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Sponge-Like "Swelling Glass" Absorbs Toxins in Water

n3tcat Re:And after absorbing all that gunk... (93 comments)

Does it all magically disappear?

TFA says you can skim the gunk off, then throw it back into the water to do it's work again, "hundreds of times".

about 5 years ago

Office Work Ethic In the IT Industry?

n3tcat Re:Hopefully... (709 comments)

Hopefully they will see this while browsing /. during work and straighten their ways. I mean, that happens all the time, doesn't it?

Well, this anonymous Ask Slashdot could really be any office with any noob who's complaining that they're the new bitch.

So here's hoping that several hundred office noobs take shit for this article today.

Way to spread the wealth buddy!

about 5 years ago

DX11 Tested Against DX9 With Dirt 2 Demo

n3tcat Re:ehh (201 comments)

Are you blind? It's one thing to compare DirectX 9 versus 11 video games, where either API lets you create highly detailed, high performance graphics.

It's another to compare the gigantic difference in picture quality between 1080p/720p and craptacular 480p (at most)

The difference between high def and standard is pretty darn immediate and obvious for new content such as TV shows that were made using the right digital cameras. Film, not so much, because the darn camera and lenses in movies is often set to blur hard edges and details, and of course is a craptacular 24fps.

You must work for sony, have stock in sony, or have spent thousands of dollars on the equipment you're talking about.

more than 5 years ago

New Theory of Gravity Decouples Space & Time

n3tcat Whoa... heavy. (575 comments)

There's that word again... "heavy". Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the earth's gravitational pull?

more than 5 years ago

Flash Vulnerability Found, Adobe Says No Fix Forthcoming

n3tcat Re:OH NO!!! (355 comments)

This time I'll count using Binary on my fingers.

I never considered that before. Thanks!

more than 5 years ago

Working Off the Clock, How Much Is Too Much?

n3tcat Re:Where do I begin (582 comments)

Honestly this is a brilliant solution, and exactly what a lot of us do in the military, too. The Army is constantly pushing people to get promoted into managerial slots they can barely manage, but a lot of people just hang around in the lower ranks for years and years.

The bonus? You get severance pay if you don't try to get promoted, hit the ten year mark, and they force you out because of it. And I'm talking upwards of $23,000 for the lower ranks.

more than 5 years ago

Has Bing Already Overtaken Yahoo?

n3tcat Forced (319 comments)

Of course Bing has overtaken Yahoo. They just flipped the Live search over to Bing, and the media hype machine filled in the rest.

At work, where our security settings prevent changing the homepage or default search engine, any mistyped URL automatically rolls over to Bing now, without any prompting from our IT staff.

more than 5 years ago

Dell Indicates Windows 7 Pricing Will Be Higher

n3tcat Re:Now If We Could Just Get ... (485 comments)

You say business or otherwise, but then say this is based on a lack of knowledge of alternatives? So you're saying that businesses are getting windows on their mass purchases of computers, and then investing hundreds of thousands of dollars into volume license copies of corporate versions of Windows just because they didn't realize that ubuntu.com offered free live cd images?


more than 5 years ago

The Tech Building Blocks of City 2.0

n3tcat Oh jesus christ! (70 comments)

Enough with the 2.0 bullshit! This isn't City 2.0! this is City 11,050,523.6.15 RC4.

Unfortunately, this is exactly like when they used to call shit "So and So 2000" or "So and So Xtra". I guess the 2.0 will stop whenever they have a new futuristic-sounding moniker.

more than 5 years ago

College Threatens Students Over Email Addresses

n3tcat hopes dashed (452 comments)

They just put the fear of god into srjc_p1mp69.

more than 5 years ago

Bethesda Announces New Fallout Game For 2010

n3tcat blah (254 comments)

I hope this game isn't brought down by bullshit polarized moral choices too. Kill woman in house, don't lose karma. Steal her toaster though, lose karma. Post about it on slashdot, regain karma.

more than 5 years ago

What the Pirate Bay Verdict Could Mean For Google

n3tcat Re:Google will have to pay (408 comments)

Sweet! When can I start expecting royalty checks for this post?

You can start with Google too! ;)

more than 5 years ago

Appeals Court Says RIAA Hearing Can't Be Streamed

n3tcat Re:Who to blame (208 comments)

I blame the Flying Spaghetti Monster. His noodley appendages have a way of getting into everything.

I think I saw that on a hentai once.

more than 5 years ago

Australian Study Says Web Surfing Boosts Office Productivity

n3tcat I don't approve of WILB. (173 comments)

I would rather call it Workplace Internet Browsing for Leisure, otherwise known as WIBL.

"Hey Tony, I need you to collate those TPS reports."
"Yeah sure boss. Right after I get done wibbling a bit."

more than 5 years ago

Hulu Munging HTML With JS To Protect Content

n3tcat Re:Plan B: CAPTCHA (281 comments)

Yeah, that'll sure stop all those pesky computers from watching hulu! Maybe now they can get back to work!

more than 5 years ago

GSA Signs Deals For Agencies To Use Social Media

n3tcat Excellent! (14 comments)

Too bad we still can't get to youtube from within the .mil domain.

more than 5 years ago

Utah Governor Vetoes Jack Thompson's Game Sales Bill

n3tcat Interesting (36 comments)

Ain't it great when lobbyists work in our favor?

more than 5 years ago

AT&T Has Begun Issuing RIAA Takedown Notices

n3tcat Re:Solution (383 comments)

- Step one: Find the RIAA's ISP. They probably have a big T3 line or something.
- Step two: Tape yourself singing in the shower. The worse the better.
- Step three: Rename the recordings. Britney Spears - Toxic, Metallica - Until it Sleeps, etc. The more popular and highly prosecuted the better.
- Step four: Copy files to a VM and install every virus-encrusted file sharing program you have on there. TRY to get caught.
- Step five: Await lawsuit. Counterclaim for piracy.
- Step six: Repeat three times. Three strikes, RIAA's out! ... wait. I forgot that laws only really apply to people, not massive media conglomerates. Oh well, time to come up with another cunning plan...

- Step seven: You cut a hole in the box.
- Step eight: You put your junk in that box.

more than 5 years ago

Auto Safety Tech May Encourage Dangerous Driving

n3tcat Heh (601 comments)

I think the problem isn't your safety features. It's that you folks over on that side of the water drive at ONLY 70 mph.

I CHOOSE to drive 70mph because driving on our autobahns at 130mph just wastes too much gas. But darn if I don't floor it sometimes just to feel better about not living in America anymore. ;)

more than 5 years ago



Halo 3 outsells everything... ever.

n3tcat n3tcat writes  |  more than 7 years ago

n3tcat (664243) writes "According to Yahoo! Games, Microsoft is announcing that their game, Halo 3, has outsold every other entertainment release in history. "Confirming the expectations of many industry pundits, Microsoft announced today that its flagship Xbox 360 shooter Halo 3 had the biggest entertainment launch in history, generating a record-breaking $170m in the United States on its Tuesday debut." I wonder how much of this is inflated in the same ways that people have suggested the Vista sales were inflated..."


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