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Motorcycle App Helps You Ride Faster, Turn Sharper, Brake Harder

nloop Slashvertisement & Impending lawsuit (148 comments)

Really? A plug for a paid app? I feel like you're trolling me slashdot. The only possible reason I can see to post this is as prologue to an American lawsuit the first time a user dies using this app on a highway.

On a similar note, perhaps a story about the lawsuit against Strava would be more appropriate? A free cycling gps app that has the ability to ghost race yourself, your friends, and strangers was sued for negligence when a user broke the laws of the road trying to win a virtual race and was killed in traffic. See what I did there? A piece of free software, most people own a bicycle, tricky legal questions arising from technology, more than just an add.

But hey, what do I know? I'm no Samzenpus!

about 2 years ago
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180k-Year-Old Mutation Allowed Humans To Become Vegetarians, Move Out of Africa

nloop Re:Vegetarian? (342 comments)

That's what people say, however I know several very long term vegans and they seem quite a bit healthier than your average red meat loving American.

disclaimer: I love hamburgers.

about 2 years ago
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IEA Warns of Irreversible Climate Change In 5 Years

nloop Re:It's almost all China (1105 comments)

"It's not "almost all China". That's completely retarded."

It's completely slowed? Meaning it will be right in the future?

Oh, no, I get it. You're making fun of the mentally handicapped.

Awesome.

more than 2 years ago
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Mixed-Reality 3D Volumetric Projector

nloop Pink Floyd Laser Show? (112 comments)

Seriously, the local planetarium used to put on laser shows with fog machines and way cooler effects than this, they worked on the same principal. Not to mention the music was a lot better.

Pretty lame.

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

nloop Re:Meet or mate? (327 comments)

Let me guess... your parents are geeks?

more than 2 years ago
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When Geeks Meet, Are They More Likely To Have Autistic Kids?

nloop Meet or mate? (327 comments)

I've met lots of geeks and don't have any children, autistic or otherwise. Am I doing it wrong?

more than 2 years ago
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The (Big) Problem With RIM

nloop Re:No apps? RIM's fault. (341 comments)

At the time? We're talking through the end of 2010. A little slow to react!

more than 2 years ago
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The (Big) Problem With RIM

nloop No apps? RIM's fault. (341 comments)

For years RIM charged $200 to register as a developer before you could make any apps. Just a few months ago they announced they are "waiving" the fee.

You spent years "waiving" potential developers to other platforms. No one wants to spend $200 on a weekend hobby, and that's what most apps are.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

nloop Re:#DearNetflix (349 comments)

I'm sure. I've just seen a rash of hash tags used on facebook and other forms of print recently. They make me irrationally angry.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

nloop Re:#DearNetflix (349 comments)

Twitter hash tags don't work on Slashdot.

Just thought you may want to know.

more than 2 years ago
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Netflix To Lose 1 Million Subscribers

nloop Re:It makes a lot of sense (349 comments)

Bandwidth is actually a small cost for them. Both DVD mailing and licensing far eclipse bandwidth in their costs.

It costs them abput $0.05 in bandwidth to stream a feature length film.

more than 2 years ago
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Android On HP TouchPad

nloop Re:Gingerbread (280 comments)

You mean Honeycomb, not Gingerbread. Only the kernel is GPL. You can get the source for that. The rest of Android itself is Google's to do whatever they please with. Before Honeycomb it was Apache liscensed. Now the source is closed.

Their stated reason was they didn't want people to create a "really bad user experience" trying to cram Honeycomb into devices not capable of taking it.

Always sounded more to me like they gave Motorola a deal where they would be the only Honeycomb vendor with the Xoom.

about 3 years ago
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Anti-Piracy Lawyers Accuse Blind Man of Downloading Films

nloop Re:Downloaded for the Audio? (302 comments)

Or that "legally blind" can still mean usable vision. He uses a screen magnifier according to the article.

about 3 years ago

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Scientists trap antimatter for over 1000 seconds

nloop nloop writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nloop (665733) writes "the ALPHA Experiment, part of CERN, has successfully contained antihydrogen atoms for over 1000 seconds in a relatively still state. In contrast to the near light speed barely detectable creations in the past this will allow spectroscopy and further study. Is my warp drive ready yet?"
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Swedish file-sharers file for Religious status

nloop nloop writes  |  more than 2 years ago

nloop (665733) writes "A group of file-sharers in Sweden have requested that their religion, Kopimism, be officially recognized in Sweden. Although this status has been denied once in the past the struggle for religious freedom from persecution continues. Aside from deeming CTRL+C CTRL+V as sacred symbols other beliefs include the flow of information being ethically right and closed source software being "akin to slavery.""
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Augmented Reality browser goes global

nloop nloop writes  |  about 5 years ago

nloop (665733) writes "Layar, the first full fledged Augmented Reality application went global today on the Google Android app store. Using the GPS from the phone it overlays geotagged data from Google Local, Wikipedia, Yelp, Twitter, user submitted "layers", and other sources onto the device's live video feed of its surroundings. An iPhone edition is reportedly under way with an API update needed from Apple first. Terminator vision, finally."
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Google announces Chrome Operating System

nloop nloop writes  |  more than 5 years ago

nloop (665733) writes "Google recently announced Chrome OS, it's "natural extension" of the Chrome web browser. Slated for release in 2010, it will be indeed be open source and based on a Linux kernel. It will be aimed towards low power netbooks and be designed entirely around web based applications. It will be both x86 and ARM compatible. Google says it is different and separate from Android, despite the similarities."
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US Pentagon plans for a spy blimp

nloop nloop writes  |  more than 5 years ago

nloop (665733) writes "The Pentagon is intending to develop a new spy ship. A dirigible. At 65,000 feet it would provide a 10 year, solar power based, unblinkingly intricate view of the surface via radar surveillance. It is immune to surface to air missiles and most aircraft. "If successful, the dirigible (...) could pave the way for a fleet of spy airships, military officials said.""
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