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Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"

rishistar Re:Watch the age trend (375 comments)

It turns out the next incarnation will be Mork from Ork

about a year ago

Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness

rishistar Re:not a fan (514 comments)

I also noticed a trend where it seems to me that each new incarnation of the Dr is a bit younger than the previous. If they want to keep that consistency, they're going to have to pick someone really young for the next (and last if my count of 12 is correct) Doctor.

I'm waiting for the big reveal in the 50th anniversary special where it's revealed the Doctor is actually the lovechild of a Timelord and Mork from Ork.

about a year ago

How To Promote Stage Comedy In a Geeky Way?

rishistar Re:Don't post it on Slashdot (123 comments)

Yes but you're being voted +5 funny by people who find themselves laughing a jokes with punchlines like 'And the funny thing was he was trying it with a TMS320c32 processor!'

Or maybe that's just me ;-)

about a year ago

Humans Have Been Eating Cheese For At Least 7,500 Years

rishistar Re:Cheese (214 comments)

Cheese is made from milk.

Unless it's Edam, which is made backwards....


about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

rishistar Re:Guild Wars 2 (951 comments)

Well, my personal fave text adventure game on Linux was xorg.conf. Spent hours on it. Way ahead of its time it was also the only text game I can think of with dual monitor support. Or not, as they case may be.

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 Graphics: Microsoft Has Hardware-Accelerated Everything

rishistar Re:crash faster (563 comments)

What time does it now take to draw the entire screen blue?

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce Someone To Star Trek?

rishistar Space Seed is the new movie.... (634 comments)

The Rebooted Star Trek 2 will also involve the Khan character - so I assume this will rework Space Seed in some way rather than Wrath of Khan.

more than 2 years ago

Wearable Device Generates Electricity From Walking Knee Movements

rishistar Re:still waiting on the fart combuster. (99 comments)

As with many business decisions it'll depend on what the accountants say. And this one may be tough to get past the bean counters.

more than 2 years ago

The Mathematics of Obesity

rishistar The author's name (655 comments)

Chow, an MIT-trained mathematician and physicist

The fact it's written by Chow is making me hungry.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Developing Tool To Remove Flashback

rishistar How good is it? (212 comments)

I'm still having flashbacks to the time I saw the Goatse image. Will it work on that too?

more than 2 years ago

Leap Day, to me, means ...

rishistar Giant Leaps - A Scientific Music Album (337 comments)

A bit of self-promotion here, but for me it was the chance to release a Slashdot friendly music album, full of songs about science. As it celebrates the achievements of scientists and I have an astronaut as the band logo, I titled it Giant Leaps and released it on the Leap Day. The only thing missing when I had come up with the name was getting some artwork concept and done in time to make the release date, but a friend drew a great picture as a gig flyer which just seemed to fit ;-)

more than 2 years ago

Do you like your cell phone?

rishistar Re:Honestly... (396 comments)

You think that text is more precise than voice for communicating ideas?

Across time it has done...

more than 2 years ago

VLC 2.0 'Twoflower' Released For Windows & Mac

rishistar Re:Mac interface VASTLY improved (299 comments)

I hope they haven't taken away the option to have the playlist in a separate window. I do performances of nerdy songs about science where I have backing video and music being played on VLC player. The video goes through the projector and the playlist is on my Windows laptop screen. It would be an annoyance if that modus operandi had been taken away for me.

more than 2 years ago

When it comes to 3D TV:

rishistar Re:3d is annoying (404 comments)

I'm not an expert, but I think if 3D TV is causing a pain in your ass you're definitely not doing it right.

...though I can totally understand how making Transformers 3 in 3D caused a giant pain in Michael Bays ass.....

more than 2 years ago

Unicode 6.1 Released

rishistar Re:Stick to ASCII (170 comments)

Something wrong with the Java code for this though Character.getNumericValue() is documented as returning -1 for this character, when quite clearly it should be a number 2.

more than 2 years ago


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