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Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

not_surt Self-aware? (258 comments)

The end of man has to start somewhere.

about a year ago

Inmates Program Logistics App For Prison

not_surt Debt to society (98 comments)

Perhaps they could outsource fixing Healthcare.gov to the prisons?

about a year ago

Antigua Looks Closer To Legal "Piracy" of US-Copyrighted Works

not_surt Re:Public domain (327 comments)

And then they get invaded to protect their democracy and their freedom.

about a year ago

Aussie Company Planning To Use Drones For Textbook Delivery

not_surt Payload? (178 comments)

The text books I remember were all freaking heavy and don't "quadracopters" (six-bladed quadracopters in this case by the looks of it) generally have a very limited payload?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Valve's Steam Machines Compete Against the Xbox One and PS4?

not_surt Re:Steam, HL3 (348 comments)

Come on now. They don't want to put themselves under too much pressure.

about a year ago

California School District Hires Firm To Monitor Students' Social Media

not_surt Please... (250 comments)

Won't somebody think of the tax-payers.

about a year ago

Microsoft Integrating Xbox One Advertising With Kinect To Profile Users For Ads

not_surt Can anybody tell me... (300 comments)

Why does my Xbone keep serving me ads for lotion and tissues? Surely it can see I already have plenty at hand.

about a year and a half ago

Is MySQL Slowly Turning Closed Source?

not_surt Re:IMHO... (336 comments)

If you don't see the FORK! it can't eat you...

more than 2 years ago

Mystery Rising Within Mercury

not_surt Perhaps... (120 comments)


more than 2 years ago

Nokia: the Sun Can't Charge Your Phone

not_surt Look closer to home (290 comments)

Like many in the developed world I carry a considerable surplus fuel stockpile on my abdomen which it would be nice (and perhaps healthy) to take advantage of.
Maybe a combination if an in-body blood sugar energy harvesting rig and inductive charging coils on each hip? If your fuel stockpile is running low then make it a solar charging rig with a symbiotic algae/cyanobacteria in the skin to produce sugars from sunlight.

about 3 years ago

Spanish Court Rules In Favor of P2P Engineer

not_surt Re:That is like suing Ford (365 comments)

The name BitTorrent is obviously a thinly-veiled allusion to piracy.
Pirate steal pieces of eight. *Bit*s come eight to a pack.
Water forms *Torrent*s. The sea is made of water. Pirates sail the seven seas.
And so: BitTorrent.
That judge must be blind (or bought off by Big Piracy) not to see that BitTorrent exists solely for piratical purposes.

more than 3 years ago

Apple Patents Using Apps During Calls

not_surt Re:How do I patent????? (434 comments)

Sorry to inform you, but prior art for this exists. I took a photo of it which I can send to you if you like.

more than 3 years ago

Smallest space my belongings could fit (unbroken):

not_surt Unbroken? (312 comments)

Most objects occupy about the same volume broken as whole. Unless the
item has a sealed cavity then isn't broken/unbroken quite irrelevant?
I don't imagine too many people possess a proportionally significant
volume of CRTs, vacuum tubes, vacuum flasks, gas canisters, etc.

If the poll is meaning to ask what is the volume of the smallest
bounding shape (box, sphere, convex hull, etc.) which can contain
one's possession then the unbroken qualifier makes sense, but question
or poll options need rewording.

more than 3 years ago

EU Scientists Working On Laser To Rip a Hole In Spacetime

not_surt Re:Come to Us, Great Cthulhu (575 comments)

Dude, if you want to see Cthulhu all you need is a deep sea submersible. Yog-Sothoth on the other hand...

more than 3 years ago

Theater Professor's Firefly Poster Declared Threatening

not_surt Posters are unsafe (566 comments)

I got a paper cut from one. I nearly died.

more than 3 years ago

More Photoshopped Evidence In Apple v. Samsung

not_surt Re:Dear Apple (345 comments)

But your Windows 95 desktop wasn't mobile. Transferring those icons to a mobile device required all the inventive genius of Apple to achieve. :P

more than 3 years ago

Ridley Scott To Direct New Blade Runner Movie

not_surt Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (288 comments)

I'd quite like to see a truer adaption of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. While it obviously shares much in common with Blade Runner its story and world have (to me at least) a very different, and just as appealing, flavour to Blade Runner.

more than 3 years ago


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