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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

semiotec Re:Where are the links? (425 comments)

Come on!

You seriously don't see any side view images of the iPhone?

Counting by images, the 2nd, 5th and 7th iPhone images on http://www.apple.com/iphone-6/... are all side views!

Please try harder!

about 3 months ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

semiotec Where are the links? (425 comments)

I realize this is slashdot and all that shit, and that it is a requirement for members here to make unqualified blanket generalising comments.

I see some posts here talking about holding their non-Apple phones with a camera bulge and it shows or doesn't show the bulge, and I see one post that talks about seeing the bulge in his iPhone 6, and where he also explains why he has an iphone 6 (http://beta.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=5713131&cid=47921957). There are probably more posts either way, but I couldn't be bothered to look for more.

I went to Apple's site and saw the side view photo on the page about iPhone 6 (it's the 5th photo). And here is a linked to that image, clearly hosted on Apple.com (https://www.apple.com/iphone-6/overview/images/design_details_right_large.jpg). Although it looks like it may be a render, rather than an actual photo.

So, it's the typical Slashdot bullshit - pile on the pseudo-skepticism, and doesn't bother to make any decent effort for fact checking.

Claiming that it's typical for Slashdot to hate Apple is a very standard straw man argument that was probably designed to 1) represent yourself as the voice-of-reason amongst the biased haters, 2) represent yourself as the plucky underdog, fighting against the uneducated masses, 3) rally together the Apple lovers, fighting for a common cause. Either way, it doesn't pan out. There are a lot of commentors on slashdot, plenty of them like Apple just fine, and plenty hate Apple like the plague, and even more just don't give a shit one way or the other. So please just drop that bullshit, I've seen this argument too often both for and against Apple.

You should be ashamed, given that you have such a low UID.

about 3 months ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

semiotec Re: Ion strengthened? (207 comments)

I tried very hard to understand what you meant by vegetables don't contain genes, the only thing that could remotely make some miniscule sense is that you might be referring to GMO produce. Hence my preliminary conclusion is the same as the other reply to you comment, you don't know anything about genetics. But please feel free to explain further. The entire planetary scientific community would be extremely interested in vegetables that don't contain any genes.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion

semiotec Re:3.2 B (198 comments)

iTunes downloads are 256 kbps AAC. Just because you converted them to 320 kbps doesn't mean you've increased the quality to 320 kbps. If anything, the lossy conversion means you've actually decreased the quality again.

about 7 months ago
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The Case of the Orca That Killed Its Trainer

semiotec Re:Ahem (395 comments)

Maybe "Barbicide" was originally created to kill Barbie dolls (say, in case they get possessed by evil spirits and start murdering people) and they just found that it's more useful and commercially viable to sell as a disinfectant.

about a year ago
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Huge Pumice Rock 'Island' Seen Floating In South Pacific

semiotec Re:not exactly an island (104 comments)

No, not an island. It's a flotation device.

more than 2 years ago
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Hungarian Sequencing Company Vets DNA For 'Gypsy Or Jew' Genes

semiotec Re:As a hungarian (467 comments)

Maybe he meant throwing the towel into his bag.

more than 2 years ago
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Texas Jury Strikes Down Man's Claim to Own the Interactive Web

semiotec Re:What? East Texas Jury? (151 comments)

You mean Microsoft didn't have enough money when they went up against Eolas and lost?

more than 2 years ago
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DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

semiotec Re:smug grammar nazi's... (709 comments)

Only if you were brought up with the silly American English system. Smug Americans piss me off.

Not to mention, the plural form of Nazi is just Nazis.

more than 2 years ago
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DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

semiotec Re:Zeig Heil (709 comments)

I beg to differ!

Perhaps to your untrained eyes, the poster appears to have poor grasp of the English language and suffers from frequent lack of accuracy in spelling, but I am entirely convinced that this Anonymous Coward in fact wields English with such Mastery as to dethrone the Bard at his finest!

Let's examine the two examples that you have brought up:

"Emporer" appears to be an incorrect spelling of the word "Emperor". However, I believe the word in fact derives from "emporium", i.e. the "emporer" would in fact mean the "shopkeeper"! It is obvious that he or she is alluding to the rise of USA through capitalism, and making the claim that the ones of stand highest in the land are corporate CEOs!

"Assinated" also appears to be a poor rendition of the word "assassinated". But the correct interpretation is that it comes from the word "asinine", i.e. to be "assinated" means to be made "extremely foolish or stupid", indeed the fate most feared by despots! And ironically, through your ignorance, you were correct in your guess and that the word "assinated" does in fact mean "to be made an ass clown".

I pray that you will careful study this particularly fine piece of writing again and try to divine the finer meanings!

more than 2 years ago
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Gene Therapy Approach 'Completely' Protects Mice From HIV Infection

semiotec Re:How to conduct human trials (190 comments)

Basic experiment design:

1) start large group of test subjects

2) randomly divide into two groups, one will receive placebo and the other the vaccine candidate

3) [double-blind] but you don't tell test subjects which they are receiving, nor the people administering the vaccines

4) let everybody carrying on as they have before. In a large group, whatever non-standard behaviour will be distributed more or less evenly across the two groups

5) wait a while

6) see which group has fewer cases of infection and whether the differences are statistically significant

about 3 years ago
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Gene Therapy Approach 'Completely' Protects Mice From HIV Infection

semiotec Re:How to conduct human trials (190 comments)

which is why there are methods such as double-blind tests and placebos.

about 3 years ago
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Samsung Vs. Apple Tit-For-Tat Down Under

semiotec Re:Hey, buddy. (313 comments)

oh yes, like pieces of paper on my desk never ever overlap.

more than 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

semiotec Re:You are hero worshiping too (1452 comments)

I know perfectly well who Alan Turing was: an instrumental player in the development of electronic computing.

You are clueless.

more than 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

semiotec Re:You are hero worshiping too (1452 comments)

Are you freaking serious? Do you even know who Turing was? Do you know what he did in WWII? I don't know if he started any companies, but he was head of the crypto division in Bletchley Park. And that's only a part of what he contributed to the field of computer science. J H C, you kids don't know a thing these days.

more than 3 years ago
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Richard Stallman's Dissenting View of Steve Jobs

semiotec Re:You are hero worshiping too (1452 comments)

You've got to be joking if you think Jobs was in the same league as Turing.

more than 3 years ago
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Nuclear Risk Expert: Fukushima Fuel May Be Leaking

semiotec Re:Seal it and shut it down... (500 comments)

You meant _ineffectively_ run by Russia, right?

more than 3 years ago

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semiotec semiotec writes  |  more than 7 years ago

semiotec (948062) writes "Scientist have found that the collagen from a fossilized T-Rex matches more closely to chicken collagen than other species (http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/58 22/277). While this merely "confirms" what we already know from the movie-documentary "Jurassic Park" (relax, it's a joke), the other interesting part here is that they managed to run protein (Western) blot and mass spectrometry on a fossilized tissue/protein sample. And all this just to let us know what most of us have already suspected: dinosaurs tasted like chickens."

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