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16-Year-Old Creates Scientific/Graphing Calculator In Minecraft

quiet down Re:Did it without RedPower2 addon (160 comments)

The description states that he used a custom texture pack, nothing more. In this pack he made a bunch of iron blocks with text on them. He also made Wooden pressure plates invisible, and had placed them over the 'buttons'. Pretty ingenious.

more than 2 years ago
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Designer Creates "Euthanasia Roller Coaster"

quiet down Re:I've seen people die... (409 comments)

The video in TFA states that there would be a button somewhere that the rider would have to press to make the coaster go down the final drop, so there is a way of chickening out.

more than 2 years ago
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Augmented Reality's Disruptive Potential

quiet down There can only be one! (126 comments)

The reason physical space has any value at all is that there is only ONE of that given space. If / When AR becomes a thing that actually matters, there is zero chance that only one AR 'space' within a physical space exists, making it meaningless if someone took your physical space and used it for whatever they wanted to in AR. No single entity will hold a monopoly over AR 'space'. There would be all sorts of varieties, such as MS, Apple, Starbucks, TPB, you name it. As soon as that 'space' is available to anyone who gives enough of a shit to set up something in an AR, all value it may have held is lost forever.

more than 2 years ago
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Regarding timezones: I would rather live ...

quiet down Re:Is it just me... (359 comments)

That's basically my voting logic right there; way to go, smart internet person! Highfive!

more than 2 years ago
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I've had a personal email account for ...

quiet down Re:Yahoo! (336 comments)

I'd assume that having a shorter password would make you MORE secure than the average user, as nobody would think to try a password smaller than the minimum amount of characters. Damned genius system, protecting their early adopters like that.

more than 3 years ago
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DirecTV Plans Netflix Competitor

quiet down Re:Of course it is. (85 comments)

Well, the market for video media is changing. If they didn't do this or come up with something that raised the competitive bar dramatically, they would just be left in the dust. Whether this is a good or bad thing is another matter. It could cause Netflix to expand its selection - which it really needs to do, it's way to small even at this point - or it may just as easily cut the market for this kind of thing into smaller sections - for example, Netflix having a monopoly over Disney movies or something of the sort.

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

quiet down Re:deliious (66 comments)

I agree. It's very tasy.

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious

quiet down What does this mean for users? (66 comments)

From an end user standpoint, should I care who owns Delicious? Hopefully it means some sort of integration between the two.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Russian Space Images Look Different From NASA's

quiet down Re:borked link (203 comments)

The link was faulty the first minute or so the article was up, but it seems to have fixed itself now.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Russian Space Images Look Different From NASA's

quiet down Connection speeds (203 comments)

Me > Russian space program in terms of Mbits per second. Awesome.
PS: I know that a connection of such a huge distance would grind commercially available speeds to a halt, but don't piss on my parade.

more than 3 years ago
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Plastic Made From Fruit Rivals Kevlar In Strength

quiet down Re:Replacement parts (181 comments)

Nope. All the replacements went missing.
*urp*

more than 3 years ago
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Plastic Made From Fruit Rivals Kevlar In Strength

quiet down Re:Better quiet down (181 comments)

Would you happen to know what the material is?
I don't think the government would ban the material itself if this happened, but instead ban the finished product. Still, this seems highly unlikely

more than 3 years ago
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My in-use, non-TV displays add up to (diag.):

quiet down Re:Odd Binning (264 comments)

20" display + 19" display != 39" display, if I'm not mistaken. I'm pretty sure the question is asking for the size of a SINGLE display using all the real estate from active devices in, 4:3 or some other such aspect ratio. - Don't hold it against me if I'm wrong. Blame my poor math skills and the fact that it's getting late.

more than 3 years ago
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Crysis 2 Leaked Over a Month Before Launch

quiet down Astonishing (203 comments)

"...is currently freely available from all sorts of astonishingly illegal websites." So these websites aren't just illegal, they're *astonishingly* illegal! This changes damn near everything about my view of the story!

more than 3 years ago
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19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

quiet down Re:PhEeew! (317 comments)

Does that engine come with a car attached to it?

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft fights Apple trademark on 'App Store'

quiet down Nonsense. (1 comments)

Pretty ridiculous patent 'app'lication, Apple. Microsoft shouldn't need to try to get this denied; it's utter nonsense, I say.

more than 3 years ago
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Tunisian Gov't Spies On Facebook; Does the US?

quiet down Re:Here's your answer (221 comments)

Erm... Verily?

more than 3 years ago

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