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Marketing Agency Uses Homeless As Wi-Fi Hotspots

philpalm Re:I fail to see why this would be a bad thing (267 comments)

Passing out fliers and corner advertising, loophole to hire less than minimum wage? Repub(s) claim trickle down economics. Are they putting their money where their mouth is?

more than 2 years ago
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Marketing Agency Uses Homeless As Wi-Fi Hotspots

philpalm Re:Ah yes, (267 comments)

Smelly? They screen out the ones smelly. Are all homeless smelly? A lot of them use public bathrooms. Also you can stay downwind of them.

more than 2 years ago
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Marketing Agency Uses Homeless As Wi-Fi Hotspots

philpalm Re:trade for a bottle? (267 comments)

Some might trade, but the homeless person will find it hard to escape. Homeless folks are limited to where to escape. Police love to improve their arrest record.

more than 2 years ago
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Followup: Ultraviolet Vision After Cataract Surgery

philpalm Re:human eye lenses are naturally yellow/brown (311 comments)

Most digital viewfinders can see infrared signals. Flash a tv remote towards a viewing camera and you can see light flashing at you from the remote.

more than 2 years ago
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Earthquakes That May Be Related To Fracking Close Ohio Oil Well

philpalm Re:weak faults (299 comments)

It depends on whether or not the natural gas bearing material is lower than the water table or not. Fracking involves injection of liquids (compounds that are not usually identified) below the water table with other layers of material that supposedly prevents "ducting" or diffusion of bad compounds into the water table. However a "leaking" tube used for injection can cause contamination of the water table.

more than 2 years ago
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Bluetooth Keyboards With a 10-Year Charge Promised

philpalm Re:Sounds good to me. (270 comments)

Lithium AA batteries run from $10 to $5 a pair. YMMV. NiMh AA are still developing. I have to recharge mine every two weeks. The older ones used to go down even though in dormant stage. Did you know you can charge up AA alkaline batteries? Just don't overcharge them, monitor its voltage state every 15 minutes and try not to go over 1.8 volts. (btw they do tend to leak after a while)

more than 2 years ago
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HP Reviving the $99 Touch Pad On December 11th

philpalm Re:This is the most lively, dead tablet platform. (121 comments)

True it is lively, and this Friday announcement by the HP CEO, Meg Whitman will most likely show how HP will work on WebOS in the future. HP employeees will get first shot at purchasing a Touchpad, there were rumors of a 7in Touchpad selling on Ebay and sales will be limited to 2 per eBay paypal person account.

more than 2 years ago
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Canary Islands Eruption Could Create New Land

philpalm Re:Dibs! (93 comments)

Doesn't the land belong to the first person who steps on it? Maybe a group of folks are planing to plant a flag there?

more than 2 years ago
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Help Liberate the Debian Administrator's Handbook

philpalm Re:Not a bad idea. (143 comments)

Manga/Amine translators sort of work for Free, but I suppose Debian translation work is sort of a dull and unexciting job, except for the small debates on some tricky translations.....

about 3 years ago
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Mercury Turns Out To Be a Weird Little World

philpalm Re:blueish? (90 comments)

Bluish color formations suggests copper. However maybe the smurfs have a mercury colony.....

more than 3 years ago
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Boosting Battery Storage With Seaweed

philpalm Re:I still don't believe it. (59 comments)

Maybe there is a conspiracy to prevent all slashdot highlights to be false? Most breakthroughs are announced to get developer funds. We know that most ideas are a failure. I suppose investment capital is like buying a lottery ticket....

more than 3 years ago
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AT&T Responds To DoJ Lawsuit

philpalm Re:Nonsense (140 comments)

It increases the lobbyists' economic growth to influence the Congressmen. Also the AT&T branches that compete with T-Mobile will experience economic growth too....

more than 3 years ago
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Smartphone Device Detects Cancer In an Hour

philpalm Re:Bring it! (69 comments)

Karma in this life or his past life might have a reason. Still there is a correlation between people who are controlling and diabetes. A lot of Mafia bosses get diabetes.... And there is a correlation between promiscious people and STDs....still supposedly "God" made some rules that we all supposedly try to follow.

more than 3 years ago
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HP Announces a Watch That Unifies WebOS Devices

philpalm Re:PalmOS Watch (84 comments)

The palm watch by Fossil still needs recharging everyday. Good luck in finding the replacement battery and the ability to Hotsync using a Vista or Windows 7 computer.......

more than 3 years ago
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Flash Support Confirmed For Android 2.2

philpalm Hackers have a new window (282 comments)

If Jobs is right, then hackers will be able to hack a "droid" thru flash.

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch Says E-Book Prices Will Kill Paper Books

philpalm Re:Books vs. E-books (538 comments)

I love to read. I can put HTML into text and save it into my computer to edit into whatever I chose to do. It is fun to recall information using a search function and not be limited to just one text. Blogging gives the average person the ability to give their version of stories and facts. Slash dot is a perfect example of how nerds shape their own perceptions. It may not be to Murdoch's liking but you must admit, he is a powerful person of the media.

more than 4 years ago
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Newsday Gets 35 Subscriptions To Pay Web Site

philpalm Re:Ha! (177 comments)

Nonetheless I like copy and pasting the news to forums I like. I wonder if the news will be drmed to prevent me from cutting and pasting, or they will hunt me down for stealing their news articles?

more than 4 years ago
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The Year of the E-Bicycle

philpalm Re:Great, still doesn't fix the Houston problem. (494 comments)

Yes I use a razor like scooter to make the distance between bus stops shorter. And a scooter makes a great defense against dogs too.,,, I love the ones with mini shocks in the front. However if the roads and sidewalks are not smooth you need a kick scooter with air filled tires.

more than 4 years ago
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China Luring Scientists Back Home

philpalm Re:I predict a boom in Chinese research. (292 comments)

Being inventive is difficult. I believe Thomas Edison said that it takes more perspiration than inspiration to get an invention.OK, America will provide the incentives and the Chinese will take the initiative and succeed in producing more and more useful "junk". Even if Americans and Europeans invent stuff, China will manufacture it and make a profit off of it. Spread the wealth around until slowly but surely China will own the world...

more than 4 years ago

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