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Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required

lobiusmoop Re:Battery... (167 comments)

Or how about maybe an old-school low-power always-on grey-scale reflective LCD, sunlight readable - like digital watches have been using forever.

about 8 months ago
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Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required

lobiusmoop Re:Battery... (167 comments)

I sometimes wonder why they are putting high-end hardware in these watches when there isn't enough space for a large battery. This has 600mAH, not much for an Android phone. Something like the Nokia 100 can run for a month on 800mAH by omitting all the bells and whistles I think you would rarely use on a keyboard-less 1.54'' screen watch phone anyway, and just being a phone.

about 8 months ago
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Predictors of Suicidal Behavior Found In Blood

lobiusmoop Re:STAY OFF MY LAWN (209 comments)

The Fifth Trumpet
â¦5And they were not permitted to kill anyone, but to torment for five months; and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man. 6And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.
Revelation 9

(I'm not particularly Christian, but find this interesting in the light of current questions of medical ethics)

about 7 months ago
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The Cryonics Institute Offers a Chance at Immortality (Video)

lobiusmoop Re:I don't want to be immortal, just ancient. (254 comments)

It's funny. When I was in my 20's I wanted to live forever. Now, in my 40's, I sometimes wonder if it will ever end.

about 8 months ago
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Yahoo Deletes Journalist's Pre-Paid Legacy Site After Suicide

lobiusmoop Re:Fuck Yahoo! (403 comments)

Streisand effect in play. (Or maybe Obi-Wan effect perhaps)

about 8 months ago
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YouTube Co-founder Calls For Global Access To TV Online

lobiusmoop Re:Who Pays? (140 comments)

For the same reason you are paying taxes in general I guess, a form of altruism that keeps things civilized.

about 9 months ago
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Windows NT Turns 20

lobiusmoop Here's to Kernels (213 comments)

The Linux kernel would have bought it a beer, but it hasn't turned 21 yet.

about 9 months ago
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Google's Latest Machine Vision Breakthrough

lobiusmoop Re:20GB?? That's it??? (113 comments)

Iit's irrelevant, Google is all about cloud computing, all the gruntwork would be happening elsewhere on a heavily compressed/uploaded copy of your data, much like their speech recognition on even the latest smartphones.

about 9 months ago
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What Wi-Fi Would Look Like If We Could See It

lobiusmoop Radar (120 comments)

Wifi is just microwave radiation. We already 'see' microwave radiation, it is called 'radar'.

about 9 months ago
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Rise of the Warrior Cop: How America's Police Forces Became Militarized

lobiusmoop IRS Too? (835 comments)

As a Brit, the stuff I read about the cops in the USA freaks me out, maybe because of the relative lack-of-guns here.
  I read articles saying even your tax collectors are doing armed raids on houses, is this right? It seems like something from a Terry Gilliam film, nightmare-ish.

about 9 months ago
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NHS Fined After Computer Holding Patient Records Found On eBay

lobiusmoop Outsourcing (186 comments)

FTFA:
We should not have to tell organisations to think twice, before outsourcing vital services to companies who offer to work for free.

Relevant Dilbert

about 9 months ago
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Next-Gen Gorilla Glass: Smartphones Could Have Antibacterial, Anti-Glare Displays

lobiusmoop Re:How about (175 comments)

Nonsense. The Nokia 3310 is notoriously resilient, but its Achilles' Heel is that it's obsolete. Same applies to every other phone ever released, Gorilla Glass or not.

about 9 months ago
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Silicon Valley In 2013 Resembles Logan's Run In 2274

lobiusmoop Obligatory Primer Quote: (432 comments)

"You know what they do with engineers when they turn 40? They take them out and shoot them."

about 9 months ago
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Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

lobiusmoop Re:Universe 25 (770 comments)

Possibly so, but that mirrors Japan with it's low immigration.

about 9 months ago
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Why Are Japanese Men Refusing To Leave Their Rooms?

lobiusmoop Re:Universe 25 (770 comments)

If I had mod points you'd get them. This is the kind of interesting stuff that keep me visiting /.

about 9 months ago
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Making Your Datacenter Into Less of a Rabid Zombie Power Hog

lobiusmoop Location Location Location (52 comments)

Given that data centers are basically big electric heaters doing some number crunching along the way, might be sensible to put them in cold climates rather than hot, so a) it's easier to dump all the heat generated and b) that heat has some practical uses.

about 10 months ago
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Solar-Powered Boat Carries 8.5 Tons of Lithium-Ion Batteries

lobiusmoop Re:Why the stupidity (164 comments)

Clearly they were working on a fishing vessel to go out trolling for engineers. (And quite successfully too it seems)

about 10 months ago

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'Cold fusion' chemist Martin Fleischmann dies

lobiusmoop lobiusmoop writes  |  about a year and a half ago

lobiusmoop (305328) writes "Martin Fleischmann, the chemist who with Stanley Pons claimed in 1989 to have achieved "cold fusion", has died.

The claims set the science world alight, because the simple experiment would have been the source of cheap and practically limitless energy.

But the results could never be replicated, and the idea of fusion in normal laboratory conditions is now almost completely discredited.

Dr Fleischmann's son reported that he had died on Friday, aged 85."

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25 Years of Elite

lobiusmoop lobiusmoop writes  |  more than 4 years ago

lobiusmoop writes "The classic computer space-trading game Elite has celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Elite was released on 20 September 1984 for the BBC Microcomputer and was one of the first games to use 3D graphics."

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