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Spanish Media Group Wants Gov't Help To Keep Google News In Spain

wasteoid Re:HAHA! (191 comments)

They could just use Bing instead of Google.

3 days ago
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Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate

wasteoid Re:How about we beta test on Venus? (367 comments)

and if it fails? Generally, the term "win-win" is used to cover both success and failure cases, not just a double-dose of win for success.

about a month ago
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NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option For Mars Mission

wasteoid Re:Longterm use - tried out on humans ? (236 comments)

Instead of "think of the children" perhaps the new bleeding heart slogan should be "think of the vaginas!"

about 2 months ago
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Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

wasteoid Re:Nokia N-Gage (277 comments)

depends on the color of the taco

about 3 months ago
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Sci-Fi Authors and Scientists Predict an Optimistic Future

wasteoid Re:Spoiler (191 comments)

Old news. This was attempted over 2000 years ago, and it ended badly.

about 3 months ago
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Password Gropers Hit Peak Stupid, Take the Spamtrap Bait

wasteoid Peak Stupid (100 comments)

So is trying so hard to coin a phrase like "peak stupid".

about 4 months ago
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'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced To Forget

wasteoid Re:Awesome! (163 comments)

depends on the crime. pedophiles are actively prevented from having their crimes "forgotten," due to the rate of recidivism.

about 5 months ago
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Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

wasteoid Re:Time to abolish patents (73 comments)

After lawyers' fees, there isn't much left, so it's a wash.

about 5 months ago
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The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

wasteoid Pip-Boy (56 comments)

Probably the most useful configuration, mounting a small tablet to the back of one's forearm. Easy to use, no need to occupy a hand, mostly out of the way when not needed. Kind of like a smartwatch, only more useful due to the larger size. Head-mounted configurations seem prone to issues, especially regarding distractions in the visual area while performing activities requiring full attention.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

wasteoid Re:Change Jobs? (282 comments)

Too late, maybe.

about 5 months ago
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3-D Printing with Molten Steel (Video)

wasteoid Re:Yarrr! (104 comments)

Pirate! I bet you would also steal a hand-crafted song from the Internet.

about 6 months ago
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Kim Dotcom Offers $5 Million Bounty To Defeat Extradition

wasteoid Re:slashvertisement (253 comments)

So you don't want the 5 million dollars?

about 6 months ago
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Big Telecom: Terms Set For Sprint To Buy T-Mobile For $32B

wasteoid Re:Two different tech (158 comments)

metroPCS used CDMA technologies, and after T-Mobile merged with them, they have gradually moved customers over to their expanding GSM/LTE network. Presumably, the same method would occur with Sprint. Comparing both companies' performance, T-Mobile management should persist when merging with Sprint.

about 6 months ago
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LAPD Gets Some Hand-Me-Down Drones From Seattle, Promises Discretion

wasteoid Re:Too bad they might no't be able to use them (108 comments)

If law enforcement only used technology for good, we wouldn't have a problem, but law enforcement is performed by humans, and humans abuse power. This increase in technology increases their ability to abuse others, and since they are law enforcement, they suffer no consequences.

about 7 months ago
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'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

wasteoid Re:Test project: (323 comments)

It might not stand up to the rigors of use.

about 7 months ago

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Broadcasters petition US Supreme Court against Aereo

wasteoid wasteoid writes  |  about a year ago

wasteoid (1897370) writes "Aereo provides live-streaming and cloud-based DVR capability for Over-The-Air (OTA) broadcasts to their paying customers. Broadcasters object to this functionality, such as Fox claiming about Aereo, "Make no mistake, Aereo is stealing our broadcast signal." The focus appears to be the ability of Aereo to provide streaming and DVR capabilities that traditional broadcasters have not delivered. The litigious broadcasters are fighting against "Aereo’s illegal disruption of their business model.""
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Scientists create new form of matter from photons

wasteoid wasteoid writes  |  about a year ago

wasteoid (1897370) writes "We are one step closer to Star Trek replicators and holodecks with the advancement achieved by scientists at the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms. The scientists have managed to coax the photons to bind together to form photonic molecules, a state of matter that was previously only theoretical. Using an ultra-cold version of light refraction, two photons were slowed down sufficiently to cause them to bind together in the ultra-cold media, exiting as a single photon molecule."
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