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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

pigiron Re:Solar and sidereal time. (189 comments)

You are forgetting to account for nutation which is why sidereal time is only an average.

3 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

pigiron Re:Solar and sidereal time. (189 comments)

I prefer solar time for my particular longitude. Burtthen I am retired and don't travel by air.

3 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

pigiron Re:Solar and sidereal time. (189 comments)

Unfortunately both solar and sidereal time have a variable length day that changes by the time of year. UTC finesses the problem of a fixed length day with occasional leap years and leap seconds. Two more cheap watches would not solve this.

11 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

pigiron Solar and sidereal time. (189 comments)

A true smartwatch would provide both in addition to time based on UTC. I find it amazing that a purely mechanical watch, albeit those that cost upwards of a quarter of a million dollars can do both (provided you set the cams inside for proper longitude and latitude) but a watch with a computer inside that can do these calculations is unavailable.

12 hours ago
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Cause and Effect: How a Revolutionary New Statistical Test Can Tease Them Apart

pigiron David Hume (112 comments)

You blithering idiots have not exactly solved Hume's fundamental Problem of Induction.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

pigiron Re:Nonsense (370 comments)

As if there is a meaningful difference. Space opera is still space opera and it is still childish BS.

yesterday
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

pigiron Re:Nonsense (370 comments)

Mod down for trekkie reference.

2 days ago
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Touring a Carnival Cruise Simulator: 210 Degrees of GeForce-Powered Projection

pigiron Nautical charts (42 comments)

The only thing that the captain of the Costa Concordia needed to avoid those rocks was the ability to read a chart!

2 days ago
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Job Postings Offer Clues to Future of Google Fiber

pigiron Portland (38 comments)

This job needs to be local because google has a tax law problem in Oregon that it has to overcome.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software To Revive PocketPCs With Windows Mobile 5-6?

pigiron Get a Zaurus... (110 comments)

if you want Linux.

5 days ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

pigiron Re:the pirate bay is important (251 comments)

"The liberal Democrats of 2000 are not the liberal Democrats of 1940."

Exactly my point asswipe.

about a week ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

pigiron Re:the pirate bay is important (251 comments)

Neocons? Hollywood, the record companies, and their lawyers are all liberal Democrats you moron.

about a week ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

pigiron Re: Who cares... (345 comments)

Indeed, both the Supreme Court and President Obama have recently supported the fact that the Second Amendment applies to individual citizens.

As for Fox News being "fascist" LOL, Marine LePen is right-wing, Brit Hume is not. True mild rightists like LePen do not even get on TV, print, or radio in the US.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

pigiron Re: Who cares... (345 comments)

You are absolutely correct. We need real right-wing media not lapdogs of FedGov like Fox News.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Non-Coders, Why Aren't You Contributing To Open Source?

pigiron I'm a taker... (488 comments)

not a maker.

about two weeks ago
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Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

pigiron Re:What's happening to Linux? (257 comments)

No, OpenBSD fully supports SMP nowadays.

Linux is an inconsistent mess.

about three weeks ago

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