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Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

rHBa Re:Three times less = negative number! (170 comments)

You mean like the way the word hacker only means someone who cracks security, DRM etc? That's what it means to most people but it doesn't mean they are right or that we shouldn't try to educate them.

4 days ago
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Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

rHBa Re:Three times less = negative number! (170 comments)

As a native English speaker I disagree, it makes no sense and I certainly wasn't taught to use this language. Maybe it's an Americanism though...

4 days ago
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Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

rHBa Re: Biggest archaeological event? (80 comments)

I'm not saying finding the Titanic wasn't important but archaeologically speaking it is far less important than the Mary Rose.

On the one hand we have the Titanic which sunk in 1912, we know virtually everything about, it's design, it's passenger list etc. Heck we even have film footage of it.

On the other hand we have the Marry Rose which sank in 1545 and (according to Wikipedia) "The surviving section of the ship and thousands of recovered artefacts are of immeasurable value as a Tudor-era time capsule. [...] The finds include weapons, sailing equipment, naval supplies and a wide array of objects used by the crew. Many of the artefacts are unique to the Mary Rose and have provided insights into topics ranging from naval warfare to the history of musical instruments.".

about a week ago
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Northwest Passage Exploration Ship Found

rHBa Re: Biggest archaeological event? (80 comments)

It's not even the biggest naval archaeological event since the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, how about the discovery of the Mary Rose, discovered in 1971.

about a week ago
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UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process In Fruit Flies

rHBa Re:Still the same old beta, I see... (82 comments)

I'm still trying to work out how to search for posts on the mobile/beta version of the website. So far the only option I can see is to 'Request Desktop Site' which gives me the original Slashdot.

about a week ago
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UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process In Fruit Flies

rHBa Normal Important (82 comments)

The gene (called AMPK) is normal important as an energy sensor, usually triggered by cells with low energy levels.

As opposed to really important?

about a week ago
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Verizon Pays $7.4 Million To Settle FCC Privacy Investigation

rHBa Re:That'll teach them (50 comments)

$7.4M divided by "around two million customers", minus costs, they'll be lucky to get $3.50, better watch out for that godamn Lock Ness Monsta!!!

about two weeks ago
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Apple Denies Systems Breach In Photo Leak

rHBa Re:At the risk of blaming the victim... (311 comments)

Better education of users is the answer. To coin a car analogy, most people now know not to leave their purse, computer, other valuable items visible in their car, they take extra measures like leaving it in the boot/trunk or not leaving it there in the first place.

This was (and unfortunately still is) not always the case but because of advertising campaigns people tend to know they should be more aware.

about two weeks ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

rHBa Re:mother of all demos (94 comments)

To be honest I thought you had some interesting points in your original post but now you seem like a bit of a dick. Calm your temper a bit and you won't deflect attention from the content of your post.

about two weeks ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

rHBa Re:mother of all demos (94 comments)

Ooo, snappy snappy, just like a crocodile! I'm sorry if I misinterpreted the quotes you put around "inventor of the internet" but there's no need to spit the dummy!

about two weeks ago
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Google Introduces HTML 5.1 Tag To Chrome

rHBa It's nit picking but... (94 comments)

Tim Berners-Lee didn't invent the internet, he is credited with inventing the World Wide Web.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?

rHBa Nokia 3310 (635 comments)

I'm still using a Nokia 3310. 'What? Call yourself a geek and you don't have a smart phone?' I hear you ask...

Well I quite like the idea that when I leave the office I'm NOT AT WORK any more. I'm still contactable if anyone wants to TXT/call me and I'm rarely more than 10mins away from a WiFi connection if I really need one (I have a Nexus 7 which is on me most of the time).

I also take perverse pleasure when I try calling someone on their iPhone and they hang up on me only to TXT me back to say their mic has been playing up and they can't currently receive calls.

I also ski and paraglide quite a lot and need a phone that's going to work in an emergency, potentially after a big fall...

I know I'll have to replace it eventually but it's doing fine for what I need right now.

about two weeks ago
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It's Easy To Hack Traffic Lights

rHBa Re: Old news (144 comments)

Sorry, mis-moderated...

about three weeks ago
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33 Months In Prison For Recording a Movie In a Theater

rHBa Re:The real crime here (465 comments)

Completely agree, I would add to point 2 that once he'd uploaded to enough peers (now seeds) there was no point in continuing to seed.

Having said that he may have been convicted on his sale of physical copies, which makes him a complete douche.

about three weeks ago
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I'd most like to (personally) explore:

rHBa Re:Australian here. (246 comments)

The most dangerous animal in the world (statistically speaking) is a horse. Just saying...

about a month ago
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Twitter Reports 23 Million Users Are Actually Bots

rHBa Re:How can they be sure? (84 comments)

Probably can't be 100% sure but there are tell-tale signs such as never supplying a HTTP referrer or User Agent.

about a month ago
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On 4th of July:

rHBa 5th November... (340 comments)

In England Guy Fawkes was much more considerate in trying to blow up parliament on the 5th of November.

about 2 months ago

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