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Scientists Developing Remote-Control Cyborg Moths

slapout Godzilla (27 comments)

Didn't Godzilla fight those one time?

about a month ago

Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

slapout Left or Right? (475 comments)

If you take an American driverless car to London, I hope it can figure out which side of the road to drive on...

about 1 month ago

Inside the Facebook Algorithm Most Users Don't Even Know Exists

slapout The algorithm I want (130 comments)

All the posts from my friends + all the post from places I've liked - anything I've turned off (like game requests)

Is that so hard?

about a month and a half ago

"Secret Serum" Used To Treat Americans With Ebola

slapout Re:ROI for drug development (390 comments)

Don't forget the money that goes to the lawyers. Have you seen all the commercials on TV lately for law firms trying to get people to sue drug companies?

about a month and a half ago

Court Rejects Fox's Attempt to Use Aereo Ruling Against Dish's Hopper

slapout Re:Need a EULA for video (67 comments)

"Don't be silly. They'd insert the screen right over the damned show."

Don't be silly. That'd interfere with the commercial they're already showing over the show.

about 2 months ago

DHS Mistakenly Releases 840 Pages of Critical Infrastructure Documents

slapout Yeah, right (50 comments)

"Mistakenly" Sure...

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

slapout OK (359 comments)

"Please post your editor and language of choice in the comments."

O'Reilly and English

about 3 months ago

Seattle Gets Takeout By Amazon

slapout On letter off (61 comments)

Misread as "Seattle Gets Taken out By Amazon".

Drones gone haywire maybe.

about 3 months ago

Why Software Builds Fail

slapout Simple answer (279 comments)


about 3 months ago

Programming On a Piano Keyboard

slapout Re:Did that 23 years ago (57 comments)

I remember playing around with GFA Basic and a Midi keyboard hooked to my Atari ST. I had it set up so that whatever note you played on the musical keyboard, the computer would calculate a note an octave higher and then send that note back out to the musical keyboard and it'd play that note. It was pretty cool.

about 3 months ago

George Lucas Selects Chicago For the Star Wars Museum

slapout Fits (98 comments)

Chicago. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

about 3 months ago

2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

slapout Re:Yes, let's tax the poor (619 comments)

It will affect you. Unless you don't buy anything from stores or restaurants.

about 3 months ago

Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out

slapout Two things (116 comments)

1) There is isn't enough bandwidth for streaming everything.

2) I think Blockbuster might still be in business if they hadn't run all their customer off by trying to get them to purchase extra things. Redbox shows that there's a demand for DVD rentals.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

slapout Re:Caravan (310 comments)

RadioShack used to carry N batteries. But they were expensive. Don't know if they still do.

about 3 months ago

Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share

slapout Hmmm..... (187 comments)

So, the one's people like are XP and 7. Now, what do those two have in common?

about 4 months ago

Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

slapout Re:Headline (202 comments)

Ok, so they switched from Comcast...

about 4 months ago

Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

slapout Headline (202 comments)

"Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data"

Scientist found the internet?

about 4 months ago



Blender 2.5 with revamped GUI enters beta testing

slapout slapout writes  |  about 4 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "The main complaint about the open source 3d modeling program Blender has been it's hard to use interface. The next version, 2.5, will feature a totally revamped GUI designed to make the program easier to use. While the latest stable version is 2.49, developers have upgraded the latest 2.5 alpha release to beta status. The 2.5 beta can be downloaded at the Blender website."
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Weird Al's "What I Learned" releasing on i

slapout slapout writes  |  more than 5 years ago

slapout (93640) writes "Weird Al has a new blog post about his experience of releasing a new song via iTunes. "Overall, I'd have to say that the digital experiment was a success. It was very gratifying for me to be able to put a parody out while the original song was still at its commercial peak". But referring to the fact that iTunes ended up posting the song a day late: "I probably won't be as inclined to announce new singles in advance, though. I've learned from hard experience that iTunes is not able to guarantee a time — or, apparently, even a day — that a song will go live on-line.""
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