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Astronomers Solve Puzzle of Mysterious Streaks In Radio Images of the Sky

zoid.com Is this not the same as grass noise? (66 comments)

I've heard reports of people laying on the ground and "hearing" meteors. What baffled scientist about this was people were hearing them realtime and not delayed due to the speed of sound. They finally realized that it was radio waves emitted by the meteors causing the grass to vibrate and they were hearing the vibrations.

Maybe I dreamed it...

about a month and a half ago
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A Different Kind of Linux Smartphone: Samsung To Sell Tizen-Based Model Z

zoid.com Re:I cooled off on Samsung... (105 comments)

Take a look at the Moto X or the upcoming Moto X+1. I swapped over from the S3 and never looked back. It's a much better mobile experience.

about 2 months ago
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Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

zoid.com This is a real problem and not an Android problem. (238 comments)

This is a very real problem. My wife had her iphone 4s stolen and activated my daughter's old iphone 4s on her verizon line. About a week later she tells me that many of her friends are saying that she isn't responding to txt messages and she says she isn't getting them. This goes on for weeks. It turns out that she didn't turn on icloud on the new (old) iphone so all of the imessages were going to never never land. It's not obvious at all what is happening.

about 2 months ago
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Phil Shapiro says 20,000 Teachers Should Unite to Spread Chromebooks (Video)

zoid.com Re:Stay away from my school please (101 comments)

Not true. In our elementary schools they are pretty much using browsers only with occasional word processing and presentations. The chromebooks are berfect for this. At this grade they are not doing any tech type stuff and if they do then they go to the labs. They are using the laptops for courseware not programming.

about 3 months ago
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Intel and SGI Test Full-Immersion Cooling For Servers

zoid.com Re:Not your father's SGI (102 comments)

Ah.. My first thought was "SGI is still around?"

about 4 months ago
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Tested: Asus Chromebox Based On Haswell Core i3

zoid.com Re:Awesome! (103 comments)

So you would rather have the Microsoft ad/spy ware? The answer is don't buy this device unless you want a ChromOS box. ChromeOS is really great for what it is. This would be a perfect system form my dad.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

zoid.com ChromeOS (287 comments)

ChromeOS is perfect for Grandma.

about 5 months ago
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Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

zoid.com Strawberry Shortcake Popsicle (1043 comments)

I was behind someone last week that bout 6 strawberry shortcake popsicles on her EBT card at a convenience store for $2.25 each.

about 6 months ago
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Enormous Tunneling Machine 'Bertha' Blocked By 'The Object'

zoid.com I bet it's a rectangular solid (339 comments)

I bet it's a rectangular solids whose dimensions are in the precise ratio of 1 : 4 : 9....

about 7 months ago
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FLAC Gets First Update In 6 Years

zoid.com Give me some FLAC (197 comments)

It's because FLAC rocks... There has been no need to update it. It's one of the huge open source/open spec success stories.

about a year ago
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Why PC Sales Are Declining

zoid.com 5+ years on Macbook Pro (564 comments)

I purchased a 2008 Macbook pro and applecare. Near the end of my applecare my motherboard died. They gave me a new 2011 Macbook Pro no charge. So I haven't needed to purchase another system in 5+ years ...

about a year ago
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Mosquitoes Beginning To Ignore DEET Repellent

zoid.com Re:Umm, yeah (232 comments)

Umm, yeah it's called we are running out of money so let's releas a report so we can secure more funding...

about a year and a half ago
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Why Google Needs To Launch the Chromebook Pixel

zoid.com Re:What? (133 comments)

I agree... Chromebooks are great for parents :) They just work and tech support is nil.

about a year and a half ago
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What Will The Expanding World of ChromeOS Mean For Windows?

zoid.com Chrome OS is great for what it is... (263 comments)

I've been using Chrome OS for over 2 years since google sent me a CR-48. I use it daily to catch up on news, emails, comics, facebook .... It sits on my nightstand is perfect for how I use it. The OS is really nice and easy to use. I would no hesitate to buy one of these devices for my dad, aunt, etc where I have to be "tech support".

about a year and a half ago
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How Newegg Saved Online Retail

zoid.com I'm going to go... (259 comments)

I'm going to go right now and buy something from Newegg.. Not sure what but I'm going to buy something.

about a year and a half ago
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Fedora 19 Nixing MySQL in Favor of MariaDB

zoid.com Why not... (116 comments)

Just move to PostgreSQL and be done with it?

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details

zoid.com That's nothing (51 comments)

I have 350 heads on a 305 engine and a Nikon D3200 with a 18–55 with a new DX-format CMOS that can do 3.4 FPS while I chat over IAX using G.729.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Computer For a 7-Year Old?

zoid.com Re:What I would do (423 comments)

This is exactly what I did wit my 10 year old. I would say it was a success. He has since replaced the video card himself. I would call it a success.

about 2 years ago

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Ineresting that I get the crud every November...

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