is capable of making calls.

about a year and a half ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Addresses Ubuntu Privacy Issues

kevkingofthesea Re:hello hosts file (279 comments)

Why are you blocking something that Ubuntu does if you're using Arch?

about a year and a half ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Addresses Ubuntu Privacy Issues

kevkingofthesea Re:hello hosts file (279 comments)

Agreed, I was considering switching to another distro for a variety of other reasons, and this just sealed the deal for me.

about a year and a half ago
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Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age

kevkingofthesea Re:Infallible? (542 comments)

Yeah, and there have been very few instances where the Church says the pope spoke infallibly.

about a year and a half ago
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Why Australian Telco's Plan To Shape BitTorrent Traffic Won't Work

kevkingofthesea Re:Pure Greed (84 comments)

20% of people do 80% of the work. 20% of the people do 80% of the innovation.20% of the people use 80% of the bandwidth.......Seems to be how the world works.

So much so that it's got a name.

about a year and a half ago

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