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Astronomers Make the Science Case For a Mission To Neptune and Uranus

landofcleve Re:We're just not there yet (134 comments)

The moon doesn't have a dynamo powering a electromagnetic shield. Yards of rocky mass may prevent some of the radiation, but not the kind that moves through matter and is deflected here on Earth by the shield.

about 2 months ago
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How the Web Makes a Real-Life Breaking Bad Possible

landofcleve Hate this new dynamic scroll blog style (194 comments)

Whoever invented that method of reading a web page should be banned from the internet.

about 3 months ago
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Will Electric Cars and Solar Power Make Gasoline and Utilities Obsolete?

landofcleve Re:Uh? (734 comments)

This.

about 3 months ago
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Glyphy: High Quality Glyph Rendering Using OpenGL ES2 Shaders

landofcleve Re:Speech therapy (59 comments)

You're probably right. Doesn't change any of the facts for me. It also doesn't change that it was shared on an English language website with many people who probably have the same 'handicap' of being a native English speaker.

about 3 months ago
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Glyphy: High Quality Glyph Rendering Using OpenGL ES2 Shaders

landofcleve Re:Speech therapy (59 comments)

I had considerable difficulty understanding the presenter while listening in a quiet environment. I was unable to render 3/5 words that he spoke. Maybe it was a combination of the poor video quality or bad mic pickup along with his speech impediment, but regardless of the technical obstacles, the onus is still on the speaker to convey their message as articulate as is possible. For that to be true, speech therapy is needed.

about 3 months ago
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Glyphy: High Quality Glyph Rendering Using OpenGL ES2 Shaders

landofcleve Speech therapy (59 comments)

The guy in the video needs a lot of it before he gives a public speech again.

about 3 months ago
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The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire

landofcleve Re:There was another odd fire in Grand Rapids (65 comments)

That seems akin to the situation in this story where they ran the equipment right before the fire to show off to a potential employee and then locked it up and walked away.

about 3 months ago
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The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire

landofcleve There was another odd fire in Grand Rapids (65 comments)

The Fifth Third Ballpark went up in flames mysteriously as well yesterday.

about 3 months ago
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CSI Style Zoom Sees Faces Reflected In Subjects' Eyes

landofcleve Re:Or just limit the Megpixel (103 comments)

The original info on the phone never mentioned being able to use all of it. That's pretty cool

about 4 months ago
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CSI Style Zoom Sees Faces Reflected In Subjects' Eyes

landofcleve Re:Enhance! (103 comments)

That was hilarious.

about 4 months ago
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CSI Style Zoom Sees Faces Reflected In Subjects' Eyes

landofcleve Or just limit the Megpixel (103 comments)

count of the cameras you are snapping pics with. I can only think of a couple of cameras that get 39 megapixels, and they are in the Pureview line of Nokia's products. Even those don't produce 39 megapixel images, they use a sampling method to make better images at ~9 megapixel final resolution.

about 4 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

landofcleve P/N: X812824 Going on ~9 years. MS FTW (361 comments)

Gone through a number of wireless mice from Logitech and my basic MS mouse is still going strong.

about 4 months ago
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

landofcleve Re:Firechrome (381 comments)

They are still more interested in working correctly for IE11 than Epic or FF w/ghostery+adblockplus+noscript

about 4 months ago
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

landofcleve Re:Firechrome (381 comments)

Firefox + Epic Security Browser(Chromium based) + IE 11 for those PITA websites that never imagined people would use anything else.

Safari? Yeah right!

Opera as a curiousity.

about 4 months ago
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Should companies start using drones for common tasks, like package delivery?

landofcleve Re:Gonna buy me an air rifle (378 comments)

Yes, I am referring to the hardware as evil. . .

about 4 months ago
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Should companies start using drones for common tasks, like package delivery?

landofcleve Re:Hard to hit! Re:Gonna buy me an air rifle (378 comments)

Responding to an AC is the dumbest thing to do, but. . .

Never fired a gun at a moving target before I take it?

about 4 months ago
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Should companies start using drones for common tasks, like package delivery?

landofcleve Re:Gonna buy me an air rifle (378 comments)

Cool is a matter of opinion and perspective.

Instead, the thought in my head goes something like this:

Look, it's something evil!
I'm gunna' shoot it.

about 4 months ago

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Ask Slashdot: Where should I hang my hat now?

landofcleve landofcleve writes  |  about 5 months ago

landofcleve (1959610) writes "Slashdot has been a wonderful source of geek news and friendly chatter about the goings on of the IT world, but now I feel it has grown stale with a commenting system that is static and fragmented making it hard to keep up with conversations, especially in comparison to the far more robust options out there i.e. Discus, Livefyre, IntenseDebate. I was hoping that when Slashdot was acquired that we might see some updates to the Slashdot experience. Instead we got deprecation of one of my favorite features of this site which allowed for the page to actively append more articles to the bottom of the page without clicking for the next page. So my question is, where are folks going to from here? What sites are there that have a spartan, yet aesthetically pleasing, design who feature similar content and yet have a vibrant and dynamic commenting system in place?"
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There's a new Con in town.

landofcleve landofcleve writes  |  about a year ago

landofcleve (1959610) writes "XDA-Developers, the folks that have worked tirelessly to bring freedom to the phones and tablets The Man says that we don't own one hex edit at a time, brings you a Convention in Miami, FL in the hopes of bringing down the Telecom giants and their oppressive war against freedom and liberty in the devices that we rely on to get the job done at home, work and play. So if you have a dog in this race, and everybody does right in their pocket at this very moment, then consider adding your flair, panache, style, passion or even just be the coffee gopher at this, the Tenth Anniversary of XDA-Developers at their first Con."
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Mashable 'minds' DISCOVER Android Phone inside magazine advertisement.

landofcleve landofcleve writes  |  about a year and a half ago

landofcleve (1959610) writes "A couple of hamfisted, half-brained folks at Mashable "DISCOVER", their word, working Android phone in a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly. Now before you watch the video, know that you will cringe with the skills put on display, not to mention the eager lack of knowledge as to what they are doing, but hey, they did point this out. I suppose one must realize that the bar is already set low for anyone who reads this rag to be prepared to handle such a 'DISCOVERY'."
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The Washington Post means to subvert the meaning o

landofcleve landofcleve writes  |  more than 2 years ago

landofcleve (1959610) writes "The Washington Post in what is probably just an attempt to get page hits and draw readers is also undermining the efforts of those who take a principled stand for a cause. They plan to offer a one day group-think alternative to the Wikipedia that will not be tomorrow by attempting to answer questions using the masses so as to alleviate the loss of Wikipedia for the day. Maybe their sad actions will further demonstrate for all what a valuable resource Wikipedia is and help spread the reason of why people can't use the site tomorrow. Maybe it will also push people back into libraries in search of a qualified answer after the left-leaning Washington Post tints every answer with the kind of bias that Wikipedia strives to keep out of its articles. What do you think?"
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