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The 69 Words GM Employees Can Never Say

northernfrights Re:Corporate speak (373 comments)

But nobody here is saying that we don't understand why they would do it. We just think it's a bad thing for a company to limit it's liability in the cases where liability is warranted. Yes, our legal system sucks, that's why we discuss legal issues on the internet. Is it all making sense now?

about 4 months ago

As NASA Seeks Next Mission, Russia Holds the Trump Card

northernfrights Penny 4 NASA (250 comments)

Well, if there ever was a better time to plug Niel De Grass Tyson's "Penny 4 NASA" campaign, I can't think of one.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft's "New Coke" Moment?

northernfrights Re:It's like deja vu all over again (786 comments)

Windows ME! Oh, I haven't heard that name in a while. Did anyone ever try to release/renew an IP address with WinME? It was basically a more complicated way of doing Start -> Shut Down -> Restart. Ah the bad times we shared....

about a year ago

Iran Unveils Its Own Stealth Fighter Jet, the Qaher F-313

northernfrights Re:very very stealthy (260 comments)

Building a 'full' sized fiberglass mockup with made up instrument panels, and then flying an RC model around that's shaped like the full sized one, doesn't in any way shape or form get you any closer to having a real fighter jet. This is still just a farce, regardless of whether mockups are sometimes made of real planes or not.

about a year and a half ago

Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

northernfrights Great... (438 comments)

It's a giant floating Apple store. Very creative...

about 2 years ago

Why Ultra-Efficient 4,000 mph Vacuum-Tube Trains Aren't Being Built

northernfrights Re:Liability (625 comments)

I don't think there are any liability differences between transporting people 300+ mph and transporting people 4000 mph...

more than 2 years ago

Getting the Latest Rover To Mars

northernfrights Re:Stop me if I'm wrong but... (191 comments)

But you can't control where the airbag lump ends up, which means it can get stuck on a rock. Plus, if the capsule malfunctions after landing properly you've got the rover trapped inside.

more than 3 years ago

Netflix Announces Streaming Only Plans and Higher Prices for DVDs

northernfrights Competition (488 comments)

Given that this is occurring after a record breaking year of profits (due mainly to limiting users ability to add DVDs to their queue to only on the main website), you know this is nothing but a greedy attempt to keep profits rising. But with prices this much higher for the same service, they will open the door wide open to competition now. They may think they can charge us whatever they want because they are such a monopoly, but when you get this greedy, that can change in a heartbeat.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Web Site Editing Software For the Long Haul?

northernfrights vi or die (545 comments)

cmon I know you're still out there...

more than 3 years ago

Historic Pairing: Shuttle Docked To the ISS

northernfrights FAP FAP FAP (133 comments)

I find this photo very easy to masturbate to.

more than 3 years ago

Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U

northernfrights and can be used in conjunction with Wii controller (330 comments)

"and can be used in conjunction with Wii controllers, the company said"

Hold your horses people, they aren't saying you have to use this mammoth just to play wii bowling.

more than 3 years ago

Why People Should Stop Being Duped By the 3D Scam

northernfrights CD's, electric cars, early web enabled phones... (394 comments)

You could literally make this argument about ANY new technology that you've decided to hate. Telling people who don't hate it that they should hate it is just pure bigotry. Get a life, and meditate or something sheesh.

more than 3 years ago

iPhone and Location: Don't Panic

northernfrights Re:I'm not panicing (362 comments)

And do the carriers log this information unencrypted on my computer where any bit of malicious code can access it?

more than 3 years ago

iPhone and Location: Don't Panic

northernfrights I'm not panicing (362 comments)

I'm pissed off. I don't care if it only records 1 coordinate per day. I should have every right not to have my location recorded in an unencrypted file without my knowledge, period.

more than 3 years ago

Working Model Factory Made With Lego Robots

northernfrights Stop dissing already! (63 comments)

Ok people, the reason this is cool is because he replicated a specific type of factory robot called a 'pick and place delta robot', not because he couldn't think of any other way to sort the blocks. This type of robot is the fastest way to sort and place objects that are coming down a conveyor belt at random intervals and placements.

The fact that the submitter made it sound like you were going to be watching a manufacturing robot does not make this less impressive.

Check out a video of how a real delta robot looks in action, and you can see how cool it is that he was able to achieve this with only legos: Bosch Paloma-D2 Packaging Robot

more than 3 years ago

An RC Car That Runs On Soda Can Rings

northernfrights Re:Only aluminum? (135 comments)

"2 Al + 2 NaOH + 2 H2O 2 NaAlO2 + 3 H2"

Ohhh, so it actually runs on water! This will change the world for sure!

more than 3 years ago

An RC Car That Runs On Soda Can Rings

northernfrights Why slashdot, why? (135 comments)

Since when is this a place to so drastically misrepresent something that the readers only think it's cool because they don't understand it? This happens all the time now. Sensationalism is growing threat to society's collective scientific comprehension.

more than 3 years ago

An RC Car That Runs On Soda Can Rings

northernfrights Re:Only aluminum? (135 comments)

I'm pretty sure it mostly consumes the sodium hydroxide. At any rate, the aluminum is not the 'fuel source' so the way it's written is definitely wrong. As one of the posters down below said, this is as accurate as saying that my car runs on oxygen.

more than 3 years ago


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