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Netflix Plans To Raise Prices By "$1 or $2 a Month"

wonkey_monkey Re:....profit (175 comments)

2. Announce forthcoming price rise applicable to new customers as of a future date
3. Watch those people who were previously on the fence about it sign up to avoid the price hike
4. ???? ...and so on.

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GitHub Founder Resigns Following Harassment Investigation

wonkey_monkey Can we have some editing, editors? (166 comments)

Or, you know, just anyone who gives half a shit would do.

Tom Preston-Werner, one of its founding members implicated in the investigation a... resigned

yesterday
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The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

wonkey_monkey Re:Now you too... (158 comments)

Moped Jesus is pissed.

If communion wine is really his blood, he must have been wasted 24/7.

yesterday
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Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout

wonkey_monkey We're not ready for a lot of things (269 comments)

We're not ready for a Godzilla attack, the eruption of Yellowstone, or the zombie apocalypse.

Load of fuss about nothing. It's never going to happen, so why %!$*%& NO CARRIER

2 days ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

wonkey_monkey Correction to headline (276 comments)

$50 3D printed hand preferred over $42,000 prosthetic hand by particular guy

This is great news for this particular guy, but it doesn't necessarily follow that the 3D printed hand is therefore objectively better than the other.

2 days ago
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Google Aids Scientology-Linked Group CCHR With Pay-Per-Click Ads

wonkey_monkey Re:Scientology wins! (185 comments)

In your face, resurrected Jesus.

That's zombie Jesus to you.

2 days ago
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Closing Surgical Incisions With a Paintbrush and Nanoparticles

wonkey_monkey Re:Sucky Surgeon (55 comments)

Maybe he's not a surgeon:

A group of chemists has shown

No sense bringing in a surgeon when all that's needed is a bare minimum of skill with scalpel and suture.

3 days ago
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Closing Surgical Incisions With a Paintbrush and Nanoparticles

wonkey_monkey Re:Superglue (55 comments)

dermabobond

That's fun to say. Derma-bo-bond.

3 days ago
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3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger

wonkey_monkey Re:Astronouts are experts? (70 comments)

well, hell yeah, the astronaut who didn't even get a C- in astrophysics

Who's that then?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

wonkey_monkey My thoughts exactly (389 comments)

Hungry students. How common.

3 days ago
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3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger

wonkey_monkey Re:Astronouts are experts? (70 comments)

but why is something important because an astronaut says it?

As the summary points out, Ed Lu isn't just "an astronaut." He's a director of the B612 foundation. This aren't just three guys who used to work in space, recently got drunk in a bar and decided someone should do something about all these asteroids they keep hearing about on the news.

Aren't astronauts usually pilots who received advanced training for going to space?

No. Ed Lu is a physicist (and was one before he became an astronaut), and Tom Jones was working on remote sensing of asteroids before he became an astronaut.

3 days ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

wonkey_monkey Re:I'll stick with my F 1.4 lenses, thanks (126 comments)

This being slashdot, I think it's appropriate to discuss the technical aspects of photographic lenses.

The AC wasn't trying to start a discussion. He just wanted to sneer down his nose at people using "inferior" tech.

We all know real cameras take better photos than smart phones, and this software isn't going to suddenly close the gap, so I don't know why the AC was acting so threatened and insulted.

3 days ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

wonkey_monkey Re:I'll stick with my F 1.4 lenses, thanks (126 comments)

Wow. You're so awesome. You own a big-boy camera and know all the fancy photography words!*

That's what you wanted to hear, right? Because I can't think of any other good reason for you to post this.

The "muggles" have all got cameras now. This is just a nice bit of software that'll make their shots a bit more fancy.

Get over it.

(*disclaimer: so do I, but I don't use it as an excuse for scoffing at those who don't)

You'll take my Haruo Sato designed lenses away from me when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers.

No-one's coming for your lenses, you self-aggrandizing lunatic.

3 days ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

wonkey_monkey Engrish (126 comments)

there's quite a fair bit of algorithms

I'll wait for version 2, with 50% more algorithms.

3 days ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

wonkey_monkey Re:creamy bokeh (126 comments)

creamy bokeh

Be careful not to stutter when you say it.

3 days ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

wonkey_monkey Re:Why? (126 comments)

Because it makes the intended subject stand out more.

3 days ago
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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

wonkey_monkey Re:2 1/2 D (126 comments)

computer vision algorithms create a 3D model of the world

Sounds like 3D modelling to me, albeit guessed at from the content of a 2D photo.

3 days ago
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Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Universities

wonkey_monkey My RSS feed had me worried (105 comments)

Minerva CEO Details His High-Tech Plan To Disrupt Univers...

That's pretty amibitious.

4 days ago
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RCMP Arrest Canadian Teen For Heartbleed Exploit

wonkey_monkey Re:Mischief in Relation to Data (104 comments)

It won't go anywhere. They'll let him plea bargain to Second-Degree Shenanigans and that'll be the end of it.

5 days ago

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