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The Airplane of the Future May Not Have Windows

zr fine with me.. (286 comments)

..i think they will have to keep windows in the hatches. they'll now call the emergency exit rows "observation deck" and charge x2 for them.

thats what i call win-win :)

3 days ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

zr Re:21 day incubation period... (487 comments)

are you suggesting that quarantine should be selective based on citizenship? talk about logic..

about three weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

zr Re:21 day incubation period... (487 comments)

the flu kills plenty of people who are _apparently_ perfectly healthy.

but we're digressing, the original theses i was objecting to was that somehow restricting immigration was going to help to save lives. and that is simply asinine.

about three weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

zr Re:21 day incubation period... (487 comments)

thats pretty much how ebola works too, poor hydration is what kills you. whatever caused inadequate hydration can be anything, from poor care to weakened organism.

call it "ebola related death" if that tickles your fancy.

about three weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

zr Re:21 day incubation period... (487 comments)

This year 50,000 people will die of the flu in USA.

Ebola so far took 1.

A little perspective?

Next time you're at a hospital being helped by an immigrant nurse or doctor, think about that.

about three weeks ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

zr Re:Ah yes... (487 comments)

slashdot isn't the only website on the net, it doesnt need to cover _everything_.

about three weeks ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

zr WinOS X (399 comments)

WinOS X

about a month ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:didn't have to be worse.. (207 comments)

thats not at all what happened.

the glass Jobs story happened weeks before the announcement not before shipments were supposed to start.

about a month and a half ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:sport? (207 comments)

sapphire also repels water a little better. that wouldn't do anything to overall water resistance, of course, but would make reading off the display easier. which might be a benefit to using in "sporty" sweaty situations.

about a month and a half ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:didn't have to be worse.. (207 comments)

it was _per reporting_. reality is unknown as yet. it may be due to a known cause, both in how sapphire is manufactured or how its used.

it may also be complete baloney. we just don't know.

about a month and a half ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr Re:Ion strengthened? (207 comments)

even apple doesnt have enough fly swatters to get rid of all the marketspeak..

about a month and a half ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

zr didn't have to be worse.. (207 comments)

..might simply have been not appreciably better than glass alternatives.

if true (this sounds like speculation) kudos apple for not releasing something just because they could.

about a month and a half ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

zr Re:What's so American (531 comments)

he was wrong on the main point he was making which is the source of value. he pushed the idea that its from robbing the worker. where as in reality its in the mutually beneficial exchange of goods and services on free market.

all other points he was making were mostly moot. kinda why none of it worked out in practice. real world isn't a utopia.

about 2 months ago
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Getting Into College the Old Fashioned Way: With Money

zr Re:Have money to burn? Burn it (161 comments)

my point is only that the value of a top school is there, but in this day and age shouldn't be overestimated.

about 2 months ago
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Getting Into College the Old Fashioned Way: With Money

zr Have money to burn? Burn it (161 comments)

The internet liberated knowledge. So long as paid education doesnt retard development MITOCW, Coursera and many many others, I see no problem.

about 2 months ago
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Willow Garage Founder Scott Hassan Aims To Build a Startup Village

zr Eloi will move in (62 comments)

Morlock will stay out. Wells, buddy, looks like you were right about this.

Now, where's my time machine?

about 2 months ago
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Carmack On Mobile VR Development

zr this is a more interesting quote (60 comments)

The other thing that was a real surprise to me was how important the power management was, not just for battery life, but for performance. Because if you go ahead and fire up all four cores at the top clock rate and draw a bunch of stuff, you overheat within minutes. If you really load everything onto the system that can draw power, you will probably thermally throttle down in under a minute. So you literally just can’t use all the capabilities of the system at the same time.

about 2 months ago

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