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The Ultimate Hopes For the New Cosmos Series

robinesque Re:Just got here (183 comments)

Addicting may be used as participle adjective so "Facebook Can Be Addicting" is in fact grammatically acceptable.

about 7 months ago

Community-sourced news site,, goes live

robinesque good news, everyone (18 comments)

I am so pleased that this came together as quickly and smoothly as it did. Getting old-ass slashcode up and running was no picnic, but it is so worth it to give this community a home it can call its own.

about 7 months ago

Moon Express Unveils Next Moon Lander

robinesque Re:Titanium (79 comments)

Titanium mined from the Moon could surely be sold for more than $9/lb.

about 9 months ago

Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

robinesque Re:Unless, of course, you study the author... (726 comments)

You are correct. One of the FedNet sequences shows a map of the galaxy and the bugs are on the opposite end from us. The narrator is saying how they're an immediate threat and so we must go to war, despite the obvious contradiction provided by the map.

about 10 months ago

Foxconn May Close Factories In China

robinesque Re:Robot suicide (476 comments)

I hope there's some truth to this story.

more than 4 years ago

Porn Industry Tiptoes Into 3D Video

robinesque Re:What is the difference (292 comments)

There's a few ways to go about it. Either the screen will display the left and right images polarized simultaneously, and the polarized glasses will sort out which image goes to which eye. Or, the left and right images will be interleaved frame-by-frame, and shutters on the glasses will select which eye gets which image. The best option is no glasses. You know those holographic posters where the image changes as you walk by it? It's exactly like that only the image changes every 3 inches, so each eye is guaranteed a different image (only in this case it's not a movie poster, it's a movie).

more than 4 years ago

Netflix Will Delay Renting New WB Releases

robinesque Re:What a great idea! (418 comments)

Tell that to OPEC.

more than 4 years ago

Lifecycle Energy Costs of LED, CFL Bulbs Calculated

robinesque Re:Zero (400 comments)

No one cares about the trivial solution.

more than 4 years ago

Smart Grid Could Pose Threat To Privacy

robinesque Re:Oh bullshit (297 comments)

Just use an uninterrupted power supply system. It can be built to draw current only when the batteries are low, and that can be programmed in, so that the actual draw of electricity is orthogonal to the use of the electricity. Think kind of like a Prius.

This sounds like an energy-efficient design. Some else suggested a capacitor--that wouldn't be so bad, I suppose.

more than 4 years ago

Tech Allows Stable Integration of Wind In the Power Grid

robinesque One word: (235 comments)


more than 4 years ago

Why Anonymized Data Isn't

robinesque Re:Bah, humbug. (280 comments)

Just don't throw any bricks?

about 5 years ago

Twitter Used To Control Botnet Machines

robinesque Re:Reliable (127 comments)

I say it's more reliable. Twitter gets cached by all sortsa spiders all day long. If someone blocks twitter, your bot can go to a cache instead.

more than 5 years ago

Illinois Bans Social Network Use By Sex Offenders

robinesque One word (587 comments)


more than 5 years ago

30,000-Lb. Bomb On Fast Track For Deployment

robinesque Re:Hey North Korea! (707 comments)


more than 5 years ago

DARPA Builds Smarter Version of Microsoft's Clippy

robinesque Re:Smart = Unpredictable (140 comments)

I feel what you're saying, and I agree with both of you (op and gp), but imagine this with even weak AI. It could be a huge productivity booster. Instead of typing a long string of commands, tell it what you want in natural language, and let it generate the commands.

more than 5 years ago



robinesque robinesque writes  |  more than 7 years ago

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The videos started popping up last month on YouTube.

In one, secretly videotaped by a student, a teacher at Malibu High School loses control of the class and raises his voice while students laugh at him. In another, teenagers make fun of fellow students, who also appear to be taped without their knowledge."


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