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Elon Musk Addresses New Jersey's Tesla Store Ban

lonechicken Saturn (229 comments)

"when has an American startup auto company ever succeeded by selling through auto dealers?" I thought Saturn was doing okay for a while, but looking briefly at wikipedia, I guess as GM took more control, it was doomed.

about 8 months ago

WhatsApp: 2nd Biggest Tech Acquisition of All Time

lonechicken Talent? (257 comments)

Not saying it was a good purchase, but it seems like a lot of these things are purchases of tech talent as well as the products and intellectual rights.

about 9 months ago

Brain Function "Boosted For Days After Reading a Novel"

lonechicken Re:Cumulative? (110 comments)

Right. Along those lines, probably variety in age too.

about a year ago

Brain Function "Boosted For Days After Reading a Novel"

lonechicken More (110 comments)

They need a followup study. Just 21 people? How about listening to an audiobook? Does it have the same effect? When I'm bored at work and don't have to worry about distractions to my programming, I listen to audiobooks instead of music.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why So Hard Landing Interviews In Seattle Versus SoCal?

lonechicken Re:Get a local phone number (506 comments)

Sounds like you should be in the I-270 corridor of Maryland. They can't get enough of your type in the area.

about a year ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

lonechicken Concept, Schmonscept (726 comments)

I recognize that the movie was crafted to be multi-layered, satirical, a critique on imperialism, whatever. And I understand it was different in many ways than the book. But to be on a list of "best films", shouldn't the movie have to be written with good dialogue and have at least decent acting? Neither of which, the movie even came close in.

1 year,14 days

File Sharing In the Post MegaUpload Era

lonechicken Re:Blame Napster (334 comments)

Shhh. Zip it about the U-word place! You know what the first and second rule of it is.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Android Tablet For Travel?

lonechicken We did this (356 comments)

This past summer, we bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1 specifically for the purpose of communicating across the Atlantic from Ireland/England. The wife took it, it was nice, light, and reliable, and she was able to GTalk with the kids and me (Skype video wasn't available at the time) . The only issue (not tablet specific) was finding wifi spots in certain semi-rural areas of Ireland.

more than 2 years ago

DOT Exempts Maker of 'Flying Car' From Road Vehicle Safety Rules

lonechicken Flying Car 2 (142 comments)

"Flying Car 2! Now with wings."

more than 3 years ago

Tobii Releases Eye-Controlled Mouse For PCs

lonechicken Jason Becker (67 comments)

Paging legendary musician, Jason Becker.

more than 3 years ago

MS Global Strategy Chief: Tablets Are a Fad

lonechicken Re:well, he might be right (643 comments)

Dedicated eBook Readers are not going to die until somebody makes a tablet that can be used when the lighting is not optimal.

Notion Ink?

more than 3 years ago

Ask the Designers of D&D Fourth Edition

lonechicken 4.5 (482 comments)

When is 4.5 coming out?

more than 6 years ago


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