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Norway Is Gamifying Warfare By Driving Tanks With Oculus Rift

quipalicious Re:I wouldn't want it (106 comments)

I presume it's a precursor to setting the driver back a few paces from the tank.

about 3 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

quipalicious Re:Mystery? (491 comments)

you assume there was a pilot awake to make such a landing auto pilots don't typically perform water landings, automated landing systems exist, but use gps and/radar. The most likely cause is a tire fire in the front landing gear. The fire spread slowly, but once outside the wheel well, smoke would overcome the pilots as well as the passengers. oxegen use would fuel the fire, and smoke hoods only work for 2 minutes. They were trying to make for the closest runway.

May they rest in peace.

I doubt the black box will be found, it's 2 miles under the just about the coldest nastiest ocean in the world. I hope we are able to invent a little floating black box/data streaming for emergency situations. It is so sad to see lives lost, and sadder still if we can't point definitive fingers at the cause.

about 4 months ago
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Leak: Almost a Third of Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatches Are Being Returned

quipalicious Re:One day battery life. (365 comments)

mind blown

about 9 months ago
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3-D Printing Pen Can Draw In the Air

quipalicious factories in China (85 comments)

Seriously couldn't we just draw some of these here? With factory automation and all why isn't it feasible to make these at home? I always look for made in Canada/USA labels.

about a year and a half ago
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With Pot Legal, Scientists Study Detection of Impaired Drivers

quipalicious Re:Actual Detection of Impared Drivers (608 comments)

Here is the test: did you just hit something? You fail. You were not in control. Here is your ticket for reckless driving. If you are not in control you should not be driving. There is no such thing as accidents.

about a year and a half ago
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On Daylight Savings Time:

quipalicious missing option (475 comments)

who hates standard time and would rather use dst all year long.

about a year and a half ago
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Texas Opens Fastest US Highway With 85 MPH Limit

quipalicious Lets just abolish speed limits everywhere already (992 comments)

There are so many alarmist statements in the article where to start? Best to lower all the speed limits to zero and take the train. How about we test removing speed limits all together? They are arbitrary anyways based on best road conditions, and for the majority of vehicles and vehicle types that use the road. How would a limitless road work? Instead of fining for speed we fine for hitting other vehicles (Rule 1: don't hit things), being a douchbag (Rule 2: be courteous and respect rules of the road, like not driving in the left lane from trip start to finish, merging properly and allowing vehicles to merge), driving too fast for conditions - which would include driving way to fast down a crowded city street, if you have no chance to react to pedestrians or bikers or whatever, you are going to fast. (for extra credit: for all you that think driving 55mph/90kph should be the maxium because of fuel economy, think of the lives that are lost because drivers fall asleep because they are bored, or start texting because they are bored. Driving faster increases excitement and the involvement of the driver. Lord forbid we actually have some fun.)

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Aren't You Running KDE?

quipalicious Re:Still prefer Gnome 2, now Mate (818 comments)

I still like G2 as well. The first thing I hated about KDE was the click click click driving menus forwards backwards, never knowing where I was or how I got there if it was interesting. Linux Control Panels are always a rats nest of apps that are vaguely similar, but never do what you need. I work on a laptop with a second screen half the time, I'd love it if i could just plug in the thing, have it expand my desktop my preferred way. Glorious, it would be.

more than 2 years ago
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SAP VP Arrested In False Barcode Scheme

quipalicious let the falcons pass (535 comments)

he obviously forgot his hand wave.

about 2 years ago

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