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Man Mines Midtown New York Sidewalks

loafula Re:And now that it's all over the internet (183 comments)

You're missing the plan, man. He's going to sell people the tools to do street mining. After that, he sits back in fat city.

You mean a styrofoam cup and a butter knife?

more than 3 years ago

SnowWorld VR Game Reduces Pain For Burn Patients

loafula Hunter Hoffman (64 comments)

Anyone else notice how his name is more or less a mash up of Hunter Thompson and Albert Hofmann?

more than 3 years ago

New Zealand Government Opens UFO Files

loafula Re:Pre-1952? (100 comments)

Actually, world wide there are reports which go back thousands of years. UFOs are even documented in art work from The Renaissance and by well known scholars. Even Christopher Columbus documents a UFO sighting in his journals as he sought the new world.

More likely why there is no documentation before 1952 is because of the same reason its true (with varying dates) all around the world. Before such a time, no one was charged with recording such sightings.

And for what its worth, crash sites are also reported long before Roswell. Others are reported all over the world, even including Germany, several decades before WWII.

I don't get why you linked to the Wikipedia article about the Renaissance, but this link is a lot more valid to your argument.

more than 3 years ago

CIA Launches WTF To Investigate Wikileaks

loafula WTF? (402 comments)


more than 3 years ago

Empire Strikes Back Director Irvin Kershner Dies at 87

loafula Re:Sad day (132 comments)

Leonard Nimoy..

more than 3 years ago

Mystery Missile Launched Near LA

loafula Re:Hmmm .... (858 comments)

'Cept if it was a demonstration to China, why do it 35 mi off the coast of LA? It seems unlikely to be seen from China there.

more than 3 years ago

Looks Like the End of the Line For LimeWire

loafula Well it's a good thing (277 comments)

That I prefer to use Frostwire.

more than 3 years ago

Government Admits Spying Via Facebook

loafula Re:Agent Provocateur (240 comments)

I'm sure they watch /. as well.

Do you think they have an agent provocateur on /. as well? Assuming they do, it might be interesting to hold a Slashdot Poll on who we think it is.

It's me...

more than 3 years ago

Inventor Creates Flotation Device Bazooka

loafula Re:Er.. (144 comments)

If I'd have to make a wager, I'd say the risk of hitting a person in the head with the projectile is much less than the risk of that person having to swim 150m through rough seas to get to a raft dropped off the side of a boat.

more than 3 years ago

Giving the Blind Better Web Access

loafula why? (168 comments)

why spend so much time and money making all of these devices hearing-aid compatible? why not just make the hearing-aids device compatible? install bluetooth receiver in hearing aid. problem solved.

more than 3 years ago

Hurt Locker File-Sharing Subpoenas Begin

loafula Re:Culprit ? (376 comments)

I was Army and when I watched it, I couldn't get past the fact it took place in 2004 and not only was someone playing an Xbox 360 on a 32" LCD TV, they were playing Gears of War (released 2007). That and the fact everybody was wearing the ACUs (Army Combat Uniform-the grey pixelly one) and not the DCUs (Desert Combat Uniform), which were not all that common until 2005. Didn't notice the cereal though!

about 4 years ago

GameStop Pulls Medal of Honor From Military Bases

loafula Re:Censorship? (362 comments)

I don't think this is making it completely unavailable to them at all. It's easy enough to mail order a game (even if you are in Iraq or Afghanistan), and even easier to drive off base to your local walmart. Also, this say Gamestops on base won't sell the game. It makes no mention of Post or Base Exchanges. I think it's a good sentiment on Gamestop's part.

about 4 years ago

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail

loafula Re:Reason #0 (320 comments)

Funny, I've always thought of vampires as the new zombies. We had the rash of zombie movies over the last x years- resident evil, 28 days, ect. Now we have all this vampire business going on with true blood and that god awful piece of crap that 12 year old girls and gay men go see.

about 4 years ago

Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

loafula Re:Easy (973 comments)

I don't think it is impossible at all. Maybe with today's technology it is, but who knows what humans will discover and be capable of in the next 100 years. It frustrates me seeing posts from people like you thinking our basic understanding of physics and engineering is the pinnacle of science- which is both vacuous and stupid.

I'm sure we would have still left the trees if everyone was like you, but we probably wouldn't have an airplane or a computer. We probably would not be able to trap light. We probably wouldn't be uncovering quantum secrets, detecting extra-solar planets, or visiting the moon either. We are at the brink of learning how to manipulate space and, in the future, we will only learn more.

more than 4 years ago

iPad Owners Are 'Selfish Elites'

loafula Misleading article (780 comments)

These researchers are dumb idiots. They have no clue what they are talking about and are all just dumb, poor idiots without any friends. I bet they are all redneck republicans, too. They live in the bible belt and work on dirty farms! They haven't even been to grad school! Sent from my iPad.

more than 4 years ago

WoW On an iPad Via Gaikai

loafula Re:Input (121 comments)

The iPad is bluetooth enabled, though, so having better input is just a matter of pairing it with a kb/mouse.

more than 4 years ago

Deposit Checks To Your Bank By Taking a Photo

loafula Re:Scanning a check exists now (494 comments)

USAA has both an iPhone and Android app. The android app requires OS version 1.6, so it won't run on an Eris unless you upgrade to 2.1 with the leaked firmware. I don't have the link handy, but it's somewhere in here

more than 3 years ago



Verizon Eliminating Unlimited Data Plans This Year

loafula loafula writes  |  more than 3 years ago

loafula (1080631) writes "Looks like Verizon is going the way of AT&T by eliminating their unlimited data plans and switching to a tiered only plan by the year's end. Everybody take a good look at your contracts, this will be a nice opportunity to jump ship without the hefty fee."
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User settings and application migration tools.

loafula loafula writes  |  more than 4 years ago

loafula (1080631) writes "Hi Slashdot. I work for a fairly large healthcare organization and we are in the process of a total hardware refresh. We have a lot of users in our billing departments that run a lot of specialized applications. Many of the older PCs still run Windows 2000, and all are going to be replaced with XP machines.
I was looking and hoping to find a migration tool that would help expedite the upgrades. Ideally, the tool would migrate user setting and installed applications from one PC to another. So, Slashdot, I was wondering if any of you out there had any ideas or suggestions to make my life a heck of a lot easier? Thanks in advance."

Which HDTV to buy?

loafula loafula writes  |  more than 7 years ago

loafula (1080631) writes "I'm in the market for a new television. As far as getting the most bang for my buck, what should I go with; LCD or Plasma? I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible. How about these companies like Niko, Vizio, Scepter or Westinghouse? Do they make good products, or am I better off spending a few hundred more on a Panasonic or Sony?"


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