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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

mapuche Why does it matter? (407 comments)

99% of iPhone users buy a case for their thin devices.


Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

mapuche Around the world? (421 comments)

We have very long summer breaks. My kids have the French calendar, two whole months for vacarions, and a week break every six weeks.

about a month ago

Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell

mapuche Wars, empires, testosterone (387 comments)

Civilization comes with war. Warriors need a lot of testosterone and battles lead to anihilation of hi-testosterone individuals. I find some evolutive path to decrease of testosterone.

about a month and a half ago

YouTube Introduces 60fps Video Support

mapuche Frame interpolation (157 comments)

Maybe the videos are 30FPS but the player is doing some interpolation to achieve 60FPS, like modern TV displays.

about 3 months ago

How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

mapuche Re:Business class is a misnomer (146 comments)

If you travel a lot for business there's a chance you have to fly for half a day or even more hours, sign a contract, shake hands and return home the same or next day. Using business class is the best way to arrive fresher for you meeting and make good decisions. For me doesn't make much sense to pay business for a less than 4-5 hours flight, but that's just me.

about 5 months ago

8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

mapuche Re:Chile worst dictatorship in South America? (86 comments)

Well, this doesn't help with the point, Right? How Chile can be a beacon of democrac if it had a dictator after dictator? According to you words.

about 5 months ago

8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

mapuche Re:It's now the 21st century (86 comments)

And he left a bunch of "senadores designados" or non-elected senators in the law. There are still traces, but that's not the point. The point is, Chile is hardly a beacon of democracy, because generals tend to interfere with politics a lot.

about 6 months ago

8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered

mapuche Re:Of course it was calm (86 comments)

A beacon of democracy? Chile had at least 5 military internventions in the 20th century.

about 6 months ago

Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

mapuche Re:If any slightest illness was ever even *suspect (440 comments)

There's a law that avoids liability for food donation:

about 6 months ago

Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

mapuche There's no liability (440 comments)

Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act.

So no legal reason no to donate food.

about 6 months ago

College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves

mapuche Nice viral video (100 comments)

I wonder if these guys really have no connection to Tesla in any way.

about 6 months ago

Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter

mapuche Re:More about storage (413 comments)

I don't have 128 GB in music, it's a lot of money. But I like to run and my shuffle is convenient for the 40 minute training; no movable parts and lightweight. .

about 6 months ago

NSA Hacked Email Account of Mexican President

mapuche No hard feelings (242 comments)

"The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico."

Hardly. When you have huge difference of powers the weaker nation, Mexico in this case, can only act as offended but forget the issue very soon and go on.

about a year ago

ESA Begins Mars Rover Tests In Chile

mapuche Re:Why not just do it indoors? (45 comments)

"The Atacama is pretty inhospitable"

No it isn't. Atacama desert has considerable amount of wild life, mine workers and tourists. I've been there as a back packer, and you can live there for a few weeks without problems in a shoestring budget.

about a year ago

New High Tech $100 Bills Start To Circulate Today

mapuche Internet in business hotels (302 comments)

That makes sense. Usually a travel expense paid by your company. Who cares if they charge you $18 for a day with internet access?

I remember the Westin Palace in Madrid charges $1 USD per night for charity.

about a year ago

Google Wants Patent On Splitting Restaurant Bills

mapuche Re:Tapwater in Germany (196 comments)

I remember drinking tapwater in my trip to Berlin a few years ago. The taste of the water was... actually, the water amazingly had no taste.

about a year ago

Former Director of the ISS Division At NASA Talks About Science Behind 'Elysium'

mapuche Rich ain't paying for it (366 comments)

Just remember the bank bailout. I can imagine a scenario where a space station is financed by the tax payers' money and then privatized for peanuts.

about a year ago

How the Smartphone Killed the Three-day Weekend

mapuche Re:How can this even be true? (232 comments)

Film yourself a whole day. One thing is what you think you do, and the reality of what you do.

I know people who certainly check their smartphones every few minutes, checks-in 4 square when they go even to the loo, etc.

about a year ago

Mayor Bloomberg Battles Fleet Owners Over NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

mapuche Re:Why does this problem exist in the first place (278 comments)

I was always amazed on how well organized are in the US. Taxi drivers here in Mexico City are free to choose watever car model they want to for a taxi, as long as they follow the graphic scheme and colors. Then in the 80's we ended with 90% of the taxis being two-door VW beetles. Aside from being cheap and not very cosy, they were a mortal trap, because there was/is a chance you hop on a VW and you get an express kidnapping, But VW Beetle were cheap, right?

Maybe major Bloomberg needs to be more transparent on why that specific model of car won the bidding.


about a year ago


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