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US Navy Develops Robot Boat Swarm To Overwhelm Enemies

mossy the mole Re:How would this have protected the USS Cole? (142 comments)

Is the Admiral suffering from dementia, or is he just a fucking idiot? The attack on the Cole was successful because the rules of engagement did not allow the Cole to fire upon the boat.

If being able to fire on boats (or use a drone swarm like the proposed) is going to be a requirement for a us ship to visit a port, there are going to a lot less ports for them to refuel at.

about 4 months ago

Marines Put Microsoft Kinect To Work For 3D Mapping

mossy the mole No Gaming Use (37 comments)

Maybe with all these non gaming uses something can finally be done with the thousands of kinect's sitting gathering dust.

about 4 months ago

China Eager To Send Its Own Mission To Mars In the Wake of Mangalyaan

mossy the mole Re:Good (84 comments)

Isn't it phantastic when science and engineering can profit from stupidity and narrow-minded nationalism? If only that were always the case!

Well, if it gets a little more cash spent on actual science (sad that it takes an international pissing contest to get that done, but thats the world we live in)

about 4 months ago

Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

mossy the mole Yes (206 comments)

See Post Title

about 5 months ago

How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

mossy the mole Bridge (260 comments)

I went with 5, but one of those is a wifi extender I'm using as a bridge So ironically the only wired devices are on the other side of a wifi link.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Should I Fight Against Online Voting In Our Municipality?

mossy the mole NO (190 comments)

I'd say no, no voting method is perfect but imo online voting has the most chance of getting more people to vote. There me be a slight increase in fraud, but as long as it can be kept to a minor level I'd say that its worth it to increase turnout

about 6 months ago

Tractor Beam Created Using Water Waves

mossy the mole Re:I see immediate practical applications. (71 comments)

Immediate use: Cleaning up spilled ping pong balls on still water.

Finally an experiment that cleans up after itself :)

about 7 months ago

Improv Project, Vivaldi Tablet Officially Dead

mossy the mole Re:Hardware is hard (71 comments)

Hardware is hard. Good hardware is harder.

Yeh, IMO were not going to see a really serious open hardware till some really nasty DRM/Trusted computing evil comes along and turns peoples minds to it.

about 7 months ago

You Might Rent Features & Options On Cars In the Future

mossy the mole Customers Screwed (437 comments)

> or are consumers going to just get screwed in the long run?" Yes is my first thought on that one.

1 year,9 days

Dmitry Itskov Wants To Help You Live Forever Via an Android Avatar

mossy the mole Re:Copies are not you! (383 comments)

Another idiot that doesn't realize the difference between a copy and themself.

I've always taken the view that even if it is only a 'copy' if it is still around after your organic body dies then It's you.

about a year and a half ago

I most recently switched ISPs ...

mossy the mole I did'nt change, they did (250 comments)

Got bought out and assimilated, Does that count as a change ?

more than 2 years ago

Diablo 3 To Be Released On May 15th

mossy the mole Re:Worthy successor? (246 comments)

On the one hand you say bots ruin the game, and on the other you complain about Blizzard shutting down WoW Glider. Well, which is it? Should they support botting or not?

IMO My problem with the WOW Glider was blizzard interfering with another company's program simply because it interfaced with WOW sets a bad precedent and (to me) is an intrusion on the freedom of the user. Not that I like bots but they should catch then by there in game actions.

more than 2 years ago

The Consoles Are Dying, Says Developer

mossy the mole Controls (309 comments)

With all this talk about graphics performance, I'd say the best weapon consoles have at the moment is physical gaming controls Touch Screens are wonderful for many things but unless the ipad 3 generation are a massive improvement, then any game that plays best with d-pad and buttons will still lack something on tablet/phone.

more than 2 years ago

When it comes to 3D TV:

mossy the mole Re:3D movies (404 comments)

I don't second that. My 3D tv is recent and does make the screen darker. I guess it depends upon the hardware/software, and they can probably display the movie in 3D brighter, so that it appears ok through the glasses.

Pretty sure the OP was talking about the cinema not the home. And I have to agree with him 3D movies are less bright (probably the glasses really) Hopefully (well, if 3D movies last) they'll upgrade to brighter projection equipment.

more than 2 years ago

WikiLeaks Cable: NASDAQ Folded To Chinese Pressure

mossy the mole Re:Stop selling debt to China (269 comments)

who claims he can build a functional moon base in 8 years

Not to agree with the people concerned, but I'd say that that was possible assuming (hah!) that the right funding was provided

Never happen I know, but its still possible.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Your Data Safe In the Cloud?

mossy the mole Re:Sponsorships? Really? (332 comments)

Note to slashdot: It'll be hard to maintain whatever shred of journalistic veneer and integrity you have left if you start posting advertisements for sister websites as 'sponsorships' of semi-legitimate discussions or stories. The fact that everyone else does it is still no excuse.

While the whole sponsored ask slashdot does seem a bit off, at least the posts from the sponsors are clearly marked. As long as that continues maybe it wont be too bad. (On the assumption that they dont allow sponsorship from any really evil companies)

more than 3 years ago

Breath Detector To Help Find Earthquake Survivors

mossy the mole Customs Use ? (62 comments)

Sounds like an improved version of the detectors used to find illegal immigrants hidden in trucks. If it works It'll probably see much more use by customs that the rescue people.

more than 3 years ago

The world will end ...

mossy the mole After Humanity Leaves (585 comments)

After humanity has left hopefully. Plenty more planets out there.

more than 3 years ago


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