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12-Year-Old Builds Lego Braille Printer

sokoban Braille Legos (49 comments)

So it looks like his device is a braille paper printer (Which is pretty darn cool), but I wonder if something like a smaller version of Legos could be used to make "eraseable" braille type.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

sokoban What if I were to tell you... (745 comments)

That the Matrix is an intentionally bad series of movies designed by the machines to discredit the fact that it is real.

about 2 months ago
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New England Burns Jet Fuel To Keep Lights On

sokoban Jet Fuel? (230 comments)

You mean, Kerosene? I guess Jet Fuel sounds cooler though.

about 3 months ago
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Why Protesters In Cairo Use Laser Pointers

sokoban Re:Whats the laser used in laser wars (303 comments)

Atmospheric effects like fog machines and hazers are why you can see them in Laser tag.

You can see the ones in the Egypt videos because they're just really powerful. Far more powerful that what is legally available in the USA without a variance.

about 10 months ago
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Rand Paul Launches a Filibuster Against Drone Strikes On US Soil

sokoban Re:Due Process (693 comments)

Due Process is the magic term.

No, Insurrection Act is the magic term. The President has the authority to use the military as needed to "suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation, combination, or conspiracy results in a condition...that--
(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or
(B) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws."

about a year ago
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Rand Paul Launches a Filibuster Against Drone Strikes On US Soil

sokoban Re:It is disturbing... (693 comments)

The Insurrection Act (w/ 2006 amendments) however does in fact authorize use of military force in certain circumstances:
"(1) The President may employ the armed forces, including the National Guard in Federal service, to--
(A) restore public order and enforce the laws of the United States when, as a result of a natural disaster, epidemic, or other serious public health emergency, terrorist attack or incident, or other condition in any State or possession of the United States, the President determines that--
(i) domestic violence has occurred to such an extent that the constituted authorities of the State or possession are incapable of maintaining public order; and
(ii) such violence results in a condition described in paragraph (2); or
(B) suppress, in a State, any insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy if such insurrection, violation, combination, or conspiracy results in a condition described in paragraph (2).
(2) A condition described in this paragraph is a condition that--
(A) so hinders the execution of the laws of a State or possession, as applicable, and of the United States within that State or possession, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State or possession are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right, privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection; or
(B) opposes or obstructs the execution of the laws of the United States or impedes the course of justice under those laws."

about a year ago
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Linus Torvalds Clarifies His Position on Signed Modules

sokoban This just in (208 comments)

Linus Torvalds sneezes. Early reports are that the discharge was clear with a slight yellow tinge.

about a year ago
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The Evolution of the Computer Keyboard

sokoban Re:They are still made (201 comments)

I'm not sure, but if you can tell me how to tell the difference, I can find out for you. I use one of their Model M keyboards and they are just up the street from me.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Wins Again — ITC Rules They Didn't Violate Samsung Patents

sokoban Re:It's about money, not law (149 comments)

With 0.3-0.6% of GDP directly attributed to Apple and its basically unlimited funds for lobbying (bribing) politicians,

Except Apple spends 1/10th as much as Google does on lobbying and doesn't have a Political action committee to funnel money to politicians like how Google does.

your lovely (US) government cannot afford letting them lose their current market cap - it would harm whole market and trigger an avalanche of failing pension funds (lots of them also heavily invested into Apple itself) which in turn would bite government crooks in their lazy asses.

Because that really stopped antitrust cases against Microsoft in the 90's.

about a year and a half ago
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NIH Study Finds That Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Death

sokoban I kinda thought risk of death... (234 comments)

... was roughly one in one. Guess I was wrong.

about 2 years ago
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No Internet “kill Switch” For Australia

sokoban Are kill switches the most effective method? (152 comments)

A kill switch lets people know that it has been flipped. Things stop functioning entirely, and the net "routes around it".

Why not instead use a "congestion switch" to slow down traffic to a point where government created misinformation can be spread in real time to achieve whatever goals the government wants?

more than 3 years ago
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The Microsoft High-Profile Exodus Continues

sokoban Or instead the... (331 comments)

... Developers, developers, developers, developers.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Changes Stance On Water Damage Policy

sokoban Re:Translation (155 comments)

IDK, they did give me a near top of the line Mac Pro when my liquid cooled G5 sprung a leak several years outside the warranty period.

And they also gave me a new laptop for 75% off several years back just because my previous one had required several repairs, which were all at their expense.

more than 3 years ago

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sokoban sokoban writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sokoban (142301) writes "Apple just released a battery update to improve battery performance and announced that some of their portable computers may have battery problems as described here."
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sokoban sokoban writes  |  more than 6 years ago

sokoban (142301) writes "Though it still doesn't have wireless, Apple's iPod now has more space than a Nomad, and judging by its ubiquity, you would have a hard time calling it lame. Here's NPR's take on the story."

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