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When Space Weather Attacks Earth

sanman2 Attack of the Space Weather (176 comments)

We are canceling the space weather apocalypse!

Switch on the GlaDOS!

about a year ago
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Cute Japanese Robots To Be Launched Into Space

sanman2 KAWAAIIIII!!! (90 comments)

At least Robonaut is practical - but what's this cartoony shit for? How's that going to help conquer space?

about a year ago
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The DNA Data Deluge

sanman2 Miles of DVDs? (138 comments)

Can't we have more meaningful units?

How many Libraries of Congress is that?

about a year ago
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U.S. House Wants 'Sustained Human Presence On the Moon and the Surface of Mars'

sanman2 hot air (285 comments)

Enough hot air to heat up and terraform the planet

about a year and a half ago
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Oculus Rift Raises Another $16 Million

sanman2 Re:Geeze (104 comments)

Get rid of your Nintendo VirtualBoy then. Things have come a long way since then.

Only $16 million? I'm surprised the people at Oculus haven't raised ten times that amount, given that this is going to be the next big wave in gaming. It certainly wasn't going to be that Wii U tablet thing.

about a year and a half ago
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Oculus Rift Raises Another $16 Million

sanman2 Re:Hope they will fix the motion sickness problem (104 comments)

Meh, probably the next generation of youngsters who will grow up with their eyeballs glued to VR headsets will overcome the problem. It'll only be us old-timers who feel the motion sickness then.

about a year and a half ago
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Larry Ellison Rejuvenating Hawaii's Sixth-Largest Island (Which He Owns)

sanman2 Re:impossible (297 comments)

Ellison is a clever man who helped invent the modern RDBMS, which is the basis for much of today's information technology.

What have you invented lately?

"Henry Ford was a clever man who invented the otherwise useless automobile, which helped him to divert the productivity of his newly created workforce into filling his personal pocketbook"

"Edison was a crafty fellow who invented this light bulb thing which wasn't very useful, except to divert the productivity of many workers into fattening his own wallet"

"Einstein was a cunning patent clerk who came up with this stupid Relativity thing, which wasn't very useful to anyone except Einstein, because it allowed him to cleverly gain the confidence of the so-called scientific community, while also turning him into a household name."

"Slashdot was invented just to provide an outlet for too-clever-by-half Tinfoil Hatters (Haters?)..."

about a year and a half ago
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Larry Ellison Rejuvenating Hawaii's Sixth-Largest Island (Which He Owns)

sanman2 competition (297 comments)

Private companies may exist to profit for the most part, but the fact is that competition forces them to become efficient and sacrifice profit.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

sanman2 Re:Chinese Hosting (165 comments)

I think your comment would be best judged in the context of which country you're posting from. Are you from the United States? If so, then your comments say more about you than about the subject you're commenting upon.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Self-Hosting Git Repositories?

sanman2 Chinese Hosting (165 comments)

Just get China to host you - Ed Snowden did.

Seriously, though - that guy has been working for China all along. He makes his revelations on the eve of the US-China summit, where China was facing angry US allegations about cyber-hacking attacks, and suddenly the tables are totally turned on the US. How magically convenient for the Chinese. Ohhh, but China would never stoop to a trick like that, you say?? In which case, I have a hosting service in the Everglades I'd like to interest you in...

about a year and a half ago
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Snowden Is Lying, Say House Intelligence Committee Leaders

sanman2 Snowden = DoubleAgent for China (749 comments)

It seems to be looking more and more like Snowden has been working for China all along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tCipYQOHiU

Note that Snowden came out with his explosive revelations just as the Chinese premier was about to meet with Obama, with the US already upset at extensive Chinese hacking attacks against US targets. What convenient timing for the Chinese.

China is the new USSR - same old ColdWar double agent defection games. Same old Useful Idiots on the Left who will lap up in Pavlovian style any propaganda ploy that feeds their anti-establishment appetite.

about a year and a half ago
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back As the Terminator

sanman2 CG Avatar (245 comments)

They'll just put the facial-capture stuff on him, so that he can mouth out the words in his usual robotic way, and they'll slap it all onto some CG model, a la Avatar.

In which case, why not just hire an impressionist who can do Arnie's accent on the cheap, and then map his stuff onto the CG model?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHne90OqwAg

about a year and a half ago
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Crowd-Funded Radio Beacon Will Message Aliens

sanman2 Planetary Resources Arkyd-100 Space Telescope (196 comments)

It's great that Slashdot is giving coverage to the above story, but how come they're not giving timely coverage to the fact that Planetary Resources has announced a new Stretch Goal for their existing Kickstarter campaign:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458134548/arkyd-a-space-telescope-for-everyone-0

They're promising that if the new $2M fund-raising goal is crossed, they'll use the extra funds to upgrade their Arkyd-100 Space Telescope to search for exo-planets. This is a fantastic idea, especially given the recent breakdown of NASA's Kepler planet-finding probe.

I hope you will all consider pledging some money to this fine Kickstarter campaign too, because finding more of those alien worlds will help to expand our horizons and our aspirations of the future.

about a year and a half ago
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International Linear Collider Design Ready To Go

sanman2 Re:In Japan?! (71 comments)

narrow strip = linear collider

about a year and a half ago
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International Linear Collider Design Ready To Go

sanman2 Pacific Island Rim (71 comments)

It's necessary for them to stop the Kaiju

about a year and a half ago
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International Linear Collider Design Ready To Go

sanman2 LHC is So Last-Century (71 comments)

"Four score, and several international colliders ago...."

Abraham Lincoln, Extra-Dimensional Time-Traveler

about a year and a half ago
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Snowden's Big Truth: We Are All Less Free

sanman2 Re:Channeling XKCD: (583 comments)

Retard, the reason why the Tea Party wanted surveillance on anti-nationals, is because the Left won't permit the better option, which is to reform immigration and block people who hate the US from coming into it. Obviously, it's far better to deny entry to anti-nationals than to have to monitor everyone or make the entire citizenry suffer.

about a year and a half ago
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Snowden's Big Truth: We Are All Less Free

sanman2 Re:Not quite. (583 comments)

If Snowden keeps calling the government out on its lies and providing evidence that embarrasses those currently in power, he will be made to disappear without any trial at all.

It's embarrassing for the US govt that it hacked China? It's not as if China has any superior technology the US wants to steal. The US govt simply wants to know what China is up to, since China happens to back a rogue states with nukes and missiles that occasionally saber-rattle about evaporating cities if their extortion demands aren't met.

about a year and a half ago
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The Turbo Entabulator: A 3D-printed Mechanical Computer

sanman2 Re:Oh sure, but... (83 comments)

Dammit, I was hoping that somebody could print a simple Babbage machine

about a year and a half ago
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"Anti-Gravity" 3D Printer Sculpts Shapes On Any Surface

sanman2 Space Applications? (51 comments)

I agree - this seems more like computer-controlled extrusion, rather than a layered additive "printing" process.

That being said, I wonder what kind of useful structures it could make in outer space? Perhaps some kind of spiderweb structure to place solar panels on?

about a year and a half ago

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Best VGA Transcoder? (Wii)

sanman2 sanman2 writes  |  about 7 years ago

sanman2 (928866) writes "Hi,

I'm trying to find out what might be the best VGA transcoder to buy, in order to play games on my Nintendo Wii, as I only have an LCD computer monitor that accepts VGA input. I was hoping for a product that can go up to higher resolutions. (ie. 1024x1280 or above)

I've heard that some transcoders can produce nice output, but that they mess up the picture when used with LCD monitors. Anybody know of a good solution?"

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