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Ten Features To Love About Android 1.5

ryanguill Re:devices? Since when (384 comments)

So let's not forget: good things come to he who waits.

Just tell that to all of the Duke Nukem Fans.

more than 5 years ago
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Largest High-Tech Tornado Chase Set To Begin

ryanguill What, no discovery special? (112 comments)

If I wasn't a webdev I think I really would have enjoyed being a storm chaser. Here's hoping they get the interceptions they are after and safe travels all season.

more than 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

ryanguill Re:Slashdot achievements (1582 comments)

No achievement for being an apple fanboy. Less things in this list than another one posted further down. Lame.

more than 5 years ago
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Lego Loses Its Unique Right To Make Lego Blocks

ryanguill ISO Standard (576 comments)

I think they ought to take the ruling in stride and just open source the bricks. Make them an ISO standard, but continue to provide quality over quantity. Then let the Canadian company do the cheap bricks so that we can build whatever we want out of bulk. Wish they would do this with the mindstorm stuff too!

more than 5 years ago
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Chrome Vs. IE 8

ryanguill Re:Firefox Damage Control Is More Than Enough (771 comments)

Almost certainly Firefox's; Chrome directly uses the Mozilla NSAPI code, and it doesn't do ActiveX.

um, do you mean that Chrome doesn't use ActiveX? Open up about:plugins in chrome and look at what the first thing in the list is, that it installed on its own by default. I am not saying you are wrong that they use firefox's code, just that they do use ActiveX.

about 6 years ago

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Hacking our Five Senses and Building New Ones

ryanguill ryanguill writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ryanguill writes "Wired has an article about expanding your five (maybe six) senses to allow you to sense other things such as direction. It also talks about hijacking other senses to compensate for missing senses, such as using electrodes in your mouth to compensate for lack of eyesight. Another example is a subject wearing a belt with 13 vibrating pads. The pad pointing north would vibrate giving you a sense of direction no matter your orientation:

"It was slightly strange at first," Wächter says, "though on the bike, it was great." He started to become more aware of the peregrinations he had to make while trying to reach a destination. "I finally understood just how much roads actually wind," he says. He learned to deal with the stares he got in the library, his belt humming like a distant chain saw. Deep into the experiment, Wächter says, "I suddenly realized that my perception had shifted. I had some kind of internal map of the city in my head. I could always find my way home. Eventually, I felt I couldn't get lost, even in a completely new place."

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Navy May Deploy Anti-Terrorism Dolphins

ryanguill ryanguill writes  |  more than 7 years ago Wired News is reporting:

Dozens of dolphins and sea lions trained to detect and apprehend waterborne attackers could be sent to patrol a military base in Washington state, the Navy said Monday. [...]
Several options are under consideration, but the preferred plan would be to send as many as 30 California sea lions and Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins from the Navy's Marine Mammal Program, based in San Diego.

"These animals have the capabilities for what needs to be done for this particular mission," said Tom LaPuzza, a spokesman for the Marine Mammal Program.

Let the 'frickin lasers' jokes commence...

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