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Seismological Society of America Claims Fracking Reactivated Ohio Fault

yodleboy Maybe the Seismological society didn't know... (168 comments)

Maybe the Seismological society didn't know about it, but I find it hard to believe that the drilling company didn't. Wife works as exec assistant to head geologist at an oil/gas company. They spend hours pouring over seismic data, logs, 3d maps etc of the underground structure before anything else ever happens. And this is at a small company (100-200 emp). I'd love to see the data the company in Ohio has and if this unknown fault is clearly seen in it.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

yodleboy Re:No... (598 comments)

"By now most expect MS to suck."

Then they are missing out. I've run the hell out of my windows 7 box since the OS came out and have had nary a blue screen in that time. It just works, ya know? The touch screen laptop i got my wife for christmas has windows 8 on it and it looks like the teething problems with that OS are mostly resolved as well. As easy to use as our Android phones and still compatible with software we've had for years. 2 weeks of constant use and not a hiccup so far.

Anecdotes are anecdotes, but it's funny that these days I see a lot of Facebook friends ranting about some problem or other with their IOS/OSX devices. Often followed by a sarcastic comment about "it just works". When Apple devices fail, I think it hits harder lol.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

yodleboy Re:No... (598 comments)

"The hardware design is amazing. Look at the board and component layout."

Yeah wow, they've managed to be amazing by putting the same hardware as everyone else, minus removable batteries and SD card slots into a phone. Of course the lack of those is entirely to compel upgrades and has nothing to do with form factor or any of the other BS Apple likes to proclaim.
Risk paranoia in modern business is going to hit them harder than others I think. Without a Steve Jobs to force through something bold and ballsy from time to time, they will listen too much to the risk managment types while they miss the next big thing (tm).

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Options For a Standalone Offline Printing Station?

yodleboy Re:It's getting old Google...Stop already... (190 comments)

Yeah i had AOKP on my last phone. Sadly, I needed to install a remote access app from my employer on my new one and it won't run on a rooted phone.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Options For a Standalone Offline Printing Station?

yodleboy It's getting old Google...Stop already... (190 comments)

This insistence that everything is in the 'cloud' is getting really old, particularly with Android. There are occasions dear Google when someone is offline. I don't want to have to store my Earth KML files on Drive to view on mobile Earth app. I don't want to have to connect my android phone via USB to copy or move things around on my SD card. I don't want to have to print over the internet. Whatever networked fantasy land you live in at GoogleHQ, is not reality. If I wanted to be restricted to what I could do with my devices "for my own good", I'd go back to the iPhone. You are rapidly chipping away at my reasons for switching to Android.

about three weeks ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

yodleboy You guys will complain about anything... (351 comments)

Was Hobbit perfect? No, of course not. However, it could have been much, much worse. I'll point you to the epic ruination of Starship Troopers or the somewhat lesser mangling of Ender's Game or the utter crap fest of Battlefield Earth (strip out the thinly disguised Scientology elements and you still have the bones of a good story). These are books I grew up with and I felt real excitement knowing they would finally be movies... Then I saw the movies...

For all the purists that think every line of dialog should be preserved to properly honor J.R.R. I'd like to mention Dune. I've worn out copies of this book. I've got just about every version available of the David Lynch movie. However, I said for a long time that I wish that movie had more from the book and was more faithful. Then I got the Dune mini-series on SciFi channel. It was chock full of hours and hours of dialog. You know what? I can't stand it, it's just boring. Books and movies are different media and just blindly spamming straight from the book does not make an engaging movie.

Had Peter Jackson made the LOTR movie purists wanted, it would have flopped and you wouldn't have gotten The Hobbit at all. Had he made the first Hobbit movie the way purists wanted, we might not have gotten the end of the story (see Battlefield Earth, it's abysmal failure doomed the second movie intended to actually finish the story).

Hey, if you don't like the movies, that's fine. Everyone gets an opinion. However, given the Hollywood track record with adaptations of Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and the need for them to make movies with as broad of an appeal as possible, I think that we actually got far better than we could have expected...

about a month ago
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Stephen Hawking's New Speech System Is Free and Open-source

yodleboy did anyone find themselves reading the summary (56 comments)

did anyone find themselves reading the summary in the Stephen Hawking machine voice? Every time his name comes up, I hear the voice.

about 2 months ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

yodleboy Re:The "Protesters" (1128 comments)

"a failed justice system"

Show me the failure here... The grand jury found no probably cause to proceed. That's the way the system works, all available evidence is reviewed and a decision is made. Remember that whole 'innocent until proven guilty" bit? Also, show me where burning down your neighbors home/car/business makes any point other than that you are a lawless punk. Hey, next time I get really mad about something, why don't I go burn your neighborhood down, that should really get you on my side...

about 2 months ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

yodleboy Re:Will the cameras work? (643 comments)

"We're not asking for perfect. We're asking for better"

You must live under a rock... The mindset in the USA these days from local government all the way up to Federal level is that all solutions must be perfect solutions and make everyone happy. So...nothing really gets done. Some places do seem to buck this trend, but I see it more and more.

This is what happens when "moderate" or "center" become dirty words. We're getting a nation of extremists that refuse to compromise. It's pathetic and embarrassing.

about 5 months ago
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Scientists Successfully Grow Full Head of Hair On Bald Man

yodleboy Re:Follicles follicles follicles! (109 comments)

"Right. Because they totally don't pay attention to anything else. You know, like how many houses, cars, or basketball teams he owns."

Finding those things out requires conversation... If she says "thanks for the drink, I was just leaving" at the the first sight of your baldness, how will you get to that point? Assuming your idea of casual conversation does not involve screaming "I HAVE N HOUSES!!!" at her back as she walks away, of course...

about 7 months ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Delayed, Won't Be Coming In 2014

yodleboy Half-Life 2 Ep. 3... does this surprise anyone? (134 comments)

given that after 7 years they have yet to release a conclusion to the cliffhanger ending of Ep. 2 for one of the biggest games ever developed is it any surprise that they won't be releasing SteamBox on time? I've long since stopped caring about Ep. 3 and I won't hold my breath for SteamBox. Even if it is released, will Valve ensure a steady supply of content for it?

about 8 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

yodleboy Re:What a complete waste of time and money (203 comments)

"Getting to orbit is a lot harder, yes; but that's an actual achievement, instead of a publicity stunt. You can actually do useful stuff once you're in orbit. You can't do that from a jumped-up fairground ride."

You mean useful like going in speedy circles around the planet for 50 years? Or useful like building a giant space station for 3 or 4 people to go around in speedy circles after the bus has left? What marvelous uses!
Those newfangled aeroplanes were quite the jumped-up fairground ride in their early days as well.

about 8 months ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

yodleboy Re:Here's what troubles me about Apple and the med (268 comments)

"Innovation is always built on the back of others"

But when it's Apple, it's just a logical progression of technology. When it's some other company, it's all rape and pillage. double standards are fun.

about 9 months ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

yodleboy Re:Moo (469 comments)

"If that were the case, then you'd expect them to think the older, more valuable one sounded better right away, not the newer, less special one; so this seems to be a statement against confirmation bias."

Nahhhh. after spending a million bucks and being underwhelmed they do what anyone with buyers remorse does...they start imagining things.

about 10 months ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

yodleboy Re:Ah, antimatter (393 comments)

dark matter is the aether! they were right all along, take that Einstein!!!!

about 10 months ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

yodleboy Re:Ah, antimatter (393 comments)

HA! Funny to think that somehow there was 1 extra atom of matter and that made all the difference in which one dominated.

about 10 months ago
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Is DIY Brainhacking Safe?

yodleboy Re:Predictions? (183 comments)

nah... probably Celcius...

about 10 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

yodleboy yeahhhh... (742 comments)

Yes... get over it, please. Will we have another 20 years of this crap on /.? The only difference between MS and Apple is that MS took the 800lb gorilla approach. Apple is just as much of a litigious, strongarmed, asshole of a company. They just manage to be smarter about it, and to hide behind the 'we're so cool, trust us' image they've cultivated.

Not that it matters on /.. MS will be vilified for all eternity, while the flavor of the month companies will always get a pass because they take the time to lube up first.

about a year ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

yodleboy Re:Change (742 comments)

"The thing I hate the most about their products they do not have a monopoly on: selling managers framework systems whose major purpose seems to be to coax the customer into a situation where buying more stuff is the easiest solution. "

Are you talking about Microsoft? or IBM? or Oracle? or Cisco? or everyone?

about a year ago

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The End is Nigh! Which end is up to you though

yodleboy yodleboy writes  |  about 3 years ago

yodleboy (982200) writes "CNN offers a nice sampling of various apocalyptic theories and terminology in How To Speak Apocalypse. With 2012 now underway, what will the end actually look like? Pole shifts or the Rapture? Has the end already happened and maybe we just haven't gotten the memo (Galactic Superwave)? What do you think fellow slashdotters, time to dust off the bucket list?"
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