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Could Curiosity Rover Moonlight As Part of a Sample Return Mission?

pacinpm Re:Pathetic (65 comments)

I come from former communist state, we had one cosmonaut in space getting a hitchhike along the Russians. I knew that whatever I would do I have no chance to go to space. Watching shuttle flying was like watching scifi movie. In comparison to russian rockets it looked incredibly cool and modern, almost futuristic.

You Americans have no idea how lucky you are with working space program.

more than 2 years ago

Open Letter By Eric S. Raymond To Chris Dodd

pacinpm Re:To Which the Reaction Will Be (410 comments)

Bah, it's simple. "Occupy your router" movement!

Joking aside, I predict raising of darknet and freenet.

more than 2 years ago

Silverlight 5 Released

pacinpm Re:Maybe we'll get lucky (107 comments)

There's no reason not to.

There is one:

We could not process your order. The sale of MP3 Downloads is currently available only to US customers located in the United States.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

more than 2 years ago

Smart Meters Wreaking Havoc With Home Electronics

pacinpm Re:Electric pet fences (375 comments)

Why? They keep those pesky Aibos from running out.

more than 2 years ago

Censored Religious Debate Video Released After Public Outrage

pacinpm Re:Haught isn't in favor of creationism (717 comments)

And yet they immediately believe Coyne over Haught, even though Coyne's story makes no sense and is not supported by any evidence.

If you have two children, one that always says truth and gives reasonable explanations and the other which always lies and states things without any backing up who would you believe more?

You can't trust theologists, they make things up.

more than 2 years ago

Google Improves Android Translator To Battle Siri

pacinpm Re:How long until... (185 comments)

English really is a simple language. Below you have some questions in Polish. Try to translate them into English:

1. Mialem samochod. (I had a car - subject is male)
2. Mialam samochod. (I had a car - subject is female)
3. Mialo samochod. (I had a car - subject is not a male or female, it can be a child or a thing)

You can't do it in any simple way.

PS. I had to replace some characters because Slashdot doesn't support Unicode.

more than 2 years ago

How Google's Autonomous Vehicles Work

pacinpm Re:But... (295 comments)

It's actually very good idea. You may send a package to your wife in automatic car instead of driving there.

more than 2 years ago

Zune Dead, Then Not Dead, Then Officially Dead

pacinpm Re:Monthly cost of a Windows Phone (181 comments)

I'm amazed no one has come out with a smartphone using a separate battery or some firmware that lets you do "whatever the manufacturer allows" down to 50% and then voice telephone only for the bottom 50% of battery capacity. I'm sure there is a expensive patent preventing it.

WP7 does that. I am not sure if you can set the power treshold.

more than 2 years ago

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Information Paranoia

pacinpm Re:Why has it taken 50 years? (585 comments)

Also every believer is an atheist. If you are christian than from the muslim point of view you are atheist (because you don't believe in HIS god). In fact you are atheist in point of view of every other religion than yours.

Real atheist just make it one step farther.

more than 2 years ago

Faster-Than-Light Particle Results To Be Re-Tested

pacinpm Re:Good (412 comments)

Hope this works for non-UK IPs;

It doesn't. At least not for Poland. I hate regionalization of content.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Reveals New Images of Apollo Landing Sites

pacinpm Re:No stars in the photo! (269 comments)

If we survive the next century, maybe we'll have developed technology that will bring that cost down;[...]

Progress it's not something which developes by itself. You have to actively develop cheap rockets to make them cheap. You can't just sit and wait for cheap rockets.

If you campare money spent on all US wars (after WW2) to money spent on NASA you will have to agree it's much better to invest all the money into space race than into arms race.

about 3 years ago

$5M In Torrented Files Presented As Art

pacinpm Re:Two can play it that game (243 comments)

Downloading always was and still is legal. It's uploading which is not. And if you use torrents to download you distribute what you just downloaded. That's the real problem of using torrent. You can't sue people who downloaded from cyberlocker (which is why TPB goes for this model now), you can only sue uploader.

As I understand this artist used bittorrent to download so he can be sued.

about 3 years ago

NZ Illegal Downloading Crackdown Law In Effect

pacinpm Re:As a kiwi. . (329 comments)

Kids these days. I remember 33kbps was fast (compared to 19kbps).

about 3 years ago

Dutch Court Says Android 2.3 Violates Apple Patents

pacinpm Re:Sigh. Trust the courts. (195 comments)

[...] just have a look at a random phone vendor's page and see which ones look just like the iPhone... and blow me down [...]

I would but unfortunately this page is blocked in my country and all I can see is this message:

Thanks for visiting the O2 Online Shop
Unfortunately, we are unable to sell to countries outside the UK.

I really can't understand this obsession with blocking. They can't possible get enough traffic from outside of UK to justify it.

about 3 years ago

Judge Nixes Warrantless Cell Phone Location Data

pacinpm Re:Once Again: Falsify (66 comments)

That's a possible solution. The large drawback is you can't receive unexpected calls.

about 3 years ago

Judge Nixes Warrantless Cell Phone Location Data

pacinpm Re:Once Again: Falsify (66 comments)

Cell phones can be located even if they have no builtin GPS. You are always connected to at least one cell tower. It's enough to find your location within 100m. Not as good as GPS but probably good enough for cops to say you were in a vicinity of crimescene.

about 3 years ago

EU Ministers Seek To Ban Creation of Hacking Tools

pacinpm Re:Errrr... (248 comments)

Sorry, I'm not native English speaker and sometimes I miss jokes or sarcasm.

more than 3 years ago


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