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Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

torsmo Re:And if I am ridding in the car? (364 comments)

. . . pissed on a dictionary and strung together whatever didn't get wet.

Is there an app for this?

about two weeks ago

Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth

torsmo Re:You'll need a simple telescope (68 comments)

You would also need a good motor drive to track such a fast moving object.

about two weeks ago

UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

torsmo Re:Great idea at the concept stage. (254 comments)

Internet speeds, which are increasing 50% every year

Maybe you have access to those speeds. Not everyone does. I'm stil stuck (and there are many in the same boat) with 0.5 Mbps DSL for the past 5 years.

You'll get left in the dust sticking with IPv4

I've already been left in the dust, desire for adopting new tech notwithstanding.

about two weeks ago

Giant Dinosaur Unearthed In Argentina

torsmo A herd of elephants? (85 comments)

Is that a standard unit of measure now? What are the conversion factors?

about two weeks ago

Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

torsmo Trapezoid? No, it isn't (149 comments)

It's a hexagonal prism, albeit not regular. So it may be called a plesiohedron?

about three weeks ago

US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

torsmo Re:Loose Lips Sinik Ships (248 comments)

Every bloody thing is a security threat these days, requiring it to be tackled secretly. Our very existence seems to be a national security threat.

about three weeks ago

South Carolina Student Arrested For "Killing Pet Dinosaur"

torsmo Re: Please, don't tell them ... (421 comments)

Nobody here believes your cock-and-ball story.

about a month ago

The Star That Exploded At the Dawn of Time

torsmo Population II stars and globular star clusters (55 comments)

Why are they present mostly in the galactic halo? Also, stars like SM0313 are supposed to have formed only a 100mn or so years after the Big Bang. Is that enough time for Population III stars to have formed and gone supernova?

about 1 month ago

Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

torsmo Re:Poor material choice (162 comments)

But remember the design specification was 3 months not 10 years

Curiosoty mission was designed to last a whole Martian year, or 23 Earth months. So it was intended to be "multi-year"

about a month ago

How to Maintain Lab Safety While Making Viruses Deadlier

torsmo Re:Homeland security would like a word... (218 comments)

Why? Aren't there other modes of travel available? Or is the virus too snooty to travel via road and would instead prefer to be airborne?

about a month ago

Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors

torsmo Re:Coley's Toxins? (111 comments)


about a month ago

Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

torsmo Re:So... (99 comments)

only reason the filthy Ganges river has not destroyed the Seychelles & other pristine reefs nearby/quote The Ganges-Brahmaputra delta is over 5000 kms away from Seychelles. The only "nearby" reefs are in the Andaman islands (still a distance of over 1200 kms).

about a month ago

For Fast Internet in the US, Virginia Tops the Charts

torsmo Re:Second fastest (98 comments)

Surely the CIA and NASA have learnt to use e-mail by now.

about a month and a half ago

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

torsmo Re:Whelp. (139 comments)

Birds evolved from dinos, while reptiles and dinos evolved from a common ancestor.

about 2 months ago

People Who Claim To Worry About Climate Change Don't Cut Energy Use

torsmo Re: No real surprise (710 comments)

Ad homonym attacks are just plain dumb.

I must remember to wear sunglasses the next time I read your comments.
Blinded by thine radiance, art thou Helios?

about 2 months ago

After NSA Spying Flap, Germany Asks CIA Station Chief to Depart

torsmo Re:Why (219 comments)

I get a feeling that overt nationalism is quite frowned upon in Germany. I have had a few German colleagues in the past who refused to even sing their national anthem. So while it is reasonably correct to assume that Germans are loyal to they own country, I don't think national pride would come in the way of Klinsmann's professionalism.

about 2 months ago

Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

torsmo Re:A little behind the times (415 comments)

From the article:

. . . then-MPAA chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said . . . "the dogs are some of the greatest employees we have here at the MPAA"

You know what, I totally believe that the guy was speaking the truth. I mean, the characteristics possessed by the average dog puts it fair and square above an MPAA employee.

about 2 months ago

London Regulator Says Uber Is Operating Legally

torsmo Re:say what you will... (105 comments)

I think your hereing abilities have been impaired. The phrase is "hear hear"

about 3 months ago

Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet

torsmo Re:Another misconception bites the dust (365 comments)

Well, lignite does have high sulphur content, but anthracite is expensive (and also produces more CO2), and producing coking coal requires peteroleum.

about 3 months ago


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