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Anti-Ebola Drug ZMapp Makes Clean Sweep: 18 of 18 Monkeys Survive Infection

zAPPzAPP Re:Human Subjects (87 comments)

The whole point of such a person would be, they are not showing symptoms,so how the duck are you going to find them?


Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

zAPPzAPP Re:Flip the switch (246 comments)

That's what we got religion for:
No matter what 'we' realize, there will alwas be enough people wo believe something completely different for no reason, to keep the system going.

3 days ago

Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

zAPPzAPP Re:The problem with the all robotic workforce idea (304 comments)

There are still other resources needed to produce other than work.
Such as raw materials and energy.
But work is the only resource most humans have to offer in exchange.

about two weeks ago

World's Fastest Camera Captures 4.4 Trillion Frames Per Second

zAPPzAPP Re:Four times faster than existing. (94 comments)

But... uhm... you need free light to 'see'.
So how could you see the light while it is still traveling inside the glass?

about two weeks ago

Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

zAPPzAPP Re:Huh? (406 comments)

I wonder how this could be even possible.

My car for example becomes absolutely hysteric if I place something on the passenger's seat, but do not plugin the safety belt.
Loud warning noises over the speakers, blinking front display, getting increasingly urgent/annyoing if I do not prombtly react.
Same reaction if I leave the driver's seat with the key still in the ignition, too.

And this is a middle class Opel Astra.

Yet this car with all its automation is oblivious to the empty driver''s seat?

about three weeks ago

The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

zAPPzAPP Re:Redefine (188 comments)

Which does not answer the question what the X stands for either, now does it?

about a month ago

The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

zAPPzAPP Re:This naming trend has to stop (188 comments)


Your product name must be at least 8 characters long, contain at least 1 of each of these: upper case letter, lower case letter, number, unprintable symbol, smilie-face, must not have meaning in any language and sound kind of cute."

about a month ago

The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

zAPPzAPP Redefine (188 comments)

Couldn't they have just redefined the acronym?

'Xenon Based Media Center'.. something something... It does not have to make sense. Just shorten it back to XBMC. There. No more trademark violation.

We don't even know what the X in xbox stands for either. No one cares.

about a month ago

Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

zAPPzAPP Re:Time Shifting? (317 comments)

Both Xbox and PS3 could store more than 10GB of music and neither costs 2500$+ per unit.

If the paid royalities to someone, it can't be close to those numbers.

about 1 month ago

A Look At the Firepick Delta Circuit Board Assembler (Video)

zAPPzAPP So it can place parts... (43 comments)

How do I feed it parts?

I can see two rolls kind tucked to the side there, with tape just loosely hanging out. Would it somehow take parts out of those?

What about designs with lots of different parts?
Parts that don't come on rolls (this is about small numbers and prototypes after all)?
How much time goes into preparing all the parts for pick up?

about a month ago

Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

zAPPzAPP I'd rather have it as a service (127 comments)

I only need a 3D printer in rare occasions, which does not justify buying one.
So I would like to get easy access to one.

Take a better, faster, more expensive printer.
Put it in a vending machine like case and sell the printing service by time/volume maybe?
Couple it with a 3d scanner, so I can scan in some part I need copied / remade right there. But also make it possible to remotely queue jobs and then pick them up at the store later when they're finished.

I am imagining somthing like a postal package station, only the stuff you can pick up is being made right inside the machine.

about a month and a half ago

Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC

zAPPzAPP Re:"Biohackers" (159 comments)

So... biocrackers?
I think I've seen those in the local deli.

about a month and a half ago

Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?

zAPPzAPP Re: Wrong question (381 comments)

The computer in the watch can do that, no biggie.
The key is user interface and that seems unlikely.

about a month and a half ago

Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

zAPPzAPP Re:How is this new? (242 comments)

I was assuming that we would at least stop at destilled water.
Applying the "sewage' attribute to pure water molecules would be superstitio, unless you assumed the sewage was somehow radioactive.

about a month and a half ago

Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

zAPPzAPP Re:How is this new? (242 comments)

Usually towns located at a river will pipe their (hopefully treated) sewage into that river.
Towns downstream will often get at least part of their drinking water from groundwater taken near the river (the river guarantees a steady groundwater level), treat it again, then use it.

This adds some cubics of soil as additional filter, but is basicly the same thing.

Really, unless the town is lucky to get first access to some mountain's stream, the drinking water will always be at least part 'treated sewage'.

about a month and a half ago

Google Reader: One Year Later

zAPPzAPP RSS gimmick (132 comments)

For me, RSS is the stuff to justify playing around with fancy desktop gadjets and mobile apps.Setting up the perfect desktop/homescreen with INFORMATION everywhere. So efficient!
Then never to be used, or read afterwards.

about 2 months ago

In Düsseldorf, A Robot Valet Will Park Your Car

zAPPzAPP Re:This is not news (120 comments)


about 2 months ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

zAPPzAPP Re:No "sensitive data" filtering? (346 comments)

Maybe that is exactly what they were trying to set up, hence the need to send such information to test it.
Of course they should have used bogus information in that case...?

about 2 months ago


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